September 14, 2015

Building a kinder, gentler piano competition [Maclean’s]

As published in Maclean’s Magazine:

“At a time of peak piano contests, the Honens Piano Competition is showing the classical world a new way.

Last month in Calgary, 22-year-old Italian pianist Luca Buratto was named laureate of the Honens Piano Competition. Instead of celebrating the prospects of an exciting career ahead, cultural commentator Norman Lebrecht raised concerns that the competition circuit had ‘gone mad,’ pointing out that two competitions had announced winners on the same day.”

Read the complete article here.

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