First Round of Classic Piano Ends
Today's fourth day of the competition signals the end of the first round of Classic Piano.
As today draws to a close, the hard-fought first round of Classic Piano also ends, bringing with it a difficult decision on the part of the judges to decide who will continue through to the second round. The standard has been universally high over the last four days, with consistently strong performances from all of our competitors.
"The programme was varied, interesting and at a very high level. This competition is the tip of a big iceberg, because fourteen international competitions in different countries have already taken place before it and only the best have come here, so one shouldn't be surprised at the high level. There was not a single performance that arose the question: "why is this person here?" They are all worthy pianists." — Pavel Gililov
"I participated many times in all sorts of competitions, and this one is unusual precisely because of its idea and strict selection - after all, all the participants first won in various cultural centers from around the world. Therefore, the level of the contestants is the highest despite the varying ages — from 13 to 35 years old. And in this regard, it was very interesting to hear different schools, different approaches and different interpretations." — Vladimir Ovchinnikov
We wish the best of luck to everyone who competed over the last four days, and will be back with the results tomorrow. Well done to all involved!