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Warsaw's Chopin piano contest nears finale

15.10.2021 18:00
Friday was the penultimate day of performances during the third stage of the 18th International Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw.
Miyu Shindo of Japan performs during the third stage of the 18th Chopin International Piano Competition in Warsaw, Oct. 14, 2021.
Miyu Shindo of Japan performs during the third stage of the 18th Chopin International Piano Competition in Warsaw, Oct. 14, 2021.Photo: PAP/Leszek Szymański

As the quinquennial event in the Polish capital nears its climax, the judges are preparing to decide which of the 23 pianists qualified for the third round of the competition should be given the chance to play in the finals.

The names of the finalists are expected to be announced late on Saturday.

Among the competition’s judging panel is John Rink, one of the world’s foremost authorities on the music of Fryderyk Chopin.

A musicologist and pianist with numerous credits in international piano competitions, Rink is an expert on the manuscript and printed sources for Chopin’s works.

He is also a leading expert on the performance history of Chopin's music over the past 200 years, including the composer’s own playing style, analysis of the repertoire, editorial practices and aspects of critical reception.

Since 2003, Rink has served on the Programme Committee of Warsaw's Fryderyk Chopin Institute.

Radio Poland's Monika Pilch, who has been following the action at the Warsaw Philharmonic since day one, asked Rink about his impressions of this year’s event.

Click on the audio player above to hear what he had to say.