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Emotions high as Chopin piano competition nears end

20.10.2021 14:40
Wednesday is the last day of the final stage of the 18th International Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw.
J.J. Jun Li Bui of Canada performs in the finals of the 18th Chopin International Piano Competition in Warsaw, Oct. 19, 2021.
J.J. Jun Li Bui of Canada performs in the finals of the 18th Chopin International Piano Competition in Warsaw, Oct. 19, 2021.Photo: PAP/Wojciech Olkuśnik

Twelve finalists from 10 countries are competing for the top accolades, performing one of Chopin’s piano concertos, accompanied by the Warsaw National Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra under Andrzej Boreyko.

The prizewinners are expected to be announced late at night. The top winner will receive a gold medal and EUR 40,000 in prize money.

During rehearsals at the Warsaw Philharmonic Hall, Monika Pilch spoke to some of the competing finalists…

Click on the audio player above to listen.