Minczuk watch: unease at Canada competition

The embattled conductor is down to appear at an important piano competition. Not all the locals are happy.

From:
Kathryn Ananda-Owens
aok@stolaf.edu

Message:
Esther Honens International Piano Competition has announced that
Minczuk will conduct the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra of which he is
music director) in the competition’s finals. I have not heard anything
about a boycott, but I will certainly be discussing Minczuk’s actions
in Brazil with my students who are thinking about entering the
competition. I can’t imagine a piano competition in which all the
finalists boycott the finals, but that would certainly make a
statement.

Here’s a link to the Honens site.

Kathryn Ananda-Owens
Associate Professor of Music — Piano
aok@stolaf.edu

Kathryn Ananda-Owens, Associate Professor of Music: Piano.  B.A., Oberlin College (Phi Beta Kappa); B.M., Oberlin Conservatory of Music (Pi Kappa Lambda); M.M., Peabody Conservatory of Music; D.M.A., Peabody Conservatory of Music…

 

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  • Sorry, but Oberlin is a long way from Calgary. The distance between London and Istanbul at least. Why not ask the real locals, the musicians in Calgary? Now that would be interesting.

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