Was the last Chopin Competition fair?main
The 2010 winner, Yulianna Avdeeva, was a student of the jury member, Fou Tsong.
Neither of them mentioned the relationship at the time. Claims were later made that the winner had *only* participated in Fou Tsong’s masterclasses. She’s a fine pianist but full disclosure should have been made. Second prize went to Ingolf Wunder, third to Daniil Trifonov.
We understand that Warsaw has tightened the rules for the next competition in 2015.
Here’s a trailer to Christine Jezor’s film made around the 2010 contest.
And here’s the winner.