End of the Monza saga.
Date: October 9th 2014
Message to Rina Sala Gallo Competition
I got carried away by my emotions and by the deep impression some of the semifinalists made on me.
Since I am not so frequently a jury member at international piano competitions, I gave my voting as an artist and I must confess that I did not realise sufficiently that my votes could be eliminated if they were higher or lower than the votes of the other jury members.
Looking back on my comment, I must admit that it was written in a moment that my enjoyment and expectation of fine music had suddenly been disrupted. Some of the words and qualifications which I used in my comment were indeed inappropriate, for which I would like to apologise.
I remain a dedicated musician and I hope that we can all make our own contributions to the fine art of classical music.