We had a cryptic message from a Warsaw contact saying Yundi Li, the 2000 winner, had vanished from the juror. ‘Yundi is presently getting married.’ Which, for all sorts of reasons, seemed unlikely.
But Yundi’s social media have gone unusually quiet – he hasn’t tweeted in half a week – and Rudolph Tang has come up with pics of the pianist dancing at a pal’s wedding in Shanghai. This seems to be the source.
(Yundi’s on the far right
These Shanghai weddings are not quick registry affairs. The eating and drinking goes on for days.
Will Yundi be back for the final round? We’re waiting to hear from him. The Poles are not best pleased.