Blood on keys as international piano competition is suspendedmain
Janelle Gelfand reports that next summer’s Cincinnatti World Piano Competition has been called off while the board considers a ‘sustainable artistic and economic model’. Meaning, the event is non-viable.
There has been trouble at the Comp for a while. Its artistic director Awadagin Pratt was sacked last summer, only to be reinstated after his nemesis was dismissed.
And the quality of contestants, and international attention, has been in decline.
Read Janelle here.