The Wieniawski competition has reached its final stage in Poznan.
Of the seven final candidates, none is a pupil of Zakhar Bron, who is one of the judges.
Previous reports that Richard Lin had studied with Bron are unfounded. Richard assures us that his teachers are Aaron Rosand (no fan of rigged competitions) and Lewis Kaplan.
The finalists are:
Richard Lin (USA)
Ryosuke Suho (Japan)
Veriko Tchumburidze (Georgia/Turkey)
Luke Hsu (USA)
Bomsori Kim (Korea)
Maria Włoszczowska (Poland)
Seji Okamoto (Japan)