The World Federation of International Music Competitions has paid for an expensive supplement in the current issue of BBC Music magazine.
It opens with this statement: ‘The World Federation of International Music Competitions ensures fair play and high quality and provides and arena for discussion and mutual support among members.’
Mutual support must come in handy when Zakhar Bron and Boris Kuschnir – to name two of the worst miscreants – enable yet another of their students to take top prizes in a contest that they judge. Maybe it’s the mutual support that allows these practices to continue.
Would the WFIMC like to offer its view of events like this?