A short clip of the Chinese pianist An Tainxu being made to play the wrong concerto in his final round at the Tchaikovsky Competition is being viewed like a bushfire on social media.
The pianist was expecting to play the Tchaikovsky concerto. Instead, he heard the very short intro to the Rachmaninov Paganini Variations, having missed an announcement in Russian that the order had been reversed.
The announcer was fired.
Nobody at the competition took responsibility. The chair of the piano jury, Putin-pal Denis Matsuev, did not resign.