Martha picks 2 French finalists

Martha picks 2 French finalists


norman lebrecht

November 13, 2019

As chair of the jury of the Long Thibaud Crespin Competition, Martha Argerich has squeezed local talent into the final round.

Here’s the list:



  • Samantha says:

    She wasn’t in the jury, Martha

  • V. Lind says:

    Is there some kind of implication here? If not, why are two of the six being singled out?

  • Steven Holloway says:

    Argerich was not on the jury. In any case, two are French, two are Japanese, and I’m having trouble knowing what the point of this post is, as also what the use of the word ‘squeezed’ is supposed to signify.

    • Bruce says:

      Clearly, if a competition is French, then any French finalists couldn’t possibly have reached the finals due to the merits of their own playing. Not sure if this applies to other countries as well?