Three Chopin contestants have competed three times beforeNews
This news item on the Chopin Competition website seems, to us, a bit absurd.
Thirty-four of the pianists competing in this year’s preliminary vied in the preliminary round of the 17th Competition in 2015.
That bit makes sense. But:
Three of them, Chi Ho Han, Airi Katada, and Mariko Nogami (pic), are here for the third time!
Why, if they have failed twice before?