A Polish pianist protests the Chopin resultNews
The Polish-Hungarian pianist Piotr Anderszewski has voiced his dismay at the absence of a 17 year-old pianist from the Chopin Competition prizes.
In remarks quoted by Polish media he says: ‘I cannot understand that a musician of Eva Gevorgyan’s talent and sensibility is not among the laureates. It is shocking for me.’
The chairman of the jury Professor Popowa-Zydroń has responded: ‘Eva’s name came up in proposals for certain prizes. However there were only a few (single) votes. She is a great pianist, however we are looking for a ‘Chopinist’. She is far from it. She is not completely emotionally shaped, but I have no doubt that this will come with time.’
The aftershocks of a controversial outcome continue.