Death of a runner-up pianistRIP
In 1977-78, the Brazilian pianist Diana Kacso came second in the Leeds and Rubinstein competitions, followed by the Gina Bachauer.
She recorded one LP for Deutsche Grammophn, then took a 20-year career break, returning in 2007.
Diana died of cancer in Pittsburgh on March 1, aged 68.
A friend writes: ‘I remember her as an extremely lovely person. There was no pretense whatsoever in her manner. She was fun to be around and will never forget her infectious bubbly laugh!’