Final Round, 19.10.2015 (6 p.m.– 8.30 p.m.), 17th Chopin Piano Competition



17TH INTERNATIONAL FRYDERYK CHOPIN PIANO COMPETITION
19 October 2015, Warsaw Philharmonic Concert Hall
final (6 p.m.–9.10 p.m.)

Jacek Kaspszyk – conductor
Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra

6 p.m.–6.40 p.m.
Eric Lu (United States)

Concerto in E minor Op. 11
Allegro maestoso
Romance. Larghetto
Rondo. Vivace

6.40 p.m.–7.20 p.m.
Szymon Nehring (Poland)

Concerto in E minor Op. 11
Allegro maestoso
Romance. Larghetto
Rondo. Vivace

intermission 7.20 p.m.–7.50 p.m.

7.50 p.m.–8.30 p.m.
Georgijs Osokins (Latvia)

Concerto in E minor Op. 11
Allegro maestoso
Romance. Larghetto
Rondo. Vivace

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18 thoughts on “Final Round, 19.10.2015 (6 p.m.– 8.30 p.m.), 17th Chopin Piano Competition”

  1. As far, Osokins is definitely the worst. I don't mind some mistakes, this can happen to any competitor. But other "sins" are more important: lack of expression (ANY expression, romantic or "modern" or any other), terrible monotony in dynamics (he plays mostly either piano or forte, sometimes mechanical cresc. or diminuendo, without any refined shading); cantabile-melodies are often too soft and don't stand out over the orchestra; many fast passages are too blurred (this is not Debussy!); poor sound without any color. One good thing: he tried to show some details like small melodies inside fast passages or accents which other competitors don't see or forget (they really are written in the score!).
    He played in a really interesting and fresh way in the 3rd stage, so I'm quite disappointed …

  2. About Lu: he also played under his Level, but there could be a Chance for a prize. And Nehring will get a prize for sure, even if not the 1st. Until now there was not a single Performance which deserved a 1st prize. Even Cho, who was the best until now, did not bring a most inspiring Interpretation.

  3. Osokins played here under his Level… Not good at all! Previous rounds were much better, but even there I think he did a lot of "personal" interpretations wich not really represented Chopins intensions, as they are to read in the score. However he is a huge Talent and obviously the Jury thought the same. This is the reason why he is in final. But he will have to try again in 5 years. This time there will be no prize for him.

  4. Too bad for Osokins – he made an obvious mistake very early in the piece, and that affected the rest of his performance. He pretty much gave up even before midway through the first movement. It was in good taste that the orchestra did not give up on him and supported him till the end. Osokins was obviously intimidated by the two previous performers. He should not have listened them playing and just concentrated on his own playing.

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