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 Post subject: Re: piano competition
PostPosted: Sat Mar 06, 2010 5:56 pm 
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alf wrote:
Don't forget the Fantasia Op.49. All three are unique masterpieces in their genre (the Fantasia is all but a Fantasy, I actually couldn't find more solidly organized music than that).

Thanks Alf for mentioning the Fantasia. I didn't know that piece and after listening renditions of great pianists from the old generation on YT I must say I love that piece!

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 Post subject: Re: piano competition
PostPosted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 9:11 pm 
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Location: Obamanation, unfortunately...
Just play Tausig's nocturne and you should get 1st place! :lol: :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: piano competition
PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 4:22 am 
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juufa72 wrote:
Just play Tausig's nocturne and you should get 1st place! :lol: :wink:


I'm too afraid to look that one up....

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 Post subject: Re: piano competition
PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 3:41 pm 
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Well, the deadline for applying in the competition and come and passed. It is now the 6th of April and I still have not heard anything about whether I am in the competition or not. I'm thinking this is not a good sign. :(

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 Post subject: Re: piano competition
PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 6:26 pm 
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I just took a gander at the Cliburn website and at the very bottom of the Amateur Competition page it states that "applicants will be notified by April 1, 2011." (http://www.cliburn.org/index.php?page=amateur_competition) Good grief, does it take that long for them to figure that out?

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 Post subject: Re: piano competition
PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 11:49 pm 
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hmmm...it doesn't say anything like that in this competition. Wish it did so I'd know something. I've been practicing but I would step it up several notches if I knew that I'm in. At the same time, what a bunch of wasted time I've spent practicing some of my 'old' pieces, when I could have been learning 'new' pieces.

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 Post subject: Re: piano competition
PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 4:21 am 
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Okay, take me to an insane asylum! Anybody got recommendations? :lol:

For some reason I got your competition confused with someone else's (which was the Amateur Cliburn), and now I realize that the Cliburn deadline does not apply at all to your situation. :oops: Sorry for my utter airheadedness.

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 Post subject: Re: piano competition
PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 2:44 pm 
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That's okay, Sarah. I thought you showed me that so I would see how long it can take before an applicant receives word. In that Cliburn contestant, it says a month. I really hope I don't have to wait that long. I've already waited over a month since I sent in the application.

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 Post subject: Re: piano competition
PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 4:58 pm 
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I very much hope that you can know soon... waiting must be agony. I guess a painful wait is an evil of bureaucracy?

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 Post subject: Re: piano competition
PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 3:37 am 
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Thank you, Sarah. It is hard. I'll probably just blog about it right here, as my family is tired of me.

So, day #7 is now done - nothing in my mailbox. "Oh yes, wait a minute Mr. postman..." (that's me singing)

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 Post subject: Re: piano competition
PostPosted: Sat Apr 10, 2010 11:20 pm 
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Day #10. Mailman has come and gone - still no word. I really think that I didn't make it in; I went to their website just now and they have a new thing on it where competitors can log on with a special password. I never got a password.... :(

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 Post subject: Re: piano competition
PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 2:21 am 
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:cry: I am so sorry. They should at least be polite enough to tell you whether you're in or not! To not inform an applicant of their status is rather rude, according to my book. I wonder if there's any way you can contact them...

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 Post subject: Re: piano competition
PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 8:51 am 
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"Contestants will be notified by April 15th, 2010 detailing the results of their application. Accepted applicants will be sent a Welcome Package with more information by May 1st, 2010."

(from here: http://chicagopianocompetition.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/Application-Form-with-housing-FINAL.pdf)

I'm afraid you might need to wait to 4 more days.

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 Post subject: Re: piano competition
PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 1:32 pm 
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OMG :shock: :shock: ! I never saw that before! Pretty sure it was not even there!!! :shock: :shock:
Thank you Alfonso. I am soooo relieved - for today, anyway.

So four more days - that's Thursday - oh boy - that feeling of relief just flew out the window...

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 Post subject: Re: piano competition
PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 7:35 pm 
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All the notifications of this topic were in my spam box, so I didn't read the latest new until now.
I was happy to read that you are a bit relieved Monica. Four days are not so long, if you more concentrate yourself in practicing :wink:

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