By Jacob Stockinger
I think live streaming is still pretty amazing.
The Chopin Competition site also has an extensive video archive and lots of other information, including information about the jurors and past winner. Go explore the homepage site and have fun.
Same goes for violin, singing, chamber music and conducting competitions.
A recent story in The Wall Street Journal helps to put in all in perspective. I particularly like the opening anecdote.
Here’s a link:
And if you are looking for color background and commentary, try this live blog from the Chopin competition by Emma Baker for the British music magazine Gramophone.
Here’s a link to her latest entry (as of this writing) with lots of others, including her watching the jurors watch the performers (one of my favorites) that you can read:
Do you stream competitions?
Do you think competitions uncover major new talent?
The Ear wants to hear.