The International Piano Competition San Dona di Piave, near Venice, in which I took part, concluded yesterday.
After I passed the first round with the Prelude and Fugue in B major by Bach, etude by Rachmaninoff Op.39 N.6 and the Mephisto Waltz n. 1 by Liszt, I got to the final along with 8 other outstanding pianists from all over the world.
The acoustics of the room were not particularly generous and the program I presented (the 4th ballade by Chopin, Schumann Toccata, for which I was a bit tense since it was the first time I performed in front of a public, and Kapustin Variations op.41) was not trivial but fun!
The awards ceremony held at San Donà di Piave was very pleasant!
Thanks to Francesca Vidal for the organization.
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