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Chopin Competition 2021. The Polish pianist resigned just before the performance

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Marcin Wieczorek was to be the last to perform during the final auditions of the second stage of the 18th International Piano Competition. Frederic Chopin in Warsaw. According to the organizers, the Pole resigned due to health reasons.

Marcin Wieczorek was to perform on the stage of the National Philharmonic at 8:10 PM, right after Bruce (Xiaoyu) Liu, representing Canada. When he was about to start his performance, it was announced that he was withdrawing from the competition for health reasons. This news also appeared on the official website of the Competition. The organizers did not provide more details.

The pianist from Radom was to play the Ballade in G minor from Op. 23, the Etude in C minor from Op. 10, three waltzes from Op. 34 – in A flat major, in A minor and in F major, and the Polonaise in A flat major, Op. 53.

On Tuesday, four Polish pianists, among a small group of eleven participants, were to participate in the competition on the last day of the auditions of the second stage of the 18th International Piano Competition. Frederic Chopin in Warsaw. In total, as many as 45 artists qualified for the second stage, including nine pianists from Poland. Artur Szklener said last week that the jury unanimously decided to qualify more pianists to the next stage. – In this way, they wanted to demonstrate their assessment of the very high artistic level of the participants of the Chopin Competition – he said.

The list of qualified for the third stage of the competition will be announced on Tuesday evening.

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