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Canadian pianist Charles Richard-Hamelin won silver at the prestigious 17th International Frederic Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw, Poland. He also won the prize for the best performance of a sonata.
First place went to Seong-Jin Cho of South Korea; American Kate Liu took third.
This year’s competition featured over 75 young pianists from 20 different countries. During the three weeks of the competition, the pianists played only Chopin’s works before a 17-member international jury.
In its 88-year history, the Chopin competition has gained a reputation as one of the world’s top piano events, opening international careers to young pianists. MORE