VIDEO: Directed by Polish filmmaker Jakub Piątek, the film offers an intimate and gripping portrait of young pianists' entry into adulthood as they compete in one of the world's most cutthroat piano competitions.
Canadian Bruce (Xiaoyu) Liu is the winner of the 18th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw, the National Institute of Fryderyk Chopin, which organises the contest, announced in the night from Wednesday to Thursday.
Performed in what the organisers call the ‘Piano capital of the world’, the competition which has 16 hopefuls from Poland is one of the most prestigious global music events.
This year's 18th Frederic Chopin International Piano Competition has been postponed until 2021 due to the coronavirus epidemic, the competition's spokesperson Andrzej Laskowski said on Monday.
The preliminary round of the 18th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition was postponed from April to September 2020 due to the coronavirus threat, the institute has announced in a statement.
The prestigious competition has pulled in over 500 applicants from 53 countries.