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Chicago Amateur Piano Competition 2012

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  1. pianolady

    pianolady Monica Hart, Administrator Staff Member Piano Society Artist

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    This was announced a couple days ago:

    http://chicagopianocompetition.org/


    I'm going to do this again and would love to have company! So start practicing and saving up some money for airfare, gas, or whatever and come to Chicago (I can be your private tour guide). It will be fun!! :)
     
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    richard66 Richard Willmer Piano Society Artist

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    This is very interesting indeed! It is the first time I hear of such a competition and they certainly give ample time for preparation. Would it not be fun to take part? In my case, should I decide to enter (and will need llit of practice for that!), either I go alone or I talk the good Uncle into giving my wife a visa.

    Dream, dream away!
     
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    pianolady Monica Hart, Administrator Staff Member Piano Society Artist

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    Yes, it would be fun to take part. I hope you and many others here will join me. And yes, nothing like entering a piano competition to make one up the practicing :!:

    I often do piano-related things by myself so my husband isn't sitting around bored to death. But maybe your wife is different. And just curious - what does your good uncle have to do with this?
     
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    richard66 Richard Willmer Piano Society Artist

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    :D Good Uncle Sam! I did have an uncle thereabouts, but he has since passed away. I do have a brother over there and a niece who is starting a signing career:

    http://livingattheopera.com/blog/2011/0 ... t-herring/

    While looking this up I found my picture ilustrating an article on the city of Willmering in Germany. :D I did not even know it existed!

    My wife would be very offended to be left behind. The three days at the maternity were already too much for her! And our daughter would miss out on the fun. All those pianos to play!
     
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    pianolady Monica Hart, Administrator Staff Member Piano Society Artist

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    Sorry Richard, I must be missing something here. Doesn't your wife live in the U.S. with you? I don't think you need a visa to come to Chicago....haha.
    Also, the competition is not a place for kids, but there a lot of very nice panos to play.
     
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    richard66 Richard Willmer Piano Society Artist

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    No, we do not live in the US. What made you think we live there?
     
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    pianolady Monica Hart, Administrator Staff Member Piano Society Artist

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    Well...I don't really know now... Sorry, guess I am mistaken.
     
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    richard66 Richard Willmer Piano Society Artist

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    No problem... You were almost right in a way, but let that be a mystery so far. 8)
     
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    Richard, for some reason I think you're "down under."
     
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    richard66 Richard Willmer Piano Society Artist

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    No no Eddy, I am on top all right! :)
     
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    This does sound like fun. I love Chitown but haven't had a chance to get up there for sometime. Used to be able to take the old C&EI RR to the Dearborn Street Station. Now we have to go 50 mi. S.W. to get a train to go 100 mi. north of where we started. Even if I can't enter (I do derive most of my income right now playing the piano), I would love to come up and cheer everyone else on. We could have a great night out in the Loop and Wrigleyville and shop the Magnificent Mile..... (I'm waxing nostalgic.) And I have to have a lunch in the Walut Room at Marshall Fields, I mean Macy's :evil:

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    Very interesting Monica. How often does this occur? Maybe I would consider for next time.
     
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    @Scott - Right on to all of those things! A weekend in Chicago with some piano friends would be a blast!!
    Besides Macy's taking over Marshall Fields, another change I can't get used to is the Willis Tower, :evil: formerly the Sears Tower, which it will always be in my mind...

    @Eddy - Chicago held its first amateur piano competition last summer. It went so well and was a such a big success that the organizers have decided to do it every two years. I am so glad that I was in it last time. Even though I was scared to death, I actually made it through alive :lol: and...well...it was an amazing experience :!:
     
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    @Monica: Very nice Monica. I'm happy for you and wish you a wonderful experience next year. Maybe, Lord willing, we may meet face to face in 3 years!
     
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    richard66 Richard Willmer Piano Society Artist

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    Is one year not enough for you to prepare, Eddy?
     
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    I must be out of the loop (or "The Loop" as the case may be). When did they change the name of the Sears Tower??? What next, renaming Wrigley Field to "Amazon.com Field" or Soldier's Field to "Oprah Winfrey Field"???

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    I'm sure you'll have a great time. Always interesting and stimulating to mix with fellow pianists. Good luck!
     
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    It really is an interesting experience. And thank you, Andrew, but I haven't even entered yet. The applications won't be ready until the first of July. In the meantime, I will just keep gently prodding you all to enter along with me....so...PLEASE ENTER THE COMPETITION WITH ME! :lol:
     
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    Maybe you could tell us a little about the first edition, seeing that you took part. That way we know what to expect and how to prepare.
     

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