Here is a blog post by Bill Zeeble that gives a glimpse into the competition world, and describes one very important person every competition must have backstage – the stage mom. The post focuses on the Cliburn, currently taking place in Forth Worth, Texas. The World Piano Competition gold medalist from 2011, Nikita Abrosimov, was not advanced to the finals, but played masterfully. You can view videos on demand here.
You can follow the Cliburn on Twitter @TheCliburn, and the World Piano Competition at @WorldPianoComp