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Contents for International Piano

In search of Grieg: The composer's piano, preserved at the Edvard Grieg Museum Troldhaugen

Cover story
Swiss master Andreas Haefliger

Jamie’s Concerts
Noriko Ogawa on music and autism

The latest from Husum and Lagesse, plus listings

The Taubman Approach
Freedom and comfort

In search of Grieg

Competition Report
Italy’s Premio Venezia

Conference Report
Reflections on the Congress of Vienna

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British piano teaching guru Dame Fanny Waterman has announced that she will step down as artistic director of the Leeds International Piano Competition after its September instalment. Waterman co-founded ‘The Leeds’ in 1961, and the contest has propelled the likes of Murray Perahia, Radu Lupu and Artur Pizarro into the spotlight. (It has also seen its share of historically amusing placements: András Schiff famously came third in 1975 – but then he was against Dmitri Alexeev and Mitsuko Uchida, who took first and second prize, respectively.) Waterman has made an invaluable contribution to the music world, and under ordinary circumstances, this column would simply speculate on the appointment of her successor. However, Waterman’s recent comments in the UK press must be addressed.

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