Boris Giltburg won the Queen Elisabeth to widespread acclamation at the start of the month. But the experience left him furious and wounded. He froze in the middle of a Mozart piece. Happily, he played himself out of it. But he does not think young artists should be put under the kind of pressure that competitions bear on them. He’d like to replace competitions with a better way of discovering talent.
Read his candid interview with Reuters correspondent Barbara Lewis here.
Et maintenant aussi en francais, ici.