We reported earlier the victory of Soo-Jung Ann at the International Beethoven Competition in Bonn.
Now sooner was the news out than we received complaints that the winner is a student of the competition founder and jury chairman Pavel Gililov (pictured) at the Salzburg Mozarteum.
The winner in 2011 was also a Gililov student.
Like so many music competitions, it seems like the Beethoven is a hub of favouritism. When will the music world clean up these tawdry acts?