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Young Cuban Pianist Jorge Gonzalez Buajasan Awarded win the Prize "Cle d Or" of Superior level in France.Young Cuban Pianist Jorge Gonzalez Buajasan Awarded win the Prize
Cuba Headlines – Ciudad Habana,Habana,Cuba

Our first dispatch from the island’s news agency….

Virtuous interpretations of “Nocturne” by Frederic Chopin and Concert Studies of Franz Liszt made possible for the young Cuban pianist Jorge Gonzalez Buajasan to win the Prize “Cle d Or” of Superior level in France.

Gonzalez Buajasan, only 13, performed this Sunday in “Les Cles d Or” (Gold Keys) piano contest in the superior category, in Ile de France region, carried out in the Parisian locality of Villemomble.

He played “Nocturne Opus 27”, number two of Chopin and “A Sigh”, from Concert Studies of Liszt, with meticulous elegance.

He is a very talented-boy and plays with exquisite loudness, although he should involve slow movements when playing “Un suspiro”, members of the jury told the student of the Caribbean island when congratulating him for the prize obtained, Prensa Latina corroborated.

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Actions speak louder in dance story
This is London – London,England,UK

Jerome Robbins may say “no plot, no roles” in his hour-long “Dances At A Gathering,” but critic nonetheless finds plenty of story lines in his Chopin-based dance…

The solos, duets and group dances that follow may be an evocation of his past or just dances, as Robbins said. Either way Chopin’s music, and Robbins’s gestures and steps, evoke people falling happily in and resignedly out of love. There are flirtations and friendship, and the comforts and misunderstandings of each. The style is polite — these are pretty steps and tidy tears — but in showing us what we long for, Robbins reveals all that we don’t have.

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The Kirov Ballet – Chopiniana/The Kingdom of Shades/Le Spectre de
Stage – London,England,UK

More Chopin on the dance stage in the UK…

The second splendid programme, presented by the Kirov, is an excellent example of the diversity of this prestigious company. Chopiniana, with Fokine’s classical choreography set to Chopin’s music, is a superb showcase for the superior corps de ballet, which danced with precision timing but retained the important lyrical feel. Principals Anastasia Kolegova and Evgeny Ivanchenko also made a mark.

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