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Final Report and Highlights of the 1st International Chopin Competition on Period Instruments. Warsaw 2–14 September 2018

Final Report on 1st International Chopin Competition on Period Instruments  Warsaw  2–14 September 2018 Chopin at a Pleyel piano Aquarelle and pencil by Teolfil Kwiatkowski [ca. 1847] A Different Virtuosity Report on the 1st International Chopin Competition on Period Instruments 2-14 September 2018 Michael Moran Michael Moran is an award-winning Australian author and classical musician. He studied the piano and harpsichord in London. His piano teacher was Eileen Ralf, a former Professor at the Royal Academy of Music and teacher of the distinguished Australian pianist Geoffrey Tozer. His harpsichord teacher was Maria Boxall, editor of the keyboard works of the English Baroque composer and organist John Blow as well as a renowned Harpsichord Method.  He plays a 1844 Pleyel and a David Rubio copy of the 1745 Johannes Daniel Dulcken harpsichord  in the Smithsonian Institute Preamble The mystery of instrumental sound and performance before recording has become