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A league of his own

Today, I believe without doubt that Ingolf Wunder is in a league of his own. His programme, in chronological order, was made up of the Rondo, Op 5; the Bolero, Op 19; the Sonata in B minor and the Polonaise-Fantaisie. He displayed a rich, elaborate pianistic palette. His style was wonderfully witty and sparkling. And then? My litanies could take up several columns, so perhaps I should simply say that one does not hear such thoughtful and convincing playing every day. He opened the Sonata in B minor with an epic Allegro, closed with a spectacular finale and then conjured up an unprecedented Polonaise-Fantaisie! It was a dream of dramatic and lyric perfection; a thousand elements combined towards the gigantic, terrifying climax.

No one at this stage of the Competition had ever dared attempt this before... but Wunder pulled it off!

Chopin Express No. 16, M. Majchrowski

A league of his own

Today, I believe without doubt that Ingolf Wunder is in a league of his own. His programme, in chronological order, was made up of the Rondo, Op 5; the Bolero, Op 19; the Sonata in B minor and the Polonaise-Fantaisie. He displayed a rich, elaborate pianistic palette. His style was wonderfully witty and sparkling. And then? My litanies could take up several columns, so perhaps I should simply say that one does not hear such thoughtful and convincing playing every day. He opened the Sonata in B minor with an epic Allegro, closed with a spectacular finale and then conjured up an unprecedented Polonaise-Fantaisie! It was a dream of dramatic and lyric perfection; a thousand elements combined towards the gigantic, terrifying climax.

No one at this stage of the Competition had ever dared attempt this before... but Wunder pulled it off!

Chopin Express No. 16, M. Majchrowski