Competitions providing keyboard choice

The first international piano competition in the world (Dallas Chamber Symphony International Piano Competition) has offered a choice of Steinbuhler keyboards (DS5.5® and DS6.0®), as well as the conventional keyboard, to participants between 2014 and 2018.

A contestant in the 2017 competition, Mi-Eun Kim, played Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 on a DS6.0® keyboard. She tried this size keyboard for the first time the day before the competition and adjusted within an hour! Here is a link to the start of her first round performance:-

In 2015, Anna Arazi won third prize in this competition on the DS6.0® keyboard. She also only tried it for the first time the day before the competition. Here is the link to a video of her first round performance.                   ——>               

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