CULTURE IN SHORT

South Korean artist wins international piano competition

SOUTH-Korean piano player Su Yeon Kim won the eighth year of the International Piano Competition of Johann Nepomuk Hummel held on September 20 in Bratislava.

SOUTH-Korean piano player Su Yeon Kim won the eighth year of the International Piano Competition of Johann Nepomuk Hummel held on September 20 in Bratislava.

The final round was attended by three young piano players: Agapi
Triantafyllidi from Greece, Michael Davidov representing Spain and Israel and Su
Yeon Kim, the TASR newswire wrote.

The three finalists performed the works of Ludwig van Beethoven with the orchestra of the Slovak Philharmonic, conducted by Rastislav Štúr.

After their performance, the seven-member international committee, composed of world renowned piano players and teachers and chaired by Pavel Gililov from Germany, picked the winner. Triantafyllidi placed second and Davidov third.

The competition took place under the auspices of Culture Minister Marek Maďarič.

Get daily Slovak news directly to your inbox

Top stories

White Crow laureates (l-r): Andrej Belák, Jolana and Štefan Náther, Jaroslav Macek

White Crow awards reflect a year of hard tests

The awards went to four initiatives in justice, education, health care and minorities.

22 h
The mass testing in Nitra.

News digest: Results from weekend nationwide testing still not out

The parliamentary committee recommends one candidate for new police chief. NASA picks a picture by Slovak photographer as its Astronomy Picture of the Day.

16 h
Gábor Grendel (OĽaNO), Juraj Šeliga (Za Ľudí), and SaS MPs Marian Viskupič and Jana Bittó Cigániková.

Matovič government takes after Smer in lawmaking

The second-largest testing scheme of the whole population is underway in Slovakia. Government says they ordered enough vaccines. Layoffs of transnationals in Bratislava.

21 h
PM Igor Matovič (front) and Economy Minister Richard Sulík (back)

Hlas is gaining strength, along with Sulík’s SaS

At the same time, most people think PM Matovič is not managing the coronavirus crisis well.

23 h