The Van Cliburn drew plenty of press folks who liked to share their viewpoints on the competition.
Here’s Paul Horsley of The Independent.
Lee Hyo-won of The Korea Times:
Kosaka Haruka, managing editor of Chopin magazine, a Japanese monthly devoted to piano music and musicians:
Ken Iisaka, a finalist in the 2007 International Piano Competition for Outstanding Amateurs (hosted by the Van Cliburn Foundation), was one of the official Van Cliburn bloggers.
Laura Grant did a stellar job in running the press room, which always had plenty of refreshments and laptop connections. Grant will be doing the communications for the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival in August as well.