Virtuosity: The 14th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition (DVD)
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Cat No: 2061288
Format: DVD - NTSC
Number of Discs: 1
Release Date: 29th June 2015
'Virtuosity' searches for the musical souls of the most gifted young pianists as they try to make a name for themselves at the 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competiton.
The film focusses on this group of young musicians as they articulate their personalities through their music: brilliant, eccentric, tender, touching, dazzling, deadly serious, wildly entertaining.
At the heart of this film is the courage it takes for a 20-year-old to go onstage alone before 2,000 people, and hundreds of thousands more online, and play a unique interpretation of one of the most difficult pieces ever written for the piano.
The Competition requires not only a transcendent musical ability, but a mental toughness that must sustain the soloist through three straight weeks of performance. The Cliburn becomes as much a test of character as a musical proving ground.
All of the onstage brilliance and backstage drama takes place in the year in which the inspiration and namesake of the competition, Van Cliburn, passed away - this film is a tribute to his memory, and to his particular genius.
Director: Christopher Wilkinson
Director of Photography: Larry McConkey
Picture format DVD: 16:9 - NTSC
Sound format DVD: PCM Stereo
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Languages: English, German, French
Running time: 90 mins
German FSK: 0
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