Virtuosity: The 14th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition (Blu-ray) | Euroarts 2061284

Virtuosity: The 14th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition (Blu-ray)

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Cat No: 2061284

Format: Blu-ray

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Documentary

Release Date: 29th June 2015

About

'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 Blu-ray Disc: 1080/60i Full HD - 16:9
Sound format Blu-ray Disc: PCM Stereo
Region code: All (worldwide)
Languages: English, German, French
Running time: 90 mins
German FSK: 0
Available Worldwide

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