Where is AAF today ... ?
AAF is present at many competitions. Gustav and the AAF Board members are frequently travelling. This is necessary in order to hear the latest news and to have reliable information and details from the international competitions, and to keep in touch with many people in the Piano World, such as the contestants, the jury members and organisers.
October 2018: this month, Akemi was on the jury for the Rina Sala Gallo Competition (AAF) in Monza (Italy), where Vladimir Ashkenazy served as chairman of the jury. Gustav was also there for a few days. At the Riga Int'l Piano Competition for Young Pianists (AAF), a special reception was offered for all the participants in the three Senior categories. Gustav would have travelled to Toronto for the Toronto Int'l Piano Competition (AAF), organised by the Cultural Chinese Centre, where AAF had also offered a reception for all participants, but unfortunately the competition was cancelled due to a withdrawal of the main sponsor. Shortly afterwards, the Int'l Piano Competition for Young Musicians (AAF) started in Enschede (Netherlands), where Gustav attended the finals as a member of the Press Jury. Back in Den Haag, Gustav and Akemi met with Ton Koopman, who gave a concert at the Kurhaus in Scheveningen. Ton Koopman had been AAF Board member during the first 10 years. One week later, Gustav and Akemi were in Switzerland for the 2nd round of the Concours de Genève (AAF).