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.

2019

June
June 2019: Gustav went to Italy again, to observe the Piano Talents International Piano Competition (AAF) in Milano. As he could be there only for one-and-a-half day, Kristian (one of AAF's administrative assistants) also came specially to Milano, to be a bit longer at the competition, while Gustav continued his trip to the International Piano Competition in Massarosa (AAF). A week later, Gustav and Akemi will fly to Tromsø in the very north of Norway, to attend the first round of the Top of the World Competition (AAF). Kristian will then take over and attend the finals of this competition. Naturally, it would be great to be at the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, but the time was too limited to do so.
May
May 2019: the beginning of this month, Akemi was still in Jaén (Spain), on the jury for the Premio Jaén International Piano Competition (AAF). Between 8-12 May, Gustav and Akemi were in Linköping (Sweden), where they attended the 63rd General Assembly of the World Federation of International Music Competitions (WFIMC). A few days later, travelled to Beijing (China), to be at the finals of the first Beijing International Music Competition. Upon returning home, Gustav went immediately to Italy, in order to be at the semi-finals and finals of the Alessandro Casagrande International Piano Competition (AAF) in Terni.
April
April 2019: the beginning of this month, Gustav and Akemi were still in Moscow, for the Moscow Krainev International Piano Competition for Young Pianists (AAF). Martha Argerich was on the jury for the Int'l Piano Competition in Vigo (Spain). Later this month, Akemi travelled to Jaén (Spain), where she was on the jury for the Premio Jaén International Piano Competition (AAF). Gustav took a look at the international piano competition in Essen (Germany) and the "Merci, Maestro!" International Piano Competition (AAF) in Brussels. He stayed there one more day, to hear the first session of performances in the Queen Elisabeth Competition, which was for violin this year.
March
March 2019: the distribution of the new AAF catalogue continued. The first AAF Board meeting of this year was held in Dortmund, where many details and plans were discussed. Stan, Gustav and Akemi also attended part of the Robert Schumann Competition for Young Pianists (AAF) in Düsseldorf. One week later, Gustav attended the first round of the Aarhus International Competition for Young Pianists (AAF) in Århus (Denmark). A few days later, Gustav and Akemi went to Brussels to visit Martha Argerich and the next day, they went together to Amsterdam, where Martha performed in the Royal Concertgebouw, together with Stephen Kovacevich and Liliya Zilberstein. The end of March, Gustav and Akemi were on the plane to Moscow, where they attended the Moscow Krainev International Piano Competition for Young Pianists (AAF), where AAF supported a special reception for all the contestants.
February
February 2019: many copies of the new AAF catalogue were sent to pianists and competition organisers all over the world. Akemi was one week in Arvika (Sweden), where she was on the jury for the Nordic Piano Competition.
January
January 2019: this month, all pages of the new AAF catalogue were given to the printer. Akemi made a short trip to Thessaloniki (Greece), where she attended the finals of the Giorgos Thymis International Piano Competition (AAF). The end of the month, the printer delivered the new AAF catalogue.