Music: Triple-Crown Pianist

In a day when contests are about as important to pianists as the tournament circuit to a tennis player, Pittsburgh's Byron Janis is a startling exception: he has never won or even entered a contest. At 34, Janis is getting along smartly without the benefit of contest trophies—as he reminded audiences again last week when he performed in Moscow hard on the heels of the Tchaikovsky Competition.

Present at the Moscow Conservatory for the opening concert of Janis' second Russian tour were both judges and contestants from the Tchaikovsky Competition, plus Ambassador Llewellyn Thompson....

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