The Chinese pianist Yundi Li missed the Chopin Competition of which he is a jury member. We have no idea what excuse he has used to ask for leave from the competition. But it is for sure that he flew from Warsaw to Shanghai in order to attend the wedding ceremony of a TV-star friend with his film and model star bride.
So the once laureate of the Chopin Competition of 2000 went missing from his jury’s desk on October 7th for three days and appeared in the following days at the luxurious wedding banquet at the Shanghai Exhibiton hall of Huang Xiaoming with Angelababy, both are well known in the entertainment world in China. Yundi is a long-time friend of Mr Huang, the bridegroom. Yundi also offered himself to be one of the 12 star studded groomsmen. He is seen at third from right in the photo above. Lang Lang also got invited to the wedding but sent a greeting message instead.
Yundi’s missing from the jury caused a huge debate again and helped win him another tide of headline entertainment stories across the country including Taiwan and Hong Kong with strong discussions on the social media channels.
He is criticized being contempt of the competition and unprofessionalism. Fans back him up and speak highly of his loyalty and generosity in offering presence at a friend’s wedding even at the height of an international competition. Have your say and comment below.