Blogger and pianist, Lyudmila Chudinova reports on her blog:
"I am in Warsaw listening to performers. The level is very high but some pianists improvise or stop because of stage anxiety.The hall is large and scary." Link.
In addition, the jury for the International Chopin Competition has done a mountain of work, or not as you may like, in trimming the field of contestants from nearly 300 to 80. Both Mei-Ting Sun, Esther Park, and Yuko Ueno are among those who have survived the first cut. Good luck to all.