Friday, June 16, 2017

18th Annual San Jose International Piano Competition

Between June 16th and June 25th, 83 contestants from 12 countries will compete for prizes and scholarships at the San Jose International Piano Competition. These are the best piano players in the world, practicing anywhere between 2-8 hours per day and ranging in age from 6 to 32.

There are competition rounds everyday which are free to attend. There are also three ticketed events.

Today is the Open Night Gala Benefit Concert. Four of the competition Jury Members will perform, and all are world-acclaimed professional pianists. It's an incredible opportunity to enjoy classical piano music of the highest caliber and dedication in an intimate setting, the Trianon Theatre. Tickets are only $25 ($20 for students)

Pianists on June 16:
  • Antonio Pompa-Baldi – President of the Jury and Van Cliburn top prizewinner, 
  • Chih-Long Hu –  Professor at University of Tennessee, 
  • Stephan Moller – President of the Vienna International Pianists Assn, 
  • Pierre Reach – Professor at Paris Conservatory, and 
On June 24th, the finalists will all compete in the last round. On June 25th the winners will play in a finale concert along with high-end food and wine. To see the full list of both free and ticketed events, heard over here.

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