Competition. Americans love it! Weekly, millions of people watch American Idol and The Voice … not to mention the Olympics! Did you know that there is an international competition right here in Milwaukee coming up this June 5-11? It’s the 2014 North American Piano Competition, one of the most challenging competitions in the world for the age group of 16-20, and the Finals and Awards Concert will take place on June 11 in Uihlein Hall with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra.
To select the twelve semifinalists who will compete live in June, a preliminary jury listened to 40 pianists by way of 17 hours of DVD performances! The twelve selected 2014 competitors hail from Peru, Canada, China, Taiwan, and eight states, including Wisconsin. These semifinalists, their families and teachers, and a jury of three world-renowned pianists will be in Milwaukee for Competition Week beginning with six days at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music that includes coachings, master classes, workshops, performances and practice, practice, practice. Following two recitals, the jury will select three finalists to perform on June 11 with the MSO. It is an electric evening that caps off a week of beautiful music, new friendships and endless possibilities! And all but the practicing is open to the public!
The esteemed 2014 jury includes Lydia Artymiw, University of Minnesota; Yoheved Kaplinsky, The Juilliard School, and André-Michel Schub, Manhattan School of Music and the 1981 grand prize winner of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.
View the Competition and Festival schedule.
Jun. 11, 2014 7:30 PM
929 N Water St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202