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Twelve young pianists to take part in International Institute for Young Musicians competition at Kansas University

July 6, 2011

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Twelve young pianists from across the world are scheduled to compete in the International Institute for Young Musicians piano competition this weekend at Kansas University.

The IIYM semifinals are set for 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday at The Commons in Spooner Hall, 1340 Jayhawk Blvd.

Up to six finalists will be chosen to compete in the final round, which is scheduled from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday at The Commons in Spooner Hall.

Both events are free and open to the public.

The contestants will be competing for $18,000 in cash prizes, which will be given for first, second and third places, along with an audience prize and a finalist prize.

Comments

Lawrence Morgan 3 years, 5 months ago

I would hope that all pianist's work would be taped or video taped and made available on the web, together with detailed interviews of their background, and what events led them to progress all this way to the contest.

Perhaps the arts center could play their music in the background, either 1 each day or the whole day.

Parents should take their kids if they are interested in classical music in the slightest. What a way to win over new kids to classical music!

And if any are from Lawrence, why not make another day in the park, with a picnic, while they play? (Just like the San Francisco Symphony does this Sunday in Golden Gate Park, completely free- although I don't expect for young people to play Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2) (Details are at www.sfsymphony.org).

Lawrence

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