Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Princeton Festival's global piano competition streams 9/23 



Princeton Festival Piano Competition 

Finalists in the 14th annual Princeton Festival Piano Competition will perform in a video event, with the winners to be announced at the end. 

WHEN: September 23 at 6 pm EDT
WHERE:
 
on the Festival website
TICKETS: $10 each. The stream will be available to ticketholders until September 27 at 10 pm.
Purchase tickets to view the entire event HERE 

“These young artists topped a field of over 200 pianists from around the world,” said Gregory Geehern, Associate Conductor and Assistant to the Artistic Director, who will emcee the event. “All of the entrants are talented musicians, so viewers will see truly amazing performances from the best of the best.”

Adjudicators are currently reviewing the entries to identify three finalists in six age categories ranging from Elementary (6-9) to Open Class (25 and under). They will also pick the winners.

The 2020 competition has drawn entries from top young pianists in countries such as the US, the UK, Canada, Colombia, Indonesia, Serbia, India, Brazil, Austria, Taiwan, and China. It is the Festival’s first virtual competition, giving it global reach.

Entrants were required to show their mastery of music by major composers like Bach, Haydn, Chopin, Liszt, and Rachmaninoff. Finalists and winners will play this music in the video.

The video concert will last approximately two hours. 

Information about the Festival may be accessed at www.princetonfestival.org.

About The Princeton Festival

The Princeton Festival is a multi-genre festival of the performing arts. Its mission is to enrich the communities it serves through distinctive and diverse programs that excite, inform, inspire, and invite discovery and engagement. Many of the performances and other events presented during the June 2020 “Virtually Yours” online season are still available on its website.

 For information visit www.princetonfestival.org or call 609.759.1979.