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Wisconsin Youth Piano Competition

Wisconsin Youth Piano Competition 2013

Proudly presented by the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and
Piano Arts North American Biennial Piano Competition

Sponsored by the JoAnne Krause Education Endowment Fund

June 12 - 15, 2015

 

The Wisconsin Youth Piano Competition offers students aged 10-16 the following opportunities:

  • Perform as a guest with the Miwaukee Symphony Orchestra for a MSO Youth Concert
  • Perform with a quintet of MSO musicians during the Finals and Awards Concert
  • Participate in workshops on speaking to audiences about music, stage presence, competing with confidence, and performing with a conductor
  • Receive guidance through one-on-one conferences with distinguished judges
  • Attend recital series featuring internationally distinguished pianists
  • Rehearse with professional pianists during the semifinal round
  • Receive written comments from judges following the DVD preliminary round
  • Participate in a master class with a distinguished concert pianist
  • Win cash prizes, awarded to the top three finalists

ABOUT THE COMPETITION

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and PianoArts are delighted to present a Wisconsin youth concerto competition for pianists ages 10-16. Held in the years opposite the PianoArts North American Competition for pianists ages 16-20, the Wisconsin Youth Concerto Competition challenges young musicians while providing positive learning experiences through rehearsals, performances and classes with professional musicians.

LEARNING  EXPERIENCES

All contestants in the preliminary, semifinal and final rounds will receive critiques of their performances from each member of the jury. A distinguishing feature of PianoArts is that all contestants speak to audiences about their music. Prior to speaking to audiences, contestants will have private coaching sessions to hone their skills in communicating about music.

TO APPLY:

Due postmarked by April 20, 2015

Download application

Full competition procedure details
 

 

QUESTIONS / INFORMATION

For more, please contact
Karli Larsen, Director of Education

Phone: 414.226.7885
Email: larsenk@mso.org

REPERTORY REQUIREMENTS
 

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PRIZES

First Place: $750

Second Prize: $500

Third Place: $250

PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITY

The first place winner will have the honor of performing as a guest artist with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra for an MSO Youth concert series.