2016 PianoArts North American Competition

Selected PianoArtists receive: Concert engagements plus PianoArts fellowships with advanced training on “Building Audiences and Programs.”

North American Competition & Music Festival
with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
June 2–8
For pianists, ages 16-20, of any nationality
living or studying full time in North America

Presenting a challenging competition that prepares PianoArtists to build careers through rehearsals and conversations with professional musicians, performances, and seminars that include topics such as developing programs for diverse audiences.

February 6: Application deadline
February 20: Preliminary round DVD submission
Early March: Ten semifinalists are selected as PianoArtists


Ten semifinalists selected as 2016 PianoArtists:
Share prizes totaling $27,000 (top prize is $12,000)
Win PianoArts fellowships and scholarship to an international festival
Rehearse and perform duos with MSO musicians
Coach with specialists on speaking about music
Perform and speak to an audience about music for
solo piano
Explore rehearsal techniques under the baton of
Music Director Andrews Sill
Enjoy performing outreach programs for those unable to attend live concerts
Perform a full concerto with musicians from the MSO

Three PianoArtists (finalists):
Rehearse his or her full concerto with
–the conductor
–a quintet of musicians from the MSO
–the full orchestra
Perform the concerto with the MSO in the Awards Concert


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