2024 Young Artist Piano Competition

College of the Arts

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February 9 – 10

Friday – Saturday • Vera Lea Rinker Hall

PBA’s College of the Arts opens its doors to young pianists nationwide, ages 15-18, for our annual piano competition. Offering significant scholarships and cash prizes to three winners, you won’t want to miss this edge-of-your-seat contest. The weekend’s exchange will include an opening recital by renowned Russian pianist, Mikhail Shilyaev, masterclasses by competition judges, including Keyboard Division Coordinator, Dr. Erikson Rojas and a celebratory Winners Recital.

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Applications Due Friday, January 19th, 2024

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Schedule of events

Friday, February 9

Distinguished Artist Recital: Mikhail Shilyaev, Piano
7:30 p.m.
$15 general admission; PBA students and those 18 & under free.

Young Artist Piano Competition
Pianists compete for scholarships and cash prizes.

Saturday, February 10

9 a.m.–12 p.m. Piano Competition
2 p.m.–3:30 p.m. Masterclasses with the Judges
• Sessions are free and open to the public.

Young Artist Piano Competition: Winners Recital
7:30 p.m.
Featuring the winners of the Young Artists Piano Competition. Reception to follow.
$15 general admission; PBA students and those 18 & under free.