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PRESS RELEASE

27TH INTERNATIONAL NEW ORLEANS PIANO COMPETITION AND KEYBOARD FESTIVAL

Contact:
Cara McCool Woolf, Executive Director Musical Arts Society of New Orleans (504)715-0818
director@masno.org
www.masno.org

The Musical Arts Society of New Orleans (MASNO) presents the 27th New Orleans International Piano Competition (NOIPC). Carefully selected from over 150 international auditions, twelve of the world’s top emerging pianists have been invited to New Orleans for a week of magnificent piano playing as the selected semi-finalists compete for cash and performance prizes totaling over $35,000, including performances with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra, the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra, and a solo concert at New York City's Merkin Hall.

The competition is held concurrently with the New Orleans Keyboard Festival and Piano Institute. The New Orleans Piano Institute includes masterclasses as well as recitals featuring the students of the institute that are open to the public and free of charge. Guest Artists, Russian-American pianist and former Gold Medalist of the New Orleans International Piano Competition Alexandre Moutouzkine and French violinist Chloé Kiffer will open the Keyboard Festival with a recital featuring the works of Maurice Ravel and Igor Stravinsky, inspired by Robert Craft’s book, Stravinsky: Discoveries & Memories. The artists’ program explores repertoire written by both Ravel and Stravinsky, giving a personal insight into the emotional world of the two great artists of the 20th century. More information at www.masno.org .

The 12 semi-finalists invited to compete in the 27th NOIPC are:

Andreas Ioannides, United Kingdom

Misuzu Tanaka, Japan

Ziang Xu, China

Yixiang Hou, China

Arisa Onoda, Japan

Alessandro Tosi, Italy

Lin Ye, China

David Jae-Weon Huh, South Korea

Or Re'em, Israel

Scott Maclsaac, Canada

Hyun ji Serena You, South Korea

Sung Chang, South Korea


When:
Sunday, July 22, 4:00 PM: Guest Artist Recital featuring Alexandre Moutouzkine and Chloe Kiffer Monday, July 23, 7:00 PM: Semifinal Round I Day 1
Tuesday, July 24, 7:00 PM: Semifinal Round I Day 2
Wednesday, July 25, 7:00 PM: Semifinal Round I Day 3
Thursday, July 26, 7:00 PM: Semifinal Round II Day 1
Friday, July 27, 7:00 PM: Semifinal Round II Day 2
Saturday, July 28: New Orleans Piano Institute Student Showcase Recital (time TBA)
Sunday, July 29, 2:00 PM: Final Round

Where:
Roussel Hall, Loyola University
6363 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA 70118

Event Sponsors Include:

Hall Piano Company

Steinway Society of New Orleans

Loyola University of New Orleans

WWNO 89.9

Classical 104.9 FM

Louisiana Division of the Arts

Lescale Maternal-Fetal Medicine

National Endowment for the Arts

New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation*

Arts Council New Orleans

*sponsor of the New Orleans Piano Institute 

Admission/Prices:
All Event Pass: regular $150, student/senior $140
Semifinal Round I: regular $22, student/senior $17 (per day) Semifinal Round II: regular $27, student/senior $22 (per day)
Final Round: regular $35, student/senior $30
New Orleans Piano Institute Student Showcase Recital: Free of charge


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