The 2024 competition has expanded its global audience as all four rounds of the competition will be live on a variety of web, broadcast, radio and streaming platforms. It has partnered with Texas Public Radio to record competition audio as well working with New-York based Framework Productions, who are the masterminds behind The Cliburn International Piano Competition’s most recent competition broadcasts. New additions to this broadcast will include a dedicated broadcast host to talk all things Gurwitz, featured guest interviews as well as interviews with each contestant that were recorded before the start of the competition. Check out the full details below! 

Main Webcast

Watch online from anywhere on our main webcast at (

On-Air Host & Guests

Host of Classical Connections on Texas Public Radio 88.3 KPAC FM Barry Brake will serve as 2024 Broadcast Host and guide viewers through competitor performances and judging results day-to-day. Barry will also speak with guests such as Round III’s Commissioned Composer Dr. Aaron Prado, featured jazz pianist Marta Sánchez, University of the Incarnate Word’s Dr. Javier Clavere (venue for Round I & II), City of San Antonio Global Engagement Office’s Chief Protocol Officer Shahrzad Dowlatshahi, and more.


Other Ways to Watch

Watch online, on your TV, on the radio and more with the following options: 

Local Cable

Spectrum Channel 15 (Catholic Television of San Antonio)

Local/Online Radio

88.3 KPAC FM or online anywhere at (China)

Classical music streaming platform

Broadcast Schedule

REMINDER: Only competition rounds will be broadcast, additional Gurwitz events will not be broadcast. 

Round I (2 days)
12 contestants perform 50-minute recitals with no program restrictions. At the end of the round, Junior Jury will pick their favorite contestant and jury will eliminate 6 contestants. 

Saturday 27 January
Afternoon Session | 1 – 4 PM (50 min blocks)
Evening Session | 6 – 9 PM (50 min blocks)

Sunday 28 January
Afternoon Session | 1 – 4 PM (50 min blocks)
Evening Session | 6 – 9 PM (50 min blocks)

Round II, Semifinals
6 semifinalists perform 50-minute recitals with a Latin/Spanish work and a piece from their home country/culture. Jury will choose the best performance of a Latin/Spanish work and eliminate 3 semifinalists.
Tuesday 30 January
Afternoon Session | 1 – 4 PM  (50 min blocks)
Evening Session | 6 – 9 PM (50 min blocks)

Round III, World Music
World music round where 3 Finalists perform commissioned chamber ensemble work and a contemporary solo piece. Audience will text-to-vote their favorite performance.
Thursday 1 February, 7 – 9 PM (20-30 min blocks)

Round IV, Finale
Grand finale piano concerto round with the Mexico City Philharmonic Orchestra.
Saturday 3 February, 7 – 9:30 PM (25-35 min blocks)