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Round II – The Gurwitz 2024 International Piano Competition

30 January | 1:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Free & Open to the Public, Tickets Required for Entry

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Six (6) semifinalists will each perform a 50-minute recital, with 10-minute breaks between each performance. Semifinalists must perform at least one (1) work by a composer from their own country of origin, and at least one (1) work from a composer of Latin-American or Spanish origin. At the end of the round, three (3) finalists are chosen to continue to Round III and IV and a winner is selected for the “Best Performance of a Work by Spanish or Latin Composer” Award.

~ Event Sponsored by Rachel & Jonathan Gurwitz
~ Best Performance of a Latin or Spanish Work Award Sponsored by Peggy & Paul Pace
~ Venue Provided in Partnership with the University of the Incarnate Word

Round II Schedule

Afternoon Session: 1 PM – 4 PM (Semifinalist #1-3)
Evening Session: 6 – 9:30/10 PM (Semifinalist #4-6, Jury Deliberation, and Announcement of Finalists and Award Winner)

Ticket Registration, Check-In & Seating

  • During ticket registration process for this round, Please select which sessions you will be attending. You will receive a separate ticket for each session that you must show at check-in for each session.
  • General Admission seating is unassigned. VIP seating may be roped off or marked.


Free parking information will be available at the venue.


The main entrance of the buidling is ADA-accessible. In the concert hall, there are a total of six ADA wheelchair spaces available in Row A (2) and Row X (4).

Other Policies

No food or drink besides water is allowed in the hall, though it is allowed in the lobby area(s).

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Are tickets required for entry to the concert?
Yes, but they are free! (Seating not assigned)

Do donations count as a ticket?
No. Though donations are greatly appreciated and help to keep these events free & open to the public, you should select the correct amount of admission tickets for you/your attending party.

How do I get a ticket?
Tickets are available on this page, mbaw.org/gurwitz/attend or on Eventbrite.

I registered for the round but forgot to select a session I wanted to attend. What do I do?
You can always go back in and register again for a session you missed, or cancel out a session you will no longer attend. Keep in mind you may have to reenter your information when registering again depending on your autofill/login preferences.

What if I forget to register?
An attendant at the door can help you register quickly and easily. We do not turn away guests if space is available.

If I registered and can no longer attend, what should I do?
If you cannot attend, we ask that you cancel out your free ticket order. This helps our ticket management process and eases the check-in process for attendants and guests the day of.

What do I show at the door/check-in?
Please have your printed or online ticket(s) ready when you get there. Please keep in mind that each person plus each session of this round has a separate ticket/QR code that you must present. If you lose your ticket, please tell the attendant your first and last name.

What are the current health protocols I need to follow?
Masks/social distancing is not currently required.

Where do I park?
Free parking is available. More details to be announced.

Is the location ADA-accessible?
Yes, the main entrance of the buidling is ADA-accessible. In the concert hall, there are a total of six ADA wheelchair spaces available in Row A (2) and Row X (4).

Can I take pictures or video?
No flash photography. We would love for you to capture and share your experience, but we do ask that you be conscientious of others and the artists during the performance so as not to disrupt the event.

Any other questions?
Contact us


30 January
1:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Free & Open to the Public, Tickets Required for Entry
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Musical Bridges Around the World


Diane Bennack Concert Hall, Luella Bennack Music Center, University of the Incarnate Word
4301 Broadway
San Antonio, TX 78209
(210) 318-6921
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