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Indulge in gourmet musical bites from Belgian violin-piano duo Jolente De Maeyer and Nikolaas Kende along with U.S. star tenor Eric Taylor of the Houston Grand Opera.

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Round I – The Gurwitz 2024 International Piano Competition

Diane Bennack Concert Hall, Luella Bennack Music Center, University of the Incarnate Word 4301 Broadway, San Antonio, TX

Eleven (11) contestants will each perform a 50-minute recital, contestant may choose freely their repertoire. At the end of the round, 6 semifinalists are chosen to continue to Round II and a winner is selected for the Junior Jury Award.

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Round II – The Gurwitz 2024 International Piano Competition

Diane Bennack Concert Hall, Luella Bennack Music Center, University of the Incarnate Word 4301 Broadway, San Antonio, TX

Six semifinalists will each perform a 50-minute recital, performing at least one work by a composer from their own country of origin and one work from a composer of Latin-American or Spanish origin. Three finalists and “Best Performance of a Work by Spanish or Latin Composer” Award are selected.

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Dionne Warwick (Gurwitz 2024 Honorary Chair)

Majestic Theatre 224 E Houston St, San Antonio, TX, United States

2024 Honorary Chair and legendary pop singer Dionne Warwick performs in San Antonio, TX during competition week!

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Round III – The Gurwitz 2024 International Piano Competition

Jo Long Theater, Carver Community Cultural Center 226 N Hackberry St, San Antonio, TX, United States

Three finalists perform a work composed after 1950 and a newly commissioned chamber music work by San Antonio composer Dr. Aaron Prado with guest artists from the Mexico City Philharmonic Orchestra and leona player Vico Díaz. The winner of the “Audience Favorite Award” is also selected via live text-to-vote!

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Marta Sánchez – Gurwitz 2024 Featured Jazz Pianist

Coates Chapel, UTSA Southwest Campus 300 Augusta St, San Antonio, TX, United States

Don't miss Madrid-born pianist Marta Sánchez's electrifying solo jazz performance—a night of pure musical brilliance!

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Round IV – The Gurwitz 2024 International Piano Competition

H-E-B Performance Hall, Tobin Center for the Performing Arts Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, 100 Auditorium Cir, San Antonio, TX 78205

Three (3) finalists perform with the Mexico City Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Orchestra artistic director Scott Yoo, renowned violinist and host of the PBS TV series “Now Hear This”. Winners of the Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medals are chosen.

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