13th INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION
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Formerly SAN ANTONIO INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION (SAIPC)
presented by MUSICAL BRIDGES AROUND THE WORLD
MEMBER OF THE WORLD FEDERATION OF
INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COMPETITIONS (WFIMC)
NEW WEBSITE WITH DETAILED INFORMATION: COMING IN OCTOBER 2018
APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED NOVEMBER 1, 2018 – May 31, 2019
- Ruth Taylor Recital Hall at Trinity University
- Charline McCombs Empire Theatre
- Tobin Center for the Performing Arts | H-E-B Performance Hall
2nd PRIZE | $15,000
3rd PRIZE | $10,000
Audience Award | $5,000
Founded in 1983, the San Antonio International Piano Competition has presented 12 events with participants from all over the world, once every 4 years. Musical Bridges Around the World recently took over management of the competition and renamed it “The Gurwitz” in honor of Ruth Jean Gurwitz – the Competition’s guiding hand and President Emeritus. In April 2018, The Gurwitz was accepted to the World Federation of International Music Competitions.
Musical Bridges Around the World (MBAW), founded in 1998 is a 501c3 non-profit performing arts company charged with the mission to unite, educate and inspire through culturally diverse visual and performing arts programming. SAIPC merged with MBAW in 2017, aligning with the organization’s mission statement and vision for the future.
The Gurwitz will take place in San Antonio, TX from January 26, 2020 to February 1, 2020. The competition consists of four rounds, the final round in partnership with the San Antonio Symphony – conducted by Head of Jury, Maestro Sebastian Lang-Lessing.
An international panel of judges will consist of some of the world’s top pianists, conductors, instrumentalists, and managers, including Sebastian Lang-Lessing, Olga Kern, Afa Dworkin, Boris Slutsky and Yaron Kohlberg.
The 2020 competition will be a part of MBAW’s 7th International Music Festival: a showcase of novel pairings and commissioned works by some of the most esteemed musicians from around the globe.
Participants should include repertoire from Classical and Romantic periods.
1) 20th or 21st century work(s) by composer(s) of the participant’s country of origin. Pianists are invited to perform their own compositions in this round.
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2) Work(s) from composers of Latin-American heritage including those of Spanish, Mexican, Caribbean, Central & South American origin.
*In case a participant performs work by a Latin-American composer as their ‘country of origin’ piece, they may choose an alternative 20th or 21st century work by another composer for this round.
- Tchaikovsky, Piotr Ilyich No.1, op.23, TH 55, B-flat minor
- Grieg, Edvard op.16, A minor
- Schumann, Robert op.54, A minor
- Prokofiev, Sergey No.3, op.26, C major
- Rachmaninoff, Sergei No.2, op.18, C minor
- Liszt, Franz No.1, S.124, E-flat major
- Beethoven, Ludwig van No.4, op.58, G major
- Beethoven, Ludwig van No.5, op.73, E-flat major (Emperor)
- Ravel, Maurice G major
- More information to be posted as available
- World Music Round (III) commissioned piece will be made available for download in January 2019
Program, venue and judges are subject to change.