NEWS & UPDATES
Dionne Warwick Announced as Gurwitz 2024 Honorary Chair
Applications for the 2024 Gurwitz International Piano Competition are now open! Performers ages 18 to 32 (inclusive) as of 26 January 2024 are encouraged to apply and showcase their talent in the art of piano. Twelve contestants will be selected to perform for the four rounds of live competition in San Antonio, Texas. Led this year by Chief Conductor/Artistic Director of the Mexico City Philharmonic, Scott Yoo, an esteemed panel of judges will narrow down contestants each round until three finalists will be awarded Gold, Silver, and Bronze following Round IV with a full symphony orchestra. Additional awards will be given throughout the competition, such as the Junior Jury Award and the Audience Favorite Award.
Experience the art of piano in San Antonio, Texas, USA! The Gurwitz seeks to discover the next generation of top young pianists from around the world with four rounds of competition and a unique focus to bridge classical piano with world music. All public performances are free and open to the public in and will be live streamed to audiences around the world. Click below to learn more about event dates and information as they are announced!
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Jiale Li Wins Gurwitz Gold!
Jiale Li of China has won the The Gurwitz 2020 Gold Medal and $25,000 after his Round IV Tobin Center performance of Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2 with the San Antonio Symphony, under the baton of Gurwitz Jury Chairman Maestro Sebastian Lang-Lessing. Excluding...
FOX SA Interview CEO Anya Grokhovski and Gurwitz Judge Olga Kern
Musical Bridges CEO Anya Grokhovski and Gurwitz Judge and acclaimed concert pianist Olga Kern visit FOX29 News Midday to speak about the competition, the contestants, and more!Check out the interview here:...
KSAT12 TV Feature on The Gurwitz 2020
KSAT 12 Reporter Sarah Acosta speaks with Musical Bridges Around the World CEO and Gurwitz 2020 Russian Contestant Anna Gershtein to learn more about the competition going on this week. Check it out here:...
The Gurwitz 2020 Announces Three Finalists!
After Round II, The Gurwitz Jury has announced the three finalists moving on to Round III and IV of The Gurwitz 2020!1. Jiale Li | China2. Yedam Kim | Korea3. Leonardo Colafelice | ItalyRandy Anderson of Texas Public Radio also gave an in-depth interview...