2016 North American
Competition & Music Festival
Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, Milwaukee
& Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, Brookfield
Wisconsin Conservatory of Music
1584 North Prospect Avenue, Milwaukee
Prelude Recital –with Pallavi Mahidhara
Friday, June 3, 7:30 p.m.
“In my many years of concert going, I have yet to come across a recital that works as well as Pallavi Mahidara’s [concert in] Mumbai. She has everything that her huge and much exalted bio-data promises and even more…”
The Serenade, Mumbai, India About Pallavi Mahidhara
During her American tour in June, Pallavi Mahidhara, a winner in the 2008 PianoArts competition, returns to Milwaukee to set the stage for the 2016 competition. Program $25 Adults $15 Students
Solo Recitals –Semifinal Round
Saturday, June 4, 9:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Ten competition semifinalists selected as PianoArtists perform 45-minute recitals and explore music from the Baroque to the present day for audiences and the international jury. $15 All-day pass
Master Classes –by members of the Jury
Sunday, June 5, 10:30 a.m.; 11:30 a.m.; 12:30 p.m.
Pianists, selected through audition, perform solos for comments in three one-hour sessions presented by distinguished pedagogues and members of the jury: Joseph Kalichstein, Ursula Oppens, and Peter Takács. $15 All-day pass
Ensemble Recitals –Semifinal Round
Monday, June 6, 9:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra musicians and pianists Kirstin Ihde and Stefanie Jacob join ten PianoArtists to perform 45-minute collaborative programs. Following the recitals, the jury will advance three PianoArtists to the finals to perform with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. $15 All-day pass
Concert by the Masters
Tuesday, June 7, 7:30 p.m.
A once-in-a-lifetime concert, all three of our distinguished Jury members – Joseph Kalichstein, Ursula Oppens, and Peter Takács – will perform a chamber concert with MSO titled musicians – Clarinetist Benjamin Adler, Cellist Susan Babini, Violinist Ilana Setapen, and Cellist Scott Tisdel.
Program $25 Adults, $15 Students
Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts
19805 West Capitol Drive, Brookfield
Final Round & Awards Ceremony
Wednesday, June 8, 7:30 p.m.
The grand finale of the competition and festival hosted by WTMJ-TV News Anchor Carole Meekins – three finalists perform with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra under the baton of PianoArts Music Director Andrews Sill. Join us for the excitement when the international jury awards prizes, a scholarship, and PianoArts Fellowships to the 2016 PianoArtists – the beginning of significant music careers. $30 Adults, $15 Students
Festival passes and single tickets can be purchased online below, by email at Info@PianoArts.org, or by phone at 414-962-3055.
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