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HP Excursion: 6th Bösendorfer and Yamaha USASU International Piano Competition

Humanities Project Excursion

6th Bösendorfer and Yamaha USASU International Piano Competition

(Jan. 6–13, 2013)

Fellow Humanist Sandra Sommers brings our attention to this wonderful event:

"HSGP might be interested in the International Piano Competition held at ASU every other year. This year the dates are Jan 6 - 13. Outstanding pianists from around the world compete for monetary prizes and chances to perform in the future. It's free and open to the public. One can come and go at any time during the day or evening for one week."

**Note: The only event Sun, Jan 6 is a ticketed concert, which starts at 7:30 pm (see ticket link below). The free stuff starts on Monday!**

From the Herberger website:

"Forty-two outstanding pianists from around the globe make their way to Tempe, Ariz. in January as the ASU School of Music in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts hosts the 6th Bösendorfer and Yamaha USASU International Piano Competitions in collaboration with the Phoenix Symphony, the Arizona Young Artist Committee, Bösendorfer, Yamaha, and the Arizona Piano Gallery. The public is invited to witness these fantastic young artists from January 6–13, 2013 in a competition that is considered one of the best in the world.

A total of 198 pianists from 31 countries applied to compete. The 42 selected by a screening committee compete in the semi-final and final rounds for prizes including over $50,000 of cash awards, engagements with the Phoenix Symphony, and recital performances in the United States, Austria and Germany for the winners.

The semi-final and final rounds of the Yamaha junior and senior competitions and the semi-final round of the Bösendorfer competition are free and open to the public."

The schedule (pdf) can be found here on Meetup in "Files" (go to "More" in the brown bar at the top of this page, then select "Files".) All competitions will be held at Katzin Concert Hall, in the Music Building, ASU Campus.

There are also some ticketed events:

Jan 6 & Jan 12, Katzin Concert Hall @ 7:30 pm; and Jan 13, Symphony Hall @ 7 pm. For info and tickets go to:

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  • David F.

    I am attending the concert on Sunday. So excited to hear Martha Argerich!

    1 · January 5, 2013

  • Sandra S.

    The complete information, including the latest schedule and parking, is now on the above website. (You don't have to go to "more" and "files".)

    1 · January 1, 2013

  • Harold S.

    We plan to attend the final on 13th. Hal and Doreen

    1 · December 16, 2012

  • Jeanne D.

    I'll invite my 11 year old granddaughter, Brie. She's playing in her 3rd recital tomorrow.

    1 · December 13, 2012

  • Jennifer W.

    Thank you Sandra!

    December 12, 2012

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