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14th Annual International Russian Music Piano Competition in San Jose

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http://photos1.meetupstatic.com/photos/event/4/8/4/6/event_240918502.jpegIt’s the best kept secret in Bay Area classical music. It’s the only one of its kind in Northern California. It’s the 14th Annual International Russian Music Piano Competition and it’s happening at Le Petit Trianon Theatre in downtown San Jose from Fri., June 7 through Sun., June 16

100 contestants from 12 different countries (Belarus, Canada, China, Indonesia, Japan, Macedonia, Russia, S. Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, Vietnam, and of course the U.S.) and some of the most talented young pianists in the world, will compete in four different age categories from age 6 to 32.

There is, of course, an emphasis on music by great Russian composers (Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev, Scriabin, etc.), but there’s also music by great non-Russian composers as well (J.S. Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy, etc.).

The daily competition is open to the public and is ~*FREE*~. Parking is conveniently located across and just down the street from the theatre.

The Bay Area’s very own, Jon Nakamatsu, Van Cliburn Competition Gold Medalist and internationally renowned concert pianist has this to say about the International Russian Music Piano Competition:

"We are so fortunate to have the International Russian Music Piano Competition right here in San Jose. An organization of the highest caliber, this annual event showcases some of the world's most talented young pianists. I encourage you to attend and revel in the music (not all Russian!) and the competitive excitement. In doing so, you will support the performing arts in San Jose and help make this a cultural capital of Northern California."

If you enjoy classical music, you will enjoy The 14th Annual International Russian Music Piano Competition. And find out for yourself why it’s the best kept secret.

In addition to the daily competition which, again, is free of charge, we also have on the agenda the following ticketed events:

What: Opening Gala Concert
When: Fri., June 7th from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Tickets: $25: General Admission; $20: Students and Seniors
http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=3592564

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Due to circumstances beyond our control, we regret to announce that the start time of the Final Round has been changed from 7:00 PM to 2:30 PM, Sat., June 15th. If you had already ordered your tickets for this event, let me know and we'll make things right for you. Again, we apologize for the change in schedule.

What: Advanced Category Final Round with Chamber Music Piano Trio
When: Sat., June 15th from 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Tickets: $25: General Admission; $20: Students and Seniors
http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=3599414

What: Winner's Concert with Awards Ceremony and Reception
When: Sun., June 16th from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Tickets: $35: General Admission; $25: Students and Seniors
http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=3599394

* SPONSOR YOUR VERY OWN PRIZEWINNER ! *

Here’s a link to the different prizes and amounts:

http://www.russianmusiccompetition.com/index.php?pr=Prizes. All contributions go directly to the prizewinners. To sponsor a prize, please contact Scott at [masked] . Thank you!

About the International Russian Music Piano Competition:

The International Russian Music Piano Competition is a California registered non-profit organization with a mission of providing excellence and education through competition and performance with an emphasis on Russian music.

For more information, please visit our website at: http://www.russianmusiccompetition.com or contact me, Scott, at [masked]

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