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Joyce Yang, Competition Jury Member, Performs Bernstein’s “Age of Anxiety‘’ with MSO

Posted on November 2, 2017

Nov. 17-18:  Pianist Joyce Yang, a frequent Milwaukee Symphony guest soloist, plays Leonard Bernstein’s Symphony No. 2 (“The Age of Anxiety”). Under acclaimed guest conductor Michael Francis, the concert also includes Johannes Brahms’s mighty Symphony No. 1. Bernstein’s breathtaking Second Symphony captures the anxiety of its era in music, that veers between symphony and concerto. Inspired by […]

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Celebrated Artists and Teachers, John Perry, Ann Schein, and Joyce Yang, Serve as Jury Members for the 2018 North American Competition.

Posted on July 14, 2017

John Perry, Ann Schein, and Joyce Yang, celebrated concert pianists and renowned teachers, will serve as jury members during the 2018 North American Competition, May 30-June 5. “Young artists, advanced to the semifinal and final rounds, will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to perform for these iconic musicians,” observed Sue Medford, PianoArts founder. “Post-competition one-on-one conversations […]

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Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 Wisconsin
Youth Piano Competition

Posted on June 22, 2017

Ten-year-old Sophia Jiang won the first place prize in the 2017 Wisconsin Youth Piano Competition proudly presented by the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and PianoArts. In addition to a cash prize of $1,000, Sophia will perform the first movement of her winning concerto, Mozart’s Concerto No. 12 in A major, Kőchel 414, with the MSO for […]

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Tea Reception and Chinese Instrument Demonstrations

Posted on June 14, 2017

Friday, June 16 at 6:00 p.m., Concert Conversations at 6:30 Concert at 7:30 Classics from the East & West • Wisconsin Conservatory of Music   A one-of-a-kind evening, concert guests will enjoy a tea reception while exploring Chinese instruments with musicians in traditional dress – a mirror of Chinese musical culture that sets the scene […]

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Jie Chen, "Ambassador for Arts and Education"
2017 Festival Concert Artist and Competition Jury Head

Posted on May 24, 2017

Named “Ambassador for Arts and Education” by the Shanghai International Arts Festival, Jie Chen distinguished herself in Milwaukee in the 2003 PianoArts competition (first place prize) with her superior musicianship and talent for bringing peoples together through music. She went on to win eleven prestigious international prizes. While traveling around the world, she returned to […]

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Ten Semifinalists Selected for the 2017 Wisconsin Youth
Piano Competition

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Our heartiest congratulations to ten pianists, ages 10-16, advanced to the semifinals in the Wisconsin Youth Piano Competition: Mara Bajic, Corona Chen, Sakurako Eriksen, Maylynn Hu, Sophia Jiang, Andy Liu, Sophia Neumann, Abigail Petersen, Victor Spaeth, and Geoffrey Xue. Selected through an anonymous preliminary audio audition, the semifinalists will perform publicly on June 18 at […]

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Music from Russia with Aleksandra Kasman

Posted on May 5, 2017

Aleksandra (Sasha) Kasman, 2017 PianoArts Fellow and “balletomane,” will perform a concert with a spotlight on Russian music at Wauwatosa Presbyterian Church, 2366 North 80th Street, on Sunday, May 7, at 3:00 p.m. Her program will begin with Ludwig van Beethoven’s Sonata No. 28, then move to Nikolai Myaskovsky’s  Sonata No. 2 and Sergei Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet. Tickets are at the […]

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Thank You, Friends, for Making the Gala, Vienna, City of Dreams, an Exciting Success

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To our friends of many years and new friends, thank you for joining us for the PianoArts 2017 Gala Concert, Vienna, City of Dreams. Your support will help tremendously in preparing for the 2018 North American Competition. Watch for gala photographs on our website. A night to remember, audiences were enchanted by the performances of our eleven gala musicians – […]

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Gala Evening Vienna, City of Dreams

Posted on March 28, 2017

An evening so elegant, Beethoven is on our guest list. An extravaganza of talent with two concerts, dinner, and a silent auction, the evening will feature Sam Hong, 2012 PianoArts North America First Place Competition Winner, performing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3. Playing Mr. Hong’s original chamber music arrangement will be a quartet of musicians […]

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Discover PianoArts, May 30-June 5, 2018

Posted on February 9, 2017

Pianists, ages 16-21, are invited to discover new approaches and enriching experiences offered along with awards and prizes during the biennial North American Competition with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. Prizes, shared by ten semifinalists, total more than $27,000, plus a scholarship to attend the 2019 International Keyboard Institute and Festival in New York City, concerts, […]

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