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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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Christina & Michelle Naughton perform with MSO on November 19 and 20

Posted on November 4, 2016

A concert you don’t want to miss – Christina and Michelle Naughton will perform Poulenc’s captivating Concerto for Two Pianos with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Edo de Waart on November 19 at 8:00 p.m. and November 20 at 2:30 p.m. If you wish to join PianoArts for an outing to […]

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Aristo Sham returns to the Wilson Center on October 23

Posted on September 22, 2016

Returning to the stage of the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts on Sunday, October 23 at 2:00 p.m. will be Aristo Sham, first place prize winner in the PianoArts 2016 North American Competition. A twenty-year old virtuoso pianist who enjoys treating audiences to a mix of well-loved classics and exciting less-familiar works, his […]

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Wisconsin Youth 2017 Biennial Piano Competition

Posted on August 17, 2016

PianoArts and the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra are pleased to announce the 2017 Wisconsin Youth Piano Competition to be held June 16-19 at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music. A concerto competition for pianists ages 10-16, the Wisconsin competition is held in years opposite the PianoArts North American Competition for pianists ages 16-20. Cash prizes totaling $2,750 […]

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2016 North American Competition Solo and Ensemble Semifinal Rounds Available on YouTube Channel

Posted on June 22, 2016

Live performances by the 2016 PianoArtists participating in the competition’s semifinal rounds of solo and ensemble recitals are posted on the PianoArts YouTube Channel. Each work in the two 45-minute recitals is posted individually. Biographies and complete programs are available on the website: Concerts/2016 Semifinalists.

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Posted on June 11, 2016

Milwaukee, Wisconsin …. June 9, 2016 … Pianist Aristo Sham, age 20, a native of Hong Kong and student preparing for joint degrees at Harvard University and at the New England Conservatory of Music, where he studies with Victor Rosenbaum, was named the first place prize winner of $12,000 in the PianoArts 2016 Biennial North […]

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2016 Competition and Festival Tickets on Sale

Posted on May 1, 2016

Tickets to all competition performances and festival events at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music and the Sharon Lynn Wilson Center for the Arts are now on sale. Click the funnel, CONCERT, SOIREES, TICKETS or contact PianoArts at with your request. PianoArts 2016 offers Milwaukeeans more to enjoy. For the past two years, audiences have greatly […]

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Meet the 2016 PianoArtists

Posted on April 10, 2016

PianoArts will welcome, June 2-8, a select group of ten pianists, ages 16-20, from across the United States, for the twelfth North American Competition and Music Festival. To qualify as PianoArtists, these pianists auditioned in a rigorous, anonymous preliminary round in March: JeongMin Kim, Yuan Liu, Evelyn Mo, Linda Ruan, John Schindler, Aristo Sham, Athena Tsianos, Harvey Wu, Seho Young, and Angie Zhang. During […]

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Thank You to the 2016 Competition Applicants

Posted on January 7, 2016

Thank you to applicants, teachers, parents, and friends of young musicians applying to the 2016 North American Piano Competition. We look forward to hearing these young artists perform. Open to pianists, ages 16 ­– 20, the competition semifinals and finals will be held June 2 – 8 in Milwaukee. Ten semifinalists will share prizes totaling […]

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2016 PianoArts Preliminary Jury

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PianoArts is pleased to announce the distinguished jury who will select the 2016 semifinalists: Evelyne Brancart, Frederic Chiu, and Stijn De Cock. Ms. Brancart, who received Belgium’s Laureate de La Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth prize, is a highly respected concert pianist and Professor of Music at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. Frederic […]

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