University of South Carolina

Southeastern Piano Festival set for June 13-19

 

The University of South Carolina’s Southeastern Piano Festival, celebrating its eighth year, will feature its most international roster ever.

Robert Plano
Robert Plano
Jacqueline Tang
Jacqueline Tang

Among the celebrated guest artists scheduled to participate in the June 13 – 19 event are Robert Plano of Italy, the First Prize winner of the Cleveland International Piano Competition; Jacqueline (Bei Hua) Tang, professor of piano at the Shanghai Conservatory and Tian Ying, Bronze Medalist of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, both from China; and Oxana Yablonskaya of Russia, who taught at The Guilliard School for more than 20 years and studied with the legendary Aleksander Goldenweiser at the Moscow Conservatory.

They will perform at evening concerts, conduct master classes, and give talks and lectures throughout the week.

Tian Ying
Tian Ying
Oxana Yablonskaya
Oxana Yablonskaya

The festival is widely recognized for providing outstanding training for a select group of aspiring young pianists in grades 8 - 12. They will have performing opportunities, daily lessons with USC piano faculty, masterclasses and conversations with distinguished guest artists and presentations on a variety of piano-related topics.

The week’s events culminate with the Arthur Fraser International Piano Competition. Performing opportunities with South Carolina Philharmonic, the South Carolina Youth Symphony and other engagements await all three top prize winners.

Southeastern Piano Festival

  • What: Nationally acclaimed collection of top musicians and aspiring young pianists who will receive training from the masters
  • When: June 13 – 19
  • Where: School of Music, Koger Center (check schedule for details)

By Office of Media Relations

Posted: 05/31/10 @ 12:00 AM | Updated: 06/15/10 @ 1:43 PM | Permalink