MANSO To Bring International Piano Competition, Keyboard Festival To New Orleans

2016 NOIPC semifinalists

NEW ORLEANS – Carefully chosen from more than 180 international auditions, 12 of the world’s most talented up-and-coming pianists have been invited to New Orleans by the Musical Arts Society of New Orleans (MASNO) for a week of magnificent piano playing as semi-finalists will be competing for performance and cash prizes totaling over $35,000.

         The New Orleans International Piano Competition (NOIPC) runs in conjunction with the New Orleans Piano Institute and Keyboard Festival featuring masterclasses and recitals open to the public. In addition, Guest Artists Marianna Prjevalskaya of Spain and Danny Driver of the United Kingdom will be presenting solo recitals.

         As the Musical Arts Society of New Orleans (MASNO) celebrates its 36th anniversary this year, it continues its efforts to make New Orleans a vital and vibrant center for the musical arts: providing opportunities to hear some of the world's best musical talents; developing enthusiastic audiences; nurturing the development of talent; and championing music education through innovative programming and signature events such as the New Orleans International Piano Competition, the New Orleans Piano Institute and Keyboard Festival, Concerto Showcase in collaboration with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, Nocturne, Salon Concerts, and MASNO Artist Master Classes and Lecture Performances at area schools.


         2016 NOIPC semifinalists include:

Moye Chen, China

Scott Cuellar, USA

Christopher Goodpasture, USA

Matthew Graybil, USA

Yewon Jeong, South Korea

Wenjie Lu, China

Yejin Noh, South Korea

Kyle Orth, USA

Alexander Soares, United Kingdom

Xiaohui Yang, China

Hyun Ji You, South Korea

Re Zhang, China


         For more information about each semifinalist click here


         NOIPC Schedule of Events include:


Sunday, July 24

Recital: Marianna Prjevalskaya, 4:00 p.m.


Monday, July 25

Semifinal Round I, day one, 7:00 p.m.


Tuesday, July 26

Semifinal Round I, day two, 7:00 p.m.


Wednesday, July 27

Semifinal Round I, day 3, 7:00 p.m.


Thursday, July 28

Semifinal Round II, day 1, 7:00 p.m.


Friday, July 29

Semifinal Round II, day 2, 7:00 p.m.


Saturday, July 30

New Orleans Piano Institute Showcase Recital, 11:30 p.m.


Saturday, July 30

Recital: Danny Driver, 7:00 p.m.


Sunday, July 31

Final Round, 2:00 p.m.


         For more information about events click here


         All competition rounds and recitals will take place in Loyola University's Roussel Hall, 6363 St Charles Ave.


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