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