I’m delighted to announce that I will be a judge at the 2016 Chicago Amateur Piano Competition. It’s an international competition which will be live streamed in August from the 24th – 27th, 2016. I’m one of three judges; my colleagues are Russian pianist Konstantin Soukhovetski (in the middle on the image below), and American pianist Adam Neiman, (on the right, below) who is from Chicago.
This competition has already been featured on my blog earlier this year, when committee member Sally Olson wrote a post about her involvement (which you can read here
). In addition to judging the competition, each judge will also be giving master classes afterwards, which should be a lot of fun.
Four days of total immersion in the piano world, an opportunity to meet like-minded souls, and a chance to enjoy the sights of Chicago – the Chicago Amateur Piano Competition promises to be a wonderful experience, so if you’re looking to enter a competition next year, then do consider this one. There is also a registration fee discount if you apply before 1 January 2016. Hope to see you there!
For much more information about how to practice piano repertoire, take a look at my piano course, Play it again: PIANO (published by Schott Music). Covering a huge array of styles and genres, the course features a large collection of progressive, graded piano repertoire from approximately Grade 1 to advanced diploma level, with copious practice tips for every piece. A convenient and beneficial course for students of any age, with or without a teacher, and it can also be used alongside piano examination syllabuses too.
You can find out more about my other piano publications and compositions here.