Forty-two outstanding pianists from around the globe make their way to Tempe, Ariz. in January as the ASU School of Music in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts hosts the 6th Bösendorfer and Yamaha USASU International Piano Competitions in collaboration with the Phoenix Symphony, the Arizona Young Artist Committee, Bösendorfer, Yamaha, and the Arizona Piano Gallery. The public is invited to witness these fantastic young artists from January 6–13, 2013 in a competition that is considered one of the best in the world.
A total of 198 pianists from 31 countries applied to compete. The 42 selected by a screening committee compete in the semi-final and final rounds for prizes including over $50,000 of cash awards, engagements with the Phoenix Symphony, and recital performances in the United States, Austria and Germany for the winners.
The semi-final and final rounds of the Yamaha junior and senior competitions and the semi-final round of the Bösendorfer competition are free and open to the public.
Bösendorfer and Yamaha USASU International Piano Competition Opening Gala Concert
with Martha Argerich and Sergei Babayan
Jan. 6, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
Katzin Concert Hall
Yamaha USASU International Piano Competition for Young Pianists, Winners' Recital and Awards Ceremony
Jan. 12, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
Katzin Concert Hall
Bösendorfer USASU International Piano Competition Concert of Finalists with The Phoenix Symphony under the baton of Michael Christie
Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013 at 7 p.m.
More details on the competition schedule will be posted on this website shortly.
Many of the competitors are flying to Arizona from European and Asian countries and would prefer to stay with host families in the area.
If you are interested in serving as a host family, please contact the competition office by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone: 480.965.8740.
2013 Competition Jury:
Martha Argerich, Argentina
Sergei Babayan, USA
Robert Hamilton, USA
Choong Mo Kang, Korea/USA
Yanina Kudlik, Israel
Baruch Meir, Chairman, Israel/USA
Dr. Baruch Meir, President and Artistic Director
Associate Professor of Piano
ASU Herberger Institute School of Music