The competition is a biennial event and the 7th competition takes place in
January 4–11, 2015.
Brazilian conductor and pianist Ricardo Castro will join the distinguished panel of judges for the 7th Bösendorfer and Yamaha USASU International Piano Competition, replacing pianist Martha Argerich, who recently notified the competition organizers that she will be unable to join the jury this year due to personal reasons.
The Bösendorfer and Yamaha USASU International Piano Competitions are dedicated to the discovery and encouragement of young artists who possess their personal voice of interpretation in harmony with the legacy of great artists of the past and the European sound culture of these exquisite pianos. Hosted at the beautiful Arizona State University campus in the Grand Canyon State, the competitions are committed to promoting outstanding artists and providing them with the solo and orchestral performance opportunities they deserve. We welcome all aspiring pianists to gather here and present their artistry to our audience and distinguished panel of judges in a non-biased competition environment of utmost integrity. I invite you to join us! Best of luck.
Dr. Baruch Meir, President and Artistic Director
Associate Professor of Piano
ASU Herberger Institute School of Music