2024 Gina Bachauer International Artists Piano Competition: Daily Diary, June 17-30

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Utah Review will publish a daily diary about the Gina Bachauer International Piano Foundation’s 2024 International Artists Competition. Follow this link daily through June 30, as we update the proceedings, starting with the quarterfinals, continuing through the semi-finals and then to the final round when three pianists will compete for the prizes, … Read more

Five summer concerts set for Intermezzo Chamber Music Series in Salt Lake City

Lovers of chamber music in Utah looking for outstanding performances during the summer will find a broad, diverse spectrum of works and performers, covering nearly 300 years in the catalog, in the Intermezzo Chamber Music Series. Five concerts will be at Libby Gardner Hall at the University of Utah campus, beginning June 24 (all with … Read more

Backstage at the 2024 Gina Bachauer International Artists Competition: How the Abravanel-Bachauer friendship established roots of relationship with Utah Symphony

While Abravanel Hall in downtown Salt Lake City will be the site of the final round in the 2024 Gina Bachauer International Artists Competition, when three pianists will perform concertos with the Utah Symphony on both the evenings of June 28-29, the connection between the Bachauer Foundation and the Utah Symphony goes much deeper, starting … Read more

Backstage at the 2024 Gina Bachauer International Artists Competition: Meet the Quarterfinalists Part 5

EDITOR’S NOTE: Each day this week, The Utah Review will provide short profiles, featuring the 33 quarterfinalists for the 2024 Gina Bachauer International Artists Competition. Afternoon and evening sessions begin Monday, June 17. For tickets and more information, see the Bachauer website. The Utah Review asked each pianist to answer four questions:  1. In addition … Read more

Backstage at the 2024 Gina Bachauer International Artists Competition: Commissioned work Gabriela Lena Frank’s Two Andean Portraits to receive unique world premiere in semifinal round

For only the third time in the 48-year history of the Gina Bachauer International Artists Piano Competition and the first time since 1982, all 12 of the pianists in the semifinals will play a new commissioned solo work. It will be Two Andean Portraits by Gabriela Lena Frank, one of America’s foremost composers who also … Read more

Backstage at the 2024 Gina Bachauer International Artists Competition: Host families make a lasting connection with their guest pianist

One significant, indispensable feature of the Gina Bachauer International Artists Competition is the role of host families in the Salt Lake City metropolitan area who open their homes to a quarterfinalist. For ardent fans of classical music who have a spare room and a grand piano available, the opportunity to host a young musician during … Read more

Backstage at the 2024 Gina Bachauer International Artists Competition: Meet the Quarterfinalists Part 4

EDITOR’S NOTE: Each day this week, The Utah Review will provide short profiles, featuring the 33 quarterfinalists for the 2024 Gina Bachauer International Artists Competition. Afternoon and evening sessions begin Monday, June 17. For tickets and more information, see the Bachauer website. The Utah Review asked each pianist to answer four questions:  1. In addition … Read more

Backstage at the 2024 Gina Bachauer International Artists Competition: Meet the Quarterfinalists Part 3

EDITOR’S NOTE: Each day this week, The Utah Review will provide short profiles, featuring the 33 quarterfinalists for the 2024 Gina Bachauer International Artists Competition. Afternoon and evening sessions begin Monday, June 17. For tickets and more information, see the Bachauer website The Utah Review asked each pianist to answer four questions:  1. In addition … Read more

Backstage at the 2024 Gina Bachauer International Artists Competition: The elegant art of adjudication; nine jury members announced

While many can justifiably describe the Gina Bachauer International Artists Competition as music’s counterpart to the Olympics, many might be surprised that the jury process for determining the top three prize winners by the end of June relies on a long-established protocol that replaced numerical scores with a secret voting process where each individual juror … Read more

Backstage at the 2024 Gina Bachauer International Artists Competition: Meet the Quarterfinalists Part 2

EDITOR’S NOTE: Each day this week, The Utah Review will provide short profiles, featuring the 33 quarterfinalists for the 2024 Gina Bachauer International Artists Competition. Afternoon and evening sessions begin Monday, June 17. For tickets and more information, see the Bachauer website. The Utah Review asked each pianist to answer four questions:  1. In addition to … Read more