Gina Bachauer International Piano Foundation sets three-day piano festival, June 22-24, featuring concerts with international pianists, master classes, student performances

This week’s piano festival by the Gina Bachauer International Piano Foundation follows on the heels of an exceptional concert season. The three-day event will feature outstanding pianists as well as students who will be performing, along with master classes led by guest artists and educators.  Guest artists and educators include Spencer Myer, an internationally acclaimed … Read more

Bachauer piano festival, featuring guest artist concerts, six young pianists, master classes, set for June 22-25

In years when the Gina Bachauer International Piano Foundation does not hold the finals in Salt Lake City for its rotating schedule of competitions, June becomes the month for the piano festival, as Kary Billings, the foundation’s executive director, explains. This year’s event (June 22-25) features six young pianists, ranging in age from 14 to … Read more

Bachauer gold medal piano competition goes remote this year, featuring 44 pianists, ages 11-18, in Junior and Young Artists categories, representing 14 countries

A year and a half ago, before the pandemic halted all live performances, jurors for the Gina Bachauer International Junior and Young Artists Piano Competitions had listened to 113 pianists, ranging in age from 11 to 18, perform half-hour programs in one of five cities, including Salt Lake City as well as Hamburg, Moscow, New … Read more

Hong Xu, 2001 Bachauer bronze medalist, set to return to Salt Lake City for opening concert of 2019-2020 season

In 2001, Hong Xu was just 17 years old when he made his first trip to the U.S. to compete in the Salt Lake City finals for the Gina Bachauer Young Artists International Piano Competition. Just a year before, he made his orchestral debut as a soloist with the Wuhan Symphony Orchestra in China, playing … Read more

Bachauer International Piano Festival brings three internationally acclaimed soloists, Utah soprano, Fry Street Quartet, nine young pianists

The outstanding lineup for the upcoming Gina Bachauer International Piano Festival in Salt Lake City comprises three internationally known pianists, a Utah soprano and the Fry Street Quartet, the string ensemble in residence at Utah State University, along with nine young pianists, some of whom might compete in next year’s junior and young artists competitions … Read more

Forty pianists, 17 countries in next month’s 17th Gina Bachauer International Artists Piano Competition

Next month’s 17th Gina Bachauer International Artists Piano Competition in Salt Lake City unquestionably will be the most cosmopolitan representation of gifted pianists in the Foundation’s 42-year history. Forty pianists, ranging in age from 19 to 32, will represent 17 countries, as they compete in the quarterfinals that will lead ultimately to finalists who will … Read more