THE TWENTY-SIXTH NEW ORLEANS INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION
July 24-31, 2016
Loyola University, New Orleans
Twelve of the worlds most talented up-and-coming pianists are invited to New Orleans for a week of magnificent piano playing as semifinalists competing for performance and cash prizes totaling over $35,000. The NOIPC runs in conjunction with the New Orleans Piano Institute and Keyboard Festival featuring masterclasses and recitals open to the public. In addition, Guest Artists Marianna Prjevalskaya of Spain and Danny Driver of the United Kingdom will be presenting solo recitals.
Sunday, July 24
Recital: Marianna Prjevalskaya, 4:00 pm
Monday, July 25
Semifinal Round I, day one , 7:00 pm
Tuesday, July 26
Semifinal Round I, day two, 7:00 pm
Wednesday, July 27
Semifinal Round I, day three, 7:00 pm
Thursday, July 28
Semifinal Round II, day one, 7:00 pm
Friday, July 29
Semifinal Round II, day two, 7:00 pm
Saturday, July 30
Recital: Danny Driver, 7:00 pm
Sunday, July 31
Final Round, 2:00 pm
Competition Rounds and Recitals take place in Loyola University's Roussel Hall.
The goal of the competition is to provide opportunities for the most gifted and communicative musicians to further their careers and to offer to the community an opportunity to discover the world’s finest pianistic talents. To this end, the Twenty-sixth New Orleans International Piano Competition (NOIPC) will be held in conjunction with the annual summer New Orleans Piano Institute and Keyboard Festival, both hosted by the Musical Arts Society of New Orleans.
In addition to these awards, the Musical Arts Society of New Orleans will present the Clarence "Pete" Wolbrette Jury Discretionary Award of $1000 in memory of MASNO friend and long-time recording engineer Pete Wolbrette.