Shih also won the audience award and the award for the best performance of a work from the romantic era, which earned him another $250. All three have experience in the amateur piano competition circuit. The weeklong competition, which is open to adults who do not have a professional music career, started on sunday with 68 pianists. The garvey texas foundation, inc.
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Van cliburn amateur pianist competition. Surprisingly, shih also said he planned to quit playing piano altogether for as long as 3 years. Macy, donald sutherland, tracey ullman, and neve campbell; and the last supper, starring cameron diaz and bill paxton. The amateur prize of $2,000 (plus a pair of tickets to the 2017 van cliburn international) is quite modest. It came a little too easily. The budget is clearly in the hundreds of thousands of dollars per event. There are also several $500 cash prizes for special awards. Michael slavin, 65, was before me in the final round.
Covers the world of classical music. It was lovely to hear all that beautiful music played by such excellent pianists. Provides an intimate look into the lives of these colorful, multi-faceted competitors as they strive to balance the demands of work and family with their love of music.