posted January 7, 2010

Hope Features Young Artists Piano Competition Jan. 16

The department of music at Hope College will present the Young Artists Piano Competition on Saturday, Jan. 16.

The competition will run from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Dimnent Memorial Chapel and will be followed by a Winners Recital at 2:30 p.m. Competitors are being required to perform two or more pieces of their choice totaling 15-20 minutes of music.

The public is invited to all parts of the competition.  Admission is free.

The Young Artists Piano Competition was open to high school pianists ages 13 through 18 located in the Midwest United States. Last month approximately 10 finalists were chosen to compete for the cash prize and a free lesson with both Andrew Le and Adam Clark of the Hope College music faculty.

"We are very excited to bring these young people in for this special event," said Clark, who is organizing the event and is an assistant professor of music at Hope. "The competition serves as a wonderful opportunity for them to develop as musicians, to compete in a professional and collegial environment, and to demonstrate to the public that this art form is alive and well in the hands of this up-and-coming generation."

Dimnent Memorial Chapel is located at 277 College Ave., on College Avenue at 12th Street.