posted January 16, 2012

Young Artists Piano Competition

The department of music at Hope College will present performances by 10 finalists during the third annual Hope College Young Artists Piano Competition on Saturday, Jan. 28, in Dimnent Memorial Chapel. 

The competition will run from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The winners will be announced at 6:30 p.m., with a reception following.

Admission is free and the public is encouraged to attend. Audience members may stay for all or only a portion of the competition. 

The Young Artists Piano Competition is open to talented high school pianists ages 13 through 18 living in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Ohio. The finalists have been selected from a preliminary recording round to compete for cash awards and scholarships. The competitors are required to perform two or more memorized pieces of their choice totaling 15 to 20 minutes of music. 

"We are very excited to again welcome 10 talented young musicians to Hope College" said Adam Clark, who is organizing the event and is assistant professor of piano at Hope. "Each year I am astounded by level of playing and dedication from each of the finalists. We continually hear some of the most musically and technically demanding works in the piano repertoire played with great depth and bravura. I am certain that this year again will be no exception." 

Additional information about the competition may be found at hopeyoungartists.com.

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