posted January 21, 2013

Hope College Young Artists Piano Competition

The department of music at Hope College will present performances by 13 finalists during the fourth annual Hope College Young Artists Piano Competition on Saturday, Jan. 26, in Dimnent Memorial Chapel.

The competition will run from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., with the winners announced at 6 p.m.

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 Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin.  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 10 to 15 minutes of music.

“We are very excited to again welcome so many 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 skill and understanding. These contestants represent the future of this art and it is a privilege to support their growth through this event.”

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

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