San Antonio International Piano Competition

Classical Spotlight
4:31 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

Competing Pianists: 11th San Antonio International Piano Competition Underway

Emily Townsend repairing a piano.
Emily Townsend

Thursday the field narrowed to eight competitors and will go down to five pianists for the finals at the San Antonio International Piano Competition.

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Classical Spotlight
9:07 am
Wed October 10, 2012

Go for the Gold! Eleven competitors vie for $40,000 in prizes

Paul Moravec

On Sunday, October 14, the San Antonio International Piano Competition gets underway at Trinity University's Ruth Taylor Recital Hall. The eleven young men and women hail from Malaysia to Italy, and China to the United States. They will play music by Beethoven, baroque and a new piece written by Pulitzer Prize winning composer Paul Moravec.

"Of course I have to make it difficult." Moravec says, adding that it is not just about virtuosity. "I wanted the work to be beautiful, and hopefully helpful for the competitors, that they can use it later in their career on recitals."

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