Southeastern Piano Festival set for June 13-19
The University of South Carolina’s Southeastern Piano Festival, celebrating its eighth year, will feature its most international roster ever.
Among the celebrated guest artists scheduled to participate in the June 13 – 19 event are Robert Plano of Italy, the First Prize winner of the Cleveland International Piano Competition; Jacqueline (Bei Hua) Tang, professor of piano at the Shanghai Conservatory and Tian Ying, Bronze Medalist of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, both from China; and Oxana Yablonskaya of Russia, who taught at The Guilliard School for more than 20 years and studied with the legendary Aleksander Goldenweiser at the Moscow Conservatory.
They will perform at evening concerts, conduct master classes, and give talks and lectures throughout the week.
The festival is widely recognized for providing outstanding training for a select group of aspiring young pianists in grades 8 - 12. They will have performing opportunities, daily lessons with USC piano faculty, masterclasses and conversations with distinguished guest artists and presentations on a variety of piano-related topics.
The week’s events culminate with the Arthur Fraser International Piano Competition. Performing opportunities with South Carolina Philharmonic, the South Carolina Youth Symphony and other engagements await all three top prize winners.