New York International Piano Competition
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|Country and Region||United States — New York|
|Type of Festival||Music|
|Location of Festival||New York, New York, USA|
|Festival Contact Information|
Melvin Stecher and Norman Horowitz, Executive Directors
The Stecher and Horowitz Foundation of New York's New York International Piano Competition gathers talented pianists from across North America for the week-long event, which includes four rounds plus a series of masterclasses. Unique to the New York Piano Competition is its policy of no elimination; each contestant will perform in all four rounds and be judged by a jury of some of the most distinguished members of the music community. Each contestant will return home a winner, either as a prize or finalist award recipient. Based on long professional experience, The New York Piano Competition believes that, although winning is always exciting, it is more important to provide a climate for learning and sharing that makes every contestant a winner. All Competition events are open to the public, and with the exception of the final Awards Ceremony and performance by the winners, all events are free.
|Festival Dates||June 17 - 22, 2012|
The Stecher and Horowitz Foundation, a non-profit organization, is an outgrowth of the renowned Stecher and Horowitz School of the Arts which was founded in 1960 in Cedarhurst, New York. Until 1999 the school was Nassau County’s leading conservatory of music, attended by some 15,000 students during its thirty-nine year history. The Foundation is now dedicated to an expanded concept that seeks to inspire and support outstanding young musicians nationwide.
Melvin Stecher and Norman Horowitz, Executive Directors of the Stecher and Horowitz Foundation, have devoted a lifetime to the musical education of young people. Internationally recognized as one of the most distinguished duo-piano teams of their generation, Stecher and Horowitz are equally renowned for their multi-faceted activities as performers, teachers, composers and educational consultants – activities that have earned them a unique position in the world of music.