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


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."

Moravec will be on the judges panel that also includes Jeffrey Swann, Ilan Vered, and Santiago Rodriguez. Moravec is giving a masterclass Sunday, October 21 at 1pm at Ruth Taylor Recital Hall that is free and open to the public.

Performances include a kickoff concert Sunday, October 14 at 6 p.m. with 2003 Gold Medalist Roger Wright at Ruth Taylor Recital Hall; then a winner's recital on Sunday October 21 at 3 p.m. in Ruth Taylor Recital Hall.

More information online at: www.saipc.org