piano festival

UW-River Falls to Host Piano Festival & Competition

September 16, 2015--A Piano Festival & Competition will be hosted by the University of Wisconsin-River Falls Friday and Saturday, Sept. 25-26, in the Kleinpell Fine Arts building. All festival concerts are free and open to the public.

The festival will bring together well-known local and international artists to perform concerts, give master classes, and conduct workshops on an array of topics for piano students and teachers. All levels are welcome.

Skilled piano students are encouraged to enter the Saturday morning competition for the opportunity to take a master class with Professor Alexander Braginsky and to play at the Final Concert at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 26 in Abbott Concert Hall on campus.

The festival will provide the opportunity to work closely with such distinguished musicians as Alexander Braginsky, Denis Evstuhin, Laura Caviani, Laura Edman, Gail Olszewski, Tully Hall, and Ivan Konev.

The piano festival was created to develop musicianship and promote artistic growth in piano students of all ages, and to inspire greater levels of curiosity and commitment to piano.

Events include:

Friday, Sept. 25, noon, Free Coffee Concert with Laura Caviani, in Abbott Concert Hall.

Friday, Sept. 25, 7:30 p.m., Free Opening Concert with Denis Evstuhin, in Abbott Concert Hall.

Saturday, Sept. 26, 6:30 p.m., Free Final Concert in Abbott Concert Hall, following a student competition, workshops, movie, and master class throughout the day.

For a complete festival schedule, registration, and competition requirements, visit our Piano Festival webpage.

For additional information, call the UWRF Music Department at 715-425-3183 or email

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