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The Second Triennial Olga Kern International Piano Competition concluded November 3, 2019 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Thank you for joining us! See you in 2022!

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2016 Olga Kern International Piano Competition 

Drawing Ceremony & Reception

Reception / Sunday, November 13, 2016 / 7 pm

Invitation Only

The 2016 Olga Kern International Piano Competition will be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA, from November 13–November 20, 2016. Participation in the Competition is conditional on a candidate submitting the required documents and recordings by June 1, 2016. The competition will showcase 20–24 candidates who are chosen by the Competition Selection Jury from all submitted applications

The Olga Kern International Piano Competition provides the New Mexico Philharmonic’s audiences an opportunity to see developing world-class pianists at the beginning of their professional careers.  The final round of this impressive new contest will feature the Competition’s finalists in performance with the New Mexico Philharmonic.  In addition to a cash prize, the winner will be awarded concert engagements throughout the US and Europe.

Olga Kern, President of the Jury
Vladimir Kern
Meng-Chieh Liu
Constantine Orbelian
Fali Pavri
Konstantin Scherbakov

R. Douglas Sheldon
Golda Vainberg-Tatz

Akemi Alink-Yamamoto

Rory Boyle, Composer of the 2016 Competition Required Modern Piece

Times subject to change

Sunday, November 13, 2016 / Reception
Drawing Ceremony & Reception
Invitation Only

Day 1: Monday, November 14, 2016 / Preliminaries
The National Hispanic Cultural Center
Free Admission: general seating

Day 2: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 / Preliminaries
The National Hispanic Cultural Center
Deliberations & Announcement of Semifinalists
Free Admission: general seating

Day 3: Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Free day

Day 4: Thursday, November 17, 2016 / Semifinals
The National Hispanic Cultural Center
Deliberations & Announcement of Finalists
Admission: $10
Reserve Tickets: 505.724.4771

Day 5: Friday, November 18, 2016
Free Day

Day 6: Saturday, November 19, 2016 / Concert of Finalists
Popejoy Hall
Rehearsal with the New Mexico Philharmonic
Concert of the Finalists
Deliberations & Announcement of Winners
Admission: $25–$75, Students $10
Reserve Tickets: 505.925.5858,

Day 7: Sunday, November 20, 2016 / Award Ceremony & Winners Recital
The National Hispanic Cultural Center
Award Ceremony & Winners Recital
Admission: $25, Students $10
Reserve Tickets: 505.724.4771

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