City of Albuquerque

The City of Albuquerque is a partner with the Olga Kern International Piano Competition. 

The City of Albuquerque’s Cultural Services Department is one of the most innovative and creative in the country.  Albuquerque deeply values the arts and through its leadership, fosters creativity over a wide range of programs and events throughout the cultural arena.  Among the initiatives started by the city is the Public Art Urban Enhancement Program.  One of the oldest programs in the country, it aspires to “enhance our community through exceptional public art by embracing a transparent process that reflects the diversity and interests of Albuquerque.”  In addition, Albuquerque promotes inspiring programs for children that are present in prestigious venues such as: the Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum, Albuquerque’s premier air and space museum; the iconic KiMo Theatre, offering a unique venue for quality entertainment in downtown Albuquerque; the South Broadway Cultural Center, touted as “an architectural and artistic jewel,” it features a theater, art gallery, and library; and Explora, Albuquerque’s most interactive children’s museum.  The city also supports the wonderful Youth Concerts by the New Mexico Philharmonic that are performed each year for thousands of 4th and 5th graders at Popejoy Hall.

We are honored to have the City of Albuquerque offer their support in partnership with the Olga Kern International Piano Competition to bring Albuquerque and New Mexico the first ever international music competition.


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