With a rich lineup of world-class guest pianists and a behind-the-scenes look at great musicians in the making, come to the Southeastern Piano Festival in Columbia, SC, June 15 -22, 2014.
The only piano-focused festival in the region, the Southeastern Piano Festival offers nightly concerts by outstanding award-winning faculty and guest artists, master classes, lectures and a rare opportunity to get an intimate view of the music making process. Many audience members set aside the entire week to take in all the festival activities and explore South Carolina’s capital city.
Coming to the festival in 2014 is legendary pianist Leon Fleisher, a recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors and the first American to win the prestigious Queen Elisabeth of Belgium Competition in 1952. Joining him are Ingrid Jacoby, winner of the the Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition, Alexander Korsantia who won first prize and the gold medal in the Arthur Rubinstein Piano Master Competition, and rising star Andrew Tyson, of North Carolina, who captured the first prize at the 2011 Young Concert Artists International Auditions.
The festival will open on June 15 with a Piano Extravaganza concert at the Koger Center for the Arts, featuring South Carolina Philharmonic, multiple pianos and guest pianists. Concerts throughout the week will be held at landmark locations throughout Columbia, including USC School of Music, Trinity Cathedral, and Columbia Museum of Art. If you love music – and especially piano music – the SEPF is the place to be in June.