Pianists coming to UF for international festival June 14-21

Published: June 4 2014

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Outstanding college and pre-college pianists from around the country will participate in the University of Florida International Piano Festival June 14-21 in the Music Building, Room 101.

The pianists will have lessons and master classes with distinguished teachers from across North America and the United Kingdom. The public is invited to attend free daily master classes and recitals.

Originating in 2007 as the Chinese-American International Piano Institute, the event has hosted some of the finest performers and teachers from around the world. This year’s 26 participants will experience first-rate instruments as well as excellent practice and performance spaces on UF’s campus.

This year’s guest artist faculty members are: Larissa Dedova of the University of Maryland, Ian Jones from the Royal College of Music, Logan Skelton from the University of Michigan, Hee Jung Kang from UF and Kevin Robert Orr from UF.

“UFIPF 2014 promises to once again thrill the Gainesville community with a full schedule of concerts and master classes, all free and open to the public,” says Orr, director. “This year’s roster of 26 young artists includes college pianists from outstanding music institutions across North and South America, as well as highly accomplished pre-college pianists from around the state of Florida.”

The festival is sponsored by UF, UF School of Music, UF Office of Research, UF Health, Visit Gainesville and Hoggtowne Music. Here is a schedule of this year’s events. All events take place in the Music Building, Room 101, unless otherwise noted:

Saturday, June 14: 

3:30-5:30 p.m.: Master class with Kevin Robert Orr

7:30 p.m.: College participant recital

Sunday, June 15: 

3:30-5:30 p.m.: Master class with Larissa Dedova

7:30 p.m.: College participant recital

Monday, June 16: 

Noon: Participant recital at UF Health Shands Hospital, South Tower

3:30-5:30 p.m.: Master class with Hee Jung Kang

7:30 p.m.: College participant recital

Wednesday, June 18: 

3:30-5:30 p.m.: Master class with Logan Skelton

7:30 p.m.: College participant recital

Thursday, June 19: 

3:30-5:30 p.m.: Master class with Ian Jones

7:30 p.m.: College participant recital

Friday, June 20: 

Noon: Participant recital at UF Health Shands Hospital, North Tower

7:30 p.m.: College participant recital

Saturday, June 21: 

10 a.m.: Pre-college solo competition

1:30 p.m.: Final pre-college and college recitals

To learn more, visit www.arts.ufl.edu/pianofestival. Join the conversation online by using the hashtag #UFIPF14.


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