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Festival PiaNOLA

Sponsored by the Nancy F. Link Foundation
Presented by the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra and Musical Arts Society of New Orleans

Festival PiaNOLA features a community masterclass, orchestral performances, and a salon concert by festival artist Xiaohui Yang .

Audition & Masterclass

January 3rd & January 9th, 2018

The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO) and Musical Arts Society of New Orleans (MASNO) invite amateur pianists to apply for the 2nd Annual Festival PiaNOLA Masterclass. The audition takes place on Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018 at Dixon Recital Hall on Tulane University’s campus. The competition is open to pianists age 16 and over.

Three winning pianists will have the opportunity to participate in a masterclass taught by world-renowned pianist Xiaohui Yang while performing on the LPO’s new Steinway Concert Grand in the Orpheum Theater.

Each winner will also receive two tickets to the LPO’s Brahms' Symphony No. 1 concert on January 12th-13th at the Orpheum Theater and also to MASNO’s Salon featuring Xiaohui Yang on January 11th at Loyola University's Roussel Hall. The three winners of the competition will be determined by a panel of judges selected by the LPO and MASNO.

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The masterclass will take place on Tuesday, January 9th, 2018 at the Orpheum Theater beginning at 6:00 PM. The masterclass is free and open to the public.

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