International Jazz Piano Competition joins forces with Bösendorfer and Pianist Magazine to discover and promote young Jazz Pianists
The Nottingham International Jazz Piano Competition is set to scale new heights in 2014, thanks to the support of one of the world’s oldest and most famous piano manufacturers, Bösendorfer, the piano choice of the world’s greatest ever jazz pianist, Oscar Peterson; and Pianist - the leading international piano magazine for people who love to play the piano.
Applications are now being invited from throughout the world from outstanding young jazz pianists aged under 30, for the prestigious biannual competition established in 2008 by Nottingham based Clement Pianos, who have expanded the competition to establish it as a major event in the international jazz calendar.
Thanks to Bösendorfer and Pianist, the 2014 competition raises the performance platform and stakes for both amateur and professional jazz pianists to showcase and develop their talent.
The 2014 competition winner will be awarded the supreme prize of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take centre stage in 2015 at several world famous jazz venues, including London’s Ronnie Scotts and 606 Club, and 'Jazzland' in Vienna, the Austrian capital’s oldest jazz club. Recording opportunities and a host of other prizes also await the finalists with the opportunity for the competition winner to be interviewed by Pianist and have a track featured on the front cover CD of the magazine.
Application forms and full details of competition rules are available from the official competition website.
Deadline for entries is 31st March 2014, following which 12 Semi-Finalists will be invited to perform in Nottingham on Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th October 2014 in front of a live audience, gaining valuable experience and feedback from a highly esteemed judging panel comprising Tim Richards, Andrea Vicari, Dave Newton and Jamil Sherriff. Four finalists will be selected to compete at The Grand Final in Nottingham on Sunday 5th October 2014.
Previous winners of the NIJPC are:
2008 Dan Whieldon UK
2010 Logan Thomas USA
2012 Jeremy Siskind USA
Clement Pianos, widely regarded as one of the country’s leading piano dealers is a third generation, family owned and run business, established in 1919. Directors, Mick and Andy Wilson are committed to promoting the piano as an instrument, building and increasing awareness of jazz and assisting young pianists in developing their careers. Last year Clements celebrated the historic arrival from Austria of the most luxurious and prestigious grand pianos from Bösendorfer that take pride of place at their Nottingham showroom that regularly hosts piano performances and workshops by critically acclaimed classical and jazz artists.
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