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HIGHLIGHTS

Perren-Luc Thiessen, piano

Pianist Perren - Luc Thiessen performing Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 24 in C Minor, K. 491, Mvt. I.

Adrian Romoff

13-year-old pianist Adrian Romoff performing Frédéric Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 1 in E Minor, Op. 11, Mvt. I. This is

Kyunghoon Kim, piano

Pianist Kyunghoon Kim performing Sergei Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 30, Mvt. I. This is a

Matthew Figel, piano

Pianist Matthew Figel performing Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 27 in B-flat Major, K. 595, Mvt. I. This is

Su Hyun Kim, piano

Pianist Su Hyun Kim performing Stravinsky/Agosti 'Danse Infernale' from Firebird. This is a live performance from the Patrick W. Price

Alvin Zhu, piano

Pianist Alvin Zhu performing Maurice Ravel's 'La Valse'. This is a live performance from the Patrick W. Price Piano Competition

Ishan Loomba, piano

Pianist Ishan Loomba performing Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 17 in G Major, K. 453, Mvt. III. This is

ABOUT
Texas State International Piano Festival (June 2016)
Performing Arts Center

Performing Arts Center will host the 10th Texas State International Piano Festival in June of 2019.

The Performing Arts Center was inaugurated in spring 2014. Taking shape at the corner of University Drive and Moon Street, it houses a 400-seat theatre and a 300-seat recital hall, plus a grand lobby, rehearsal space, a scenery shop, staging areas and classrooms.

Participants of the Texas State International Piano Festival will perform in this modern recital hall and theatre, which will also host performances and master classes by guest artists.

TESTIMONIALS
My three summers at TSIPF have undoubtedly shaped who I am as a musician. In addition to receiving top-notch instruction from the excellent pianists on faculty, I have also made lifelong friends while at the festival. I cannot recommend TSIPF enough to any pianist looking for an unforgettable week of lessons, masterclasses, and concerts!
Vivian Anderson, festival participant
Over the last decade, not many festivals can say they have grown as much as they have as TSIPF. In my short two years of attending this festival, I am impressed by the diverse talent that comes together, and at the resources they have to provide to the participants. If one is given the opportunity to join this exhilarating environment, they should be ready to make some of their most memorable friendships and no matter where you are in your musical career, TSIPF will be a special part in that journey.
Chris Soong, festival participant

TSIPF provided my daughters a warm, welcoming and friendly environment where they could learn from some of the best piano professors in the nation.  While the programs were entertaining and enjoyable, the quality of the instructions was intense and uncompromising.

Yuko Darcy, mother of Kimiko & Eriko Darcy, festival participants

Thank you for providing such a wonderful environment for the kids to flourish personally and musically. My son enjoyed the festival and met many great teachers and friends with the same interest. He also enjoyed so much the evening concerts in the Performance Recital Hall.

Judy Yang, mother of Dylan Liu, festival participant
I enjoyed each time I attended TSIPF and learned a lot from playing in and observing various faculty’s master classes and lessons. There are also many recitals and my favorite was all-Bach program performances by Enrico Elisi, whose artistry truly left me in awe. It’s nice seeing faculty members having a blast working together and it is a dense but positive one week with talented students from a wide range of age. Also, every year, TSIPF never fail to surprise us with new ideas happening for the following year and the director Jason Kwak goes extra miles to make the festival a fun spirited place- I look forward to their next announcement!
Yoshiko Arahata, festival participant
I had a fantastic time at TSIPF! I learned a lot from the amazing faculty both in lessons and watching masterclasses, and I was grateful to have the valuable opportunity of soloing with an orchestra. It’s special to make lasting friendships with people who all immensely love music. Last but not least, the festival staff are unmatched in their hospitality, and they helped everyone have an enjoyable experience.
Raymond Feng, festival participant

I have been to many festivals and master classes, but this one left something special in my heart.  Everything was amazing- from the master classes and concerts to all of the very talented young people that I met there. It is great that professors like Jason Kwak, Julian Martin, Boris Slutsky, Enrico Elisi and others, can pass to us, the younger generation, their experience, their flame, and their knowledge.

Nikolay Marinov, festival participant

A huge Thank You to the Texas State International Piano Festival for consistently transforming the lives of countless musicians. Through unparalleled initiatives and opportunities, TSIPF is meaningfully preparing the next generation of artists. I am deeply grateful for being a part of this inspiring organization and I wish TSIPF many more years of innovation, vision, and success!

Alvin Zhu, winner of the Patrick W. Price Piano Competition 2017

TSIPF is an all inclusive piano festival so close to home and dear to our family. My daughter and son are in high school and have been to TSIPF for the past 5 years. They love everything about the festival. Not only were they given the opportunities to learn from the best teachers in the country via private lessons and master classes, they were also immersed in the piano world with recitals, concerts, and lectures throughout the week. Through many bonding activities, TSIPF built a sense of community with lots of fun and unforgettable memories for the children making new pianist friends, while instilling a sense of independence and responsibility via assigned tasks. A huge thank you to all the administrative staff, teachers, and counselors whose abundant care for each individual undoubtedly contributed to making PSIPF a one-of-a-kind nurturing musical learning environment!

Kim Phan, mother of Beatrice and Ben Hoang, festival participants
A huge thanks to the terrific festival team. This is intense and highly-organized festival. I felt very much welcome at the TSIPF and had a wonderful experience. The organization and logistics were amazing and all the faculty and team members were absolutely fantastic!
Eunhwa Lee, festival participant
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