The Performing Arts Center in San Marcos, TX will host the 11th Texas State International Piano Festival (TSIPF) May 30-June7, 2020.
Francis Poulenc - Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra, FP 61, Mvt. 1. with the Round Rock Symphony as part of the inaugural concert at the 10th Texas State International Piano Festival. This concert featured the festival faculty performing double concerti in celebration of TSIPF's 10th year.
Francis Poulenc - Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra, FP 61, Mvts. 2 and 3
Felix Mendelssohn - Concerto for Two Pianos in E Major, MWV 05, Mvt. 1
Sergei Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 3, Op. 26, Mvt. 3
Ludwig van Beethoven - Concerto No. 3, Op. 37, Mvt. 3
Frédéric Chopin - Andante spianato et grande polonaise brillante, Op. 22
Sergei Prokofiev - Piano Concerto No. 3, Op. 26, Mvt. 1
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Concerto No. 24 in C Minor, K. 491, Mvt. 1
Frédéric Chopin - Piano Concerto No. 1 in E Minor, Op. 11, Mvt. 1.
PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
The Performing Arts Center serves as the new front door to the campus. Designed by the architectural firm of Morris Architects, the 69,122-square-foot facility features two professional-quality performance venues —the Patti Strickel Harrison Theatre that seats 397 patrons and the Recital Hall that seats 312 patrons.
Participants of the TSIPF will perform in this modern recital hall and theatre, which will also host performances and master classes by guest artists.
This past year was my first year at TSIPF, and many of my peers had already been for at least one year prior. My initial fearful thoughts all dissolved when I met Dr. Kwak. His welcoming persona made me feel at home, and this led me to have one of the best weeks of my life. I had the opportunity to work with some amazing faculty, and I met many phenomenal musicians that have become my close friends. In addition, the faculty guest artist concerts that I had the opportunity to listen to every night opened my eyes to new repertoire. This week will forever hold a place in my heart!
Ashley Tauhert, 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/Professor at Tianjin Juilliard School
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 masterclasses, 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