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MASTERCLASS WITH JOAQUIN ACHUCARRO and CAROL LEONE

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 — 12:00 to 3:00pm
O’Donnell Hall — Meadows School of the Arts — Free Admission

Six pianists are chosen to participate in this Masterclass, taught by Joaquin Achucarro and Dr. Carol Leone. Audiences are welcome to observe these public piano lessons, which focus on solo repertoire.


ROUND 1 – QUARTER-FINALS

Thursday, March 13, 2014 — 9:00am to 5:40pm
Caruth Auditorium — Meadows School of the Arts — Free Admission

Each of the 18 Quarter-finalists shall receive a maximum performance time of 20 minutes in Round 1. Contestants perform their repertoire for piano and orchestra, accompanied by a second pianist who performs the orchestral reduction. Judges may stop the contestant at any time to ask for different movements or sections. Round 1 results will be announced at 6pm.


ROUND 2 – SEMI-FINALS

Friday, March 14, 2014 — 9:00am to 12:40pm
Caruth Auditorium — Meadows School of the Arts — Free Admission

Each of the 9 Semi-finalists shall receive a maximum performance time of 20 minutes in Round 2. Contestants perform from their repertoire for solo piano. Judges may stop the contestant at any time to ask for different sections or repertoire. Round 2 results will be announced at 4pm.


MASTERCLASS WITH JOAQUIN ACHUCARRO and CAROL LEONE

Friday, March 14, 2014 — 1:00 to 4:00pm
Caruth Auditorium — Meadows School of the Arts — Free Admission

Six pianists are chosen to participate in this Masterclass, taught by Joaquin Achucarro and Dr. Carol Leone. Audiences are welcome to observe these public piano lessons, which focus on solo repertoire.


ROUND 3 – FINALS

Saturday, March 15, 2014 — 1pm to 5:00pm
Caruth Auditorium — Meadows School of the Arts — Free Admission

Each of the 5 finalists shall perform his or her chosen competition piece for piano & orchestra in its entirety without interruption, accompanied by a second pianist who performs the orchestral reduction. There are no time limits in the final round. Winners are announced at the conclusion of Round 3.


DALLAS CHAMBER SYMPHONY DEBUT

Sometime during the 2014-15 Concert Season – Dallas City Performance Hall

 

About the Competition

The preeminent music competition hosted by the Dallas Chamber Symphony — in partnership with the SMU Meadows School of the Arts — this educational initiative builds on our community’s well-established tradition of showcasing world-class talent. The DCS gives special attention to young, highly talented, professional and pre-professional pianists, and draws from a pool of international applicants. Applicants are screened, and invitees are adjudicated by a panel of respected musicians. This competition draws positive attention from audiences locally, nationally and internationally, offering cash prizes, a recital engagement, a masterclass, private lessons, and a prize-winning professional debut with the Dallas Chamber Symphony on the final concert of each season.

The DCS International Piano Competition is presented in celebration of the piano and its extensive repertoire, offering important performance opportunities to aspiring young performers from all over the world. Formally trained pianists, including those with advanced degrees in music, are encouraged to apply. Three rounds of competition take place before an internationally renowned jury panel, and prizes are awarded to the most outstanding competitors. Held annually in Dallas, Texas, the DCS International Piano Competition is an event that brings together musicians, members of the community, businesses and organizations, and heightens the appreciation of the vast repertory written for piano and orchestra.

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