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AUGUST 2-5, 2018

Washington International Piano Artists Competition at
The George Wasshington University
Department of Music
Room B120
Thursday to Saturday;
Cosmos Club for Finals on Sunday; 2PM

OFFICIAL PUBLIC INVITATION

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WIPAC Concerts at Kosciuszko Foundation 2025 "O" St. NW, DC start at 1:30pm on Saturdays and are open to the public. WIPAC membership donations are gratefully accepted.
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Chateau Gardecki inspects the seating for the final round of the 15th Washington International Piano Artists Competition at The Cosmos Club, Washington, DC August 6th 2017

Dates for the 2018 16th Washington International Piano Artists Competition are confirmed for August 1-5, with Welcome Reception August 1, prelimnary rounds August 2nd and 3rd, semifinal round on 4th. Final Round is on 5th at Cosmos Club ($150 from 1:30PM includes concert performances and dinner). The George Washington University Music Department is now under the mantle of the Corcoran College of Arts and Design. Become a member of WIPAC and we will keep in touch with you on developments. Competitors are urged to to apply as early as possible.

WIPAC PIANO COMPETITION UPDATE

FULL SCHEDULE OF WIPAC FESTIVAL OF MUSIC EVENTS

Washington International Piano Artists Competition
PRELIMINARY ROUND SCHEDULE, AUG 2 10AM; AUG 3 130PM

(Click to View Contents of above LINK to Schedules)

LOCATION IS GWU MUSIC DEPT., PHILLIPS HALL, H & 22nd Sts NW, ROOM B120, 10:00AM-5:30PM
WIPAC requests a $25 donation and $10 for PROGRAM at the B120 Desk.
Donation qualifies for reception attendance on Friday.

SEMIFINAL ROUND in B120 as well, 1:30PM-5:30PM on Saturday, August 4th..
Schedule to be posted here, August 3 evening. Donation: $25 includes reception following.

FINAL ROUND-COSMOS CLUB, 2nd floor Ballroom, starts 2pm
(Charge for Final Round and Cocktails only: $50)
Dinner Seating is reserved by respondents to RSVP CARD (see left column link)
($150 charge includes final round, cocktails and dinner)
HELP/QUESTIONS: Contact WIPAC by email (see bottom of this page).

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FOR RESULTS OF 15th Piano Competition, 2017, see the competitions page of the website:
COMPETITION RESULTS HERE

For Video Recordings from the 15th Piano Competition in MP4 downloadable format
See: VIDEO RECORDINGS OF THE PIANO COMPETITION & OFFICIAL PROGRAM

Finalist of the Washington International Piano Artists Competition

Ferdy Talan,I-wen Tseng,Andy Liao,Joe Lipare,Hiroaki Taniguchi,Simon Finlow
(Wayne and Linda Sharp in foreground)

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Pianists and Friends love this space -- no politics, please, just friends of music---Become a part of a worldwide family with a common interests. We love to hear about your concerts and presentations, especially from those who have participated in WIPAC's Piano Competition.

Our annual GALA supports our annual international piano competition event and other piano concerts held throughout the year. WIPAC features fantastic professional and nonprofessional piano artists from all walks of life and from many countries. Each is a powerful inspiration to us all.

Washington International Piano Arts Council (WIPAC) was established in 2001 to promote international friendship and mutual understanding among nations, to provide an educational forum for all levels of professional and non-professional pianists, to help generate a renaissance of interest in great piano artistry, and to provide venues worldwide where classical music can flourish in many communities.

To further its goals, WIPAC has developed a 5 Year Plan which aims to make the organization take on an expanded mission. In addition, a sponsor gift-giving brochure is available upon request. Over the past 14 consecutive years, WIPAC has hosted an annual Festival of Music and an International Piano Artists Competition for nonprofessional piano artists 31years and older in Washington, DC, during the months of July/August. It is the only competition of its kind that has been presented consecutively year after year, in the U.S.A. Our sister competition in Paris is in its 28th year in 2017, and WIPAC will be in its 15th year. WIPAC also hosts annually the unique and exciting “Winners Grand Prix Piano Concert” in April, which features multiple winners of international piano competitions for adult nonprofessional piano artists.

WIPAC presents pianists in cooperation with universities, orchestras, museums and embassies throughout the Washington, DC METRO area, and has branches of cooperation in Maryland, Pennsylvania (Cheney U.), Azerbaijan; Japan & Poland. In 2015, WIPAC presented the First Festival of Piano Music in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, in partnership with Maryland State Sisterhood Program under the auspices of the Office of the Secretary of State and The Kanagawa Prefecture Government.

For sample recordings by WIPAC PIANISTS, visit our HIGHLIGHTS PAGE (see tabs above). These feature non-professional artists, who are eager to share their love for piano with you.

WIPAC is registered as a non-profit entity under IRS Section 501(c)(3) and derives its support from the generosity of those who believe that music and the performing arts contribute to the enrichment of our lives.

Detailed information on the WIPAC piano competition is provided as soon as available on the COMPETITIONS page of this website. Interested pianists are encouraged to contact WIPAC for further information on dates, eligibility, and preparation requirements. Previous year requirements may be used by applicants as a basis to prepare repertoire. Final application forms for the next competition are posted in March or April. Venue locations are announced later.

Over the past years since its inception, WIPAC has been very privileged to have presented annual piano concerts at foreign embassies in Washington, DC, and the Board is very grateful for the ongoing cooperation from the embassies of Hungary, Romania, Slovakia, France, Bulgaria, Portugal, Austria, Poland, Germany, Serbia, Iceland, Philippines, Cambodia, Malaysia, Finland and Luxembourg, the Mexican Cultural Institute, and the Kosciuszko Foundation (DC Chapter). All international embassies are welcomed to request WIPAC's assistance in hosting cultural piano events.

We cordially invite our audiences and supporters to join our membership and support groups so that we may continue to make piano music artistry flourish in our community. Let great music live and continue to enrich our hearts and minds and bring peace to our world!

Chateau Gardecki, Board Chair
Washington International Piano Arts Council

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