Recapping the 2023 Awards

We are filled with joy looking back on the 2023 American Pianists Awards!

Caelan, Esteban, Paul, Thomas and Isaiah played brilliantly throughout the entire competition, and we are thrilled to see what comes next for each. The retrospective video was shown at the Gala Finals, and we invite you to once again watch highlights from all of the performances and community engagement of the season:

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As the winner of the 2023 American Pianists Awards and Cole Porter Fellowship in Jazz, Isaiah received widespread coverage on radio, television, social media and online. Following is a sample of the coverage:

If this leaves you longing for more, feel free to visit our LIVE page where you can find every adjudicated performance from the 2023 Awards!



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