The American Pianists Awards are back!

America's premier classical awards return for a reimagined 2021 competition. Five finalists convene over the course of six weeks in May and June 2021 for solo, chamber, and concerto performances. Follow/subscribe on Facebook and YouTube to watch each performance! 


 Each concert of Celebration Weekend will be livestreamed on this webpage.

 Celebration Weekend Schedule
(all times Eastern)

Each concert features all five finalists and will be hosted by Grammy Award-winning singer Sylvia McNair and WQXR host Terrance McKnight.

June 25, 2021, 8:00pm - Chamber Music Night - replay 
Piano Quintets with Dover Quartet (Zarębski, Dvořák, Brahms, Franck, Schumann)

June 26, 2021, 8:00pm - Concerto Night - replay
With the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra conducted by Gerard Schwarz (Beethoven, Franck, Liszt)

June 27, 2021, 3:30pm - Finale and Awards Celebration - embedded above
Solo works, followed by adjudication, winner announcement and reception (Liszt, Stravinsky Schumann, Chopin, Brahms, Scriabin, Albéniz, Rachmaninoff, Saint-Saëns)


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