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WIPAC International Piano Artists Competition

July 29-Aug 2

Preliminary Rounds
Open to Public 10AM to 6PM
GWU Music Dept, Phillips Hall
between H and I on 22nd St NW, Rm B120

Semi Final Round, 1:30PM to 6PM
Mexican Cultural Institute
2829 16th Street NW, Washington, DC, 20009

Final Round, 2PM
The Fairfax Hotel
2100 Mass. Ave. NW

FINAL ROUND, AWARDS CEREMONY, & DINNER INVITATION Fairfax Hotel

RSVP RESPONSE FORM FOR FINAL ROUND, AWARDS CEREMONY, & DINNER Fairfax Hotel


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JAPANESE AND AMERICAN PIANSTS OF WIPAC PERFORMED CONCERTS in MAY AT EARTH PLAZA IN HONGODAI, JAPAN

LINK TO PHOTOS FROM JAPAN

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Kosciuszko Foundation DC *FYI*
WIPAC Concerts at Kosciuszko Foundation DC are open free to the public. WIPAC membership donations are gratefully accepted.
Early arrival recommended.

Click on our HIGHLIGHTS PAGE for RECORDINGS OF WIPAC CONCERTS AND COMPETITION FINALS

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3862 Farrcroft Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030 USA

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Chateau Gardecki to introduce semifinalists at Mexican Cultural Institute in the "Versailles" Room, August 1st, 2015 at 1:30PM

COMPLETE WIPAC PIANO COMPETITION PROGRAM
(cover page excluded)

 

PRELIMINARY ROUND, Pianists Order of Appearance
at GWU Music Department, Room B120, Thursday, July 30th
Begins at 10AM

Washington International Piano Arts Council Announces the 2015 Washington International Piano Artists Competition, July 29 to August 2, in Washington, DC. Details of the competition and location of events during that period can be found here to the left and on the competitions page of our website, and below as well, as we update information on events. The general public is cordially invited to attend these events, many of which are open to the public without charge. The Semi-final round will be held on Saturday, August 1st at the Mexican Cultural Institute (open to public). The Final Round will be held at the Fairfax Hotel, 2100 Massachusettes Ave in the Grand Ballroom beginning at 2PM. (Reservation for Piano performances, Awards Ceremony and Celebratory Dinner - $110 - See forms to RSVP to the left side of this page). Donatation to see piano competition performances only (6 pianists) - $25. The piano is a Steinway Concert Grand.

PIANO COMPETITION & WIPAC FESTIVAL OF MUSIC SCHEDULE:

Thursday, JULY 30, 2015 10AM
Preliminary Rounds begin at The George Washington Universtiry Music Department, Phillips Hall, B1 level, Room B120 (see competitions page of website for detailed instructions on locations
Friday, JULY 31, 2015, Master Class & Piano Marathon; various pianists perform and reshearse their repertoire. All events at B120. Public invited. Small charge to attend master classes benefits class teacher. No receptions. Light refreshment available. Starbucks and Whole Foods nearby.
Saturday, AUGUST 01, 2015, 10AM Master Class at B120 GWU and Semifinal Round at Mexican Cultural Institute, 2829 16th St NW, DC begins at 1:30PM; reception follows.
Sunday, AUGUST 02, 2015, 10AM Master Class at B120 GWY and Final Round at The Fairfax Hotel begins at 2pm, 2100 Mass. Ave, Awards Ceremony and Celebratory Dinner follows, reservations are required. Attendance of performances only: donate $25 at the door, no reservation required for performances; open seating.
SEE FORMS ON THIS PAGE to the left or below TO MAKE RESERVATION FOR DINNER.
Questions: Email wipacusa@gmail.com
More information on locations (click on link): COMPETITION LOCATION DETAILS

To attend the final round, awards ceremony and dinner, requires response in advance to the invitation and response form that follows here:

FINAL ROUND, AWARDS CEREMONY, & DINNER INVITATION Fairfax Hotel

RSVP RESPONSE FORM FOR FINAL ROUND, AWARDS CEREMONY, & DINNER Fairfax Hotel

Please join us in support of these fantastic pianists who are from all walks of life and from many countries, including Japan, Mexico, France, Canada, Taiwan, and USA. Competitors this year will delight you with their exceptional ability and diverse musical talents. Each one 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 create a renaissance of interest in the art of 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 12 consecutive years, WIPAC has hosted an annual Festival of Music and an International Piano Competition for outstanding amateur pianists 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 by year, in the U.S.A. Our sister competition in Paris is in its 26th year in 2015 and WIPAC is in its 13th year. WIPAC also hosts annually the unique and exciting “Winners Grand Prix Piano Concert” in April, which features four winners of international piano competitions worldwide.

WIPAC, a purveyor of classical piano music, continues to present piano concerts in our nation's capital featuring both professional and non-professional pianists in cooperation with universities, museums and embassies throughout the Washington, DC METRO area, and we are branching out to Pennsylvania and Sourth Caroline. Most recently branching out globally, WIPAC has presented the First Festival of 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. Many other new international events are in planning stages.

For sample recordings by WIPAC PIANISTS, visit our HIGHLIGHTS PAGE (see tabs above). These feature non-professional artists, growing and glowing with new artistry to share.

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.

The Festival of Music and Washington International Piano Artists Competition is scheduled in late JULY or early AUGUST, annually. Detailed information 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 as a basis for pianists to prepare. Final applications for the current year are posted after most details of the competition are finalized; e.g., locations, etc.

Over the past 13 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 France, Bulgaria, Portugal, Austria, Poland, Slovakia, Romania, Germany, Serbia, Iceland, Philippines, Malaysia, Finland and Luxembourg, the Mexican Cultural Institute, and the Kosciuszko Foundation, DC Chapter.

WIPAC also has organized fabulous musical galas with the gracious patronage of many Ambassadors. WIPAC concert events and galas have also featured generous performances of First Prize Winners of the WIPAC International Piano Artists Competition.

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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