Tuesday, June 10, 2008

The 2008 Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition

The time has arrived! It is June and in Utah that means it is piano month! This is all thanks to Dr. Paul Pollei who founded the Gina Bachauer International Piano Foundation many years ago. It has since become one of the world's finest international piano competitions. I have a deep love and respect for Dr. Pollei. I studied piano with him for several years through college and have considered him a dear friend ever since. I am honestly not quite sure why he ever even let me into his office to study with him, but he did!

This year's competition will actually combine both the Junior and Young Artists competitions and do them back-to-back. What a treat :) I've already purchased my festival tickets. If you have never had the opportunity to attend a piano competition, then you certainly should consider this one. It is amazing to see the talent in these youth. They come from all over the world to participate in this event.

I always purchase festival tickets, which allows me to come and go throughout the competitions as much as my work/family schedule will allow. This year I will be home with the kids during the first week of the competition while my wife is out of town (she is a leader for a youth camp group). So my tickets for the first week are open to anybody who would like to attend! If you are interested in attending, then I encourage you to support the competition and purchase some tickets. However, if purchasing the tickets is the difference between going and not going, then JUST USE MINE! It will be worth every effort to attend and you will not regret it.


zooms said...

Dear Jeremiah,
Just found your wonderful website and want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for bringing beautifully played piano music into my art studio. Sorry I can't make a financial contribution but have linked you and posted a mention over at myblog.
Thanks again and all the best. x

Jeremiah Jones said...


Thank you for your comments! I'm glad that you have enjoyed the music. No need to apologize for not making a contribution! I don't want people to feel obligated. My first priority is always to provide FREE classical music. So your enjoyment is payment enough!

Again, Thanks.