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Palm Springs International Piano Competition, formerly the Waring

Upcoming Performances are December 20th at CVRep in Cathedral City and March 20th at the McCallum

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Return of a Fave Plus New Programming & Locales

Return of a Fave Plus New Programming & Locales

As we enter into the 2nd decade of the 21st Century, come along with us on a journey of new locations, new and expanded programming and the return of the ever Popular Three Pianos, Six Hands, only this time with Variations!  This spring marks the return of Variations of Three Pianos, Six Hands at the McCallum Theatre on March 20, 2023. Concert is at 5:30 pm, with VIP dinner following. For Concert only tickets please click here. For info on VIP tickets that include a gourmet dinner at Wally's and Sponsorship opportunities - please contact Ann Greer at 760-773-2575 or her cell, 323-363-8243. You may also email her directly at agreer@psipc.org  

Christopher Richardson Received Standing Ovation at CVREP

Christopher Richardson Received Standing Ovation at CVREP

23 year old Christopher Richardson received a standing ovation after his performance at CVRep on August 4, 2022.  Richardson is a 3 time Waring winner: 2nd place Concerto winner, 2022 Senior Division, Waring Audience Favorite Prize 2017 Senior division, and 2nd place Concerto winner, 2011 Junior division. Thank you to sponsors Contour Dermatology, Peggy Cravens, Joe Giarrusso and Charlie Paglia and Scott Britain and Ed Rainey. The first part of his concert included Chopin, Bach and Liszt.  The second half included Stravinsky and crossover / popular fare such as William Hirtz' Fantasy on Harold Arlen's Wizard of Oz, and Presley/Schmidt's Can't Help Falling In Love, and the jazzy Tom and Jerry Show by Uehara. The branching out from a strict classical concert is part of PS ipc's strategy for reaching more diverse audiences. Richardson returns March 20 to make a special appearance at the Variations of Three Pianos, Six Hands at the McCallum Theatre.  Tickets are now on sale - please see our events page for more information.

Inland Empire Lad Takes Top Prizes at the 2022 Waring International Piano Competition

Inland Empire Lad Takes Top Prizes at the 2022 Waring International Piano Competition

26 year old Jonathan Mamora, born in Redlands in Riverside County, took both top prizes at the 2022 Waring International Piano Competition.  Mamora is the first contestant since Michelle Naughton in the 2005 Intermediate Competition to grab 1st place in both the solo and concerto divisions.  Mamora is currently working on is Doctorate in Music at Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY.  One of his early teachers is Elvin Rodriguez of La Sierra University in Riverside, CA. 2nd place concerto prize went to 24 year old Christopher Richardson from Northern California, and currently studying at Thornton School of Music, University of Southern California in Los Angeles, CA.  2nd place Solo and 3rd place Concerto went to 25 year old Simon Karakulidi, currently studying at Yale School of Music in New Haven, CT, and born in Siberia.  3rd place solo went to Ilya Shmuckler, born in Moscow, and currently studying in Missouri.