THE 2015 COMPETITION APPLICATION INFO NOW AVAILABLE. CLICK HERE.
Special Benefit Concert THURS MARCH 6 at 7:30 PM
Featuring International Pianist GIORI LATSO In Concert
Special Appearance by GLORIA GREER narrating "Babar the Elephant" - music by Poulenc.
Giorgi also plays Chopin, Debussy & Giarrusso
Sacred Heart Church, 43775 Deep Canyon, Palm Desert
$25 adults, $15 youth 17 and under
Tickets sold at the door or by telephone:
760-323-8353 or 760-327-8577
See examples from our competitions on YouTube.
CD's and DVD's of the 2011, 2009 and 2007 Competitions are available for purchase.
Call 760-773-2575 or email the VWIPC office for details.
Congratulations to Allison To and Vijay Venkatesh
Congratulations to 2011 Junior 2nd Place Solo Winner Alison To on her wonderful performance at the Rancho Mirage Public Library Dec. 5, 2013.
Congratulations to 2007 Intermediate 2nd Place Solo Winner Vijay Venkatesh for his moving performance as soloist and chamber musician during Virginia Waring's Celebration of Life last month, also at the Rancho Mirage Public Library.
2009 Winner Stanislav Khristenko Takes First Place at Cleveland Int'l Piano Competition
On August 12, 2013 Stanislav Khristenko (who won the 2009 VWIPC Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall First Place Prize and the Ernst Krenek Prize) was named the Mixon First Place winner of the 2013 Cleveland International Piano Competition. Besides $50,000, Khristenko gets a 50 concert engagement contract, three years of management services, a recording by Steinway & Sons, New York, and a recital at Carngie Hall's Zankel Hall on May 19, 2014! Congratulations Stanislav!!
Khristenko competed against 27 other pianists over a ten day period. CONGRATULATIONS Stanislav!!
Since winning the 2009 VWIPC Solo Competition, Khristenko won the Iturbe Piano Competition in 2010, made a critically acclaimed recording of Ernst Krenek music and has been actively concertizing. He also got married!