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Mondays With The Waring - Online Series

Mondays With The Waring - Online Series

We are so excited to announce the return of the Mondays with the Waring educational series originally presented live at the Indian Wells Theater at Cal State San Bernardino - Palm Desert Campus. With the new year, Mondays with the Waring goes virtual with four new, original, stimulating Webinars - LIVE (not prerecorded) via Zoom - One per month! NEXT UP:   Monday, March 8 at 7 PM: A Conversation with Concert Pianist Jon Nakamatsu, Hodges Winner and Van Cliburn Gold Medalist - Nakamatsu will share how he prepared for the Cliburn competition and how he prepares for his concerts. Again, this is conversation punctuated with music videos, moderated by Waring Artistic Director John Bayless  and Dr. Joan RuBane, Waring Associate Artistic Director and Artistic Director of the International Classical Concerts of the Desert.  Presenting sponsors for this program are Dr. Betty & Cash Baxter, Joyce & Joe Stein - The Philibosian Foundation, and JoAnn Wellner. Click here to buy tickets for Mar 8. Monday, April 12 at 7 PM: Panel discussion regarding how the Competition judges and contestants are chosen, and how the repertoire is selected for the different age groups competing. The role of the volunteers will be discussed, and why fundraising is so important. Panelists include John Bayless, Dr. Joan RuBane, Waring Board Chairman Peggy Cravens, and Waring Exec Dir Ann Greer.  Presenting sponsors for this program are Mary Ellen & Cooper Blanton. Click here to buy tickets for April 12 The first live Webinar was on Monday, January 11 at 7 PM, with Waring Artistic Director, Pianist & Composer John Bayless In Conversation with renowned American Pianist and Professor of Piano Norman Krieger, sponsored by Joe Giarrusso & Charlie Paglia. The 2nd was with Juilliard graduate and Concert Pianist Lisa Nakamichi on Feb. 8, sponsored by Peggy Cravens…

2021 is now 2022 Senior Division Competition

2021 is now 2022 Senior Division Competition

The 2021 Senior Division of the Waring International Piano Competition will be postponed one year to spring of 2022: April 10 - 18, 2022.  All contestants who qualify age wise for 2021 will be eligible for 2022! All preliminary rounds and Solo Finals will be held at the College of the Desert's Pollock Theater in Palm Desert. The Concerto Finals with the Waring Festival Orchestra will be held on Monday, April 18, 2022 at 6 PM at the McCallum Theatre.  The competition is open to pianists who are between the ages of 18 and 31 on April 10, 2022.   Application Deadline:  Oct 15, 2021 - Rules and regulations are now available.

Dr. Sabrina Xiao He - CD Now Available

Dr. Sabrina Xiao He - CD Now Available

Waring artist Dr. Sabrina Xiao He's new CD is now available through the Waring office and online. CD includes selections by Debussy and traditional Chinese melodies. $25 includes shipping and handling; otherwise, $20 if you collect from the office - by appointment only. Produced by Ivory Classics, same label that handles all of Virginia Morley Waring's CDs and DVDs. Order Today

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