2013 Solo & Krenek Winner Scott Cuellar, 2011 Bayless Prize Winner Evan Lin, and 2007 2nd Place Intermediate Solo Winner Vijay Venkatesh performed solo and together in the 3rd original, one-of-a-kind PIANO EXTRAVAGANZA produced by The Waring. Special guest appearance courtesy of Palm Springs Opera Guild by Soprano Anna-Lisa Hackett, accompanied by David Wilkinson. Special thanks to this year’s sponsors:
Presenting Sponsors: The City of Palm Desert and Wells Fargo – the Private Bank,
Evening Underwriters: Dr. Betty & Cash Baxter, Mary Ellen & Cooper Blanton, Peggy Cravens, Dorothy Goldstein, Suz Hunt, Paula & Bill Kroonen, Monte Marts, Ogniana Masser & The Michael Masser Foundation, Dixie & Dr. Joseph Schulman, Craig Vickers, and JoAnn Wellner.
Additional support from Desert Sun Media Group, Palm Springs Life Magazine, Palm Springs Art Patron Magazine, Performing Arts Live and SoCal Pianos
Creators John Bayless and Michael Rolland Davis are planning next year’s unique performance – with different pianists and a totally new program.
To excite, educate, and engage the community at large with the joy of classical piano by presenting, promoting, and nurturing classical music through live piano performance including international competitions, concerts, and local educational outreach programs for all ages.
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