School of Music

East Carolina Piano Festival

June 23-28, 2018

Keiko Sekino,  Program Director

The East Carolina Piano Festival brings together internationally acclaimed artists and talented young pianists to eastern North Carolina for a week of exciting concerts, masterclasses, and exploration of art of piano performance from varied and wide-ranging perspectives.

Young Artist Program participants will work closely with East Carolina University piano faculty and guest artists in an intensive yet encouraging and supportive atmosphere to strive for the highest artistic standards. The focus will be on discovering one's own voice and conviction as a musician and exploring new possibilities through sharing ideas and experiences with peers and seasoned faculty & guest artists.

In addition to piano faculty at East Carolina School of Music, distinguished guest artists for the 2018 festival will include Hungarian pianist Peter Frankl, Israeli-American pianist Benjamin Hochman, and American pianist Andrew Tyson. There will be three public concerts by the faculty & guest artists, as well as final concerts by the Young Artist Program participants. 

 

Festival Performances:

Piano Concert Collage

Saturday, June 23, 7:30pm
Featuring guest and faculty artists Benjamin Hochman, Yukiko Sekino, Keiko Sekino, Kwan Yi and John O'Brien, Ravel, Bizet and others.
Ticketed: click here for tickets.

Andrew Tyson

Sunday, June 24, 3pm
Piano recital by Andrew Tyson
Hailed as “a real poet of the piano,” Tyson is a winner of the Avery Fisher Career Grant and Young Concert Artist International Auditions, as well as a laureate in Leeds, Queen Elisabeth and Géza international piano competitions. An intriguing program to include works by Anda, Chopin, Ravel and Berg.
Ticketed: click here for tickets.

Peter Frankl

Tuesday, June 26, 7:30pm
Chamber music concert by Peter Frankl & friends
Legendary Hungarian pianist Peter Frankl joined by ECU faculty artists Ara Gregorian and Hye-Jin Kim, violin, and Keiko Sekino and Kwan Yi, piano, for a dynamic program of chamber music works by Schubert, Debussy, Schumann and Brahms.
Ticketed: click here for tickets.

Thursday, June 28, 9am
Young Artist Program Final Concert I
Featuring 20 young pianists from across the United States invited to participate in the East Carolina Piano Festival Young Artist Program.
Free.

Thursday, June 28, 3pm

Young Artist Program Final Concert II
Featuring 20 young pianists from across the United States invited to participate in the East Carolina Piano Festival Young Artist Program.
Free.

Thursday, June 28, 5pm
Young Artist Program Final Concert III
Featuring 20 young pianists from across the United States invited to participate in the East Carolina Piano Festival Young Artist Program.
Free.

All performances will take place in A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall, School of Music, East Carolina University.

We invite talented students to apply to the Young Artist Program and extend a warm welcome for music lovers to join us for the inaugural season of concerts.

Summer Piano Camp

FACULTY ARTISTS (click for bio):
Keiko Sekino
Kwan Yi
John O'Brien

GUEST ARTISTS
(click for bio):
Peter Frankl, Yale School of Music
Benjamin Hochman, Bard Conservatory of Music; Winner, Avery Fisher Career Grant
Andrew Tyson, Winner, Avery Fisher Career Grant; Laureate, Leeds and Queen Elisabeth competitions

Summer Piano Camp

Young Artist Program

June 23-28, 2018

AN INTENSIVE PROGRAM TO INCLUDE:
- Piano study with ECU faculty (3 private lessons)
- Masterclass opportunities with guest artists
- A conversation with distinguished pianist Peter Frankl on his international concert and teaching career
- A discussion on working with conductors and orchestras and preparation for concerti performances
- Introduction to early keyboard instruments and historic performance practice as it relates to modern piano playing
- Performance classes
- Final public performance

ELIGIBILITY:

Pre-college (grade 6-12) and undergraduate college students
Summer Piano Camp


LOCATION
:
A.J. Fletcher Music Center
East Carolina University
Greenville, North Carolina 

Daily schedule and campus life information (click here)

FEES:
Tuition: $700*
Housing and meals for resident students: $275
Meals for commuting students (required): $125
*Limited merit-based scholarships available

APPLICATION INFORMATION:
Deadline: April 15, 2018
Application Fee: $40

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS
:
Please submit a video recording of 2 contrasting works (10-15 minutes in length) that best represents the applicant's current performance level.

APPLICATION: Apply online for Young Artist Program (click here)

Summer Piano Camp
CONTACT INFORMATION: East Carolina Piano Festival at pianofestival@ecu.edu