Posted at 3:37 PM on June 29, 2006
by Valerie Kahler
Filed under: Piano eComp
And we�re off! Welcome to Minnesota Public Radio�s coverage of the 2006 Minnesota International Piano e-Competition. Melissa Ousley will be your eyes and ears inside Sundin Hall for the next two weeks as 24 contestants from 13 different countries vie for the grand prize � 25,000 simoleans, a Yamaha Disklavier grand piano, concert appearances with 4 US orchestras, solo recitals in New York and Paris and a CD issue. But wait � there�s more! The winner will also be featured in a live broadcast from the Fitzgerald Theater on Friday, July 14th at noon. Mark your calendars and plan on being in the audience!
Also - starting Tuesday July 4th you can tune in weekdays at 8:15am and 5:15pm as Melissa stops in to chat with John and Steve - and of course, play some musical highlights. Watch this space for updates, tidbits, links to photos and extended information.
Piano-e-Competition Web site
Watch live video of the competition.