Changes Ahead

We have exciting news to share: the World Piano Competition will now be known as the Cincinnati World Piano Competition. The Artist division will now happen once every three years (competition to be held in 2015). Young Artist and Amateur competitions will be held between Artist Division competitions. This article by Janelle Gelfand at the Cincinnati Enquirer has more details.

Next year’s competition will be structured very differently.”

- Mark Ernster, Executive Director

There is so much more in store for the Cincinnati World Piano Competition, stay tuned!

Sharing My Music

Guest Blog post by Hanqing ChangChang, Hanqing

2013 Artist Division Semifinalist
2014 Artist Division Competitor

Being a part of various World Piano Competition events has been my pleasure. WPC has different kinds of events for different communities and through this, I’ve been given opportunities to share my music with other people. The audiences are always really great; they love the music a lot and they have the passion about the music.

When I played at Maple Knoll Village, a Cincinnati-area retirement community, the audience loved my performance. They had a lot of interesting questions about the music and my background and I really enjoyed performing for them.

I’ve been given opportunities to share my music with other people

The Bach Beethoven Brahms performance (now known as Hammers, Strings & Keys) is one of the most special events I have ever attended. That was my first time to play a recital for an audience of kids only, and hundreds of them were there. They absolutely loved the music. Will White (CSO Assistant Conductor) and I introduced different composers from different time periods and the kids were so engaged. They liked the composers from the classical period quite a bit!

I hope the WPC will continue to grow and give artists more chances to share our music with people who really love it.

About Hanqing

Hanqing Chang started playing the piano at the age of 4 and began her formal music education at the Sichuan Conservatory of Music at age 12. She received a Master of Music from from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University and is currently pursuing her Doctor of Music Arts at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.

Ms. Chang has won several piano competitions, including First Prizes at the College-Conservatory of Music Piano Concerto Competition, 3rd Wiesbaden International Piano Competition, as well as Second Prize in the Asian Youth Music International Competition.

Visit cincinnatiwpc.org today to learn more about the competition, outreach programs, and how you can be a part of the World Piano Competition community.

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You can use hashtags (#) to be part of a bigger conversation. Check out how WPC competitor Kara Huber used hashtags in front of composer names to let anyone interested in Liszt know she is tweeting about it! #liszt

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Semifinals Schedule

WEDNESDAY
Reed Tetzloff                            7:00PM – 8:00PM
Sangyoung Kim                      8:10PM – 9:10PM
Feng Bian                                 9:20PM – 10:20PM

THURSDAY
Moye Chen                                 7:00PM – 8:00PM
Sung-Soo Cho                           8:10PM – 9:10PM
Anastasiya Naplekova            9:20PM – 10:20PM

For more information and tickets, please visit our website.

Vote for your Favorites!

Vote for your favorite competitor throughout the competition by texting their code to 33733. There will be a vote with each round of the competition.  During the first round, all 24 competitors will be eligible.  During the semi finals, only 6 will be eligible (which six will be announced on Tuesday night).  During the finals, only 3 will be eligible (these three will be announced on Thursday night). Results will be announced via text, Facebook and Twitter.

Kayoung An: VOTEAN
Feng Bian: VOTEBIAN
Hanqing Chang: VOTECHANG
Moye Chen: VOTECHEN
Sung-Soo Cho: VOTECHO
Baron Fenwick: VOTEFENWICK
Maria Fuller: VOTEFULLER
Kara Huber: VOTEHUBER
Vladimir Khomyakov: VOTEKHOMYAKOV
Hyun Jung Kim: VOTEHYUNJUNG
Sangyoung Kim: VOTESANGYOUNG
Youkyoung Kim: VOTEYOUKYOUNG
Sanghie Lee: VOTELEE
Anastasiya Naplekova: VOTENAPLEKOVA
Igor Pancevski: VOTEPANCEVSKI
Jiuming Shen: VOTEJIUMING
Shizhe Shen: VOTESHIZHE
Reed Tetzloff: VOTETETZLOFF
Julan Wang: VOTEWANG
Hyun ji You: VOTEYOU
Wanting Zhao: VOTEZHAO

First Round Schedule

MONDAY, JUNE 23, 2014
Reed Tetzloff                             9:00AM – 9:40AM
Hyun ji You                               9:40AM – 10:20AM

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Maria Fuller                              10:35AM – 11:15AM
Baron Fenwick                         11:15AM – 11:55AM

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Shizhe Shen                              1:30PM – 2:10PM
Hanqing Chang                       2:10PM – 2:50PM

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Sanghie Lee                               3:05PM – 3:45PM
Kayoung An                               3:45PM – 4:25PM

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Sangyoung Kim                        7:00PM – 7:40PM
Feng Bian                                   7:40PM – 8:20PM

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Moye Chen                                8:35PM – 9:15PM

TUESDAY, JUNE 24, 2014
Igor Pancevski                         9:00AM – 9:40AM
Vladimir Khomyakov             9:40AM – 10:20AM

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Youkyoung Kim                       10:35AM – 11:15AM
Wanting Zhao                          11:15AM – 11:55AM

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Sung-Soo Cho                           1:30PM – 2:10PM
Julan Wang                              2:10PM – 2:50PM

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Jiuming Shen                           3:05PM – 3:45PM
Hyun Jung Kim                       3:45PM – 4:25PM

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Kara Huber                               7:00PM – 7:40PM
Anastasiya Naplekova            7:40PM – 8:20PM