Wednesday 8 September 2010
SIPC2010 is delighted to announce that Celtic Music Radio (CMR), in collaboration with the RSAMD, will once again be broadcasting the stages of the Scottish International Piano Competition held in the RSAMD.
Mark Sheridan will also be returning to interview some of the members of the jury, some of the competitors, some of the volunteers connected with the running of the Competition behind the scenes - and there may well be some surprises along the way.
SIPC2010 coverage will be on 106.6FM and can be heard in and around the Glasgow area. It will also be streamed on-line via the SIPC2010 website. A 'Listen Live' icon and a 'Listen Again' icon for listening to the recitals on-demand will also be found on our news column on the SIPC2010 website.
This will open up world-wide access to the CMR broadcasts. The families and friends of this year's competitors who have internet access will therefore be able to hear all stages of the competition held in the RSAMD.
Celtic Music Radio broadcasts from the Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship at the University of Strathclyde and SIPC2010 gratefully acknowledge the support of the University of Strathclyde and especially the 'backroom' support received from both the RSAMD's and University of Strathclyde's IT support teams.
The 106.6FM service has been facilitated by Celtic Music Radio and operates using an Ofcom Restricted Service License for the duration of the Competition - from Wednesday 8 September until Sunday 19 September at midnight.
Carbeth Guthrie Day – Friday 17 September 2010
As part of the Scottish International Piano Competition 2010 an afternoon Specialist Workshop and an evening Recital will be held at Carbeth Guthrie in association with the Carbeth Guthrie Charitable Trust on Friday 17th September 2010.
The afternoon specialist workshop will be led by the distiguished Brazilian born pianist Arnaldo Cohen, who is also the Chairman of the Competition jury, and will feature some of the earlier competitors.
In the evening there will be a Celebrity recital (Schuman and Chopin) by Viktoria Postnikova, one of Russia's leading pianists.
For full details, including how to book, click here.
This day has been made possible through the generosity of Allan and Moyra Barnes-Graham in allowing the use of Carbeth-Guthrie and arranging for the events, and of other individuals in providing funding.
Brodsky Quartet Joins International Line Up for Scottish Piano Competition
Scottish International Piano Competition
8th – 19th September, 2010.
The internationally renowned Brodsky Quartet joins forces with the Scottish International Piano Competition (SIPC) for the 2010 event in Glasgow.
This September, 28 competitors from 18 different countries will come to the city for the ninth triennial piano competition.
And this year, for the first time in its history, each of the three finalists will perform a piece of chamber music with the Brodsky Quartet at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.
Baillie Liz Cameron, chair of the SIPC, said: "The chamber music element is a first for the SIPC and we hope that it will generate a richer musical experience for competitors and audience alike.
"I am delighted that the Brodsky Quartet is part of the competition and I look forward to the wonderful performances ahead."
Once again, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conducted on this occasion by Martyn Brabbins, will accompany the concerto final at the final in the City Halls on September 19 2010.
The SIPC Jury is a most distinguished one comprising international pianists from all over the world including Brazil, Japan, Chile, Russia and Turkey.
Master Classes for selected young pianists will be given by Idil Biret, Arnaldo Cohen, Noriko Ogawa and Susan Tomes.
Juror Idil Biret (Turkey) will also give a celebrity recital devoted to this years' anniversary composer, Frederic Chopin, on Saturday, 18th September at 7.30pm in the Academy's Concert Hall.
This year, the SIPC Lecture will be given in the Alexander Gibson Opera School, RSAMD, at 5pm on Tuesday the 14th September by David Owen-Norris, well-known broadcaster and Professor of Musical Performance at the University Of Southampton. His topic will be "Performance as Polemic".
Notes to Editors
Competitors for the 2010 SIPC come from Russia, Ukraine, Romania, Poland, Georgia, Kazakhstan, UK, Denmark, Greece, Italy, China, Japan, the Philippines, Australia, Canada, USA, Egypt and South Africa.
The SIPC Jury members - Arnaldo Cohen (Brazil) as Chair; Idil Biret (Turkey); Noriko Ogawa (Japan); Alfredo Perl (Chile); Viktoria Postnikova (Russia); Martin Roscoe (UK); and Susan Tomes (UK); the composers Sally Beamish (UK) and Thea Musgrave (UK) and musicologist Stephen Plaistow (UK).
Thea Musgrave (UK), will also compose the commissioned work to be played by all semi-finalists.
The winner of the 2007 SIPC was British Pianist Tom Poster who now has an international performance career. He will give the opening recital of the 2010 competition on Thursday 9th September in the RSAMD Concert Hall.
Three finalists perform with the Brodsky Quartet on 15 September in RSAMD.
The Concerto Final of the SIPC 2010 will take place in the City Halls, Candleriggs with the BBC SSO on 19 September at 4pm.
For further press information, contact Ian Mills on 0141 332 4101 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Competitors now confirmed for further details visit the competitors page.