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The Dallas Chamber Symphony Presents the DCS INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION, 3/12-15

The Dallas Chamber Symphony Presents the DCS INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION, 3/12-15

Come and see some of the world's best pianists compete for the top prize of this year's DCS International Piano Competition.

Tickets give you access to all of the DCS International Piano Competition & Master Class events held at SMU's Meadows School of the Arts. Admission is FREE, so come on down, bring the whole family, and watch it live.

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MASTERCLASS WITH JOAQUIN ACHUCARRO and CAROL LEONE
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 12:00 to 3:00pm
O'Donnell Hall - Meadows School of the Arts - Free Admission

Six pianists are chosen to participate in this Masterclass, taught by Joaquin Achucarro and Dr. Carol Leone. Audiences are welcome to observe these public piano lessons, which focus on solo repertoire.


ROUND 1 - QUARTER-FINALS
Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 9:00am to 5:40pm
Caruth Auditorium - Meadows School of the Arts - Free Admission

Each of the 18 Quarter-finalists shall receive a maximum performance time of 20 minutes in Round 1. Contestants perform their repertoire for piano and orchestra, accompanied by a second pianist who performs the orchestral reduction. Judges may stop the contestant at any time to ask for different movements or sections. Round 1 results will be announced at 6pm.



ROUND 2 - SEMI-FINALS
Friday, March 14, 2014 - 9:00am to 12:40pm
Caruth Auditorium - Meadows School of the Arts - Free Admission

Each of the 9 Semi-finalists shall receive a maximum performance time of 20 minutes in Round 2. Contestants perform from their repertoire for solo piano. Judges may stop the contestant at any time to ask for different sections or repertoire. Round 2 results will be announced at 4pm.


MASTERCLASS WITH JOAQUIN ACHUCARRO and CAROL LEONE
Friday, March 14, 2014 - 1:00 to 4:00pm
Caruth Auditorium - Meadows School of the Arts - Free Admission

Six pianists are chosen to participate in this Masterclass, taught by Joaquin Achucarro and Dr. Carol Leone. Audiences are welcome to observe these public piano lessons, which focus on solo repertoire.


ROUND 3 - FINALS
Saturday, March 15, 2014 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Caruth Auditorium - Meadows School of the Arts - Free Admission

Each of the 5 finalists shall perform his or her chosen competition piece for piano & orchestra in its entirety without interruption, accompanied by a second pianist who performs the orchestral reduction. There are no time limits in the final round. Winners are announced at the conclusion of Round 3.

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