PMC to Host Boston International Piano Competition

Thirty-nine highly talented adult amateur pianists from the USA, Canada, Austria, and Japan will each present a recital, competing for cash prizes and a recital opportunity in Boston, while sharing their love of classical music with the audience. Among them are doctors, lawyers, engineers, accountants, and an acupuncturist.

The distinguished jury will consist of concert pianists Michael Lewin, Janice Weber, Max Levinson, Sergey Schepkin, and Maria Clodes Jaguaribes.

The preliminary rounds will take place at the Ellsworth Theatre, Pine Manor College, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, June 25 and 26. The semifinal rounds will take place at the Ellsworth Theatre on Friday, June 27, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. The final round will take place at the Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall, Longy School of Music, 27 Garden Street, Cambridge, at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 28.

The competition will also feature master classes given by Timothy McFarland and Roberto Poli on Wednesday and Friday mornings, 9:30 a.m.to 12:30 p.m., in the Founder's Room, Pine Manor College. Lectures on "Dealing With Stage Fright" and "Electronic Music Synthesis and MIDI" will take place on Thursday, June 26, 9:30 a.m.to 12:30 p.m. in Room 200, Ellsworth Theatre.

For more information aboutthe competition, ticket reservations and sales, please contact the Boston Piano Amateurs Association, 508-393-6740, or online at www.bostonpianoamateurs.org.