In the Loop
General News : Jul 9, 2014

Pianists gather for the 2014 International Piano Festival

UF’s International Piano Festival (IPF) is an annual highlight for the School of Music. This year’s event, held June 14-21, 2014 was attended by 27 pre-college and college pianists from around the world. Students represented numerous countries, including China, Russia, Canada, Peru and Brazil, and schools, including UF, FSU, the University of Maryland and Juilliard. Students enjoyed daily lessons and master classes from teachers from across North America and the United Kingdom and numerous performance opportunities. 

More than 1,000 guests attended the festival for evening recitals and the final pre-college competition and college division recital on June 21. Matthew Reichenberger received the top prize in the pre-college division. The six top pianists from the college division performed in the closing recital. 

"I am delighted with the level of participation in the festival this year," said Kevin Orr, School of Music professor and director of IPF. "We had some really amazing students from both divisions with a broad range of styles. The audience really enjoyed watching them perform throughout the week."

Thank you to this year’s sponsors: UF, the School of Music, the UF Office of Research, UF Health, Visit Gainesville and Hoggtowne Music.

To learn more about this year’s event, view the videos below: 

UF video 

UF College of the Arts video