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Press Release : May 27, 2014

University of Florida Hosts 2014 International Piano Festival June 14-21

Gainesville, Fla., May 27, 2014 — The University of Florida International Piano Festival (UFIPF), sponsored by the University of Florida (UF), UF School of Music, UF Office of Research, UF Health, Visit Gainesville and Hoggtowne Music, will be held June 14-21, 2014 at UF in the Music Building, Room 101. UFIPF assembles outstanding college and pre-college pianists for lessons and master classes with distinguished teachers from across North America and the United Kingdom. The public is invited to attend free daily master classes and recitals. 

Originating in 2007 as the Chinese-American International Piano Institute (CAIPI), the event has hosted some of the finest performers and teachers from around the world. This year’s 26 participants will experience first-rate instruments as well as excellent practice and performance spaces on UF’s beautiful campus.

This year’s guest artist faculty members are: Larissa Dedova of the University of Maryland, Ian Jones from the Royal College of Music, Logan Skelton from the University of Michigan, Hee Jung Kang from UF and Kevin Robert Orr from UF.

“UFIPF 2014 promises to once again thrill the Gainesville community with a full schedule of concerts and master classes, all free and open to the public,” says Orr, director. “This year’s roster of 26 young artists includes college pianists from outstanding music institutions across North and South America, as well as highly accomplished pre-college pianists from around the state of Florida.”  

Here is a schedule of this year’s events. All events take place in the Music Building, Room 101 unless otherwise noted:

Saturday, June 14: 

3:30-5:30 p.m.: Master class with Kevin Robert Orr

7:30 p.m.: College participant recital 

Sunday, June 15: 

3:30-5:30 p.m.: Master class with Larissa Dedova

7:30 p.m.: College participant recital 

Monday, June 16: 

12 p.m.: Participant recital at UF Health Shands Hospital, South Tower 

3:30-5:30 p.m.: Master class with Hee Jung Kang

7:30 p.m.: College participant recital 

Wednesday, June 18: 

3:30-5:30 p.m.: Master class with Logan Skelton

7:30 p.m.: College participant recital 

Thursday, June 19: 

3:30-5:30 p.m.: Master class with Ian Jones

7:30 p.m.: College participant recital 

Friday, June 20: 

12 p.m.: Participant recital at UF Health Shands Hospital, North Tower 

7:30 p.m.: College participant recital 

Saturday, June 21: 

10 a.m.: Pre-college solo competition

1:30 p.m.: Final pre-college and college recitals

To learn more, visit Join the conversation online by using the hashtag #UFIPF14.

About the School of Music

The School of Music is one of the University of Florida College of the Arts’ three fully-accredited schools. The School of Music plays an important role in the academic life of the University and the community. The school’s programs provide broad-based instruction in performance, composition, history and literature and music disciplines, through a strong curriculum as well as through professional experiences such as ensembles and internships. UF students also have the opportunity to join more than a dozen music ensembles, including jazz bands, the University Choir, the University Symphony Orchestra and the “Pride of the Sunshine” Fightin’ Gator Marching Band. To learn more, visit

About the College of the Arts

The College of the Arts, previously known as the College of Fine Arts, is one the 16 colleges and more than 150 research centers and institutes at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. The College of the Arts offers baccalaureate, master’s and Ph.D. degree programs in its three fully-accredited schools — the School of Art and Art History, School of Music and School of Theatre and Dance. The college is home to the Center for Arts in Medicine, Center for World Arts, Digital Worlds Institute, University Galleries and the New World School of the Arts in Miami. More than 100 faculty members and more than 1,220 students work together daily to engage, inspire and create. The college hosts more than 300 performances, exhibitions and events each year. Faculty and students also exhibit and perform at other local, national and international venues. To learn more, visit

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Media Contact:

Leah Craig, Public Relations and Marketing Manager

College of the Arts, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

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