The Thousand Islands International Piano Competition
The Thousand Islands International Piano competition will be celebrating its 20th competition since 2002 along the beautiful St. Lawrence River when it holds the 2023 competition at Maple Grove Estate in Cape Vincent. The primary focus of this event is to provide a venue for exceptional young pianists who perform and share their music in the nurturing and confidence-building atmosphere provided in this St. Lawrence community. In return, these budding young artists bring the joy of live classical music to the Thousand Islands. Each year a special bond is created between community residents and performers.
Plan to attend and support this year's exciting competition:
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, September 8th, 9th, and 10th, 2023.
At the Maple Grove Estate, 596 West Broadway St., CapeVincent, NY.
Free to the Public/Come and Go as you like
Competition begins each day at 9:00 AM. There is a lunch break around the noon hour. Friday's and Saturday's competitions continue through late afternoon. Sunday's Competition finishes at approximately 12:00 noon with the winners being announced at the Awards Ceremony in the early afternoon.
Audience members will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite performer. Ballots will be counted at the end of the competition and a prize will be awarded to the pianist in each division with the most votes tallied.
How can you support this competition and the young competitors?
There’s a place for everyone who would like to be a part of this unique opportunity. We welcome your help, interest and support.
Funding for the competition comes from community donors, area businesses and fund-raising events. If you would like to make a donation to sustain this competion, call the Cape Vincent Arts Council at 315-654-2413 or use the Donate link at the bottom of the page.
The Thousand Islands Competition is a result of the hard work of volunteers. We would welcome your help as: 1) a host family to a competitor, 2) a provider of practicing space if you own a piano), 3) a volunteer on a given competition day, or 4) being part of the listening audience.
Applications are being accepted starting April 1, 2023. The deadline for applications is June 30, 2023. The competition is limited to 14 contestants (possible exceptions decided by the Artistic Director and Competition Committee) and complete applications will be accepted in the order they are received.
If you have any questions please email Cape Vincent Arts Council at the address below.
Thank you for your interest.
Brian Preston, Artistic Director
The Cape Vincent Arts Council
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