The Music Institute of Chicago announces application deadlines and competition dates for the Emilio del Rosario Piano Concerto Competition:
Young Artist Division
Early Application Deadline: January 12, 2013
Late Application Deadline ($20 late fee applies): January 26, 2013
Preliminary Competition Round: February 10, 2013
Final Competition Round: February 17, 2013
Early Application Deadline: March 1, 2013
Late Application Deadline ($20 late fee applies): March 15, 2013
Preliminary Competition Round: March 30, 2013
Final Competition Round: May 12, 2013
Established in 2010, the Emilio del Rosario Piano Concerto Competition honors the late master piano teacher Emilio del Rosario, who dedicated his life to the art of teaching and nurturing pianists to the highest standards. Many of his students have gone on to noteworthy careers in music and have achieved great success largely due to his guidance and aim for perfection.
The Music Institute of Chicago established a Young Artist Division of the Emilio del Rosario Piano Concerto Competition in 2012. Pre-college pianists, younger than 20, will compete for the opportunity to perform a complete concerto with the Lake Forest Symphony, a professional orchestra directed by Alan Heatherington, March 15 and 16, 2013. Additional cash and scholarship prizes also will be available.
The Young Artist Division competition is open to pre-college pianists from Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, and Wisconsin. A preliminary round will take place Sunday, February 10 at the Music Institute's Winnetka Campus, 300 Green Bay Road. Three finalists will compete Sunday, February 17 at Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue, Evanston. Information regarding applications and repertoire requirements is available at EDRpianocompetition.org. The early application deadline is January 12, 2013.
The Young Artist Division is part of the larger Emilio del Rosario Piano Concerto Competition, which takes place in the spring of 2013 at Harper College. Competition Director and Music Institute faculty member Brenda Huang said, "The Young Artist Division is an important addition to our competition. Emilio del Rosario dedicated his life to the art of teaching and nurturing pianists to the highest of standards. We hope to continue his legacy of excellence by providing the next generation of pianists an opportunity to perform with a professional orchestra and help them realize their musical potential."