Virtualoso Global Piano Competition for Artists Relief

Schedule of Events

Competition sessions will be rebroadcast on our website at 7:00 am EDT and 2:00 pm EDT the following day.

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List of Events

Wednesday, July 1
icon-calendar July 1 10:00 AM EDT America/New_York Announcement of contestants

Join us as we announce the contestants that will participate in the Virtu(al)oso competition.

Announcement of contestants

Time: 10:00 AM EDT

Join us as we announce the contestants that will participate in the Virtu(al)oso competition.

Thursday, July 16
icon-calendar July 16 11:30 AM EDT America/New_York Virtual PianoKids: Introduction

Welcome to our Virtual PianoKids world tour, where we will be exploring the building blocks of music, and the countries from which our contestants will be performing! Get to know the piano in this introductory video and participate in a build-your-own piano craft to use during the rest of our series.

Virtual PianoKids: Introduction

Time: 11:30 AM EDT

Welcome to our Virtual PianoKids world tour, where we will be exploring the building blocks of music, and the countries from which our contestants will be performing! Get to know the piano in this introductory video and participate in a build-your-own piano craft to use during the rest of our series.

Friday, July 17
icon-calendar July 17 11:30 AM EDT America/New_York Virtual PianoKids: Painting with Music

Experience the various color palettes of music as students learn about Timbre. Be ready to explore the different color tones of instruments and their sounds. Through hands-on, visual art activities, students will gain a better understanding of different sound qualities and how to express what they’re hearing.

Virtual PianoKids: Painting with Music

Time: 11:30 AM EDT

Experience the various color palettes of music as students learn about Timbre. Be ready to explore the different color tones of instruments and their sounds. Through hands-on, visual art activities, students will gain a better understanding of different sound qualities and how to express what they’re hearing.

Monday, July 20
icon-calendar July 20 11:30 AM EDT America/New_York Virtual PianoKids: China

Our first stop is China, where we will learn about its culture and music! From the pentatonic scale to its native instruments, we dive into the qualities that make Chinese music sound so unique. Using a sound painting activity, students will have the chance to apply their new knowledge about Timbre to Chinese music.

Virtual PianoKids: China

Time: 11:30 AM EDT

Our first stop is China, where we will learn about its culture and music! From the pentatonic scale to its native instruments, we dive into the qualities that make Chinese music sound so unique. Using a sound painting activity, students will have the chance to apply their new knowledge about Timbre to Chinese music.

Tuesday, July 21
icon-calendar July 21 11:30 AM EDT America/New_York Virtual PianoKids: Playing with Pitch

Join us as we explore the “highs” and “lows” of Pitch, where students will learn how to differentiate high notes from low notes. Through fun, hands-on activities and sing-alongs – not to mention help from the animal kingdom – students will also gain a basic understanding of solfege.

Virtual PianoKids: Playing with Pitch

Time: 11:30 AM EDT

Join us as we explore the “highs” and “lows” of Pitch, where students will learn how to differentiate high notes from low notes. Through fun, hands-on activities and sing-alongs – not to mention help from the animal kingdom – students will also gain a basic understanding of solfege.

Wednesday, July 22
icon-calendar July 22 11:30 AM EDT America/New_York Virtual PianoKids: Germany

Next stop: Germany! We will get the chance revisit the subject of solfege and Pitch as we learn a German children’s song. Students will want to get up and move to demonstrate the fun ups-and-downs of Oompah music!

Virtual PianoKids: Germany

Time: 11:30 AM EDT

Next stop: Germany! We will get the chance revisit the subject of solfege and Pitch as we learn a German children’s song. Students will want to get up and move to demonstrate the fun ups-and-downs of Oompah music!

Thursday, July 23
icon-calendar July 23 11:30 AM EDT America/New_York Virtual PianoKids: Moving with Tempo

Come move with us as we explore the idea of Tempo! With the help of a crafting activity, we learn how to feel slow, medium, and fast tempos through movement, and we consider how different tempos make us feel.

Virtual PianoKids: Moving with Tempo

Time: 11:30 AM EDT

Come move with us as we explore the idea of Tempo! With the help of a crafting activity, we learn how to feel slow, medium, and fast tempos through movement, and we consider how different tempos make us feel.

Friday, July 24
icon-calendar July 24 11:30 AM EDT America/New_York Virtual PianoKids: United Kindgom

Hop across the pond to the United Kingdom to learn about its culture and music. Students will get an opportunity to apply their knowledge of Tempo as we listen to a popular classical music piece and learn some moves to an old-English folk dance.

Virtual PianoKids: United Kindgom

Time: 11:30 AM EDT

Hop across the pond to the United Kingdom to learn about its culture and music. Students will get an opportunity to apply their knowledge of Tempo as we listen to a popular classical music piece and learn some moves to an old-English folk dance.

Monday, July 27
icon-calendar July 27 11:30 AM EDT America/New_York Virtual PianoKids: Fun with Form

Ever notice that songs often repeat certain words and melodies? Learn why as we explore the music building block of Form. Using a familiar children’s song and engaging movement and drawing activities, we break down two musical forms in a way that even our youngest listeners will be able to understand.

Virtual PianoKids: Fun with Form

Time: 11:30 AM EDT

Ever notice that songs often repeat certain words and melodies? Learn why as we explore the music building block of Form. Using a familiar children’s song and engaging movement and drawing activities, we break down two musical forms in a way that even our youngest listeners will be able to understand.

Tuesday, July 28
icon-calendar July 28 11:30 AM EDT America/New_York Virtual PianoKids: United States of America

Our journey around the world ends with a closer look at the culture and music of our home country: the United States of America. We will be taking students on a journey through Jazz that will have them singing using scat syllables and incorporating their knowledge of Form structure as they play accompaniment on their craft pianos.

Virtual PianoKids: United States of America

Time: 11:30 AM EDT

Our journey around the world ends with a closer look at the culture and music of our home country: the United States of America. We will be taking students on a journey through Jazz that will have them singing using scat syllables and incorporating their knowledge of Form structure as they play accompaniment on their craft pianos.

Wednesday, July 29
icon-calendar July 29 7:00 PM EDT America/New_York Opening Ceremony

Hosted by Zsolt Bognár, host and creator of the popular video series, Living the Classical Life, and Piano Cleveland President Yaron Kohlberg, this exciting event will introduce our contestants and bring well-wishes from pianists, music leaders, and celebrities around the world. The ceremony will also feature a special performance by Israeli pianist Omri Mor.

Opening Ceremony

Time: 7:00 PM EDT

Hosted by Zsolt Bognár, host and creator of the popular video series, Living the Classical Life, and Piano Cleveland President Yaron Kohlberg, this exciting event will introduce our contestants and bring well-wishes from pianists, music leaders, and celebrities around the world. The ceremony will also feature a special performance by Israeli pianist Omri Mor.

Thursday, July 30
icon-calendar July 30 7:00 PM EDT America/New_York First Round, Session 1

Five contestants perform a solo piano program of 20 minutes.

  • Josquin Otal
  • Tian Tang
  • Elia Cecino
  • Roman Kosyakov
  • Xiaoya Wan

First Round, Session 1

Time: 7:00 PM EDT

Five contestants perform a solo piano program of 20 minutes.

  • Josquin Otal
  • Tian Tang
  • Elia Cecino
  • Roman Kosyakov
  • Xiaoya Wan

Friday, July 31
icon-calendar July 31 7:00 PM EDT America/New_York First Round, Session 2

Five contestants perform a solo piano program of 20 minutes.

  • Lin Ye
  • Kevin Ahfat
  • Julian Miles Trevelyan
  • Francesco Granata
  • Kiron Atom Tellian

First Round, Session 2

Time: 7:00 PM EDT

Five contestants perform a solo piano program of 20 minutes.

  • Lin Ye
  • Kevin Ahfat
  • Julian Miles Trevelyan
  • Francesco Granata
  • Kiron Atom Tellian

Saturday, August 1
icon-calendar August 1 11:30 AM EDT America/New_York Virtual PianoKids Encore: China

Our first stop is China, where we will learn about its culture and music! From the pentatonic scale to its native instruments, we dive into the qualities that make Chinese music sound so unique. Using a sound painting activity, students will have the chance to apply their new knowledge about Timbre to Chinese music.

Virtual PianoKids Encore: China

Time: 11:30 AM EDT

Our first stop is China, where we will learn about its culture and music! From the pentatonic scale to its native instruments, we dive into the qualities that make Chinese music sound so unique. Using a sound painting activity, students will have the chance to apply their new knowledge about Timbre to Chinese music.

Saturday, August 1
icon-calendar August 1 7:00 PM EDT America/New_York First Round, Session 3

Five contestants perform a solo piano program of 20 minutes.

  • Lovre Marušić
  • Tamila Salimdjanova
  • Arseniy Gusev
  • Mariia Narodytska
  • Sergey Belyavskiy

First Round, Session 3

Time: 7:00 PM EDT

Five contestants perform a solo piano program of 20 minutes.

  • Lovre Marušić
  • Tamila Salimdjanova
  • Arseniy Gusev
  • Mariia Narodytska
  • Sergey Belyavskiy

Sunday, August 2
icon-calendar August 2 11:30 AM EDT America/New_York Virtual PianoKids Encore: Germany

Next stop: Germany! We will get the chance to revisit the subject of solfege and Pitch as we learn a German children’s song. Students will want to get up and move to demonstrate the fun ups-and-downs of Oompah music!

Virtual PianoKids Encore: Germany

Time: 11:30 AM EDT

Next stop: Germany! We will get the chance to revisit the subject of solfege and Pitch as we learn a German children’s song. Students will want to get up and move to demonstrate the fun ups-and-downs of Oompah music!

Sunday, August 2
icon-calendar August 2 7:00 PM EDT America/New_York First Round, Session 4

Five contestants perform a solo piano program of 20 minutes.

  • Han Chen
  • Fuko Ishii
  • Madoka Fukami
  • Martin García García
  • Zhu Wang

First Round, Session 4

Time: 7:00 PM EDT

Five contestants perform a solo piano program of 20 minutes.

  • Han Chen
  • Fuko Ishii
  • Madoka Fukami
  • Martin García García
  • Zhu Wang

Monday, August 3
icon-calendar August 3 11:30 AM EDT America/New_York Virtual PianoKids Encore: United Kingdom

Hop across the pond to the United Kingdom to learn about its culture and music. Students will get an opportunity to apply their knowledge of Tempo as we listen to a popular classical music piece and learn some moves to an old-English folk dance.

Virtual PianoKids Encore: United Kingdom

Time: 11:30 AM EDT

Hop across the pond to the United Kingdom to learn about its culture and music. Students will get an opportunity to apply their knowledge of Tempo as we listen to a popular classical music piece and learn some moves to an old-English folk dance.

Monday, August 3
icon-calendar August 3 7:00 PM EDT America/New_York First Round, Session 5

Five contestants perform a solo piano program of 20 minutes.

  • Andrei Iliushkin
  • Lorenzo Adamo
  • Byeol Kim
  • Jonas Aumiller
  • Priscila Navarro

First Round, Session 5

Time: 7:00 PM EDT

Five contestants perform a solo piano program of 20 minutes.

  • Andrei Iliushkin
  • Lorenzo Adamo
  • Byeol Kim
  • Jonas Aumiller
  • Priscila Navarro

Tuesday, August 4
icon-calendar August 4 11:30 AM EDT America/New_York Virtual PianoKids Encore: United States of America

Our journey around the world ends with a closer look at the culture and music of our home country: the United States of America. We will be taking students on a journey through Jazz that will have them singing using scat syllables and incorporating their knowledge of Form structure as they play accompaniment on their craft pianos.

Virtual PianoKids Encore: United States of America

Time: 11:30 AM EDT

Our journey around the world ends with a closer look at the culture and music of our home country: the United States of America. We will be taking students on a journey through Jazz that will have them singing using scat syllables and incorporating their knowledge of Form structure as they play accompaniment on their craft pianos.

Tuesday, August 4
icon-calendar August 4 7:00 PM EDT America/New_York First Round, Session 6

Five contestants perform a solo piano program of 20 minutes.

  • Abuzar Manafzade
  • Michael Lu
  • Michael Davidman
  • Anna Han
  • Martin James Bartlett

First Round, Session 6

Time: 7:00 PM EDT

Five contestants perform a solo piano program of 20 minutes.

  • Abuzar Manafzade
  • Michael Lu
  • Michael Davidman
  • Anna Han
  • Martin James Bartlett

Wednesday, August 5
icon-calendar August 5 11:30 AM EDT America/New_York Virtual PianoKids Live!

Join your hosts Captain Joe and Admiral Emily for a LIVE, virtual performance of PianoKids! Come prepared to show off your musical skills and knowledge picked up along our world tour as we present a fun, and interactive final program.

Emily Shelley, Piano Cleveland’s Education and Outreach Coordinator and Joe Leaman – videographer for The Quarantine Concerts – will host a live interactive event for our youngest audience members. This is the culmination of our Virtual PianoKids program, a series of nine short videos that introduces children (K-3) to core musical concepts through a world tour of our partner locations.

Virtual PianoKids Live!

Time: 11:30 AM EDT

Join your hosts Captain Joe and Admiral Emily for a LIVE, virtual performance of PianoKids! Come prepared to show off your musical skills and knowledge picked up along our world tour as we present a fun, and interactive final program.

Emily Shelley, Piano Cleveland’s Education and Outreach Coordinator and Joe Leaman – videographer for The Quarantine Concerts – will host a live interactive event for our youngest audience members. This is the culmination of our Virtual PianoKids program, a series of nine short videos that introduces children (K-3) to core musical concepts through a world tour of our partner locations.

Wednesday, August 5
icon-calendar August 5 7:00 PM EDT America/New_York Announcement of finalists

Join us as we announce the six finalists.

Announcement of finalists

Time: 7:00 PM EDT

Join us as we announce the six finalists.

Thursday, August 6
icon-calendar August 6 7:00 PM EDT America/New_York Keys and Cocktails, Remixed

Who wouldn’t want a private evening with Yaron Kohlberg at the piano, paired with exquisite musical cocktails? Our friends at L’Albatros Brasserie will join us for this donor-only event, where you will learn more about the repertoire for the Final Round and get to taste some delicious cocktails in the process.

Keys and Cocktails, Remixed

Time: 7:00 PM EDT

Who wouldn’t want a private evening with Yaron Kohlberg at the piano, paired with exquisite musical cocktails? Our friends at L’Albatros Brasserie will join us for this donor-only event, where you will learn more about the repertoire for the Final Round and get to taste some delicious cocktails in the process.

Friday, August 7
icon-calendar August 7 7:00 PM EDT America/New_York Final Round, Session 1

Three finalists perform a solo program of 30-35 minutes.

Final Round, Session 1

Time: 7:00 PM EDT

Three finalists perform a solo program of 30-35 minutes.

Saturday, August 8
icon-calendar August 8 7:00 PM EDT America/New_York Final Round, Session 2

Three finalists perform a solo program of 30-35 minutes.

Final Round, Session 2

Time: 7:00 PM EDT

Three finalists perform a solo program of 30-35 minutes.

Sunday, August 9
icon-calendar August 9 7:00 PM EDT America/New_York Awards Ceremony

Be there for the big announcement of our winners and hear their encore performances!

Awards Ceremony

Time: 7:00 PM EDT

Be there for the big announcement of our winners and hear their encore performances!

Saturday, August 15
icon-calendar August 15 11:00 AM EDT America/New_York Jury Roundtable

Five of our six illustrious jury members will join in conversation with Yaron Kohlberg to discuss their experience judging in a virtual competition, their advice for developing pianists, and the future of the performing arts in these challenging times.

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Jury Roundtable

Time: 11:00 AM EDT

Five of our six illustrious jury members will join in conversation with Yaron Kohlberg to discuss their experience judging in a virtual competition, their advice for developing pianists, and the future of the performing arts in these challenging times.

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