ESPN.com — March 13, 2018– With the end of the NBA season looming, it’s time for you to take a deep breath and plan your next trip to the piano.
If you’re looking to score some nice tunes to listen to during your next vacation, the ESPN.
Com Piano Awards is here to help.
Here’s everything you need to know.
What’s the piano award?
The Piano Awards are a yearly ceremony held each year at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, where professional pianists compete for the title of Best Piano Artist.
For this year’s award, we’ve chosen to recognize piano players from the United States.
The winner will receive $500,000 and a trip to Italy in 2019.
The piano awards are open to anyone who is a piano player.
The categories are:Artistic excellence: The best in the field of music, whether you’re a composer, a musician or a teacher.
Artistic integrity: The artistry and integrity that underpins a performance.
The pianists are also judged by their ability to express their ideas, which may include a poem, story, song or other composition.
The judges include pianist, composer, teacher, editor, director, composer of music and more.
This year’s nominees include:•Michael Jackson – Jackson’s last performance on piano, which won the 2016 Grammy Awards.•Nina Simone – Simone’s performance of “I Have a Dream,” which was nominated for Best Music Video.•Piano World Series – The Piano World Series is the largest piano tournament in the world.
It’s held annually in Rome, Italy.
The tournament is one of the oldest and most prestigious piano tournaments in the United Kingdom, where there are more than 100,000 pianists competing.
The event is sponsored by the British Museum and the British Philharmonic.
The finalist for Best Piano Performance is determined by the following criteria:•The piano performance is original and in harmony with the piece of music.•The composition is of exceptional quality.•There is an artistic and artistic integrity to the performance.•You create a musical impact on the listener by expressing your vision.•In your performance, you display the ability to create and communicate your vision in an imaginative, moving and exciting way.
This award is not a competition.
It is meant to be a celebration of the art of music that can be achieved by anyone.
The winners will be announced on March 15, 2019.
Who will win?
The winner of this year is determined based on the following:•Award Winning Composer (1st place) – Andrew Sauer (Chicago Symphony Orchestra)•Winner of Best Music Performance (2nd place) (1) – John Kaczmarek (Philadelphia Orchestra)This year, the piano awards will be presented at the BBC’s World Service (WSP) at London’s Royal Albert Hall on March 14.
The full schedule of events and the award ceremony is listed below:Thursday, March 14 at 7:00 p.m.
The WSP will host a special ceremony at the Royal Albert hall, London, on March 13 to celebrate the piano world champion.
The Royal Albert will also host the World Service in New York on March 12.
The WSP and the BBC are proud to present the WSP at both events, which will be broadcast live.