Nottingham International Jazz Piano Competition 2010 attracts worldwide entries.
Clement Pianos are pleased to announce that some of the best young jazz pianists from the UK, Canada, North America, South America, Europe and Scandinavia will compete in this unique event. The Semi-Finals and Grand Final are to be held in Nottingham on the 1st 2nd and 3rd October 2010. www.nijpc.com
Following the success of the inaugural Competition in 2008, organisers, Clement Pianos, Nottingham, www.clementpianos.com have expanded the Competition to establish it as a major event in the international jazz calendar. The Nottingham International Jazz Piano Competition is proud to announce the adjudication panel for 2010, comprising internationally renowned artists Tim Richards, Robert Mitchell, David Newton, Zoe Rahman and Jonathan Gee (see www.nijpc.com for biographies).
An important part of the Competition weekend is the jazz workshops and tuition offered by the judges for members of the public. They are all entry level workshops looking at different aspects of jazz music, but everyone is welcome, as the jazz principals within the workshops can be applied to all instruments or even to help people who do not play at all,who would like to enhance their listening and perception skills. Full details available at www.nijpc.com
One of the aims of the Competition is to showcase young jazz pianists and to help them develop their career. Part of the prize for the four 2008 finalists was to perform at some of London’s top jazz clubs, a selection of UK jazz festivals and prestigious venues such as the Nottingham Royal Concert Hall.
The main sponsor for 2010 is Kawai Pianos www.kawai.co.uk, who are donating a grand piano worth over £17,500 to the overall winner. All four finalists will receive a recording session, and further promotion through a full program of live events. Other sponsors include EMJAZZ and Jazz House. They have both been involved with the Competition since its’ inauguration in 2008. They help in a variety of ways, and have several members on the Competition Organising Committee to which they bring a vast wealth of knowledge, contacts and expertise from within the jazz world.
Mick Wilson of Clement Pianos said, "This is great for Nottingham as it is attracting people from around the world to the city for this unique event".
The Semi-Final rounds will take place at the Clement Pianos’ recital hall on the 1st and 2nd of October at 6pm, with the Grand Final held at the Nottingham Albert Hall on the 3rd of October 2010 at 4pm. Tickets for the event are on sale from the 10th of May and will be available from Clement Pianos and the Competition web site www.nijpc.com.
Clement Pianos is a third generation, family owned and run business, established in 1919. Directors, Mick and Andy Wilson are committed to promoting the piano as an instrument, building and increasing awareness of jazz and assisting young pianists in developing their career.
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