Glissando International Piano Festival

Soon you will discover why San Diego is a premier tourist destination that visitors from around the world return to again and again. During your stay, I invite you to enjoy the Glissando International Piano Festival and Competition. From having top tier classical piano concert artists from around the world to teaching and motivating young musicians, it’s no wonder this organization is regarded as the lead in fostering the international language of music.

I also invite you to explore our rich culture and scenic landmarks, including the historic Mission Revival architecture in Balboa Park and breathtaking ocean views at Mission Beach. Take in the beautiful sights and sounds on a hike through Sunset Cliffs or Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. And be sure to visit the world-famous San Diego Zoo. Finally, San Diego is full of endless adventure. Thank you for visiting America’s Finest City, and I hope you come back again soon. 


Best personal regards, 

Kevin L. Faulconer 



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Latest News:

03 | 01 | 2020 The Prizewinners of the Glissando International Youth Piano Competition have been announced! Click here.

02 | 17 | 2020 The results of the Glissando International Youth Piano Competition Preliminary Round and Festival pre-screening auditions are available here.

Congratulations everyone for your extraordinary achievements!!!

02 | 11 | 2020 The application for the 2020 Glissando Piano Festival and Competition is now officially closed. The Finalists of the Competition as well as Master-Class and Young Artist Recital selected participants will be announced on Monday, February 17.