2020 Glissando International Music Festival

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Glissando

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Dr. Sergei KUZNETSOV

General Producer

Dear young pianists, teachers, and music lovers! 

It is my pleasure to invite you to join the 2020 Glissando Music Festival in beautiful City of San Diego, California!

My great mission as an educator is to inspire young musicians and connect them with their audiences. It is such a fantastic feeling to watch talents to find their way in the world of music.

 

I truly believe that every single student has potential talent, however, the talent needs to be discovered and nurtured in order to grow and thrive. This is why it is very important for me to motivate students to help them achieve their most daring dreams. 

 

Please join me in this adventure, perform, learn, listen and inspire others. Let’s pass the art of piano performance to future generations and make this upcoming Glissando Festival extraordinary!

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 Music 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.

Welcome to the City of San Diego!

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 

Mayor 

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Events

 

Friday, February 28

 

5:30 PM - Registration: Encinitas Library

7:00 PM - Opening Ceremony and Concert: Encinitas Library

Featuring performances of the past winners. 

General Admission is FREE.

Saturday, February 29

 

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM - Workshop: Steinway Piano Gallery- Show Room

Everyone is invited to take part in the workshop: beginners, semi-professional, professional pianists and teachers. They will be given the opportunity to perform for everyone and receive feedback in pressure free and friendly environment.​ All are welcome to share their stories, join the discussion, ask questions and share their ideas and experiences.​ Excellent chance to meet fellow pianists, perform, share opinions and take memorable photos. 

General Admission is FREE.

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM - Master-Classes: Steinway Piano Gallery - Recital Hall

Several outstanding young artists will be selected to perform for guest faculty in the master class, open to the public. ​The auditions will be held online two weeks prior to the event. ​The faculty will announce the master class participants as well as Outstanding Young Artists Recital participants (see below).

General Admission is FREE.

4:00 PMYoung Artists Recital: Encinitas LibraryConcert Hall

Talented young pianists will be selected by the faculty two weeks prior the event. The auditions will be held online. The faculty will make decisions regarding master class and recital participants and repertoire based on online auditions.

General ALL-DAY Admission is $50.

Includes both recitals - at 4 PM and 7 PM 

Click here to get your tickets now!

6:00 PM - Piano Cake Party: Encinitas Library Concert Hall

Perfect opportunity to have fun, enjoy food and meet the artists.

7:00 PM - Glissando Artists Recital: Encinitas Library Concert Hall

Ian GOH (Malaysia)

Sean KENNARD (United States)

Vladimir KHOMYAKOV (Russia)

Sergei KUZNETSOV (Russia)

General ALL-DAY admission is $50.

Includes both recitals - at 4 PM and 7 PM 

Click here to get your tickets now!

Festival and Competition participants enter for free with Glissando badge.

Sunday, March 1 

 

Glissando International Youth Piano Competition:

Steinway Piano Gallery - Recital Hall

General Admission is FREE

10:00 AM - Category A

11:00 AM - Category B

1:00 PM - Category C

3:30 PM - Category D

6:00 PM - Steinway History and Heritage: Presentation by Rick Rice - Senior District Manager for Steinway & Sons.

7:00 PM - Results and Awards Ceremony 

 

Locations

 

Encinitas Library

540 Cornish Dr, Encinitas, CA 92024

Steinway Piano Gallery

9222 Miramar Road, San Diego, CA 92126

General  Admission to the Opening Ceremony on Friday, February 28 is FREE

General Admission to

Young Artist Recital and Glissando Artists Recital

on Saturday, February 29 at Encinitas Library is $50. 

Includes admission to both Recitals: 4 PM and 7 PM

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Programs

Workshop

​Steinway Piano Gallery - Show Room

  • Pre-screening: NO

  • Everyone is welcome to come and perform. 

  • Repertoire: Free choice of music. Time limit - 15 min. 

  • One ticket to all Encinitas Library Recitals, 4 PM - 9 PM, is Included in the application fee ($50 value)​

  • Application Deadline - February 7, 2020.

       Application is closed.

Young Artist Recital

Encinitas Library - Concert Hall

  • Pre-screening: YES

  • Applicants must submit a video recording (YouTube link) with their recent performance. 

  • The participants for the Young Artist Recital will be selected from the application pool based on the results of online video audition.

  • Those who are not selected will be offered to participate in the Workshop and attend Recitals at Encinitas Library.

  • Repertoire: Free choice of music. Time limit - 15 min. 

  • One ticket to all Encinitas Library Recitals, 4 PM - 9 PM, is Included in the application fee ($50 value)​

  • Application Deadline - February 7, 2020

       Application is closed. 

Master-Classes

​Steinway Piano Gallery - Recital Hall

  • Pre-screening: YES

  • Applicants must submit a video recording (YouTube link) with their recent performance. 

  • The participants for the Master-Classes will be selected from the application pool based on the results of online video audition.

  • Those who are not selected will be offered to participate in the Workshop and attend Recitals at Encinitas Library.

  • Repertoire: Free choice of music. Time limit - 15 min. 

  • One ticket to all Encinitas Library Recitals, 4 PM - 9 PM, is Included in the application fee ($50 value)​

  • Application Deadline - February 7, 2020

       Application is closed.

Disclaimer: Glissando  reserves the right to terminate the Festival and/or the Competition, in whole or in part, and/or adjust, amend or suspend the Festival and/or Competition Rules in any way, at any time, for any reason without prior notice. All photos and videos taken during the Festival and Competition will exclusively belong to Glissando, and can be published and used for any promotional purposes.