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General Producer

Dear young pianists, teachers, and music lovers! 

It is my pleasure to invite you to join the 2020 Glissando Piano 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!



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 

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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


Disclaimer: Glissando Music and Elite Piano Institute reserve 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 Music and Elite Piano Institute, and can be published and used for any promotional purposes.