Two BU students are finalists in Dallas International Piano Competition 2017
The Dallas International Piano Competition (DIPC) is presented by the Dallas Chamber Symphony (DCS) in partnership with the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University (SMU) in celebration of the piano and its extensive repertoire, while offering important performance opportunities to aspiring young performers from around the globe.
Held annually in Dallas, Texas, the DIPC is comprised of four days of organized activities, which include three competition rounds focused on concerto and solo recital repertoire, as well as master classes and recitals that are open to public audiences. Competition events are adjudicated by an internationally renowned jury, and prizes are awarded to the most outstanding competitors. Winners of the competition enjoy widespread recognition and publicity, as well as a performance engagement with the Dallas Chamber Symphony (DCS) at Dallas City Performance Hall.
An extremely prestigious event, BU is proud to announce that TWO students have been chosen as quarter finalists.
Leon Bernsdorf studied at Boston University first with Prof. Boaz Sharon (BM), then with Prof. Pavel Nersessian (MM). Leon is currently completing an Artist Diploma at the Glenn Gould School, under the guidance of Prof. John Perry.
Pianist Kyra Zhao has been praised as “A Born Performer…with brilliant technique” (Harris Goldsmith, New York Concert Review). She is a current DMA student at Boston University studying under Boaz Sharon.