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Metropolitan Washington/Baltimore, July 21, 2021– The William Knabe International Young Artist Piano Competition final round performances will take place virtually and at UMBC’s Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall on Sunday, July 25th, beginning at 12pm. Attracting applications from 24 US states, Canada, Asia, and Europe to compete for prizes in excess of $5,000, this is the 3rd international year of the 6-year old annual competition.
The Sunday finals will be broadcast online in partnership with Virtual Concert Halls. Finalists in various categories between the ages of 6-26, will perform for a prestigious jury which includes professors from UMBC, the Peabody Institute, and other institutions in the US, Asia, and Europe. Finalists will perform in both solo and concerto categories, with concerto finalists performing with an accompanist at a second piano.
The William Knabe Piano Institute, a non-profit organization founded in 2016, is raising awareness about the cultural significance of the piano in the Mid Atlantic through competitions, academic colloquiums, and educational initiatives; and honoring the legacy of the Knabe family’s contribution to the art of the piano in Baltimore/Washington. For more information, visit us online at
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If you would like more information about the 2021 William Knabe International Young Artist Piano Competition, please contact Dr. Jarl Hulbert at 1-888-978-5332 ext. 4, or email
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