Carmel Klavier International 2017

6/28/2017 11:53:31 AM

Top young pianists are learning from the pros and vying for cash prizes in the Carmel Klavier International Piano Competition, which returned this week to the Center for the Performing Arts.

Annual youth piano competition draws
students and pros from around the world

The Center’s campus is hopping this week with the fourth annual Carmel Klavier International Piano Competition, which features 130 contestants ages 5 to 18, hailing from 14 states and as far away as Slovakia, China and Colombia. The competition rounds and many other events are open to the public.

Founded by piano instructors Irina Gorin of Carmel and Liz Seidel of Muncie, Carmel Klavier promotes the appreciation of classical music and music education while nurturing young talent with evaluations by distinguished international judges and opportunities to perform in world-class facilities. Participants vie for cash prizes and also may take private lessons and observe master classes throughout the week.

The action began Tuesday and continues through Friday at the Studio Theater, with competitive rounds in various categories beginning at 9 a.m. and lectures, master classes and other events well into the evening. The activities wrap up Saturday at the Palladium with a day of finals competition, followed by the 6:30 p.m. final awards ceremony and the 7:30 p.m. Winners’ Concert. 

More information is available at, and tickets are available at