The Gilmore

Rising Stars Series

The Gilmore Rising Stars Series presents outstanding young pianists from around the world to provide Kalamazoo audiences with a taste of tomorrow’s stars of the classical music world. Initially presented in 1999 as the Irving S. Gilmore Piano Series, it was renamed the Rising Stars Series the following year. Previous artists who have performed in this series include Lang Lang, Jonathan Biss, Kirill Gerstein and George Li before they made their international breakthroughs.

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2016-2017 Rising Stars Series

Sean Chen (USA)

September 18, 2016

Emmet Cohen (USA)

October 16, 2016

Pavel Kolesnikov (Russia)

December 4, 2016

Roman Rabinovich (Israel)

January 22, 2017

Seong-Jin Cho (South Korea)

February 19, 2017

Sara Daneshpour (USA)

April 2, 2017

View or download a list of the previous Rising Stars artists (51K pdf)