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WE HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE 2018 Gilmore Keyboard Festival. Our patrons often tell us how grateful they are that our […]

Encore Society members assure the future of The Gilmore

IN THE ARTS we proclaim “Encore!” as a way of praising something memorable—and to ask for more! The Gilmore has […]

Pixley Points: Long Time Gilmore Patron and Contributor Takes On A New Role

We’re excited to announce a new collaboration with Zaide Pixley, PhD, professor emerita, Kalamazoo College. After receiving many enthusiastic compliments […]

Rollie and Sharon Preuss: Usher coordinators extraordinaire

FUN FACT ABOUT THE 2018 GILMORE KEYBOARD FESTIVAL: more than 160 volunteers served as ushers at 49 venues throughout Kalamazoo […]

Update: Gilmore Artists and Gilmore Young Artists

1998 Gilmore Artist Leif Ove Andsnes has a new recording—Chopin: Ballades & Nocturnes—released this September. His 2017 two-piano Stravinsky album […]

Director’s Letter

Dear Friends, IT HAS BEEN NEARLY A YEAR since I became Director of The Gilmore, and I am happy to […]

Daniel R. Gustin Director’s Fund honors director emeritus

DANIEL R. GUSTIN MADE INNOVATION AND GROWTH the twin hallmarks of his 18-year tenure as Director of the Irving S. […]

Elizabeth Upjohn Mason Youth Enrichment Fund ensures the future of Gilmore Family Concerts

ELIZABETH UPJOHN MASON HAS ENSURED that the popular Gilmore Family Concerts, held in conjunction with each biennial Festival, will be […]

Gilmore International Keyboard Festival and the Lang Lang International Music Foundation Announce New Collaboration

The Irving S. Gilmore International Keyboard Festival and the Lang Lang International Music Foundation announce a new initiative for the next season of programs.

Irving S. Gilmore International Keyboard Festival announces its 2018-2019 concert season

The Gilmore is proud to introduce its 2018-2019 season, featuring the Piano Masters and Rising Stars Series.

Llewellyn Sanchez-Werner to Replace Elliot Wuu with the Lansing Symphony Orchestra

Due to unforeseen circumstances, 2018 Gilmore Young Artist Elliot Wuu has had to withdraw from his appearance with the Lansing Symphony Orchestra on May 11.

Perahia Postponed – Freire Joins Festival Lineup

Due to an illness, Mr. Perahia has postponed his Gilmore performance. But we are delighted to bring Nelson Freire on April 28 in his place.

Igor Levit named 2018 Gilmore Artist

Pianist Igor Levit has been named the recipient of the 2018 Gilmore Artist Award.

Pierre van der Westhuizen Named Director of The Gilmore Festival and Awards

The Irving S. Gilmore International Keyboard Festival and Awards has named Pierre van der Westhuizen as its next Director.

2018 Gilmore Young Artists Announced

Two US-based pianists, Elliot Wuu and Wei Luo have been named recipients of the 2018 Gilmore Young Artist Award.

More from The Gilmore

Zoltán Fejérvári (Hungary)

Sunday, November 4 at 4:00 PM

Wellspring Theater

Gabriela Montero

Thursday, November 15 at 8:00 PM

Chenery Auditorium


Baby Grands

Babies and toddlers are invited to this piano playtime.

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