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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.

New Directors of Marketing and Operations Announced

Curtis Cunningham and Anders Dahlberg will join The Gilmore staff as the Director of Marketing and Public Relations and the Director of Operations, respectively.

Get to Know Our 2017-18 Rising Stars

The Gilmore Rising Stars Series begins its 18th season this September, presenting Kate Liu, Zlata Chochieva, Christina and Michelle Naughton, and Andrew Tyson.

Load in for Gilmore Piano Camp 2017

The Kalamazoo Piano Company helped us move pianos into the woods for our 19th summer of Gilmore Piano Camp at the Sherman Lake YMCA.

Gilmore Young Artist Daniel Hsu Awarded the Bronze at #Cliburn2017

2016 Gilmore Young Artist Daniel Hsu took third prize at the 2017 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, and we had the opportunity to talk to him about his experience.

Gilmore Young Artists Spring Spotlight

A brief spotlight on six Gilmore Young Artists: Daniel Hsu, Rachel (Naomi) Kudo, Adam Golka, Orion Weiss, Andrew Armstrong, and Ivan Moshchuk.

Gilmore Keyboard Festival Marketing Director Steps Down

Mary McCormick has resigned after successfully leading the marketing and PR efforts of the organization for more than eight years.

Sean Chen Performing Beethoven

Sean Chen performed Ludwig van Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata as part of our 2016-17 Rising Stars Series.

Sean Chen Performing Ravel

Sean Chen performed Maurice Ravel's Le Tombeau de Couperin as part of the Gilmore Keyboard Festival's 2016-17 Rising Stars Series.

Director of Gilmore International Keyboard Festival Announces Retirement

Irving S. Gilmore International Keyboard Festival and Awards Director, Daniel Gustin, has announced that he will retire in 2018.

Seong-Jin Cho Performing Debussy

Seong-Jin Cho gave an encore performance of Claude Debussy's Clair de Lune as part of the Gilmore Keyboard Festival's Rising Stars Series.

Gilmore Keyboard Festival Awarded $470,000 Grant for Battle Creek Programs

The Irving S. Gilmore International Keyboard Festival will expand music education and enrichment opportunities for children and families in Battle Creek.

Fun Facts About Llewellyn Sanchez-Werner

Get to know 2014 Gilmore Young Artist Llewellyn Sanchez-Werner, who performs as part of the Gilmore Rising Stars Series on May 14, 2017.

The Best Thing Ever

Our Education Director presented an original song cycle on March 30, 2017, at Kalamazoo College's Dalton Theater.

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