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Featured Video: Richard Goode

Published Thursday, April 7, 2016

Richard Goode is regarded as one of the world’s leading classical and romantic pianists, known for his expressive and emotional depth in performance. But Goode is also well-known for his mentorship efforts – through master classes, panel appearances and other special projects. The 2016 Gilmore Festival offers three opportunities to experience Goode’s piano expertise. He […]

Staff Picks: Jacquelyn Ross

Published Friday, April 1, 2016

Weeks away from the opening night of the Festival, The Gilmore staff is hard at work ensuring that this year’s events will exceed all expectations. Jacquelyn Ross, The Gilmore’s Operations Coordinator, works with artists and their management to organize travel plans, rehearsal schedules, contracts, and many important Festival details. Here’s Jacquelyn’s recommendation for those interested […]

George Li wins 2016 Avery Fisher Career Grant

Published Friday, April 1, 2016

Congratulations to 2012 Gilmore Young Artist Award winner George Li on his recent Avery Fisher Career Grant! Li will receive $25,000 in recognition of his potential for a major career. This follows Li’s success at the 15th annual International Tchaikovsky Competition in Russia last summer. Previous pianists to win the career grant in recent years […]

Featured Video: Jeffrey Kahane

Published Friday, April 1, 2016

Jeffrey Kahane, a concert pianist and conductor from Los Angeles, has played the piano for over half a century. Over the years, he has won the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, the Arthur Rubinstein Piano Competition, an Avery Fisher Career Grant and an honorary degree from Sonoma State University. He began conducting in the late […]

Featured Video: Elio Villafranca

Published Thursday, March 17, 2016

Watch upcoming Festival performer Elio Villafranca in Steinway & Sons’ “Live from the Factory Floor” series, which brings together renowned Steinway pianists and the talented craftspeople who create their piano of choice. The pianists perform for the Steinway production staff in what Steinway CEO Michael Sweeney calls “a dramatic reunion of separated family members.” Villafranca […]

Featured Video: Anderson & Roe

Published Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Anderson & Roe are known for their music videos, from their takes on Copland to a fun holiday arrangement to an intense 10-part series on The Rite of Spring. Their latest is a “virtuoso two-piano-mini-fantasy” with “charismatic, romantic, and irreverent spirit.” “I personally couldn’t resist the call of [Taylor Swift’s latest album] 1989 when it […]

Featured Video: Yefim Bronfman

Published Tuesday, March 8, 2016

On April 29, Grammy Award-winning pianist Yefim Bronfman makes his first appearance with The Gilmore. He performs Sergie Prokofiev’s three “War Sonatas,” which is a bold move and a first for the pianist. “I have played them individually, and I have made recordings of them, but… I have to confess that this is the first […]

Under 40? Get two tickets for $20 or $25!

Published Monday, February 29, 2016

Patrons under 40 can use the promo code Gilmore40 to get tickets to select concerts at the special price of 2 for $20 or 2 for $25 throughout the month of March! Here’s how to take advantage of this limited time offer. These instructions are Step 1: Browse our events The following events are available […]

Huffington Post reviews Aaron Diehl’s latest album

Published Monday, February 29, 2016

“Diehl is a player of rare fluidity and consummate clarity… This is jazz at its very best.” The Huffington Post praised upcoming Festival performer Aaron Diehl’s latest album, “Space Time Continuum,” in a review posted Feb. 22. This comes after accolades from The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. Read the review below. […]

Vote for 2010 GA Kirill Gerstein in the BBC Music Magazine Awards

Published Thursday, February 11, 2016

BBC Music Magazine has announced the nominees for their 2016 Classical Music Awards, and 2010 Gilmore Artist Kirill Gerstein’s recent disc of Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev is up for the Concerto Award. Decisions are made by a voting process, and you can vote now in eight different categories. Gerstein, who appears at the 2016 Festival with […]

2016 Volunteer Fair

Published Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Sign up to volunteer at this year's Festival at our Volunteer Fair on Friday, Feb. 5!

Featured Video: About the Festival

Published Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Watch what Gilmore patrons are saying about the Gilmore Keyboard Festival. Tickets are on sale now!

New Festival artists announced!

Published Friday, January 8, 2016

We are proud to announce several new performances for the 2016 Gilmore Keyboard Festival.

Featured Video: Coffee with George Li

Published Tuesday, December 1, 2015

2012 Gilmore Young Artist George Li discusses classical music and his growing career over a cup of coffee with NPR's From the Top.

Featured Media: Andrew Hsu

Published Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Our next Rising Stars performer is Andrew Hsu, winner of the 2014 Gilmore Young Artist Award.