MostArts FestivalThe MostArts Festival features the brilliance of timeless classical music performed by world class musicians, the Young Pianist Competition, daily chamber series, evening concert series and the vibrant world of Alfred art.
Featuring the 2019 Young Pianist Competition, ages 13-18
The Young Pianist Competition has a $10,000 Grand Prize and is a special feature of the MostArts Festival. In addition to a jury of distinguished judges, the audience will have an opportunity to select their favorite contestant for a special award. The competition is open to High School piano students ages 13-18, and all finalists will perform with the MostArts Festival Orchestra during the Competition.
The MostArts Festival Orchestra is an exquisite Mozart-sized orchestra comprised of first class musicians, from around the world. Our FREE noon hour Sound Bite Sampler Chamber Music Series showcase our musicians performing gems of the chamber music repertoire as the audience enjoys lunch or dessert. The Evening Concert Series features renowned soloists performing with the Festival Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Yuval Zaliouk, Steven Thomas and Lisa Lantz, in the magnificent Miller Theater. Then, top off the evening with a glass of wine at our Meet and Greet the Artists Reception following each concert.
In addition to great music, newly designed one, two and four-week Ceramic Workshops offered by internationally recognized artists coincide with the MostArts Festival. A unique opportunity to learn from artists on their own turf, with demonstrations, lectures, and one-on-one conversations, using the School of Art and Design’s tremendous facilities.
A variety of unique One Day Workshops are offered during the festival week: Plein Air, an outdoor drawing and watercolor workshop, A Master Gardener Workshop, MostArts Clay Workshops, Children’s Mural Painting, Creative Writing Workshop "Playing With Words," and Guhzeng [Chinese zither] Workshop.