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Schedule of Events for 2017

July 1, 2016

Opening date for Application Acceptance

November 7, 2016

Online Application Deadline
Postmark Deadline for Audition CD, Proof of Age, Application Fee

November 21, 2016

Notification of Acceptance

Wednesday March 8, 2017

4:00 p.m. - Competition Orientation Meeting

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - First Round - Solo Recital

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Orpheum Theatre, Sioux City
The first full day of Competition, featuring 30-minute recital performances by each of the twelve competitors

Recitals will be:

9:00am - Shichao Zhang

9:40am - Lishan Xue

10:20am - Alan Woo

11:00am - Tzu-Yin Huang

11:40am - Yi-Yang Chen

**lunch break**

1:00pm - Suejin Jung

1:40pm - Daniel Baer

2:20pm - Mackenzie Melemed

3:00pm - Mi-Eun Kim

3:40pm - Emiko Edwards

4:20pm - Youkyoung Kim

At the end of the day, the judges will decide the 6 semi-finalists moving on to the next round

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Friday, March 10, 2017 - Semi-Final Round - Rehearsal Day

Each of the six semi-finalists will spend the day rehearsing with the IPC trio members for their performance on Saturday.

Saturday, March 11, 2017 - Semi-Final Round

Each of the six semi-finalists will perform with the IPC trio members.  Performances will start at 9:00 AM

Chamber Music performances will be:

9:00am - Youkyoung Kim

9:40am - Alan Woo

10:20am - Daniel Baer

11:00am - Mackenzie Melemed

11:40am - Shichao Zhang

12:20pm - Tzu-Yin Huang 

Approx. 1:30 PM - Announcement of top three finalists as well as awarding 4th, 5th & 6th place

** Rounds 1 and 2 are free and open to the public **

Top three finalists will be given their concerti movement assignment, performance order and will rehearse with the Sioux City Symphony that evening for the final performance on Sunday.

Sunday, March 12, 2017 - Final Round - Concerto

3:00 p.m., Orpheum Theatre, Sioux City
Each of the three finalists will perform a movement from selected piano concerti with the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra in concert. The winner of the 9th Iowa Piano Competition will be announced at the end of the second half of the concert. All seats are reserved.

Our three finalists will be (in performance order):

Mackenzie Melemed (United States) - Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37, I.  Allegro con brio

Tzu-Yin Huang (Taiwan) - Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58, I. Allegro moderato

Youkyoung Kim (South Korea) - Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 73, I. Allegro

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