A “Piano-tastic” weekend in Corvallis

At Corvallis-OSU Piano International, our mission is “bringing people together in a culture of piano through performance, education and advocacy.” We are always thrilled by the opportunity to present world-class pianists and spectacular repertoire through our Steinway Series. No less a key part of our mission is to provide first-class celebratory and learning events for …

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Concerts: A Two-Way Affair

It is tempting to think of concerts as a simple or one-directional interaction: the pianist performing on stage has an impact on the audience. However, it turns out there is communication in the other direction, as well; the audience makes an impact on the pianist. I know this because pianists often comment on our audience. They describe our listeners as attentive and responsive …

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Oregon Sweeps the MTNA NW Division Piano Competition

It is with special pleasure that we saw Oregon piano students sweep the MTNA* Piano Competitions (Northwest Region) in January. Oregon students competed against top students from 5 other NW states and took first place in all 3 piano categories (Junior, Senior, and Young Artist). The winner in the Junior category was Michael Gu, student of Dr. Rachelle McCabe. …

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