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Helen Taylor Johannesen International Piano Competition

Helen Taylor Johannesen

 

About the Helen Taylor Johannesen International Piano Competition

The Helen Taylor Johannesen International Piano Competition offers young pianists the opportunity to compete for cash prizes and a University of Utah scholarship, as well as to expand musically and to enjoy the benefits of cultural and artistic exchanges. Winners perform a public recital in Libby Gardner Concert Hall on the University of Utah campus.

Competition to be held July 17 - July 19, 2017.

Application Information and Procedures

Application form of 2017 will be available online by December 1 of 2016, all application materials must be submitted by May 1 of 2017. For any assistance about the application, please contact Professor Ning Lu, the director of the 2017 Helen Taylor Johannesen International Piano Competition:

Office: 801-587-9376
Email: htjipc@utah.edu
School of Music, University of Utah
1375 Presidents Circle
204 Gardner Hall, School of Music
University of Utah, SLC, UT 84112

 

Sponsored by the Brent and Bonnie Jean Beesley Foundation


About Helen Taylor Johannesen

Helen Taylor Johannesen was a gifted and promising Julliard-trained composer and the wife of pianist Grant Johannesen, who died tragically at age 34 in a car accident. Johannesen grew up in Salt Lake City, where she attended the McCune School of Music to study piano. She received her BM from the University of Utah in 1937, her MM from Columbia Teachers College in 1941 and her degree in composition from Julliard in 1945, where she completed a three-movement symphony. She also joined the Martha Graham Dance Company as a composition pianist. She and Grant had one son, David, with whom Grant collaborated in the 1990's to record all of Helen's work, including Discovering Helen Taylor, vols. 1 and 2. When she died, she was working on an opera, David and Bathsheba, from the Old Testament stories.

 

Artistic Director

Ning Lu

Executive Director

Jie Lu

 

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Events

July 17, 2017
Opening Ceremony (7:00 pm)
Thompson Hall
School of Music University of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

July 18, 2017
Semi-final Round
Libby Concert Hall
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

July19, 2017
Final Round & Winner Ceremony
Libby Concert Hall
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Last Updated: 5/4/17