ODYSSIAD FESTIVAL: JULY 31 - AUGUST 4, 2018

The International Keyboard Odyssiad® & Festival, U.S.A., is a five-day summer piano competition and festival featuring over a dozen guest artists and pianists in daily masterclasses and presentations, mini-recitals, the live Semifinal and Final Rounds of the Olympic-style Odyssiad® Competition, and five nights of riveting concerts by internationally renowned pianists, including Van Cliburn winners.

The festival features a series of recitals, special topic presentations on repertoire, performance, and pedagogy, master classes by guest artists and faculty, and a live audience for the Odyssiad® Competition. 

In 2018, special guest artists include 2013 Van Cliburn Gold Medalist, Vadym Kholodenko; Kemal Gekic (Croatia/Serbia/USA); and Frederic Chiu (China). Other guest artists and judges include Pamela Mia Paul, professor of piano, North Texas State; Hsing-ay Hsu, University of Colorado; Dzmitry Ulasiuk (Belarus); Daria Kiseleva (Russia); Silvana Santinella; Joel Bacon; Leu Weng; Justin Kravitz; Larry Graham; Linda Chen; Chi Chen Wu (China); along with orchestral conductor Bohuslav Rattay (El Paso Symphony Orchestra); and three young concerto soloists for the popular “Conductors Collaborating on Concerti” session.