2021 Concert Schedule

Attend concerts in person or online virtually! In-person tickets will sell out quickly as we have limited seating. Virtual Tickets are $15 and will be available prior to start of each concert — just go on our homepage to start viewing the concert. All concerts are live-streamed only, no on-demand viewing will be available.


Saturday, June 12, 2021

SOUTH CAROLINA PHILHARMONIC CONCERT

Saturday, June 12, 2021
6:00 PM and 8:00 PM
Koger Center for the Arts
Tickets through Koger Center Box Office
KogerCenterForTheArts.com/
8:00 PM - VIP watch party and opening ceremony for festival supporters only
School of Music Recital Hall and Lobby
RSVP required

Marina Lomazov, Joseph Rackers, and Jessica Zhang

Featuring piano duo MARINA LOMAZOV and JOSEPH RACKERS performing Poulenc’s Two Piano Concerto and JESSICA ZHANG, the First Prize Winner of the 2019 Arthur Fraser International Piano Competition, performing Mendelssohn Concerto No. 1.

Sunday, June 13, 2021

Rising Star Showcase - AVERY GAGLIANO

Sunday, June 13, 2021
4:00PM
Darla Moore School of Business,
Johnson Performance Hall

$20
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Avery Gagliano

Winner of the 2020 National Chopin Piano Competition
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Monday, June 14, 2021

Piano X Presents: Leo Svirsky and Reinier van Houdt

Monday, June 14, 2021
4:30 PM – Livestream only
Virtual


Leo Svirsky and Reinier van Houdt

Showcase featuring innovative pianists LEO SVIRSKY and REINIER VAN HOUDT. This virtual concert premieres exciting new works for solo piano and two pianos, including a full-length premiere of River Without Banks by Leo Svirsky, for two pianos.



PIANO X PRESENTS – THE CONCERT TRUCK

Monday, June 14, 2021
8:00PM
Columbia Museum of Art Boyd Plaza

Free

The Concert Truck

Piano recital reimagined, featuring the innovative piano duo and Concert Truck founders SUSAN ZHANG and NICK LUBY.



Tuesday, June 15, 2021

SEPF Presents: SEPF Participants in Concert

Tuesday, June 15, 2021
4:30PM
Koger Center for the Arts Plaza

Free

The Concert Truck

ARTIST SHOWCASE – AWADAGIN PRATT

Tuesday, June 15, 2021
7:30PM
Moore School of Business,
Johnson Performance Hall

$20
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Awadagin Pratt

Featuring Awadagin Pratt, winner of the Naumburg International Piano Competition and recipient of the Avery Fisher Career Grant.
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Wednesday, June 16, 2021

PianoX presents: SEPF Participants rock out PianoX project

Wednesday, June 16, 2021
1:30PM
Columbia Museum of Art Boyd Plaza,
The Concert Truck

Free

The Concert Truck

A unique initiative that debuted in 2019, Piano X aims to explore and showcase new voices, new formats, and the new directions the piano can take as a solo and collaborative instrument in today’s live music scene. The concert you see and hear today has been created just a few days ago, in workshops led by The Concert Truck founders Susan Zhang and Nick Luby, Leo Svirsky and Avery Gagliano.



ARTIST SHOWCASE — NATASHA PAREMSKI

Wednesday, June 16, 2021
7:30PM
Moore School of Business,
Johnson Performance Hall

$20
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Natasha Paremski

Join us for a concert featuring Gilmore Young Artist Award winner NATASHA PAREMSKI.
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Thursday, June 17, 2021

MARIAN STANLEY TUCKER GUEST LECTURE SERIES
Awadagin Pratt in Masterclass

Thursday, June 17, 2021
10:00AM - 12:00PM
USC School of Music Recital Hall

Free

Awadagin Pratt

Featuring Awadagin Pratt, winner of the Naumburg International Piano Competition and recipient of the Avery Fisher Career Grant, now Professor of Piano and Artist-in-Residence at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music.



SEPF Presents: SEPF Associates in Concert

Thursday, June 17, 2021
1:30PM
Columbia Museum of Art Boyd Plaza

Free

Chloe playing on The Concert Truck

Come enjoy your lunch or a cup of coffee on Boyd Plaza and hear beautiful piano music.



Conversation with AWADAGIN PRATT

Thursday, June 17, 2021
4:30PM
USC School of Music Recital Hall

Free

Awadagin Pratt

Featuring Awadagin Pratt, winner of the Naumburg International Piano Competition and recipient of the Avery Fisher Career Grant., now Professor of Piano and Artist-in-Residence at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music.



ARTIST SHOWCASE — RICHARD GOODE

Thursday, June 17, 2021
7:30PM
Moore School of Business, Johnson Performance Hall

$20
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Richard Goode

One of the world’s greatest interpreters of Beethoven’s music, RICHARD GOODE will present a program of piano classics, including works by Bach, Schumann, Beethoven, and Debussy.
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Friday, June 18, 2021

ARTHUR FRASER INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION
Sponsored by the Symphony League of South Carolina Philharmonic

Friday, June 19, 2021
10 AM – 9:30 PM
USC School of Music Recital Hall

Free

Student playing piano

Festival participants compete for a chance to perform with the South Carolina Philharmonic in a Masterworks concert and more than $10,000 in cash prizes. Jury: AWADAGIN PRATT (chair), NATALYA ANTONOVA, YARON KOHLBERG, MORIHIKO NAKAHARA, and NATASHA PAREMSKI.



Saturday, June 19, 2021

GUEST ARTIST MASTERCLASSES

Saturday, June 19, 2021
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM - Yaron Kohlberg
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Natasha Paremski

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM - Awadagin Pratt
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Natalya Antonova

USC School of Music Recital Hall
Free

Leon Fleisher and student at piano

WINNERS RECITAL

Saturday, June 19, 2021
7:30 PM
Darla Moore School of Business, Johnson Performance Hall

$20
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Student playing piano

Join us for a recital celebrating prizewinners of the 2021 Arthur Fraser International Piano Competition.




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