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WV International Piano Competitions at the Intersection of Jazz & Classical Music Piano Festival

WVU's West Virginia International Piano Competitions at the Intersection of Jazz and Classical Music Piano Festival have something for everyone. It’s the only festival of its kind to explore jazz and classical music that offers outstanding artists, teachers, workshops, concerts, panel discussions, and more. Our 2017 exploration of the connections of jazz and classical repertoire will feature guest artist Julian Martin, distinguished professor of piano at The Juilliard School. 


2017 Competition Winners

College Jazz Competition

First Place: Theresa Chen

Second Place: Michael Jones 

Third Place: Philip Nichols 


High School Classical Competition

First Place: Baron Cao

Second Place: Kasey Shao

Third Place: Jimmy Liu

Honorable mention: Mary Nerren


College Classical Competition 

Second Place: Soojin Kang

Third Place (Tie): Jocelyn Lee and Oscar Jiang