This January 22nd, the Nelly Berman School of Music is holding the first round of the “Young Classical Virtuosos of Tomorrow,” an international competition in memory of my mother, Nelly Berman who passed away last year.
The competition is open internationally to students ages 7-25 in piano and strings, ages 10-25 in wind and brass, and ages 10-18 in voice and chamber. All students who practice 30 minutes a day or longer are welcome. The deadline to apply is December 19th. The application can be found online
There will be two rounds of competition with two sets of distinguished judges, including Paul Arnold of the Philadelphia Orchestra and Ethan Bensdorf of New York Philharmonic, Dr. David Geber, Dean of Instrumental Studies at Manhattan School of Music, as well as Dr. Timothy Blair, Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities at West Chester University, Faina Lushtak from Tulane University, and other internationally renowned musicians, including Julian Milkis, Knight of the Maltese Order, and Dr. Marianna Prjevalskaya, winner of the 2015 World Piano Competition