Forty-two outstanding pianists from around the globe traveled to Tempe, Ariz. in January as the ASU School of Music in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts hosted the Sixth Bösendorfer and Yamaha USASU International Piano Competitions in collaboration with the Phoenix Symphony, the Arizona Young Artist Committee, Bösendorfer, Yamaha, and the Arizona Piano Gallery.
A total of 198 pianists from 31 countries applied to compete. The 42 selected by a screening committee competed in the semi-final and final rounds for prizes including over $50,000 of cash awards, engagements with the Phoenix Symphony, and recital performances in the United States, Austria, and Germany for the winners. Read about the competitors here.
Pianist Lindsay Garritson has performed throughout the United States and abroad since the age of four. She has appeared as soloist with the Orchestre Métropolitain (Montreal), Orquestra Sinfônica Barra Mansa (Brazil), the Yale Philharmonic Orchestra, the European Philharmonic Orchestra (France), St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra, University City Symphony, Alton Symphony, Belleville Philharmonic, and the Principia College Orchestra.
Lindsay has received top prizes at the 2011 Montreal International Piano Competition, the 2011 Woolsey Concerto Competition (Yale), the 2010 Mozarteum International Chopin Competition (Salzburg), the Fite Family Competition, the St. Louis Artist Presentation Society, the Sarasota Artist Series Competition, the Connecticut Music Teachers Young Artist Competition, and the Music Teacher National Association’s Young Artist’s Competition. MORE