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9th Bösendorfer and Yamaha USASU International Piano Competitions

 January 13–20, 2019

 

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Dear Friends,

Now beginning its ninth year, the Bösendorfer and Yamaha USASU International Piano Competitions held at the ASU School of Music has been established as one of the top piano competitions in the nation and the world, with prizes including over $50,000 of cash awards, engagements with The Phoenix Symphony, and recital performance opportunities for our top winners around the globe.

Our competition panel of judges includes some the world most outstanding pianists. The exciting final round of the Bösendorfer Competition will feature three concerto performances with The Phoenix Symphony at beautiful Symphony Hall in downtown Phoenix. All competition rounds are open to the public.

Will you please join us in our mission to promote Arizona as a musical center in the nation and the world? With less resources allocated to support our event, your donations will significantly enhance our ability to continue bringing this world-class event to Arizona for the 2019 season and beyond. Enclosed, you will find ways to become a part of the Bösendorfer and Yamaha USASU International Piano Competitions by joining our competition circle of friends. We are excited to be able to offer a number of VIP opportunities to those who contribute. The full amount of your contribution may be considered a charitable tax deduction..

All funds will be deposited with the ASU Foundation, a separate non-profit organization that exists to support ASU. Please make checks payable to

ASU Herberger Institute School of Music. In the memo section, write: International Piano Competition.

Please mail to:
ASU Herberger Institute School of Music
Attn: International Piano Competition
PO Box 870405
Tempe, AZ 85287-0504

Sincerely,

 Dr. Baruch Meir
Competition President and Artistic Director
Associate Professor of Piano, ASU

Stella Saperstein
Competition Outreach Coordinator

Naming Awards

A number of prizes are available to be named in the amount of $5000, $4000, $3000, and $2000. Donors naming awards are eligible for all the VIP benefits outlined below, and they can elect to personally present the medals and awards to winners during the awards ceremony.

All funds will be deposited with the ASU Foundation, a separate non-profit organization that exists to support ASU. Please make checks payable to ASU Herberger Institute School of Music. In the memo section, write: International Piano Competition.

VIP Rewards

Bronze ($100–$499)

Bronze ($100–$499)

  • Name in Program

Silver ($500–$999)

Silver ($500–$999)

  • Name in Program
  • Two VIP tickets (special reserved seating) to the Winners’ Recital of Yamaha and Awards Ceremony, January 19, 2019

Gold ($1000–$2499)

Gold ($1000–$2499)

  • Name in Program
  • Two VIP tickets (special reserved seating) to the Winners’ Recital of Yamaha and Awards Ceremony, January 19, 2019
  • Two VIP tickets (special reserved seating) to the Final Round and Awards Ceremony of the 2019 Bösendorfer USASU International Piano Competitions with the Phoenix Symphony at Mesa Arts Center, January 20, 2019
  • Invitation to Post-Winners’ Recital Reception where you can meet and interact with the winners, jury, and organizers of the competition

Diamond ($2500–$4999)

Diamond ($2500–$4999)

  • Name in Program
  • Four VIP tickets (special reserved seating) to the Winners’ Recital of Yamaha and Awards Ceremony, January 19, 2019
  • Four VIP tickets (special reserved seating) to the Final Round and Awards Ceremony of the 2019 Bösendorfer USASU International Piano Competitions with the Phoenix Symphony at Mesa Arts Center, January 20, 2019
  • Invitation to Post-Winners’ Recital Reception where you can meet and interact with the winners, jury, and organizers of the competition
  • Be a part of the Bösendorfer Competition Ballot (January 14, 2019). Join the competition President and Artistic Director on the Katzin Hall stage for the drawing of numbers of performance by our competitors. This is the moment all the competitors are waiting for in the hope to be the last performer in the competition (or at least close to the end but not number one)

Platinum ($5000–$9999)

Platinum ($5000–$9999)

  • Name in Program
  • Six VIP tickets (special reserved seating) to the Winners’ Recital of Yamaha and Awards Ceremony, January 19, 2019
  • Six VIP tickets (special reserved seating) to the Final Round and Awards Ceremony of the 2019 Bösendorfer USASU International Piano Competitions with the Phoenix Symphony at Mesa Arts Center, January 20, 2019
  • Invitation to Post-Winners’ Recital Reception where you can meet and interact with the winners, jury, and organizers of the competition
  • Be a part of the Bösendorfer Competition Ballot (January 14, 2019). Join the competition President and Artistic Director on the Katzin Hall stage for the drawing of numbers of performance by our competitors. This is the moment all the competitors are waiting for in the hope to be the last performer in the competition (or at least close to the end but not number one).
  • Invitation to a Private Recital given by the First Prize and Gold Medalist of the 2019 Bösendorfer or Yamaha USASU International Piano Competition (details following the competition)

Virtuoso Circle ($10,000+)

Virtuoso Circle ($10,000+)

  • Name in Program
  • Eight VIP tickets (special reserved seating) to the Winners’ Recital of Yamaha and Awards Ceremony, January 19, 2019
  • Eight VIP tickets (special reserved seating) to the Final Round and Awards Ceremony of the 2019 Bösendorfer USASU International Piano Competitions with the Phoenix Symphony at Mesa Arts Center, January 20, 2019
  • Invitation to Post-Winners’ Recital Reception where you can meet and interact with the winners, jury, and organizers of the competition.
  • Be a part of the Bösendorfer Competition Ballot (January 14, 2019). Join the competition President and Artistic Director on the Katzin Hall stage for the drawing of numbers of performance by our competitors. This is the moment all the competitors are waiting for in the hope to be the last performer in the competition (or at least close to the end but not number one).
  • Invitation to a Private Recital given by the First Prize and Gold Medalist of the 2019 Bösendorfer or Yamaha USASU International Piano Competition (details following the competition).