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Communique: 3 Judges, 9 Finalists At UNCW | Ronald Sachs Int'l Music Competition

Ronald Sachs International Music Competition
Nicole Esposito (flute), Kevin Lawrence (violin), Joseph Rackers (piano)

The Ronald Sachs International Music Competitionis Friday and Saturday at UNCW's Beckwith Recital Hall, featuring a performance by the three judges Friday night at 7:30 and the final 3 competition performances Saturday night at 7:30. Masterclasses are Friday daytime competition begins Saturday morning. 

The public is invited to attend the Masterclasses, competition, and performances free of charge.

  • Friday, May 11

10:00am-2:00pm: Masterclasses woodwinds with Nicole Esposito (10:00), strings with Kevin Lawrence (~11:30), and piano with Joseph Rackers (~12:45)

7:30pm: Performance by Adjudicators

Nicole Esposito, flute / Elizabeth Loparits, piano Philippe Gaubert: Ballade; Yuko Uebayashi: Le Moment du Cristal    

Kevin Lawrence, violin / Paolo André Gualdi, piano Claude Debussy: Sonata for Violin and Piano in G Major L148        

Joseph Rackers, piano Sergei Rachmaninoff: Etude-Tableau in G Minor, op. 33, no. 8; Alexander Scriabin: Etude in B Major, op. 8, no. 4; Sergei Rachmaninoff: Etude-Tableau in E-flat Minor, op. 39, no. 5

  • Saturday, May 12

10:00am: Competition 3 categories: Strings, Piano, Woodwinds

7:30pm: Grand Prize Competition 3 finalists perform for the Grand Prize, followed by a reception

See the 9 finalists

See the 3 adjudicators

Listen to Artistic Director Danijela Zelzelj-Gualdi above.