Exceedingly talented, and prepared, young pianists will compete this weekend. If you have a ticket, lucky you:
The 65th Wideman International Piano Competition this weekend will bring 40 emerging pianists from around the world to Shreveport to compete for the coveted Gold Medal prize and other honors. Fifteen countries, including the United States, will be represented — Albania, China, Japan. Peru, Russia, Spain and the United Kingdom and more.
The young pianists — between ages 18 to 28 — will converge for a once-in-a-lifetime chance between Friday and Sunday at Hurley School of Music at Centenary College. The annual competition is named for Nena Wideman, a former member of the Centenary College piano faculty.