Piano competition will build to a crescendo

March 4, 2013 

Evelyn Mo, 14, plays the piano during the first round of the Hilton Head International Piano Competition on Monday afternoon at the First Presbyterian Church on Hilton Head Island.

DELAYNA EARLEY

The 2013 Hilton Head International Piano Competition for Young Artists started today at First Presbyterian Church on Hilton Head Island.

Twenty competitors ranging in age from 13- 17 are competing for $11,500 in cash prizes, a music school summer scholarship valued at up to $5,000 and a return engagement to play with the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra.

There is more competition tonight from 7 to 9:10 p.m. and for the next four days before the competition is narrowed to five artists on March 9.

For a schedule of events go to: http://www.hhipc.org/schedule-of-events

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