New piano competition kicks off Monday

The inaugural Hilton Head International Young Artists Competition for pianists ages 13-17 will be held Monday through March 12 at First Presbyterian Church on Hilton Head Island.

Twenty competitors from six countries will compete in a three-round competition: Round I, afternoon and evening, with 20 competitors playing a 25-minute solo recital program; Round II, morning and afternoon, with 20 competitors playing a 30-minute solo recital program; and Round III with six finalists performing a movement from a concerto chosen from the 2011 competition concerto list with the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra.

Tickets are $10 daily for Rounds I and II. A Gold Pass for all four days is $35. Tickets for the finals are $35, $50 and $65.

Details: 843-842-2055, www.hhso.org