Concerts & Master Classes


This June we invite music enthusiasts to experience four days of concerts and master classes featuring internationally recognized pianists and Bachauer laureates at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center. Be sure to check out our free Festival Education Series featuring young pianists working with the international artists and the family friendly “Life of a Concert Pianist” with Barry Snyder on June 27th at 11!

Festival Concerts

Karén Hakobyan
Wednesday | June 24th

Pianist/Composer Karén Hakobyan from Armenia/USA – program includes the famous Adagio from Khachaturian’s Ballet Spartacus, Variations on Bizet’s Carmen, music of Gershwin and Ravel, and Utah premieres of Mr. Hakobyan’s own compositions, including a new piano work honoring Paul Pollei, founder of the Gina Bachauer International Piano Foundation.

Marina Lomazov & Joseph Rackers: Solo Works
Thursday | June 25th

Pianists Marina Lomazov and Joseph Rackers– American virtuoso Rackers performs Ravel’s La Valse, Corigliano’s Etude Fantasy and Lomazov, “a diva of the piano”, performs Kreisleriana by Schumann plus Nicolai Kapustin’s Variations.

Barry Snyder
Friday | June 26th

American pianist Barry Snyder, Prizewinner of the Van Cliburn Competition – solo piano program featuring the Utah premier of a piece commissioned for Mr. Snyder, the famed Gaspard de la Nuit by Ravel, Schumann’s grand Symphonic Etudes, and pieces by Chopin and Haydn.

 Lomazov & Rackers Duo
Saturday | June 27th

The husband and wife team returns to delight with music for four-hands and two pianos. Featuring selections from Stravinsky’s Ballet Petrushka in addition to sonatas by Brahms and Mozart.

Festival Education Series

Education Series events are free admission!

Thursday, June 25th
Master Class with Karén Hakobyan
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Daynes Music

Elizabeth Christensen| Scriabin Etude in D sharp minor, Op. 8, No. 12
Mark Gubler | Chopin Polonaise in F# Minor Op. 44
Jacob Limburg | Mozart Concerto in D Minor, 3rd mvt
John Zhao | Beethoven Sonata, Op. 2, No. 3

Friday, June 26th
Master Class with Marina Lomazov and Joseph Rackers
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Daynes Music

Suzannah Rose | Mendelssohn Piano Concerto No. 1 in g minor, 1st mvt
Mariah Sam | Scriabin Etude, Op. 42, No.5
Junhao Wang | Berg Piano Sonata, Op. 1
Tiffany Xu | Beethoven Sonata Op.31, No.3, 1st Mvmt & Chopin Etude, Op.25, No.2

Saturday, June 27th
Life of a Concert Pianist with Barry Snyder
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center

138 W. 300 S.
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
6935 S. State St.
Murray, UT 84047

All concert performances begin at 7:30PM

Education Series events are free admission!

$20 general | $15 senior | $8 student
Festival Pass for all 4 concerts is available for $60
For senior and student tickets or festival pass, please call ArtTix at 801.355.ARTS