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Aloha International Piano Festival announces 2016 events

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The Aloha International Piano Festival (AIPF) today announced the artists and events for the 11th annual music festival, which runs from June 18 to 26, 2016 in Honolulu, Hawaii. World-renowned pianists Jon Nakamatsu and Haewon Song, as well as the dazzling duo Anderson & Roe, are joining forces with AIPF Artistic Director Lisa Nakamichi to present an inspiring week of masterclasses, competitions and concerts, as well as free events.

Founded in 2006 by pianist Lisa Nakamichi, the AIPF is a non-profit organization committed to educating Hawaii’s children and teachers. AIPF addresses three main needs: the need for music teacher training, the need for low-cost music concerts and music education opportunities, and the need for high-caliber classes and lessons for piano students. AIPF strives to elevate the awareness of classical music in Hawaii while offering people of all ages the opportunity to experience music in a welcoming and educational setting. As a result of volunteer efforts and work to minimize administrative costs, AIPF has consistently offered programs at low and affordable rates for more than eight years.

AIPF 2016 proudly presents Anderson & Roe in concert at 4 pm on Sunday, June 19, 2016 at the University of Hawaii Orvis Auditorium. Known for their adrenalized performances and original compositions, the duo – Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe – are revolutionizing the piano duo experience for the 21st century. With Billboard chart-topping albums, Emmy-nominated music videos, and an extensive international touring schedule, the duo is described as “the intense synchronization of genius” (ThirdCoast Digest) and “the most dynamic duo of this generation” (San Francisco Classical Voice). Tickets are $30 or $15 for students and are on sale now.

AIPF also announced that Jon Nakamatsu, Haewong Song, and Anderson & Roe will offer masterclasses for both students and music educators. In addition, the artists will participate in the Conversations with the Artists workshop, which offers the public a rare opportunity to ask questions and share ideas.

AIPF 2016 features professionally-adjudicated music competitions for children, teens and adult amateurs. All competitions are free and open to the public. The Aloha International Piano Academy also returns in 2016. This program is designed for promising young pianists who may be destined to study at the world’s great music conservatories.

Events include the Aloha International Piano Competitions as well as performances and masterclasses by Anderson & Roe, Haewon Song, Jon Nakamatsu and more,

For tickets and more information, visit alohapianofestival.com.

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