Two of the eight finalists announced in the 2012 Knigge Piano Competition are UBC students Jocelyn Lai and Yi Qing Tang. The competition is open to pianists aged 16 to 25 who are Canadian citizens or who are studying in Canada. At the final round on March 3, each finalist will present a 45-minute recital which will include imposed work Echoes by Canadian composer and UBC alumnus Richard Covey.
The competition began in 2008 and was funded by a generous gift from Dieter and Hanne-Lore Knigge. The Knigges are longtime supporters of the UBC School of Music.
For more information, visit: http://www.music.ubc.ca/events/knigge-music-competition.html