School of Music presents 38th PianoTexas International Festival & Academy


PianoTexas 2018

TCU School of Music will present the 38th annual PianoTexas International Festival & Academy this month, celebrating the magic of French music with four weeks of events on campus. PianoTexas will hold daily performances and master classes as well as three competitions, featuring talented pianists from across the U.S., Canada, China, Taiwan, Japan, Hungary, Australia and more. Members of the public are invited to attend all performances and master classes during PianoTexas to enjoy the artistry of piano music; most events are free.

Hosted at TCU since 1981, PianoTexas presents unique opportunities for students ages 6 to 18, young artists up to age 27, amateurs and teachers to learn and perform alongside world-renowned guest pianists. Some of this year’s distinguished guests, who will also perform solo, include Pascal Rogé, Philippe Bianconi, Rachel Cheung, Emile Naoumoff and Vincent Larderet,  all professional pianists with global reach.

PianoTexas 2018

The distinguished artists’ recitals will take place at 7:30 p.m. on the dates below; tickets for these performances are required and can be purchased online.

  • Sunday, June 9: Pascal Rogé
  • Tuesday, June 11: TCU Chamber Music, featuring faculty members
  • Saturday, June 15: Philippe Bianconi
  • Sunday, June 16: Rachel Cheung
  • Saturday, June 22: Emile Naoumoff
  • Saturday, June 29: Vincent Larderet

Since its inception, PianoTexas’ founder and executive director Tamás Ungár, professor of music at TCU, has brought world-class performers to Fort Worth – many of whom have gone on to win other international piano competitions. Winners of select PianoTexas competitions will earn the distinction of performing with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra during the festival.

PianoTexas 2018

PianoTexas runs June 3-30, 2019, with events daily in the PepsiCo Recital Hall in the Mary D. and F. Howard Walsh Center for the Performing Arts or the Ed Landreth Auditorium in Ed Landreth Hall.