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Wed, Mar 16


New York

V Gershwin Music Competition - Benefit Concert

You will hear young virtuosi - pianists, cellists, violinists - winners of previous competitions - performing Gershwin's music and everyone's favorite classical works by Mozart, Schumann, Chopin, Rachmaninov, and other composers.

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V Gershwin Music Competition - Benefit Concert
V Gershwin Music Competition - Benefit Concert

Time & Location

Mar 16, 2022, 11:00 AM EDT

New York, 330 7th Ave, New York, NY 10001, USA


About the event

George Gershwin International Music Competition aims to discover talent, reward brilliance, and celebrate musical artistry.

The Competition is named after George Gershwin, whose music had long been a part of the American consciousness. Truly a pioneer in his field, George Gershwin drew inspiration from European classical music, American popular music, and jazz to form a unique style that would come to define American music.


Offering international talents performance opportunities, the competition aims to universalize George Gershwin's extraordinary legacy around the world. Performing Gershwin’s music for the enthralled New York audience, future “stars” of a musical horizon seek to capture timelessness in an eminent sense of sound…

In a few words…

George Gershwin International Music Competition 2022 is a magical journey to the world of music. A week, full of exquisite performances, master classes, and enlightening community outreach concerts, culminating with the competition Award Ceremony when the winners will be presented with prizes and concert engagements.


Along with monetary awards, finalists of the Gershwin International Music Competition 2022 will receive concerts in the United States and Europe, recordings on acclaimed music labels, appearances with orchestras, alongside marketing/media promotion.

Gershwin Winners and Laureates

During the 9 years, Gershwin Competition opened career pathways to numerous young talents, many of whom sustain active performing careers. The long list includes internationally acclaimed pianists Anastasia Rizikov (Canada) and Ivan Gusev (Russia/USA), violinist Nune Melikian (who in 2018 debuted at Carnegie's Stern Auditorium with Orchestra of St. Luke), Florida Opera theater soprano Mariya Kaganskaya, and saxophone virtuoso, Matvey Sherling.

Jury Panel

Gershwin Competition 2022 is adjudicated by a prestigious panel of world-class musicians, including star pianists Olga Kern (Winner of Van Cliburn Competition), American pianist and Professor at The Juilliard School, Jerome Lowenthal, Canadian pianist Frederic Chiu, and illustrious violinist, Professor at Manhattan School of Music, Albert Markov, among others.

Artistic Director/Founder

Founded in 2013 by American pianist and composer Michael Bulychev-Okser, George Gershwin International Music Competition takes place every two years in New York, USA, and is open to talented musicians of all nationalities.

Competition 2022

The 5th Jubilee Edition of the Gershwin International Music Competition presents over 400 applicants from 45 countries and 27 US States. Several of the candidates will be admitted to the competition Semifinal Round, which takes place in New York City in June 2022.

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