Inland Empire Piano Festival

Welcome to the annual Inland Empire Piano Festival!

Johannes Brahms, 1833 - 1897, seen here at 20 years of age in 1853.

Johannes Brahms, 1833 - 1897, seen here at 20 years of age in 1853.


The Romantic and Impressionist Periods

The Inland Empire Piano Festival was created to stimulate young local musicians to expand their repertoire and strive towards excellence through annual competition. The Festival features solo, duet, and concerto divisions, and will take place on Sunday, February 10th, 2019, at California Baptist University, Riverside. All programs are open to the public.

Applicants must have studied with their current teacher since September 2018. The teacher must be an active member of the Redlands, the Riverside, the San Bernardino or the Temecula Valley Branch of the Music Teachers Association of California.


The application process is currently open and available using links at the top of the page.

Any unfinished applications must be submitted no later than Monday, December 10th. 2018.



Dr. Anette Guldhammer, Chairman, Brochure, Website, Applications, Program Scheduling, Adjudicators, Trophies

Anita Nørskov Olsen, Chairman Emerita, 1994-2009, Editor of Brochure and Program, Scheduling, Adjudicators, Registration

Erika Ramos, Secretary

Linette Rodriguez, Treasurer, Presiders and Monitors

Sara Rosenthal, Program, Graphics, Adjudication Sheets,Prize Winners Sheets, Hospitality

Tatyana Maslova, Presiders and Monitors

Coralee Gaytan, Insurance

Kristine Schnebeck, Advertising

Arthur  Darvasan-Stanciu, Website

James Gaytan, Certificates