In 2019, Teklus and its partnering sponsors proudly founded a new piano competition called Reno-Tahoe Piano Competition in which young pianists compete for cash prizes and sponsor awards. We are pleased to be a part of their musical growth and provide performance opportunities in front of guest adjudicators, sponsors, and public audiences.
The mission of the Reno Tahoe Piano Competition is to provide an environment that engages the musical community and nurtures artistic sensitivity; even though the competition will be digital, participants will be evaluated on their musicality and stage presence in a live performance setting. Emphasizing excellence and creativity, the competition encourages contestants to program and perform their repertoire—whether it be pop, jazz, rock, classical, or another genre—with passion, pride, style, sensitivity, and finesse.
The Reno Tahoe Piano Competition is an event that will uplift and motivate young pianists on their artistic journey, honoring their dedication to the study of music and providing invaluable performance experience with feedback from professional pianists currently engaged in active performance and teaching careers.