The Bachauer is a Utah-based non-profit that promotes excellence in piano performance for the rising generation. Make a tax-deductible donation this season to help us provide affordable programs that enrich and inspire audiences of all ages. All donations made on November 27, 2018 will qualify for a one to one match from Facebook and PayPal!
Since its inception in 1976, The Bachauer Foundation has been elevating Utah’s cultural heritage and stature as an artistic center through our International piano competitions, education outreach programs, and concert series. Named after the famed Greek pianist, and celebrated favorite of Utah audiences after several performances with Maurice Abravanel and the Utah Symphony, the Bachauer has developed an international reputation as one the premier organizations bringing opportunities for fame and career development to the world’s most talented young pianists. The Bachauer takes great pride in the value it brings to the Utah community as well as the international piano community.
A WORLD-CLASS CONCERT EXPERIENCE
To local audiences, the Bachauer brings opportunities for an unmatched listening experience that is created when first-rate talent, countless hours of practice, a Steinway grand piano, beloved repertoire, and an intimate setting are combined to produce a memorable musical experience. Over 400,000 people in our community have been enriched at a Gina Bachauer International Piano Foundation event.
SETTING THE STAGE FOR BIG DREAMS
The Bachauer is known worldwide for its three International competitions for pianists ages 11-32. To our young competitors, we bring an opportunity to play before an enthusiastic audience and seasoned judges for prize money and accolades that will kick-start their professional career and change their life. More than 1,200 pianists have come from all over the world to participate as competitors in the Gina Bachauer International Piano Competitions.
INSPIRING UTAH'S YOUTH THROUGH EDUCATION
With music education becoming increasingly rare in our schools, the Bachauer sees its education outreach program, Music-In-Our-Schools, as one of its most important missions. Each school year, the Bachauer brings a Steinway grand piano and an accomplished concert pianist to schools throughout Utah to perform for nearly 20,000 children annually. Not only do these students enjoy a world-class performance right in their own school, they’re also encouraged to pursue their own dreams through practice and passion.
Not only do Bachauer programs have a well-established history of excellence in promoting the arts in Utah and abroad, they have an even brighter future as we innovatively engage new audiences and inspire the rising generation to excellence in piano performance and beyond. You are invited be a part this important work.