Piano event set for three Austin venues

Published 10:26 am Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The Harris Piano Competition sponsored by the Hormel Historic Home will be held on Nov. 17. The day will include private morning competitions at three sites: HHH, St. Olaf Lutheran Church and The Paramount Theatre.

Thirty-six youth ages 4 through 18 will be judged by professionals from outside the Austin area.

The afternoon portion of the event will begin at 3:15 at the Paramount with a question-and-answer period with professional musician Mory Ortman of New York City.

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The top two ranked contestants in the four age categories will then perform in a free concert beginning at 4 p.m. An overall winner will be named for the evening competition by judges from St. Olaf College and Ortman.

As a professional musician, Ortman has accompanied auditions, offered lessons and coached and been a music director in New York.