Students are required to play a memorized and well-polished Liszt piece at their auditions, which are open to students who live in live Pleasanton, Dublin, Livermore, Sunol, San Ramon, Danville or Tracy or whose teachers belong to the Alameda County East Branch of Music Teachers Association of California.
To receive an application form, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications must be completed and mailed by Oct. 26 with a check for $20 made payable to MTAC Alameda County East to Dominique Piana, P.O. Box 11345, Pleasanton CA 94588.
The auditions will begin at 4 p.m. at the Firehouse Arts Center, 4444 Railroad Ave. in downtown Pleasanton. Applicants will be notified of their audition times by Nov. 2. All pianists auditioning will receive a jury sheet with comments on their performances. A panel of three judges will make the final selection.
Each winner will perform one piece at the Young Artist Recital that begins at 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 20, and they will all receive two complimentary tickets to the 2 p.m. recital free tickets to the entire Liszt Festival. For more information, call Piana at 455-5333.