Twelve young pianists to take part in International Institute for Young Musicians competition at Kansas University

Twelve young pianists from across the world are scheduled to compete in the International Institute for Young Musicians piano competition this weekend at Kansas University.

The IIYM semifinals are set for 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday at The Commons in Spooner Hall, 1340 Jayhawk Blvd.

Up to six finalists will be chosen to compete in the final round, which is scheduled from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday at The Commons in Spooner Hall.

Both events are free and open to the public.

The contestants will be competing for $18,000 in cash prizes, which will be given for first, second and third places, along with an audience prize and a finalist prize.

By Andy Hyland

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