Bay Area Piano Competition is organized by local teachers, piano stores, performers, and recording studios in order to promote piano culture in the San Francisco Bay Area. This area has a long tradition of music culture and events. Ongoing events that engage the community and nurture young performers are integral to keep the culture alive.
The piano for winner's showcase will be provided by Bay Area Piano Masters, an organization with piano stores on the Peninsula and in San Jose.
Philip Jung: Raised in the SF Bay Area, Philip studied at Juilliard school and Tel Aviv University as well as other places internationally. In addition to being awarded numerous scholarships and 1st place competitions, Philip teaches in the SF Bay Area.
Tammy Lin: Tammy received M.M. degree in Classical Piano performance from Manhattan School of Music. As a solo pianist, she had debuts at the most prestigious concert venues in US, including Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center of Performing Arts in NYC and Kennedy Center of Performing Arts in Washington DC.
Kayoko Kuchiishi: Kayoko studied and performed extensively in Japan and the US both in Classical and Jazz repertoire. She is certified in multiple instruction methods and teaches in the SF Bay Area. WonderfulPiano.com
Bozkurt Erkmen: Bozkurt is the founder and owner of San Mateo Piano and South Bay Piano.
William Mandell: Born and raised in San Mateo, William studied piano from an early age, eventually earning a Music Composition degree from CSU Hayward. He performed professionally for years including being the resident pianist for the Palace Hotel in San Francisco. Currently, he is also a salesperson at San Mateo Piano.