Eight nations represented in Iowa Piano Competition
At stake in this piano competition: $14,000 in cash prizes.
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) -
It's often said that practice makes perfect. Competitors in the Iowa Piano Competition were working to fine tune their skills, practicing throughout the morning.
Thursday's recital round gave competitors a chance to showcase their skills as they each played for 30 minutes from memory.
It's brought in some of the top young piano players in the world, with eight nations being represented.
At stake? $14,000 in cash prizes, and bragging rights for the winners. It's easy for some, who say they love to play the piano.
"I grew to like piano just because it's like a huge orchestra itself. I think you can do things that another instrument couldn't do probably," said of Hui Shan Chin of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The competition continues Friday and Saturday night. Friday's competition is free to the public and you can order tickets for the finals on Saturday by calling the symphony box office at (712) 277-2111.
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