The Gurwitz, formally known as the San Antonio International Piano Competition, has been accepted as a member of the Geneva-based World Federation of International Music Competitions.
“The Gurwitz’s collaboration and recognition by the World Federation of International Music Competitions brings great honor and prestige to the San Antonio competition and places The Gurwitz on a global stage,” said Anya Grokhovski, artistic director & CEO of Musical Bridges Around the World, a nonprofit arts organization that manages The Gurwitz.
Criteria for acceptance into the world federation includes a last-round performance with a professional symphony, such as the San Antonio Symphony; a minimum of four of seven judges from outside the United States; and hosting at least two international piano competitions prior to applying for membership.
The Gurwitz is named after Ruth Jean Gurwitz, who served as president and president emeritus of the organization for more than 20 years. It is held every four years. The next competition is January 2020. For more information, call Anya Grokhovski at (210) 725-1137.