2024 Concert Schedule

All concerts are viewable in-person only; no livestream or on-demand viewing will be available. The competition will be live-streamed free on Friday, June 14, 2024.


Sunday, June 9, 2024

OPENING CELEBRATION CONCERT

Sunday, June 9, 2024
4:00PM
USC School of Music, Recital Hall

$20

The USC School of Music’s illustrious piano faculty (Phillip Bush, Scott Price, Omar Roy, Nicholas Susi) in a diverse and delightful program to kick off SEPF’s 22nd season.



Monday, June 10, 2024

ARTIST SHOWCASE - RACHEL BREEN

Monday, June 10, 2024
7:30PM
USC School of Music, Recital Hall

$20

Twenty-six year old American pianist Rachel Breen—whose performances have been described as “truly show-stopping” (Gramophone UK), having “a beautiful piano sound and original detail”—performs at the School of Music Recital Hall.



Tuesday, June 11, 2024

LUNCHTIME CONCERT

Tuesday, June 11, 2024
12:00 PM
Koger Center for the Arts, Grand Lobby

Free

Bring your lunch or pick it up from one of the food trucks outside and enjoy an informal concert by our SEPF Associates and Graduate Assistants who are all young rising artists studying piano at USC.



ARTIST SHOWCASE - LISA MOORE

Tuesday, June 11, 2024
7:30 PM
USC School of Music, Recital Hall

$20

New York-based Australian musician Lisa Moore, a multifaceted pianist, recording artist, and avid collaborator, performs at the School of Music Recital Hall.



Wednesday, June 12, 2024

DOWNTOWN LUNCHTIME CONCERT

Wednesday, June 12, 2024
12:00 PM
1208 Washington Street

Free

Bring your lunch or grab-and-go from any of the many nearby establishments and enjoy dazzling performances by the gifted young participants of the SEPF, all in this gorgeously restored 1924 venue in downtown Columbia.



ARTIST SHOWCASE - MARINA LOMAZOV & JOSEPH RACKERS

Wednesday, June 12, 2024
7:30PM
USC School of Music, Recital Hall

$20

Praised for “demon precision and complete dedication” (Audio Society), the Lomazov/Rackers Piano Duo give an unmissable performance at the School of Music Recital Hall.



Thursday, June 13, 2023

ARTIST SHOWCASE - INON BARNATAN

Thursday, June 13, 2024
7:30PM
USC School of Music, Recital Hall

$20

A soloist and regular performer with many of the world’s foremost orchestras and conductors, Inon Barnatan brings his masterful playing to the School of Music Recital Hall.



Friday, June 14, 2024

ARTHUR FRASER INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION

Friday, June 14, 204
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
USC School of Music, Recital Hall

Free

Student playing piano

Festival participants compete for a chance to perform with the South Carolina Philharmonic in a Masterworks concert and more than $10,000 in cash prizes.



Saturday, June 15, 2024

WINNERS RECITAL

Saturday, June 15, 2024
7:30 PM
USC School of Music, Recital Hall

$20

The winners of the Arthur Fraser International Piano Competition are featured in evening of dazzling showstoppers.




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