On Monday, October 23, the Hilton Head International Piano Competition and the arts community on Hilton Head Island lost a wonderful friend and great patron of the arts, Walt Graver.  Walt was an integral part of the cultural scene on Hilton Head Island.   Under his leadership the Youths’ Friends Association was the founding sponsor of the Competition and has remained an ardent supporter of the Competition throughout its 23 year history.  Walt lived an incredibly full and vibrant life.  We will miss him dearly.


The Hilton Head International Piano Competition is excited to announce the addition of a festival to our rotation with the introduction of
BravoPiano!, a festival from Bach to Brubeck.

The inaugural festival will be held from March 8 – 12, 2018.  The rotation will continue in 2019 with the HHIPC for pianists ages 18 – 30, and in 2020 for pianists ages 13-17.

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We are pleased to announce the
2019 Hilton Head International Piano Competition Jury


Competitor Selection Jury

Alan Chow – chair

Jonathan Bass

Robin McCabe

Competition Jury

Pavlina Dokovska – Chair

Bruce Brubaker

Marian Hahn

Gabriel Kwok

Evans Mirageas

Ronan O’Hora

Orli Shaham

The Westin Hilton Head Resort and Spa is an official host of
the Hilton Head International Piano Competition’s BravoPiano!

The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort Spa (3)