IRVING S GILMORE INTERNATIONAL PIANO FESTIVAL
- Arts & Culture
- Education & Literacy
Location359 S Kalamazoo Mall Suite 101Kalamazoo, MI 49007 United States
The mission of The Gilmore is to promote and develop world-class keyboard musical experiences that inspire present and future artists and audiences. We do this by: Identifying exceptional keyboard artists through a non-competitive process and then providing significant support to enhance their careers Presenting world-class music festivals featuring the finest international keyboard artists Providing an outstanding keyboard educational program Supporting the creation of keyboard music
In 1989, trustees of the Irving S. Gilmore Foundation of Kalamazoo, Michigan, announced plans to honor the memory of Irving S. Gilmore, a local businessman and philanthropist, by creating some of the most unique and significant awards for pianists anywhere in the world and a biennial piano festival to celebrate keyboard music.