“For many years, the Waring International Piano Competition has brought competitors from all around the world to showcase their concert piano skills in the Coachella Valley every two years.

The competition looks a little different now in 2022—yet the mission remains the same.

Now named the Palm Springs International Piano Competition (PSIPC), the event’s most recent iteration wrapped in late April. With the name change comes a new desire to expand—and that includes a special performance by three-time competition winner Christopher Richardson. He’ll be performing Music Potpourri, an evening of classical piano, jazz and more, at the CVRep Playhouse on Thursday, Aug. 4.

During a recent phone interview with PSIPC board president Joe Giarrusso, he talked about the history of the competition…”

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