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28th Annual Harold Protsman Classical Period Piano Competition

The Department of Music of Old Dominion University will hold its 28th annual Harold Protsman Classical Period Piano Competition Saturday, March 21, 2015. Preliminaries will begin at 8:30 a.m. For this 28th year we are pleased to announce that pianist and teacher, Edmund Battersby, will judge the final competition at 2:30 pm. All events will be held in the F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Fine and Performing Arts, corner of 49th St. and Elkhorn Avenue.

In 2007, the Old Dominion University Classical Period Piano Competition was renamed in honor of Professor Emeritus Harold Protsman in recognition of his many years of dedication, professionalism and service to both the competition and the Music Department of Old Dominion University.

Edmund Battersby will give a master class for selected finalists in Chandler Recital Hall at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 22. During the class, Professor Battersby will hear and advise selected student performers.

Read more about Edmund Battersby here.

The F. Ludwig Diehn Concert Series will present Edmund Battersby, piano, in recital at 8 p.m. Monday, March 23 in Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Center.

Tickets for this event may be purchased online at http://oduartstix.com

The competition is funded, in part, by an endowment established at the Hampton Roads Community Foundation, made possible by a generous gift from Mr. and Mrs. F. Ludwig Diehn, a grant from the Virginia Cultural Foundation and by generous gifts from Helen and Warren Aleck.

For further information, go to http://al.odu.edu/music/competition or dial (757) 683-4061.


Piano Competition


Preliminary Competition

Final Competition

Time Limits and Fees


Entry Form

About Edmund Battersby

Additional Events

Roster of Competition Judges

Award Winners 2014