Tickets Now On Sale for Variations of THREE PIANOS, SIX HANDS TM

January 19, 2023


The Palm Springs International Piano Competition, formerly the Waring, is proud to announce the return of the popular THREE PIANOS, SIX HANDS TM   performance at The McCallum Theatre in Palm Desert, California on Monday, March 20, 2023.  The show starts at 5:30 pm, and concert only tickets range from $45 to $150 through the McCallum Theatre box office: or call 760-340-2787. VIP seats that include the concert and a gourmet dinner afterwards at Morningside Country Club are $500 and $750. The latter priced tickets are limited in number and include being seated with one of the performers. These tickets are only available through PSIPC: email or call 760-773-2575.  Dinner only tickets are available for those who have already purchased a concert ticket.

This 7th rendition of THREE PIANOS, SIX HANDS TM   features PSIPC artistic director laureate / concert pianist / platinum selling recording artist John Bayless, 2013 Waring Solo Winner / concert pianist Scott Cuellar, concert pianist Norman Krieger and concert pianist Lisa Nakamichi. This will be a cross over musical event with solos, duos, and trios performing on three pianos. Composers include Bach, Debussy’s Claire de Lune, George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue arranged for 3 pianos, Rachmaninoff, Ravel’s popular Mother Goose Suite and Schumann. Event chair is JoAnn Wellner. The first THREE PIANOS, SIX HANDS TM   was presented in 2014, and was the brainchild of PSIPC’s late board chair, Peggy Cravens.

This concert marks the first production in Palm Desert by the new team of Artistic Director Robert Koenig and Board President Joe Giarrusso. Sponsorship opportunities range from $2,500 to $10,000. Current sponsors are the City of Palm Desert, the California Arts Council, the Palm Springs Friends of the Philharmonic, the McCallum Theatre, and JoAnn Wellner. Call 760-773-2575 or visit for more information.  Funds raised by this concert fundraiser supportPSIPC’sengagementoutreachtolocalschoolsandthe2024 Junior and Intermediate Competitions for pianists 17 years and younger.  The Competition was founded in 1983. The Palm Springs International Piano Competition (PSIPC) discovers, promotes, and inspires promising young classical pianists through biennial public competitions, offering monetary prizes and significant performance and career opportunities, while providing local community educational outreach and engagement. In addition, PSIPC showcases and highlights wide and diverse cultural musical offerings that serve the Palm Springs/Coachella Valley communities and beyond.