Recitals & Visiting Artists

Thaviu-Isaak Piano Competition

Saturday, May 7, 2022 at 2:00pm

Galvin Recital Hall

This annual competition featuring Northwestern piano students nominated by the piano faculty of the Bienen School of Music was established by the late Professor Samuel Thaviu and his wife, Eleanor Thaviu, to honor professor Donald Isaak. The Thaviu/Isaak Award in Piano Performance is the Northwestern piano program’s most prestigious honor. 

This event is free and unticketed.

Free Event

Mary B. Galvin Recital Hall


70 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208
United States

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Located in the Ryan Center for the Musical Arts, this 400-seat hall features a 40-foot glass wall offering views of Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline. Undulating walls of Forest Stewardship Council–certified wood, covered with a thin layer of African moabi wood, provide optimal acoustics, and the hall is equipped with state-of-the-art sound and video equipment for recording.