The Palm Beach Post – 06/27/01


3 piano scholarships awarded

June 27, 2001

The Guild for International Piano Competitions has awarded its first three scholarships. Yoko Sata Kothari of Palm Beach Gardens received the “Kathleen McGowan Thousand Dollar Key.” Carl DiCasoli of Palm Beach Gardens received the “Lillian Abraham Thousand Dollar Key.” Gregg Taylor of Miami received the “Annette Megaro Thousand Dollar Key.”

The three namesakes are members of the guild.

The amount of each grant is decided by guild master pianist-in-residence Vladimir Bakk of West Palm Beach. Each scholarship entitles the recipient to 10 hours of coaching by Bakk.

“The financial value of the grant is $1,000, but its artistic value is priceless and could be life-altering,” guild president John Bryan said.