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2023 Des Moines Area Piano Festival Adjudicators

We are excited to share about our 2023 Des Moines Area Piano Festival adjudicators. This year, we welcome back Dr. Rene Lecuona to adjudicate the Victor Borge Legacy Award.


We are pleased to introduce Dr. Marion Scott as a 2023 adjudicator. Dr. Scott is a renowned pedagogue and performer, and he will adjudicate the festival and present a master class. Learn more about Dr. Scott in his bio below and watch videos of him from YouTube.

Dr. Marion Wilkinson Scott made his debut at the age of 14 under the baton of Roger Nuremberg. In 2006, his musicality and technical prowess earned first prize at the Thousand Islands International Piano Competition and second prize at the Zimmerli Foundation International Piano Competition. Dr. Scott was also named the winner of the 2010 International Piano Competition hosted by the Steinway Society of Massachusetts. He has given concerts both nationally and internationally.
In addition to solo performance, Dr. Scott is an enthusiast for chamber music playing and has performed in noted concert halls such as Carnegie Hall, Kilbourn Hall, and Crouse Hall. He has also performed at Music Festivals such as the Brevard Music Festival, the renowned Pianofest in the Hamptons, and the Joseph Gingold Chamber Music Festival among others. He actively performs with his wife, Rosa Villar-Córdova Scott, as a piano duo. Dr. Scott holds a Bachelor of Music Degree in performance from the Eastman School of Music, a Master of Music Degree from the Juilliard School and a Doctorate of Musical Arts from the Frost School of Music. He is currently the Music Director at St. Augustin Catholic Church in Des Moines, Iowa.




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