Michael Delfín Awarded Second Prize in Mae & Irving Jurow International Harpsichord Competition Reply

Michael DelfínMichael Delfín (BM ’14, Piano; KSAS BA ’14, History) was awarded joint second prize in the Mae & Irving Jurow International Harpsichord Competition on August 7 (there was no first prize awarded). Sponsored by the Historical Keyboard Society of North America, the Mae & Irving Jurow International Harpsichord Competition (formerly SEHKS International Harpsichord Competition) has occurred approximately every 4 years since the first in 1982 and is the only semi-regular harpsichord competition in North America. The historic competition included Renaissance, Baroque, and Contemporary repertoire, continuo, improvisation, and performance of a Bach concerto with the Lyra Baroque Orchestra (Jacques Ogg, Artistic Director). Twelve competitors were admitted over a year ago from an international application pool; due to COVID, the competition was postponed to August 2021. Semifinals and finals took place August 4-7 in St. Paul, Minnesota.