ABOUT THE GILMORE
Our Mission & History
In 1989, trustees of the Irving S. Gilmore Foundation of Kalamazoo, Michigan, announced plans to honor the memory of Irving S. Gilmore, a local businessman and philanthropist, by creating some of the most unique and significant awards for pianists anywhere in the world and a biennial piano festival to celebrate keyboard music.
Mission of The Gilmore
The mission of the Irving S. Gilmore International Keyboard Festival is to promote and develop world-class