Elite piano players from around the world are in Cedar Falls to compete this week.
The University of Northern Iowa is hosting its first Midwest International Piano Competition. The event features 26 competitors from 10 countries. Performers will be playing at the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center through Saturday.
People are invited to listen to the musicians play their compositions throughout the competition this week. The pianists would probably welcome an audience, said Sean Botkin, pianist and UNI music professor.