Final live auditions for next year's Gina Bachauer Internation Piano Competition will take place Saturday, Dec. 15, at Daynes Music Co.'s Steinway Hall, 154 S. Main, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Twenty-one pianists will perform for 20 minutes each, and the public can enter and exit between candidates. No tickets are required and admission is free.This marks the first time auditions have been held in Salt Lake City, following similar auditions in Holland, Hungary, Brazil, Hong Kong, New York, San Francisco and Chicago. Anyone wishing to audition by cassette tape may do so provided all materials are received by Jan. 1.

Next year's competition is scheduled June 18-29 at Symphony Hall, with prizes including a Steinway Model L piano, a Lincoln Center recital debut, engagements worldwide and cash awards totalling $20,000. The event will be preceded by a week of free recitals on Temple Square and master classes and lectures at Promised Valley Playhouse.

For information call 521-9200.