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AAF Catalogue 2016

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Alink – Argerich Foundation

An Independent Worldwide Information and Service

Centre for Musicians and Competitions

Drs. Gustav A. Alink

(Director / co-founder)

Recommendation Committee

Mr. A.A.M. (Dries) van Agt

Drs. R.F.M. (Ruud) Lubbers

Dr. A.H.G. (Alexander) Rinnooy Kan

Prof. Dr. Ir. J.J.C. (Joris) Voorhoeve

et al.

Martha Argerich

(Patron / co-founder)

International Advisory Board

Agustin Anievas - Vladimir Ashkenazy

Aldo Ciccolini † - Arnaldo Cohen

Philippe Entremont - Nelson Freire

Gary Graffman - Adam Harasiewicz

Ton Koopman - Alexei Lubimov

Eugene Moguilevsky - Süher Pekinel

P aul Pollei† - Pnina Salzman†

Tamás Vásáry - Eliso Virsaladze

The Alink-Argerich Foundation was founded in November 1999. It grew from research

Gustav Alink had done on Piano Competitions worldwide since the early 1980s, while

Martha Argerich has always been keenly interested in assisting young musical talent.

AAF gathers and diffuses important facts, competition results, announcements and

other news items as well as unique pictures through its web site:

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Preface

There is an awful lot of violence and aggression in certain

regions of our world, introducing chaos and disrupting the

lives of millions of innocent people, leaving them in despair

and causing them to flee into a world of uncertainty.

What can be done to temper those hostile and destructive

forces, that create such terror? I wish that people can reside in

a stable environment and would also find some time to listen to

classical music. Classical music is important. I strongly believe

that it brings harmony to our lives and more peace to society.

Let’s hope that governments also support this.

This edition of the AAF catalogue offers again a lot of information on the international

piano competitions worldwide. In 2015, important competitions took place. Apart from

announcing the next events, the organisers present their winners with some nice photos in

this catalogue.

Some competitions are having uncertainty about the future. A few were cancelled or had

to be postponed. The competition in Cologne will not be open for piano any more, but

several others are scheduled for 2016 and joined AAF or came back, such as the

competitions in Sydney, Budapest and Cleveland. At the end of 2015, the total number of

competitions and organisations affiliated with AAF had increased to 159.

In 2015, financial support was offered to ten competitions to organise a special reception

for the contestants. More information and some impressions can be found on pages 64-66.

AAF took the initiative to offer a special AAF award at the Chopin Competition in

Warsaw (Poland) and at the competition in Hamamatsu (Japan) (see pages 67-69). In

2016, we will continue to assist and support pianists and competition organisers and to

encourage the enjoyment of classical music in general.

More and more organisers do not allow any more that students of jury members take part

in the same competition, and several competitions publish all the votings by the jury.

Social media, internet, video uploads and (high quality) live webcasts play an increasingly

important role. Special attention is given in this catalogue to these and other trends.

There is also an extra page with information about travel and accommodation assistance.

Aspiring pianists should definitely visit AAF’s website which is frequently updated, or

take a look at AAF’s Facebook page which has many followers!

Gustav Alink

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Table of contents

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Preface ................................................................................................................................ 1

Table of contents ............................................................................................................. 2-3

International Piano Competitions Worldwide ................................................................. 4-5

Reflection on 2015 ............................................................................................................. 6

Preview 2016 ...................................................................................................................... 7

Trends and new initiatives .................................................................................................. 8

List of AAF member competitions ................................................................................ 9-12

Addresses .................................................................................................................... 13-32

Disclaimer ........................................................................................................................ 33

Application deadlines 2016 ......................................................................................... 34-35

Calendars .......................................................................................................................... 35

2016 ........................................................................................................................... 36-38

2017 ........................................................................................................................... 38-40

2018 ........................................................................................................................... 40-42

Age limits ......................................................................................................................... 43

Confused ? ........................................................................................................................ 44

Competitions/categories for Junior pianists ................................................................ 45-47

Selection procedures ........................................................................................................ 48

Various rounds ................................................................................................................. 49

Performance times ....................................................................................................... 50-53

Performance times at Youth competitions .................................................................... 54

Chamber Music ........................................................................................................... 55-56

Concerto Repertoire ......................................................................................................... 57

Mozart Concertos ...................................................................................................... 58-59

Piano Concertos ........................................................................................................ 60-63

AAF Receptions .......................................................................................................... 64-66

AAF Award ................................................................................................................. 67-69

Travel and accommodation .............................................................................................. 70

Jury members .............................................................................................................. 71-77

Jury Rules & Recommendations ................................................................................. 78-80

Competition pages

81

Australia ................................................................................................................... 82-83

Austria ...................................................................................................................... 84-87

Belgium .................................................................................................................... 88-91

Brazil ............................................................................................................................. 92

Canada ...................................................................................................................... 93-95

China ........................................................................................................................ 96-98

Croatia .................................................................................................................... 99-100

Czech Rep. .................................................................................................................. 101

Denmark ...................................................................................................................... 102

England ................................................................................................................. 103-106

Finland ......................................................................................................................... 107

France ................................................................................................................... 108-115

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Georgia ........................................................................................................................ 116

Germany ............................................................................................................... 117-135

Greece .......................................................................................................................... 136

Hong Kong .................................................................................................................. 137

Hungary ....................................................................................................................... 138

Ireland .......................................................................................................................... 139

Israel ............................................................................................................................ 140

Italy ....................................................................................................................... 141-163

Japan ..................................................................................................................... 164-168

Korea .................................................................................................................... 169-170

Latvia ........................................................................................................................... 171

Lithuania ............................................................................................................... 172-173

Malta ............................................................................................................................ 174

Mexico ......................................................................................................................... 175

Morocco ...................................................................................................................... 176

Netherlands ........................................................................................................... 177-178

New Zealand ............................................................................................................... 179

Norway ................................................................................................................. 180-181

Panama ........................................................................................................................ 182

Poland ................................................................................................................... 183-190

Portugal ....................................................................................................................... 191

Roumania ............................................................................................................. 192-193

Russia .......................................................................................................................... 194

Scotland ....................................................................................................................... 195

Serbia .................................................................................................................... 196-197

Slovak Rep. ................................................................................................................. 198

South Africa ................................................................................................................ 199

Spain ..................................................................................................................... 200-209

Switzerland .................................................................................................................. 210

Turkey ......................................................................................................................... 211

Ukraine ........................................................................................................................ 212

U.S.A. ................................................................................................................... 213-230

Master classes and Academies

231

Croatia ......................................................................................................................... 232

Denmark ...................................................................................................................... 233

Germany ...................................................................................................................... 234

Italy .............................................................................................................................. 235

Japan ............................................................................................................................ 236

Argerich’s Meeting Point in Beppu (Japan)

Progetto Martha Argerich, Lugano (Switzerland)

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Many competitions …

From the graph on the opposite page, it can be seen that there was a strong increase of

competitions until the year 2002. It looks like an exponential growth. People spoke of an

explosion of competitions.

Peak

The peak was reached in 2002: in that year not less than 334 international piano

competitions (for solo pianists) took place*.

Interestingly, after 2002, the amount of competitions decreased. An explanation for this

could be a certain level of saturation and, more recently, also the effect of the economical

crisis. In 2008, there were still more than 300 international competitions pianists could

enter, but since 2009, the number of competitions has clearly somewhat diminished.

Since not all competitions are annual, the total number of existing international piano

competitions is much higher. Another count reveals that there are at the moment more

than 750 international piano competitions worldwide.

Even more prize winners

With some 300 competitions being held within a year, one might think that there are also

300 first prize winners every year. Actually, this number lies again higher. Although the

first prize is not always awarded, there are also quite a few competitions that employ

various age categories, especially in France and Italy. Each of these age groups can

produce several winners. (There even exists an international piano competition employing

26 categories each year!)

Ample choice

With so many competitions, the pianists have ample choice to enter the event which they

consider the most attractive or the best suited, in terms of dates, location and repertoire. In

2009, there was a pianist who even managed to take part in 16 international competitions

within that year. The total number of applications lies even higher.

It may pose certain problems for the organisers, when young pianists apply for several

competitions and then decide at the last moment where to show up.

Many AAF member competitions are scheduled for 2016. This catalogue offers much

information and can serve as a useful planning tool for aspiring musicians.

*: these numbers are based on the research Gustav Alink did all over the world, focusing on the

international competitions. There might still be other competitions that have been overlooked, in

which case the numbers would even be higher.

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2015

Among the main musical events in 2015 were definitely the Tchaikovsky and Chopin

Competition. To start with Warsaw: more than 450 pianists had applied for the 17 th

Chopin Competition. After two phases of preselection, 78 highly talented pianists took

part in the main event during three weeks of October. Seong-Jin Cho won this

competition, with Charles Richard-Hamelin as a close runner-up and Kate Liu as a great

talent to watch out for in the future. In Moscow, Dmitry Masleev won, while French

pianist Lucas Debargue amazed many. Lukas Geniušas impressed with Tchaikovsky’s 2 nd

piano concerto. He shared the 2 nd prize with George Li, who received so many concert

offers that he decided not to enter the Chopin Competition. Also Ji-Yeong (Chloe) Mun

did not go to Warsaw any more after her victory in the Busoni Competition.

The jury at the 60 th Busoni Competition consisted almost completely of former Busoni

Prize winners, and also in Warsaw, not less than 13 of the 17 jury members had been prize

winner of this famous Chopin Competition.

One month after the Chopin Competition, the Hamamatsu Competition took place, which

had also attracted nearly 450 applicants. Both in Warsaw and in Hamamatsu, Martha

Argerich served on the jury. It was not easy to reach a final decision at these competitions.

2015 seemed a year of compromises: in Hamamatsu three pianists tied for the third prize,

and at the Gilels Competition in Odessa four pianists were declared first prize winners,

three pianists shared the second prize and two received a third prize.

In the UK, female pianists were very successful: the Dublin Competition was won by

Nathalia Milstein, while Varvara Tarasova won in Sussex and the victory in Leeds went to

Anna Tcybuleva. For Dame Fanny Waterman (95), this was the last competition under her

chairmanship, although this does not mean that she will slow down. One of her mottos:

“You don’t stop working because you grow old. You grow old because you stop working.”

In September 2015, a new International Mozart Competition for Young Musicians was

launched in Zhuhai (China). This proved a great success: 535 young pianists and violinists

(up to 23 years of age) had applied for one of the three age categories. After careful

screening, 137 were invited to compete in Zhuhai.

In Canada, the 8 th Honens Competition was won by Luca Buratto, who thus received one

of the highest monetary prizes in the world of piano competitions: CAD 100,000 plus a

valuable artistic and career development program. Remarkable were also the eight prizes

that Evgeny Starodubtsev won in 2015: seven in Italy and the 3 rd prize in Tromsø.

At the Telekom Beethoven Competition in Bonn, people could vote on the internet. The

contestant receiving the highest number of votes would pass to the next round.

It is with great sadness that we heard of the passing of Anne Øland, who had been such an

enthousiastic organiser of the competition in Århus (Denmark), Peter Szaunig who

initiated the Carl Filtsch Competition, Warren Thomson (Artistic Director in Sydney) and

the passing of the great pianists Vera Gornostaeva and Ivan Moravec, and of the much

younger pianists Dmitry Teterin and Michel Wagemans.

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2016

The year 2016 will bring interesting competitions, such as the UNISA Competition in

South Africa (Jan./Feb.), the Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels (May), Zwickau

Schumann and Sendai (Japan) in June, Sydney and Cleveland (July/August), Budapest

Liszt and Bergen (Norway) Grieg in September; Hong Kong in October; the Paderewski

Competition in Bydgoszcz (Poland) in November. They are open for piano only once in

three, four or five years. (In 2017, the Queen Elisabeth Competition will be dedicated for

the first time to cello, so the next one for piano will be in 2020.)

The major competitions receive many applications and are preceded by a preselection.

Mostly, the applicants are required to send a DVD or to upload a video. A few

competitions organise live auditions, such as the junior Bachauer Competition, the New

York Concert Artists, and the Paderewski Competition. Also the Cliburn and Liszt

Competition (Utrecht) arranges worldwide auditions, but these will take place in 2017

(application deadlines October 13 th and December 1 st , 2016, respectively).

The competition for the Giuseppe Martucci Award has an unusual structure: after a

preliminary round, judged by a professional jury, the final verdict is given by the audience

who listen to the performances by the finalists. Also in Eppan: the audience decides.

Pianists who adore Bach can compete in March in Würzburg (Germany), where the

repertoire consists exclusively of works by Bach. Chopin Competitions for young pianists

are held in Szafarnia and Moscow. The competition in Orléans (France) is devoted

entirely to repertoire of the 20 th and 21 st Century. In Pretoria (South Africa), the UNISA

Competition has a section for classical pianists and for jazz pianists.

A focus on other composers is provided by the competitions in Salzburg “Mozart”, Pilsen

“Smetana”, Zwickau “Schumann”, Bergen (Norway) “Grieg”, Budapest “Liszt” and

Dortmund “Schubert”, while the Ricard Viñes Competition in Lleida (Spain) will pay

special tribute to Enrique Granados, as 2016 is the centenary of his death.

Apart from the competition in Sydney, there is another international piano competition in

Australasia: the one in Kerikeri (New Zealand).

Huge prize money is offered in Cleveland (US$ 75,000 first prize), while also other

competitions come up with substantial awards (nearly AUD 190,000 total prize money in

Sydney; 30,000 Euro first prize in Bergen and in Bydgoszcz …).

Young pianists up to 20 years of age will have plenty opportunities to perform at the

competitions in Ettlingen, Enschede, Salt Lake City, San Jose, New York, Oberlin,

Milwaukee, Zagreb, Moscow, Szafarnia, Milan and other places. New competitions for

the youth will be launched in Brussels and in Glasgow.

The first Olga Kern Int’l Piano Competition will be held in Albuquerque (New Mexico,

U.S.A.) in November 2016 and is open for pianists up to 32 years of age. Before the year

is over, pianists can still travel to Brazil and compete in Rio de Janeiro, or to Novi Sad

(Serbia) for the Isidor Bajic Competition.

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Trends and new initiatives

Listening to the performances in competitions, one gets the impression that young pianists

find it a challenge to play quicker and quicker. Even performances in Baroque music seem

to be done at higher tempi, compared to the last century. Of course, when hearing old

recordings of great masters, one may also astonish about the agility and speed in their

performances, but they were also rich with musicality.

Internet & social media

The role of internet and social media is undeniably increasing. The influence this has on

music competitions can be observed in every stage of the event. Nowadays, each

competition must have a website, where all main details are to be found. An application

form can be downloaded and all necessary documents can be submitted electronically.

They need not be sent by “snail mail” any more. This also applies to the recordings that

have to be supplied: more and more competitions ask the applicants to upload a video or

to provide a link to their recorded performances.

Competition results are frequently posted on Facebook, rather than on the competition’s

own official website. It is a pity when contestants do not come to the hall any more, but

rather watch their tablets or smart phones to see if they have passed to the next round.

They thus miss the opportunity to meet and talk with people from the audience, which is

also important.

Another application of the internet is the online voting. At the 2015 Telekom Beethoven

Competition in Bonn, a top online voting could even guarantee a pass to the next round.

Webcasts

It is wonderful that more and more competitions provide a webcast of their events. In

2015, many have seen the magnificent live streaming from Warsaw, Moscow, Bolzano,

Calgary, Hamamatsu and Bonn. This has attracted altogether literally millions of viewers

and thus fulfills also an important function in the promotion of classical music. Many

competitions keep these recordings on their websites as VOD (videos on demand), so that

they can still be enjoyed. The Chopin Institute in Warsaw, the Queen Elisabeth, the

Cliburn and other major competitions deserve special credit for having created an

impressive archive of recordings from recent and past competitions on their websites. This

serves not only as an important and invaluable documentation, but has also great meaning

for the promotion of the competition. It can be a recommendation for other competitions

to do this as well.

New initiatives

Although it is always better to hear classical music live, the next step might be that jury

members and concert organisers need not travel any more, and can watch high quality

recordings of performances by aspiring young musicians, which gives them additional

exposure. Several “online” competitions have already emerged, and the Vienna Virtuoso

has also created a new platform for online guidance and evaluation.

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AAF member competitions

(as of December 2015)

member since

Australia Canberra Australian Int'l Chopin Piano Competition 2015

Sydney Sydney Int'l Piano Competition of Australia 2015

Austria Oberschützen Int'l Jenö Takács Competition for Young Pianists 2010

Salzburg International Mozart Competition 2009

Vienna Int'l Rosario Marciano Piano Competition 2009

Belgium Brussels ¹ Queen Elisabeth International Music Competition 2004

Brussels ² Merci, Maestro! International Piano Competition 2015

Kraainem César Franck International Piano Competition 2013

Leuze-en-Hainaut Concours International André Dumortier 2009

Brazil Rio de Janeiro BNDES International Piano Competition 2009

Bulgaria Shumen Pancho Vladigerov Competition 2014

Canada Calgary Honens International Piano Competition 2010

Montreal Concours Musical International de Montréal 2010

Toronto Toronto International Piano Competition 2013

China Shenzhen China Shenzhen Int’l Piano Concerto Competition 2006

Xiamen China International Piano Competition 2007

Zhuhai Int’l Mozart Competition for Young Musicians 2014

Croatia Karlovac Karlovac International Piano Competition 2015

Zagreb Int’l Competition Young Virtuoso 2010

Czech Rep. Plzen Smetana International Piano Competition 2010

Denmark Århus Aarhus International Piano Competition 2009

England Hastings Hastings Int’l Piano Concerto Competition 2011

Leeds The Leeds International Piano Competition 2011

Manchester RNCM James Mottram Int’l Piano Competition 2007

Newcastle Young Pianist of the North Int’l Competition 2009

Windsor Windsor International Piano Competition 2015

Worthing Sussex International Piano Competition 2009

Finland Helsinki Helsinki Int’l Maj Lind Piano Competition 2005

France Aix-en-Provence Concours International des Nuits Pianistiques 2010

Chatou Concours International de Piano Cécile Edel-Latos 2011

Lyon Concours International de Piano de Lyon 2012

Maisons-Laffitte Concours International de Piano Ile-de-France 2015

Orléans Concours International de Piano d’Orléans 2003

Paris ¹ Grand Prix Animato

2002

Paris ² International Piano Competition Francis Poulenc 2005

Pontoise Piano Campus – Journées Européennes de Piano 2004

Valence Concours International de Piano Teresa Llacuna 2012

Georgia Tbilisi Tbilisi International Piano Competition 2007

Germany Aachen ¹ MozARTè Int’l Piano Competition Aachen 2006

Aachen ² ClaviCologne NRW Int’l Piano Competition 2014

Bonn Int'l Telekom Beethoven Competition Bonn 2004

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Bremen European Piano Competition Bremen 2012

Darmstadt International Chopin Piano Competition 2011

Dortmund International Schubert Competition Dortmund 2004

Düsseldorf Int'l Schumann Competition for Young Pianists 2015

Ettlingen Ettlingen Int'l Competition for Young Pianists 2008

Frankfurt International German Piano Award 2012

Geilenkirchen Euregio Piano Award Int’l Piano Competition 2014

Königs Wusterhausen Young Piano Stars Int’l Piano Competition 2014

Meiningen Internationaler Klavierwettbewerb Hans von Bülow 2013

Munich ARD International Music Competition 2008

Schlitz PIANALE Int’l Piano Academy and Competition 2012

Troisdorf International Piano Competition 2013

Weimar International Franz Liszt Piano Competition 2005

Wernigerode Neue Sterne International Piano Competition 2009

Würzburg International Piano Competition J.S. Bach 2008

Zwickau International Robert Schumann Competition 2011

Greece Thessaloniki Giorgos Thymis International Piano Competition 2012

Hong Kong Hong Kong Hong Kong International Piano Competition 2004

Hungary Budapest International Music Competition 2015

Ireland Dublin Dublin International Piano Competition 2004

Israel Tel Aviv The Arthur Rubinstein Piano Master Competition 2005

Italy Acquaviva delle Fonti International Piano Competition 2015

Bolzano F. Busoni International Piano Competition 2009

Cantù International Piano and Orchestra Competition 2006

Cento International Piano Competition Roberta Gallinari 2013

Finale Ligure Palma d’oro International Piano Competition 2015

Lovere Tadini International Music Competition 2015

Massarosa Concorso Pianistico Internazionale Massarosa 2011

Milano ¹ International Competition Piano Talents 2011

Milano ² Piano Lovers Int’l Competition [Non prof.] 2014

Monza International Piano Competition Rina Sala Gallo 2005

Novara Giuseppe Martucci International Prize Competition 2015

Osimo Nuova Coppa Pianisti International Competition 2015

Rome Concorso Pianistico Internazionale Roma 2010

Sacile FVG International Piano Competition 2012

Salerno A. Napolitano Piano Prize / Amalfi Coast IPC 2005

San Donà di Piave International Piano Competition 2014

Sansepolcro International Piano Prize Maria Giubilei 2014

Seregno ¹ Concorso Pianistico Internazionale Ettore Pozzoli 2004

Seregno ² Concorso Pianistico Internazionale Pozzolino 2013

Taranto Concorso Pianistico Int. Arcangelo Speranza 2006

Val Tidone Val Tidone International Music Competitions

Premio Silvio Bengalli

2003

Varallo Concorso Internazionale Valsesia Musica 2004

Verona Verona International Piano Competition 2013

Japan Hamamatsu Hamamatsu International Piano Competition 2001

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Sendai Sendai International Music Competition 2006

Takamatsu Takamatsu International Piano Competition 2008

Tokyo ¹ PTNA Piano Competition for Promising Pianists 2001

Tokyo ² The Int’l Chopin Piano Competition in Asia 2013

Kazakhstan Astana Int´l Piano Competition Astana Piano Passion 2013

Korea Seoul Gawon International Music Award 2013

Tongyeong Isang Yun Competition

2006

Latvia Riga Int’l Competition for Young Pianists 2014

Lithuania Druskininkai Music without Limits Int’l Music Competition 2015

Vilnius Stasys Vainiunas International Piano and

Chamber Ensemble Competition 2011

Malta various locations Malta International Music Festival-Competition 2015

Mexico Monterrey Concurso Internacional de Piano Parnassós 2003

Morocco Rabat Concours Int'l de Piano Son Altesse Royale

la Princesse Lalla Meryem 2011

Netherlands Enschede Int’l Piano Competition for Young Musicians 2002

Utrecht International Franz Liszt Piano Competition 2001

New Zealand Kerikeri Kerikeri International Piano Competition 2015

Norway Bergen Edvard Grieg International Piano Competition 2004

Tromsø Top of the World Int’l Piano Competition 2008

Panama Panama International Piano Competition Panama 2005

Poland Bydgoszcz Paderewski Int’l Piano Competition 2004

Gdansk International Baltic Piano Competition 2007

Kielce Moritz Moszkowski Int’l Piano Competition 2014

Poznan Int’l Piano Competition in memory of

Halina Czerny-Stefanska

2008

Rzeszów Subcarpathian Chopin Int’l Piano Competition 2015

Szafarnia International F. Chopin Piano Competition

for Children and Youth

2013

Warsaw ¹ F. Chopin International Piano Competition 2004

Warsaw ² International Cochran Piano Competition 2015

Portugal Porto Santa Cecilia International Piano Competition 2014

Roumania Bucharest International Competition George Enescu 2006

Sibiu

Carl Filtsch International Competition-Festival

for Pianists and Composers 2012

Russia Moscow Int'l Chopin Competition for Young Pianists 2011

Scotland Glasgow Scottish International Piano Competition 2012

Serbia Novi Sad ¹ Int'l Isidor Bajic Piano Memorial Competition 2005

Novi Sad ² WPTA International Piano Competition 2012

Slovak Rep. Bratislava J.N. Hummel International Piano Competition 2009

South Africa Pretoria UNISA International Music Competitions 2010

Spain Barcelona Concours International Maria Canals de Barcelone 2007

Campillos Campillos International Piano Competition 2007

Ferrol Concurso Internacional de Piano 2011

Granada International Piano Competition María Herrero 2011

Jaén Concurso International de Piano Premio Jaén 2004

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Las Rozas ¹ Int’l Piano Competition Spanish Composers 2007

Las Rozas ² Antón García Abril Award

2015

Lleida Ricard Viñes International Piano Competition 2010

Madrid International Piano Competition Delia Steinberg 2007

Valencia Concurso Int’l de Piano de Valencia Premio Iturbi 2013

Switzerland Genève Concours de Genève

2007

Turkey Istanbul Int’l Piano Competition-Istanbul-Orchestra’Sion 2013

Ukraine Odessa Int'l Piano Competition in memory of Emil Gilels 2009

USA Albuquerque Olga Kern International Piano Competition 2015

Cedar Falls Midwest International Piano Competition 2015

Cincinnati Cincinnati World Piano Competition 2013

Cleveland Cleveland International Piano Competition 2007

Dallas Dallas International Piano Competition 2014

Fort Worth ¹ Van Cliburn International Piano Competition 2007

○ Fort Worth ² Cliburn Int’l Junior Piano Competition & Festival 2014

Hilton Head Hilton Head International Piano Competition 2005

○ Milwaukee PianoArts North Amer. Biennial Piano Comp. 2009

○ Minneapolis e-Piano Junior Competition

2004

New Orleans New Orleans Int’l Piano Competition 2008

○ New York ¹ New York Int’l Piano Competition 2008

New York ² Manhattan International Music Competition 2015

New York ³ New York Concert Artists (NYCA)

Worldwide Debut Audition 2014

○ Oberlin Thomas & Evon Cooper Int'l Competition 2006

Salt Lake City Gina Bachauer Int’l Artists Piano Competition 2006

San Jose San Jose International Piano Competition 2006

Tempe Bösendorfer & Yamaha USASU Int’l Piano Comp. 2007

Other organisations, academies and events, affiliated with AAF

Austria Graz Kunst Universität Graz (KUG) 2013

Croatia Split Piano Loop Festival

2015

Denmark Århus Gradus International Piano Festival 2015

Germany Freiburg International Piano Academy Freiburg (IPAF) 2013

Italy Eppan Piano Academy Eppan - A.B. Michelangeli Prize 2009

Japan Tokyo Showa Piano Art Academy

2014

○ : the competition focuses on (very) young pianists - age limit not higher than 22.

: apart from a main competition for the more adult pianists, the organisers also arrange

contests or divisions for younger pianists, with lower age limits. (They may be held

in the same time period, but may also occur separately or in alternating years, e.g.

Weimar, Hilton Head, Salt Lake City, Fort Worth.)

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ADDRESSES

AUSTRALIA – Canberra

www.aicpc.org.au

Australian International Chopin Piano Competition Tel.: (+61) 2 - 61255700

The

Australian National University

e-mail: info@aicpc.org.au

School of Music, Building 100, Piano Dept.

William Herbert Place, Canberra ACT 0200 ~ Australia

AUSTRALIA – Sydney

www.sydneypianocompetition.com.au

Sydney Int’l Piano Competition of Australia Tel.: (+61) 2 - 92413291

P.O.

Box R104

e-mail: info@sydneypianocompetition.com.au

Royal Exchange ~ Australia NSW 1225

AUSTRIA – Graz http://schubert.kug.ac.at

Int’l Competition Franz Schubert and Modern Music Tel.: (+43) 316 - 3891900

Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Graz (+43) 316 - 3891901

Leonhardstr.

15

e-mail: franz.schubert@kug.ac.at

A-8010 Graz ~ Austria

AUSTRIA – Oberschützen www.takacscompetition.org

International Jenö Takács Piano Competition for Young Pianists

Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Graz Tel.: (+43) 3353 - 6693-3120

Institut Oberschützen

Fax: (+43) 3353 - 6693-3121

Hauptplatz

8

e-mail: office@takacscompetition.org

A-7432 Oberschützen ~ Austria

AUSTRIA – Salzburg

www.uni-mozarteum.at/mozartwettbewerb

Internationaler Mozartwettbewerb Salzburg www.moz.ac.at/de/kunst/mowe/index.php

Universität Mozarteum Salzburg Tel.: (+43) 662 - 6198-2201, 6198-2202

Mirabellplatz 1 Fax: (+43) 662 - 6198-2039

A-5020 Salzburg ~ Austria e-mail: mozartwettbewerb@moz.ac.at

AUSTRIA – Vienna www.pianists.at

International Rosario Marciano Piano Competition Tel.: (+43) 1 - 9294027

Vienna International Pianists Fax: (+43) 1 - 9294027

Rauchfangkehrergasse 11/1/5

e-mail: vipacademy@utanet.at

A-1150 Vienna ~ Austria

BELGIUM – Brussels (1) www.qeimc.be

Queen Elisabeth International Music Competition of Belgium Tel.: (+32) 2 - 2134050

Rue aux Laines, 20

Fax: (+32) 2 - 5143297

B-1000

Brussels ~ Belgium

e-mail: info@qeimc.be

BELGIUM – Brussels (2) www.mercimaestro.be

Merci, Maestro! International Competition for Young Pianists

Mme. Nataliya Chepurenko

(mobile:) (+32) 496-488780

Avenue

Georges Henri, 257

e-mail: info@mercimaestro.be

B-1200 Brussels ~ Belgium

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BELGIUM – Kraainem www.cfipc.com

César Franck International Piano Competition Tel. (mobile:) (+32) 486-357997

G C De Lijsterbes

(+32) 465-408339, (+43) 699-17210063

Lijsterbessenbomenlaan 6

e-mail: office@cfipc.com

B-1950 Kraainem ~ Belgium cfipc.info@gmail.com

BELGIUM – Leuze-en-Hainaut www.ciad.be

Concours International André Dumortier Tel.: (+32) 69 - 669864

Avenue de la Résistance, 1 Fax: (+32) 69 - 665665

B-7900 Leuze-en-Hainaut ~ Belgium e-mail: info@ciad.be

BRAZIL – Rio de Janeiro www.concursopianorio.com

BNDES International Piano Competition Tel.: (+55) 21 - 2225-7492

Rua Marquesa de Santos 42 # 1702

e-mail: cip.rio@br.inter.net

22221-080 Rio de Janeiro - RJ ~ Brazil

BULGARIA – Shumen (*) www.fondvlad.com

Pancho Vladigerov International Music Competition Tel.: (+359) 54 - 800388

Pancho Vladigerov Foundation (mobile:) (+359) 884-207894, 887-748284

152, Tsar Osvoboditel Str. e-mail: office@fondvlad.com

BG-9700 Shumen ~ Bulgaria

fondation.vladigerov@hotmail.com

*: no separate page in this catalogue

CANADA – Calgary www.honens.com

Honens Piano Festival and Competition Tel.: (+1) 403 - 299-0130

888 Tenth Street SW (toll free within North America:) 1-800-249-7574

Calgary, Alberta ~ Canada T2P 2X1 (+44) 20 - 3411-9697, (+49) 451 - 3982963

F ax: (+1) 403 - 299-0137

e-mail:

info@honens.com

CANADA – Montreal

www.concoursmontreal.ca

Concours Musical Int'l de Montréal Tel.: (+1) 514 - 845-4108

305, Mount-Royal Avenue East (toll free from America:) 1-877-377-7951

Montréal (Québec) ~ Canada H2T 1P8 Fax: (+1) 514 - 845-8241

e-mail:

info@concoursmontreal.ca

dbarghout@concoursmontreal.ca

CANADA – Toronto

www.cccpianocompetitions.org

Toronto International Piano Competition

www.ipianotoronto.ca

Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto Tel.: (+1) 416 - 292-9293, ext. 229

5183

Sheppard Avenue East

e-mail: info@ipianotoronto.ca

Toronto (Ontario) ~ Canada M1B 5Z5

cccpianocompetition@gmail.com

CHINA – Shenzhen www.csipcc.com.cn

China Shenzhen Int’l Piano Concerto Competition Tel.: (+86) 755 - 82535441

Shenzhen Arts School

Fax: (+86) 755 - 23824941

No. 3930, Nanshan Avenue, Nanshan District

e-mail: info@csipcc.com.cn

Shenzhen 518028 ~ P.R. China

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CHINA – Xiamen

www.cipc.fj.cn/cipc/index_en.html

China International Piano Competition (Xiamen) Tel.: (+86) 592 - 2025125, 2020127

No. 95 Tiyu Road

Fax: (+86) 592 - 2025200

Xiamen

361012 ~ P.R. China

e-mail: whjhdb@xm.gov.cn

CHINA – Zhuhai

www.zhmozart.org

Zhuhai Int’l Mozart Competition for Young Musicians Tel.: (+86) 756 - 8816577

Hongshan Road No. 165

Fax: (+86) 756 - 8816579

Xiangzhou

District

e-mail: info@zhmozart.org

Zhuhai 519070, Guangdong ~ P.R. China

Zhuhai Int’l Mozart Competition for Young Musicians

Universität Mozarteum Salzburg Tel. (mobile): (+43) 676-88122427

Mirabellplatz

1

e-mail: zhmozart@moz.ac.at

A-5020 Salzburg ~ Austria

CROATIA – Karlovac

www.karlovacpianofestival.com/competition.html

Karlovac International Piano Competition Tel.: (+1) 786 - 5970430

Karlovac Piano Festival

(+385) 47 - 615161

1701 NW 92nd Way (+385) 95 - 8491445 (only between July 5-20, 2016)

Coral Springs, FL 33071 ~ U.S.A.

e-mail: silvijevidovic@yahoo.com

karlovacpianofestival@gmail.com

CROATIA – Split

Piano Loop Festival

Udruga Piano Projekt

Put Meja 4

HR-21000 Split ~ Croatia

CROATIA – Zagreb

International Competition Young Virtuoso

Glazbena š kola Pavla Markovca

Trg žrtava faš izma 9

HR-10000 Zagreb ~ Croatia

www.pianoprojekt.hr

Tel. (mobile): (+385) 91-5977164

e-mail: piano.projekt@gmail.com

www.mladivirtuozi.org

www.glazbena-skola-pavla-markovca.hr

Tel.: (+385) 1 - 4552590

Fax: (+385) 1 - 4552858

e-mail: mladivirtuozi@gmail.com

pavla.markovca@zg.t-com.hr

CZECH Rep. – Plzeň

www.piano-competition.com

Smetana International Piano Competition Tel.: (+420) 603-526586

Konzervator Plzen ˇ

Fax: (+420) 377 - 223800

Kopeckého sady 10

e-mail: secretariat@piano-competition.com

CZ-30100 Plzen ˇ ~ Czech Rep.

DENMARK – Århus www.pianocompetition.dk

Aarhus International Piano Competition Tel.: (+45) 60438205

Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus (+45) 26137695

Skovgaardsgade 2 C (+45) 22482236

DK-8000 Århus C ~ Denmark

e-mail: info@pianocompetition.dk

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DENMARK – Århus

Gradus International Piano Festival

Klaverskolen Gradus

Tilst Skolevej 28

DK-8381 Tilst ~ Denmark

www.klaverskolen-gradus.com

Tel.: (+45) 26214488

e-mail: martinlysholm@hotmail.com

ENGLAND – Hastings

www.hastingsconcertocompetition.co.uk

Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition Tel.: (+44) 1424 - 814152

Hastings Musical Festival

e-mail: info@hastingsconcertocompetition.co.uk

White Rock Theatre, White Rock

Hastings, East Sussex TN34 1JX ~ England

ENGLAND – Leeds (*) www.leedspiano.com

Leeds International Piano Competition Tel.: (+44) 113 - 2446586

Piano Competition Office

e-mail: pianocompetition@leeds.ac.uk

University of Leeds

169A Woodhouse Lane

Leeds LS2 9JT ~ England

*: no separate page in this catalogue

ENGLAND – Manchester

www.rncm.ac.uk/jmipc

RNCM James Mottram International Piano Competition Tel.: (+44) 161 - 9075339

Royal Northern College of Music

Fax: (+44) 161 - 2737611

Matt Whitham - Festivals Coordinator

e-mail: jmipc@rncm.ac.uk

124 Oxford Road

Manchester M13 9RD ~ England

ENGLAND – Newcastle upon Tyne

www.ypn-competition.org

Young Pianist of the North International Competition Tel.: (+44) 191 - 2535597

3 Seatonville Crescent e-mail: info@ypn-competition.org

Whitley Bay

Tyne and Wear NE25 8TQ ~ England

ENGLAND – Windsor

www.windsorinternationalpianocompetition.com

Windsor International Piano Competition Tel.: (+44) 1753 - 856501

203 Clarence Road

Windsor, Berkshire SL4 5AN ~ England

(+44) 800 - 6226920 (free within UK)

windsorpianoschool@googlemail.com

ENGLAND – Worthing (*) www.sussexipc.co.uk

Sussex International Piano Competition Tel.: (+44) 7899074357

The

Administrator

e-mail: tjc3sipc2015@gmail.com

30 Guildford Road

Worthing, West Sussex BN14 7LL ~ England

*: no separate page in this catalogue

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FINLAND – Helsinki

www.majlindcompetition.fi

Helsinki Int’l Maj Lind Piano Competition Tel.: (+358) 40 - 7104368

Sibelius

Academy

e-mail: terhi.luukkonen@uniarts.fi

P.O. Box 38

FI-00097 Uniarts ~ Finland

FRANCE – Aix-en-Provence (*)

www.musiquesechanges.com

Concours International des Nuits Pianistiques

Association Musiques Echanges

e-mail: contact@musiquesechanges.com

680, chemin de la Tubasse

F-13540 Puyricard ~ France

*: no separate page in this catalogue

FRANCE – Chatou

www.concours-piano-chatou.com

Concours Int'l de Piano de Chatou "Cécile Edel-Latos" Tel.: (+33) 1 - 30802912

12, Vergers de la Ranchère

Fax: (+33) 1 - 30802912

F-78860 Saint-Nom-la-Bretèche ~ France e-mail: edel-latos@wanadoo.fr

FRANCE – Lyon www.gpipl.fr

Concours International de Piano de Lyon Tel.: (+33) 4 - 72091001

29, rue Jules Massenet

(mobile:) (+33) 6-33973470

F-69320

Feyzin ~ France

e-mail: gpipl@gpipl.fr

FRANCE – Maisons-Laffitte

Concours International de Piano d'Ile de France

Opus Yvelines

BP 70003

F-78600 Maisons-Laffitte Cedex ~ France

www.concoursdepiano.com

e-mail: opusyvelines@gmail.com

FRANCE – Orléans www.oci-piano.com

Concours International de Piano d’Orléans Tel.: (+33) 2 - 38628922

Orléans Concours International

Fax: (+33) 2 - 38628922

46 ter , rue Sainte-Catherine

e-mail:

oci.piano@wanadoo.fr

F-45000 Orléans ~ France

FRANCE – Paris (1) www.animato.org

Grand Prix Animato

Tel.: (+33) 1 - 45559392

Prof. Marian Rybicki

(mobile:) (+33) 6-03491228

65, Quai Branly

Fax: (+33) 1 - 45559392

F-75007

Paris ~ France

e-mail: m.rybicki@club-internet.fr

FRANCE – Paris (2) www.concours-poulenc.org

Concours International de Piano "Francis Poulenc" (mobile:) (+33) 6 - 07722832

179, rue de Courcelles

(+33) 6 - 61168355

F-75017

Paris ~ France

e-mail: l-guy@wanadoo.fr

info@concours-poulenc.org

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FRANCE – Pontoise

Piano Campus – Journées Internationales de Piano www.piano-campus.com

B.P. 30012 Pontoise

Tel.: (+33) 1 - 34351853

F-95301 Cergy-Pontoise Cedex ~ France e-mail: infos@piano-campus.com

FRANCE – Valence www.concours-piano-llacuna.fr

Concours International de Piano "Teresa Llacuna" Tel.: (+33) 4 - 75550306

27,

rue Marius Villard

e-mail: ciptl.candidatures@hotmail.fr

F-26000 Valence ~ France contact@concours-piano-llacuna.fr

GEORGIA – Tbilisi

www.tbilisipiano.org.ge

Tbilisi International Piano Competition Tel.: (+995) 32 - 2922446, 2922447

The V. Sarajishvili Tbilisi State Conservatoire Great Hall Fax: (+995) 32 - 2922447

8, Griboedov St.

e-mail:

classica@classica.ge

Tbilisi 0108 ~ Georgia

GERMANY – Aachen (1)

www.mozarte-aachen.com

MozARTè Int’l Piano Competition Aachen (mobile:) (+49) 151-22970584

AmadèO e.V. / Künstlervermittlung Koltun e-mail: info@mozarte-aachen.com

Beethovenstrasse 16

D-52064 Aachen ~ Germany

GERMANY – Aachen (2)

www.clavicologne-nrw.com/en

Clavicologne NRW International Piano Competition Tel.: (+49) 221 - 39757671

E CCA GmbH

(mobile:) (+49) 151-40781989

Reinoldstr. 6

e-mail: culture@europcca.com

D-50676 Köln ~ Germany

GERMANY – Bonn

www.telekom-beethoven-competition.de

International Telekom Beethoven Competition Bonn Tel.: (+49) 228 - 18111181

c/o Beethovenfest Bonn

Fax: (+49) 228 - 18111182

Kurt-Schumacher-Str. 3

e-mail: info@telekom-beethoven-competition.de

D-53113 Bonn ~ Germany

GERMANY – Bremen

www.ekw-bremen.de

Europäischer Klavierwettbewerb Bremen Tel.: (+49) 4296 - 748608

Aschwardener Str. 7

Fax: (+49) 4296 - 748607

D-28790 Schwanewede ~ Germany e-mail: info@ekw-bremen.de

GERMANY – Darmstadt

www.chopin-gesellschaft.de

Internationaler Chopin Klavierwettbewerb Tel.: (+49) 6155 - 7952606

Chopin-Gesellschaft in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland e.V. (+49) 6151 - 54988

John-F.-Kennedy-Haus

e-mail: wettbewerb@chopin-gesellschaft.de

Kasinostr. 3

jillrabenau@chopin-gesellschaft.de

D-64293 Darmstadt ~ Germany

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GERMANY – Dortmund

www.schubert-wettbewerb.de

International Schubert Competition Dortmund Tel.: (+49) 231 - 103836

P.O.

Box 500209

e-mail: info@schubert-wettbewerb.de

D-44202 Dortmund ~ Germany birgit.goergner@schubert-wettbewerb.de

GERMANY – Düsseldorf

www.schumann-competition.com

International Robert Schumann Competition for Young Pianists

Robert Schumann Hochschule, Düsseldorf Tel.: (+49) 211 - 49180

Fischerstr.

110

e-mail: contact@schumann-competition.com

D-40476 Düsseldorf ~ Germany

GERMANY – Ettlingen

www.pianocompetition.org

Ettlingen Int'l Competition for Young Pianists Tel.: (+49) 7243 - 101311, 101448

Musikschule der Stadt Ettlingen

Fax: (+49) 7243 - 101436

Pforzheimer

Str. 25

e-mail: info@pianocompetition.org

D-76275 Ettlingen ~ Germany

GERMANY – Frankfurt www.ipf-frankfurt.com

International German Piano Award Tel.: (+49) 69 - 97176-123, 97176-161

International Piano Forum Frankfurt Fax: (+49) 69 - 97176-370

Wiesenau

1

e-mail: m.maleki@ipf-frankfurt.com

D-60323 Frankfurt am Main ~ Germany s.dettmar@ipf-frankfurt.com

GERMANY – Freiburg

www.internationalpianoacademy.org

International Piano Academy Freiburg Tel.: (+49) 7664 - 617418

IKAF Festival Büro Frei burg – Irmgard Preisinger

Brandhof 6

e-mail: irmgard.preisinger@t-online.de

D-79227 Schallstadt ~ Germany info@internationalpianoacademy.org

GERMANY – Geilenkirchen

Euregio Piano Award

Künstlervermittlung Koltun

Beethovenstrasse 16

D-52064 Aachen ~ Germany

www.euregiopianoaward.com

mobile: (+49) 151-22970584

e-mail: info@euregiopianoaward.com

GERMANY – Königs Wusterhausen

www.youngpianostars.org

Young Piano Stars International Piano Competition Tel.: (+49) 511 - 6067686

Albert

Mamriev

e-mail: piano@albertmamriev.com

Buchholzer Str. 23

D-30629 Hannover ~ Germany

GERMANY – Meiningen

www.buelow-wettbewerb-meiningen.de

Internationaler Klavierwettbewerb Hans von Bülow Tel.: (+49) 3672 - 477940

Internationale Hans von Bülow Gesellschaft e.V. (mobile:) (+49) 172-3534877

c/o Meininger Museen, PF 100 554 e-mail: info@buelow-wettbewerb-meiningen.de

D-98605 Meiningen ~ Germany

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GERMANY – Munich

www.ard-musikwettbewerb.de

ARD International Music Competition Munich Tel.: (+49) 89 - 590042471

Bayerischer Rundfunk

Fax.: (+49) 89 - 590023573

Rundfunkplatz

1

e-mail: ard.musikwettbewerb@br.de

D-80335 München ~ Germany

GERMANY – Schlitz www.pianale.com

PIANALE International Piano Academy & Competition www.pianale-junior.com

PIANALE GmbH

Tel.: (+49) 661 - 94250407

Am Eichwald 1

Fax:( +49) 661 - 9426287

D-36043

Fulda ~ Germany

e-mail: academy@pianale.com

GERMANY – Troisdorf

www.ifbmat.de

Internationaler Jugend Pianisten Wettbewerb Tel.: (+49) 2241 - 208980

Internationale freie Brahms Musikakademie UG (mobile:) (+49) 176-22735636

Hofgartenstrasse

17

e-mail: info@ifbmat.de

D-53840 Troisdorf ~ Germany info@jiawangpiano.com

GERMANY – Weimar (& Bayreuth)

www.hfm-weimar.de/liszt

International Franz Liszt Piano Competition Tel.: (+49) 3643 - 555150

Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt Weimar Fax: (+49) 3643 - 555170

Postfach

2552

e-mail: liszt-wettbewerb@hfm-weimar.de

D-99406 Weimar ~ Germany liszt-junior-wettbewerb@hfm-weimar.de

GERMANY – Wernigerode

www.neuesterne.org

Neue Sterne International Piano Competition Tel.: (+49) 511 - 6067686

Albert

Mamriev

e-mail: piano@albertmamriev.com

Buchholzer Str. 23

D-30629 Hannover ~ Germany

GERMANY – Würzburg

www.bach-competition.de

International Piano Competition J.S. Bach Tel.: (+49) 681 - 893186, 52764

Prof. Inge Rosar

Fax: (+49) 681 - 5897462

Höhenweg

197

e-mail: info@bach-competition.de

D-66133 Saarbrücken ~ Germany

GERMANY – Zwickau

www.schumann-zwickau.de

International Robert Schumann Competition Tel.: (+49) 375 - 834130

Stadtverwaltung Zwickau - Kulturamt Fax: (+49) 375 - 834141

PF 200933

e-mail: kulturbuero@zwickau.de

D-08009 Zwickau ~ Germany kulturamt@zwickau.de

GREECE – Thessaloniki www.thymiscompetition.gr

Giorgos Thymis International Piano Competition Tel.: (+30) 2310 - 224722

33

Platonos Str.

e-mail: info@thymiscompetition.gr

GR-54631 Thessaloniki ~ Greece

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HONG KONG

www.chopinsocietyhk.org

Hong Kong Int’l Piano Competition Tel.: (+852) 28683387, 28683325

The Chopin Society of Hong Kong Ltd. (mobile:) (+852) 90271429

Room 206A, 2 nd Floor, St. George's Building Fax: (+852) 28683325, 28681994

No. 2, Ice House Street, Central

e-mail: afreris@netvigator.com

Hong Kong

info@chopinsocietyhk.org

HUNGARY – Budapest

www.musiccompetitionbudapest.com

International Music Competition Budapest Tel.: (+36) 1 - 3024961

Philharmonia Hungary Concert Agency Fax: (+36) 1 - 3024962, 2664962

Páva

u. 10-12

e-mail: competition@filharmonia.hu

H-1094 Budapest ~ Hungary maria.liszkay@filharmonia.hu

IRELAND – Dublin www.dipc.ie

Dublin International Piano Competition Tel.: (+353) 1 - 2721523

P.O. Box 71

Fax: (+353) 1 - 2721508

An

Post

e-mail: info@dipc.ie

Bray, Co. Wicklow ~ Ireland

ISRAEL – Tel Aviv www.arims.org.il

The Arthur Rubinstein Int’l Piano Master Competition Tel.: (+972) 3 - 6856684

12 Huberman St.

Fax: (+972) 3 - 6854924

Tel Aviv, IL-64075-10 ~ Israel

e-mail: competition@arims.org.il

ITALY – Acquaviva delle Fonti

www.gliamicidigiovanni.it

Concorso Pianistico Internazionale "Città di Acquaviva delle Fonti"

Assoc. Cult. Mus. "Centro Studi Giovanni Colafemmina" Tel.: (+39) 080 - 758830

Via Don Cesaro Franco, n.6/v (+39) 349-4790262, 335-1406658, 349-4775799

I-70021 Acquaviva delle Fonti (Bari) ~ Italy e-mail: mauriziomatarrese@libero.it

ITALY – Bolzano

www.concorsobusoni.it

International Piano Competition "Ferruccio Busoni" Tel.: (+39) 0471 - 976568

"Ferruccio Busoni" International Piano Competition Foundation

Piazza Domenicani, 25

Fax: (+39) 0471 - 326127

I-39100

Bolzano ~ Italy

e-mail: info@concorsobusoni.it

ITALY – Cantù

International Piano and Orchestra Competition

"Citta di Cantù"

Nuova Scuola di Musica di Ca ntù

Via Pontida, 5

I-22063

Cantù (CO) ~ Italy

www.cantupianocompetition.com

www.scuoladimusica.it

Tel.: (+39) 031 - 706418

mobile: (+39) 335-7041043

Fax: (+39) 031 - 706418

e-mail: info@scuoladimusica.it

ITALY – Cento

www.associazionealessio.com

Concorso Pianistico Internazionale "Roberta Gallinari" (mobile:) (+39) 347-3845447

Associazione

Alessio

e-mail: info@associazionealessio.com

Via SS.ma Trinità, 4

I-40066 Pieve di Cento (BO) ~ Italy

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ITALY – Eppan www.pianoacademy-eppan.com

Piano Academy Eppan - A.B. Michelangeli Prize Tel.: (+39) 0471 - 667566

Lanserhaus Fax: (+39) 0471 - 665739

Johann Georg Plazer Str. 24

e-mail: info@pianoacademy-eppan.com

I-39057 St. Michael EPPAN ~ Italy junior@pianoacademy-eppan.com

ITALY – Finale Ligure

www.concorsopalmadoro.com

Concorso Internazionale di Musica da Camera "Palma d'oro" Tel.: (+39) 019 - 680277

Via Brunenghi, 21 mobile: (+39) 349-5280441, 346-5151641

I-17024 Finale Ligure (SV) ~ Italy Fax: (+39) 019 - 680404, 693475

e-mail:

palmadoro@gmail.com

ITALY – Lovere www.pianofriends.eu

Tadini International Music Competition mobile: (+39) 342-3565752

A ssociazione Pianofriends

(+39) 339-6817900

Via

Giovanni Ricordi, 13

e-mail: info@pianofriends.eu

I-20131 Milano ~ Italy pianofriends@yahoo.it

ITALY – Massarosa

www.associazionemusicalemassarosa.eu

Concorso Pianistico Internazionale "Massarosa" (mobile:) (+39) 347-6128959

Associazione

Musicale Massarosa

e-mail: 858790@tiscali.it

c/o Antonella Moscardini

info@associazionemusicalemassarosa.eu

Via Casavecchia, 388/C

I-55054 Bozzano - Massarosa (LU) ~ Italy

ITALY – Milano (1)

www.pianofriends.eu

International Competition "Piano Talents" Tel. (mobile): (+39) 342-3565752

Associazione

Pianofriends

e-mail: info@pianofriends.eu

Via Giovanni Ricordi, 13

ptconcorso@pianofriends.eu

I-20131 Milano ~ Italy

ITALY – Milano (2)

www.pianoloversover40.com

Concorso Internazionale per Pianisti non professionisti over 40

Piano Lovers Associazione Culturale Tel.: (+39) 045 - 2370043

SixDegrees

(mobile): (+39) 342-0730803

Via

Biondella, 1a

e-mail: info@pianoloversover40.com

I-37131 Verona ~ Italy

segreteria@pianoloversover40.com

ITALY – Monza

www.concorsosalagallo.it

International Piano Competition Rina Sala Gallo Tel.: (+39) 039 - 2313326

Associazione Musicale Monza

Fax: (+39) 039 - 2313326

Via Frisi, 23 e-mail:

info@concorsosalagallo.it

I-20900 Monza (MB) ~ Italy

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ITALY – Novara

www.amicimusicacocito.it

Giuseppe Martucci International Prize Competition (mobile:) (+39) 340-5411618

Associazione Amici della Musica "Vittorio Cocito" e-mail: info@amicimusicacocito.it

Via Fratelli Rosselli, 47

I-28100 Novara ~ Italy

ITALY – Osimo

www.nuovacoppapianisti.com

Concorso Nuova Coppa Pian isti

Tel.: (+39) 071 - 7249271

Associazione Musicale “Polo Music” Free phone number: (+39) 800-228800

Via Marco Polo, 42

Fax: (+39) 071 - 716888

I-60027 Osimo (AN) ~ Italy e-mail: info@polomusicmanagement.com

p amela.pinto@libero.it, upr.nuovacoppapianisti@gmail.com

ITALY – Rome www.chopinroma.it

Concorso Pianistico Internazionale 'Roma' Tel.: (+39) 06 - 5073889

Associazione Culturale "Fryderyk Chopin" Fax: (+39) 06 - 5073889

Via

Pierfranco Bonetti, 88/90

e-mail: info@chopinroma.it

I–00128 Roma ~ Italy

ITALY – Sacile www.pianofvg.eu

Piano | FVG International Piano Competition Tel.: (+39) 0434 - 651577

Istituto di Musica della Pedemontana (mobile:) (+39) 392-3293266

Viale S. Giorgio, 3

(+39) 338-4264505

I-33081

Aviano (PN) ~ Italy

e-mail: info@pianofvg.eu

competition@pianofvg.eu, office@pianofvg.eu

ITALY – Salerno www.ctavietri.it

International Piano Competition "Amalfi Coast" Tel.: (+39) 089 - 211285

"Antonio Napolitano" Piano Prize (mobile:) (+39) 329-4158640, 335-7508682

CTA di Vietri sul Mare

Fax: (+39) 089 - 211285

Piazza

Matteotti, snc

e-mail: info@ctavietri.it

I-84019 Vietri sul Mare (SA) ~ Italy ctavietrisulmare@hotmail.it, ctavietri@libero.it

ITALY – San Donà di Piave

www.pianoconcorsosandona.jimdo.com

Concorso Pianisticp Internazionale "Città di San Donà di Piave"

Associazione Culturale "C. Debussy" (mobile:) (+39) 347-7983032

Via

Perugia, 37

e-mail: concorsosandona@gmail.com

I-30027 San Donà di Piave (Venezia) ~ Italy

ITALY – Sansepolcro www.fidapaaltavalledeltevere.com/concorso-pianistico

Concorso "Maria Giubilei" Tel.: (+39) 0575 - 741065, 734568

Amici della Musica di BorgoSansepolcro (mobile:) (+39) 333-6468843

Paola Baschetti

Fax : (+39) 0575 - 742209

Via della Castellina, 19

e-mail: amicidellamusica1@gmail.com

I-52037 Sansepolcro (AR) ~ Italy info@fidapaaltavalledeltevere.com

paolabaschetti@gmail.com

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ITALY – Seregno

www.concorsopozzoli.com

International Piano Competition Ettore Pozzoli Tel.: (+39) 0362 - 222914

Concorso Pianistico Internazionale "Il Pozzolino" Fax: (+39) 0362 - 222914

Piazza Martiri della Libertà, 1

e-mail: staff@concorsopozzoli.it

I-20831 Seregno (MB) ~ Italy

ITALY – Taranto

www.amicidellamusicataranto.it/concorso

Concorso Pianistico Internazionale 'Arcangelo Speranza' Tel.: (+39) 099 - 7303972

Associazione onlus Amici della Musica (mobile:) (+39) 338-8627146

Via Toscana, 22A

Fax: (+39) 099 - 7303972

I-74121

Taranto ~ Italy

e-mail: concsperanza@interfree.it

info@amicidellamusicataranto.it

ITALY – Val Tidone

www.valtidone-competitions.com

Val Tidone International Music Competitions Tel.: (+39) 0385 - 245798

“Premio Silvio Bengalli”

(mobile:) (+39) 339-7778369

Associazione Culturale Tetracordo

Fax: (+39) 0385 - 830217

Regione Casa Berni, 3

e-mail: info@valtidone-competitions.com

I-27049 Stradella (PV) ~ Italy info@tetracordo.com, livio.bollani@gmail.com

ITALY – Varallo

www.valsesiamusica.com

Concorso Internazionale Valsesia Musica Tel.: (+39) 0163 - 560020

Associazione Culturale Valsesia Musica

e-mail: info@valsesiamusica.com

Corso Roma, 35 - C.P. 40

I-13019 Varallo (VC) ~ Italy

ITALY – Verona

www.concorsopianisticoverona.com

Concorso Internazionale Pianistico "Città di Verona" (mobile:) (+39) 346-2204542

Associazione Musicale Liszt 2011

e-mail: robertopegoraropf@gmail.com

Via del Perlar, 4/a

veronapianocompetition@gmail.com

I-37024 Negrar (Verona) ~ Italy

JAPAN – Hamamatsu www.hipic.jp

Hamamatsu International Piano Competition Tel.: (+81) 53 - 4511148

111-1 Itayamachi, Naka-ku

Fax: (+81) 53 - 4511123

Hamamatsu, Shizuoka 430-7790 ~ Japan

e-mail: info@hipic.jp

JAPAN – Sendai www.simc.jp

Sendai International Music Competition Tel.: (+81) 22 - 7271872

3-27-5, Asahigaoka, Aoba-ku

Fax: (+81) 22 - 7271873

Sendai

City 981-0904 ~ Japan

e-mail: info@simc.jp

JAPAN – Takamatsu www.tipc.jp

Takamatsu International Piano Competition Tel.: (+81) 87 - 8125583

3F, 4-12 Kameicho

Fax: (+81) 87 - 8125584

Takamatsu,

Kagawa 760-0050 ~ Japan

e-mail: info@tipc.jp

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JAPAN – Tokyo (1)

www.piano.or.jp/english

PTNA Piano Competition for Promising Pianists Tel.: (+81) 3 - 39442481

Piano Teachers’ National Association of Japan Fax: (+81) 3 - 39442482

1-15-1

Sugamo, Toshima-ku

e-mail: oversea@piano.or.jp

Tokyo 170-8458 ~ Japan

JAPAN – Tokyo (2)

www.chopin-asia.com

International Chopin Piano Competition in Asia Tel.: (+81) 3 - 34019765

Suite #406, 1-26-13 Minamiaoyama

Fax: (+81) 3 - 34017674

Minato-ku

e-mail: education@imc-music.net

Tokyo 107-0062 ~ Japan

KAZAKHSTAN – Astana (*)

www.astana-app.kz

Int´l Festival of Classical Music and Competition for Young Pianists

"Astana Piano Passion" T el.: (+7) 7172 - 403552

10/1 Orynbor Street

(+7) 7172 - 279581

Yesil District

(+7) 707-8564897

Astana

010000 ~ Kazakhstan

e-mail: info@astana-app.kz

*: no separate page in this catalogue

KOREA – Seoul www.gawonaward.com

Gawon International Piano Competition Tel.: (+82) 2 - 379-5698

Sambo Hills 102

Fax: (+82) 2 - 379-5699

Pyoungchang

12 Gil, 8-21

e-mail: hanoksoo11@gmail.com

Jongno-gu

Seoul 03009 ~ South Korea

KOREA – Tongyeong

www.isangyuncompetition.org

Isang Yun Competition

Tel.: (+82) 55 - 6500400

Tongyeong

Concert Hall

Fax: (+82) 55 - 6449368

38 Keunbalgae 1-gil

e-mail:

pianocompetition@timf.org

Tongyeong-si

Gyeongsangnam-do 53079 ~ South Korea

LATVIA – Riga www.rigapiano.info

Riga International Competition for Young Pianists Tel.: (mobile:) (+371) 29739858

Pulkveza

Brieza 8-17

e-mail: rigapiano@gmail.com

LV-1010 Riga ~ Latvia

LITHUANIA – Druskininkai

www.musicwithoutlimits.lt

International Competition-Festival "Music without Limits"

Grazina Beleckiene

(mobile:) (+370) 68567621, 68214302

A.

Smetonos St. 23C-3

e-mail: info@musicwithoutlimits.lt

LT-53189 Panevezys ~ Lithuania

v.vitaite@yahoo.com

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LITHUANIA – Vilnius

www.ipmc.lt

International Piano Competition Stasys Vainiunas Tel.: (+370) 5 - 2506118

PI “Natu Knygynas” - Company code 125818312 (mobile:) (+370) 6-7707044

Totorių 20

e-mail: info@ipmc.lt

LT-01121 Vilnius ~ Lithuania

MALTA

www.maltafest.eu

Malta International Music Festival - Competition Tel.: (+356) 77727222

Mediterranean Cultural Foundation for Music

e-mail: info@maltafest.eu

Flat 7, Block A1, Triq id-Duluri

Pieta ~ Malta

MEXICO – Monterrey

www.parnassos.com.mx

Concurso Internacional de Piano "Parnassós" Tel.: (+52) 81 - 83569633

Amazonas 300 Pte. Col. del Valle

Fax: (+52) 81 - 83569633

San

Pedro G. García

e-mail: parnassos@intercable.net

Nuevo León C.P. 66220 ~ Mexico

MOROCCO – Rabat

www.concours-lalla-meryem.ma

Concours International de Piano Son Altesse Royale la Princesse Lalla Meryem

Association "Les Amitiés Musicales" Tel.: (+212) 660 - 711030, 665-218332

A venue Mohammed VI

Fax: (+212) 537 - 752241

6,

rue Beni Bouayache

e-mail: amitiesmusicales@yahoo.fr

10170 Souissi Rabat ~ Morocco concours.lalla.meryem@gmail.com

The NETHERLANDS – Enschede

www.pianocompetition.com

Int’l Piano Competition for Young Musicians Tel.: (+31) 53 - 4344540

Gronausestraat 142

Fax: (+31) 53 - 4344540

NL-7533 BR Enschede ~ The Netherlands e-mail: info@pianocompetition.com

The

NETHERLANDS – Utrecht

www.liszt.nl

International Franz Liszt Piano Competition Tel.: (+31) 30 - 6966144, 6966145

P.O.

Box 494

e-mail: info@liszt.nl

NL-3500 AL Utrecht ~ The Netherlands

NEW ZEALAND – Kerikeri

Kerikeri International Piano Competition

P.O. Box 269

Kaikohe 0440 ~ New Zealand

www.kipc.org.nz

e-mail: info@kipc.org.nz

NORWAY – Bergen

www.griegcompetition.com

International Edvard Grieg Piano Competition Tel.: (+47) 55 - 922992

Edvard Grieg Museum, Troldhaugen

Fax: (+47) 55 - 922993

Troldhaugveien

65

e-mail: info@griegcompetition.com

N-5232 Paradis (Bergen) ~ Norway

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NORWAY – Tromsø www.topoftheworld.no

Top of the World Int'l Piano Competition (mobile:) (+47) 913-86278

c/o Prof. Tori Stødle

e-mail: tori@topoftheworld.no

P.O. Box 1295, N-9263 Tromsø ~ Norway

PANAMA – Panama

www.concursopanama.com

International Piano Competition Panama City Tel.: (+507) 66125206

Fundación Concursos Internacionales Panamá (+507) 66122696, 66127198

Edificio Costa del Mar, 9A – Marbella (Bella Vista) Fax: (+507) 2266552

Panamá ~ Rep. of Panamá

e-mail: concursointer.panama@gmail.com

POLAND – Bydgoszcz

www.paderewskicompetition.pl

International Paderewski Piano Competition Tel.: (+48) 52 - 3270291

ul. Ks. Piotra Skargi 7

Fax: (+48) 52 - 3270291

PL-85-018 Bydgoszcz ~ Poland

e-mail: info@paderewskicompetition.pl

POLAND – Gdansk ´

http://ibpc.amuz.gda.pl

International Baltic Piano Competition Tel.: (+48) 58 - 3009257

Akademia Muzyczna im. St. Moniuszki Fax: (+48) 58 - 3009210

Piano

Department

e-mail: balticpiano@amuz.gda.pl

ul. Lakowa 1-2, PL-80-743 Gdansk ´ ~ Poland

POLAND – Kielce www.muzyczna.kielce.pl

Moritz Moszkowski International Piano Competition Tel.: (+48) 41 - 3426017

The Ludomir Rózycki ˙ State Music School Fax: (+48) 41 - 3426017

ul.

Wojewódzka 12

e-mail: sekretariat@muzyczna.kielce.pl

PL-25-536 Kielce ~ Poland

moszkowski.kielce@gmail.com

POLAND – Poznan ´

www.europianocomp.pl

International Piano Competition Halina Czerny-Stefanska ´ in memoriam

Akademia Muzyczna im. I.J. Paderewskiego Tel.: (+48) 61 - 8568912

B iuro Konkursu Pianistycznego

e-mail: alicja.kledzik@wp.pl

ul. Swiety ´ Marcin 87

info@europianocomp.pl

PL-61-808 Poznan ´ ~ Poland

POLAND – Rzeszów

www.pianocompetition.rzeszow.pl

International Subcarpathian Chopin Competition for Young Pianists

Wojciech Kilar Music School Complex No 2 Tel.: (+48) 17 - 7482990

Sobieskiego str. 15

(mobile:) (+48) 508-269407

PL-35-002 Rzeszów ~ Poland

Fax: (+48) 17 - 7482996

e-mail:

sekretariat@zsm2.resman.pl

globodzinski@poczta.onet.pl

POLAND – Szafarnia

www.szafarnia.art.pl

Int'l Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition for Children and Youth

Chopin Centre in Szafarnia Tel.: (+48) 56 - 6827930, 668-494325

Os ´ rodek Chopinowski w Szafarni

Fax: (+48) 56 - 6827930

Szafarnia 1, PL-87-404 Radomin ~ Poland e-mail: konkurs@szafarnia.art.pl

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POLAND – Warsaw (1) www.konkurs.chopin.pl

Int’l Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition Tel.: (+48) 22 - 4416100, 4416162, -164

Fryderyk Chopin Institute

Fax: (+48) 22 - 4416113

ul.

Tamka 43

e-mail: nifc@nifc.pl

PL-00-355 Warszawa ~ Poland

konkurs@nifc.pl

POLAND – Warsaw (2)

www.cochranpianocompetition.com

International Cochran Piano Competition Tel. (mobile:) (+48) 607-297655

InfiniteARTS Productions – Jakub Fiebig

(+48) 791-992294

Grzybowska

5/603

e-mail: competition@juliancochran.org

PL-00-132 Warszawa ~ Poland

PORTUGAL – Porto

www.scecilia-competition.com

Santa Cecilia International Competition Tel.: (+351) 22 - 6002150

Curso de Música Silva Monteiro (CMSM) e-mail: piano@scecilia-competition.com

Rua Guerra Junqueiro, 455

4150-389 Porto ~ Portugal

ROUMANIA – Bucharest

www.festivalenescu.ro/en/contest

Int’l Competition George Enescu

Tel.: (+40) 21 - 3178081

ARTEXIM

Fax: (+40) 21 - 3110200

Cal. Victoriei nr.155 bl. D1, sc. 8, et. 2, sector 1 e-mail: artexim@rdslink.ro

010073 Bucharest ~ Roumania office@artexim.ro

ROUMANIA – Sibiu

www.filarmonicasibiu.ro

Carl Filtsch Int’l Competition- Festival for Pianists and Composers

Secretariatul Concursului-Festival Carl Filtsch Tel.: (+40) 269 - 206508, 210264

Str. Cetă tii 3-5

Fax: (+40) 269 - 210264

550160 Sibiu ~ Roumania e-mail: filarmo@filarmonicasibiu.ro

RUSSIA – Moscow

Moscow Int'l Frederick Chopin Competition

for Young Pianists

Bogolubov's

library of the Arts

Bld.14, Suschevskaya str.

Moscow 127030 ~ Russia

www.chopin-competition.ru

www.chopin-competition.com

Tel.: (+7) 926-2323697

e-mail: alexpiano@yandex.ru

chopincompetition@yandex.ru

SCOTLAND – Glasgow

www.scottishinternationalpianocompetition.com

Scottish International Piano Competition Tel.: (+44) 141 - 2708322

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland - Ian Mills, Administrator Fax: (+44) 141 - 3328901

100

Renfrew Street

e-mail: sipc@rcs.ac.uk

Glasgow G2 3DB ~ Scotland

SERBIA – Novi Sad (1)

www.pianomemorial.rs

Int’l Isidor Bajic Piano Memorial Competition Tel.: (+381) 63 - 8382988

Njegoš eva 9

Fax: (+381) 21 - 524580

21000

Novi Sad ~ Serbia

e-mail: office@pianomemorial.rs

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SERBIA – Novi Sad (2)

www.wpta.info/ipc.htm

WPTA International Piano Competition Tel.: (+44) 7956 - 396929

5a Belsize Square

(+381) 63 - 8382988

London

NW3 4HT ~ England

e-mail: office@wpta.info

SLOVAK Rep. – Bratislava www.filharmonia.sk

J.N. Hummel International Piano Competition Tel.: (+421) 2 - 20475266

Slovak Philharmonic - Attn. Mrs. Slávka Ferencová Fax: (+421) 2 - 20475256

Medená

3

e-mail: slavka.ferencova@filharmonia.sk

81601 Bratislava ~ Slovak Rep.

SOUTH AFRICA – Pretoria

www.unisa.ac.za/musicfoundation

UNISA International Music Competitions Tel.: (+27) 12 - 4293336

Unisa Music Foundation

Fax: (+27) 12 - 4293644

University

of South Africa

e-mail: joubeae@unisa.ac.za

P O Box 392, UNISA

0003 Pretoria ~ South Africa

SPAIN – Barcelona

www.mariacanals.org

Concurs Internacional de Música Maria Canals de Barcelona Tel.: (+34) 93 - 2957251

C / Palau de la Música, 4-6

Fax: (+34) 93 - 2957209

E-08003

Barcelona ~ Spain

e-mail: info@mariacanals.org

SPAIN – Campillos (Málaga)

www.concursointernacionalpiano.es

Campillos International Piano Competition (mobile:) (+34) 625 - 580573

C/ Pintor Maella 30 A 27 e-mail: direccion@concursointernacionalpiano.es

E-46023 Valencia ~ Spain secretaria@concursointernacionalpiano.es

SPAIN – Ferrol

www.pianoferrol.com

Ferrol International Piano Competition Tel.: (+34) 981 - 944180, 630-393772

Ayuntamiento de Ferrol - Concellería de Cultura Fax: (+34) 981 - 945173

Praza

de Armas, s/n

e-mail: concursopiano@ferrol.es

E-15402 Ferrol - Galicia ~ Spain

SPAIN – Granada

www.internationalpianocompetitionmariaherrero.es

Concurso Internacional de Piano“María Herrero” Tel.: (+34) 91 - 6302129

Urb. Molino de la Hoz

(mobile:) (+34) 609-030056

C/Autillo,

12

e-mail: concursopianomh@gmail.com

E-28232 Las Rozas - Madrid ~ Spain concursopianomh@concertsmariaherrero.com

SPAIN – Jaén

www.dipujaen.es/premiopiano

Concurso Int’l de Piano Premio Jaén T el.: (+34) 686 - 465832

Diputación Provincial de Jaén – Palacio Provincial (+34) 953 - 248000

Plaza

de San Francisco 2

e-mail: premiopiano@dipujaen.es

E-23071 Jaén ~ Spain premiopiano@promojaen.es

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SPAIN – Las Rozas (1)

www.cipce.org

Concurso Internacional de Piano “Compositores de España” Tel.: (+34) 91 - 6302129

Urb. Molino de la Hoz

(mobile:) (+34) 609-030056

C/Autillo,

12

e-mail: cipce@cipce.org

E-28232 Las Rozas - Madrid ~ Spain

SPAIN – Las Rozas (2)

Antón García Abril Award

Antón García Abril Foundation

C/ Cabo Candelaria 9

E-28290 Las Rozas - Madrid ~ Spain

www.fundacionantongarciaabril.com

e-mail: info@fundacionantongarciaabril.com

direccion@fundacionantongarciaabril.com

SPAIN – Lleida

www.auditorienricgranados.cat/cricardvines/en

Ricard Viñes International Piano Competition Tel.: (+34) 973 - 700639

Auditori Municipal Enric Granados Fax: (+34) 973 - 700684, 248823

Plaça

Josep Prenafeta, s/n

e-mail: cricardvines@paeria.es

E-25004 Lleida ~ Spain

SPAIN – Madrid

www.concursopianodeliasteinberg.org

International Piano Competition “Delia Steinberg“ Tel.: (+34) 91 - 5228730

C/ Pizarro, 19-bajo derecha

Fax: (+34) 91 - 5227642

E-28004 Madrid ~ Spain e-mail: info@concursopianodeliasteinberg.org

SPAIN – Valencia

www.pianoiturbi.com

Concurso Internacional de Piano de Valencia Premio Iturbi Tel.: (+34) 96 - 3882774

Diputación Provincial de Valencia - Servicio de Cultura Fax: (+34) 96 - 3882775

Plaza

de Manises, 4

e-mail: pianoiturbi@dival.es

E-46003 Valencia ~ Spain

SWITZERLAND – Geneva

Concours de Genève

Bd. de Saint-Georges 34

CP 268

CH-1211 Genève 8 ~ Switzerland

www.concoursgeneve.ch

Tel.: (+41) 22 - 3286208

Fax: (+41) 22 - 3284366

e-mail: music@concoursgeneve.ch

TURKEY – Istanbul

http://pianocompetitionos.nds.k12.tr

Concours International de Piano - Istanbul - Orchestra'Sion www.nds.k12.tr

Notre Dame de Sion Fransiz Lisesi Tel.: (+90) 212 - 2191697

Cumhuriyet Caddesi no. 127, Harbiye e-mail: pianocompetition.ios@nds.k12.tr

34373 Istanbul ~ Turkey

UKRAINE – Odessa

www.odma.edu.ua/eng/competition/comp/gilels6

Int'l Piano Competition in memory of Emil Gilels Tel.: (+380) 48 - 7267876

Odessa National A.V. Nezhdanova Music Academy (+380) 48 - 7773796

63, Novoselskogo Str. (mobile:) (+380) 67-4802291, 93-0367067

65023 Odessa ~ Ukraine Fax: (+380) 48 - 7267876

e-mail: gilels.comp@odma.edu.ua

muse@odma.edu.ua

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U.S.A. – Albuquerque

www.olgakerncompetition.org

Olga Kern International Piano Competition Tel.: (+1) 505 - 8145355

P.O.

Box 14314

e-mail: info@olgakerncompetition.org

Albuquerque, New Mexico 87191 ~ U.S.A.

U.S.A. – Cedar Falls

www.midwestpianocompetition.com

Midwest International Piano Competition and Festival Tel.: (+1) 319 - 2732449

University of Northern Iowa - School of Music (+1) 319 - 2732028

1227 West 27th Street

Fax: (+1) 319 - 2737320

Cedar Falls, IA 50614 ~ U.S.A.

e-mail: pianocompetition@uni.edu

U.S.A. – Cincinnati

www.cincinnatiwpc.org

Cincinnati World Piano Competition Tel.: (+1) 513 - 744-3501

1241 Elm Street

Fax: (+1) 513 - 744-3504

Cincinnati, OH 45202-7531 ~ U.S.A.

e-mail: wpc@cincinnatiwpc.org

U.S.A. – Cleveland

w ww.clevelandpiano.org

Cleveland International Piano Competition Tel.: (+1) 216 - 707-5397

20600 Chagrin Blvd, Suite 1110

Fax: (+1) 216 - 707-0224

Shaker Heights, OH 44122 ~ U.S.A. e-mail: pvanderw@clevelandpiano.org

U.S.A. – Dallas

www.DallasIPC.org

Dallas International Piano Competition Tel.: (+1) 214 - 449-1294

Dallas

Chamber Symphony

e-mail: contact@dallasipc.org

P.O. Box 795548

Dallas, TX 75379-5548 ~ U.S.A.

U.S.A. – Fort Worth

w ww.cliburn.org

Van Cliburn International Piano Competition Tel.: (+1) 817 - 738-6536

The Van Cliburn Foundation

Fax: (+1) 817 - 738-6534

201

Main Str., Suite 100

e-mail: mwillmann@cliburn.org

Fort Worth, TX 76102 ~ U.S.A.

Junior competition: sdoan@cliburn.org

U.S.A. – Hilton Head

w ww.hhipc.org

Hilton Head International Piano Competition (HHIPC) Tel.: (+1) 843 - 842-5880

2 Park Lane, Suite 300/301

Fax: (+1) 843 - 842-2032

Hilton Head Island, SC 29928 ~ U.S.A.

e-mail: pianocomp@hhipc.org

U.S.A. – Milwaukee

www.PianoArts.org

PianoArts North American Biennial Piano Competition Tel.: (+1) 414 - 962-3055

2642 North Summit Avenue e-mail: info@PianoArts.org

Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53211 ~ U.S.A.

U.S.A. – Minneapolis

e-Piano Junior Competition

Dr. Stella Sick

P.O.

Box 1386

Maple Grove, MN 55311 ~ U.S.A.

www.piano-e-competition.com

www.ecompetition.org

Tel.: (+1) 612 - 460-5640

e-mail: piano@ecompetition.org

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U.S.A. – New Orleans

w ww.masno.org

New Orleans International Piano Competition Tel.: (+1) 504 - 899-4826

P.O.

Box 750698

e-mail: director@masno.org

New Orleans, LA 70175-0698 ~ U.S.A.

U.S.A. – New York (1)

w ww.stecherandhorowitz.org

New York International Piano Competition Tel.: (+1) 212 - 581-8380

The Stecher and Horowitz Foundation Fax: (+1) 212 - 581-4186

119 West 57th Street, Suite 1401 e-mail: info@stecherandhorowitz.org

New York, NY 10019 ~ U.S.A.

U.S.A. – New York (2)

w ww.newyorkconcertartists.com

Worldwide Debut Audition Tel.: (+1) 646 - 5491062

New York Concert Artists & Associates (NYCA)

365 West End Avenue, Suite 4G e-mail: info@newyorkconcertartists.com

New York, NY 10024 ~ U.S.A.

coordinator@newyorkconcertartists.com

U.S.A. – New York (3)

Manhattan International Music Competition

Manhattan International Artists

244 Fifth Avenue, #2136

New York, NY 10001 ~ U.S.A.

w ww.musicmanhattan.com

e-mail: info@musicmanhattan.com

competition@musicmanhattan.com

U.S.A. – Oberlin

w ww.oberlin.edu/cooper

Thomas & Evon Cooper Competition Tel.: (+1) 440 - 775-8044

Oberlin College Conservatory of Music Fax: (+1) 440 - 775-8942

77

West College St.

e-mail: ahoffman@oberlin.edu

Oberlin, OH 44074 ~ U.S.A.

cooper.competition@oberlin.edu

U.S.A. – Salt Lake City

w ww.bachauer.com

Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition Tel.: (+1) 801 - 297-4250

138 W. Broadway, Suite 220

Fax: (+1) 801 - 521-9202

Salt Lake City, UT 84101 ~ U.S.A.

e-mail: info@bachauer.com

U.S.A. – San Jose

w ww.sjipc.com

San Jose International Piano Competition Tel.: (+1) 408 - 753-0978

1434

Montego Drive

e-mail: info@sjipc.com

San Jose, CA 95120 ~ U.S.A.

U.S.A. – Tempe

www.herbergerinstitute.asu.edu/pianocompetition

Bösendorfer & Yamaha USASU Int'l Piano Competitions Tel.: (+1) 480 - 965-6536

A rizona State University

(+1) 480 - 965-3386

School of Music - Box 0405

Fax: (+1) 480 - 965-2659

Tempe, AZ 85287-0405 ~ U.S.A.

e-mail: pianocompetition@asu.edu

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A few important notes:

- competitions sometimes change their telephone numbers or even their website

addresses. This catalogue contains a large amount of information and

circulates around the world for at least one year. It may therefore happen that

some details are no longer valid. In such a case, please contact AAF or

consult AAF’s website. It may also happen that a website is temporarily

unavailable because it is being updated or redesigned;

- sometimes, two website addresses and several telephone numbers are stated.

This is considered an extra service for the users of this catalogue. Some

websites give more general information, while others lead directly to

information regarding the competition. There might also be the option to

obtain information in different languages.

Disclaimer

Worldwide, between 750 and 800 international piano competitions exist. AAF

monitors most of them and has extensive documentation about them.

This catalogue focuses on the 159 AAF member competitions and organisations and

contains an enormous amount of details.

While utmost care has been taken to present accurate information in this catalogue,

AAF cannot assume responsibility for any inconvenience caused by ill-reading,

mistake or misprint. Check AAF’s website for latest news and announcements:

www.alink-argerich.org (updated every week).

AAF’s website also informs about other piano competitions, not necessarily affiliated

with AAF. For additional information, assistance or complaints, feel free to contact

AAF at any time (mail@alink-argerich.org or aafout@yahoo.com).

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Calendar of events

AAF Piano Competitions taking place in 2016

Y: indicates a special focus on (very) young pianists (see pages 45-47 for juniors)

+Y means a special category/-ies with even lower age limits

2016

Period [Appl.]

Age l.

8 - 15 January [15 Oct] Tokyo (jpn) 'Chopin' [various cat.] all ages +Y

25 Jan. - 6 Feb. [19 Sep] Pretoria (rsa) 'UNISA'

up to 30

5 - 11 Feb. [15 Sep] Salzburg (a) 'Mozart'

up to 32

10 - 14 Feb. [14 Jan] Zagreb (crt) 'Young Virtuoso' [6 age cat.] up to 24 +Y

12 - 14 Feb. [ 8 Dec] Pontoise (f) 'Piano Campus' 16-25

18 - 28 Feb. [10 Dec] Orléans (f) '20th & 21st Century' up to 42

20 Feb. - 1 Mar [ 1 Nov] Bremen (frg)

16-30

25 Feb. - 5 Mar [20 Nov] Hastings (gb) 'Concerto' 16-30

3 March [ 1 Dec] New York (NY, usa) 'NYCA' [semi+finals] up to 35

5 - 18 March [20 Dec] Barcelona (esp) 'Maria Canals' 18-30

7 - 14 March [30 Sep] Hilton Head (SC, usa) 18-30

9 - 12 March [15 Dec] Dallas (TX, usa)

up to 35

11 - 21 March [15 Dec] Würzburg (frg) 'J.S. Bach' up to 36

13 - 20 March [15 Dec] Plzeň (cz) 'Smetana' [3 age cat.] up to 30 +Y

16 - 19 March [10 Feb] Aachen (frg) 'Clavicologne' [4 age cat.] 18-35 +Y

31 Mar - 8 Apr [23 Feb] Jaén (esp)

up to 32

10 - 17 April [ 1 Mar] Wernigerode (frg) 'Neue Sterne' None

12 - 14 April [31 Dec] Eppan (it) Junior Academy up to 18 Y

16 - 17 April [15 Mar] Brussels (b) 'Merci, Maestro!' [3 age cat.] 15-19 +Y

22 - 24 April [ 1 Mar] Valence (f) 'Teresa Llacuna’ 18-30

26 - 29 April [ 1 Mar] Madrid (esp) 'Delia Steinberg' 18-28

April/May [31 Mar] Novara (it) 'Giuseppe Martucci' 18-29

1 - 8 May [20 Apr] Cantù (it) 'Pianoforte e Orchestra' [2 cat.] up to 35

2 - 28 May [10 Jan] Brussels (b) 'Queen Elisabeth' 18-30

6 - 14 May [ 8 Mar] Sacile (it) 'FVG'

up to 32

7 - 10 May [10 Apr] Malta [ 3 age cat.]

up to 35

+Y

17 - 22 May [ 6 May] San Donà di Piave (it) [7 age cat.] up to 35 +Y

18 - 20 May [30 Apr] Taranto (it) 'Arcangelo Speranza' up to 35

20 - 22 May [15 Mar] Szafarnia (pol) 'Chopin' [3 age cat.] up to 16 +Y

29 May - 4 Jun [ 4 Apr] Maisons-Laffitte (f) 'Ile de France' [6 cat.] all ages +Y

30 May - 5 Jun [16 May] Salerno (it) 'Antonio Napolitano' [Amalfi: 6 cat.] None +Y

2 - 8 June [ 6 Feb] Milwaukee (usa) 'PianoArts' 16-20 Y

3 - 5 June [~23 May] Sansepolcro (it) 'Maria Giubilei' up to 30

3 - 12 June [ 1 Mar] San Jose (usa) [4 age cat.] 18-32 +Y

5 - 11 June [15 Mar] Cedar Falls (usa) 'Midwest' [2 age cat.] up to 32 +Y

8 - 11 June [15 May] Massarosa (it)

up to 30

9 - 19 June [31 May] Milano (it) 'Piano Talents' [8 age cat.] 19-29 +Y

9 - 19 June [15 Feb] Zwickau (frg) 'Schumann' up to 30

11 - 26 June [16 Nov] Sendai (jpn) up to 28

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13 - 18 June [ 1 Oct] Salt Lake City (usa) 'Junior Bachauer' 11-14 Y

15 - 18 June [30 Apr] Val Tidone (it) 'Silvio Bengalli' [+ 5 age cat.] up to 37 +Y

19 - 24 June [ 7 Dec] New York (usa) 'NYIPC' 16-21 Y

21 - 28 June [ 1 Oct] Salt Lake City (usa) 'Bachauer Young Artists' 15-18 Y

25 - 30 June [21 Apr] Lleida (esp) 'Ricardo Viñes' up to 28

27 June - 3 July [30 Apr] Novi Sad (serb) 'WPTA' [laureates] None

30 June - 3 July [11 Mar] Kerikeri (nzl)

up to 28

2 - 5 July [ 4 May] Lyon (f) 16-33

4 - 10 July [15 June] Sibiu (rum) 'Carl Filtsch' [3 age cat.] 16-31 +Y

6 - 23 July [ 1 Dec] Sydney (aus) 'SIPCA' 18-32

8 July [15 Apr] New York (NY, usa) 'Manhattan' [laureates] up to 35

12 - 17 July [ 1 May] Windsor (gb) [3 age cat.] all ages +Y

14 - 23 July [15 Apr] Oberlin (OH) (usa) 'Thomas & Evon Cooper' 13-18 Y

15

- 16 July [15 May] Karlovac (crt)

17-38

17 - 23 July [10 June] Porto (prt) 'Santa Cecilia' [6 age cat.] 19-32

+Y

18 - 22 July [ 8 June] Granada (esp) 'María Herrero' [4 age cat.] 19-35 +Y

24 - 31 July [15 Mar] New Orleans (usa) None

24 Jul - 7 Aug [ 1 Dec] Cleveland (OH, usa) 18-30

28 - 31 July [10 June] Geilenkirchen (frg) 'Euregio' [4 age cat.] all ages +Y

28 Jul - 15 Aug [31 May] Schlitz (frg) 'PIANALE' [2 age cat.] 18-30 +Y

3 - 6 August [10 July] Lovere (it) 'Tadini' [5 age cat.] 19-29 +Y

4 - 7 August [26 June] Troisdorf (frg) [3 age cat.] up to 35 +Y

6 - 14 August [30 Apr] Ettlingen (frg) [2 age cat.] up to 20 +Y

14 - 23 August [ 1 June] Druskininkai (lit) 'Music without Limits' [7 cat.] all ages +Y

15 - 21 August [30 June] Vienna (a) 'Rosario Marciano' [3 age cat.] up to 30 +Y

18 - 21 August [ 6 June] Tokyo (jpn) 'PTNA' [semifinals + finals] None

26 - 31 August [ 1 Aug] Varallo (VC) (it) 'Valsesia Musica' up to 37

26 Aug - 2 Sep [ 1 May] Bolzano (it) 'Busoni' [1 st phase] 16-30

30 Aug - 3 Sep [21 Aug] Finale Ligure (it) 'Palma d’oro' up to 35

September [~31 July] Osimo (it) 'Nuova Coppa Pianisti' ~16-36

2 - 10 Sept. [ 2 May] Bergen (n) ' Grieg'

17-33

2 - 11 Sept. [ 2 May] Budapest (hun) ' Liszt'

up to 32

5 - 6 Sept. [31 Dec] Seoul (cor) 'Gawon' [winner’s concert] 17-30

8 - 18 Sept. [ 9 July] Moscow (rus) 'Chopin' [2 age cat.] up to 22 +Y

9 - 12 Sept. [31 July] Acquaviva delle Fonti (it) up to 35

10 - 16 Sept. [22 July] Aachen (frg) 'MozARTe' up to 30

10 - 17 Sept. [ 5 June] Leuze-en-Hainaut (b) 'André Dumortier' up to 26

16 - 25 Sept. [ 1 June] Bucharest (rum) 'George Enescu' up to 33

17 - 25 Sept. [31 May] Dortmund (frg) 'Schubert’ up to 32

25 Sep. - 2 Oct. [10 Apr] Monza (it) 'Rina Sala Gallo' 15-30

27 Sep. - 13 Oct. [ 1 June] Hong Kong (hk)

up to 30

28 Sep. - 3 Oct. [~15 June] Gdańsk (pol) 'Baltic'

~17-33

October [31 July] Verona (it)

~up to 36

October [30 Sep] Rome (it) 'Roma 2016' [3 age cat.] up to 35 +Y

4 - 11 October [~30 July] Monterrey (mex) 'Parnassós' ~17-32

10 - 18 October [15 May] Panamá (pan)

18-30

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12 - 15 October [20 May] Eppan (it) 'A.B. Michelangeli Prize' None

22 - 28 October [ 1 July] Enschede (hol) [2 age cat.] 16-19 +Y

25 - 28 October [30 Sep] Riga (lat) [8 age cat.] 19-21 +Y

29 Oct. - 6 Nov. [12 Aug] Tongyeong (cor) 'Isang Yun' 15-30

Oct./Nov. [~31 July] Chatou (f) 'Cécile Edel-Latos' 18-35

November [~13 Nov] Ferrol (esp) ~16-35

5 - 12 Nov. [ 3 Oct] Las Rozas (esp) 'Spanish Composers' up to 36

6 - 20 Nov. [20 Apr] Bydgoszcz (pol) 'Paderewski' 16-32

9 - 13 Nov. [20 Sep] Oberschützen (a) 'Jenö Takács' [3 age cat.] 16-18 +Y

13 - 20 Nov. [ 1 June] Albuquerque (usa) 'Olga Kern' 18-32

18 - 24 Nov. [ 1 Sep] Rabat (mrc) 'Princess Lalla Meryem' [7 cat.] 10-30 +Y

23 - 26 Nov. [ 3 Oct] Newcastle (gb) 'Y. Pianist of the North' [4 cat.] up to 19 +Y

24 - 27 Nov. [31 Oct] Seregno (it) 'Pozzolino' [4 age cat.] 15-17 +Y

26 - 29 Nov. [20 Oct] Paris (f) 'Prix Animato' 16-28

28 Nov - 3 Dec [ 3 Oct] Manchester (gb) 'RNCM James Mottram' up to 30

30 Nov - 10 Dec [ 2 June] Rio de Janeiro (brs) 'BNDES' 17-30

Nov./Dec. [ 1 Oct] Paris (f) 'Poulenc'

up to 35

3 - 9 Dec. [ 1 Oct] Novi Sad (serb) 'Isidor Bajic' [3 age cat.] up to 35 +Y

8 - 11 Dec. [15 Oct] Campillos (esp)

up to 30

16 - 18 Dec. [20 Nov] Kraainem (b) 'César Franck' [4 age cat.] 17-21 +Y

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2017

Period [Appl.]

Age l.

January [15 Oct] Tokyo (jpn) 'Chopin' [various cat.] all ages +Y

1 - 8 January [ 7 Nov] Tempe (AZ) (usa) Bösendorfer/Yamaha USASU 19-32 +Y

12 - 20 January [15 Dec] Thessaloniki (gr) ’Giorgos Thymis’ up to 32

February [~1 Dec] New York (NY, usa) 'NYCA Auditions' ~up to 35

Feb./March [~20 Nov] Hastings (gb) 'Concerto' ~16-30

March [~10 Feb] Aachen (frg) 'Clavicologne' [4 age cat.] ~18-35 +Y

March [15 Dec] Dallas (TX, usa)

~up to 35

1 - 5 March [15 Dec] Düsseldorf (frg) 'Schumann' [3 age cat.] 17-20 +Y

3 - 5 March [15 Dec] Pontoise (f) 'Piano Campus' 16-25

6 - 11 March [30 Sep] Hilton Head (SC, usa) 13-17 Y

9 - 11 March [15 Jan] Rzeszów (pol) 'Chopin' [4 age cat.] up to 21 +Y

10 - 18 March [15 Nov] Århus (dan) [2 age cat.] 16-21 +Y

25 Mar - 6 Apr [20 Dec] Barcelona (esp) 'Maria Canals' 18-30

April [~31 Dec] Eppan (it) Junior Academy up to 18 Y

April [~15 Mar] Brussels (b) 'Merci, Maestro!' [3 age cat.] ~15-19 +Y

April [~11 Mar] Orléans (f) 'Brin d’herbe' [3 age cat.] ~12-18 +Y

3 - 5 April [ 1 Dec] Frankfurt (frg) 'Int’l German Piano Award’ None

20 - 28 April [~15 Mar] Jaén (esp)

~up to 32

22 - 30 April [~1 Mar] Astana (kzk) 'Astana Piano Passion' [3 cat.] ~15-18 +Y

25 Apr - 11 May [ 1 Oct] Tel Aviv (isr) 'Arthur Rubinstein' 18-32

April/May [~1 Mar] Madrid (esp) 'Delia Steinberg' ~18-28

April/May [~1 Mar] Valence (f) 'Teresa Llacuna’ ~18-30

May [~10 Apr] Malta [ 3 age cat.]

~up to 35

+Y


May [~15 Mar] Szafarnia (pol) 'Chopin' [3 age cat.] ~up to 16 +Y

May [~20 Apr] Cantù (it) 'Pianoforte e Orchestra' [2 cat.] ~up to 35

May [~6 May] San Donà di Piave (it) [7 age cat.] ~up to 35 +Y

May [~30 Apr] Taranto (it) 'Arcangelo Speranza' ~up to 35

2 - 12 May [15 Dec] Montreal (can)

up to 30

19 - 26 May [~20 Apr] Kielce (pol) 'Moritz Moszkowski' [3 cat.] ~12-18 +Y

25 May - 10 Jun [13 Oct] Fort Worth (TX, usa) 'Van Cliburn' 18-30

May/June [~4 Apr] Maisons-Laffitte (f) 'Ile de France' [6 cat.] ~all ages +Y

May/June [~23 May] Sansepolcro (it) 'Maria Giubilei' ~up to 30

May/June [~16 May] Salerno (it) 'Antonio Napolitano' [Amalfi: 6 cat.] None +Y

June [~15 May] Massarosa (it)

~up to 30

June [~31 May] Milano (it) 'Piano Talents' [8 age cat.] ~19-29 +Y

June [~30 Apr] Val Tidone (it) 'Silvio Bengalli' [+ 5 age cat.] ~up to 37 +Y

June [~15 Mar] Cincinnati (usa) [3 age cat.] ~up to 22 +Y

9 - 18 June [~1 Mar] San Jose (usa) [4 age cat.] ~18-32 +Y

11 - 23 June [ 1 Nov] Shenzhen (chn) 'Concerto' up to 31

17 - 24 June [15 Feb] Tromsø (n) 'Top of the World' 17-35

27 June - 3 July [30 Apr] Novi Sad (serb) 'WPTA' [laureates] None

June/July [~21 Apr] Lleida (esp) 'Ricardo Viñes' ~up to 28

July [~10 June] Porto (prt) 'Santa Cecilia' [6 age cat.] ~19-32 +Y

July [~1 May] Windsor (gb) [3 age cat.] ~all ages +Y

July [~10 June] Geilenkirchen (frg) 'Euregio' [4 age cat.] ~all ages +Y

July [~15 May] Karlovac (crt)

~17-38

July [~15 June] Sibiu (rum) 'Carl Filtsch' [3 age cat.] ~16-31 +Y

July [~4 May] Lyon (f) ~16-33

July [~8 June] Granada (esp) 'María Herrero' [4 age cat.] ~19-35 +Y

July [~15 May] Königs Wusterhausen (frg) 'Young Piano Stars' ~18-28 +Y

4 - 11 July [ 1 Nov] Minneapolis (MN, usa) 'e-Piano Junior' up to 17 Y

July/August [~10 July] Lovere (it) 'Tadini' [5 age cat.] ~19-29 +Y

July/August [~26 June] Troisdorf (frg) [3 age cat.] ~up to 35 +Y

August [~6 June] Tokyo (jpn) 'PTNA' [semifinals + finals] None

August [~30 June] Vienna (a) 'Rosario Marciano' [3 age cat.] ~up to 30 +Y

August [~1 June] Druskininkai (lit) 'Music without Limits' [7 cat.] all ages +Y

August [~31 May] Schlitz (frg) 'PIANALE' [2 age cat.] ~18-30 +Y

18 - 31 August [~1 May] Helsinki (fin) 'Maj Lind' up to 30

22 Aug - 1 Sep [ 1 Aug] Bolzano (it) 'Busoni' [2 nd phase] 17-31

August/Sept. [~28 Feb] Warsaw (pol) 'Julian Cochran' ~None

August/Sept. [~21 Aug] Finale Ligure (it) 'Palma d’oro' ~up to 35

September [~31 Mar] Munich (frg) 'ARD'

~17-29

September [~15 June] Valencia (esp) 'Iturbi' ~up to 31

September [~30 June] Canberra (aus) 'Chopin' ~16-28

September [~31 July] Poznań (pol) 'Halina Czerny-Stefańska' ~up to 30

September [~31 July] Osimo (it) 'Nuova Coppa Pianisti' ~16-36

September [~20 Apr] Zhuhai (chn) 'Mozart' [3 age cat.] ~18-23 +Y

September [~22 July] Aachen (frg) 'MozARTe' ~up to 30

1 - 10 Sept. [~31 Mar] Glasgow (sct) ~17-28

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18 - 24 Sept. [30 June] Bratislava (slvk) 'Hummel' up to 32

27 Sep - 3 Oct [~31 Mar] Seregno (it) 'Ettore Pozzoli' up to 32

Sept./Oct. [~31 July] Verona (it)

~up to 36

October [~20 May] Eppan (it) 'A.B. Michelangeli Prize' None

October [~30 Sep] Riga (lat) [8 age cat.] ~19-21 +Y

October [~30 Sep] Rome (it) 'Roma 2017' [3 age cat.] ~up to 35 +Y

1 - 11 October [ 1 May] Tbilisi (geor) 16-33

6 - 16 October [~1 June] Darmstadt (frg) 'Chopin' up to 30

8 - 21 October [ 1 Dec] Utrecht (hol) 'Liszt' 19-29

Oct./Nov. [~20 July] Weimar (frg) 'Liszt’ [2 age cat.] 14-17 +Y

Oct./Nov. [~15 Sep] Aix-en-Provence (f) 'Nuits Pianistiques' ~up to 35

November [~17 Apr] Istanbul (tur) 'Orchestra Sion' ~up to 40

November [~13 Nov] Ferrol (esp) ~16-35

November [~3 Oct] Las Rozas (esp) 'Spanish Composers' ~up to 36

November [~20 Sep] Milano (it) 'Piano Lovers' [non prof.] [4 cat.] 40 and up

November [~1 July] Xiamen (chn) ~17-32

Nov./Dec. [~3 Oct] Newcastle (gb) 'Y. Pianist of the North' [4 cat.] ~up to 19 +Y

December [~15 Oct] Campillos (esp)

~up to 30

December [~9 Nov] Cento (it) 'Roberta Gallinari' ~up to 35

December [~20 Nov] Kraainem (b) 'César Franck' [4 age cat.] ~17-21 +Y

7 - 15 Dec. [15 May] Bonn (frg) 'Telekom Beethoven' 18-32

2018

Period [Appl.]

Age l.

January [~15 Oct] Tokyo (jpn) 'Chopin' [various cat.] all ages +Y

February [~1 Dec] New York (NY, usa) 'NYCA Auditions' ~up to 35

February [~14 Jan] Zagreb (crt) 'Young Virtuoso' [6 age cat.] ~up to 24 +Y

February [~15 Dec] Pontoise (f) 'Piano Campus' ~16-25

February [~10 Dec] Orléans (f) '20th & 21st Century' ~up to 42

February [~5 Oct] Graz (a) 'Schubert' [Chamber Music] ~up to 35

Feb./March [~1 Nov] Bremen (frg)

~16-30

Feb./March [~20 Nov] Hastings (gb) 'Concerto' ~16-30

March [15 Dec] Dallas (TX, usa)

~up to 35

March [~30 Sep] Hilton Head (SC, usa) ~18-30

March [~15 Dec] Plzeň (cz) 'Smetana' [3 age cat.] ~up to 30 +Y

March [~10 Feb] Aachen (frg) 'Clavicologne' [4 age cat.] ~18-35 +Y

10 - 22 March [20 Dec] Barcelona (esp) 'Maria Canals' 18-30

14 - 25 March [~20 Sep] Takamatsu (jpn)

up to 35

March/April [~22 Jan] Vilnius (lit) 'Stasys Vainiunas' ~up to 30

April [~31 Dec] Eppan (it) Junior Academy up to 18 Y

April [~12 Dec] Worthing (gb) 'Sussex' ~None

April [~1 Mar] Wernigerode (frg) 'Neue Sterne' ~None

April [~15 Mar] Brussels (b) 'Merci, Maestro!' [3 age cat.] ~15-19 +Y

April [~1 Mar] Valence (f) 'Teresa Llacuna’ ~18-30

5 - 13 April [~1 Mar] Jaén (esp)

~up to 32

April/May [~1 Mar] Madrid (esp) 'Delia Steinberg' ~18-28

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May [~8 Mar] Sacile (it) 'FVG'

~up to 32

May [~1 Dec] Cleveland (OH, usa) [2 age cat.] ~16-18 +Y

May [~20 Apr] Cantù (it) 'Pianoforte e Orchestra' [2 cat.] ~up to 35

May [~10 Apr] Malta [ 3 age cat.]

~up to 35

+Y

May [~1 Nov] Dublin (irl)

~17-30

May [~6 May] San Donà di Piave (it) [7 age cat.] ~up to 35 +Y

May [~30 Apr] Taranto (it) 'Arcangelo Speranza' ~up to 35

May [~15 Mar] Szafarnia (pol) 'Chopin' [3 age cat.] ~up to 16 +Y

May/June [~4 Apr] Maisons-Laffitte (f) 'Ile de France' [6 cat.] ~all ages +Y

May/June [~23 May] Sansepolcro (it) 'Maria Giubilei' ~up to 30

May/June [~16 May] Salerno (it) 'Antonio Napolitano' [Amalfi: 6 cat.] None +Y

June [~6 Feb] Milwaukee (usa) 'PianoArts' ~16-20 Y

June [~1 Mar] San Jose (usa) [4 age cat.] ~18-32 +Y

June [~15 Mar] Cedar Falls (usa) 'Midwest' [2 age cat.] ~up to 32 +Y

June [~15 May] Massarosa (it)

~up to 30

June [ 1 Oct] Salt Lake City (usa) 'Bachauer' 19-32

June [~31 May] Milano (it) 'Piano Talents' [8 age cat.] ~19-29 +Y

June [~30 Apr] Val Tidone (it) 'Silvio Bengalli' [+ 5 age cat.] ~up to 37 +Y

June [~7 Dec] New York (usa) 'NYIPC' ~16-21 Y

27 June - 3 July [30 Apr] Novi Sad (serb) 'WPTA' [laureates] None

June/July [~21 Apr] Lleida (esp) 'Ricardo Viñes' ~up to 28

June/July [~11 Mar] Kerikeri (nzl)

~up to 28

June/July [~30 Jan] Cincinnati (usa) ~18-32

June/July [~2 Mar] Meiningen (frg) 'Hans von Bülow' [3 cat.] ~up to 32

July [~8 June] Granada (esp) 'María Herrero' [4 age cat.] ~19-35 +Y

July [~10 June] Geilenkirchen (frg) 'Euregio' [4 age cat.] ~all ages +Y

July [~15 Apr] Oberlin (OH) (usa) 'Thomas & Evon Cooper' ~13-18 Y

July [~4 May] Lyon (f) ~16-33

July [~15 June] Sibiu (rum) 'Carl Filtsch' [3 age cat.] ~16-31 +Y

July [~1 May] Windsor (gb) [3 age cat.] ~all ages +Y

July [~15 May] Karlovac (crt)

~17-38

July [~10 June] Porto (prt) 'Santa Cecilia' [6 age cat.] ~19-32 +Y

July [~15 Mar] New Orleans (usa) ~None

July/August [~10 July] Lovere (it) 'Tadini' [5 age cat.] ~19-29 +Y

July/August [~26 June] Troisdorf (frg) [3 age cat.] ~up to 35 +Y

August [~31 May] Schlitz (frg) 'PIANALE' [2 age cat.] ~18-30 +Y

August [~30 Apr] Ettlingen (frg) [2 age cat.] ~up to 20 +Y

August [~1 June] Druskininkai (lit) 'Music without Limits' [7 cat.] all ages +Y

August [~1 May] Bolzano (it) 'Busoni' [1 st phase] ~16-30

August [~30 June] Vienna (a) 'Rosario Marciano' [3 age cat.] ~up to 30 +Y

August [~6 June] Tokyo (jpn) 'PTNA' [semifinals + finals] None

30 Aug - 8 Sep [30 Nov] Calgary (can) 'Honens' ~20-30

August/Sept. [~1 Aug] Varallo (VC) (it) 'Valsesia Musica' ~up to 37

August/Sept. [~1 Feb] Leeds (gb)

~up to 30

August/Sept. [~21 Aug] Finale Ligure (it) 'Palma d’oro' ~up to 35

September [~22 July] Aachen (frg) 'MozARTe' ~up to 30

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September [~31 July] Acquaviva delle Fonti (it) ~up to 35

September [~2 May] Bergen (n) ' Grieg'

~17-33

September [~31 July] Osimo (it) 'Nuova Coppa Pianisti' ~16-36

September [31 Dec] Seoul (cor) 'Gawon' [winner’s concert] ~17-30

September [~9 July] Moscow (rus) 'Chopin' [2 age cat.] ~up to 22 +Y

September [~5 June] Leuze-en-Hainaut (b) 'André Dumortier' ~up to 26

September [~1 June] Bucharest (rum) 'George Enescu' ~up to 33

Sept./Oct. [~10 Apr] Monza (it) 'Rina Sala Gallo' ~15-30

Sept./Oct. [~31 July] Verona (it)

~up to 36

October [~20 May] Eppan (it) 'A.B. Michelangeli Prize' None

October [~30 Sep] Rome (it) 'Roma 2018' [3 age cat.] ~up to 35 +Y

October [~30 July] Monterrey (mex) 'Parnassós' ~17-32

October [~15 May] Panamá (pan)

~18-30

October [~20 July] Weimar (frg) 'Liszt’ ~up to 31

October [~1 July] Enschede (hol) [2 age cat.] ~16-19 +Y

October [~30 Sep] Riga (lat) [8 age cat.] ~19-21 +Y

23 Oct - 1 Nov [20 Aug] Odessa (ukr) 'Emil Gilels' [2 age cat.] 24-30 +Y

Oct./Nov. [~15 July] Toronto (can) 'CCC'

~up to 35

November [~1 Sep] Rabat (mrc) 'Princess Lalla Meryem' [7 cat.] ~10-30 +Y

November [~30 Apr] Genève (ch)

~up to 30

November [~13 Nov] Ferrol (esp) ~16-35

November [~3 Oct] Las Rozas (esp) 'Spanish Composers' ~up to 36

November [~20 Sep] Oberschützen (a) 'Jenö Takács' [3 age cat.] ~16-18 +Y

November [31 Oct] Seregno (it) 'Pozzolino' [4 age cat.] ~15-17 +Y

Nov./Dec. [~1 Oct] Paris (f) 'Poulenc'

~up to 35

Nov./Dec. [~3 Oct] Manchester (gb) 'RNCM James Mottram' ~up to 30

Nov./Dec. [~2 June] Rio de Janeiro (brs) 'BNDES' ~17-30

Nov./Dec. [~3 Oct] Newcastle (gb) 'Y. Pianist of the North' [4 cat.] ~up to 19 +Y

Nov./Dec. [~15 Apr] Hamamatsu (jpn)

~up to 30

December [~15 Oct] Campillos (esp)

~up to 30

December [~20 Nov] Kraainem (b) 'César Franck' [4 age cat.] ~17-21 +Y

December [~1 Oct] Novi Sad (serb) 'Isidor Bajic' [3 age cat.] ~up to 35 +Y

December [~20 Oct] Paris (f) 'Prix Animato' ~16-28

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Birth year →

Pol - Szafarnia

USA - Oberlin

A - Takács

USA - Bachauer -Y

NL - Enschede

Lat - Riga

USA - New York

B - Leuze

F - Animato

Sp - Steinberg

Sp - Viñes

It - Pi. Talents

Kor - Isang Yun

Hong Kong

It - Tadini

USA - Cleveland

It - Bolzano

USA - H. Head

Hun - Liszt

Cz - Smetana

It - Giubilei

Frg - Bremen

Sp - Barcelona

Rum - Filtsch

Kor - Gawon

It - FVG

USA - Midwest

Prt - S. Cecilia

Pol - Paderewski

Frg - Dortmund

Aus - Sydney

N - Grieg

F - Poulenc

Sp - Ferrol

Malta

Frg - Clavicologne

It - San Donà

Sp - Granada

F - Chatou

Sp - Las Rozas

Frg - Würzburg

It - Varallo

F - Orléans

Age limits (2016)

2016 11 090 0770507 05 030701079907970795095 930 9107 89078707850 85 830 8107 790 770775070707 1975

2010 08070607 040 02 79007 9807960794 0 9207890 90 880 8607840 8207790 80 780 7607076907

1/1 1/1 1/1 1/1 1/1 1/1 1/1 1/1

Ages 18-30

in 2016

It - Pozzolino

It - Eppan -Y

GB - Newcastle

B - Merci, Maestro!

B - C. Franck

USA - PianoArts

Rus - Moscow Chopin

Crt - Virtuoso

F - Pontoise

NZL - Kerikeri

Jpn - Sendai

It - Martucci

GB - Manchester

Panama

Mrc - Princess

Frg - MozARTe

It - Massarosa

Brs - Rio de Jan.

Frg - Zwickau

A - Ros. Marciano

Sp - Campillos

Frg - PIANALE

B - Brussel

It - Monza

F - Valence

RSA - Pretoria

USA - Olga Kern

Sp - Jaén

A - Salzburg

USA - San Jose

Mex - Parnassós

Rum - Enescu

F - Lyon

Pol - Gdańsk

It - Roma

Frg - Troisdorf

It - Taranto

USA - Dallas

It - Cantù

USA - NYCA

It - Finale Ligure

Serb - Bajic

It - Verona

It - Osimo

It - Val Tidone

Crt - Karlovac

Pianist of all ages may apply for:

Geilenkirchen Euregio (frg), Druskininkai Music without Limits (lit), Eppan (it), Warsaw Cochran (pol),

WPTA (serb), New Orleans (usa), Chopin-Asia (jpn) or PTNA (jpn).

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Confused ?

All details in this catalogue were compiled with great care. Yet, it may happen that at

some points confusion may arise. This is best explained with a few typical examples.

Competition dates

(1) It can happen that the organisers decide to extend the application deadline or even

change the actual dates of the competition. Under extreme circumstances, the organisers

may even cancel the entire competition.

(2) The exact dates of some competitions are set very late. High-profile competitions are

scheduled years ahead (as can be seen from the calendars), but others first have to await

confirmation of sponsorship or the availability of the hall, orchestra and/or conductor. In

such a case, the organisers might decide to announce just the month or only the year in

which the competition is expected to take place.

(3) The competition is part of a festival, of which the entire period is announced, but from

this announcement it is not clear that participants in the competition may arrive later.

Other competitions stretch out over a long period, while the actual performances of

participants in the highest age category only take one or two days.

Every effort has been made to give consistent information in this catalogue, pertaining to

the highest age group or the main competition.

Age limits

(1) A 30-year old pianist is interested in a competition which is open to musicians "aged

between 15 and 30". Even when the participation conditions seem to be clear by stating

"under the age of 30 at the start of the competition", should we then write "up to 29" or

"up to 30" ...? Whether this pianist may participate or not, can only be answered with

certainty if the rules clearly state specific dates between which contestants must have been

born. Not all competitions are so precise. (It has actually happened that the organisers had

to double-check and solve an unclear situation even after the competition had started ...)

(2) When two successive age categories are announced as "up to 15" and "up to 18", the

organiser may allow a 13-year old pianist to take part in the second category, while

another organiser had implied "16-18" as the age limits for the second category.

Same person, different name ... same name, different person …

A totally different kind of confusion may occur when a pianist changes his name ... It has

happened that a pianist appears as a prize winner of various competitions under different

names. Keen competition followers who see photos of the prize winners, will then

recognise this pianist as being one and the same person. And it also happens that there are

two or three different pianists with the same name, even taking part in the same

competition! This can be very confusing.

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Junior Pianists

More and more organisers pay attention to musicians of (very) young age. Also several of

the established competitions that have been major events for pianists aged up to 30 or 32

for many years, created separate competitions for the youth.

It is interesting to see the history and the developments:

Salt Lake City (usa) "Bachauer"

Weimar (frg) "Liszt"

Orléans (f)

Minneapolis (usa) "e-Competition"

New Orleans (usa)

Eppan (it) Piano Academy

Hilton Head (usa)

Seregno (it) "Pozzoli"

Cantù (it) (Y: Barlassina)

Fort Worth (usa) "Cliburn"

Cleveland (usa)

Glasgow (sct)

Artists competition

(ages up to 30 or 32)

started in:

1976

1994

1994

2002

1989

2009

1996

1959

1991

1962

1975

1990

Junior competition

(ages up to 18)

since:

1987

2005

2005

2008

2009-2011*

2011

2011

2012

2013*

2015

2015

2016

* a few competitions stopped having a separate category for junior pianists: New Orleans

(2011), Manchester "Mottram" (2012), Lleida "Viñes" (2012) and Barlassina (2015).

In 2015, the organisers of the famous Van Cliburn Competition in Fort Worth (Texas,

USA) and the organisers of the Cleveland Int’l Piano Competition also launched an

international competition for Junior Pianists. In 2016, there will also be a new youth

competition in Glasgow.

Naturally, there are many competitions that have always specifically focused on offering

the younger pianists an international platform, such as the competition in Ettlingen (frg)

since 1988, the competition in New York since 2002, Oberlin (since 1995), Arhus (dan)

since 2011, Enschede (hol) since 2001, Szafarnia (pol) since 1993, etc.

A new international Mozart competition for young musicians was held in September 2015

in Zhuhai (China), in collaboration with the Mozarteum in Salzburg. In April 2016, a new

youth competition "Merci, Maestro!" will take place in Brussels.

It is a great pleasure to be at such events. One may truly hear magnificent performances

and discover wonderful talented pianists at young age, such as Yuja Wang, Lang Lang,

Yundi Li, Markus Groh, Boris Giltburg, to mention just a few, at the start of their careers.

On the next pages, it can be seen which competitions from among the ones affiliated with

AAF, offer special age categories for young pianists. (NB: the age brackets are indications.

For more precise age limits, the rules of the competition should always be consulted.)

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Junior Pianists

Country City 'Name' [Month/Year(s)]

Age categories (age limits)

A Oberschützen 'Takács' [10/'16,'18] 10-12 13-15 16-18

A Vienna 'Rosario Marciano' [8/'16,'17,'18] 0-12 0-18 0-30

B Brussels 'Merci, Maestro!' [4/'16,'17,'18] 0-11 12-14 15-19

B Kraainem 'César Franck' [12/'16,'17,'18] 0-10 11-13 14-16 17-21

CHN Zhuhai 'Mozart' [9/'17] 0-14 15-17 18-23

CRT Zagreb 'Young Virtuoso' [2/'16,'18] 0- 8 0-10 -12, -15, -18, -24

CZ Plzeň 'Smetana' [3/'16,'18] 0-16 0-20 0-30

DAN Århus [3/'17] 11-15 16-21

ESP Granada 'M. Herrero' [7/'16,'17,'18] 0-12 13-15 16-18 19-35

F Maisons-Laffitte [5/'16,'17,'18] various levels 0-32 all ages

F Orléans 'Brin d’Herbe' [4/'17] 8-10 8-14 12-18

FRG Aachen 'Clavicologne' [3/'16,'17,'18] 0- 9 10-13 14-17 18-35

FRG Düsseldorf 'Schumann' [3/'17] 0-11 12-16 17-20

FRG Ettlingen [8/'16,'18] 0-15 0-20

FRG Geilenkirchen 'Euregio' [7/'16,'17,'18] 0-13 14-17 18-32 18 and up

FRG K. Wusterhausen 'Y. Pi. Stars' [7/'16,'17,'18] 9-11 12-14 15-17 18-28

FRG Meiningen 'Hans von Bülow' [6/'18] 0-17 0-32

FRG Schlitz 'PIANALE' [8/'16,'17,'18] 14-17 18-30

FRG Troisdorf [8/'16,'17,'18] 0-13 0-17 0-35

FRG Weimar 'Junior Liszt' [10/'17] 0-13 14-17

GB Newcastle [11/'16,'17,'18] 0- 8 0-11 0-16 0-19

GB Windsor [7/'16,'17,'18] 0-12 0-16 all ages

IT Eppan Junior Academy [4/'16,'17,'18] 0-18

IT Lovere 'Tadini' [7/'16,'17,'18] 5- 7 8-10 11-13 14-18 19-29

IT Milano 'Piano Talents' [6/'16,'17,'18] 5-6,7-8,9-10,11-12,13-14,15-16,17-18,19-29

IT Rome 'Roma' [10/'16,'17,'18] 0-19 0-25 0-35

IT San Donà di Piave [5/'16,'17,'18] 0-8, 8-10, 10-12, 12-14, 14-17, 17-20, 0-35

IT Seregno 'Pozzolino' [11/'16,'18] 6-8 9-11 12-14 15-17

IT Val Tidone 'Giov. Talenti' [6/'16,'17,'18] 0-9, 0-15, 0-17, 0-19, 0-29

IT Salerno 'V. Solimene' [5/'16,'17,'18] 0-11, 12-14, 15-17, 18-20, 21-24, 25-29

JPN Tokyo 'Chopin-Asia' [1/'16,'17,'18] various grades

JPN Tokyo 'PTNA' [6-8/'16,'17,'18] various grades

KZK Astana 'Piano Passion' [4/'17] 0-10 11-14 15-18

LAT Riga [10/'16,'17,'18] 5-6,7-8,9-10,11-12,8-12,13-15,16-18,19-21

LIT Druskininkai [8/'16,'17,'18] 0-10,11-13,14-16,17-20,21-25,26 and up

MLT Malta [5/'16,'17,'18] 0-13 0-17 0-35

MRC Rabat 'Princesse' [11/'16,'18] 10-13 10-18 10-25 10-30

NL Enschede [10/'16,'18] 10-15 16-19

POL Kielce 'Moszkowski' [5/'17] 12~13 14~15 16~17

POL Rzeszów 'Chopin' [3/'17] 0-12 0-14 0-17 0-21

POL Szafarnia 'Chopin' [5/'16,'17,'18] 0-10 0-13 0-16

PRT Porto 'Santa Cecilia' [7/'16,'17,'18] 6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-13, 14-18, 19-32

RUM Sibiu 'Filtsch' [7/'16,'17,'18] 0-12 12-16 16-31

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Junior Pianists

Country City 'Name' [Month/Year(s)]

Age categories (age limits)

RUS Moscow 'Chopin' [9/'16,'18] 0-17 17-22

SCT Glasgow [7/'16] to be announced

SERB Novi Sad 'Isidor Bajic' [12/'16,'18] 13-16 17-20 0-35

USA Cedar Falls 'Midwest' [6/'16,'18] 0-17 0-32

USA Cincinnati [6/'17] categories to be announced

USA Cleveland Young Artists [5/'18] 12-15 16-18

USA Fort Worth 'Cliburn Junior' [6/'19] 13-17

USA Hilton Head Young Artists [3/'17] 13-17

USA Milwaukee 'PianoArts' [6/'16,'18] 16-20

USA Minneapolis 'e-Piano Junior' [7/'17] 0-17

USA New York 'NYIPC' [6/'16,'18] 16-21

USA Oberlin [7/'16,'18] 13-18

USA Salt Lake City 'Gina Bachauer' [6/'16] 11-13 14-18

USA San Jose [6/'16,'17,'18] 7- 9 10-13 14-17 18-32

USA Tempe 'USASU – Yamaha' [1/'17] 13-15 16-18

Yuja Wang (Sendai, 2001) George Li (Paris, 2014)

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Selection procedures

Competition organisers are not to be envied. Well before the competition starts, they

worry not only about the financing, but also whether their event will attract enough

participants. How many will apply? And indeed, even up to two weeks before the deadline,

it may happen that only few applications have arrived. The organisers get nervous and

consider to extend the deadline. But, most of the applications usually arrive at the last

moment. Another worry is what to do when there are too many applications?

Preselections

There are various ways to conduct a preselection. It has almost become a standard

requirement for applicants to supply a recording. Not so long ago, an audio recording on

CD would suffice, but now, it has become usual that a video recording must be provided.

Video links or a video upload are encouraged as an alternative to sending a DVD.

Not many competitions organise Live auditions or a preliminary round that precede the

main competition. In 2016, live auditions will be held by the Paderewski Competition

(Bydgoszcz, Poland) in eight cities around the world. Auditions are also organised by the

Gina Bachauer Competition, the New York Concert Artists and in 2017: the Cliburn and

Liszt Competition in Utrecht. Pianists may also audition for the Hastings Concerto

Competition, the WPTA and for the Prix Animato in Paris.

The first 50 are accepted …

Some competitions limit the number of participants by accepting only the first 50 (or 75)

applicants. The clear advantage for the organisers is that they do not have to carry out an

elaborate preselection procedure. But, there is also a disadvantage: pianists who already

have some concert engagements may find it difficult to plan everything and will wait until

the very last moment to apply. So, these pianists would then have to be refused and the

competition might miss some interesting performers …

Online competitions

no travelling

Online competitions exist where pianists may send their recordings or provide an internet

link, after which a committee announces the laureates and invites them: the WPTA

Competition, the first Cochran Competition in Poland and the Gawon Award in Korea.

The advantage for the participants is that they do not need to travel to compete, and the

organisers do not need to rent a hall for one or two weeks. However, the excitement and

great experience of a live event and the special atmosphere with an audience is missing.

The true sound of the piano should really be heard in a concert hall, and to make a fair

comparison, the conditions should be the same for all participants.

Recently, a new online competition was launched: the Manhattan International Music

Competition. The winners are offered a concert at Carnegie Weill Recital Hall and more.

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Various rounds

The table on pages 50-53 show that most competitions consist of two or three preliminary

rounds followed by a final stage with orchestra.

No elimination

There is not always an elimination after each round (Bachauer, Cliburn, Hilton Head,

New Orleans and Pretoria, for example). If the contestants have to perform twice before

someone is eliminated, this has been indicated by, for example, "25 + 30" in the column

under "1 st stage": all candidates have 25 minutes performance time in the first part and 30

minutes in the second part.

For the Prix Animato in Paris, all contestants perform three times. Everybody stays in the

competition until the end. No elimination either at the New York International Piano

Competition. At the 2017 Liszt Competition in Utrecht, all contestants will appear in three

rounds before the jury decides who will be the finalists.

One round only

A few other competitions consist of only one single round. For these competitions (and

for those mentioned above where there is no elimination at all) "---" appears in the

columns for the 2 nd stage, the 3 rd stage and the finals.

Many rounds

The other extreme is provided by the Cooper Competition in Oberlin (USA), where the

contestants have to survive four elimination rounds before arriving in the finals.

Many competitions are preceded by a preselection. More information about this is given

on page 48.

Confusion may easily arise due to the usage of different terminology: after a preselection,

organisers may call the first public round 'semi-finals', and sometimes all selected pianists

who are invited to compete, are called finalists.

••• Piano Concertos •••

Most competitions require a piano concerto for the final stage. A few competitions

require two concertos. In Budapest, three works by Liszt for piano and orchestra must be

prepared (Totentanz and his two concertos), after which the jury chooses which one must

be performed. From the tables on pages 50-54 it can be seen that sometimes only one

movement (•) needs to be performed.

Which piano concertos may be played, is specified in the overviews on pages 58-62.

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Performance times

The following tables indicates the amount of music that contestants have to prepare for each

stage. The numbers indicate the duration (in minutes) of a solo performance. Additionally,

there can be : chamber music, or •••: a concerto with orchestra.

(•: one movement; •: with ensemble; •: with 2 nd piano)

(2) •••: two concertos to be prepared, but one to be performed.

Live: live auditions as preselection phase well ahead of the actual competition.

A few additional notes are given at the end of the table (page 53).

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Notes:

- a year is indicated in superscript ( '17 , '16 , '15 ...), meaning that the information pertains to that year. For

some competitions, more recent details were not yet certain at the time of printing. However, most of

the organisers keep the same structure for their next events;

- when a competition has several categories, the information in the table refers to the top category;

- the Music without Limits Competition in Druskininkai (Lithuania) has one concerto category, but also

six categories for piano solo;

- the Int'l Chopin Piano Competition in Asia (Japan) has five concerto categories and various solo

categories;

- at the competition in Panama, the finalists will perform a concerto with 2nd piano accompaniment,

but the winner will play the same concerto with orchestra;

- at the Midwest Competition in Cedar Falls (Iowa, USA), the finalists must be prepared to give a solo

encore (to be chosen from a list of five pieces) after their performance of the piano concerto.

* For some competitions, the total amount of solo repertoire to be prepared does not necessarily equal

the sum of the performance times. At a few other competitions contestants may repeat certain works

which they already played earlier. At the Queen Elisabeth Competition two recital programs must be

prepared for the 2nd round (semi-finals) and the jury will choose one. The rules must be read with care.

A few competitions appear again in the table on the next page, as they are in certain years

especially organised for junior pianists. (In these cases, the letter "Y" has been added to

indicate the event for the Youth.)

When a competition stages the events for senior (aged over 22) and junior pianists at almost

the same time, it is then only listed in the table above.

N.B. There are also online competitions, for which the pianists do not need to travel and do

not need to perform on stage to win an award. (See also page 48.)

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Youth competitions - Performance times

In the table below, those competitions have been singled out that specifically focus on the

youth: contestants not older than 22. (Mostly, even much lower age limits apply.) When a

competition has several age categories, the information in the table below refers to the

highest category only. The same notations are used as in the table on the previous pages.

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stages. Contestants must prepare 40 minutes of solo repertoire, from which the jury

selects the works to be played (30, 15 and 30 minutes in the successive rounds).

The New York International Piano Competition includes an Ensemble Round, in which the

contestants are paired and are required to perform a work for piano duo.

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Chamber Music

Quite a few international piano competitions include Chamber Music in one of the rounds:

A - Graz Schubert & Modern

Aus - Sydney

Can - Calgary Honens

Fin - Helsinki Maj Lind

FRG - Bonn Telekom Beethoven

FRG - Darmstadt Chopin

FRG - Frankfurt Int’l German Pi. Aw.

HK - Hong Kong

Isr - Tel Aviv Arthur Rubinstein

It - Bolzano Busoni

Jpn - Hamamatsu

N - Bergen Grieg

NL - Utrecht Liszt

Slvk - Bratislava Hummel

USA - Cleveland

USA - Milwaukee PianoArts

USA - Fort Worth Van Cliburn

Song

Accomp.

Duo Trio Quartet Quintet

In February 2015, the Kunst Universität Graz (KUG) organised the 9 th international

competition “Franz Schubert and Modern Music”, which included a Chamber Music

section for Piano Trios. On the repertoire, there were not only Schubert trios, but also a

choice of works for piano trio by other composers, such as Copland, Fontyn, Henze,

Rihm, Takemitsu, Isang Yun and others.

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Chamber Music

More specifically, the following compositions may appear (and have appeared) in the

repertoire requirements: (N.B. this list is not exhaustive.)

Song

accomp.

Berlioz

Grieg

Heggie

Liszt

Mozart KV523

Mozart KV524

Obradors

Schubert

Duo

w/violin

Beethoven #1 Op. 12/1 D

Beethoven #2 Op. 12/2 A

Beethoven #3 Op. 12/3 Es

Beethoven #4 Op. 23 a

Beethoven #5 Op. 24 f

Beethoven #6 Op. 30/1 A

Beethoven #7 Op. 30/2 c

Beethoven #8 Op. 30/3 G

Beethoven #9 Op. 47 A

Beethoven #10 Op. 96 G

Brahms #2 Op. 100 A

Brahms #3 Op. 108 d

Fauré #1 Op. 13 A

Grieg #1 Op. 8 F

Grieg #2 Op. 13 G

Grieg #3 Op. 45 c

Liszt

Mozart KV305 A

Mozart KV454 Bes

Prokofiev #1 Op. 80 f

Schumann Op. 121 d

Duo

w/cello

Beethoven Op. 69 A

Beethoven WoO45

Beethoven WoO46

Brahms Op. 38 e

Britten Op. 65 C

Chopin Op.65 g

Grieg Op. 36 a

Mendelssohn #2 Op. 58 D

Rachmaninov Op.19 g

Schumann Op. 73

Shostakovich Op. 40 d

Trio

Arensky Op. 32 d

Beethoven Op. 1/1 Es

Beethoven Op. 70/1 D

Beethoven Op. 97

Brahms Op. 8 H

Brahms Op. 87 C

Brahms Op. 101 c

Dvorak Op. 90 e

Glinka d

Hummel Op. 12 Es

Hummel Op. 35 G

Hummel Op. 65 G

Mendelssohn #1 Op. 49 d

Mendelssohn #2 Op. 66 c

Mozart KV548 C

Ravel a

Rachmaninov #1 g

Rachmaninov #2 Op. 9 d

Rubinstein Op. 15/1

Schubert 99 (D898) B

Schubert 100 (D929) Es

Schnittke (1992)

Schumann Op. 63 d

Shostakovich Op. 67 e

Strauss Op. 13 c

Tchaikovsky Op. 50 a

various composers (Graz)

Quartet

Beethoven Op. 16 E

Brahms #1 Op. 25 g

Brahms #2 Op. 26 A

Brahms Op. 60 c

Dvo ák Op. 87 Es

Fauré #1 Op.15 c

Mozart #1 KV478 g

Mozart #2 KV493 Es

Mozart #2 KV493 Es

Mozart KV498 Es

Schumann Op.47 Es

Quintet

Arensky Op. 51 D

Bartók (1904)

Brahms Op. 34 f

Dvo ák Op. 81 A

Elgar Op. 84 a

Fauré #2 Op. 115 c

Franck f

Lenot

Saint-Saëns Op. 14 a

Schumann Op. 44 E

Shostakovich Op. 57 g

Zar bski Op. 34 g

The chamber music selections usually change from year to year, introducing some variety.

For example, the 2013 Telekom Beethoven Competition in Bonn required Beethoven’s

Sonata for Horn and Piano, but in 2015, one of Beethoven’s violin sonatas was compulsory.

In Calgary 2015, contestants could perform with a clarinetist, a singer and/or a viola player.

In Orléans (2014), the finalists played with a quintet (clarinet, flute, saxophone, viola and

violoncello). Finalists of the 2017 Chopin Competition in Darmstadt will perform

Chopin’s Sonata for Cello and Piano (and one of his piano concertos).

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Concerto Repertoire

Concerto Repertoire

Concertos form an important part of the repertoire at major competitions. A great pianist

may Concertos win a form competition an important with a part splendid of the interpretation repertoire major of "Beethoven competitions. #4", A while great another

pianist

pianist may win is hailed a competition by the audience with a after splendid a dazzling interpretation performance of "Beethoven of "Rach 3".

#4", while another

pianist is hailed by the audience after a dazzling performance of "Rach 3".

Sometimes, a competition offers the opportunity to perform a less well-known work for

piano Sometimes, and orchestra, a competition like at offers the Concerto’Sion the opportunity Competition to perform a

in less Istanbul, well-known where work Fauré’s

for

Ballad piano and for orchestra, piano and and like orchestra at the was Concerto is the Competition the list, list, or Barber, or for Barber, Young at the at Pianists Bachauer the 2014 in Competition

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also on the

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may could be (MacDowell

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may may

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For

At the a Grieg few competitions, Competition in a specific Bergen, concerto the piano is concerto compulsory, by Saeverud to be performed can be chosen. by all finalists.

(This At a few is the competitions, case at the Piano a specific Campus concerto Competition is compulsory, in Pontoise, be performed the Liszt Competition by all finalists. for

Young At (This

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competitions, case in at Weimar the

a Piano

specific and Campus the concerto ASEAN/Concerto Competition

is compulsory, in Competition Pontoise,

to be performed the in Jakarta.)

Liszt Competition

by all finalists.

for

(This Young

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the case in

at Weimar

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Pontoise.)

in Jakarta).

Two concertos

Two Any concertos

At some competitions, two concertos have to be performed. It is then mostly a Mozart

concerto At At

some the Honens and competitions, another, Competition major two concerto. concertos in Calgary

have and

to be the

performed. Youth Tchaikovsky

It is then mostly

Competition a Mozart

in

concerto Moscow and and another, at Piano-e-Competition, major concerto.

any piano concerto may be performed. Also at

the Tchaikovsky big Tchaikovsky Competition, Competition, the Van Any the Cliburn, Van concerto Cliburn, and in the and Queen in the Elisabeth Queen Elisabeth in Brussels, in

contestants Brussels, contestants have free have choice free of choice their Any second of their concerto

second in concerto the finals.

the finals.

At the Honens Competition in Calgary and the Dallas International Piano Competition in

Texas, At the Honens any piano Competition, concerto may the Bachauer be performed. and the Also Dallas at the International Tchaikovsky Piano Competition, the

Van any Cliburn, piano concerto and in the may Queen be performed. Elisabeth Two

in Also concertos

Brussels, at the contestants Van Cliburn have and free Queen choice Elisabeth of their

second competition, concerto contestants in the finals. have free choice of their second concerto in the finals.

At some competitions, two concertos have to be performed. It is then mostly a Mozart

concerto and another, big, major romantic concerto. concerto.

Table of concertos

Table of concertos

Usually, the choice of piano concertos is restricted. On page 61, 63, the piano concertos are

listed which may be performed in the AAF member competitions. The tables on pages 56- 58-

60 62 On specify page 61, which the piano choice concertos the contestants are listed have. which If a may competition be performed has several in the age AAF groups, member

it

might competitions. be that The also the tables finalists the finalists on pages the in 56-60 younger the younger specify age categories age which categories choice may the may also contestants play with have.

orchestra.

(Århus, (Astana, Astana, Weimar, Barlassina, Zhuhai …) Jakarta, In these Weimar, cases, only Zhuhai the top …) category In these has cases, been covered only the in top the

category table. has been covered in the table.

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Concerto Repertoire (Mozart)

Many of the concertos by Mozart for piano and orchestra are true master pieces. It does

not surprise that these are often required at competitions. Some of these concertos can also

very well be performed with a string quartet instead of a (chamber) orchestra.

The following table shows which concertos may be performed at some stage in one of the

AAF member competitions.

Mozart Concertos: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

A - Salzburg '16 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

Aus - Sydney '16 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

B - Brussels '16 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

Brs - Rio de Janeiro '14 '10 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

Bul - Vladigerov '15 '10 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

Can - Honens '15 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

Can - Montreal '14 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

CH - Genève '14 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

Chn - Shenzhen '17 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

Chn - Xiamen '16 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

Chn - Zhuhai '15 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

Cz - Smetana '16 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

Frg - ARD '14 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

Frg - Bremen '16 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

Frg - Dortmund '16 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

Frg - Frankfurt '15 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

Frg - MozARTe '15 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

Frg - Wernigerode '16 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

GB - Hastings '16 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

GB - Leeds '15 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

GB - Manchester Mottram '161 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

GB - Sussex '15 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

Geor - Tbilisi '13 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

Gr - Thessaloniki '17 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

Irl - Dublin '15 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

Isr - Tel Aviv '17 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

It - Acquaviva delle Fonti '14 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

It - Bolzano Busoni '17 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

It - Cantù '16 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

It - Cento '15 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

It - FVG '16 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

It - Monza '16 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

It - Roma '15 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

It - Seregno '15 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

Jpn - Hamamatsu '15 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

Jpn - PTNA '16 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

Jpn - Sendai '16 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

Jpn - Takamatsu '14 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

Kzk - Astana '17 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

Lit - Druskininkai '16 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

Lit - Vainiunas '14 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

Mex - Parnassós '14 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

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Concerto Repertoire (Mozart) (cont'd)

Mozart Concertos: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

Panama '16 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

Pol - Gdansk '13 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

Pol - Paderewski '16 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

Prt - Porto S. Cecilia '16 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

Sct - Glasgow '14 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

Serb - Bajic '16 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

Slvk - Hummel '14 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

Sp - Ferrol '15 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

Sp - Iturbi '15 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

Sp - Jaén '16 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

Tur - Istanbul '15 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

Ukr - Gilels '15 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

USA - Bachauer '14 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

USA - Bachauer Y. Artists '161 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

USA - Cleveland '16 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

USA - Cliburn '17 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

USA - e-Competition Junior '15 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

USA - Hilton Head '16 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

USA - Hilton Head Y '15 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

USA - Midwest '16 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

USA - NYCA '16 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

USA - NYIPC '16 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

USA - Oberlin '16 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

USA - PianoArts '16 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

Index of Mozart concertos

1 KV 37 F 5 KV 175 D

2 KV 39 B 6 KV 238 B

3 KV 40 D 8 KV 246 C

4 KV 41 G 9 KV 271 Es

(*)

11 KV 413 F

12 KV 414 A

13 KV 415 C

14 KV 449 Es

15 KV 450 B

16 KV 451 D

17 KV 453 G

18 KV 456 B

19 KV 459 F

20 KV 466 d

21 KV 467 C

22 KV 482 Es

23 KV 488 A

24 KV 491 c

25 KV 503 C

26 KV 537 D

27 KV 595 B

*: concertos #7 (KV242) and #10 (KV365) are for three and two pianos and orchestra.

Only Mozart Concertos

There are a few international piano competitions, where the final concerto has to be by

Mozart: the Mozart Competition in Salzburg and the MozARTe Competition in Aachen.

At the Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels, all semifinalists must perform a Mozart

concerto, apart from a solo recital. (And then, the finalists have a free choice of the second

concerto.)

Any Mozart Concerto

There exist competitions where the contestants may perform any Mozart concerto, once

they have come to that stage in the competition: Toronto, Bucharest (Enescu), and the

competition in Las Rozas (near Madrid, Spain).

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Piano Concertos

Blue indicates concertos applicants may choose from. Whenever the choice is more restricted,

the eligible concertos are indicated by their number or key (or key letter).

: a dot in the column under "Mozart" indicates that not all piano concertos by Mozart are

eligible. The ones that may be chosen are specified in the separate table of Mozart concertos.

Other: the 'other' concertos at the right are better specified in the concerto list on page 63.

Bartók

Beeth.

Brahms

Chopin

Grieg

LisztMend.

Mozart

Prok.

Rachm.

Ravel

S-Saëns

Schum.

Tchaik.

Other

Total:

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Bartók

Beeth.

Brahms

Chopin

Grieg

LisztMend.

Mozart

Prok.

Rachm.

Ravel

S-Saëns

Schum.

Tchaik.

Other

Total:

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Bartók

Beeth.

Brahms

Chopin

Grieg

LisztMend.

Mozart

Prok.

Rachm.

Ravel

S-Saëns

Schum.

Tchaik.

Other

Total:

*1: Bach, Barber, Dohnányi+Litolff, Franck, Gershwin, Haydn, Hummel, Medtner, Scriabin, Williamson

*2: Gershwin, MacDowell, Poulenc, Scriabin, and English composers

*3: Bach, Franck, Gershwin, Haydn, Shostakovich

*4: Bach, Andrejevas, Berkovich, Polunin, Rowley, Silvanski.

The The final final stage stage in in Brussels (2013), attended by Queen Fabiola.

Any Any piano piano concerto may be played.

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List of Piano Concertos

and other works for piano and orchestra

Below is a list of works for piano and orchestra by composers other than Mozart. Opus

numbers and keys are mentioned as well. Naturally, more piano concertos exist, but the

focus is here on the repertoire requirements for the competitions listed in this catalogue.

List of concertos, appearing in the main table:

Bartók 1 BB 91 A

Bartók 2 BB 101 G

Bartók 3 BB 127 E

Beethoven 1 Op. 15 C

Beethoven 2 Op. 19 B

Beethoven 3 Op. 37 c

Beethoven 4 Op. 58 G

Beethoven 5 Op. 73 Es

Brahms 1 Op. 15 d

Brahms 2 Op. 83 B

Chopin 1 Op. 11 e

Chopin 2 Op. 21 f

Grieg Op. 16 a

Liszt 1 S124 Es

Liszt 2 S125 A

Liszt (Totentanz) S126

Mendelssohn 1 Op. 25 G

Mendelssohn 2 Op. 40 d

Prokofiev 1 Op. 10 Des

Prokofiev 2 Op. 16 g

Prokofiev 3 Op. 26 C

Prokofiev 4 Op. 53 B

Prokofiev 5 Op. 55 G

Rachmaninov 1 Op. 1 fis

Rachmaninov 2 Op. 18 c

Rachmaninov 3 Op. 30 d

Rachmaninov 4 Op. 40 g

Rachmaninov –Pag Op. 43

Ravel G

Ravel left-hand D

Saint-Saëns 1 Op. 17 D

Saint-Saëns 2 Op. 22 g

Saint-Saëns 3 Op. 29 Es

Saint-Saëns 4 Op. 44 c

Saint-Saëns 5 Op. 103 F

Schumann Op. 54 a

Tchaikovsky 1 Op. 23 b

Tchaikovsky 2 Op. 44 G

Tchaikovsky 3 Op. 75 Es

From the column at the right in the table on the previous pages, reference is made to the

following - less frequently played - works for piano and orchestra:

Andrejevas C

Bach BWV 1052 D

Bach BWV 1053 E

Bach BWV 1054 D

Bach BWV 1055 A

Bach BWV 1056 f

Bach BWV 1057 F

Bach BWV 1058 g

Bach BWV 1060 c (two pi.)

Bach BWV 1062 c (two pi.)

Barber Op. 38

Beethoven conc. D

Berkovich Op.44 C

Dohnányi Op.25

Fauré Ballade Op.19

Franck Var. M46

Gershwin (Rhaps.)

Gershwin F

Haydn Hob. XVIII-11 D

Haydn Hob. XVIII G

Hummel 2 Op. 85 a

Kabalevski 3 Op. 50 D

Khachaturian Op. 38 Des

Lessel Op. 14 C

Ligeti

Litolff

Op.102 d

Liszt (Fant.) S123

Liszt (Hexaméron) S365b

Liszt

S366

MacDowell 2 Op. 23 d

Medtner 2 Op. 50 c

Paderewski Op. 17 a

Paderewski Op. 19 (Fant.)

Polunin a

Poulenc FP146 cis

Rowley

G

Saeverud Op. 31

Schumann Konz.stück Op.92 G

Schumann Konz.All. Op.134 d

Scriabin Op. 20 fis

Shostakovich 1 Op. 35 c

Shostakovich 2 Op. 102 F

Silvanski G

Strauss (Richard)

d

Vainiunas, Stasys 4 Op. 40

Vladigerov 3 Op. 31 b

Webern Op. 24

Williamson 3 Es

Abril, Antón García

De Falla ( ) G.49

De la Cruz, Zulema ( )

Halffter, C. (1953)

Halffter, R. ( ) Op. 21

Montsalvatge ( ) (1953)

Marco, Tomás ( )

Rodrigo ( )

Roque Alsina, Carlos

Alwyn, William 2 (1960)

Bliss, Sir Arthur B

Delius, Frederick c

Harty, Sir Hamilton b

Ireland, John Es

Rawsthorne, Alan 1 (1939)

Rawsthorne, Alan 2 (1951)

Vaug hn Williams,

Ralph C

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AAF Receptions

Every competition brings enjoyment, but also some surprises and disappointment. One of

the tense moments during a piano competition is the time that contestants have to wait for

the results. Not only after the finals. Also at the end of the first round, all contestants are

anxious to know who may pass to the next round. They often have to wait for one hour –

or much longer – until the jury makes an announcement.

In 2009, the Alink-Argerich Foundation started to offer financial support to several

competitions for organising a special reception, preferably at the end of the first round.

The main idea is to offer the contestants some comfort with food and drinks and an

opportunity to relax a little, to meet and talk in a friendly atmosphere, while hopefully all

of them are still there. It can also bring new contacts that might be useful for the future.

Between 2009 and 2015, financial support for such a special reception was offered to 66

competitions. Every year, AAF had asked notary Mr. D.L. Rang to conduct an official

draw, to make an objective and fair selection.

In 2016, competitions which have not yet received AAF’s support may still apply for this.

It will then be decided where the support will be given and in which way. More details

will be posted on AAF’s website, where also reports on the receptions in the years 2009-

2015 are given and several photos can be seen.

On the next pages: more photos and impressions from different places and competitions,

where the receptions have been held.

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AAF Award

Apart from the receptions which were held with the financial support of AAF, a new

initiative has been taken: to offer a special prize, the AAF Award, at selected major

international piano competitions. With this Award, AAF wishes to encourage and support

outstanding pianists at the early stage of their concert careers.

In every competition, excellent pianists take part, but only a few will win one of the main

prizes. This leaves the other ones almost empty-handed, although they also deserve our

full attention. Many of them have already clearly demonstrated to be professional pianists,

who are ready to give wonderful performances.

With this in mind, the idea of an AAF Award was conceived: to be given to the contestant

who receives the highest ranking in the 3 rd stage (semi-finals) of a major competition and

who is not admitted to the finals.

The prize consists of financial support and assistance in the realisation of a concert, while

AAF also gives the winner some extra international publicity and exposure. Naturally,

Martha Argerich is also informed and the possibility of having the Award Winner perform

in one of her Festivals is among the options to be considered.

In 2015, the AAF Award was offered at the Chopin Competition in Warsaw and at the

Hamamatsu International Piano Competition. At both competitions, Martha Argerich

was on the jury and had thus the opportunity to hear and to evaluate the pianists herself.

Chopin Competition, Warsaw

The 17 th Frederyk Chopin International Piano Competition in Warsaw took place between

October 2 nd - 20 th , 2015. Not less than 455 pianists had applied. After a first selection

based on DVDs, a second selection was held in the form of a preliminary round in

Warsaw, April 2015. Finally, 78 pianists took part in the main competition in October

2015, which consisted of four rounds.

Dinara Klinton was among the contestants in Warsaw and she reached the semi-finals.

Ten pianists were admitted to the finals, and - based on the votings by the jury - it was

officially announced that Dinara was ranked 11 th . So, she had just missed the finals and

became thus the very first recipient of the AAF Award.

Hamamatsu International Piano Competition

Almost the same number of pianists (445) had applied for the 9 th Hamamatsu International

Piano Competition, which took place between November 21 st - December 6 th , 2015. After

a DVD preselection, 87 pianists were selected to participate. 72 came to Hamamatsu,

well-prepared to compete in four rounds.

Japanese pianist Kenji Miura reached the semi-finals. There were six finalists. Kenji

Miura was placed 7 th and thus received the AAF Award.

On the next two pages, the two AAF Award winners are presented.

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AAF Award winner Dinara Klinton

© Peter Freudenreich

Born in Ukraine in 1989, Dinara graduated from the Moscow Central Music School,

studied with Valery Pyasetsky, the Moscow Conservatory, where she had been working

with Eliso Virsaladze, and the Royal College of Music in London, as a student of Dina

Parakhina. Already since 1998, Dinara has been very successful in competitions, winning

first and second prizes: in the Krainev Competition (1998, 2006), Kitzingen (2003), the

Tchaikovsky Youth Competition (2004), the Busoni Competition (2007), Tbilisi (2009),

the Paderewski Competition (2013), Rio de Janeiro (2014, 3 rd prize) and Sussex (2015).

She also received a special prize at the 2006 Hamamatsu Int’l Piano Competition.

Warsaw

2015

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AAF Award winner Kenji Miura

Hamamatsu

2015

Kenji Miura was born in Japan, 1993. From

the age of 13, he studied at the Purcell School

in London. After auditioning for the Royal

College of Music, the University of the Arts in

Berlin and the prestigious Curtis Institute of

Music in Philadelphia and being accepted by

each of these schools, he continued his studies

with Klaus Hellwig in Berlin. Since March

2014, he studies with Eldar Nebolsin at the

Hanns Eisler Hochschule für Musik.

Unlike many other pianists, Kenji Miura has

not participated in many competitions. In

2009, he had been finalist of the Liszt

Competition in Weimar, and Hamamatsu was

actually the first major international

competition he had entered.

He has given regular performances and had

prepared Brahms’ 2 nd piano concerto for the

finals of the Hamamatsu Competition.

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Travel & Accommodation

Taking part in an international piano competition requires not only thorough musical

preparation, but it is also a considerable investment.

Travelling costs money and the participant needs to find accommodation, preferably not too

far from the hall and practicing facilities. The longer the competition lasts, the higher the

costs can mount. With the large quantity of competitions, pianists might prefer to apply for

competitions that are relatively easy to travel to, rather than to indulge in an adventurous

trip to a place far away from any airport or train station.

It becomes almost a must for overseas competitions to offer at least some travel assistance

if they want to attract a truly international field of contestants.

Here are a few examples of competitions planned for 2016, that offer some compensation to

the pianists who have been selected to take part (or to those who have reached a certain

stage in the competition):

Travel assistance

- air ticket fully provided by the competitions in Pretoria, Sydney, Tongyeong (Korea)

- travel compensation/reimbursement: Hong Kong (up to US$ 1500, 2 nd stage contestants),

Cleveland (at least US$ 1000), New York (US$ 1000), Bergen (1000 Euro, semifinalists),

New Orleans (US$ 750), Sendai (up to 100000 Yen), Panama (50%), Brussels (50%, up to

500 Euro, 2 nd stage), Rio de Janeiro (US$ 500; full amount for finalists), Animato, Eppan,

Pontoise (500 Euro), Hilton Head (US$ 500), Kerikeri (up to NZD 500), Manchester (25%).

Accommodation offered

- hotel full-board: Bolzano, Panama, Tongyeong, Midwest, Eppan, Novi Sad (only finals)

- hotel + daily allowance*: Sydney & Hong Kong

- housing & meals provided: Cleveland, New Orleans, New York

- hotel**: Bucharest, Pontoise, Jaén, Sendai, Rio de Janeiro

- accommodation covered: Bydgoszcz Paderewski*, Manchester James Mottram

- host families: Bergen, Brussels, Dortmund, Enschede, Hastings, Lyon, Maisons-Laffitte,

Monza, Orléans, Seregno, Viñes, Würzburg, Bachauer, Dallas, Hilton Head, New Orleans,

PianoArts, San Jose (Advanced category), Rabat, Pretoria, Kerikeri, to mention a few.

There are more.

*: for the duration of the official participation (HK & Paderewski: until the end for semifinalists)

**: for the duration of the official participation (Pontoise: for entire event)

Other compensations

- Jaén: 300 Euro when in 2 nd round, 400 Euro when in 3 rd round.

- Salzburg: 50 Euro daily allowance from 2 nd round.

- Würzburg Bach: 30 Euro daily allowance from 2 nd round.

- Zwickau Schumann: 100 Euro allowance for finalists.

Important note: this overview is not exhaustive. Also other competitions offer assistance. It is not

always published, and sometimes only given upon request. Although all details were compiled with

great care, AAF cannot assume responsibility for any mistake or omission. Terms and type of

assistance may also change. Interested pianists should always check the official websites.

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Jury members

On the following pages, the names of jury members are listed. The numbers behind the

names refer to the competitions as in the list below. Only the AAF member competitions

presented in this catalogue and which took place in 2015 have been considered.

1: A - Graz [Ch.Mus.]

2: A - Ros. Marciano

3: B - C. Franck

4: Bul - Vladigerov

5: Can - Honens

6: Chn - Zhuhai

7: Crt - Karlovac

8: Dan - Århus

9: F - Lyon

10: F - Mais.-Laffitte

11: F - Pontoise

12: F - Valence

13: Frg - ARD

14: Frg - Bonn

15: Frg - Clavicologne

16: Frg - Euregio

17: Frg - Frankfurt

18: Frg - K. Wusterh.

19: Frg - Meiningen

20: Frg - MozARTe

21: Frg - NYCA/aud1

22: Frg - NYCA/aud2

23: Frg - PIANALE

24: Frg - Troisdorf

25: Frg - Weimar

26: GB - Hastings

27: GB - Leeds

28: GB - Newcastle

29: GB - NYCA/aud.

30: GB - Sussex

31: GB - Windsor

32: Gr - Thessaloniki

33: Irl - Dublin

34: It - Bolzano

35: It - Cantù

36: It - Cento

37: It - Finale Ligure

38: It - Giubilei

39: It - Martucci

40: It - Massarosa

41: It - Osimo

42: It - Piano Lovers

43: It - Piano Talents

44: It - Roma

45: It - Salerno

46: It - San Donà

47: It - Seregno

48: It - Tadini

49: It - Taranto

50: It - Val Tidone

51: It - Verona

52: Jpn - Chopin/Asia

53: Jpn - Hamamatsu

54: Jpn - PTNA

55: Kzk - Astana

56: Lat - Riga

57: Lit - Druskininkai

58: Malta

59: N - Tromsø

60: Pol - Chopin

61: Pol - Cochran

62: Pol - Moszkowski

63: Pol - NYCA/aud.

64: Pol - Szafarnia

65: Prt - S. Cecilia

66: Rum - Filtsch

67: Serb - WPTA

68: Sp - Abril

69: Sp - Barcelona

70: Sp - Campillos

71: Sp - Ferrol

72: Sp - Granada

73: Sp - Iturbi

74: Sp - Jaén

75: Sp - Las Rozas

76: Sp - Steinberg

77: Sp - R. Viñes

78: Tur - Istanbul

79: Ukr - Gilels

80: USA - Cincinnati

81: USA - Cliburn -Y

82: USA - Dallas

83: USA - e-Comp.-Y

84: USA - H. Head -Y

85: USA - NYCA/aud.

86: USA - San Jose

87: USA - Tempe

N.B. Juries at preselections have not been included, The selection juries for the Cochran

Competition, NYCA, as well as the juries for the Martucci, WPTA and the Antón García

Abril Award have been included, as their decisions were instrumental for the final result.

When a competition consists of several categories with different juries, only the jury

members for the highest category are mentioned. For the PTNA competition in Japan, only

the international jury for the semifinal and final stage of the highest category have been

included.

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Jury members at AAF competitions in 2015

Abrahams, Libby (gb) 14

Alessandrini, Raymond (f) 11

Alexeev, Dmitry (rus) 60,67

Alink-Yamamoto, Akemi (jpn) 80

Allen, Patrick (gb) 30

Anagnoson, James (can) 33

Anderszewski, Piotr (pol) 63

Andjaparidze, Eteri (geor) 86

Andonova, Daniela (bul) 66

Andres, Robert (crt) 47

Andrzejewski, Waldemar (pol) 62

Angelov, Ludmil (bul) 4

Aoubakirova, Jania (kzk) 55

Arens, Rolf-Dieter (frg) 25

Argerich, Martha (arg) 53,60

Arnicane, Arta (lat) 56

Artimiw, Lydia (usa) 81

Ashkenazy, Elena (rus) 52

Ashkenazy, Vovka (rus) 40,49

Babayan, Sergei (arm) 53

Bach, Philippe (frg) 19

Badura-Skoda, Paul (a) 13,17,25,78

Bagaría Carreira, José Enrique (esp) 69

Baldocci, Gabriele (it) 31,36

Balzani, Vincenzo (it) 9,18,35,42,43,44,47,48

Bao, Hui-qiao (chn) 73

Bashkirov, Dmitry (rus) 17

Batyreva, Lilija (belo) 57

Beaujean, Oswald (frg) 1

Bekhterev, Boris (rus) 46

Beleckiene, Gražina (lit) 57

Benseny, Jordi (esp) 64,77

Benz, Robert (frg) 34

Bérard, Jean-Luc (f) 11

Beroff, Michel (f) 6

Blaha, Bernadene (can) 83

Bloch, Boris (rus) 34

Bodzin Levy, Zelma (usa) 8

Bogdanov, Yuri (rus) 3,18

Boldizsár, Csíky (rum) 66

Bonatta, Andrea (it) 14

Borac, Luiza (rum) 40

Borri, Ettore (it) 39

Borys, Roman (can) 1

Bourdoncle, Michel (f) 62

Bozzia, Walter (it) 39

Braconi, Monaldo (it) 38

Braginsky, Alexander (isr) 83

Breslin, Cathal (irl) 73

Brodsky, Giselle (usa) 17

Bronevetzky, Vladislav (rus) 77

Bronzi, Enrico (it) 1

Brousseau, Michel (can) 41

Brownridge, Angela (gb) 66

Bulychev-Okser, Michael (rus) 18,75

Busse, Holger (frg) 17

Byrne, John (gb) 10

Campanella, Michele (it) 50

Campaner, Gloria (it) 45

Cappello, Roberto (it) 41

Carunchio, Maria Teresa (it) 44

Castro, Ricardo (brs) 87

Catena, Costantino (it) 45

Cebro, Carlos (ur) 69

Chang, Hae-Won (cor) 52

Chou, Chia (can) 1

Clark, Judith (gb) 30

Codegoni, Ermanno (it) 42

Cogato, Tommaso (it) 15

Cohen, Arnaldo (brs) 34

Cohen, Jeffrey (usa) 85

Colom, Josep (esp) 12

Cominati, Roberto (it) 34

Commandeur, Bernard (f) 12

Coppola, Mario (it) 41

Coronas Valle, Paula (esp) 68

Cossé, Peter (a) 25

Costa, Cesário (prt) 65

Crudeli, Marcella (it) 48

Dan, Zhaoyi (chn) 52

Dang, Thai Son (vtn) 60

Dank, Ran (isr) 82

De Almeida, Marco Antônio (brs) 75

De Maria, Pietro (it) 23

De Solaun Soto, Josu (esp) 74

Delle Vigne, Aquiles (arg) 38,50

Delorko, Ratko (a) 50

Demidjenko, Nikolaj (rus) 27

Demus, Jörg (a) 34

Denervaud, Jean-Claude (ch) 56

Dente, Sabrina (it) 44

Devoyon, Pascal (f) 27

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Di Bella, Lorenzo (it) 41

Di Cesare, Fausto (it) 41

Di Cristofano, Antonio (it) 20

Didenko, Yuri (rus) 58,75

Dimulescu, Vladimir Valentin (rum) 66

Döberlein, Wolfgang (frg) 25

Doidjashvili, Manana (geor) 25,73

Domanska, Joanna (pol) 52

Donohoe, Peter (gb) 36

Dorenski, Sergei (rus) 55

Drzewiecki, Jaroslaw (pol) 57,62

Dullea, Mary Josephine (irl) 1

Dürer, Carsten (frg) 1,17

Dvarionas, Justas (lit) 23

Dvorkin, Vsevolod (rus) 43

Ebi, Akiko (jpn) 53,60

Edel-Latos, Cécile (f) 28

Eganian, Svetlana (bul) 3,18,75

Eguchi, Fumiko (jpn) 33

Elton, Christopher (gb) 8,81

Elvekjaer, Jens (dan) 8

Entremont, Philippe (f) 60

Escande, Pascal (f) 55

Esen, Ozgür Mert (tur) 58

Evans, Daniel (gb) 27

Evrov, Nikolaj (bul) 4

Fahy, Thérèse (irl) 33

Fassina, Jean (f) 11

Feng, Zi-Xiang (chn) 24

Ferrer Laloe, Emmanuel (esp) 23,65

Fialkowska, Janina (pol) 5,25,59

Fico, Lorenzo (it) 49

Fitenko, Nikita (rus) 70

Fiuzzi, Stefano (it) 46

Flageollet, Véronique (f) 11

Fliter, Ingrid (arg) 5,35

Fomina, Tatjana (rus) 79

Fowke, Philip (gb) 30

Fracasso, Luigi (it) 62

Frankl, Péter (hun) 33

Frey, Nikolaus (frg) 23

Frölich, Andreas (frg) 3,20,70,71,72,75

Furcht, Roberto (it) 35

Galopin, Marie-Christine (f) 11

García Abril, Antón (esp) 68

García, Ana Delia (esp) 72

Gardon, Olivier (f) 26,73

Gatehouse, Adam (gb) 27

Geffen, Jeremy (rsa) 5

Gelenbe, Deniz Arman (f) 31

Geleziute, Vilija (lit) 57

Gentile, Ada (it) 38

Gililov, Pavel (ukr/frg) 6,14,21,33

Girod, Marie-Cathérine (f) 9

Gjurkova, Mariana (bul) 73

Gladkov, Vadim (ukr) 68

Gleasner, Gregg (usa) 33

Goerner, Nelson (arg) 60

Goetzke, Bernd (frg) 26,28

Górecka, Anna (pol) 52

Gothoni, Ralf (fin) 3

Gottlieb, Jay (usa) 53

Grant Rogers, Nigel (gb) 29

Grante, Carlo (it) 45

Grau, Andreas (frg) 13

Guijarro, Ana María (esp) 74

Gulyak, Sofya (rus) 36

Gutdeutsch, Walter (frg) 76

Haag, Ivo (ch) 13

Hagmann, Peter (ch) 14

Hamilton, Robert (Dean) (usa) 87

Hamlen, Charles (usa) 5

Han, Tong-Il (cor) 27,53

Han, Young Lan (frg) 25

Harasiewicz, Adam (pol) 60

Hata, Haruhi (jpn) 10

Heiligers, Eckart (frg) 1

Henry, Yves (f) 64

Hirose, Etsuko (jpn) 32

Hoppe, Esther (ch) 1

Huang, Peiyu (chn) 15,58,72,75

Iannone, Pasquale (it) 45

Iglesias, Catia (it) 43,48

Ikeba, Ayami (jpn) 50

Ioudenitch, Stanislav (uzb) 54,83

Ishii, Naomi (jpn) 2

Iwasaki, Shuku (jpn) 47

Jablonski, Krzysztof (pol) 52,61

Jablonsky, Peter (sw) 67

Jandó, Jenö (hun) 73

Januševicius, Gintaras (lit) 56

Jasinski, Andrzej (pol) 52,53,60,64

Jiracek von Arnim, Jan (frg) 54

Joedicke, Sibylla (frg) 2

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Joffe, Dina (isr/frg) 26,60

Jones, Ian (gb) 59,67

Ju, Jin (chn) 51

Kang, Sung-Suk (cor) 2

Kanno, Jun (jpn) 23

Kardashev, Anatoly (ukr) 79

Katayama, Masahi (jpn) 2

Katsarava, Guigla (geor) 65

Kaufmann, Klaus (frg) 6

Kawalla, Bronislawa (pol) 52

Keller, Michael (frg) 24

Kim, Daejin (cor) 6,14

Kim, Dominique (f) 11

Kim, Wonmi (cor) 46,49

Kinka, Rita (y) 46

Kirschnereit, Matthias (frg) 53

Kobrin, Alexander (rus) 34

Koch, Heribert (frg) 65

Kodama, Mari (jpn) 81

Koltun, Florian (frg) 16

Konstantinidis, Georges (gr) 32

Korecka-Soszkowska, Maria (pol) 57

Korevaar, David (usa) 82

Krasovsky, Emanuel (isr) 3

Kumamoto, Mari (jpn) 73

Kuroda, Aki (jpn) 42,43,45

Kutrowatz, Johannes (a) 17

Kwok, Gabriel (hk) 83

La Gallic, Gaëlle (f) 9

Lafontaine, Loïc (f) 11

Lago, Juan (esp) 15,70,75

Lama, Carles (esp) 65

Lamas, Natalia (esp) 20,71,72,75

Lapšanský, Marián (slvk) 14

Larsen, Lavard Skou (dan) 3

Latarche, Vanessa (gb) 55

Lazko, Igor (rus) 57

Le Naour, Michel (f) 11

Lee, Yang-Sook (cor) 69

Leljak, Dorian (crt/serb) 67,75

Leporatti, Gabriele (it) 22

Levinson, Max (usa) 33

Levitina, Tatjana (rus) 66

Lewin, Michael (usa) 54

Li, Chenxi (chn) 4

Li, Jian (chn/usa) 53

Li, Yundi (chn) 60

Liforenko, Olga (ukr) 79

Lim, Chong-Pil (cor) 11

Lisak, Magdalena (pol) 52

Llacuna, Marie Teresa (esp) 12

Lomazov, Marina (ukr) 82

Lotto, Miyoko (jpn) 84

Lou, Xue-Bin (chn) 24

Loukidou, Nora (gr) 32

Lowenthal, Jerome (usa) 27

Lucchesini, Andrea (it) 6

Lücker, Gesa (frg) 22

Luisi, Gianluca (it) 41

Machnik, Piotr (pol) 37

Mamriev, Albert (isr) 3,9,16,18,20,43,76

Mantovani, Angelo Achille (it) 35

Marchegiani, Sergio (it) 20,71

Marciano, Gianluca (it) 61

Marco, Patrick (f) 11

Mardirossian, Vahan (arm) 20,78

Margulis, Jura (frg) 32,80

Markarova-Yakubovitch, Anna (rus) 79

Markov, Mikhail (rus/hol) 59

Marshev, Oleg (rus) 39,47

Matsuda, Yasuko (jpn) 40

Matsuev, Denis (rus) 55

Matsuzawa, Yuki (jpn) 76

Matteucci, Mauro Nadir (it) 38

Mauser, Siegfried (frg) 14,75

Mazzoccante, Giuliano (it) 58,70

McDonald, Robert (usa) 27

McSwiney, Veronica (irl) 33

Medina, Juan (esp) 75

Medjimorec, Heinz (a) 6

Meir, Baruch (isr) 87

Meister, Rudolf (frg) 17

Menor Martín, José (esp) 31

Merlet, Dominique (f) 10,12

Merli, Giuseppe (it) 50

Meshkuna-Slater, Marika (gb) 28

Millás Vendrell, María Raquel (esp) 69

Min, Klara (cor/usa) 21,29,63,85

Mishory, Gilead (isr) 9

Mocsári, Károly (hun) 10,61

Moesus, Johannes (frg) 23

Möller, Stephan (frg) 2,24

Molteni, Cristina (it) 35

Monakh, Olga (ukr) 12

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Monastyrski, Vadim (isr) 25,52,87

Montero, Sergio (esp) 70

Morales Alonso, Leonel (cub/esp) 3,20,68,70,

Moreno, Hector (arg) 49 \ 71,75

Moretti, Maurizio (it) 47

Morgan, Carol (gb) 2

Morita, Yoshifumi (jpn) 35

Mouradian, Aida (f) 11

Mrongovius-Uriarte, Begoña (esp) 13

Mukhamedzhanov, Tolegen (kzk) 55

Mulazzani, Gianmarco (it) 41

Müllenbach, Alexander (lux) 26,72

Müller, Christian (gdr) 19

Mulyar, Pavlo (ukr) 79

Murawska, Maria (pol) 64

Mužijevic, Predrag (bosn) 5

Nagai, Yoshikazu (jpn) 80

Nakamatsu, Jon (usa) 81

Namirovsky, Misha (isr) 17

Navach, Lisa (gb) 35

Negishi, Yuki (jpn) 30

Nel, Anton (rsa) 33

Nersesian, Pavel (rus) 53,69

Nigata, Chika (jpn) 48

Ninomiya, Yuko (jpn) 54

Nohara, Midori (jpn) 54

Nosè, Alberto (it) 77

Nosina, Vera (rus) 57

Nuti, Giampaolo (it) 46

O'Conor, John (irl) 33

Ohlsson, Garrick (usa) 60

O'Hora, Ronan (gb) 10

Okada, Victoria Tomoko (jpn) 11

Okahara, Shinya (jpn) 54

Øland, Anne (dan) 8

Olejniczak, Janusz (pol) 60

Onay, Gülsin (tur) 78

Osinska, Ewa (pol) 69

Osokins, Sergejs (lat) 56

Ossipova, Irina (rus) 8

Otto, Gerlinde (gdr) 25

Ovchinnikov, Vladimir (rus) 84

Oyaguez Montero, Alfredo (esp) 16,75

Paleczny, Piotr (pol) 52,60

Pallottini, Romano (it) 69

Palmer, Robert (usa) 26

Papadiamandis, Mathieu (f) 11

Papadopoulos, Marios (gb) 27

Parker, Jon Kimura (can) 81

Pavri, Fali (ind) 28

Pedroni, Simone (it) 39

Pegoraro, Roberto (it) 51

Perrino, Folco (it) 39

Perry, John (usa) 4

Petrushansky, Boris (rus) 27

Pikul, Andrzej (pol) 74

Pilavachi, Costa (gr) 5

Pirner, Gitti (frg) 19

Pobłocka, Ewa (pol) 60

Pochekin, Stanislav (rus) 29,77,83

Pompa-Baldi, Antonio (it) 86

Popowa-Zydron, Katarzyna (pol) 52,60

Preissler, Nadja (frg) 66

Prommachart, Poom (thl) 30

Prosseda, Roberto (it) 35

Puchol Vivas, Fernando (esp) 73

Pyasetsky, Valery (rus) 55

Queffélec, Anne (f) 27,53

Quero Castro, Rafael (esp) 74

Rasca, Luca (it) 37,44

Raskin, Philippe (b) 3,9,48

Reach, Pierre (f) 32,78,86

Restani, Paolo (it) 36

Reul, Hans (b) 15

Rieger, Friedemann (frg) 23

Ringeissen, Bernard (f) 32

Rink, John (gb) 60

Risaliti, Riccardo (it) 50

Rivera, Daniel (arg) 31

Rodríguez, Santiago (cub) 84

Rogé, Pascal (f) 73

Romaniuk, Jerzy (pol) 52

Rose, Jerome (usa) 34

Rossi Vimercati, Maria Grazia (it) 42

Roth, Marilyn (usa) 19

Roverelli, Mirco (it) 38

Russo, Eugenie (usa) 2

Sadauskas, Laurynas (lit) 57

Saitkoulov, Rustem (rus) 78

Sakagami, Hiroko (jpn) 77

Salazar, Myrthala (mex) 18,72

Samardjieva, Maja (bul) 44

Sava, Georg (frg) 19

Scheps, Ilja (rus/frg) 20,59,70,78

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Schmitt-Leonardy, Wolfram (frg) 17

Scott, Graham (gb) 79

Seehafer, Reinhard (frg) 17

Seibert, Christian (frg) 15

Seki, Takahiro (jpn) 37

Sen, Emre (tur) 78

Serdar, Aleksandar (serb) 87

Servenikas, Robertas (lit) 57

Sevilla, Jean-Paul (f) 69,74

Shaham, Orli (isr) 81

Sharon, Boaz (usa) 74

Shaykhutdinov, Rustam (rus) 50

Shin, Soo-Jung (cor) 33

Shtarkman, Alexander (rus) 34

Sigfridsson, Henri (fin) 19

Siirala, Antti (fin) 21

Sims, Lori (usa) 84

Skovorodnikov, Eugene (rus) 44

Slutsky, Boris (usa) 80

Sohn, Min Soo (cor) 59

Solis, Rafael (esp) 76

Sorel, Alexandre (f) 11

Soriano, Joaquín (esp) 73

Spanò, Salvatore (it) 51

Stanczyk, Urszula (pol) 16

Stanetti, Ðorde (crt) 7

Stankeviciute, Edita (lit) 31

Steinberg, Delia (esp) 76

Stenzl, Hans-Peter (frg) 13,37

Stenzl, Volker (frg) 37

Sterczynski, Jerzy (pol) 52

Stødle, Tori (n) 59

Strabbioli, Edoardo Maria (it) 51

Stuppner, Hubert (it) 35,42

Sullivan, Gil (aus) 61

Sultanov, Namik (azer) 86

Sumi, Kazuko (jpn) 54

Swann, Jeffrey (usa) 85

Switala, Wojciech (pol) 52,60

Szaunig, Peter (frg) 66

Szokolay, Balázs (hun) 19

Szraiber, Maria (pol) 52

Tabacu, Marius (rum) 19

Tacchino, Gabriel (f) 47

Takacs, Peter (hun) 84

Tal, Yaara (isr) 13

Taneva, Borislava (bul) 4

Tang, Zhe (chn) 6,87

Tapia, Miguel Ángel (esp) 71,72,75

Tarallo, Antonio (it) 35

Tatarski, Andrzej (pol) 64,77

Tawaststjerna, Erik T. (fin) 6,8,23,69

Tchaikovsky, Alexander (rus) 73

Tebenikhin, Amir (kzk) 17

Teixeira Lopes, Álvaro (prt) 65

Terrado, Purificació (esp) 77

Tharaud, Alexandre (f) 5

Thiollier, François Joël (f) 51

Thuilleux, Jacqueline (f) 11

Tichman, Nina (usa) 22

Timtchenko, Ilona (rus) 68

Tkaczewski, Krystian (pol) 2,24,86

Tolomelli, Barbara (it) 47

Trabucco, Luca (it) 37

Traub, Michael (frg) 17

Treherne, John (gb) 28

True, Nelita (usa) 83

Tsuda, Michiko (jpn) 74

Tumiatti, Adriano (it) 41

Ueda, Katsumi (jpn) 53

Umezu, Tokihiko (jpn) 54

Ungureanu, Mihai (rum) 35

Uribe, Blanca (col) 81

Usui, Toshiki (jpn) 2

Van der Westhuizen, Pierre (rsa) 75

Van Ingen, Alexander (gb) 30

VandenEijnden, Jean-Claude (b) 3

Vardi, Arie (isr) 13,55

Venturino, Paolo (it) 37

Vesmas, Tamas (rum) 44

Viardo, Vladimir (rus) 7

Vickers, Catherine (can) 14,34,40

Vidovic, Silvije (crt) 7

Villalba, María Luisa (esp) 76

Vincenzi, Marco (it) 40,49

Vinnitsky, Vladimir (ukr) 79

Virsaladze, Eliso (geor) 4,14

Vitaite, Veronika (lit) 57

Vladar, Stefan (a) 25

Von Bredow, Moritz (frg) 41

Vondracek, Lukas (cz) 59

Vranos, George (gr) 32

Wang, Jia (chn) 24

Wang, Xin (chn) 16

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Waterman, Fanny (gb) 27

Weinstock, Frank (usa) 80

Weyand, Uta (frg) 8,23,64,65

Wibaut, Frank (gb) 26

Wilk, Slawomir (pol) 56

Wojtal, Waldemar (pol) 62

Wojtas, Stefan (pol) 62

Wong, Eleanor (hk) 27

Wright, Brian (gb) 26

Wu, Ying (chn) 6

Yanovitsky, Mikhail (rus) 79

Yoshida, Hirofumi (jpn) 36

Yuguchi, Miwa (jpn) 54

Zakopets, Ludmilla (ukr) 62

Zelikman, Tatiana (rus) 9

Zenzipér, Arkadi (rus) 75

Zhu, Xiao-mei (chn) 34

Zielinski, Stanislaw (pol) 63

Zilberstein, Lilya (rus) 34

Živkovic, Ninoslav (serb) 67

Zolotarev, Alexander (rus) 16

Note:

Every effort has been made to present correct information. Yet, with such a large amount of data, it

is almost unavoidable that there might be an occasional misspelling or an incorrect indication of a

person's nationality. Should this be the case, sincere apologies are made.

A jury meeting in Geneva (1982), where we see familiar faces. (Photo: Gustav Alink)

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Jury Rules & Recommendations

Participants always wish to understand what’s happening and how the jury arrives at

certain decisions. It is therefore much appreciated when there is transparency at

competitions.

Voting procedures

Most competitions have a set of rules for the jury describing the voting procedures. For

major competitions, this can be an elaborate set of articles, describing each eventuality.

Organisers of smaller competitions may have written down a few guidelines, and it may

even happen that the procedures are still discussed and changed at the start of the

competition. At the more respectable competitions, the voting procedures are clearly

described and published, together with the participation conditions.

People also wonder about the results of preselections. Many pianists apply for major

competitions and only a limited number of contestants can be accepted. Excellent

performers have sometimes bad luck. To enhance transparency, the preselection for the

Pozzoli Competition in Seregno (2015) was open for public. At the Isidor Bajic

Competition in Novi Sad, the audience is allowed to enter the jury room, so that they can

witness the procedures.

Students of jury members

There is always much discussion about the problem of jury members bringing their own

students to the same competition. This should better be avoided. At most competitions,

there is the rule that jury members may not vote over their own students. This sounds

good, but it also introduces other complications, and there are still the effects on the other

jury members, which they may not be aware of, but which unmistakingly play a role and

can have some influence.

Some organisers argue that the level at their competition is so high, thanks to the fact that

the jury members bring their best students. Such a remark is poor and not nice towards the

other contestants. It does not show much understanding of the problem. With the wide

diffusion of all information about competitions, on the internet (and by AAF), pianists

from all over the world can know about the competitions, and there are literally thousands

of excellent young musicians, who perform at high level and who fully deserve to take

part and should also have a fair chance of winning a prize.

One should be realistic: if it happens that a student of a jury member wins the competition

– whether justified or not – it may provoke all kinds of rumours.

It would be much better to avoid such unpleasant situations altogether and to stipulate that

students of jury members may not take part.

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Of course, one may argue that it is difficult to define “student” and that there are also

many similar situations (with master classes and private teaching), making it difficult to

draw the line and also to verify every situation. But at least, it will already help to have a

rule that eliminates the most obvious cases. And it will definitely be good for the image of

the competition.

The following table gives a few examples of competitions where students of jury

members are not allowed to take part:

Competition Time period (*) additional remarks

Esp - Barcelona current

Esp - Campillos last 2 years also no private teaching

Esp - R. Viñes

last 2 years

Frg - Bonn last 4 years (**)

Frg - MozARTe

current

Isr - Rubinstein

10 months

It - Massarosa last 2 years not any teaching relationship

It - Monza

last 2 years

It - Pozzoli ongoing teaching nor master classes

It - Taranto last 2 years not under any circumstances

Pol - Paderewski last 3 years also no private teaching

Pol - Szafarnia

current

USA - Cincinnati any time, in any capacity nor any coaching

USA - Hilton Head last 5 years nor privately nor coaching

USA - PianoArts last 2 years nor coaching

USA - New York any time nor coaching

USA - Bachauer last 5 years on a regular basis

USA - Midwest

any time

USA - San Jose 12 months

*: mostly, a time period is added, during which no official teaching relationship may have taken

place, e.g. “not during the past two years before the start of the competition”. As can be seen, a few

competitions entirely rule out any teaching relation, at present or in the past.

**: at the Telekom Beethoven Competition in Bonn, there was an additional stipulation ruling out

only those situations, where the pianist took frequent lessons with a jury member over a period of at

least one year.

NB: occasional attendance of Master Classes is usually allowed.

The Arcangelo Speranza Competition in Taranto (Italy) also has such a rule, but phrases it

slightly differently: “a person may not be on the jury if one of his students is among the

participants”, thus ruling out a potential jury member rather than participants.

At the Isidor Bajic Competition in Novi Sad, pianists are barred from participation when

they had any sort of pedagogical contact with more than three members of the jury.

NB: the above table is only indicative and not exhaustive. Also other competitions have

thought about this. Rules and conditions may also change.

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Publishing all votes

It can be applauded when the organisers publish all the points or votes by the jury, after

the competition has finished.

Pros & Cons

People might object by saying that this exposes the individual jury members too much and

that it can be harmful for the unsuccessful participants. Yet, much can be said in favour of

publishing all the points: it gives a lot of insight, enhances transparency and it stimulates

the jury members to think twice about their judgment (as an organiser once remarked),

and it is also educational in many ways: one can learn a lot and make one’s own analyses.

It can also take away the suspicion people may have about any conspiracy or manipulation

and can prevent endless rumours that might otherwise be quite harmful to the reputation

and image of the competition and the organisers.

In this respect, it is interesting to note that a well-known music critic once wrote quite

negatively about publishing all the votes, but after a heavily discussed incident at another

competition eight months later, this same critic praised the other competition for having

published all the votes. (His earlier criticism had already been removed from the internet.)

Thinking of the large interest and of modern time, in which everything is opening up and

people are demanding more transparency in all areas of important activity, there are

indeed stronger arguments in favour than against.

It is wonderful to see that several competitions already decided to publish all the points,

including the Chopin Competition in Warsaw in 2010 and 2015, the Busoni Competition,

the Rina Sala Gallo Competition in Monza. In 2015, the Spanish Composers competition

in Las Rozas (Spain) also made this step. Other competitions have announced to do this as

well. There are a few competitions that have always been transparent by disclosing all the

points by the jury from the very first time the event took place: the Chopin Competition in

Mariánské Lázne (Czech Rep.), the Brahms Competition in Pörtschach (Austria) and the

Chopin Competition in Hartford (CT, USA) (not affiliated with AAF).

Trying out the piano on stage

Another recommendation for competition organisers: arrange some time and opportunity

for all the jury members to try out the pianos on stage before the competition starts.

Knowing the instrument on stage, its touch, its range and potential, and testing the

acoustics of the hall would definitely help in making a fair assessment. At most

competitions, the jury primarily consists of pianists. One would expect that they should at

least be interested or even feel the desire to touch and try the instrument on stage

themselves.

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Over $40,000 in prize money

2017

Chopin

3rd Australian International Piano Competition

LOCATION

ANU School of Music

Canberra, Australia

PRIZES

1st Prize $25,000

2nd Prize $10,000

3rd Prize $5,000

www.aicpc.org.au

info@aicpc.org.au

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Australia | Sydney

6 – 23 JULY 2016

One of the world’s most anticipated events, in

one of the world’s most attractive destinations.

We invite you to be part of the excitement of

the 2016 Competition.

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Austria | Graz

9 th International Competition

February 4-12, 2015 | Graz | Austria Prize Winners 2015

Duo for Voice and Piano (Lied) – 1 st Prize

Boettger-Soller & Gore

Kimberley BOETTGER-SOLLER Mezzo-soprano, Germany

Melissa GORE Piano, Great Britain/Japan

Trio for Piano, Violin and Violoncello –

2 nd Prize & Special Prize*

Trio Atanassov

Pierre-Kaloyann ATANASSOV Piano, France

Perceval GILLES Violin, France

Sarah SULTAN Violoncello, France

String Quartet – 1 st Prize

Belenus Quartett

Seraina PFENNINGER Violin, Switzerland

Anne BATTEGAY Violin, Switzerland

Esther FRITZSCHE Viola, Germany

Jonas VISCHI Violoncello, Germany

Next competition: February 2018

More information on our website from 2016: schubert.kug.ac.at

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* 1 st Prize not awarded; Special Prize for the best interpretation of the prize-winning piece of the International Composition

Competition

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Austria | Oberschützen

FOURTH

INTERNATIONAL

JENÖ TAKÁCS

PIANO COMPETITION

FOR YOUNG

PIANISTS

NOVEMBER 09-13, 2016

OBERSCHÜTZEN/BURGENLAND

AUSTRIA

CATEGORIES (A-C)

A: birth years 2004/2005/2006

B: birth years 2001/2002/2003

C: birth years 1998/1999/2000

REGISTRATION STARTS:

FEB 01, 2016

PRIZE WINNERS 2014

CATEGORY A:

1. Sakurako KITA (JP)

2. Kiron Atom TELLIAN (AUT)

3. Max WELLER (AUT)

CATEGORY B:

1. Nahomi IKEHARA (JP)

2. Himawari KITA (JP)

3. Romain CARL (F)

CATEGORY C:

2. Yaroslav BYKH (UKR)

2. Ead Anner RÜCKSCHLOß (D)

PRIZE FOR THE BEST TAKÁCS-INTERPRETATION:

Nahomi IKEHARA (JP)

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Austria | Salzburg

Salzburg

2016 & 2018

Photos: ©Christian Schneider

12 th International Mozart Competition

2 – 12 February 2016

Piano

Violin

13 th International Mozart Competition

2 – 18 February 2018

String Quartet Voice

Contact:

Internationaler Mozartwettbewerb Salzburg

Universität Mozarteum Salzburg

Mirabellplatz 1, 5020 Salzburg / Austria

E-Mail: mozartwettbewerb@moz.ac.at

www.uni-mozarteum.at/mozartwettbewerb

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Austria | Vienna

Vienna International Pianists

8th International

Rosario Marciano

Piano Competition

Age-Groups

I

II

III

Jury

born 1986 and later Entry fee € 135.-

3 rounds, ca. 15/35/50 min.

born 1998 and later Entry fee € 105.-

2 rounds, ca. 15/30 min.

born 2004 and later Entry fee € 75.-

max. 12 min.

Imola Jóo Hungary/Austria

Sung-Suk Kang South Korea/Austria

Maurizio Moretti Italy/France

Stephan Möller Germany/Austria

Taeko Oba Japan

Eugenie Russo USA/Austria

Krystian Tkaczewski Poland/USA

Tatiana Vetrinskaya Russia/USA

Ehrbar Hall,

Vienna, Austria, August 15-21, 2016

Prizes

Monetary awards:

• Euro 6,000.- total

Grand Prix Rosario Marciano:

• Euro 2,000.-

• Recital in Vienna 2016/17

Special prizes for the best

performances of

• a work by Franz Schubert

• the compulsory piece

5 minutes, will be published

in March at www.pianists.at

International concert

engagements

Application deadline:

June 30, 2016

VIP Academy Masterclasses & Festival

August 6-14, 2016

Detailed information:

Vienna International Pianists

Rauchfangkehrergasse 11/1/5

1150 Wien, Austria

Ph/Fax: (+43) 1 - 9294027

vipacademy@utanet.at

www.pianists.at

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Belgium | Brussels

pıano

BRUSSELS

QUEEN ELISABETH COMPETITION

02/05 > 09/06/2016

02 → 07/05/2016 First round

FLAGEY

09 → 14/05/2016 Semi-final

FLAGEY

Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie, dir. Paul MEYER

23 → 28/05/2016 Final

BRUSSELS CENTRE FOR FINE ARTS

National Orchestra of Belgium, dir. Marin ALSOP

01 & 02/06/2016 Laureates’ recitals

FLAGEY

06/06/2016 Laureates’ concert

BRUSSELS CENTRE FOR FINE ARTS

deFilharmonie, dir. Thierry FISCHER

09/06/2016 Closing concert

BRUSSELS CENTRE FOR FINE ARTS

Brussels Philharmonic, dir. Stéphane DENÈVE

www.qeimc.be

Queen Elisabeth International Music Competition of Belgium

Info : rue aux Laines 20, B-1000 Brussels [Belgium]

tel : +32 2 213 40 50 – fax : +32 2 514 32 97 – info@qeimc.be

NEXT

PIANO

SESSION:

MAY 2020

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Belgium | Brussels

International Competition

For Young Pianists

Merci,

Maestro!

16-17 April 2016

Brussels, Belgium

In the heart of Europe

Three categories till 20 years old

Applications till March 15 th 2016

www.mercimaestro.be

info@mercimaestro.be

(+32) 496 – 488780

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Belgium | Kraainem

CÉSAR FRANCK

INTERNATIONAL

PIANO COMPETITION

16TH - 18TH DECEMBER 2016

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM

©KIRILL BASHKIROV PHOTOGRAPHY

APPLICATION DEADLINE:

20TH NOVEMBER 2016

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR:

PHILIPPE RASKIN

OFFICE@CFIPC.COM

WWW.CFIPC.COM

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Belgium | Leuze-en-Hainaut

André Dumortier

ème

Concours International

VII

Concours

10 - 17 septembre 2016

Pianistes nés après

le 10 septembre 1990

Pianists born after

September 10, 1990

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Tél. : (+32) 69 - 66 98 64

E-mail : info@ciad.be

7900 Leuze-en-Hainaut (Belgique)

Fax : (+32) 69 - 66 56 65

http://www.ciad.be

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Brazil | Rio de Janeiro

5 TH BNDES

INTERNATIONAL

PIANO COMPETITION

OF RIO DE JANEIRO

Tribute to LUCIA BRANCO and CAMARGO GUARNIERI

November 30 th – December 10 th , 2016

Total amount of prizes BRL 280,000.00

(two hundred eighty thousand Reais), plus concerts in Brazil, USA and Europe

Age limit 17-30 by June 2 nd , 2016

Application deadline June 2 nd , 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO - BRAZIL

2014 edition winners – from left to right:

Daria Kiseleva (1 st prize), Dmitry Shishkin (2 nd prize),

Dinara Klinton (3 rd prize)

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Canada | Toronto

TORONTO INTERNATIONAL

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Rodolfo Leone

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Rachel Kudo

Presenting Sponsor

Left to right: Victor Royce, President & CEO, Rolex Canada

Ltd; Rachel Kudo; Rodolfo Leone; Yang Liu; Dr. Ming-Tat

Cheung, Chairman & President, CCCGT; Gerry O’Hanlon,

Rolex Canada Ltd. (TIPC 2014)

Enquiries: (+1) 416 - 292-9293 ext 229

info@ipianotoronto.ca

www.ipianotoronto.ca

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China | Shenzhen

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China | Xiamen

China International

Piano Competition

厦 门 (Xiamen)

Prize winners 2013

Prize winners and Jury members 2013

Next Competition: 2017

www.cipc.fj.cn

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China | Zhuhai

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Croatia | Karlovac

Karlovac

Piano Festival

The 3rd Karlovac International Piano Competition

Prizes: 3000 €

www.karlovacpianofestival.com

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Croatia | Zagreb

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Czech Republic | Plzeň

32 nd SMETANA

INTERNATIONAL

PIANO COMPETITION

13 - 20 March | 2016

House of Music

Pilsen | Czech republic

First Category

Second Category

Third Category

age limit to 16 years | one round

age limit to 20 years | two rounds

age limit to 30 years | three rounds

Smetana China Piano Competition for young

pianists will take place in Beijing in Summer 2017.

More information: www.smetana.com.cn

33 rd Smetana International Piano

Competition: Pilsen | March 2018

www.piano-competition.com

Conservatory of Pilsen

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Denmark | Århus

AArhus InternAtIonAl

Piano ComPetition

aarhus - euroPean CaPital of Culture 2017

March 10 th - March 18 th 2017

Musikhuset Aarhus · Denmark

Members of the jury: Søren Rastogi, Akiko Ebi,

Christopher Elton, Erik T. Tawaststjerna, Ewa Poblocka,

Jean-Paul Sevilla and Uta Weyand.

Age limits

Group A: born March 11 th 2001 - March 10 th 2006

Group B: born March 11 th 1995 - March 10 th 2001

Total amount of prizes: 31,500 €

– plus concerts for all prize winners and participants

Application deadline: November 15 th , 2016

Aarhus International Piano Competition

Det Jyske Musikkonservatorium · Skovgaardsgade 2 C · 8000 Århus C · Denmark

info@pianocompetition.dk · www.pianocompetition.dk

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England | Hastings

12 TH HASTINGS

INTERNATIONAL

PIANO CONCERTO

COMPETITION

FIRST PRIZE:

£10,000 + CONCERTO PERFORMANCE

WITH THE ROYAL PHILHARMONIC

ORCHESTRA & OTHER ENGAGEMENTS

OTHER PRIZES:

TOTAL VALUE £23,800

25 FEBRUARY >

5 MARCH 2016

NEXT COMPETITIONS:

FEBRUARY/MARCH 2017 & 2018

HastingsConcertoCompetition.co.uk

CHARITY NUMBER: 261351

DESIGN: SUZANARAL .COM

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England | Manchester

28 November – 3 December 2016

Graham Scott artistic director

First prize of: £10,000

(plus concert engagements)

This competition will be open to

pianists under the age of 30 and will

have a particular focus on the music of

Domenico Scarlatti, Chopin and Debussy

/rncmvoice

/rncmlive

www.rncm.ac.uk/jmipc

Supported by the James Mottram Bequest

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England | Newcastle

P

the 9 th YOUNG

23 – 26 November 2016

Newcastle upon Tyne, England

Last date for entries: Monday, 3 October 2016

IANIST OF THE NORTH

international competition

Photo: Kevin Radcliffe

in partnership with KAWAI and WIENER URTEXT

For pianists under the age of 20

Award-winning educational programme:

masterclasses, one-to-one feedback from the Jury,

Wiener Urtext editions for all participants, courtesy of Wiener Urtext

www.ypn-competition.org

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England | Windsor

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Finland | Helsinki

Sergei Redkin, winner of the year 2012

THE FOURTH

HELSINKI

INTERNATIONAL

MAJ LIND

PIANO

COMPETITION

DATE AUGUST 18–31, 2017

VENUE HELSINKI MUSIC CENTRE, FINLAND

AGE LIMIT PIANISTS BORN IN OR AFTER 1987

PRIZES I) 30,000 €, II) 25,000 €, III) 20,000 €

PAST WINNERS 2002 ALBERTO NOSÈ, 2007 SOFIA GULYAK, 2012 SERGEI REDKIN

MORE INFORMATION WWW.MAJLINDCOMPETITION.FI

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France | Chatou

Concours International

de Piano de CHATOU

“Cécile EDEL-LATOS”

FRANCE

1er Grand Prix

Florian Puddu

★ ★ ★ ★

★ ★

★ ★

★ ★ ★

Membres du Jury et Lauréats 2013

Les Lauréats

Prochaines sessions : Octobre-Novembre 2016 puis 2019

Dates d’inscription : Mars à Juillet 2016

Age : entre 18 et 35 ans

Montant des Prix : 5 000 €

Les épreuves se dérouleront sur un Piano Steinway

Contact : 12, vergers de la Ranchère - 78860 Saint-Nom-la-Bretèche - FRANCE

Mail : edel-latos@wanadoo.fr - Site : www.concours-piano-chatou.com

Tél : (+33) 1 - 30802912

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France | Lyon

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France | Maisons-Laffitte

29 th May - 4 th June

2016

Paris

Maisons-Laffitte

Anne Queffélec

Honorary President

The competition is open to pianists of all nationalities.

Age : maximum 32 (Concert Pianist) and minimum 25

(Amateur Concert Pianist).

Dates : Levels 1 to 3 (29 th May), Amateur Concert Pianist

and Advanced (30 th May), Excellence (31 th May, 1 st June),

Concert Pianist (2 nd - 4 th June).

Accommodation: with host family subject to availability.

Prize : 7250€ and 12 recitals (Concert Pianist: 5750€

and 8 remunerated recitals including 1 with orchestra).

alle Malesherbes - Place du Château

Address : Opus Yvelines - BP 70003

78600 Maisons-Laffitte Cedex - France

opusyvelines@gmail.com

www.concoursdepiano.com

Crédit photos: Catherine Poincelet et Kourtney Roy

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France | Orléans

Under the high patronage of

Mr François HOLLANDE

President of the French Republic

12 th International

Piano Competition

Orléans-France

February 18-28, 2016

March 14, 2016 :

Concert of the

prize-winners

Théâtre des

Bouffes du Nord,

Paris

Orléans

Concours

International

Repertoire from

1900 to present

7 th International

Junior Competition

“Brin d’herbe“

Orléans - France

Spring 2017

Age 8 to 18

Orléans Concours International

(France)

Tel-Fax : (+33) 2 - 38628922

oci.piano@wanadoo.fr

www.oci-piano.com

www.facebook.com/oci.piano

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France | Paris

9 th International Piano Competition

Francis POULENC

Under the High Patronage of the French Republic President

Dates :

End of November 2016

Age limit :

35 years

Born after 31 st Dec. 1981

Deadline for application :

TOKYO

PARIS

1 st October 2016

Awards

Total amount of prizes: 14 000 € and many recital engagements for the Prizewinner

(Salle Cortot in Paris and in other main towns in France and abroad)

The Competition

First round in Japan : date to be determined

First round

Semi-Final

Finals: Recital and Concerto

in Paris

Jury’s President : Gabriel TACCHINO

Kana OKADA Prizewinner 2013

with the Limoges and Limousin Orchestra

Past Prizewinners :

1997 Jean DUBE (France)

1999 Tamayo IKEDA (Japan)

2002 Mourad HOUSSEYNOV (Azerbaïdjan) - 2 nd prize

2004 Jean MULLER (Luxemburg)

2006 Yusuke KIKUCHI (Japan)

2008 Sofja GÜLBADAMOVA (Germany)

2010 Kyoko SOEJIMA (Japan)

2013 Kana OKADA (Japan)

Contacts :

Concours International de Piano F. Poulenc

179, rue de Courcelles

F-75017 Paris

Tel.: (+33) 6 - 07 72 28 32

Website : www.concours -poulenc.org

E- mail : info@concours -poulenc.org

For further information : Jacques LAGARDE (manager and founder of the competition)

Tel.: (+33) 6 - 61 16 83 55 - E-mail: l -guy@wanadoo.fr

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France | Paris

Grand Prix Animato

Paris, Salle Cortot

15th Concours: 26 - 29 November 2016

Ages: 16 - 28

90 min. free repertoire

3 rounds - no elimination

Total amount of awards: 25,000 Euro

Live auditions

www.animato.org

Past Prizewinners:

Shai Wossner (1st, 1996), Finghin Collins (1st, 1998)

Denis Matsuev (2nd, 1998), Oliver Kern (1st, 2000)

Olga Kern (Spec. Prize, 2000), Siheng Song (1st, 2002)

Alexander Kobrin (1st, 2004), Xiaotang Tan (1st, 2007)

Roman Rabinovitch (1st, 2007), Tae-Hyung Kim (1st, 2008)

Ah Ruem Ahn (1st, 2010), Han-Bin Chyung (1st, 2012)

George Li (1st, 2014)

Artistic Director

Prof. Marian Rybicki

65, Quai Branly

F - 75007 PARIS

Tel.: (+33) 1 - 45559392

m.rybicki@club-internet.fr

Photo: Eric Gudimar

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France | Pontoise

PIANO CAMPUS 2017

3, 4, 5 March - 16 th Edition

> Application deadline : December 15, 2016

> Registration for Piano Campus is free

> Prizes : 30 000 €

> Ages 16 - 25

www.piano-campus.com

infos@piano-campus.com

(+33) 1 - 34351853

Next edition : 2018

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France | Valence

CONCOURS INTERNATIONAL DE PIANO

TERESA LLACUNA - VILLE DE VALENCE (FRANCE)

Ciptl

12 e Concours International de Piano

Teresa Llacuna-Ville de Valence

LES 22-23-24 AVRIL 2016 AU CONSERVATOIRE

DE MUSIQUE ET DE DANSE DE VALENCE (FRANCE)

Président du jury : Dominique Merlet

“Nous privilégions, au-delà de la maîtrise technique et de la virtuosité exigées

des candidats, les qualités expressives de l'interprète et sa capacité à transmettre,

dans le scrupuleux respect des styles musicaux abordés, une émotion sincère.”

Teresa Llacuna

Coordonnées site :

www.concours-piano-llacuna.fr

Dates d’inscription :

du 1 er décembre 15 au 1 er mars 2016

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Georgia | Tbilisi

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Germany | Aachen

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Germany | Aachen

MozARTè

12 th International Piano Competition

AACHEN

(former Prix AmadeO de piano)

10 th - 16 th September 2016

Further information:

www.mozarte-aachen.com

Age limit: 30 years

PRIZE

1 st prize: € 4000

2 nd prize: € 1500

3 rd prize: € 1000

Audience prize

Prize Winner 2013

Kirill Korsunenko (UKR)

Olga Stezhko (BLR)

Sona Barseghyan (ARM)

Further concert engagements

for the winners

Application deadline July 22 nd , 2016

Contact:

AmadèO e.V.

Beethovenstraße 16

52064 Aachen, Germany

info@mozarte-aachen.com

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Germany | Bonn

LIFE IS FOR SHARING.

7-15 DEC 2017

Young stars of classical music

Age limit 18 – 32 years

Application deadline May 15, 2017

Prize winners 2015

1st prize

30,000 €

Filippo Gorini

Italy

2nd prize

20,000 €

Ben Cruchley

Canada

3rd prize

10,000 €

Moritz Winkelmann

Germany

For further information please visit our website:

www.telekom-beethoven-competition.de

Presented by

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Germany | Bremen

THE COMPETITION

is open to all pianists aged 16–30

from Europe including the former

Commonwealth of Independent

States (CIS), Turkey and Israel.

PRIZES TO BE AWARDED

approx. 23,500 €

At the end of the competition

a double CD will be

produced with the prize

winners.

design: www.oblik.de

JURY 2016

Konstanze Eickhorst President, Germany

Boris Bloch Ukraine

Finghin Collins Ireland

Julie Kaufmann USA

Ewa Kupiec Poland

Piers Lane UK

David Meier Germany

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Germany | Darmstadt

www.chopin-gesellschaft.de

XI Darmstadt

International

Chopin Piano

Competition

CHOPIN

6. – 16. October 2017

Competition in 3 rounds

Final round: Concerto with orchestra

and one work for piano and cello

Age limit: 30 years

Total prize money: € 30,000

CHOPIN-GESELLSCHAFT

IN DER BUNDESREPUBLIK

DEUTSCHLAND E.V.

KASINOSTR. 3 · 64293 DARMSTADT

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Germany | Dortmund

International

SCHUBERT COMPETITION

Dortmund

XIII. Competition for Piano

17. - 25.09. 2016, Dortmund

III. Competition for Voice and Piano

Dortmund, September 2018

www.schubert-wettbewerb.de

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Germany | Düsseldorf

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Germany | Ettlingen

Ettlingen Prizewinners 2014

15 th Ettlingen

International Competition for Young Pianists

August 6 - 14, 2016

Deadline for applications: April 30, 2016

Category A: up to 15 years

Category B: up to 20 years

Competition Office

c /o Musikschule

Pforzheimer Str. 25

76275 Ettlingen

Germany

Organizer

Town of Ettlingen,

Kultur- und Sportamt

Tel. (+49) 7243 - 101-448

info@pianocompetition.org

www.pianocompetition.org

Member: European Union of Music Competitions for Youth

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Germany | Frankfurt

INTERNATIONAL PIANO FORUM PRESENTS

2011 AMIR TEBENIKHIN

2012 LUKAS GENIUSAS

2013 DMITRI LEVKOVICH

2014 MISHA NAMIROVSKY

2015 YEKWON SUNWOO

FESTIVAL

INTERNATIONAL

GERMAN PIANO AWARD

OFFICIAL OPENING CONCERT

FRANKFURT MUSIC FAIR 2016

1 – 2 APRIL 2016

HR-SENDESAAL, FRANKFURT, GERMANY

6 APRIL 2016

ALTE OPER, FRANKFURT, GERMANY

• AH RUEM AHN

• CHING-YUN HU

• ANDREJS OSOKINS

VI. INTERNATIONAL

GERMAN PIANO AWARD

3 – 5 APRIL 2017

LAUREATE PRIZE

ENDOWED WITH 20,000 €

PLUS FURTHER SUBSTANTIAL SUPPORT

GRAND FINALE IN

BIG HALL ALTE OPER FRANKFURT

APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN FROM

MAY 2016 UNTIL DECEMBER 2016

• LUKAS GENIUŠAS

• JOSEPH MOOG

• YEKWON SUNWOO

Information: www.ipf-frankfurt.com · Contact: m.maleki@ipf-frankfurt.com

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Germany | Geilenkirchen

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Germany | Königs Wusterhausen

3rd 2nd Young Piano Stars

International

Piano Competition

Königs Wusterhausen, Germany

July July 8-12, 2017 2015

Ages: 9 - 28

4 categories

Apply before

May 15th, 2017

www.youngpianostars.org

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Germany | Meiningen

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Germany | Munich

Piano Trio

Voice

Wind Quintet

Oboe

Trumpet

Piano

Percussion

Viola

Clarinet

Flute

Violoncello

Bassoon

Trombone

Harp

French Horn

Piano Duo

String Quartet

Violin

Double Bass

Organ

Guitar

ARD International Music Competition

1st prize:

Alina Shalamova & Nikolay Shalamov Piano Duo

2nd prize:

Duo Ani & Nia Sulkhanishvili

2nd prize:

Duo ShinPark

September 2017

Piano solo

First Prize 10,000 Euro

3rd prize:

Piano Duo Lok Ping & Lok Ting Chau

www.ard-musikwettbewerb.de

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Germany | Schlitz

10 Years

PIANALE

Germany, Schloss Hallenburg, Schlitz

PIANALE International

ACADEMY & COMPETITION

PIANALE

Date: July 28 – August 15, 2016

Pianists between 18 – 30 years

Professors:

Akiko Ebi, Justas Dvarionas, Jun Kanno, Friedemann

Rieger, Erik Tawaststjerna, Uta Weyand

Special guest:

Joaquín Soriano

Deadline: May 31, 2016

First stage: 12 minutes

Semifinal: 15 minutes

Final: 20 minutes

Awards:

· Semifinalists 500 €

· Finalists 1,000 €

· Concert engagements in Germany, Spain

and England

Detailed information: www.pianale.com

PIANALE JUNIOR

Date: July 31– August 9, 2016

Young pianists between 14 – 17 years

Professors:

Grigory Gruzman, William Fong

Awards:

Finalists 500 €

Detailed information:

www.pianale-junior.com

Tel (+49) 661 – 94250407

Fax (+49) 661 – 9426287

Mail academy@pianale.com

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Germany | Troisdorf

V. Troisdorf International

Piano Competition

04 - 07 August 2016 · Stadthalle Troisdorf · Germany

Category A “Premiere“

up to 13 years (one round)

Category B “Junge Talente“

up to 17 years (one round)

Category C “Junge Meister‘‘

up to 35 years (two rounds)

Application deadline:

June 26, 2016

2015 Winners

Andrei Tcymbalistenko (Russland)

Giovanni Bertolazzi (Italien)

Shangjun Xu (China)

JIA WANG, Artistic Director · info@ifbmat.de / www.ifbmat.de · Mobile: (+49) 176 - 22735636

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Germany | Wernigerode

The 5th Neue Sterne

International Piano Competition

10 - 17 April 2016 Wernigerode Germany

Open to Pianists of

all nationalities and ages

Every two years

8,000 Euros cash prizes

All information at

www.neuesterne.org

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Germany | Würzburg

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Germany | Zwickau

June 9 to 19, 2016

17 th INTERNATIONAL

ROBERT

SCHUMANN

COMPETITION

PIANO

SINGING

Member of the World

Federation of International

Music Competitions, Geneva

and the Alink-Argerich Foundation

Awards

Gold Medal - 1 st Prize

» 10,000 Euro

Silver Medal - 2 nd Prize

» 7,500 Euro

Bronze Medal - 3 rd Prize

» 5,000 Euro

Special Prize

» 3,000 Euro

Age limits

pianists: born after 1986

singers: born after 1984

Application deadline February 15, 2016

Information

Stadtverwaltung Zwickau

Robert-Schumann-Wettbewerb

Postfach 200933

08009 Zwickau

Germany

Fon: (+49) 375 – 834130

Fax: (+49) 375 – 834141

E-Mail: kulturamt@zwickau.de

www.schumann-zwickau.de

www.schumann-zwickau.de

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Greece | Thessaloniki

8

th

“Giorgos Thymis”

International Piano Competition

Thessaloniki, Greece

Patron: Association of Friends of the Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra

12 - 20 January 2017

!

Final stage with the

Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra

at the Thessaloniki Concert Hall (Megaron)

!

Engagements in Greece and abroad

!

Age limit: 32 years

Deadline for application:

December 15 th , 2016

1 st

2 nd

3 rd

PRIZE 5000 €

PRIZE 3500 €

PRIZE 2000 €

“Giorgos Thymis” International Piano Competition

Address: 33 Platonos Str., 546 31 Thessaloniki, Greece

| Tel. (+30) 2310 - 224722 | Email: info@thymiscompetition.gr |

www.thymiscompetition.gr

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Hong Kong | Hong Kong

2016

27 th September - 13 th October 2016

Hong Kong City Hall ConCert Hall

The Fourth Hong Kong International Piano Competition will

be held at the Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall between the

27 th September and the 13 th October, 2016, under the

organizing auspices of The Chopin Society of Hong Kong Ltd.

Applications to participate in the Competition are now welcome

from all pianists born not earlier than 27 th September, 1986.

A College of Jurors will include, as in past competitions, some

of the best pianists and teachers in the world.

Jinsang Lee- 1st prizewinner 2008

Ilya Rashkovskiy- 1st prizewinner 2005

Giuseppe Andaloro- 1st prizewinner 2011

The first prize will include USD 25,000, a gold medal and a

membership to the newly founded Club of the first prize winners of the Hong Kong International

Piano Competition, offering its members a career in recording under the Alpha Omega Sound

label and the benefits of a new concept in networking to generate worldwide engagements as

well as at least once a year engagements to perform in HK during the Society’s yearly Joy of

Music Festival.

The second prize will be USD 15,000 and a silver medal.

The third prize will be USD 10,000 and a bronze medal.

The fourth, fifth and sixth prizes will be: USD 5,000, USD 3,000 and USD 2,000 respectively.

Further details concerning the competition including application procedures, repertoire, etc, can be

found in the website of The Chopin Society of Hong Kong Ltd, at: www.chopinsocietyhk.org

The organizing committee of the competition can be contacted at:

Room 206A, 2nd Floor, St. George’s Building, No. 2 Ice House Street, Central, Hong Kong

Tel.: (+852) 2868 3387 Tel/Fax: (+852) 2868 3325 Fax: (+852) 2868 1994

Dr. Anabella Levin-Freris, Executive Secretary

Mobile: (+852) 9027 1429 E-mail: afreris@netvigator.com

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Hungary | Budapest

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Ireland | Dublin

DUBLIN INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION

N AT H A L I A M I L S T E I N

Winner

Dublin International Piano Competition

2015

Dublin International Piano Competition

P.O. Box No. 71, An Post, Bray, Co. Wicklow, Ireland

Tel: (+353) 1 - 272 1523 Fax: (+353) 1 - 272 1508 Email: info@dipc.ie Web: www.dipc.ie

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Israel | Tel Aviv

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Italy | Acquaviva delle Fonti

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Italy | Bolzano

CHLOE MUN 1 st Prize 2015

FERRUCCIO BUSONI INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION

“I have rediscovered in her a naturalness

of musicality that I thought had disappeared.”

JÖRG DEMUS

Management:

concerts@concorsobusoni.it

Next edition:

FERRUCCIO BUSONI

61 st International Piano Competition

Bolzano – Bozen, Italy · 2016 – 2017

Preliminary Selections

26.08. – 02.09.2016

Finals

22.08. – 01.09.2017

Deadline for application

01.05.2016

A partner of

www.concorsobusoni.it

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Italy | Cantù

CITTÀ DI CANTÙ

INTERNATIONAL

PIANO and ORCHESTRA

26 th COMPETITION

1-8 May 2016

Città di Cantù

Assessorato per la Cultura

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Vincenzo Balzani

PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

“Mihail Jora” di Bacau - Romania

CONDUCTOR

Ovidiu Balan

Prizes

1° € 5,000.00

2° € 1,500.00

3° € 1,000.00

for each section

Classical/Romantic Concert

Special prizes

€ 10000.00

+ recitals and concerts with orchestra

Candidates must send their

application form

before April 20 th 2016

INFO

Nuova Scuola di Musica di Cantù

Tel (+39) 031 - 706418 Cell (+39) 335 - 7041043

info@scuoladimusica.it

www.scuoladimusica.it

www.cantupianocompetition.com

Il Concorso è membro

della Fondazione Alink-Argerich

The competition is a member

of the Alink-Argerich Foundation

Rotary Club Cantù

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Italy | Cento

Via SS. Trinità, 4

40066 Pieve di Cento (BO) Italy

Tel. (+39) 347.3845447

www.associazionealessio.com

info@associazionealessio.com

TERZO CONCORSO

PIANISTICO INTERNAZIONALE

THIRD INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION

“ROBERTA GALLINARI”

ITALY - 2017

www.associazionealessio.com

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Italy | Finale Ligure

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Italy | Lovere

piano summer 2016

Tadini International

Music Competition

For Chamber Duet 21-23 July

For Piano Solo 3-6 August

Art direction Vincenzo Balzani & Claudio Piastra

Chamber Duet (with or without piano, 4 hands and 2 pianos)

Only one category and no age limit

Piano Solo Section

Category A: 5/7 years old; Category B: 8/10 years old;

Category C: 11/13 years old;

Category D: 14/18 years old; Category E: 19/29 years old

Deadline 10 July 2016

Accademia Tadini - Lovere (Italy)

International Piano Campus

VI Edition

First period from 24 July to 2 August

Second period from 6 August to 14 August

Accademia Tadini – Lovere (Italy)

PIANO

FRIENDS

Associazione Pianofriends

(+39) 342 3565752

www.pianofriends.eu - infomail: info@pianofriends.eu

pianoin

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Italy | Massarosa

ASSOCIAZIONE

MUSICALE “MASSAROSA”

MISERICORDIA DI

MASSAROSA

Istituto Comprensivo

Massarosa 1°

GRAPHIC &

DIGITAL PRINT

AMICI

DELL’ORGANO

V. COLONNA

CORSANICO

Teatro V. Manzoni

Massarosa - Lucca (Italy)

8-9-10-11 giugno 2016

mobile (+39) 347 6128959

www.associazionemusicalemassarosa.eu - info@associazionemusicalemassarosa.eu

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PIANO

PIANO

PIANO

PIANO

FRIENDS

PIANO

FRIENDS

Italy | Milan

6 th international piano competition Milan (Italy)

House of Rest for Musicians “G. Verdi Foundation” Buonarroti Square

p iano

talents 2016

Senior Section from 9 to 12 June

Junior Section (Kids & Young Talents) from 15 to 19 June

13,000 euros

in scholarships

Senior Section: ages from 19 to 29

Junior Section:

Kids Talents

cat. A ages 5-6, cat. B ages 7-8,

cat. C ages 9-10

Young Talents

cat. D ages 11-12, cat. E ages 13-14

cat. F ages 15-16, cat. G ages 17-18

FRIENDS

FRIENDS

FRIENDS

Artistic Director

M° Vincenzo Balzani

President of Pianofriends Association

Prof.ssa Catia Iglesias

PIANO

FRIENDS

PIANO

ASSOCIAZIONE PIANOFRIENDS phone no. (+39) 342 3565752

Application form on the website www.pianofriends.eu - Deadline 31/5/2016

infomail ptconcorso@pianofriends.eu

PIANO

FRIENDS

FRIENDS

pianoin

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Italy | Milan

ASSOCIATION

PIANOLOVERS

PIANO LOVERS

OVER 40

SECOND INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION

FOR NON PROFESSIONAL PIANISTS OVER 40

NEXT COMPETITION IN 2017

MILAN / ITALY

FOR INFO ABOUT NEXT EDITIONS

pianoloversover40.com

info@pianoloversover40.com

SECRETARIAT

segreteria@pianoloversover40.com

(+39) 342 073 0803

FOLLOW US ON FB

https://www.facebook.com/pianoloversover40

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Italy | Monza

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Italy | Novara

GIUSEPPE MARTUCCI

INTERNATIONAL PRIZE

Centro Studi Martucciani Onlus

PIANO COMPETITION

2016

Free Program

Age between 18 and 29

International Jury

Eliminatory and Final Round

April and May

Final concert with audience voting

www.amicimusicacocito.it

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Italy | Osimo

NUOVA COPPA PIANISTI

International Piano Competition

Osimo (AN), ITALY

INTERNATIONAL JURY

DIPLOMAS

SCHOLARSHIPS

CONCERTS

SPECIAL PRIZES

CD ALBUM

PROMOTION AND PUBLICITY

from Italian and foreign music organizations

ORGANIZATION

“Polo Music” Organization

and more…

60027 Osimo (AN) ITALY

P.IVA 02514440425

Artistic Director: Gianluca Luisi

Assistant: Pamela Pinto

info@polomusicmanagement.com

Pamela Pinto design

www.nuovacoppapianisti.com

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Italy | Rome

XXVI

CONCORSO PIANISTICO INTERNAZIONALE

ROMA

INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION

___________________________________________________

Medal of the President of the Republic

October 2016

Deadline for applications

30 th September 2016

Age limit

Young Sections (Soloists) - 19 and 25 years

Four Hands Duo and Two Pianos Duo Sections - 35 years

Program: one round

“Chopin” Prize - 35 years

Program: three rounds (final solo stage and with orchestra)

1 st Prize - € 8,000.00 - Grand Piano B. Steiner - Prize Concerts

Founder and Artistic Director

MARCELLA CRUDELI

Associazione Culturale “Fryderyk Chopin” chopinroma romapianocompetition

www.chopinroma.it - info@chopinroma.it - Phone/Fax (+39) 06 - 5073889

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Italy | Sacile

piano|fvg

International

Piano Competition

Sacile, Italy | Teatro Zancanaro

London

Berlin

Paris

Wien

Venice

Regione

Friuli Venezia Giulia

Madrid

Rome

next event

6-14 May 2016

Deadline for application: 8th March 2016

Age limit: 32 years

Prizes to be awarded:

32,000 euro + concert tour + Cd recording

Programme:

www.pianofvg.eu

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Italy | Salerno

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Italy | San Donà di Piave

4° CONCORSO PIANISTICO

INTERNAZIONALE

“Città di San Donà di Piave”

INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION

17 - 22 Maggio 2016

San Donà di Piave (Venezia) - Italy

Direzione artistica M° Francesca Vidal tel. (+39) 347 7983032

www.pianoconcorsosandona.jimdo.com

concorsosandona@gmail.com

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Italy | Sansepolcro

F.I.D.A.P.A.

ALTA VALLE DEL TEVERE

SKYLINE OF SANSEPOLCRO, PIERO DELLA FRANCESCA’S TOWN

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Italy | Seregno

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Italy | Seregno

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Italy | Taranto

TARANTO, ITALY • 18, 19, 20 MAY 2016

Artistic Director Marco Vincenzi

Deadline for applications: april 30th, 2016

Very important: our round timings oblige us to accept only the first 50 applications

JurY: Fernando Puchol (chairman, Spain), Pietro De Maria (Italy),

Balázs Fülei (Hungary), Marco Vincenzi (Italy), Uta Weyand (Germany)

aWarDS

1st PrIZE Euro 4,000.00 + 12 concerts in Italy

2nd PrIZE Euro 2,000.00 3rd PrIZE Euro 1,000.00

special prizes for the youngest finalists

open to pianists up to the age of 35

deadline for application:

PrograM

April 30th 2014

Preliminary round (duration 15 minutes)

1) Scarlatti: a fast Sonata of free choice or Paisiello: a Sonata of free choice (from 6 Sonatas,

Ed. Carisch, easily obtainable on www.amazon.it).

2) one or more compositions of free choice (even contemporary repertoire may be included).

Semi-final round (duration 45 minutes)

1) a Sonata by Haydn, or Mozart, or Clementi, or Beethoven, or Schubert;

2) one or more compositions of free choice (even contemporary repertoire may be included).

Final round (duration 30 minutes)

One or more compositions of free choice (even contemporary repertoire may be included).

Finalists – if they consider it worthwhile – are allowed to present again one or more compositions from

those already played in the preliminary or semi-final round.

www.amicidellamusicataranto.it/concorso

info: concsperanza@interfree.it - Tel. +39 338-8627146

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Italy | Val Tidone

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Italy | Varallo

32° Concorso Internazionale

Valsesia Musica 2016

Violin and Orchestra

27 th April - 2 nd May 2016

(deadline 31 st March)

Juniores Competition

24 th - 26 th June 2016

(deadline 1 st June)

Piano

26 th - 31 st

August 2016

(deadline 1 st August)

Total Prize Money

€ 32,500.00

Information and applications:

Associazione Culturale Valsesia Musica

Corso Roma, 35 - C.P. 40 ♦♦ I - 13019 Varallo (VC) Italy

Ph.(+39) 0163 - 560020

info@valsesiamusica.com

www.valsesiamusica.com

www.facebook.com/valsesiamusica

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Italy | Verona

th

the 5 edition

October 2016

Verona - Italy

application deadline

July 31, 2016

www. concorsopianisticoverona.com

VERONA

INTERNATIONAL

PIANO

COMPETITION

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Japan | Hamamatsu

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Japan | Sendai

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Japan | Takamatsu

2015.09

Ji-Yeong MUN

Korea

©BANAZO ©BANAZO ©BANAZO

The 4th Takamatsu International Piano Competition will be held

14-21 March 2018

24 March 2018

25 March 2018

2-1, Sunport, Takamatsu, Kagawa, 760-0019 JAPAN

http://www.sunport-hall.jp

member of the

Alink-Argerich

Foundation

3F, 4-12 Kameicho, Takamatsu, Kagawa, 760-0050 JAPAN

Tel : (+81) 87 - 812 - 5583 Fax : (+81) 87 - 812 - 5584 E-mail : info@tipc.jp

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Japan | Tokyo

The 18th

International

Chopin Piano

Competition in ASIA

Final Round: January, 2017 in Greater Tokyo, JAPAN

Application Deadline: October 15th, 2016

Professional Category Open to all nationalities.

Gold Prize JPY 500,000

Silver Prize JPY 300,000

Bronze Prize JPY 100,000

Solo/Concerto/Amateur Category

16 different categories for various ages & levels

Special Prize JPY 100,000 (General and Concerto C Category only)

Prestigious Jury

Andrzej

Jasinski

Piotr

Paleczny

Bronisława

Kawalla

Ewa

Pobłocka

Jerzy

Sterczynski

Wojciech

Świtała

For more details, please visit our website.

Zhaoyi

Dan

Hae-Won

Chang

www.chopin-asia.com

The Executive Committee of the International Chopin Piano Competition in ASIA

Suite#406 1-26-13 Minamiaoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 107-0062 JAPAN

Tel: (+81) 3 - 3401-9765 Fax: (+81) 3 - 3401-7674 e-mail: education@imc-music.net

Gabriel

Kwok

and many others

* All details are subject to change.

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Japan | Tokyo

2 016

www.piano.or.jp/english

40th PTNA Piano Competition

for Promising Pianists

Final Round : 18th-21st August, 2016 Tokyo

Grand Prize: 1,000,000 Yen, Concerts in Japan and abroad

2015 Grand Prize Winner

Sayako Shinonaga

Purpose

To recognise and develop

musicians of exceptional

talent as well as providing an

inspiring music experience to

all participants and teachers for

greater fulfilment.

The goal of the competition

is to generate greater musical

appreciation among all and

achieve the equalisation of levels

throughout the country.

Grade

Grand Superior (no age limit)

Eligibility

Open to pianists of all

nationalities and ages.

Past prize winners and

further careers

Aimi Kobayashi (Finalist, Chopin, 2015)

Kaoru Jitsukawa (3rd, Long-Thibaud, 2015)

Akihiro Sakiya (1st, Jaén, 2014)

Tomoki Sakata

(Finalist, Van Cliburn, 2013)

Kei Takumi (6th, Hamamatsu, 2012)

Keina Sato (2nd, HongKong, 2011)

Masataka Goto (1st, Liszt, 2011)

Mami Hagiwara (1st, Geneva, 2010)

Nobuyuki Tsujii (1st, Van Cliburn, 2009)

Hibiki Tamura (1st, Long-Thibaud 2007)

Rina Sudo (5th, Dublin 2006)

Yuhi Ozaki (1st, Ettlingen 2006)

Shohei Sekimoto (4th, Chopin 2005)

Kotaro Fukuma (1st, Cleveland 2003)

Jury 2016

Diane Andersen

Veronique Bonnecaze

Wolfgang Manz

Past Jury

2011 Alexander Braginsky

William Grant Naboré

Katarzyna Popowa-Zydro

2012 Andrea Bonatta

Martin Hughes

Li Mingqiang

Natalia Troull

2013 Ronan O'Hora

Boris Petrushansky

Jerome Rose

2014 Aquiles Delle Vigne

Gilead Mishory

Ewa Pobłocka

Soojung Shin

2015 Stanislav Ioudenitch

Jan Jiracek von Arnim

Michael Lewin

Sponsors

Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports,

Science and Technology of Japan

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government

YAMAHA Corporation

KAWAI Musical Instruments Mfg. Co., Ltd.

Hinoki Crinical Co., Ltd.

Hamarikyu Asahi Hall

Dai-ichi Seimei Hall

Yomiuri Otemachi Hall

TOPPAN Hall

Tokyo Opera City Recital Hall

Senzoku Gakuen

Seitoku Gakuen

Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra

Schedule 2016

First Preliminary

Rounds Solo

First Round (1)

Dates: June 11 (Sat) + 12 (Sun)

Deadline: May 9 (Mon)

First Round (2)

Dates: June 25 (Sat) + 26 (Sun)

Deadline: May 23 (Mon)

First Round (3)

Dates: July 5 (Tue) + 6 (Wed)

Deadline: June 6 (Mon)

Second Preliminary

Round Solo

Dates: August 2 (Tue) + 3 (Wed)

Place: Katsushika Symphony Hills

(Tokyo)

Semi-Final Round Solo

Date: August 18 (Thu)

Place: Dai-ichi Seimei Hall (Tokyo)

Final Round Concerto

Date: August 21 (Sun)

Place: Dai-ichi Seimei Hall (Tokyo)

Tokyo Symphony Orchestra

Chikara Iwamura (cond.)

Presented by PTNA

The Piano Teachers’ National Association of Japan

1-15-1 Sugamo Toshima-ku Tokyo, Japan, 170-8458 TEL: (+81) 3 - 39442481 FAX: (+81) 3 - 39442482 E-mail:oversea@piano.or.jp

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Korea | Seoul

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Korea | Tongyeong

2016

Managed by Tongyeong International Music Foundation

The Tongyeong 1st prize winner Concert of 2013 Hall

competition, Hong-gi KIM (Korea)

DISCIPLINE : PIANO

2016 윤이상국제음악콩쿠르 / 피아노 / 피아노 부문 부문

Tongyeong Concert Hall

Republic of Korea

통영국제음악당, 대한민국

October 29 through to November, 6, 2016

2016년 10월 ~ 11월

1st Prize: KRW 30,000,000

2nd Prize: KRW 20,000,000

3rd Prize: KRW 10,000,000

4th Prize: KRW 7,000,000

Contact Secretariat:

phone (+82) 55 – 650-0431

650-0400

e-mail competition@timf.org

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Latvia | Riga

5 th Riga International

Competition for Young Pianists

25 th – 28 th October 2016

Application deadline:

September 30 th 2016

Open to young pianists

of all nationalities

Seven age groups

from 5 to 21 years

Teacher Seminar and

Masterclass

Special category for

non-professional piano students

Kristiāna Podnice

Winner of the Junior B Group 2015

Information:

www.rigapiano.info

Contact:

rigapiano@gmail.com

Member of the Alink-Argerich Foundation since 2013

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Lithuania | Druskininkai

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Lithuania | Vilnius

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Malta

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Mexico | Monterrey (Nuevo León)

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Morocco | Rabat

Sous la Présidence d’Honneur de Son Altesse Royale La Princesse Lalla Meryem

Under the Honorary Presidency of Her Royal Highness Princess Lalla Meryem

12

ème/th

Rabat - Maroc / Morocco

Concours

International de Piano

Son Altesse Royale

La Princesse Lalla Meryem

du 18 au 24 Novembre 2016 / 18 th - 24 th November 2016

Dominique MERLET Président du Jury - Ghizlane HAMADI Présidente Fondatrice Directrice artistique

GRAND PRIX S.A.R. La Princesse Lalla Meryem

4 000 € & Concert Tour in Morocco,

Concert Tour in Europa : Açores , Germany, Pologne,

Portugal, Spain ...

Second Prize : 2 000 € & Recital in Morocco

Third Prize : 1 000 € & Recital in Morocco

Total of Prizes, Special Prizes and Grants : 12 000 €

Free accommodation in host families for candidates

coming from other countries

Age limit : 10-30 years Deadline for application : 31/07/2016 for Young Pianists 1-2-3-4

01/09/2016 for the higher levels

Svetlana ANDREEVA- Russie

Grand Prix 2014

Anastasiya NAPLEKOVA - Etats-Unis/ Ukraine

2 ème Prix 2014

Ekaterina LITVINTSEVA - Russie

3 ème Prix 2014 ex-aequo

Antoine SIMON - France

3 ème Prix 2014 ex-aequo

Association Les Amitiés Musicales

www.concours-lalla-meryem.ma

amitiesmusicales@yahoo.fr

concours.lalla.meryem@gmail.com

Tél : (+212) 660-711030 or (+212) 665-218332 // Fax : (+212) 537-752241

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Netherlands | Enschede

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Netherlands | Utrecht

11th International

Franz Liszt

Piano Competition

08.10 to

21.10.2017

TivoliVredenburg

Utrecht

www.liszt.nl

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New Zealand | Kerikeri

next event

JUNE 2016

Kerikeri | Northland | New Zealand

COMPETITION DATES

30 June – 3 July 2016

Open to pianists of any nationality

born on or after 30 June 1988

ENTRIES CLOSE – 11 March 2016

TOTAL PRIZE POOL NZ$33,000

New Zealand

Adjudicators: Jan Jiracek von Arnim (Vienna)

Eleanor Wong (Hong Kong) Albert Tiu (Singapore)

www.kipc.nz

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Norway | Bergen

1st Prize

30 000 euro

The 15th International Edvard Grieg Piano Competition

Bergen, Norway, September 2–10, 2016

Edvard Grieg Museum Troldhaugen

Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra

Kristian Gerhard Jebsen Foundation

JURY

Einar Steen-Nøkleberg, Chairman

Jan Jiracek von Arnim

Ya-Fei Chuang

Antonio Pompa-Baldi

Marianna Shirinyan

Leif Ove Andsnes

Hiroko Nakamura

Application deadline: May 2, 2016, at 4.00 pm CEST

>> Sign up now at

www.griegcompetition.com

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Norway | Tromsø

the 5

Top th

of the World

InternatIonal PIano ComPetItIon

JUne 17-24, 2017 tromSØ, norWaY

Dear Pianist...

It is a great pleasure

to welcome you to

the 5 th Top of the

World International

Piano Competition,

17-24 June 2017, in

the beautiful City of

Tromsø.

Prof. Tori Stødle,

Artistic Director

Cash awards for

the top three

1 st

Prize

2 nd Prize

3 rd Prize

€ 30 000

€ 20 000

€ 10 000

Application deadline

15 february 2016

Age limit: 17-35

(01.01.1982 - 01.01.2000)

Tromsø - on top of the world!

Tromsø - the gateway to the arctic, amazing

northern lights, two months of midnight sun in

the summer. and a lively and colorful downtown.

Contact Prof.

Tori Stødle for

more information

Our excellent winners from 2015

P.O. BOX 1295, N-9263

Tromsø, Norway

Mob. (+47) 913 - 86278

tori@topoftheworld.no

1 st Prize

Georgy

Tchaidze

(Russia)

2 nd Prize

Jong Hai

Park

(South Korea)

3 rd Prize

Evgeny

Starodubtsev

(Russia)

www.topoftheworld.no

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Panama | Panama

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Poland | Bydgoszcz

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Poland | Gdansk

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Poland | Kielce

THE 7 th MORITZ MOSZKOWSKI

INTERNATIONAL PIANO

COMPETITION

‘Per aspera ad astra’

Kielce, 19 th – 26 th May 2017

The competition is organized by the Ludomir Różycki

State Music School in Kielce (Poland).

The auditions will be held from 19 th to 26 th May 2017

in the Concert Hall of the State Music School in

Kielce. The final concert of the laureates and

awarding of the prizes and distinctions will take

place at the Philharmonic Hall in Kielce (The Holy

Cross Philharmonic) on 26 th May 2017. The laureates

will perform with the Symphony Orchestra of the

Holy Cross Philharmonic. The competition

instrument is a ‘Steinway & Sons’ concert grand

piano.

Students of the 6 th class of 1 st degree music schools

and 1 st to 6 th class of 2 nd degree music schools in

Poland, as well as their foreign counterparts, can

take part in the competition.

Entry form, the competition’s rulebook and any

other detailed information is available on the

organizer’s website: www.muzyczna.kielce.pl

All inquiries should be directed to the organizer via

email: moszkowski.kielce@gmail.com

The Ludomir Różycki State Music School

ul. Wojewódzka 12, 25-536 Kielce, Poland

www.muzyczna.kielce.pl, tel./fax: (+48) 41 - 3426017

e-mail: sekretariat@muzyczna.kielce.pl

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Poland | Pozna ń

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Poland | Rzeszów

4 th INTERNATIONAL SUBCARPATHIAN

CHOPIN PIANO COMPETITION

FOR YOUNG PIANISTS

Rzeszów /Poland/

9 th – 11 th March 2017

Application Deadline:

15 th January 2017

Participants:

up to 21 years old

Jury Chairman:

Professor Andrzej Jasiński

Chopin’s portrait by Luigi Isler,

The Fryderyk Chopin Institute

CONTACT:

• A monographic competition –

only Chopin’s pieces performed

• Four age categories

• One round contest for each category

• Attractive prizes

• Competition held every two years

• Free Chopin seminars with renowned

professors for the participants

www.pianocompetition.rzeszow.pl

e-mail: sekretariat@zsm2.resman.pl

Phone: (+48) 508 269 407

Zespół Szkół Muzycznych nr 2 im. Wojciecha Kilara

(The Wojciech Kilar Music School Complex No. 2)

ul. Sobieskiego 15, 35-002 Rzeszów, Poland, Phone: (+48) 17 - 7482990

www.zsm2.rzeszow.pl e-mail: sekretariat@zsm2.resman.pl

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Poland | Szafarnia

24.

Międzynarodowy Konkurs Pianistyczny

im. Fryderyka Chopina dla Dzieci i Młodzieży

International Fryderyk Chopin

Piano Competition for Children and Youth

Szafarnia, Poland

20–22 May 2016

APPLICATION DEADLINE

MARCH 15th, 2016

FOR MORE DETAILS GO TO www.szafarnia.art.pl

OR CONTACT US: tel. (+48) 668494325, konkurs@szafarnia.art.pl

Szafarnia 1, 87-404 Radomin, Poland

Instytucja finansowana

ze środków Samorządu

Województwa

Kujawsko-Pomorskiego

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Poland | Warsaw

The results of the 17 th International

Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition

Warsaw, October 2015

1 st Prize Seong-Jin Cho (South Korea)

2 nd Prize Charles Richard-Hamelin (Canada)

3 rd Prize Kate Liu (USA)

4 th Prize Eric Lu (USA)

5 th Prize Tony Yike Yang (Canada)

6 th Prize Dmitry Shishkin (Russia)

More information www.chopincompetition2015.com

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Poland | Warsaw

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Portugal | Porto

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Roumania | Bucharest

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Roumania | Sibiu

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Russia | Moscow

Frederick Chopin Society in Moscow (Russia)

The Moscow City Government

The Moscow City Culture Department

10th MOSCOW INTERNATIONAL

FREDERICK CHOPIN COMPETITION

FOR YOUNG PIANISTS

September 8–18, 2016

Deadline for application: July 9, 2016.

Age categories: Juniors – born not before 20.09.1999,

Seniors – born between 09.09.1999 and 17.08.1994

The required repertoire consists of music by F. Chopin exclusively.

Total prize money: US$ 30,000

Artistic Director: Mikhail Aleksandrov (Russia)

Chairman of the Jury: Prof. Mikhail Voskresensky (Russia)

The contest will be held in four rounds.

The finals will take place at the Great Hall

of the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory.

Phone: (+7) 926 - 232-36-97

www.chopin-competition.com

chopincompetition@yandex.ru

alexpiano@yandex.ru

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Scotland | Glasgow

Jonathan Fournel the SIPC 2014 winner.

Next competition: 1 - 10 Sept. 2017 Glasgow

www.scottishinternationalpianocompetition.com

Concerto final with Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Contact sipc@rcs.ac.uk for more details

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Serbia | Novi Sad

EIGHTH

INTERNATIONAL

ISIDOR BAJIC

PIANO

MEMORIAL

COMPETITION

NOVI SAD

SERBIA

December 3 - 9, 2016

Application Deadline:

October 1, 2016

Executive Director

Radmila Rakin-Martinovic

Artistic Director

Dorian Leljak

Njegoseva 9 21000 Novi Sad Serbia

email: office@pianomemorial.rs

www.pianomemorial.rs

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Serbia | Novi Sad

Putting pianists where they belong - on the stage!

W P T A

WORLD PIANO TEACHERS ASSOCIATION

I P C

INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION

Piano Concerto Piano Recital Chamber Music

Piano Composition

Candidates auditioned worldwide by WPTA-appointed judges

Application deadline

April 30 (annually)

Laureates’ promotional packages

realised during

the World Piano Conference

Ian Jones

Dorian Leljak

WPTA IPC

WPTA/WPC

Artistic Director

President

www.wpta.info/ipc.htm

office@wpta.info

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Slovak Republic | Bratislava

9 th J. N. Hummel

Bratislava 18 th - 24 th September 2017

INTERNATIONAL

PIANO competition

Discipline Piano

Age limit 32 years

Deadline for application June 30, 2017

Prizes to be awarded 1st prize 5000 C=

Su Yeon Kim - 1 st prize in 2014

and three concerts in Slovakia

2nd prize 3000 C=

3rd prize 2000 C=

Agapi t riantaffylidi - 2 nd prize in 2014

Michael Davidov - 3 rd prize in 2014

President Prof. Marian Lapšansky

Mrs. Slávka Ferencová, Executive Manager

Slovak Philharmonic, Medená 3, 816 01 Bratislava, Slovak Republic

Phone: (+421) 2 - 2047 5266, ferencova a filharmonia.sk

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South Africa | Pretoria

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Spain | Barcelona

Maria Canals

Barcelona

Member of the “Fédération Mondiale des Concours Internationaux de Musique” since 1958

62 MCB 2016

05-18/03/2016

Deadline for application

20/12/2015

Age limit

18-30, 01/01/2016

63 MCB 2017

25/03-06/04/2017

Deadline for application

20/12/2016

Age limit

18-30, 01/01/2017

64 MCB 2018

10-22/03/2018

Deadline for application

20/12/2017

Age limit

18-30, 01/01/2018

Concert engagements

a minimum of 30 remunerated

recitals and concerts with orchestra

all over the world (35,000€ approx.)

Special Prizes

Naxos CD, audience prize,

gold medal, youngest

semifinalist, local students

prize …

Main Prizes

35,000 €

With the special support of

With the support of

Collaborators

Concurs Internacional

de Música Maria Canals

Barcelona

T (+34) 93 - 2957251

info@mariacanals.cat

www.mariacanals.cat

MCB

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Spain | Campillos

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Spain | Ferrol

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Spain | Granada

19th

International

Masterclass

and Piano Festival

Leonel Morales

Granada, 11 al 18 de julio de 2016

www.concertsmariaherrero.com / www.leonelmorales.com

11

Granada, 11 al 18 de julio de 2016

Curso Internacional de Piano

Infantil - Juvenil

International Piano Course

for children & Teenagers

www.concertsmariaherrero.com

www.leonelmorales.com

masterclass@concertsmariaherrero.com

Phones: (+34) 91 - 6302129

(+34) 609 03 00 56

Piano Concert

Everyday

masterclass@concertsmariaherrero.com

Phones: (+34) 91 - 6302129

(+34) 609 03 00 56

6th

GRANADA

18 th -22 nd July 2016

Application deadline: 8 th June 2016

4 CATEGORIES

Infantile Category: aged 12 and under.

Juvenile Category: ages 13-15.

Young Artist Category: ages 16-18.

Senior Category: ages 19-35.

concursopianomh@concertsmariaherrero.com • concursopianomh@gmail.com

Phones: (+34) 91 - 6302129 - (+34) 609 03 00 56

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Spain | Jaén

58º

MEDALLA DE ORO 2012

de la Asociación Cultural

Amigos del Festival de Otoño de Jaén

MEDALLA DE ORO 2008

de la Asociación de Amigos

de la Música de Úbeda

PREMIO MANUEL DE FALLA 2006

a Premio Jaén de Piano

de la Diputación Provincial de Jaén

PREMIO JIENNENSES DEL AÑO 2003

Diario Jaén

PREMIO JIENNENSES IDEALES 2001

Diario Ideal

MEDALLA DE HONOR 2001

de la Real Academia de

Bellas Artes de Granada

Miembro de la

Fundación ALINK-ARGERICH 2004

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Spain | Las Rozas

17

th

INTERNATIONAL

PIANO COMPETITION

“Joaquín Rodrigo“

Concert Hall

Las Rozas (Madrid)

“SPANISH COMPOSERS”

Edition: Alejandro Román

th th

5 - 12 November 2016

Application deadline:

3 rd October 2016

Prizes 2015 and founders of the Competition

INFORMATION: Phones: (+34) 91 - 6302129 - (+34) 609 03 00 56

E-mail:cipce@cipce.org • http://www.cipce.org

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Spain | Las Rozas

Fedor Veselov (Russia)

Winner of the

Antón García Abril

Award 2015

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Spain | Lleida

22nd

RICARD VIÑES

INTERNATIONAL

PIANO COMPETITION

LLEIDA, CATALONIA (SPAIN)

JUNE 25th – 30th, 2016

Open to pianists

of all nationalities born

in or after 1988

Special Edition

Centenary of

Enric Granados' death

1st Prize 6,000 €, 2nd Prize 3,000 €, 3rd

Prize 1,500 €, Special Prize for the best performance

“Ricard Viñes repertoire” 2,000 €,

Special Prize for the best performance “Enric

Granados repertoire” 1,000 €, Special Prize

for the best Spanish participant 1,000 €

Travel grants for all the semi-finalists

The winners will be given the opportunity to

play solo or with an orchestra in the best

auditoriums and concert halls in the country.

The pleasant town of Lleida, birthplace of

Ricard Viñes and Enric Granados, is located in

Catalonia, an hour by train from Barcelona

and two hours from Madrid.

The competition takes place in the magnificent

auditorium Enric Granados. The music conservatory

is in the same building, so that all

participants have practice rooms at their

disposal.

Possibility of free accommodation in our host families.

Deadline for applications: 21st April 2016

INFORMATION

Phone (+34) 973 - 700639 · Fax (+34) 973 - 700684 · cricardvines@paeria.cat

www.auditorienricgranados.cat/ricardvines/en

app Concurs Ricard Viñes

M. Carme Grasa

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Spain | Madrid

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Spain | Valencia

Concurso Internacional de Piano de Valencia

“Premio Iturbi”

Results 2015

1st prize: Luka Okros (Georgia)

2nd prize: Viviana Lasaracina

(Italy)

3rd prize: Aleksandra Jablczynska

(Poland)

Next competition in 2017

www.pianoiturbi.com

pianoiturbi@dival.es

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Switzerland | Geneva

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Turkey | Istanbul

International

P i a n o

Competition

Istanbul

3 rd edition - 2017

Notre Dame de Sion High School

Cumhuriyet Caddesi 127 Harbiye 34373 İstanbul

Tel : (+90) 212 - 2191697 www.nds.k12.tr

http://pianocompetitionos.nds.k12.tr

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Ukraine | Odessa

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U.S.A.| Albuquerque (New Mexico)

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U.S.A. | Cedar Falls (Iowa)

The

International

Piano Competition

At the University of Northern Iowa School of Music

June 5-11, 2016

$25,000 in Prize Money

Jurors:

Eric Larsen

Craig Sheppard

Nelita True

Artistic Directors:

Sean Botkin

Dmitri Vorobiev

Categories:

Junior - up to 17 years old

Senior - up to 32 years old

www.midwestpianocompetition.com

pianocompetition@uni.edu

(+1) 319 - 2732028

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U.S.A.| Cincinnati (Ohio)

Cincinnati World Piano Competition

Mei Rui

Bronze Medal 2015

USA

Artem Yasynskyy

Gold Medal 2015

Ukraine

Nino Bakradze

Silver Medal 2015

Georgia

Celebrating its 60th Anniversary

with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

in 2016

Cincinnati World Piano Competition

1241 Elm Street

Cincinnati, OH 45203

(+1) 513 - 744.3501

wpc@cincinnatiwpc.org

www.cincinnatiwpc.org

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U.S.A. | Cleveland (Ohio)

Cleveland International Piano

Competition and Festival

Summer 2016

CIPC Young Artists

Competition and Institute

Spring 2018

tel (+1) 216 – 707-5397

info@clevelandpiano.org

clevelandpiano.org

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U.S.A. | Dallas (Texas)

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U.S.A. | Fort Worth (Texas)

FIFTEENTH

VAN CLIBURN

INTERNATIONAL

PIANO

COMPETITION

MAY 25–JUNE 10, 2017

FORT WORTH, TEXAS USA

LEONARD SLATKIN, JURY CHAIRMAN

MEMBERS OF THE JURY: ARNALDO COHEN (BRAZIL), JEAN-PHILIPPE COLLARD (FRANCE), CHRISTOPHER ELTON (UNITED KINGDOM),

MARC-ANDRÉ HAMELIN (CANADA), JOSEPH KALICHSTEIN (ISRAEL / UNITED STATES), MARI KODAMA (JAPAN),

ANNE-MARIE McDERMOTT (UNITED STATES), ALEXANDER TORADZE (GEORGIA / UNITED STATES)

ARTISTIC COLLABORATORS: LEONARD SLATKIN (CONDUCTOR – FINAL ROUND), NICHOLAS McGEGAN (CONDUCTOR – SEMIFINAL ROUND),

BRENTANO STRING QUARTET, FORT WORTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

APPLICATIONS DUE OCTOBER 13, 2016

CLIBURN.ORG I (+1) 817 - 738.6536

NOW BOOKING 2017 WINNERS. CONTACT SANDRA DOAN AT SDOAN@CLIBURN.ORG.

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U.S.A. | Fort Worth (Texas)

JUNE 21–28, 2015 • FORT WORTH, TEXAS USA

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2015 WINNERS

Second Prize

Arsenii Mun, 16

Russia

First Prize

Alim Beisembayev, 17

Kazakhstan

Third Prize

Youlan Ji, 16

China

Aimed at the encouragement and development of extraordinary pianists age 13 to 17

from around the world, the inaugural Cliburn Junior Competition was hailed

as a resounding success.

The 23 competitors, representing 13 countries, participated in symposia, workshops,

and community performances, in addition to the Competition. In person, attendance

exceeded 4,000, online viewership of performances has topped 100,000 in

170 countries, and extensive media coverage brought worldwide attention.

COMING IN 2019

SECOND CLIBURN INTERNATIONAL JUNIOR PIANO COMPETITION AND FESTIVAL

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U.S.A. | Hilton Head (South Carolina)

PROUDLY CELEBRATING OUR 21ST COMPETITION

SHEN LU

2014 Hilton Head

International Piano

Competition Winner

ELLIOT WUU

2015 Hilton Head

International Piano

Competition for Young

Artists Winner

2016 HILTON HEAD

INTERNATIONAL PIANO

COMPETITION

MARCH 7 -14, 2016

PIANISTS 18 - 30

Finals with the Hilton Head

Symphony Orchestra

$34,000 cash prizes,

performance opportunities

Winner receives:

• Recital at Carnegie Hall’s

Weill Recital Hall

• CD recording on the Steinway

& Sons label

• Return engagement with

the Hilton Head Symphony

Orchestra

2017 HILTON HEAD

INTERNATIONAL PIANO

COMPETITION FOR

YOUNG ARTISTS

MARCH 6 -11, 2017

PIANISTS 13 – 17

Finals with the Hilton Head

Symphony Orchestra

$11,500 in cash prizes,

performance opportunities

Winner receives:

• Summer scholarship

($5,000 US value)

• Return engagement with

the Hilton Head Symphony

Orchestra

APPLICATIONS DUE

SEPTEMBER 30, 2016

HHIPC.ORG | PIANOCOMP@HHIPC.ORG | (+1) 843 - 842.5880

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U.S.A. | Milwaukee (Illinois)

NORTH AMERICAN 2016 BIENNIAL PIANO COMPETITION

Prizes of over $25,000 awarded among ten semifinalists

PianoArts Fellowships • Concert Engagements • Scholarship Award

For pianists, ages 16 – 20, who live or study in North America

June 2 – 8, 2016 • Milwaukee, Wisconsin

— Finalists Perform Complete Concertos with —

Carmen Knoll, 2014 winner of the first place prize, performing with MSO at Finals & Awards Concert • Photo: Woodrow Leung

World Class Judges • Career Training Classes

Application: February 6, 2016 • DVD Preliminary Round submission: February 20, 2016

www.PianoArts.org

Repertory requirements,

schedule, and full details at:

www.PianoArts.org

Info@PianoArts.org

Andrews Sill, Music Director

Sue Medford, Founder

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U.S.A. | Minneapolis (Minnesota)

e-Piano Junior Competition 2017

for young pianists ages 17 and under

(participants must be born after July 4, 1999)

July 4-11, 2017

Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Application Deadline:

November 1, 2016

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U.S.A. | New Orleans (Louisiana)

First Prize: second Prize: third Prize:

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U.S.A. | New York (New York)

2015 Winner - Gábor Farkas

Symphon

Orchestra

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U.S.A. | New York (New York)

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U.S.A. | Oberlin (Ohio)

COOPER

COMPETITION

AT OBERLIN

Piano 2016

Violin 2017

Piano 2018

FOR MUSICIANS AGES 13 TO 18

• $10,000 First Prize

• Finals with The Cleveland Orchestra

at Severance Hall

APPLICATIONS DUE: APRIL 15, 2016

FINALS: JULY 22, 2016

THE COOPER COMPETITION

Presented by the Oberlin Conservatory of Music

and The Cleveland Orchestra, the Thomas

and Evon Cooper International Competition

showcases the most promising young musicians

from around the world. Now in its seventh year,

the competition features more than $20,000

in prize money as well as full-tuition scholarships

to attend the Oberlin Conservatory.

www.oberlin.edu/cooper

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U.S.A. | Salt Lake City (Utah)

Gina Bachauer International Artists Piano Competition

Andrey Gugnin

Gold Medalist 2014 | Russia

Chi Ho Han

Silver Medalist 2014 | South Korea

Artem Yasynskyy

Bronze Medalist 2014 | Ukraine

Salt Lake City, Utah

Abravanel Hall | Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center

2018 June|XVII International Artists Piano Competition

Age limit: 19-32

Application deadline: October 1, 2017

Open repertory • No elimination until final round

Worldwide auditions

Finals with Utah Symphony

$85,000 US in cash prizes

Concert engagements

Gina Bachauer International Piano Foundation

138 W. Broadway, Suite 220

Salt Lake City, UT 84101

tel: (+1) 801 - 2974250 fax: (+1) 801 - 5219202

email: info@bachauer.com

www.bachauer.com

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U.S.A. | San Jose (California)

PIANO C OMPE TITION

SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA

June 3-12, 2016

Trianon Theatre

17ANNUAL

I N T E R N A T I O N A L

PIANO

C O M P E T I T I O N

Ages 6-32

Over $15,000 in Cash Prizes

Supported in part by a grant from the City of San Jose

and funded in part by a grant from Silicon Valley Creates.

18th Annual Competition will take place June 9 - 18, 2017

www.sjipc.com

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U.S.A. | Tempe (Arizona)

The Young Artist Committee and

Herberger Institute for Design

and the Arts School of Music

at Arizona State University

proudly present

The 8th Bösendorfer

{ ages 19-32 }

International Piano Competition

The 8th Yamaha International Piano Competition for Young Pianists

{ Senior Competition: ages 16-18 } { Junior Competition: ages 13-15 }

January 1-8, 2017

Tempe, Arizona, USA

Dr. Baruch Meir

President and Artistic Director

herbergerinstitute.asu.edu/pianocompetition

th

Yamaha

Eighth

Eighth

Eighth

Awards include more than $45,000 in cash prizes, medals, solo and concerto

performances at internationally renowned venues in Europe and the U.S.

Applications must be received by November 7, 2016

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Master Classes

Piano Academies

Festivals

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This catalogue clearly shows that there are numerous competitions all

over the world.

In addition to this, pianists and music lovers may also very well enjoy

attending or taking part in other interesting activities and events such as

Master Classes and Festivals.

tivals Festivals Festivals

In the Summer, several renowned pedagogues make themselves available

to young musicians for dedicated teaching and advice. Festivals

exist with a specific focus on piano and piano academies that are even

entirely devoted to interpretations at the piano.

Martha Argerich travels each year to Beppu and Lugano and brings her

musical friends to play in a friendly atmosphere, while the audiences

enjoy their lively performances.

ster Classes Master Classes Master Classes Master C

All these musical events provide great opportunities for young aspiring

musicians to learn and make the next step in their careers.

Let us also be reminded of the dedication of the eminent instrument

makers, the companies that provide the pianos, and let us cordially

salute the hard-working piano tuners and those who devote so much of

their time to being of service to the artists and in maintaining the best

relations and fine friendships.

demies Piano Academies Piano Academies

Last but not least, the Music World is much indebted to the

culture-minded institutions and appreciative individuals who well-willingly

support the Arts.

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Master Class / Piano Academy

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Master Class / Piano Academy

Pascal Devoyon

French master pianist in Aarhus

21 JUNE

Tamar Beraia

Charisma and sensuality

22 JUNE

Mikhail

Voskresensky

With Aarhus

Symphony Orchestra

24 JUNE

Opening Concert

Eight Young talents

20 JUNE

Gradus International Piano Festival

CONCERTS & MASTERCLASSES · MUSIKHUSET AARHUS · 20 - 24 JUNE 2016

PERMANENT PASS FOR ALL CONCERTS AVAILABLE

FOR MORE INFO AND TICKETS:

MUSIKHUSETAARHUS.DK

KLAVERSKOLEN-GRADUS.COM

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Master Class / Piano Academy

INTERNATIONAL PIANO

ACADEMY FREIBURG 2016

Prof. Jura Margulis, USA

7/18 – 7/30 2016

MASTER CLASS

FOR PIANISTS

AND PEDAGOGUES

To add a richer education to the

traditional piano master class

model, the two week experience

of the IPAF2016 offers a

comprehensive and immersive

variety of scholarship,

information, and events:

From a demonstration of unique

recordings on an authentic Welte-

Mignon instrument, to an

excursion to and lessons on

fortepianos from a collection of

historic keyboard instruments, an

interactive lecture on the

systematic development of virtuoso

piano technique, to personal career

consultation with an associate of a

major artist agency.

Online:

www.InternationalPianoAcademy.org

Information/Contact:

info@internationalpianoacademy.org

The International Piano Academy Freiburg

under the direction of Jura Margulis builds on

the 40 year history of the legendary

Russische Schule in Freiburg, Germany.

Established by Vitaly Margulis, the Russische

Schule piano master classes educated more

than 1000 students from all continents in the

Historic Kaufhaus Concert Hall of Freiburg.

.

The IPAF2016 presents numerous

public performance opportunities

for all participants and an

audience-voted competition at

the final participants’ recital with

monetary prizes.

In 2016 the IPAF celebrates the

40 th anniversary of the legendary

piano master class and the legacy

of its founder Prof. Dr. Vitaly

Margulis with special events and

the release of a Vitaly Margulis

Memorial Edition CD set.

The complete IPAF2016 brochure is available by mail upon request.

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Progetto

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