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AAF catalogue 2017

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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

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Preface

In 2016, people in the USA and the UK, but also elsewhere,

voted for a new political direction of their countries. The

outcome shocked the establishment and caused an

unprecedented wave of astonishment, dismay, anger, resent,

anxiety and uncertainty in the entire world.

Appalling are the hostile tone and lack of respect for the

opponent and the ease with which other people are insulted in

such political discussions. Let us hope that everyone will be

able to listen to and enjoy the magnificent creations of classical

composers, who were true geniuses. Classical music is

important. I strongly believe that it brings harmony to our lives

and more peace to society.

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

piano competitions worldwide. A considerable amount of new competitions joined AAF

or came back, bringing the total number of competitions and organisations affiliated with

AAF to 173, making the current edition more comprehensive than ever before.

In 2016, financial support was offered to eight competitions to organise a special

reception for the contestants. More information and some impressions can be found on

pages 68-69. The special AAF Award went to four excellent pianists at the competitions

in Sydney, Cleveland and Bergen (Norway), while the two winners of 2015 had recitals in

Lugano (Switzerland) and Germany. (see the report and photos on pages 70-73)

Three competitions were ‘under attack’ in 2016, as a contestant, a jury member and a

distant observer questioned the results and criticized the official procedures. AAF could

assist and mediate. It was very much appreciated that the organisers published the jury’s

votes, which provided more transparency. It is encouraging to see that more and more

competitions reveal the voting to the public. The competitions in Hamamatsu and Sendai

also included this in their beautiful reports, which show a vast range of interesting details,

surveys and statistics.

2017 will be a year full of exciting and important competitions. We are looking forward to

the next winners of the Cliburn, the Rubinstein, Busoni and Clara Haskil competitions,

and who will win Montreal, Tromsø or Utrecht …?

With pleasure, I can already announce that the first international AAF Conference will be

held in Barcelona, 19-20 March 2018. All organisers of international piano competitions

are welcome to attend, while the participation of pianists, piano companies and others

with an involvement in competitions will also be greatly valued. It will be a unique

opportunity for all to come, meet and talk! (see page 87 for more information)

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 2016 ............................................................................................................. 6

Preview 2017 ...................................................................................................................... 7

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

List of AAF member competitions ................................................................................ 9-13

Disclaimer ........................................................................................................................ 13

Addresses .................................................................................................................... 14-35

Application deadlines 2017 ......................................................................................... 36-37

Calendars .......................................................................................................................... 37

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

2018 ........................................................................................................................... 40-43

2019 ........................................................................................................................... 43-45

Age limits ......................................................................................................................... 46

Competitions/categories for Junior pianists ................................................................ 47-49

Confused ? ........................................................................................................................ 50

Selection procedures ........................................................................................................ 51

Various rounds ................................................................................................................. 52

Performance times ....................................................................................................... 53-57

Performance times at Youth competitions .................................................................... 58

Chamber Music ........................................................................................................... 59-60

Concerto Repertoire ......................................................................................................... 61

Mozart Concertos ..................................................................................................... 62-63

Piano Concertos ........................................................................................................ 64-67

AAF Receptions .......................................................................................................... 68-69

AAF Award ................................................................................................................. 70-73

Travel and accommodation .............................................................................................. 74

Practicing facilities ........................................................................................................... 75

Jury members .............................................................................................................. 76-83

Jury Rules & Recommendations ................................................................................. 84-86

AAF Conference .............................................................................................................. 87

Your own notes/remarks .................................................................................................. 88

Competition pages 89

Argentina ....................................................................................................................... 90

Armenia ......................................................................................................................... 91

Australia ................................................................................................................... 92-93

Austria ...................................................................................................................... 94-97

Belgium .................................................................................................................. 98-102

Brazil ........................................................................................................................... 103

Canada .................................................................................................................. 104-106

China .................................................................................................................... 107-110

Croatia .................................................................................................................. 111-112

Czech Rep. .................................................................................................................. 113

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Denmark ...................................................................................................................... 114

England ................................................................................................................. 115-119

Finland ......................................................................................................................... 120

France ................................................................................................................... 121-128

Georgia ................................................................................................................. 129-130

Germany ............................................................................................................... 131-150

Greece .......................................................................................................................... 151

Hong Kong .................................................................................................................. 152

Hungary ....................................................................................................................... 153

Ireland .......................................................................................................................... 154

Israel ............................................................................................................................ 155

Italy ....................................................................................................................... 156-181

Japan ..................................................................................................................... 182-187

Korea .................................................................................................................... 188-190

Latvia ........................................................................................................................... 191

Lithuania ...................................................................................................................... 192

Malta ..................................................................................................................... 193-194

Mexico ......................................................................................................................... 195

Morocco ...................................................................................................................... 196

Netherlands ........................................................................................................... 197-198

New Zealand ............................................................................................................... 199

Norway ................................................................................................................. 200-201

Panama ........................................................................................................................ 202

Poland ................................................................................................................... 203-209

Portugal ....................................................................................................................... 210

Roumania ............................................................................................................. 211-212

Russia .......................................................................................................................... 213

San Marino .................................................................................................................. 214

Scotland ....................................................................................................................... 215

Serbia .................................................................................................................... 216-217

Slovak Rep. ................................................................................................................. 218

South Africa ................................................................................................................ 219

Spain ..................................................................................................................... 220-232

Switzerland ........................................................................................................... 233-235

Turkey ......................................................................................................................... 236

Ukraine ........................................................................................................................ 237

U.S.A. ................................................................................................................... 238-255

Master classes and Academies 256

Italy ....................................................................................................................... 257-258

Japan ............................................................................................................................ 259

U.S.A. .......................................................................................................................... 260

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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 2017. 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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2016

In 2016, the Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels was open again for piano and was

won by Lucá Vondrá ek, who had previously also won top prizes in Hilton Head,

Pretoria, San Marino and Tromsø. In Brussels, the young Italian pianist Alberto Ferro

impressed as well. He ranked 6 th and also received the audience prize. In July, the 11 th

Sydney International Piano Competition of Australia was held, introducing a completely

new concept of having all 32 participants perform in four groups of eight on four different

grand pianos. Two Russian pianists were at the top: Andrey Gugnin and Arseny

Tarasevich-Nikolaev. Another finalist in Sydney went straight to the U.S.A., to compete

in the Cleveland Competition, which was won by Nikita Mndoyants. Also other pianists

travelled from one competition to another. Sergey Belyavskiy impressed at the Liszt

Competition in Budapest, finishing 2 nd after Tomoki Sakata, and could still be on time to

take part in San Marino and a few weeks later at the first Chopin Competition in Beijing.

Anna Bulkina was also very active, taking part in at least 10 competitions in 2016,

winning four times the first prize. Evgeny Starodubtsev collected even more prizes in

2016. Another pianist applied for 14 competitions, but only managed to take part in three.

The UNISA Competition in Pretoria was open not only for classical pianists, but also had

a separate category for jazz pianists. At the Mozart Competition in Salzburg, the first prize

went to Saskia Giorgini.

It still happens at several piano competitions that students of jury members are allowed to

take part, causing agitation with people in the audience, especially if those students are

among the prize winners. Also the other jury members feel uncomfortable in such

situations, and some might even consider to leave.

It was good to see that the trend to publish all votings by the jury continues: the Grieg

Competition in Bergen (Norway) provided complete transparency, while also other

competitions published all the votes, such as in Verona, Marbella, and the Baltic

Competition and Paderewski Competition. Also the Hamamatsu Competition issued a

very detailed report of the 2015 competition which included tables showing all the jury

votes in each round (without showing the names of the jury members). Sendai as well.

In 2016, the AAF Award was offered at three competitions (Sydney, Cleveland and

Bergen) and was given to four pianists.

The 4 th Hong Kong International Piano Competition was a huge event again as part of the

Joy of Music Festival: concerts by jury members, 50 hours of master classes (piano, voice

and guitar) and recitals by the winners of Brussels, Leeds, Moscow and Bolzano.

It came as a shock when we heard of the passing of Hiroko Nakamura, who had been such

an iconic pianist and person, who had led the Hamamatsu Competition and annual Piano

Academy for many years and was known by thousands of musicians all over the world.

Pianists Fernando Laires and Zoltán Kocsis also left us as well as Peter Feuchtwanger,

Jeremy Siepmann and the organisers Paola Baschetti and Lucia Avallone.

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2017

A large amount of interesting and exciting competitions will take place in 2017.

Right at the start of the year, the USASU Bösendorfer and Yamaha Competition is held in

Tempe (Arizona, USA). One week later, pianists can go to Thessaloniki to compete in the

Giorgos Thymis Competition. In January/March, several competitions will be having

live auditions: the worldwide auditions for a New York Debut, organised by the New

York Concert Artists (NYCA), auditions for the Van Cliburn and the Utrecht Liszt

Competition.

In April/May, the 15 th Arthur Rubinstein Piano Master Competition will be held in Tel

Aviv, partly overlapping with Montreal and the Teresa Carreño Competition in Miami

Beach. A few weeks later, the 15 th Van Cliburn Competition will take place in Fort Worth

(Texas, USA).

In March, young pianists can go to Düsseldorf, where the first International Schumann

Competition for Young Pianists will be held, or they are busy preparing for Århus (one

week later), or for the Krainev Competition in Moscow. In May, those who are under 16

can also go to the 25 th International Chopin Competition in Szafarnia (Poland).

After a short pause, the competition in Lagny-sur-Marne is back again, this time with

three age categories (March). April is also full of competitions: a new one in Leganés

(Spain), five age categories and the finals with orchestra. In Mayenne (France), the 10 th

international piano competition will be held.

In May/June, Italy looks attractive with the competitions in Cantù, San Donà di Piave

(near Venice), Gioia del Colle (10 th Premio Argento) and Massarosa (in Toscane). The

competition in Lyon has expanded and will now have its finals with orchestra.

High prize money is offered again at the Top of the World Competition in Tromsø

(Norway) and in Shenzhen (China), both being held in June. Musicians who excel in the

Classical/Romantic repertoire should consider the Clara Haskil Competition in Vevey.

The new Shigeru Kawai Competition looks also promising (beginning of August).

Pianists who are not in the finals of the Busoni Competition or the Maj Lind Competition

in Helsinki, can enter the ARD Competition in Munich, where they will have to perform a

Mozart Concerto without conductor. Young Mozart lovers may travel to Zhuhai (China).

The Hummel Competition in Bratislava is also attractive.

In October, Tbilisi is calling. Liszt players will probably go either to Utrecht or to Weimar

(or both?), while Chopin is on the repertoire in Darmstadt and Canberra (Australia). The

Suzana Szörenyi Competition in Bucharest is mainly for Piano Duos.

In Bonn, the final chord will be by Beethoven. Tired of travelling? You can then also

upload your performance for one of the online competitions.

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Trends and new initiatives

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.

Voting

Another application is the online voting by keen followers on the internet, which may

result in a special prize. At the 2015 Telekom Beethoven Competition in Bonn, a top

online voting could even guarantee a pass to the next round.

People expect competitions to be fair. In 2016, there were some protests and accusations

at a few competitions, creating uncomfortable feelings and irritation for all involved. The

organisers responded correctly and it helped that all votes were published. Transparency is

an important issue. The rules for the jury have to be clear and more and more

competitions publish the votes by the jury. (See also pages 84-86.)

Webcasts

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

2016, many have seen the magnificent live streaming from Brussels, Sydney, Sendai,

Barcelona, Bydgoszcz, to mention only a few. This attracted altogether 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. 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 number of “online”

competitions is increasing: 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.

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AAF member competitions

(as of December 2016)

member since

Argentina Tucumán Int’l Piano Competition "Tucuman, Argentina" 2016

Armenia Gyumri Renaissance International Contest Festival 2016

Australia Canberra 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 Queen Elisabeth International Music Competition 2004

Brussels Merci, Maestro! International Piano Competition 2015

Grez-Doiceau Rencontres Internationales des Jeunes Pianistes 2016

Kraainem César Franck International Piano Competition 2013

Leuze-en-Hainaut Concours International André Dumortier 2009

Brazil Rio de Janeiro BNDES International Piano Competition 2009

Canada Calgary Honens International Piano Competition 2010

Montreal Concours Musical International de Montréal 2010

Toronto Toronto International Piano Competition 2013

China Beijing Arthur Rubinstein Int’l Youth Piano Competition 2016

Beijing Beijing International Fryderyk Chopin Piano

Competition for Young Pianists 2016

Shenzhen China Shenzhen Int’l Piano Concerto Competition 2006

Zhuhai Int’l Mozart Competition for Young Musicians 2014

Croatia Vara din Int’l Piano Competition Memorijal Jurica Murai 2016

Zagreb Int’l Competition Young Virtuoso 2010

Czech Rep. Plze 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

Finland Helsinki Helsinki Int’l Maj Lind Piano Competition 2005

France Lagny s/Marne Concours International de Piano Lagny-sur-Marne 2012

Lyon Concours International de Piano de Lyon 2012

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

Mayenne Concours International "Piano à Mayenne" 2016

Orléans Concours International de Piano d’Orléans 2003

Paris Grand Prix Animato 2002

Paris International Piano Competition Francis Poulenc 2005

Pontoise Piano Campus – Journées Européennes de Piano 2004

Valence Concours International de Piano Teresa Llacuna 2012

Georgia Borjomi Tengiz Amirejibi Borjomi Int’l Piano Competition 2016

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Tbilisi Tbilisi International Piano Competition 2007

Germany Aachen MozARTè Int’l Piano Competition Aachen 2006

Aachen ClaviCologne NRW Int’l Piano Competition 2014

Berlin Berliner International Music Competition 2016

Bonn Int'l Telekom Beethoven Competition Bonn 2004

Bremen European Piano Competition Bremen 2012

Darmstadt International Chopin Piano Competition 2011

Dortmund International Schubert Competition Dortmund 2004

Düsseldorf Schumann International Competition 2015

Düsseldorf Int’l Anton Rubinstein Competition (formerly IBPA) 2012

Ettlingen Ettlingen Int'l Competition for Young Pianists 2008

Frankfurt International German Piano Award 2012

Geilenkirchen Euregio Piano Award Int’l Piano Competition 2014

Hamburg

International Competition Hamburg Composers

- ICoM Piano Award 2016

Hannover German Piano Open Competition 2016

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

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 Liszt Ferenc International Piano Competition 2015

Ireland Dublin Dublin International Piano Competition 2004

Israel Tel Aviv The Arthur Rubinstein Piano Master Competition 2005

Italy Bolzano F. Busoni International Piano Competition 2009

Brescia Brescia Classica International Piano Competition 2016

Cantù International Piano and Orchestra Competition 2006

Carsoli Concorso di Pianoforte Piana del Cavaliere -

in memoriam Pietro Iadeluca 2016

Cento International Piano Competition Roberta Gallinari 2013

Cosenza Concorso Pianistico Int’le Luciano Luciani 2016

Finale Ligure Palma d’oro International Piano Competition 2015

Gioia del Colle Concorso Internazionale di Musica Pietro Argento 2016

Gorizia International Piano Competition Giuliano Pecar 2012

Grosseto A.Scriabin International Piano Competition 2016

Massarosa Concorso Pianistico Internazionale Massarosa 2011

Milano International Competition Piano Talents 2011

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

Novara Giuseppe Martucci International Prize Competition 2015

Osimo Nuova Coppa Pianisti International Competition 2015

Sacile FVG International Piano Competition 2012

Salerno A. Napolitano Piano Prize / Amalfi Coast IPC 2005

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San Donà di Piave International Piano Competition 2014

Seregno Concorso Pianistico Internazionale Ettore Pozzoli 2004

Seregno Concorso Pianistico Internazionale Pozzolino 2013

Taranto Concorso Pianistico Int. Arcangelo Speranza 2006

Trento Roberto Melini Award Int’l Piano Competition 2016

Val Tidone

Val Tidone International Music Competitions

Premio Silvio Bengalli 2003

Varallo Concorso Internazionale Valsesia Musica 2004

Vercelli Concorso Internazionale di Musica G.B. Viotti 2016

Verona Verona International Piano Competition 2013

Verona VeronaMusicFest - Piano Excellence Award 2016

Japan Hamamatsu Hamamatsu International Piano Competition 2001

Sendai Sendai International Music Competition 2006

Takamatsu Takamatsu International Piano Competition 2008

Tokyo PTNA Piano Competition for Promising Pianists 2001

Tokyo The Int’l Chopin Piano Competition in Asia 2013

Yokohama Shigeru Kawai International Piano Competition 2016

Korea Busan Kyungsung Int’l Piano Academy and Competition 2014

Seoul Gawon International Music Award 2013

Tongyeong Isang Yun Competition 2006

Latvia Riga Int’l Competition for Young Pianists 2014

Lithuania Vilnius Stasys Vainiunas International Piano and

Chamber Ensemble Competition 2011

Malta Valletta Malta International Music Festival & Competition 2015

Valletta Malta International Piano Festival & Competition 2016

Mexico Monterrey Concurso Internacional de Piano Parnassós 2003

Morocco Casablanca Morocco Philh. Orchestra Int´l Piano Competition 2010

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

Kielce Moritz Moszkowski Int’l Piano Competition 2014

Pozna

Int’l Piano Competition in memory of

Halina Czerny-Stefa ska 2008

Rzeszów Subcarpathian Chopin Int’l Piano Competition 2015

Szafarnia

International F. Chopin Piano Competition

for Children and Youth 2013

Warsaw F. Chopin International Piano Competition 2004

Warsaw International Cochran Piano Competition 2015

Portugal Porto Santa Cecilia International Piano Competition 2014

Roumania Bucharest International Competition George Enescu 2006

Bucharest Suzana Szörenyi International Duo Competition 2016

Russia Moscow Vladimir Krainev Moscow Int’l Piano Competition 2016

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San Marino San Marino International Piano Competition 2005

Scotland Glasgow Scottish International Piano Competition 2012

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

Novi Sad 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 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

Las Rozas Int’l Piano Competition Spanish Composers 2007

Leganés International Piano Festival and Competition 2016

Lleida Ricard Viñes International Piano Competition 2010

Madrid International Piano Competition Delia Steinberg 2007

Marbella Marbella International Music Competition 2016

Murcia Concurso Internacional de Piano Clamo Music 2016

Palma de Mallorca Int’l Chopin Competition,Valldemossa 2016

Santander Paloma O'Shea Santander Int’l Piano Competition 2016

Switzerland Bern Prix du Piano "Interlaken Classics" 2016

Genève Concours de Genève 2007

Vevey Concours Clara Haskil 2016

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

Cincinnati Cincinnati World Piano Competition 2013

Dallas Dallas International Piano Competition 2014

Fairbanks Alaska International Piano-e-Competition 2004

Fort Worth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition 2007

Hilton Head Hilton Head International Piano Competition 2005

Miami Beach Teresa Carreño Int’l Master Piano Competition 2016

Milwaukee PianoArts North Amer. Biennial Piano Comp. 2009

New Orleans New Orleans Int’l Piano Competition 2008

New York New York Int’l Piano Competition NYIPC 2008

New York Manhattan International Music Competition 2015

New York New York Concert Artists (NYCA)

Worldwide Debut Audition 2014

New York 4 New York Piano Festival & Competition NYPF 2016

New York 5 Tureck Int’l Bach Competition for Young Pianists 2005

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

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Other organisations, academies and events, affiliated with AAF

Austria Graz Kunst Universität Graz (KUG) 2013

Italy Brescia International Piano Summer Academy 2016

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

Japan Tokyo Showa Piano Art Academy 2014

USA New York Int’l Keyboard Institute & Festival (IKIF) 2016

: 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.)

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 173 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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ADDRESSES

ARGENTINA – Tucumán

www.concursopianoarg.com.ar/en

International Piano Competition "Tucuman, Argentina" Tel.: (+54) 381 - 4307678

Ente Culturál de Tucumán (+54) 381 - 4524436

San Martín 251, Tucumán ~ Argentina e-mail: prensa@enteculturaltucuman.gov.ar

ARMENIA – Gyumri

www.gyumrirenaissanse.am

Renaissance International Contest Festival Tel.: (+374) 312 - 59435

Academy of Fine Arts, room 201 (+374) 55-771135, 77-415396

Ankakhutyan sq. #1, Gyumri 3101 ~ Armenia e-mail: renaissance2016@list.ru

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@pianists.at

A-1150 Vienna ~ Austria

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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

BELGIUM – Grez-Doiceau

www.epta-belgium.be

Rencontres Internationales des Jeunes Pianistes Tel.: (+32) 2 - 3800827

EPTA Belgium Fax: (+32) 2 - 3800827

Lotsesteenweg 186

e-mail: epta.belgiumwb@telenet.be

B-1653 Dworp ~ Belgium

BELGIUM – Kraainem

www.cfipc.com

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

GC 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

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

Fax: (+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

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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

Scarborough (Ontario) ~ Canada M1B 5Z5 cccpianocompetition@gmail.com

CHINA – Beijing (1)

www.arubinstein.org

Arthur Rubinstein International Youth Piano Competition Tel.: (+852) 63778925

Central Conservatory of Music Middle School (+1) 817 - 2236088

Room 305, No.2, Block 1, Fangqunyuan

e-mail: info@arubinstein.org

Fengtai District, Beijing 100078 ~ P.R. China

poonchuifun@yahoo.com

CHINA – Beijing (2)

www.chopin.com.cn

Beijing Int´l Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition for Young Pianists

F2308 Hui Yuan International Apartment Tel.: (+86) 63211363

Yayun village, Chaoyang District

e-mail: info@chopin.com.cn

Beijing 100101 ~ P.R. China

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 518052 ~ P.R. China

CHINA – Zhuhai

www.zhmozart.org

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

3F, Nanshan No.6 Building Shihua 3rd Alley, Jida Fax: (+86) 756 - 8816579

Zhuhai 519015, Guangdong ~ P.R. China

e-mail: info@zhmozart.org

Zhuhai Int’l Mozart Competition for Young Musicians

Sekretariate für Tasteninstrumente II und Streicher III

Universität Mozarteum Salzburg

e-mail: ZHMOZART@moz.ac.at

Mirabellplatz 1

A-5020 Salzburg ~ Austria

CROATIA – Vara din

http://natjecanje.hr/about-the-competition-murai

International Piano Competition “Memorijal Jurica Murai”

+ Murai Grand Prix Tel.: (+385) 42 - 213123

Glazbena kola u Vara dinu

e-mail: memorijal.jurica.murai@gmail.com

Kapucinski trg 8

glazbena-skola@vz.t-com.hr

HR-42000 Vara din ~ Croatia

CROATIA – Zagreb

www.mladivirtuozi.org

International Competition Young Virtuoso www.glazbena-skola-pavla-markovca.hr

Glazbena kola Pavla Markovca Tel.: (+385) 1 - 4552590

Trg rtava fa izma 9 Fax: (+385) 1 - 4552858

HR-10000 Zagreb ~ Croatia

e-mail: mladivirtuozi@gmail.com

pavla.markovca@zg.t-com.hr

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CZECH Rep. – Plze

www.piano-competition.com

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

Konzervator Plze Fax: (+420) 377 - 223800

Kopeckého sady 10

e-mail: secretariat@piano-competition.com

CZ-30100 Plze ~ 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

ENGLAND – Hastings

www.hastingsconcertocompetition.co.uk

Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition Tel.: (+44) 1424 - 814132

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

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

Piano Competition Office

e-mail: info@leedspiano.com

University of Leeds

169A Woodhouse Lane, Leeds LS2 9JT ~ England

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: matt.whitham@rncm.ac.uk

124 Oxford Road graham.scott@rncm.ac.uk

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 0800 - 6226920 (free within UK)

Windsor, Berkshire SL4 5AN info@windsorinternationalpianocompetition.com

England

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

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FRANCE – Lagny-sur-Marne

www.concourspianolagny.com

Concours International de Piano Lagny-sur-Marne Tel.: (+33) 962533543

Hôtel de Ville

e-mail: concourspianolagny@gmail.com

F-77400 Lagny-sur-Marne ~ France

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 Ile-de-France

Association Opus Yvelines

BP 70003

F-78600 Maisons-Laffitte Cedex ~ France

www.concoursdepiano.com

e-mail: opusyvelines@gmail.com

FRANCE – Mayenne

www.concourspianomayenne.fr

Concours International "Piano à Mayenne" Tel.: (+33) 2 - 43111973

Conservatoire Ivan Bellocq (mobile:) (+33) 6-07873842

Esplanade François Mitterand

e-mail: conservatoire@legrandnord.fr

BP 424

vertphilippe.fortepiano@gmail.com

F-53104 Mayenne Cedex ~ France

FRANCE – Orléans

www.oci-piano.com

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

Orléans Concours International Fax: (+33) 2 - 38628922

5, place de la République e-mail: info@oci-piano.fr

F-45000 Orléans ~ France

FRANCE – Paris (1)

www.animato.org

Grand Prix Animato Tel. (mobile:) (+33) 6-03491228

Prof. Marian Rybicki

e-mail: animato.paris@gmail.com

65, Quai Branly

F-75007 Paris ~ France

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

*: no separate page in this catalogue info@concours-poulenc.org

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

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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 – Borjomi

www.facebook.com/Amirejibicompetition

Tengiz Amirejibi Borjomi Int’l Piano Competition Tel.: (+995) 577 - 937010

Chonkadze str. 14z

Tbilisi 0107 ~ Georgia

e-mail: borjomicompetition@hotmail.com

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

Mozarte e.V.

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

ECCA GmbH (mobile:) (+49) 151-40781989

Reinoldstr. 6

e-mail: culture@europcca.com

D-50676 Köln ~ Germany

GERMANY – Berlin

Berliner International Music Competition

Potsdamer Platz - Kemperplatz 1

D-10785 Berlin ~ Germany

www.berlinercompetition.com

e-mail: info@berlinercompetition.com

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.

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John-F.-Kennedy-Haus (mobile:) (+49) 152-28670334

Kasinostr. 3 Fax: (+49) 6155 - 7952605

D-64293 Darmstadt ~ Germany e-mail: office@chopin-gesellschaft.de

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

GERMANY – Düsseldorf (1)

www.schumann-competition.com

International Robert Schumann Competition for Young Pianists

Robert Schumann Hochschule, Düsseldorf Tel.: (+49) 211 - 4918130

Fischerstr. 110

e-mail: contact@schumann-competition.com

D-40476 Düsseldorf ~ Germany

GERMANY – Düsseldorf (2)

www.rubinstein-akademie.de

International Anton Rubinstein Competition Tel.: (+49) 211 - 86290445

Anton Rubinstein Internationale Musikakademie

Flingerstrasse 1

e-mail: info@rubinstein-akademie.de

D-40213 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, -105

International Piano Forum Frankfurt Fax: (+49) 69 - 97176-157

Wiesenau 1

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

D-60323 Frankfurt am Main ~ Germany a.vockenberg@ipf-frankfurt.com

GERMANY – Geilenkirchen

www.euregiopianoaward.com

Euregio Piano Award mobile: (+49) 151-22970584

Künstlervermittlung Koltun

e-mail: info@euregiopianoaward.com

Beethovenstrasse 16

D-52064 Aachen ~ Germany

GERMANY – Hamburg

www.icom-hamburg.de

International Competition Hamburg Composers - ICoM Piano Award

International College of Music Hamburg Tel.: (+49) 40 - 35714753

Helene-Lange-Strasse 1 Fax: (+49) 40 - 35714754

D-20144 Hamburg ~ Germany e-mail: info@icom-hamburg.de

(for Chinese:) sophiejuniperus73@hotmail.com

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GERMANY – Hannover (*)

www.germanpianoopen.eu

German Piano Open Competition Tel.: (+356) 77727222

European Foundation for Support of Culture

e-mail: culture@eufsc.eu

36, Merchants Street

Valletta VLT 1173 ~ Malta

*: no separate page in this catalogue

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

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

Troisdorf International Piano Competition 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 – 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.schumannzwickau.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

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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

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 e-mail: competition@filharmonia.hu

Páva u. 10-12

H-1094 Budapest ~ Hungary

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-6407510 ~ Israel

e-mail: competition@arims.org.il

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 – Brescia

Brescia Classica International Piano Competition

www.bresciaclassica.it

International Piano Summer Academy

www.talentsummercourses.it

Via Gasparo da Salò, 13 Tel. (mobile:) (+39) 392-3005991

I-25122 Brescia ~ Italy e-mail: info@bresciaclassica.it,

info@talentsummercourses.it

ITALY – Cantù

www.cantupianocompetition.com

International Piano and Orchestra Competition

www.scuoladimusica.it

"Citta di Cantù" Tel.: (+39) 031 - 706418

Nuova Scuola di Musica di Cantù mobile: (+39) 335-7041043

Via Pontida, 5 Fax: (+39) 031 - 706418

I-22063 Cantù (CO) ~ Italy e-mail: info@scuoladimusica.it

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ITALY – Carsoli

www.pietroiadeluca.it

Concorso di Pianoforte “Piana del Cavaliere – Tel.: (+39) 0863 - 997529

in memoriam Pietro Iadeluca” (mobile:) (+39) 333-3987639

Associazione Culturale “il cuscino di stelle – Pietro Iadeluca”

Via della Montagna n.29

e-mail: info@pietroiadeluca.it

I-67064 Pereto (AQ) ~ Italy

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

ITALY – Cosenza

www.concorsoluciani.it

Concorso Pianistico Internazionale "Luciano Luciani"

Associazione Musicale ICAMS Tel. (mobile:) (+39) 393-5689744

Via Pozzillo snc

e-mail: concorsoluciani@gmail.com

I-87045 Dipignano (CS) ~ Italy

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 Musicale Internazionale "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 – Gioia del Colle

www.concorsoargento.it

Concorso Internazionale di Musica "Pietro Argento" Tel.: (+39) 080 - 3433405

(mobile:) 328-1891920, 328-3774229

Associazione Musicale e Culturale "Daniele Lobefaro" e-mail: parade99@alice.it

Via f.lli Rosselli n°1

info@concorsoargento.it

I-70023 Gioia del Colle (BA) ~ Italy

ITALY – Gorizia

www.florestan.go.it

Concorso Pianistico Internazionale «Città di Gorizia» - Premio Pecar

Associazione Culturale Musicale Florestan Tel.: (+39) 0481 - 531445

Corso Italia, 174

e-mail: pecarpianocompetition@gmail.com

I-34170 Gorizia ~ Italy gadjiev@alice.it

ITALY – Grosseto

www.premioscriabin.it

A. Scriabin International Piano Competition Tel.: (+39) 0564 - 491805

Associazione Musicale "Scriabin" mobile: (+39) 334-6608436

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Via Etiopia, 25 Fax: (+39) 0564 - 491805

I-58100 Grosseto ~ Italy e-mail: premioscriabin@gmail.com

antoniodicristofano@gmail.com

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

Int’l Piano Competition Milan "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 – Novara (*)

www.amicimusicacocito.it

Giuseppe Martucci International Prize Competition Tel.: (+39) 032 - 1031518

Associazione Amici della Musica "Vittorio Cocito" (mobile:) (+39) 340-5411618

Via Fratelli Rosselli, 47

e-mail: info@amicimusicacocito.it

I-28100 Novara ~ Italy

*: no separate page in this catalogue

ITALY – Osimo

www.nuovacoppapianisti.com

Nuova Coppa Pianisti Int’l Piano Competition 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

pamela.pinto@libero.it, upr.nuovacoppapianisti@gmail.com

ITALY – Sacile

Piano | FVG International Piano Competition

Associazione Piano FVG

Viale S. Giorgio, 2

I-33081 Aviano (PN) ~ Italy

www.pianofvg.eu

(mobile:) (+39) 392-3293266

e-mail: info@pianofvg.eu

office@pianofvg.eu

competition@pianofvg.eu

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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 Salerno Fax: (+39) 089 - 211285

Corso Vittorio Emanuele, 127

e-mail: ctasalerno@gmail.com

I-84123 Salerno ~ Italy ctavietrisulmare@hotmail.it, ctavietri@libero.it

ITALY – San Donà di Piave

www.pianoconcorsosandona.jimdo.com

Concorso Pianistico 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 – 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 – Trento

www.premiorobertomelini.it

Roberto Melini Award International Piano Competition Tel.: (+39) 0461 - 237177

Associazione Distratta Musa

e-mail: info@distrattamusa.it

Piazza Silvio Pellico, 6

costaantonella@virgilio.it

I-38122 Trento ~ Italy

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

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ITALY – Vercelli

www.concorsoviotti.it

Concorso Internazionale di Musica "G.B. Viotti" Tel.: (+39) 0161 - 255575

Società del Quartetto di Vercelli Fax: (+39) 0161 - 252667

Via Monte di Pietà, 39

e-mail: info@concorsoviotti.it

I-13100 Vercelli ~ Italy

ITALY – Verona (1)

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

ITALY – Verona (2)

www.veronamusicfest.it

VeronaMusicFest - Piano Excellence Award Tel. (mobile:) (+39) 392-3005991

Palazzo della Gran Guardia

e-mail: info@veronamusicfest.it

Piazza Brà 7

I-37121 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

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 - 69072474, 69072535

Maison bldg. Fax: (+81) 3 - 69072565

2F, 3-32-3 Takada, Toshima-ku e-mail: education@imc-music.net

Tokyo 171-0033 ~ Japan

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JAPAN – Tokyo / Yokohama

www.skipc.jp

Shigeru Kawai International Piano Competition Tel.: (+81) 53 - 4571334

200, Terejima-cho Fax: (+81) 53 - 4571303

Naka-ku, Shizuoka Pref.

e-mail: skipc@kawai.co.jp

Hamamatsu 430-8665 ~ Japan

KOREA – Busan

www.ks.ac.kr/kipa

Kyungsung International Piano Academy and Competition Tel.: (+82) 51 - 6634915

Kyungsung University - College of Arts - School of Music

309, Suyeong-ro, Daeyeon-dong, Nam-gu (mobile:) (+82) 10-51410776

Busan 608-736 ~ South Korea

e-mail: kipa.ks.ac.kr@gmail.com

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 – Vilnius

www.ipmc.lt

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

International Professional Music Competitions (mobile:) (+370) 6-7707044

Totori 20

e-mail: info@ipmc.lt

LT-01121 Vilnius ~ Lithuania

MALTA - Valletta (1)

www.maltafest.eu

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

European Foundation for Support of Culture

e-mail: info@eufsc.eu

36, Merchants Street mimf@eufsc.eu

VLT 1173 Valletta ~ Malta

MALTA – Valletta (2)

www.mipf.eu

Malta International Piano Festival & Competition Tel.: (+356) 77727222

European Foundation for Support of Culture

e-mail: mipf@eufsc.eu

36, Merchants Street

VLT 1173 Valletta ~ Malta

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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.ac@gmail.com

Nuevo León C.P. 66220 ~ Mexico

MOROCCO – Casablanca / Rabat

www.opm-competition.com

Concours Int'l de Musique de l’Orchestre Philharmonique du Maroc www.mpipc.com

Orchestre Philharmonique du Maroc Tel.: (+212) 522 - 422952

8, Mikhail Nouaima ex-Quais Fax: (+212) 522 - 473147

Casablanca ~ Morocco

e-mail: contact@opm.ma

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

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

chair@kipc.org.nz

events@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

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: concurso.panama@gmail.com

POLAND – Bydgoszcz

www.paderewskicompetition.pl

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

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ul. Ks. Piotra Skargi 7 Fax: (+48) 52 - 3270291

PL-85-018 Bydgoszcz ~ Poland

e-mail: info@paderewskicompetition.pl

POLAND – Kielce

www.muzyczna.kielce.pl

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

The Ludomir Ró ycki State Music School (+48) 41 - 3442757, 3682623

ul. Wojewódzka 12 Fax: (+48) 41 - 3426017

PL-25-536 Kielce ~ Poland

e-mail: sekretariat@muzyczna.kielce.pl

moszkowski.kielce@gmail.com

POLAND – Pozna

www.europianocomp.pl

International Piano Competition Halina Czerny-Stefa ska in memoriam

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

Biuro Konkursu Pianistycznego

e-mail: alicja.kledzik@wp.pl

ul. wiety Marcin 87

info@europianocomp.pl

PL-61-808 Pozna ~ 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

O rodek Chopinowski w Szafarni Fax: (+48) 56 - 6827930

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

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

Julian Cochran Foundation

e-mail: jfiebig@cochranpianocompetition.com

Grzybowska 5/603

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

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ROUMANIA – Bucharest (1)

www.festivalenescu.ro/en

George Enescu International Competition Tel.: (+40) 21 - 3178081

ARTEXIM Fax: (+40) 21 - 3110200

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

010073 Bucharest ~ Roumania competition@festivalenescu.ro

ROUMANIA – Bucharest (2)

www.concursul-suzanaszoerenyi.ro

International Duo Competition Suzana Szörenyi Tel.: (+40) 746-923426

Sector 1, Str. Popa Tatu nr. 50, et. 2, ap. 3

Bucharest ~ Roumania

e-mail: contact@concursul-suzanaszoerenyi.ro

RUSSIA – Moscow

www.krainevcompetition.com

Vladimir Krainev Moscow Int’l Piano Competition Tel.: (+7) 495 - 7304358

Moscow International Performing Arts Center (+7) 968-0716597

Kosmodamianskaya Emb., 52-8

e-mail: info@krainevcompetition.com

Moscow 115054 ~ Russia

SAN MARINO

www.pianocompetitionsanmarino.com

Int’l Piano Competition San Marino

www.allegrovivo.org

Associazione Musicale Allegro Vivo Tel.: (+378) 0549 - 906201, 333-7345531

Via del Fontanone, 14

e-mail: info@allegrovivo.org

47893 Borgo Maggiore ~ Rep. di San Marino secretary@allegrovivo.org

SCOTLAND – Glasgow

www.scottishinternationalpianocompetition.com

Scottish International Piano Competition

www.sipc2017.org

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland - Ian Mills, Administrator Tel.: (+44) 7814989155

100 Renfrew Street Fax: (+44) 141 - 3328901

Glasgow G2 3DB ~ Scotland

e-mail: sipc@rcs.ac.uk

SERBIA – Novi Sad (1)

www.pianomemorial.rs

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

Njego eva 9 Fax: (+381) 21 - 524580

21000 Novi Sad ~ Serbia e-mail: office@pianomemorial.rs

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: ferencova@filharmonia.sk

81601 Bratislava ~ Slovak Rep.

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SOUTH AFRICA – Pretoria

www.unisa.ac.za/musicfoundation

UNISA International Music Competitions Tel.: (+27) 12 - 429-3336, -3311, -3344

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.cat

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

C/ Palau de la Música, 4-6 e-mail: info@mariacanals.cat

E-08003 Barcelona ~ Spain

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 Tel.: (+34) 686 - 465832, 953 - 248000

Diputación Provincial de Jaén – Palacio Provincial Fax: (+34) 953 - 248077

Plaza de San Francisco 2

e-mail: premiopiano@dipujaen.es

E-23071 Jaén ~ Spain

SPAIN – Las Rozas

www.cipce.org

International Piano Competition Spanish Composers 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 – Leganés

www.leganespiano.com

International Piano Festival and Competition "Ciudad de Leganés (Madrid)"

Urb. Molino de la Hoz Tel.: (+34) 91 - 6302129

C/Autillo, 12 (mobile:) (+34) 609-030056, (+34) 659-477734

E-28232 Las Rozas - Madrid ~ Spain e-mail: info@leganespiano.com

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SPAIN – Lleida

www.auditorienricgranados.cat/cricardvines/en

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

Auditori Municipal Enric Granados Fax: (+34) 973 - 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 – Marbella

www.arthurrubinsteininstitute.com

Marbella International Music Competition Tel. (mobile): (+34) 6-35377094

Arthur Rubinstein Institute (+34) 6-75454632

Parque de la Constitución s/n

e-mail: arthurrubinsteininstitute@gmail.com

E-29603 Marbella (Málaga) ~ Spain

SPAIN – Murcia

www.clamomusic.com

Concurso Internacional de Piano Clamo Music Tel. (mobile): (+34) 868-079248

Calle Jaime I, nº 2, 5º D

e-mail: info@clamomusic.com

E- 30008 Murcia ~ Spain

SPAIN – Palma de Mallorca

www.chopincompetitionvalldemossa.com

Frederic Chopin International Piano Competition – Valldemossa

C/ José Vargas Ponce 21A, 1B Tel. (mobile:) (+44) 747-7118657

E-07007 Palma de Mallorca ~ Spain e-mail:info@chopincompetitionvalldemossa.com

SPAIN – Santander

www.santanderpianocompetition.com

Paloma O'Shea Santander International Piano Competition Tel.: (+34) 942 - 311451

Centro de Estudios Musicales Isaac Albéniz Fax: (+34) 942 - 314816

Calle Hernán Cortés, 3, Entlo

e-mail: concurso@albeniz.com

E-39003 Santander ~ Spain

SWITZERLAND – Bern

www.interlaken-classics.ch

Prix du Piano Bern Tel.: (+41) 33 - 8212115

Interlaken Classics Fax: (+41) 33 - 8212116

Postfach 162

e-mail: info@interlaken-classics.ch

CH-3800 Bern ~ Switzerland

SWITZERLAND – Geneva

www.concoursgeneve.ch

Concours de Genève Tel.: (+41) 22 - 3286208

Bd. de Saint-Georges 34 Fax: (+41) 22 - 3284366

CP 268

e-mail: music@concoursgeneve.ch

CH-1211 Genève 8 ~ Switzerland

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SWITZERLAND – Vevey

www.clara-haskil.ch

Concours International de Piano Clara Haskil Tel.: (+41) 21 - 9226704

Rue du Conseil, 31 Fax: (+41) 21 - 7211367

Case Postale 234

e-mail: info@clara-haskil.ch

CH-1800 Vevey 1 ~ Switzerland

TURKEY – Istanbul

http://pianocompetitionos.nds.k12.tr

International Piano Competition Istanbul - Orchestra'Sion

www.nds.k12.tr

Notre Dame de Sion High School 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

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

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. – Cincinnati

www.cincinnatiwpc.org

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

1241 Elm Street Fax: (+1) 513 - 744-3504

Cincinnati, OH 45203 ~ U.S.A.

e-mail: jackrouse@me.com

wpc@cincinnatiwpc.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. – Fairbanks

www.ecompetition.org

Alaska International Piano-e-Competition Tel.: (+1) 612 - 460-5640

Dr. Stella Sick

e-mail: piano@ecompetition.org

P.O. Box 1386

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

U.S.A. – Fort Worth

www.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.

sdoan@cliburn.org

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U.S.A. – Hilton Head

www.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. – Miami Beach

www.masterpianocompetition.com

Teresa Carreño International Master Piano Competition

8333 NW 53rd St., Suite 450 e-mail: info@masterpianocompetition.com

Dural, FL 33166 ~ U.S.A.

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. – New Orleans

www.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)

www.stecherandhorowitz.org

NYIPC 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)

www.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)

www.musicmanhattan.com

Manhattan International Music Competition www.manhattancompetition.com

Manhattan Concert Artists

e-mail: info@musicmanhattan.com

576 Fifth Avenue, 9th Floor, #903 competition@musicmanhattan.com

New York, NY 10036 ~ U.S.A.

U.S.A. – New York (4)

www.newyorkpianofestival.com

New York Piano Festival & Competition Tel.: (+1) 212 - 7400077

247 Wadsworth Avenue 4D e-mail: nypf@newyorkpianofestival.com

New York, NY 10033 ~ U.S.A.

U.S.A. – New York (5)

www.TureckBachCompetition.com

Rosalyn Tureck International Bach Competition for Pianists Tel.: (+1) 212 - 8736087

P.O. Box 237099 Fax: (+1) 917 - 5469270

New York, NY 10023 ~ U.S.A. TureckBach@aol.com, TureckBach@gmail.com

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U.S.A. – New York (6)

www.ikif.org

International Keyboard Institute & Festival Tel.: (+1) 212 - 6652446

IKIF at Hunter College Fax: (+1) 212 - 6652446

695 Park Avenue e-mail: info@ikif.org

New York, NY 10065 ~ U.S.A.

U.S.A. – Oberlin

www.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

www.bachauer.com

Gina Bachauer International Piano Artists 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

www.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.pianocompetition.music.asu.edu

Bösendorfer & Yamaha USASU Int'l Piano Competitions Tel.: (+1) 480 - 965-8740

Arizona State University

e-mail: pianocompetition@asu.edu

School of Music - Box 0405

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

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Calendar of events

AAF Piano Competitions taking place in 2017

Y: indicates a special focus on (very) young pianists (see pages 47-49 for juniors)

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

2017

Period [Appl.] Age l.

2 - 8 January [14 Nov] Tempe (AZ) (usa) Bösendorfer/Yamaha USASU 19-32 +Y

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

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

14 February [ 1 Dec] Los Angeles (CA, usa) 'NYCA Audition' up to 35

16 - 17 February [ 1 Dec] New York (NY, usa) 'NYCA Audition' up to 35

20 February [ 1 Dec] Cologne (frg) 'NYCA Audition' up to 35

20 - 26 February [17 Dec] Grosseto (it) 'Scriabin' up to 36

21 February [ 1 Dec] Warsaw (pol) 'NYCA Audition' up to 35

23 Feb. - 4 Mar [16 Nov] Hastings (gb) 'Concerto' 16-30

25 February [ 1 Dec] Budapest (hun) 'NYCA Audition' up to 35

26 February Bern (ch) 'Interlaken Classics'

1 March [ 1 Dec] Paris (f) 'NYCA Audition' up to 35

1 - 5 March [30 Nov] Düsseldorf (frg) 'Schumann' [3 age cat.] 18-20 +Y

3 - 5 March [21 Dec] Pontoise (f) 'Piano Campus' 16-25

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

7 - 11 March [ 1 Dec] New York (NY, usa) 'NYCA' [semi+finals] up to 35

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

10 - 16 March [15 Feb] Aachen (frg) 'Clavicologne' [4 age cat.] 18-35 +Y

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

15 - 18 March [15 Dec] Dallas (TX, usa) up to 35

15 - 19 March [17 Feb] Lagny-sur-Marne (f) [3 age cat.] up to 33 +Y

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

27 Mar - 1 Apr [31 Oct] Moscow (rus) 'Krainev' [2 age cat.] 13-18 +Y

3 - 5 April [19 Dec] Frankfurt (frg) 'Int’l German Piano Award’ None

6 - 8 April [15 Jan] Eppan (it) Junior Academy up to 18 Y

10 - 14 April [10 Mar] Gyumri (arm) 'Renaissance' [5 age cat.] 23 and up +Y

18 - 23 April [17 Mar] Leganés (esp) [5 age cat.] 20-35 +Y

20 - 23 April [ 1 Mar] Brussels (b) 'Merci, Maestro!' [3 age cat.] 15-19 +Y

20 - 28 April [ 8 Mar] Jaén (esp) up to 32

21 - 23 April [18 Mar] Mayenne (f) up to 32

21 - 28 April [15 Mar] Valletta (mlt) [4 age cat.] 18-35 +Y

24 - 29 April [ 1 Mar] Madrid (esp) 'Delia Steinberg' 18-30

24 - 29 April [15 Mar] Vara din (crt) 'Jurica Murai' [7 cat.] 17-32 +Y

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

27 - 30 April [ 1 Mar] Valence (f) 'Teresa Llacuna' up to 30

30 Apr - 7 May [15 Apr] Cantù (it) 'Pianoforte e Orchestra' [2 cat.] up to 35

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

2 - 12 May [14 Jan] Montreal (can) up to 30

4 - 10 May [31 Jan] Miami Beach (FL, usa) 'Teresa Carreño' 18-32

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5 - 7 May [ 1 Mar] Murcia (esp) 'Clamo' up to 35

13 - 20 May [24 Apr] Maisons-Laffitte (f) 'Ile de France' [7 cat.] all ages +Y

16 - 21 May [~6 May] San Donà di Piave (it) [7 age cat.] ~up to 35 +Y

18 - 21 May [15 Mar] Szafarnia (pol) 'Chopin' [3 age cat.] up to 16 +Y

19 - 21 May [19 Apr] Düsseldorf (frg) 'Anton Rubinstein Junior' [2cat.] 15-19 +Y

19 - 26 May [25 Apr] Kielce (pol) 'Moritz Moszkowski' [3 cat.] up to 20 +Y

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

26 - 28 May [25 Apr] Düsseldorf (frg) 'Anton Rubinstein' None

26 - 28 May [30 Apr] Taranto (it) 'Arcangelo Speranza' ~up to 35

30 May - 4 June [15 May] Milano (it) 'Piano Talents' [9 age cat.] 25-28 +Y

31 May - 4 June [19 May] Gioia del Colle (it) 'Pietro Argento' [5 cat.] up to 37 +Y

7 - 10 June [15 May] Massarosa (it) up to 30

11 - 23 June [30 Nov] Shenzhen (chn) 'Concerto' up to 31

14 June [31 Jan] Berlin (frg) 'Berliner IMC' [laureates] up to 35

14 - 17 June [30 Apr] Val Tidone (it) 'Silvio Bengalli' [+ 5 age cat.] up to 37 +Y

16 - 25 June [15 Mar] San Jose (usa) [4 age cat.] 18-32 +Y

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

22 - 27 June [15 May] Borjomi (geor) 'T. Amirejibi' [4 age cat.] 18-25 +Y

25 - 27 June [16 June] Salerno (it) 'Amalfi Coast' [6 age cat.] 25-29 +Y

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

28 - 30 June [16 June] Salerno (it) 'Antonio Napolitano' None

29 June - 2 July [ 3 May] Lleida (esp) 'Ricard Viñes Junior' [3 age cat.] 15-17 +Y

1 July - 6 Aug [30 May] Brescia (it) Summer Academy

2 - 6 July [ 8 May] Lyon (f) 16-33

5 - 7 July [11 Apr] New York (NY, usa) 'NYPF' [2 age cat.] 19-29 +Y

5 - 11 July [ 1 Dec] Minneapolis (MN, usa) 'e-Piano Junior' up to 17 Y

11 - 16 July [30 May] Brescia (it) 'Brescia Classica' [4 age cat.] 18-35 +Y

11 - 16 July [ 8 June] Granada (esp) 'María Herrero' [5 age cat.] 20-35 +Y

12 - 16 July [ 1 May] Windsor (gb) [3 age cat.] ~all ages +Y

12 - 16 July [29 June] Carsoli (it) 'Pietro Iadeluca' [4 age cat.] up to 33 Y

16 - 30 July [15 Apr] New York (NY, usa) IKIF

17 - 23 July [ 9 June] Porto (prt) 'Santa Cecilia' [6 age cat.] ~19-32 +Y

20 - 30 July [30 May] Verona (it) 'VeronaMusicFest' None

22 - 23 July [30 Apr] Hamburg (frg) 'ICoM' [2 age cat.] 18-36 +Y

27 - 30 July [~10 June] Geilenkirchen (frg) 'Euregio' [4 age cat.] all ages +Y

27 - 30 July [28 June] Trento (it) 'Roberto Melini' up to 32

1 - 5 August [31 Mar] Tokyo/Yokohama (jpn) 'Shigeru Kawai' 17-27

3 - 6 August [30 June] Troisdorf (frg) [3 age cat.] up to 35 +Y

3 - 6 August [25 Apr] Palma de Mallorca (esp) 'Chopin-Valldemossa' up to 20 Y

13 - 30 August [20 June] Schlitz (frg) 'PIANALE' 18-30

14 - 20 August [30 June] Vienna (a) 'Rosario Marciano' [3 age cat.] up to 30 +Y

15 - 25 August [20 June] Schlitz (frg) 'PIANALE Junior' 14-17 Y

17 - 25 August [28 Apr] Vevey (ch) 'Clara Haskil' up to 27

18 - 21 August [ 5 June] Tokyo (jpn) 'PTNA' [semifinals + finals] None

18 - 31 August [24 Apr] Helsinki (fin) 'Maj Lind' up to 30

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

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24 - 29 August [15 May] Busan (cor) 'KIPA' ~15-35

28 Aug - 15 Sep [31 Mar] Munich (frg) 'ARD' 17-29

29 Aug - 2 Sep [~21 Aug] Finale Ligure (it) 'Palma d’oro'

up to 35

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

September [~12 Aug] Marbella (esp) [2 age cat.] ~up to 35 +Y

September [15 June] New York (NY, usa) 'Manhattan' [laureates] up to 35

1 - 10 Sept. [31 Mar] Glasgow (sct) 17-30

10 - 17 Sept. [31 Mar] Canberra (aus) 'Chopin' 18-31

11 - 15 Sept. [25 July] Aachen (frg) 'MozARTe' up to 30

12 - 24 Sept. [30 Apr] Zhuhai (chn) 'Mozart' [3 age cat.] 17-23 +Y

18 - 24 Sept. [~31 July] Pozna (pol) 'Halina Czerny-Stefa ska' ~up to 30

18 - 24 Sept. [31 May] Bratislava (slvk) 'Hummel' up to 32

27 Sep - 3 Oct [~4 May] Seregno (it) 'Ettore Pozzoli' up to 32

October [31 July] Verona (it) ~up to 36

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

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

4 - 7 October [15 June] Eppan (it) 'A.B. Michelangeli Prize' None

5 - 9 October [ 1 July] New York (usa) 'Tureck-Bach' [8 age cat.] 16-20 +Y

5 - 14 October [21 July] Vercelli (it) 'G.B. Viotti' ~up to 30

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

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

21 - 30 October [15 Sep] Bucharest (rum) 'Suzana Szörenyi' [Duos] all ages

23 - 29 October [15 Sep] Valletta (mlt) [3 age cat.] 18-35 +Y

23 Oct. - 2 Nov. [21 July] Weimar (frg) 'Liszt’ [2 age cat.] 14-17 +Y

24 - 26 October [30 Sep] Riga (lat) [8 age cat.] 19-21 +Y

24 - 28 October [~28 Sep] Milano (it) 'Piano Lovers' [non prof.] [4 cat.] 40 and up

November [~31 Oct] Ferrol (esp) ~16-35

November [~18 Oct] Cosenza (it) 'L. Luciani' all ages

4 - 11 Nov. [ 2 Oct] Las Rozas (esp) 'Spanish Composers' up to 36

13 - 19 Nov. [ 1 June] Istanbul (tur) 'Orchestra Sion' up to 41

22 - 25 Nov. [ 2 Oct] Newcastle (gb) 'Y. Pianist of the North' [4 cat.] up to 21 +Y

27 Nov. - 2 Dec. [30 Oct] Gorizia (it) 'Premio Pecar' [5 age cat.] ~up to 32 +Y

27 Nov. - 3 Dec. [~9 Nov] Cento (it) 'Roberta Gallinari' ~up to 35

1 - 9 Dec. [15 May] Bonn (frg) 'Telekom Beethoven' 18-32

6 - 10 Dec. [20 Oct] Campillos (esp) up to 30

15 - 17 Dec. [20 Nov] Kraainem (b) 'César Franck' [4 age cat.] ~17-21 +Y

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

14 - 18 Febr. [~14 Jan] Zagreb (crt) 'Young Virtuoso' [6 age cat.] up to 24 +Y

19 - 25 Febr. [~17 Dec] Grosseto (it) 'Scriabin' ~up to 36

19 - 28 Febr. [~5 Oct] Graz (a) 'Schubert' [Chamber Music] ~up to 35

20 - 25 Febr. [31 Dec] Grez-Doiceau (b) 'EPTA' [4 age cat.] up to 24 +Y

February

Bern (ch) 'Interlaken Classics'

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3 - 13 Febr. [ 1 Oct] Bremen (frg) 16-30

9 - 11 Febr. [15 Dec] Pontoise (f) 'Piano Campus' 16-25

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

March [15 Dec] Dallas (TX, usa) ~up to 35

March [~15 Feb] Aachen (frg) 'Clavicologne' [4 age cat.] ~18-35 +Y

March [~17 Feb] Lagny-sur-Marne (f) [3 age cat.] ~up to 33 +Y

5 - 10 March [15 Dec] Casablanca (mrc) ~16-30

6 - 10 March [~30 Nov] Düsseldorf (frg) 'Schumann' [3 age cat.] ~18-20 +Y

8 - 18 March [ 8 Jan] Orléans (f) '20th & 21st Century' up to 42

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

14 - 25 March [20 Sep] Takamatsu (jpn) 15-35

17 - 25 March [~22 Jan] Vilnius (lit) 'Stasys Vainiunas' ~up to 30

April [~15 Jan] Eppan (it) Junior Academy up to 18 Y

April [~17 Mar] Leganés (esp) [5 age cat.] ~20-35 +Y

April [~15 Mar] Vara din (crt) 'Jurica Murai' [7 cat.] ~17-32 +Y

April [~10 Mar] Gyumri (arm) 'Renaissance' [5 age cat.] ~23 and up+Y

April [~18 Mar] Mayenne (f) ~up to 32

April [~1 Mar] Brussels (b) 'Merci, Maestro!' [3 age cat.] ~15-19 +Y

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

April [~15 Mar] Valletta (mlt) [4 age cat.] ~18-35 +Y

5 - 13 April [~8 Mar] Jaén (esp) ~up to 32

9 - 11 April [~5 Dec] Frankfurt (frg) 'Int’l German Piano Award’ None

April/May [~1 Mar] Madrid (esp) 'Delia Steinberg' ~18-30

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

May [ 8 Mar] Sacile (it) 'FVG' up to 32

May [~19 Apr] Düsseldorf (frg) 'Anton Rubinstein' [2 age cat.] ~None +Y

May [~1 Mar] Murcia (esp) 'Clamo' ~up to 35

May [~15 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

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

18 - 29 May [~1 Nov] Dublin (irl) ~17-30

19 - 31 May [~1 Nov] Fairbanks (usa) 'Alaska Piano-e-Competition' up to 32

May/June [~24 Apr] Maisons-Laffitte (f) 'Ile de France' [7 cat.] ~all ages +Y

May/June [~19 May] Gioia del Colle (it) 'Pietro Argento' [5 cat.] ~up to 37 +Y

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

June [ 9 Feb] Milwaukee (usa) 'PianoArts' 16-20 Y

June [~15 Mar] San Jose (usa) [4 age cat.] ~18-32 +Y

June [~15 May] Borjomi (geor) 'T. Amirejibi' [4 age cat.] ~18-25 +Y

June [~15 May] Massarosa (it) ~up to 30

June [~31 Jan] Berlin (frg) 'Berliner IMC' [laureates] ~up to 35

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

June [~15 May] Milano (it) 'Piano Talents' [9 age cat.] ~25-28 +Y

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

17 - 22 June [ 4 Dec] New York (usa) 'NYIPC' 16-21 Y

21 - 30 June [~2 Mar] Meiningen (frg) 'Hans von Bülow' [3 cat.] ~up to 32

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25 - 30 June [ 1 Apr] Lleida (esp) 'Ricard Viñes' 18-32

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

July [~30 May] Brescia (it) Summer Academy

July [~30 May] Verona (it) 'VeronaMusicFest' ~None

July [~8 June] Granada (esp) 'María Herrero' [5 age cat.] ~20-35 +Y

July [~29 June] Carsoli (it) 'Pietro Iadeluca' [4 age cat.] ~up to 33 Y

July [~28 June] Trento (it) 'Roberto Melini' ~up to 32

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

July [~15 Apr] New York (NY, usa) IKIF

July [~11 Apr] New York (NY, usa) 'NYPF' [2 age cat.] ~19-29 +Y

July [~1 May] Oberlin (OH) (usa) 'Thomas & Evon Cooper' 13-18 Y

July [~8 May] Lyon (f) ~16-33

July [~30 Apr] Hamburg (frg) 'ICoM' [2 age cat.] ~18-36 +Y

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

July [~30 May] Brescia (it) 'Brescia Classica' [4 age cat.] ~18-35 +Y

July [~9 June] Porto (prt) 'Santa Cecilia' [6 age cat.] ~19-32 +Y

22 - 29 July [15 Mar] New Orleans (usa) None

25 July - 5 Aug. [13 Nov] Santander (esp) 'Paloma O'Shea' ~up to 32

July/August [~30 June] Troisdorf (frg) [3 age cat.] ~up to 35 +Y

August [~20 June] Schlitz (frg) 'PIANALE' [2 age cat.] ~18-30 +Y

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

August [~25 Apr] Palma de Mallorca (esp)'Chopin-Valldemossa' ~up to 20 Y

August [~15 May] Busan (cor) 'KIPA' ~15-35

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

August [~5 June] Tokyo (jpn) 'PTNA' [semifinals + finals] None

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

4 - 12 August [ 4 May] Ettlingen (frg) [2 age cat.] up to 20 +Y

30 Aug - 8 Sep [31 Oct] Calgary (can) 'Honens' 20-30

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

September [~12 Aug] Marbella (esp) [2 age cat.] ~up to 35 +Y

September [~29 May] San Marino [2 age cat.] ~up to 30 +Y

September [~25 July] Aachen (frg) 'MozARTe' ~up to 30

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

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

September [~15 June] New York (NY, usa) 'Manhattan' [laureates] ~up to 35

1 - 8 Sept. [20 Apr] Bergen (n) 'Grieg' 17-33

1 - 23 Sept. [~1 June] Bucharest (rum) 'George Enescu' ~up to 33

6 - 15 Sept. [~1 Feb] Leeds (gb) ~up to 30

8 - 15 Sept. [~5 June] Leuze-en-Hainaut (b) 'André Dumortier' ~up to 26

27 - 30 Sept. [~11 June] Kerikeri (nzl) up to 28

October [~31 July] Verona (it) ~up to 36

October [~15 June] Eppan (it) 'A.B. Michelangeli Prize' None

October [~15 Sep] Valletta (mlt) [3 age cat.] ~18-35 +Y

October [~15 Sep] Bucharest (rum) 'Suzana Szörenyi' [Duos] all ages

October [~15 May] Panamá (pan) 18-30

October [~28 Sep] Milano (it) 'Piano Lovers' [non prof.] [4 cat.] 40 and up

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

20 - 26 October [~1 July] Enschede (hol) [2 age cat.] 16-20 +Y

23 Oct - 1 Nov [20 Aug] Odessa (ukr) 'Emil Gilels' [2 age cat.] 24-30 +Y

Oct./Nov. [~20 July] Weimar (frg) 'Liszt’ ~up to 31

Oct./Nov. [~15 July] Toronto (can) 'CCC' ~up to 35

November [~30 Apr] Genève (ch) ~up to 30

November [~18 Oct] Cosenza (it) 'L. Luciani' all ages

November [~31 Oct] Ferrol (esp) ~16-35

November [~2 Oct] Las Rozas (esp) 'Spanish Composers' ~up to 36

7 - 10 Nov. [~20 Sep] Oberschützen (a) 'Jenö Takács' [3 age cat.] 16-18 +Y

9 - 25 Nov. [~15 Apr] Hamamatsu (jpn) ~up to 30

13 - 19 Nov. [~15 Aug] Plze (cz) 'Smetana' [3 age cat.] up to 30 +Y

17 - 19 Nov. [~20 Oct] Paris (f) 'Prix Animato' 16-28

21 - 25 Nov. [~31 Oct] Seregno (it) 'Pozzolino' [4 age cat.] ~15-17 +Y

24 Nov. - 1 Dec. [~3 Oct] Manchester (gb) 'RNCM James Mottram' up to 30

29 Nov. - 9 Dec. [ 5 June] Rio de Janeiro (brs) 'BNDES' 17-30

Nov./Dec. [~2 Oct] Newcastle (gb) 'Y. Pianist of the North' [4 cat.] ~up to 21 +Y

Nov./Dec. [~30 Oct] Gorizia (it) 'Premio Pecar' [5 age cat.] ~up to 32 +Y

December [~20 Oct] Campillos (esp) ~up to 30

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

1 - 7 Dec. [ 1 Oct] Novi Sad (serb) 'Isidor Bajic' [3 age cat.] up to 35 +Y

2019

Period [Appl.] Age l.

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

January [15 Dec] Thessaloniki (gr) 'Giorgos Thymis' up to 32

6 - 13 January [ 5 Nov] Tempe (AZ) (usa) Bösendorfer/Yamaha USASU 19-32 +Y

February [~17 Dec] Grosseto (it) 'Scriabin' ~up to 36

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

February

Bern (ch) 'Interlaken Classics'

Feb./March [~15 Dec] Pontoise (f) 'Piano Campus' ~16-25

March [~17 Feb] Lagny-sur-Marne (f) [3 age cat.] ~up to 33 +Y

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

March [15 Dec] Dallas (TX, usa) ~up to 35

March [~15 Feb] Aachen (frg) 'Clavicologne' [4 age cat.] ~18-35 +Y

5 - 9 March [~30 Nov] Düsseldorf (frg) 'Schumann' [3 age cat.] ~18-20 +Y

11 - 18 March [~30 Sep] Hilton Head (SC, usa) 18-30

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

22 Mar - 3 Apr [20 Dec] Barcelona (esp) 'Maria Canals' 18-30

March/April [~31 Oct] Moscow (rus) 'Krainev' [2 age cat.] ~13-18 +Y

April [~18 Mar] Mayenne (f) ~up to 32

April [~15 Jan] Eppan (it) Junior Academy ~up to 18 Y

April [~1 Mar] Brussels (b) 'Merci, Maestro!' [3 age cat.] ~15-19 +Y

April [~15 Mar] Vara din (crt) 'Jurica Murai' [7 cat.] ~17-32 +Y

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

April [~10 Mar] Gyumri (arm) 'Renaissance' [5 age cat.] ~23 and up+Y

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April [~17 Mar] Leganés (esp) [5 age cat.] ~20-35 +Y

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

April [~15 Mar] Valletta (mlt) [4 age cat.] ~18-35 +Y

25 Apr. - 3 May [~8 Mar] Jaén (esp) ~up to 32

April/May [~1 Mar] Madrid (esp) 'Delia Steinberg' ~18-30

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

May [~1 Mar] Murcia (esp) 'Clamo' ~up to 35

May [~15 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 [~19 Apr] Düsseldorf (frg) 'Anton Rubinstein' [2 age cat.] ~None +Y

May [~25 Apr] Kielce (pol) 'Moritz Moszkowski' [3 cat.] ~up to 20 +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 [~24 Apr] Maisons-Laffitte (f) 'Ile de France' [7 cat.] all ages +Y

May/June [~19 May] Gioia del Colle (it) 'Pietro Argento' [5 cat.] ~up to 37 +Y

May/June [~16 Nov] Sendai (jpn) ~up to 28

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

June [~15 May] Borjomi (geor) 'T. Amirejibi' [4 age cat.] ~18-25 +Y

June [~15 Mar] San Jose (usa) [4 age cat.] ~18-32 +Y

June [~15 May] Massarosa (it) ~up to 30

June [~31 Jan] Berlin (frg) 'Berliner IMC' [laureates] ~up to 35

June [~15 May] Milano (it) 'Piano Talents' [9 age cat.] ~25-28 +Y

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

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 [~3 May] Lleida (esp) 'Ricard Viñes Junior' [3 age cat.] ~15-17 +Y

July [~30 May] Brescia (it) Summer Academy

July [~30 Apr] Hamburg (frg) 'ICoM' [2 age cat.] ~18-36 +Y

July [~8 May] Lyon (f) ~16-33

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

July [~28 June] Trento (it) 'Roberto Melini' ~up to 32

July [~30 May] Verona (it) 'VeronaMusicFest' ~None

July [~30 May] Brescia (it) 'Brescia Classica' [4 age cat.] ~18-35 +Y

July [~15 Apr] New York (NY, usa) IKIF

July [~29 June] Carsoli (it) 'Pietro Iadeluca' [4 age cat.] ~up to 33 Y

July [~11 Apr] New York (NY, usa) 'NYPF' [2 age cat.] ~19-29 +Y

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

July [~9 June] Porto (prt) 'Santa Cecilia' [6 age cat.] ~19-32 +Y

July [~8 June] Granada (esp) 'María Herrero' [5 age cat.] ~20-35 +Y

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

August [~20 June] Schlitz (frg) 'PIANALE' [2 age cat.] ~18-30 +Y

August [~30 June] Troisdorf (frg) [3 age cat.] ~up to 35 +Y

August [~25 Apr] Palma de Mallorca (esp) Chopin-Valldemossa ~up to 20 Y

August [~28 Apr] Vevey (ch) 'Clara Haskil' ~up to 27

August [~15 May] Busan (cor) 'KIPA' ~15-35

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

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August [~5 June] Tokyo (jpn) 'PTNA' [semifinals + finals] ~None

August Bolzano (it) 'Busoni' [2 nd phase] ~17-31

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

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

September [~31 Mar] Munich (frg) 'ARD' [Piano Duo] ~up to 35

September [~4 May] Seregno (it) 'Ettore Pozzoli' ~up to 32

September [~12 Aug] Marbella (esp) [2 age cat.] ~up to 35 +Y

September [~30 Apr] Zhuhai (chn) 'Mozart' [3 age cat.] ~17-23 +Y

September [~25 July] Aachen (frg) 'MozARTe' ~up to 30

September [~15 June] New York (NY, usa) 'Manhattan' [laureates] ~up to 35

October [~10 Aug] Beijing (chn) 'Chopin' [2 age cat.] ~17-26 +Y

October [~15 Sep] Valletta (mlt) [3 age cat.] ~18-35 +Y

October [~15 Sep] Bucharest (rum) 'Suzana Szörenyi' [Duos] all ages

October [~31 July] Verona (it) ~up to 36

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

October [~21 July] Vercelli (it) 'G.B. Viotti' ~up to 30

October [~15 June] Eppan (it) 'A.B. Michelangeli Prize' None

October [~28 Sep] Milano (it) 'Piano Lovers' [non prof.] [4 cat.] 40 and up

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

7 - 24 October [~30 June] Hong Kong (hk) ~up to 30

26 Oct. - 3 Nov. [~12 Aug] Tongyeong (cor) 'Isang Yun’ ~15-30

Oct./Nov. [~1 July] New York (usa) 'Tureck-Bach’ [8 age cat.] ~16-20 +Y

November [~31 Oct] Ferrol (esp) ~16-35

November [~18 Oct] Cosenza (it) 'L. Luciani' all ages

November [~2 Oct] Las Rozas (esp) 'Spanish Composers' ~up to 36

November [~1 June] Albuquerque (NM, usa) 'Olga Kern' ~18-32

November [~19 Sep] Tucumán (arg) ~18-35

November [~1 June] Istanbul (tur) 'Orchestra Sion' ~up to 41

November [~2 Oct] Newcastle (gb) 'Y. Pianist of the North' [4 cat.] ~up to 21 +Y

10 - 24 Nov. [20 Apr] Bydgoszcz (pol) 'Paderewski' 16-32

Nov./Dec. [~30 Oct] Gorizia (it) 'Premio Pecar' [5 age cat.] ~up to 32 +Y

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

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

December [~20 Oct] Campillos (esp) ~up to 30

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

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Birth year →

Pol - Szafarnia

Sp - Viñes -Y

It - Eppan -Y

Rus - Krainev

Pol - Moszk.

USA - Tureck-Bach

B - C. Franck

Pol - Rzeszów

Chn - Zhuhai

Geor - T. Amirejibi

CH - Haskil

NL - Utrecht

It - Martucci

Can - Montreal

Sp - Steinberg

Frg - Darmstadt

A - R. Marciano

Frg - PIANALE

Sp - Barcelona

USA - Cliburn

It - Massarosa

F - Valence

Aus - Canberra

USA - Carreño

Crt - Murai

F - Mayenne

It - Seregno

USA - San Jose

Mex - Parnassós

Geor - Tbilisi

F - Lagny s/Marne

It - Iadeluca

It - Cento

Malta (Oct.)

It - Brescia

Sp - Murcia

USA - Dallas

USA - NYCA

It - San Donà

Frg - Troisdorf

It - Taranto

N - Tromsø

It - Verona

USA -

It - Scriabin

It - Gioia del Colle

Tur - Istanbul

Age limits (2017)

2017 11 090 07070507 05 0307010799079707950 95 930 91 0789078707850 85 830 81 07 790 770775070707 1975

2010 08070607 040 02 7900

07 98079607 94079207890880 90 8607 840 8207790 80 780 7607076907

1/1 1/1 1/1 1/1 1/1 1/1 1/1 1/1

Ages 18-30

in 2017

USA - H.Head -Y

Frg - Weimar -Y

B - Merci

GB - Newcastle

Sp - Chopin/Valldm.

Frg - Schum-Düss

Lat - Riga

Dan - Århus

F - Pontoise

Jpn - Shigeru Kawai

It - Pi. Talents

Frg - ARD

Frg - MozARTe

USA - NYPF

Fin - Maj Lind

Sp - Campillos

Pol - Poznań

Sct - Glasgow

It - Vercelli

Chn - Shenzhen

It - Bolzano

Slvk - Hummel

Sp - Jaén

It - Melini

It - Gorizia

Prt - S. Cecilia

USA - Tempe

Frg - Bonn

Isr - Tel Aviv

Gr - Thessaloniki

F - Lyon

Sp - Ferrol

Sp - Marbella

Sp - Granada

Malta (April)

Frg - Clavicologne

Sp - Leganés

It - Finale Ligure

It - Cantù

Kor - Busan

Sp - Las Rozas

Frg - Hamburg

Frg - Berlin

It - Osimo

It - Val Tidone

Without upper age limit:

Düsseldorf (frg) Anton Rubinstein, Frankfurt (frg), Geilenkirchen (frg) Euregio, Verona (it) MusicFest,

Cosenza (it) L. Luciani, Cochran (pol), WPTA (serb), Chopin-Asia (jpn) and PTNA (jpn).

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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)

Düsseldorf (frg) "Anton Rubinstein"

Lleida (esp) "R. Viñes"

Artists competition

(ages up to 30 or 32)

started in:

1976

1994

1994

2002

1989

2009

1996

1959

1991

1962

1975

1990

2013

1995

Junior competition

(ages up to 18)

since:

1987

2005

2005

2008

2009-2011*

2011

2011

2012

2013*

2015

2015

2016

2017

2017

* a few competitions stopped having a separate category for junior pianists: New Orleans (2011),

Manchester "Mottram" (2012), 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 Lleida (Spain), the Ricard Viñes

Competition will have a special edition for Piano Kids and Youth in June/July 2017.

The second international Mozart competition for young musicians in Zhuhai (China), in

collaboration with the Mozarteum in Salzburg, will be in September 2017.

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), Århus (dan)

since 2011, Enschede (hol) since 2001, Szafarnia (pol) since 1993, etc.

It is a great pleasure to be at such events. One may hear truly 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. (The age brackets are only indicative.)

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Junior Pianists

Country City 'Name' [Month/Year(s)]

Age categories (age limits)

A Oberschützen 'Takács' [10/'18] 10-12 13-15 16-18

A Vienna 'Rosario Marciano' [8/'17,'18,'19] 0-12 0-18 0-30

ARM Gyumri 'Renaissance' [4/'17,'18,'19] 8-10 11-14,15-17,18-22, 23 and up

B Brussels 'Merci, Maestro!' [4/'17,'18,'19] 0-10 11-14 15-19

B Grez-Doiceau 'EPTA' [2/'18] 0-10 0-14 0-18 0-24

B Kraainem 'César Franck' [12/'17,'18,'19] 0-10 11-13 14-16 17-21

CHN Beijing 'Arthur Rubinstein' [10/'…] 0-18

CHN Beijing 'Chopin' [10/'…] 11-16 17-26

CHN Zhuhai 'Mozart' [9/'17,'19] 0-12 13-16 17-23

CRT Varazdin 'Jurica Murai' [4/'17,'18,'19] 0- 9 -11, -13, -15, -17, -19, 17-32

CRT Zagreb 'Young Virtuoso' [2/'18] 0- 8 0-10 -12, -15, -18, -24

CZ Plze 'Smetana' [11/'18] 0-16 0-20 0-30

DAN Århus [3/'17,'19] 11-15 16-21

ESP Granada 'M. Herrero' [7/'17,'18,'19] 0-10 11-13 14-16 17-19 20-35

ESP Leganés [4/'17,'18,'19] 0-10 11-13 14-16 17-19 20-35

ESP Lleida 'R. Viñes Kids & Youth' [7/'17,'19] 0-11 12-14 15-17

ESP Marbella [9/'17,'18,'19] 0-18 0-35

ESP Palma de Mallorca [8/'17,'18,'19] 0-20

F Lagny-sur-Marne [3/'17, '18,'19] 0-17 0-22 0-33

F Maisons-Laffitte [5/'17,'18,'19] various levels 0-32 all ages

F Orléans 'Brin d’Herbe' [4/'17,'19] 8-10 8-14 12-18

FRG Aachen 'Clavicologne' [3/'17,'18,'19] 0- 9 10-13 14-17 18-35

FRG Düsseldorf 'Schumann' [3/'17,'18,'19] 0-13 14-17 18-20

FRG Düsseldorf 'Anton Rubinstein' [5/'17,’18,'19] 10-14 15-19 all ages

FRG Ettlingen [8/'18] 0-15 0-20

FRG Geilenkirchen 'Euregio' [7/'17,'18,'19] 0-13 14-17 18-32 18 and up

FRG Hamburg 'ICoM' [7/'17,'18,'19] 14-17 18-36

FRG Meiningen 'Hans von Bülow' [6/'18] 0-18 0-32

FRG Schlitz 'PIANALE' [8/'17,'18,'19] 14-17 18-30

FRG Troisdorf [8/'17,'18,'19] 0-13 0-17 0-35

FRG Weimar 'Junior Liszt' [10/'17] 0-13 14-17

GB Newcastle [11/'17,'18,'19] 0- 8 0-11 0-16 0-20

GB Windsor [7/'17,'18,'19] 0-12 0-16 all ages

GEOR Borjomi 'T. Amirejibi' [6/'17,'18,'19] 6- 9 10-13 14-17 18-25

IT Brescia 'Brescia Classica' [7/'17,'18,'19] 0- 9 10-13 14-17 18-35

IT Carsoli 'Pietro Iadeluca' [7/'17,'18,'19] 0-10 0-13 0-17 0-33

IT Eppan Junior Academy [4/'17,'18,'19] 0-18

IT Gioia del Colle 'Premio Argento' [5/'17,'18,'19] 0-9, 0-12, 0-15, 0-19, 0-37

IT Gorizia 'Premio Pecar' [4/'17,'18,'19] 0- 9 0-12 0-15 0-18 0-32

IT Milano 'Piano Talents' [6/'17,'18,'19] 5-6 , 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14

15-16, 17-20, 21-24, 25-28

IT Osimo 'Nuova Coppa Pianisti' [9/'17,'18,'19]0-10 11-13 14-15 16-19 16-36

IT Salerno 'V. Solimene' [5/'17,'18,'19] 0-11, 12-14, 15-17, 18-20, 21-24, 25-29

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Junior Pianists

Country City 'Name' [Month/Year(s)]

Age categories (age limits)

IT San Donà di Piave [5/'17,'18,'19] 0-8, 8-10, 10-12, 12-14, 14-17, 17-20, 0-35

IT Seregno 'Pozzolino' [11/'18] 6-8 9-11 12-14 15-17

IT Val Tidone 'Giov. Talenti' [6/'17,'18,'19] 0-9, 0-15, 0-17, 0-19, 0-29

JPN Tokyo 'Chopin-Asia' [1/'17,'18,'19] various grades

JPN Tokyo 'PTNA' [6-8/'17,'18,'19] various grades

LAT Riga [10/'17,'18,'19] 5-6,7-8,9-10,11-12,7-13,13-15,16-18,19-21

MLT Valletta [4/'17,'18,'19] 0-10 10-13 14-17 18-35

MLT Valletta [10/'17,'18,'19] 0-14 15-17 18-35

NL Enschede [10/'18] 10-15 16-20

POL Kielce 'Moszkowski' [5/'17,'19] 0-14 0-17 0-20

POL Rzeszów 'Chopin' [3/'17,'19] 0-12 0-14 0-17 0-21

POL Szafarnia 'Chopin' [5/'17,'18,'19] 0-10 0-13 0-16

PRT Porto 'Santa Cecilia' [7/'17,'18,'19] 6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-13, 14-18, 19-32

RUS Moscow 'Krainev' [3/'17,'19] 0-13 13-18

SANM San Marino [9/'18] 0-15 0-30

SERB Novi Sad 'Isidor Bajic' [12/'18] 13-16 17-20 0-35

USA Fort Worth 'Cliburn Junior' [6/'19] 13-17

USA Hilton Head Young Artists [3/'17,'19] 13-17

USA Milwaukee 'PianoArts' [6/'18] 16-20

USA Minneapolis 'e-Piano Junior' [7/'17,'19] 0-17

USA New York 'NYIPC' [6/'18] 16-21

USA New York 'NYPF' [7/'17,'18,'19] 12-18 19-29

USA New York 'Tureck-Bach' [10/'17,'19] 8-20 (6x), 16-20 (2x)

USA Oberlin [7/'18] 13-18

USA Salt Lake City 'Gina Bachauer' [6/'20] 11-13 14-18

USA San Jose [6/'17,'18,'19] 7- 9 10-13 14-17 18-32

USA Tempe 'USASU – Yamaha' [1/'17,'19] 13-15 16-18

Yuja Wang (Sendai, 2001) George Li (Paris, 2014)

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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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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 2017, live auditions are held by the New York Concert Artists

(NYCA), the Moscow Krainev Competition, the Cliburn, the Liszt Competition in Utrecht

and by the new Shigeru Kawai Competition in Japan. Pianists may also audition for the

Hastings Concerto Competition, and the WPTA in Novi Sad. Live auditions will also be

organised for Leeds, Santander, the Bachauer and the Honens Competition in 2018.

The first 50 are accepted …

Some competitions limit the number of participants by accepting only the first 50 (or 70)

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.

More online competitions: the Manhattan and Berliner IMC. Winners receive a concert at

Carnegie Weill Recital Hall, the Berliner Philharmonie, CDs, management and more.

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Various rounds

The table on pages 53-57 show that most major 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, Honens, Hilton

Head, New Orleans, Canberra, Glasgow, the Pianale 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 51.

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 had to be

prepared (Totentanz and his two concertos), after which the jury chose which one must be

performed. From the tables on pages 53-58 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 62-67.

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Performance times

The following tables indicate 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 56).

Total me

solo

Preselection 1 st stage 2 nd stage 3 rd stage Finals ↓

It - Cantù ‘17 • •• --- ••• 0

Sp - Murcia ‘17 video 5 ••• --- --- --- 5

Chn - Shenzhen ‘17 DVD/Rec./link ~10 •• ••• --- ••• ••• 10

Mrc - Casablanca ‘16 DVD/vid. link 9~12 ••• --- --- ••• 10

It - Pi. Lovers ‘16 13 --- --- --- 13

Kor - Busan ‘16 10~15 --- --- --- 13

Frg - Germ. Pi.Open ‘16 15 --- --- • ••• 15

Malta (Oct.) ‘16 15 --- --- --- 15

It - Pi. Talents ‘17 20 --- --- --- 20

USA - NYPF ‘17 YouTb/vimeo 25~30 --- --- --- 25

Frg - Duss. Ant.Rub. ‘17 YouTb/vid link 30 --- --- --- 30

It - Verona MFest ‘17 30 --- --- --- 30

USA - Dallas ‘17 online video •• 30 --- ••• 30

Jpn - Chopin/Asia ‘17 CD/DVD ~30 ••• --- --- --- 30

GB - Has ngs ‘17 vid.upl. / Live ••• ••• 35 ••• 35

Jpn - Sendai ‘16 DVD/vid.upl. 35~40 ••• --- ••• ••• 35

F - Lagny s/Marne ‘17 10~15 --- --- 25~30 40

F - Mayenne ‘17 10 --- --- 30 40

GB - Windsor ‘17 15 --- --- 25~30 40

It - Brescia ‘17 10 --- --- 30 40

It - Osimo ‘16 15 --- --- 25 40

Frg - Clavicologne ‘17 12 --- --- 30 42

Arm - Gyumri ‘17 video 45 --- --- --- 45

It - Melini ‘16 12~15 30~35 --- • 45

USA - NYCA ‘17 Live 45 --- --- ••• 45

F - Pontoise ‘17 DVD/vid. link 30 --- --- 15 • • 45

Frg - Hamb. ICoM ‘17 link 15 --- --- 30 45

It - San Donà ‘16 15 --- --- 30 45

Sp - Granada ‘17 15 --- --- 30~35 45

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B - EPTA ‘18 22 --- --- 25 47

Frg - PIANALE ‘17 8~10 8~10 10~15 --- 15~20 48

Crt - Murai ‘17 20 --- --- 30 50

It - Gioia del Colle ‘17 20 --- --- 30 50

It - Iadeluca ‘16 15~20 --- --- 30~35 50

Jpn - Shigeru Kawai ‘17 Live/DVD/link 15~20 --- --- 30~40 50

Rum - Suz. Szörenyi ‘17 20~25 --- --- 25~35 50

Sp - Leganés ‘17 15 35 --- ••• 50

B - Brussel ‘16 DVD 20 30~35 ••• --- • ••• 50

Malta (April) ‘17 20 --- --- 35 55

Lit - Vainiunas ‘18 ~30 25~30 --- ••• 55

Crt - Virtuoso ‘16 18 --- --- 40 58

Frg - Troisdorf ‘16 15 --- --- 45~50 60

It - Cento ‘15 20 40 --- ••• 60

Frg - Euregio ‘16 15 --- --- 45 60

Prt - S. Cecilia ‘16 ~15 45 --- ••• 60

USA - Tempe ‘17 DVD/YouTube 20~25 35~40 --- ••• 60

It - Salerno ‘16 20 25 --- 20 65

Geor - Amirejibi ‘17 25 --- --- 40 65

Can - Honens ‘18 Docs + Live 65 • --- --- • ••• 65

Cz - Smetana ‘18 20 45 --- ••• 65

It - Scriabin ‘17 20 45 --- ••• 65

Serb - Bajic ‘16 DVD/weblink 15~20 45~50 --- ••• 65

Sp - Viñes ‘18 video 20~25 35~40 --- ••• 65

Frg - Zwickau ‘16 20~30 35~45 --- ••• 65

Frg - MozARTe ‘16 10~12 30 --- 30 70

It - Martucci ‘16 35 --- --- 35~40 70

F - Animato ‘18 Live 30 + 30 + 10 --- --- --- 70

Sp - Campillos ‘16 vid./YouTube 15 25 --- 30 70

Chn - Beijing Chopin ‘16 DVD/flashD ~20 ~50 --- ••• 70

Frg - Meiningen ‘15 20 50 --- ••• 70

A - Salzburg ‘16 DVD ~25 45 ••• ••• 70

GB - Manchester ‘16 DVD 30 45 --- ••• 75

Chn - Zhuhai ‘17 DVD ~30 45 --- ••• 75

Slvk - Hummel ‘17 ~30 45 --- • ••• 75

B - Leuze ‘16 video link 30~35 50 --- ••• 80

Frg - Darmstadt ‘17 30 45~50 --- • ••• 80

CH - Haskil ‘17 video ~40 ~35 • --- 5 ••• 80

Jpn - Takamatsu ‘18 DVD/upload 20~25 45 ~15 • ••• 80

It - Val Tidone ‘17 15 15~25 --- 30~45 85

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Arg - Tucumán ‘16 YouTube 30 55 --- ••• 85

F - Lyon ‘17 CD/DVD/YTb 15~18 22~25 42~45 ••• 85

It - Massarosa ‘17 15~20 35~40 --- 30~35 85

Sp - Las Rozas ‘17 15 30 40 ••• 85

N - Tromsø ‘17 recording 30 55 --- (2) ••• 85

Sp - Ferrol ‘16 35 50 --- ••• 85

Kor - Isang Yun ‘16 video 35~40 45~50 --- ••• 85

Brs - Rio de Jan. ‘16 video link 30 55 --- ••• 85

F - Mais. Laffi e ‘17 15 30 --- 45 90

It - Finale Ligure ‘16 30 --- --- 60 90

Frg - Würzburg ‘16 ~20 ~35 --- 30~40 90

It - Taranto ‘16 15 45 --- 30 90

It - Varallo ‘16 20 30 --- 40 90

Panama ‘16 DVD/vid.link ~30 ~20 --- ~40 ••• 90

Gr - Thessaloniki ‘17 30 60 --- ••• 90

San Marino ‘16 video 30 60 --- ••• 90

Ukr - Gilels ‘15 video 30~45 50~60 --- ••• 90

Frg - ARD ‘17 audio 25 55 ~10 ••• ••• 90

USA - T. Carreño ‘17 online video 45 40~50 • --- ••• 90

Isr - Tel Aviv ‘17 35~40 50~60 --- • ••• ••• 90

It - Gorizia ‘14 20 30 --- 45 95

USA - San Jose ‘17 video link 15~20 20~25 --- 55~60 95

Tur - Istanbul ‘17 DVD/Vid. 20 30 45 ••• 95

Jpn - PTNA ‘17 15~25 20~35 45~55 ••• 95

A - Ros. Marciano ‘17 15 35 --- 50 100

Sp - Marbella ‘16 20 35 --- 45 100

USA - Cincinna ‘15 video upl. 15 + 15 30 40 ••• 100

It - Busoni ‘17 Live ‘16 40~45 55~60 • ••• 100

Jpn - Hamamatsu ‘15 DVD 25 40 ~35 • ••• 100

Sp - Steinberg ‘17 ~6 5~15 ~15~45 50 105

It - Verona ‘16 video 20 45 --- 40 105

It - L. Luciani ‘16 20 35 --- 50 105

Pol - Poznan ‘14 25 30~40 --- 40~50 105

Frg - Frankfurt ‘17 DVD 30 30 --- 45 ••• 105

Frg - Dortmund ‘16 ~20 ~40 ~45 ••• 105

Can - Montreal ‘17 video 45 60 --- ••• 105

Can - Toronto ‘14 DVD 25 + 30 50 --- ••• 105

Fin - Maj Lind ‘17 video 45 60 --- • ••• 105

USA - Olga Kern ‘16 video 45 60 --- ••• 105

USA - H. Head ‘16 video upl. 25 + 30 50 --- ••• 105

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USA - New Orleans ‘16 video link 35 + 20 --- --- 50 105

NL - Utrecht ‘17 Live 35 • 45 --- --- 25 ••• 105

Mex - Parnassós ‘14 18 30 60 ••• 108

F - Valence ‘17 20 35 --- 55 110

Nzl- Kerikeri ‘16 35 30~35 --- 40~45 110

Frg - Weimar ‘15 ~20 ~60 ~30 ••• 110

Esp - Barcelona ‘17 YouTube 20 40 50 ••• 110

N - Grieg ‘16 Video 35 35 ~40 • ••• 110

Aus - Canberra ‘17 online 20~25 + 30~35 40~50 --- ••• 110

RSA - Pretoria ‘16 DVD 25~30 + 30~35 45~55 --- ••• 110

Rum - Enescu ‘16 20 50 40 ••• 110

Pol - Chopin ‘15 DVD + Live ~20 30~40 50~60 ••• 110

Hong Kong ‘16 Video 40 65~75 • ••• 110

Hun - Budapest ‘16 Rec. 30 50 --- 30 + (3) ••• 110

Sp - Santander ‘15 Rec. + Live 50 60 • --- ••• 110

Aus - Sydney ‘16 DVD 20 + 30 65 • --- ••• ••• 115

F - Poulenc ‘13 25 30 --- 60 ••• 115

It - Seregno ‘15 Rec. 15 40 60 ••• 115

Geor - Tbilisi ‘17 audio 20~25 40~45 55~60 ••• 120

Irl - Dublin ‘15 DVD 30 40 50 (2) ••• 120

It - FVG ‘16 20 40 60 ••• 120

Pol - Paderewski ‘16 Live 25~30 45~50 45~50 ••• ••• 120

Sct - Glasgow ‘14 Video 30 + 30 60 --- ••• 120

USA - Bachauer ‘14 Live 25~30 + 35~40 55~60 --- ••• 120

Sp - Jaén ‘17 20 50 60 ••• 130

CH - Genève ‘14 CD 30 45 60 ••• ••• 135

F - Orléans ‘18 25 50 40 ~25 • 140

USA- Alaska e-Comp ‘18 Video 65~75 ~40 30 • ••• 140

GB - Leeds ‘15 DVD/Link 25~30 50~55 65~70 ••• 145

USA - Cliburn ‘17 Video + Live 45 45 60 ••• • ••• 150

Frg - Bonn ‘17 Video 45 60 50 • (2) ••• 155

Frg - Bremen ‘18 30 60 70 ••• 160

Notes:

- a year is indicated in superscript ( '18 , '17 , '16 ...), 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 Int'l Chopin Piano Competition in Asia (Japan) has five concerto categories and various solo

categories;

- at the competition in Panama, the finalists perform a concerto with 2nd piano accompaniment, but

the winner plays the same concerto with orchestra.

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* 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 51.)

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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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~ ~

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~

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*: the Thomas & Evon Cooper Competition in Oberlin (USA) consists of not less than five

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

CH - Vevey Haskil

Esp - Santander (’15)

F - Orléans

Fin - Helsinki Maj Lind

FRG - Bonn Telekom Beethoven

FRG - Darmstadt Chopin

HK - Hong Kong

Isr - Tel Aviv Arthur Rubinstein

It - Bolzano Busoni

It - Trento Melini

Jpn - Hamamatsu

Jpn - Takamatsu

N - Bergen Grieg

NL - Utrecht Liszt

Slvk - Bratislava Hummel

USA - Alaska Piano-e-Competition

USA - Miami Beach T. Carreño

USA - Milwaukee PianoArts

USA - Fort Worth Van Cliburn

Song

Accomp.

Duo Trio Quartet Quintet

: at the competition in Orléans (France), finalists are required to perform the "Arpège"

for six instruments by Franco Donatoni. In Bratislava, Hummel’s septet, Op. 74.

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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.

At the 2017 Chopin Competition in Darmstadt, Chopin’s Sonata for Cello and Piano (and

one of his piano concertos) is listed for the finals. In 2018, the Honens Competition in

Calgary has a specific focus on Chamber Music: the participants will collaborate with a

singer and a violinist, while the finalists must also perform with a wind quintet.

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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 competition by the audience with a splendid

after 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

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be performed. by be all played. finalists. For

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At some competitions, two concertos Two have concertos

be performed. It is then mostly a Mozart

concerto and another, Romantic concerto. Two Any concertos

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concerto At At

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and be the

performed. Youth Tchaikovsky

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in

concerto Moscow and and another, at Piano-e-Competition, major concerto.

any piano concerto may be performed. Also at

At the Honens Competition, the Alaska the Tchaikovsky big Tchaikovsky Competition, Competition, the Van Any

Piano-e-Competition,

the Cliburn, Van concerto

Montreal, and the Moscow

Cliburn, and in the and Queen in the Elisabeth Queen Elisabeth in Brussels, in

Krainev Competition, any piano concerto may be performed. Also at the Van Cliburn and

contestants Brussels, contestants have free have choice free of choice their Any second of their concerto

second in concerto the finals.

the finals.

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Texas, At finals. the Honens The any Dallas piano Competition, concerto International may the Piano Bachauer be performed. Competition and the Also Dallas also at the offers International Tchaikovsky a free choice, Piano Competition,

but excludes the

Van any concertos Cliburn, piano which concerto and the in the may orchestra Queen be performed. Elisabeth has Two

played in Also concertos

with Brussels, at winners the contestants Van in Cliburn the past have and four free Queen years choice Elisabeth (KV466, of their

second competition, Liszt’s concerto Totentanz, contestants in Shostakovich#1 the finals. have free choice and Tchaikovsky#1, of their second for concerto 2017). 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 is more restricted. restricted. On page On page 61, 63, the 67, piano the piano concertos concertos

are

listed are listed which which may may be be performed in the in AAF the AAF member member competitions. The The tables tables on pages on pages 56- 58-

60 62 64-66 On specify page specify 61, which the which piano choice choice concertos the the contestants are listed have. which have. If a If may a competition be performed has has in several the age AAF age member

groups,

it

might it competitions. might be be that that The also the the tables the finalists finalists on pages the the in 56-60 the younger younger specify age age which categories categories choice may the may also contestants play with have.

orchestra.

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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 '16 '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

CH - Haskil '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 - Beijing A. Rub. '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 - 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 - Zhuhai '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

Cz - Smetana '18 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

F - Lyon '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

Frg - ARD '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

Frg - Bremen '18 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

GB - Hastings '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

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 '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

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 - 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 '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 - 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 - Grosseto Scriabin '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 - 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

It - Vercelli '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 2526 27

Jpn - Hamamatsu '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 - PTNA '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

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

Lit - Vainiunas '18 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

Mrc - Casablanca '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

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 - 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 '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

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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

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 '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

Sp - Ferrol '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

Sp - Jaén '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

Sp - Leganés '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

Sp - Murcia '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

Sp - Viñes '18 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 '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

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 - Teresa Carreño '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 - 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 '17 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 '17 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 - New York NYCA '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 - New York 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, such as the Mozart Competition in Salzburg. 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 67.

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: Franck, Gershwin, Shostakovich

*3: Bach, Franck, Gershwin, Haydn, Shostakovich

*4: Bach, Haydn, Liszt , Mendelssohn

The final stage in Brussels (2013), attended by Queen Fabiola.

Any 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:

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

Barber Op. 38

Beethoven violin conc. D

Dohnányi Nursery Op. 25

Fauré Ballade Op. 19

Franck Var. M46

Gershwin Rhapsody

Gershwin F

Haydn Hob. XVIII-4 G

Haydn Hob. XVIII-11 D

Hummel 2 Op. 85 a

Khachaturian Op. 38 Des

Litolff Conc. Symph. 4 Op.102 d

Liszt Hexaméron S365b

Liszt Malédiction S121 e

Liszt Wanderer S366

MacDowell 2 Op. 23 d

Medtner 2 Op. 50 c

Mendelssohn MWV O 2 a

Paderewski Op. 17 a

Paderewski Fantasy Op. 19

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

Szymanowski Symph. Conc. Op.60

Vainiunas, Stasys 1 Op. 15 Es

Vainiunas, Stasys 2 Op. 22

Vainiunas, Stasys 3 Op. 33

Vainiunas, Stasys 4 Op. 40

Williamson 3 Es

“Yellow River”

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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 2016, financial support for such a special reception was offered to 72

competitions. Until 2015, AAF had asked notary Mr. D.L. Rang to conduct an official

draw, to make an objective and fair selection.

From 2016, competitions which had not yet received AAF’s support, could still apply for

this; also in 2017. 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 2009-2016 are given and several photos can be seen.

On the next page: 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 was taken in 2015: 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 a contestant

who clearly stands out in a major competition and who is not admitted to the finals.

The prize consists of financial support and assistance in the realisation of a next step in the

wnner´s career, while AAF also gives him or her 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 evaluate the pianists herself.

In 2016, the AAF Award was offered at three competitions: the Sydney International

Piano Competitin of Australia (two AAF Award winners), the Cleveland International

Piano Competition and the Edvard Grieg Competition in Bergen (Norway).

On the next page, a brief report on the two 2015 AAF Award winners, Dinara Klinton and

Kenji Miura, is given. On pages 72-73, the four 2016 AAF Awards are presented.

Sydney 2016

More than 280 pianists had applied for the 2016 Sydney International Piano Competition

of Australia. 32 of them were invited to participate. Alyosha Jurinic (crt) impressed by

his great musiciality, but was among the unfortunate ones who did not pass. Ming Xie

from China also proved to be a wonderful artist, but did not make it into the finals.

Cleveland 2016

31 of the 35 selected pianists took part in Cleveland, many of them already multiple prize

winners in other competitions. Yuanfan Yang (gb) excelled in the semifinals.

Grieg - Bergen 2016

From more than 130 applicants, 30 pianists were selected to come to the Edvard Grieg

Competition in Bergen. Japanese Nozomi Nakagiri’s performance was outstanding.

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2015 AAF Award winners

Dinara Klinton (1989, Ukraine) was the very first recipient of the AAF Award, at the

2015 Chopin Competition in Warsaw. As part of her AAF Award, Dinara was invited to

give a recital at Martha Argerich’s Festival in Lugano, June 2016. One month later,

Dinara went to Cleveland, where she won the 3 rd prize.

© Karsten Bursak

Kenji Miura (1993, Japan) won the AAF Award at the 2015 Hamamatsu Competition. In

2016, he gave recitals in Germany, for which AAF wishes to thank the great collaboration

with Kawai. Kenji also recorded a CD with works by Brahms and Chopin.

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2016 AAF Award winners

Alyosha Jurinic (1989, Croatia)

© Mario Kučera

Alyosha Jurinic won numerous international

competitions and all the major awards for young

musicians in Croatia.

He is best known for winning the 16 th Robert

Schumann Competition in Zwickau (2012),

where he deeply impressed the jury.

More recently, he was finalist of the Chopin

Competition in Warsaw (2015) and prize winner

of the Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels

(2016).

Hailed by the renowned pianist Malcolm Troup

as ‘a Chopin-player beyond compare’ following

a recital in London, he has continued to perform

solo and with orchestras in many countries. In

February 2015, he made his Carnegie Hall recital

debut.

Alyosha received the AAF award at the Sydney

International Piano Competition of Australia.

Ming Xie (1994, China)

Ming Xie has performed around

the world, at Alice Tully Hall,

Lincoln Center, Severance Hall in

Cleveland, Steinway Hall, Palau

de la Música in Barcelona,

Beijing Concert Hall and other

places.

In July 2016, he won the AAF

award and the audience prize at

the Sydney Int’l Piano

Competition of Australia. He

went on to win the 7 th

International Piano Competition

in Panama (October 2016).

Ming is currently studying at the

Juilliard School in New York with

Sergei Babayan.

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2016 AAF Award winners

Yuanfan Yang (1997, Great Britain)

“[Yang's] dazzling Schumann Carnaval and

Liszt Vallee d'Obermann rivalled those of the

young Ashkenazy.” - International Piano

Magazine -

Yuanfan won 1 st prize at several competitions:

Cleveland International Young Artists Piano

Competition (2015), the Liszt Competition for

Young Pianists in Weimar (2014), James

Mottram International Piano Competition and

Manchester International Piano Concerto

Competition for Young Pianists in the U.K. and

the 3rd prize at the Minnesota International e-

Piano Junior Competition. His outstanding

performances as the youngest participant and

semi-finalist in the Cleveland International Piano

Competition 2016, earned him the AAF Award.

His debut album for Orchid Classics is due for

international release in mid 2017.

Nozomi Nakagiri (1987, Japan)

After her graduation from Tokyo University of

the Arts in 2013, Nozomi Nakagiri went to

Poland to study with Ewa Pob ocka. She is back

in Japan since September 2016.

Nozomi won prizes in national and international

piano competitions, such as the Music

Competition of Japan (2 nd prize), the

International Rosario Marciano Piano

Competition in Vienna (2nd prize) and the

Maria Canals Competition in Barcelona (2nd

prize), as well as Hamamatsu (2nd prize). She

also won a prize at the Mozarteum International

Summer Academy and the jury prize at the

PIANALE International Piano Academy in

Germany.

Nozomi received the AAF Award at the Edvard

Grieg Competition in Bergen (Norway).

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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 2017, 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 Cliburn, Montreal, and Moscow Krainev

- travel compensation/reimbursement: Pontoise, Utrecht Liszt (750 Euro), Bonn (500 Euro),

Eppan Michelangeli (500 Euro), Tel Aviv Rubinstein (up to US$ 500), Tbilisi (40%),

Shigeru Kawai (100,000 Yen), Vevey Haskil (1000 CHF, semifinalists), Hilton Head (US$

500), Shenzhen (US$ 500), Zhuhai (US$ 400), Eppan-Y (300 Euro)

Accommodation offered

- hotel full-board: Bolzano, Pontoise, Eppan Michelangeli, Moscow Krainev

- hotel half-board: Tel Aviv Rubinstein, Murcia

- hotel B&B: Zhuhai, Jaén, Barcelona (from 2 nd stage), Tbilisi (from semifinals)

- host families*: Hastings, Lyon, Maisons-Laffitte, Seregno, Viñes, Tbilisi, Utrecht Liszt,

Glasgow, Bonn, Århus, Vercelli, Maj Lind, Haskil, Cliburn, Montreal, Dallas, Hilton Head,

San Jose (Advanced category), Tempe (Arizona), Miami Beach Carreño, Shenzhen, to

mention a few. There are more.

*: the stay with host families cannot always be guaranteed. It depends on availability and may be

offered upon request.

Other compensations

- Jaén: 300 Euro when in 2 nd round, 400 Euro when in 3 rd round.

- Weimar: 25 Euro per day for accommodation (2 nd round)

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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Practicing facilities

At every competition, contestants will find the practicing facilities very important. The

availability, however, can be quite diverse: from excellent to very poor …

The photos below give some impressions from reality. These situations are extreme, but

they illustrate that contestants will not always find what they expect. They sometimes

have to cope with unusual times and conditions. It is good to be mentally prepared …

When practicing is arranged at private homes, the instrument can be wonderful, but it may

also happen that the hosts find it difficult to leave you alone when you are practicing.

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Jury members

On the following pages, the names of jury members are are listed, listed. who The were numbers on the behind jury in the

names 2016, at refer one to of the the competitions AAF member as competitions in the list below. presented Only in the this AAF catalogue. member The competitions numbers

presented behind the in names this catalogue refer to the and competitions which took as place in the in list 2015 below. have been considered.

1: A - Graz [Ch.Mus.] 23: Frg - PIANALE 45: It - Salerno 67: Serb - WPTA

1: Ros. Marciano 29: Frg - Euregio 57: It - Pi. Talents 85: Rum Szörenyi

2: A - Ros. Marciano 24: Frg - Troisdorf 46: It - San Donà 68: Sp - Abril

2: Salzburg 30: Frg – Intl German 58: It - Pozzolino 86: San Marino

3:

3:

B

A

- C.

Takács

Franck 25: Frg -

Piano

Weimar

Open 59:

47:

It

It

-

-

Salerno

Seregno

87:

69:

Serb

Sp - Barcelona

- Bajic

4:

4:

Bul

Arg

- Vladigerov

Tucumán 31:

26:

Frg

GB

-

-

Hamburg

Hastings

60:

48:

It

It

-

-

San

Tadini

Donà 88:

70:

Serb

Sp - Campillos

- WPTA

5:

5:

Can

Aus -

Sydney

Honens

32:

27:

Frg

GB

-

-

MozARTe

Leeds

61:

49:

It

It

-

-

Scriabin

Taranto

89:

71:

Sp

Sp -

Barcelona

Ferrol

6:

6:

Chn

B - Brussel

- Zhuhai

33:

28:

Frg

GB

-

-

PIANALE

Newcastle

62:

50:

It

It

-

-

Taranto

Val Tidone

90:

72:

Sp

Sp -

Campillos

Granada

7: 7: Crt B - C. - Karlovac Franck 34: 29: Frg GB -- Troisdorf NYCA/aud. 63: 51: It It -- Val Verona Tidone 91: 73: Sp-Chopin/Valldm.

Sp - Iturbi

8: Dan B - EPTA - Århus 35: 30: Frg GB -- Würzburg Sussex 64: 52: It Jpn - Varallo - Chopin/Asia 92: 74: Sp Sp - Ferrol Jaén

9: F B - Lyon Leuze

36: 31: Frg GB -- Zwickau Windsor 65: 53: It Jpn - Verona - Hamamatsu 93: 75: Sp Sp - Granada Las Rozas

10: F B - Mais.-Laffitte

Merci, Maestro! 37: 32: GB Gr - Thessaloniki

Hastings 66: 54: Jpn Jpn -- Chopin/Asia PTNA 94: 76: Sp - Jaén Steinberg

11: F Brs - Pontoise - Rio de Jan. 38: 33: GB Irl - Dublin Manchester 67: 55: Jpn Kzk - PTNA - Astana 95: 77: Sp - Las R. Viñes Rozas

12: F Chn - Valence - Beijing Ch. 39: 34: GB It - - Bolzano Newcastle 68: 56: Jpn Lat -- Sendai Riga 96: 78: Sp Tur - - Marbella Istanbul

13: Frg Chn -- ARD Beijing Arub. 40: 35: GB It - - Cantù Windsor 69: 57: Kor Lit - Busan Druskininkai 97: 79: Sp Ukr - Murcia - Gilels

14: Frg Crt - Murai Bonn 41: 36: Geor It - Cento - Amirejibi 70: 58: Kor Malta - Isang Yun 98: 80: Sp USA - Steinberg - Cincinnati

15: Frg Crt - Virtuoso Clavicologne 42: 37: Hong It - Finale Kong Ligure 71: 59: Lat N - Tromsø Riga 99: 81: Sp USA - Viñes - Cliburn -Y

16: Frg Cz -- Smetana Euregio 43: 38: Hun It - Giubilei - Liszt 72: 60: Malta Pol - (April) Chopin 100: 82: USA - Bachauer-Y Dallas

17: Frg F - Animato - Frankfurt

18: Frg F - Lyon - K. Wusterh.

19: Frg F - Maisons-Laffitte

- Meiningen

20: Frg F - Mayenne - MozARTe

21: Frg F - Orléans - NYCA/aud1

22: Frg F - Pontoise - NYCA/aud2

23: F - Valence

44: 39: It It - Bolzano Martucci

45: 40: It It - Cantù Massarosa

46: 41: It It - Finale Osimo Ligure

47: 42: It - FVG Piano Lovers

48: 43: It- - Gioia Piano del Talents Colle

49: 44: It - Gorizia Roma

50: It - Iadeluca

73: 61: Malta Pol - (Oct.) Cochran

74: 62: Mrc Pol - Casablanca Moszkowski

75: 63: N Pol - Grieg - NYCA/aud.

76: 64: NL Pol -- Enschede Szafarnia

77: 65: NZL Prt -- S. Kerikeri Cecilia

78: 66: Panama Rum - Filtsch

79: Pol - Cochran

101: 83: USA - Dallas e-Comp.-Y

102: 84: USA - H. Head -Y

103: 85: USA - Manhattan NYCA/aud.

104: 86: USA- - New San rleans Jose

105: 87: USA - New Tempe York

NYIPC

106: USA - NYCA

24: Frg - Bremen 51: It - L. Luciani 80: Pol - Paderewski 107: USA - NYPF

25: N.B. Frg - Juries Clavicologne at preselections 52: It have - Martucci not been included, 81: Pol The - Szafarnia selection juries 108: for USA the Cochran - Oberlin

26: Competition, Frg - Dortmund NYCA, as 53: well It - as Massarosa the juries for the 82: Martucci, Prt - S. Cecilia WPTA and 109: the Antón USA - García Olga Kern

27: Abril Frg - Award Düsseldorf have been 54: included, It - Melini as their decisions 83: RSA were - instrumental Pretoria for 110: the USA final - result. PianoArts

When IBPA a competition consists 55: It - Osimo of several categories 84: Rum with - Enescu different juries, 111: USA only - the San jury Jose

28: members Frg - Ettlingen for the highest 56: category It - Pi. Lovers 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 2016

N.B. Juries at preselections have not been included. 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.

Achatz, Dag (sw) 108

Akhmedova, Niguiar (azer) 18

Alessandrini, Raymond (f) 22

Alexeev, Dmitry (rus) 13,80

Alikhanov, Tigran (rus) 42

Alink-Yamamoto, Akemi (jpn) 109

Altamura, Cristina (it) 55

Al-Wadi Juris, Hamsa (irq) 99

Amat, Patrick (f) 17

Ambartsumian, Eduard (arm) 18

Andersen, Diane (dan/b) 6,8,67

Anderszewski, Piotr (pol) 106

Andjaparidze, Eteri (geor) 100

Antunes de Oliveira, Glacy (brs) 100

Ardanaz, Félix (esp/f) 103

Arens, Rolf-Dieter (frg) 69,84

Arnicane, Arta (lat) 71

Aroutounian, Luba (rus) 10

Arzumanian, Harutyun (arm) 73

Ascanio, David (ven) 83

Ashkenazy, Vovka (ice) 38,53,82

Austbö, Jon Håkon (n) 6

Babin, Vladimir (crt) 15

Baldocci, Gabriele (it) 40

Balducci, Filippo (it) 87

Ballarin, Nati (esp) 29

Balzani, Vincenzo (it) 7,45,55,57,58,64

Bambace, Andrea (it) 47,54

Bao, Hui-qiao (chn) 94,102

Bashkirov, Dmitry (rus) 2,18,26

Bashmet, Ksenia (rus) 73

Bass, Jonathan (usa) 103

Bellocq, Ivan (f) 20

Benseny, Jordi (esp) 99

Benz, Robert (frg) 28,86

Bérard, Jean-Luc (f) 22

Beridze, Alexander (geor) 107

Berlinskaya, Ludmila (rus) 103

Bernetxea y Turillas, Fermín (esp) 81

Beroff, Michel (f) 43,70

Bilbao Iturburu, Pilar (esp) 94

Bizzarri, Bruno (it) 55

Bloch, Boris (rus) 24,36

Böckheller, Thomas (frg) 89

Bogdanov, Yuri (rus) 7,57,58,61,90,95

Bogino, Konstantin (rus) 60

Bogomolova, Irina (rus) 48

Bonatta, Andrea (it) 2,68

Borac, Luiza (rum) 53

Borg, Anne (mlt) 35

Borges Coelho, Miguel (prt) 82

Borsan, Dana (rum) 84

Bottega, Fulvio (it) 64

Bourgès-Maunoury, Jacqueline (f) 17

Boyer, Nicole (mrc) 74

Braley, Frank (f) 6

Brancart, Evelyne (b) 9

Brejcha, Miroslav (cz) 16

Brlek, Darko (slvn) 95

Bronevetzky, Vladislav (rus) 99

Bruni, Paola (it) 53

Bruno, Giuseppe (it) 27

Bulychev-Okser, Michael (rus/usa) 87

Burato, Cristiano (it) 51

Buriek, Oscar (arg) 4

Burnside, Iain (gb) 6

Bustani, Linda Maria (brs) 11

Calvelli, Antonella (it) 51

Candela, Dario (it) 50,59

Cappello, Roberto (it) 54,63

Casanova, Chema (esp) 97

Catena, Costantino (it) 59

Cazal, Olivier (f) 44

Cebro, Carlos (ur) 89

Chabannes, Jérôme (f) 22

Chang, Hae-Won (cor) 66

Chen, Chih-yu (tai) 35

Chen, Sa (chn) 5

Cheng, Angela (can) 108

Chepurenko, Natalja (ukr) 10

Chernyavskaya, Milana (ukr) 14

Chi, Katherine (can) 44

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Chircop, Alan (mlt) 72,73

Choi, Hie-Yon (cor) 21

Choi, Sown-le (chn) 17,30

Choi, Winston (can) 21

Choi, Yun-Hee (cor) 69

Chow, Alan (usa) 101

Chow, Alvin (usa) 108

Christianou, Elena (gr) 96

Chuang, Ya-fei (tai) 75

Chukovskaya, Irina (rus) 40

Cikojevic, Dalibor (crt) 15

Codegoni, Ermanno (it) 56

Coll Huget, Ramón (esp) 96

Collins, Finghin (irl) 24

Collins, Peter (usa) 104

Colom, Josep (esp) 82

Comis, Epifanio Domenico (it) 65

Commandeur, Bernard (f) 23

Coop, Jane (can) 105

Cornil, Dominique (b) 7,8

Crudeli, Marcella (it) 57

Cruz Plaza, Javier (esp) 80

Dalberto, Michel (f) 22

Dalibaltayan, Ruben (arm) 15

Dan, Zhaoyi (chn) 12,13,66

Dang, Thai Son (vtn) 11,68

Darska Havasi, Izabella (hun) 81

Davidov, Michael (esp/isr) 96,98

De Beenhouwer, Jozef (b) 36

De la Fuente, Sandra (arg) 4

De Maria, Pietro (it) 62

De Padova, Giulio (it) 48,52

De Solaun Soto, Josu (esp) 103

De Solís y Peiró, Rafael (esp) 98

Deferne, Sylviane (ch) 50

Della Ventura, Michelle (it) 18

Delle Vigne, Aquiles (arg) 20,37,63,78,97

Delorko, Ratko (a) 63

Demidjenko, Nikolaj (rus) 5

Derrien, Jean-Pierre (f) 21

Devastato, Giuseppe (it) 95

Devoyon, Pascal (f) 9

Devroop, Karendra (rsa) 83

Di Bari, Marco (it) 52

Di Censo, Davide (it) 50

Di Cristofano, Antonio (it) 61

Diaz Frenot, Valentina (arg) 4

Díaz Jerez, Gustavo (esp) 103

Didenko, Yuri (rus) 93

Dinkel, Philippe (ch) 84

Doallo, Nora (arg) 58

Doidjashvili, Manana (geor) 17

Donohoe, Peter (gb) 6,42,84,88,99

Dráfi, Kálmán (hun) 43

Drennikov, Ivan (bul) 44

Driver, Daniel Amir (gb) 104

Dubal, David (usa) 107

Duggan, Sean (usa) 100

Duis, Thomas (frg) 55

Dumay, Augustin (f) 106

Duphil, Monique (f) 35,108

Dürer, Carsten (frg) 27

Dussaut, Thérèse (f) 26

Dvarionas, Justas (lit) 33,82

Dyer, Richard (usa) 68

Ebi, Akiko (jpn) 2,17,37

Edel-Latos, Cécile (f) 39

Eganian, Svetlana (bul) 7,18,45

Eggericx, Alexandre (b) 10

Egorov, Pavel (rus) 36

Eguchi, Akira (jpn) 70

Eguchi, Fumiko (jpn) 66,67

Eicher, Peter (frg) 15

Eickhorst, Konstanze (frg) 24,36

Elton, Christopher (gb) 28,39,70,103

Engel, Konrad Maria (frg) 34

Epifani, Pierluigi (it) 55

Essayed, Ahmed (mrc) 74

Falossi, Marco (it) 56

Fasola, Paola (it) 55

Fassina, Jean (f) 17,74

Feidner, Jon (usa) 106

Filipec, Goran (crt) 4

Fisher, Norma (gb) 86,103

Flageollet, Véronique (f) 22

Fliter, Ingrid (arg) 44

Fock, Manfred (frg) 31

Fountain, Ian (gb) 13,26

Foussard, Nicole (f) 74

Frankl, Péter (hun) 42,43

Frey, Nikolaus (frg) 33

Frölich, Andreas (frg) 7,25,32,76,90,92

Fu, Hong (chn) 82 \ 93,95

Fujii, Kazuoki (jpn) 67

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Fülei, Balázs (hun) 62

Gadjiev, Sijavus (rus) 49

Gage, Irwin (usa) 26

Gamba, Filippo (it) 86

García Abril, Antón (esp) 95

Gardon, Olivier (f) 78

Gelenbe, Deniz Arman (f) 40

Genot, Massimiliano (it) 60

Giachino, Luigi (it) 49

Gililov, Pavel (ukr/frg) 2,7,70

Gilles, Marie-Dominique (b) 8

Giménez Attenelle, Albert (esp) 94

Gimeno, Ruben (esp) 99

Globerson, Eitan (isr) 50

Goerner, Nelson (arg) 6

Goetzke, Bernd (frg) 37,39,102

Gon, Massimo (it) 15

Gottlieb, Jay (usa) 19,33

Graffman, Gary (usa) 42

Granjon, Jérome (f) 19

Greene, Arthur (usa) 70

Groh, Markus (frg) 6

Grubert, Naum (lat/hol) 4

Guaitoli, Carlo (it) 60

Guarino, Giancarlo (it) 54

Guijarro, Ana María (esp) 17

Guinovart, Albert (esp) 89

Gulyak, Sofya (rus) 54

Gunji, Yasunori (jpn) 64

Gutdeutsch, Walter (frg) 98

Haas, Arthur (usa) 107

Han, Tong-Il (cor) 105

Harada, Hideyo (jpn) 44

Hardink, Jason (usa) 100

Hashimoto, Kyoko (jpn) 50

Hata, Haruhi (jpn) 19

Heisser, Jean-François (f) 21

Hellwig, Klaus (frg) 36

Henry, Yves (f) 36

Herbut, Tomasz (pol) 22

Heucke, Stefan (frg) 26

Hewitt, Angela (can) 88

Hiller, Christoph (frg) 33

Hintchev, Alexander (bul) 59

Ho, Man Minnie (hk) 91

Hobson, Ian (gb) 105

Höfer, Cordelia (frg) 91

Howard, Leslie (aus) 43,65

Humpherys, Douglas (usa) 102

Ikeba, Ayami (jpn) 63

Ilievska, Venceslava (bul) 15

Imai, Akira (jpn) 67

Ingram, Jaime (pan) 78

Ionescu, Pavel (rum) 63

Ioudenitch, Stanislav (uzb) 108

Iwasaki, Shuku (jpn) 45

Jablonski, Krzysztof (pol) 79

Janu evicius, Gintaras (lit) 71

Jasi ski, Andrzej (pol) 12,66,74

Jiracek von Arnim, Jan (frg) 75,77

Jirask , Jan (cz) 16

Jo, Hyeon-Seon (cor) 69

Joffe, Dina (isr/frg) 12

Jones, Ian (gb) 88

Joó, Imola (hun) 1

Józsa, Péter (hun) 3

Ju, Jin (chn) 38,53,65

Kadouch, David (f) 103

Kalichstein, Joseph (usa) 110

Kang, Sung-Suk (cor) 1

Kanno, Jun (jpn) 33

Katsaris, Cyprien (cyp/f) 12,43

Kaufmann, Julie (usa) 24

Kazakevich, Mikhail (rus) 37

Keener, Andrew (gb) 37

Keller, Michael (frg) 26,34

Kenner, Kevin (usa) 79

Kern, Olga (rus) 109

Kern, Vladimir (rus) 109

Kikuchi, Reiko (jpn) 66

Kim, Daejin (cor) 6,28,70

Kim, Keum-Bong (cor) 70

Kim, Mi-Kyung (cor) 89

Kirschnereit, Matthias (frg) 31

Klánsk , Iván (cz) 16

Koch, Heribert (frg) 8,64

Kogan, Ksenia (rus) 10

Kolodin, Elza (pol/frg) 17

Koltun, Florian (frg) 29

Korsantiya, Alexander (geor) 41

Kovács, János (hun) 43

Krieger, Norman (usa) 102

Krizos, Helen (aus) 37

Kropfitsch, Erwin (a) 49

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Kuijken, David (hol) 91

Kupiec, Ewa (pol) 5,24

Kuroda, Aki (jpn) 57

Kurzy ski, Grzegorz (pol) 76

Kuzmin, Jelica (crt) 15

Kwok, Gabriel (hk) 31,42

Kwon, Min (cor) 107

Lago, Juan (esp) 25,90,95

Lama, Carles (esp) 40,47,82

Lamas, Natalia (esp) 92,93,95

Lane, Alan Piers (aus) 5,24

Lap ansk , Marián (slvk) 2

Larderet, Vincent (f) 22

Larosa, Concetta (it) 48

Le Naour, Michel (f) 22

Lebedev, Alexei (rus) 38,69

Lecarte, Jacqueline (b) 8

Lee, Dai Uk (cor) 100

Lehrbaumer, Robert (a) 3

Leljak, Dorian (crt/serb) 29,88

Leporatti, Gabriele (it) 27

Li, Chenxi (chn) 25

Li, Jian (chn/usa) 70

Li, Mingqiang (hk) 42

Li, Yun (chn) 17,74

Libetta, Francesco (it) 44

Licheli, Tamar (geor) 41

Lim, Jimmy (esp) 95

Liu, Meng-Chieh (tai) 109

Liu, Shih-kun (chn) 68

Llacuna, Marie Teresa (esp) 23

López Ascot, José Luís (arg) 11

Lou, Xue-Bin (chn) 34

Lowenthal, Jerome (usa) 38

Luisi, Gianluca (it) 55

Lushtak, Faina (rus/usa) 104

Mácsai, János (hun) 43

Malikova, Anna (rus/frg) 78,86,89

Mamriev, Albert (isr) 7,18,45,61,83

Manookian, Jeff (usa) 4

Mantovani, Angelo Achille (it) 56

Manz, Wolfgang (frg) 67,84

Marchand, Andreas (frg) 28

Marchegiani, Sergio (it) 25

Marco, Patrick (f) 22

Margolina, Elena (ukr) 26

Markov, Mikhail (rus/hol) 76,87

Marshev, Oleg (rus) 49,51,52

Martin, Julian (usa) 94

Martins, Jorge (prt) 17,74

Matthies, Silke Thora (frg) 35

Mauser, Siegfried (frg) 37,63,96

Maxián, Franti ek (cz) 16

Mazzoccante, Giuliano (it) 32,72,93

McCabe, Robin (usa) 100

McCawley, Leon Francis (gb) 75

Medori, Franco (f) 59

Mefano, Jacqueline (f) 21

Meier, David (frg) 24

Meinel, Alexander (frg) 54

Melmuka, Radomir (cz) 59

Merlet, Dominique (f) 23

Mescoli, Gino (it) 56

Meshkuna-Slater, Marika (gb) 39

Mika, Marian (pol) 55

Mikkola, Laura (fin) 3,79

Milne, Hamish (gb) 5

Minardi, Gian Paolo (it) 53

Mocsári, Károly (hun) 19,43,79

Molina, Fernando (esp) 95

Möller, Stephan (frg) 1,40

Molteni, Cristina (it) 45

Monopoli, Francesco (it) 29

Montero, Sergio (esp) 90

Moon, Hyunok (cor) 83

Moon, Ick Choo (cor) 47

Morales Alonso, Leonel (cub/esp) 7,90,92

Moretti, Maurizio (it) 1 \ 93,95

Morita, Yoshifumi (jpn) 57

Moroianu, Viniciu (rum) 84

Morrison, Bryce (gb) 42

Mouradian, Aida (f) 22

Müllenbach, Alexander (lux) 25

Murawska, Maria (pol) 81

Nakamichi, Elizabeth (Lisa) (can) 108

Nascimbene, Anelide (it) 52

Natochenny, Lev (rus) 30

Nattkemper, Ralf (frg) 67,94

Navach, Lisa (gb) 45

Nebolsin, Eldar (rus) 103

Nemirovski, Pascal (f) 103,111

Niederdorfer, Zuzana (cz/a) 14

Nishii, Yoko (jpn) 14

Nojima, Minoru (jpn) 68

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Nosikova, Ksenia Sondra (rus) 101

Novacek, Libor (cz) 3

Oba, Taeko (jpn) 1

O'Conor, John (irl) 12

Ogawa, Noriko (jpn) 5,38

O'Hora, Ronan (gb) 23

Okamoto, Michiko (jpn) 66

Oppens, Ursula (usa) 102,110

Orbelyan, Konstantin (rus) 30,109

Ortiz, Antonio (esp) 90

Osokins, Sergejs (lat) 71

Ossipova, Irina (rus) 8

Otto, Gerlinde (frg) 20

Ousset, Cécile (f) 6

Ovchinnikov, Vladimir (rus) 13,91

Owings, John (usa) 28

Paik, Haesun (cor) 102

Paik, Kun-Woo (cor) 6,43

Paleczny, Piotr (pol) 11,12,66,80

Paliy, Olga (ukr) 71

Palmer, Robert (usa) 37

Papadiamandis, Mathieu (f) 22

Parham, Lucy (gb) 36

Park, Sunhwa (cor) 61

Parra, Hèctor (esp) 21

Pavarana, Virginio (it) 65

Pavri, Fali (ind) 109

Pedroni, Simone (it) 52

Pegoraro, Roberto (it) 65

Perpétuo, Irineu Franco (brs) 11

Perrotta, Maria (it) 51

Petrushansky, Boris (rus) 30

Pikul, Andrzej (pol) 89

Pirner, Gitti (frg) 28

Pirotta, Manoel (mlt) 73

Pisarev, Andrej (rus) 84

Pliasova, Marina (rus) 20

Pob ocka, Ewa (pol) 28,66,68,80

Pochekin, Stanislav (rus) 96,99

Pommier, Jean-Bernard (f) 2

Pompa-Baldi, Antonio (it) 75,111

Popowa-Zydro , Katarzyna (pol) 12,81

Potenza, Giulio (it) 40

Pressler, Menahem (usa) 106

Prjevalskaya, Marianna (esp) 104

Puchol Vivas, Fernando (esp) 62

Pyasetsky, Valery (rus) 30

Queffélec, Anne (f) 6

Quero Castro, Rafael (esp) 94

Rabotkina, Daria (rus) 107

Rachmanov, Dmitry (usa) 111

R doi, Viorica (rum) 85

Radu, Stelu a (rum) 85

Raekallio, Matti (fin) 68,80,108

Rasca, Luca (it) 46,63

Rashkovsky, Ilya (rus) 17

Raskin, Philippe (b) 7,18,32,95

Reach, Pierre (f) 32,61,90

Reyes, Eliane (b) 28

Rieger, Friedemann (frg) 33

Rigutto, Bruno (f) 68

Risaliti, Riccardo (it) 78

Rivera, Héctor Daniel (arg) 47,48

Roberti, Olivier (b) 10

Rodrigues, Eliane (brs) 9

Rodríguez Losada, Antonio (esp) 95

Rogé, Pascal (f) 19,42

Roma, Igor (it) 76

Román, Alejandro (esp) 95

Rosar, Inge (frg) 35

Rose, Henry (pan) 78

Rose, Jerome (usa) 26

Rösel, Peter (frg) 36

Rossano, Fernando (it) 89

Rossi Vimercati, Maria Grazia (it) 56

Rubackyte, Muza (lit) 83

Rüegg, Max (ch) 17

Ruiz Bernal, Gabriel (esp) 90

Ruspoli, Fabrizio (mrc) 17,74

Ryckelynck, Hans (b) 9

Sako, Akiyoshi (jpn) 67

Salazar, Myrthala (mex) 7,32,111

Sangidor , Sajanzegzeg (Sayá) (mong) 61

Savitski, Edisher (geor) 41

Sbârciu, Maria Silvia (rum) 85

Schäfer, Michael (frg) 68

Scheps, Ilja (rus/frg) 32,95

Scherbakov, Konstantin (rus) 109

Schirmer, Markus (a) 33

Schmitz, Eberhard (frg) 31

Scott, Graham (gb) 38

Seki, Takahiro (jpn) 46

Serdar, Aleksandr (serb) 49

Shaham, Orli (isr) 5,105

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Shannon, Robert (usa) 108

Sheldon, R. Douglas (usa) 109

Shereshevskaya, Rena (rus) 22

Shibata, Ryuichi (jpn) 66

Shihor, Ory David (isr) 13

Shin, Soo-Jung (cor) 80

Shirinyan, Marianna (frg) 75

Shybayeva, Hanna (belo/hol) 27

Sigfridsson, Henri (fin) 30

Sim, Helen (cor) 3

Simonian, Stepan (rus) 31

Skelton, Logan (usa) 101

Skwara, Oliwia Danuta (pol) 40

Slutsky, Boris (usa) 102

Sollini, Marco (it) 55

Soriano, Joaquín (esp) 69

Sosi ska, Marta (pol) 12

Stanetti, orde (crt) 14

Stankeviciute, Edita (lit) 40

Starodubtsev, Evgeni (rus) 55,87

Starr, Susan (usa) 13

Steen-Nøkleberg, Einar (n) 3,75,91

Stefko, Marcel (slvk) 16

Steinberg Guzman, Delia (esp) 98

Stenzl, Hans-Peter (frg) 46

Stenzl, Volker (frg) 46

Stockhem, Michel (b) 9

Stødle, Tori (n) 76

Strabbioli, Edoardo Maria (it) 65

Straub, Eike (a) 3

Stuppner, Hubert (it) 58

Suda, Mamiko (jpn) 78

Suh, Hye-Young (cor) 22

Sulikowski, Jerzy (pol) 80

Sullivan, Gil (aus) 79

Sultanov, Namik (azer) 111

Swann, Jeffrey (usa) 105

wita a, Wojciech (pol) 13

Szczepanska, Barbara (pol) 38

Szokolay, Balázs (hun) 36

Tacchino, Gabriel (f) 84

Takacs, Peter (hun) 108,110

Takemoto, Kyoko (jpn) 66

Tang, Jin (chn) 61

Tapia, Miguel Ángel (esp) 92,93,95

Tarallo, Antonio (it) 45

Tarnopolski, Vladimir (ukr) 21

Tatarski, Andrzej (pol) 81

Tatz, Golda (isr) 109

Tawaststjerna, Erik T. (fin) 33,70,105

Tchaikovskaya, Daria (rus) 73

Tchetuev, Igor (ukr) 34

Teixeira Lopes, Álvaro (prt) 82

Telerman, Estela (arg) 4

Terrado, Purificació (esp) 99

Thiollier, François Joël (f) 51

Thiry, François (b) 8,10

Thuilleux, Jacqueline (f) 22

Tiu, Albert (phl) 77

Tkaczewski, Krystian (pol) 1

Tolomelli, Barbara (it) 58

Tom ic, Dubravka (slvn) 47

Tonia, Lina (gr) 22

Torger, Arne (sw) 35

Trabucco, Luca (it) 14

Treherne, John (gb) 39

Trendafilov, Georgi (bul) 64

Tropp, Vladimir (rus) 38

Trpceski, Simon (mace) 75

True, Carolyn (usa) 100

True, Nelita (usa) 104

Trull, Natalja (rus) 47

Turrin, Roberto (it) 47

Ueda, Katsumi (jpn) 68

Ungar, Tamas (usa) 11,80

Valente, Giovanna (it) 48

Valero Abril, Pedro (esp) 97

Valero, Pilar (esp) 97

Van der Westhuizen, Pierre (rsa) 61,83

Van Lysebeth, Arie (b) 6

Vardi, Arie (isr) 13,80,86

Vert, Philippe (f) 20

Vesmas, Tamas (rum) 85,94

Vetrinskaya, Tatiana (rus) 1

Vickers, Catherine (can) 89

Villalba, María Luisa (esp) 98

Vincenzi, Marco (it) 61,62

Vine, Carl (aus) 5

Virsaladze, Eliso (geor) 6,11,68

Vivancos i Farràs, Bernat (esp) 89

Vladar, Stefan (a) 42

Vodenitcharov, Boyan (bul) 6

Volondat, Pierre-Alain (f) 9

Volpe, Paola (it) 23

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Von Arnim, Arnulf (frg) 26

Von Bredow, Moritz (frg) 55

Von der Heydt, Martin (frg) 81

Voskresensky, Mikhail (rus) 12,42

Vujic Subotic, Aleksandar (serb) 60

Wakabayashi, Akira (jpn) 67

Walker, Timothy (gb) 5

Wang, Jia (chn) 34

Wang, Xiao-Han (chn) 13

Wang, Xin (chn) 29,87

Watzinger, Wolfgang (frg) 28

Wei, Dan-wen (chn) 13

Weilbaecher, Daniel (usa) 104

Weiss, Alan (usa) 84

Weyand, Uta (frg) 33,62

Wibaut, Frank (gb) 37

Widlund, Mats (sw) 60

Wilk, S awomir (pol) 71

Witkowski, Fabio (brs) 95

Witkowski, Gisele (brs) 95

Wladkowski, Michael (f) 20

Wojtal, Waldemar (pol) 8

Wong, Eleanor (hk) 42,77

Wright, Brian (gb) 37

Wu, Xiao (chn) 17

Wu, Ying (chn) 108

Xu, Hong (chn) 100

Yassa, Ramzi (eg) 17

Yevtich, Mira (it) 5

Yokoyama, Yukio (jpn) 67

Yoo, Yungwook (cor) 78

You, Yang (chn) 34

Zatin, Anatoly (mex) 76

Zenzipér, Arkadi (rus) 92

Zhu, Xiao-mei (chn) 17

Zi, LiYuan Xi (chn) 93

Zielinski, Stanislaw (pol/can) 17

Zilberman, Yuri (ukr) 44

ivkovic, Ninoslav (serb) 88

Zolotarev, Alexander (rus) 46,72

Zvi, Idith (isr) 2,13

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

Geor - Tbilisi

last 3 years

Isr - Rubinstein 10 months after 1 st August 2016

It - Massarosa last 2 years not any teaching relationship

It - Pozzoli

ongoing teaching

It - Scriabin

last 2 years

It - Taranto last 2 years not under any circumstances

It - Verona (Città) last 2 years

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 or accepted as stud.

USA - New York NYIPC any time nor coaching

USA - Bachauer last 5 years on a regular basis

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, current students of jury members may not

apply and neither those, who have been pupils of a jury member for at least one year during the four

years preceding the competition.

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 since 2010 and the Busoni Competition. In

2014, the Rina Sala Gallo Competition in Monza, the 2015 Hamamatsu Competition and

since 2015, the Spanish Composers competition in Las Rozas (Spain) also made this step.

In 2016, the Grieg Competition and the competitions in Sendai, Marbella, Verona and

Pozna did it as well. 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 Lázn (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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AAF Conference

In March 2018, the first international AAF Conference will be organised:

Barcelona, 19-20 March 2018

This conference will be particularly interesting for all organisers of international piano

competitions. A variety of issues and topics that organisers, participants and jury members

find challenging, will be presented.

Surveys and statistics will be prepared to shed an interesting light on specific aspects that

concern the organiser and the participant, their position and the balance of their

expectations and commitments. Naturally, the role that AAF can play in this, will also be

highlighted.

The conference will also appeal to concert organisers, who are interested to collaborate

with competition organisers in engaging outstanding performers. Likewise, piano

teachers, people from the media, representatives from piano companies and others with an

involvement in the Piano World should also be motivated to attend.

This will be a unique opportunity to meet, talk and make new contacts!

The conference will be held at the Palau de Música: wonderful Catalan Art Nouveau

architecture, registered as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. AAF is organising this in

collaboration with the Maria Canals Barcelona International Music Competition.

The dates have been specifically chosen, so that people who attend the AAF Conference

may also very well consider to stay a little longer in Barcelona and have the opportunity to

attend part of the preliminaries, the semi-finals or the finals of the Maria Canals

Competition.

More details will be duly announced on the AAF website: www.alink-argerich.org

Anyone who wishes to make any suggestions or recommend any additional topics,

participants or speakers, is kindly requested to contact AAF.

© Antoni Bofill

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Argentina | Tucumán

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Armenia | Gyumri

“RENAISSANCE” IX INTERNATIONAL CONTEST FESTIVAL

PIANO COMPETITION

Ages 18 and older (two rounds competition)

Application deadline: March 10, 2017

April 10-14, 2017 Gyumri, Armenia

Organizers

Ages 8 - 17 (one round competition)

Ministry of Culture of RA

“Pyunik” Pan-Armenian Human Resources Development Fund

Gyumri branch of Yerevan State Conservatory

''Renaissance'' international contest-festival NGO

The contest festival is held under the

high patronage of the rst

lady of Armenia Rita Sargsyan

Contest - festival office

Ankakhutyan sq. # 1

Gyumri 3101 Armenia

E-mail: renaissance2016@list.ru

Tel. (+374) 312 5 94 35

Website: www.gyumrirenaissanse.am

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Australia | Canberra

Over $40,000 in prize money

2017

Chopin

3rd Australian International Piano Competition

Location

ANU School of Music

Canberra, Australia

10 – 17 September 2017

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

Celebrating 40 years

1977 – 2017

Defining careers and nurturing new talent for 40 years.

One of the world’s most anticipated events, in one of

the world’s most attractive destinations.

NEXT COMPETITION JULY 2020 | SYDNEYPIANOCOMPETITION.COM.AU

Top Image: Andrey Gugnin, 2016 First Prize Winner. Bottom Image: Oxana Shevchenko, 2016 Fifth Prize Winner. Photo: Daniel Boyd

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Austria | Graz

10 th INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

CHAMBER MUSIC

COMPETITION

19. – 28.02.2018

GRAZ / AUSTRIA

DUO FOR VOICE AND PIANO (LIED)

TRIO FOR PIANO, VIOLIN AND VIOLONCELLO

STRING QUARTET

INFORMATION

University of Music and

Performing Arts Graz AUSTRIA

E franz.schubert@kug.ac.at

http://schubert.kug.ac.at

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

COMPOSITION 2017

Trio for Piano, Violin and Violoncello

DURATION OF THE PIECE: MAX. 15 MINUTES | AGE LIMIT: 38 YEARS | SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 28.02.2017

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Austria | Oberschützen

FIFTH

INTERNATIONAL

JENÖ TAKÁCS

PIANO COMPETITION

FOR YOUNG

PIANISTS

NOVEMBER 07-10, 2018

OBERSCHÜTZEN/BURGENLAND

AUSTRIA

CATEGORIES (A-C)

A: birth years 2006/2007/2008

B: birth years 2003/2004/2005

C: birth years 2000/2001/2002

REGISTRATION STARTS:

FEB 01, 2018

PRIZE WINNERS 2016

CATEGORY A:

1. Max WELLER (AT)

2. Martyna WALUSIAK-CYBULSKA (PL)

3. Balázs REMENYIK (H)

CATEGORY B:

2. Hsin-Yu KWAN (TW)

CATEGORY C:

1. Matyás NOVÁK (CZ)

2. Simon BÜRKI (CH)

PRIZE FOR THE BEST TAKÁCS-INTERPRETATION:

Max WELLER (AT)

www.takacscompetition.org Member of the Alink-Argerich Foundation since 2010

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Austria | Salzburg

SALZBURG

2018 & 2020

Photos: ©Christian Schneider

13 th International Mozart Competition

2 – 15 February 2018

String Quartet

14 th International Mozart Competition

2 – 12 February 2020

Piano

Voice

Violin

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

9th International

Rosario Marciano

Piano Competition

Age-groups

I

II

III

Jury

born 1987 and later Entry fee € 135.-

3 rounds, ca. 15/35/50 min.

born 1999 and later Entry fee € 105.-

2 rounds, ca. 15/30 min.

born 2005 and later Entry fee € 75.-

max. 12 min.

George Borisov Russia/USA

Imola Joó Hungary/Austria

Sung-Suk Kang South Korea/Austria

Gen Matsuyama Japan

Stephan Möller Germany/Austria

Kariné Poghosyan Armenia/USA

Pierre Réach Italy/France

Eugenie Russo USA/Austria

Ehrbar Hall,

Vienna, Austria, August 14-20, 2017

Prizes:

Monetary awards:

• € 5,500.- total

Grand Prix Rosario Marciano:

• € 1,500.-

plus a recital in Vienna

Special prizes for the best

performances of

• a work by Franz Schubert

• the compulsory piece

5 min., will be published in

January at www.pianists.at

International concert

engagements

Application deadline:

June 30, 2017

VIP Academy masterclasses & festival:

August 5-13, 2017

Detailed information:

Vienna International Pianists

Rauchfangkehrergasse 11/1/5

1150 Wien, Austria

Ph/Fax: (+43) 1 – 9294027

vipacademy@pianists.at

www.pianists.at

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Belgium | Brussels

International Competition

For Young Pianists

Merci,

Maestro!

20th-23rd April 2017

Brussels, Belgium

In the heart of Europe

Three categories till 20 years old

Applications till March 1st 2017

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Belgium | Brussels

pıano

QUEEN ELISABETH COMPETITION

04/05 → 30/05/2020

LAUREATES PIANO 2016 © BRUNO VESSIEZ

04 → 09/05/2020 First round FLAGEY

11 → 16/05/2020 Semi-final FLAGEY

25 → 30/05/2020 Final BRUSSELS CENTRE FOR FINE ARTS

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 – info@qeimc.be

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Belgium | Grez-Doiceau

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Belgium | Kraainem

C É S A R F R A N C K

I N T E R N A T I O N A L

P I A N O C O M P E T I T I O N

1 5 T H - 1 7 T H D E C E M B E R

2 0 1 7

©KIRILL BASHKIROV PHOTOGRAPHY

A P P L I C A T I O N D E A D L I N E :

2 0 T H N O V E M B E R 2 0 1 7

P R E S I D E N T 2 0 1 7 : D M I T R I B A S H K I R O V

A R T I S T I C D I R E C T O R : P H I L I P P E R A S K I N

O F F I C E @ C F I P C . C O M

W W W . C F I P C . C O M

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Belgium | Leuze-en-Hainaut

André Dumortier

ème

Concours International

VIII

Edition

Biennale de Piano de Leuze-en-Hainaut

8 - 15 septembre 2018

2016

Markiyan Popil

Grand Prix & Prix Spécial

Yeon-Min Park

ème

2 Prix

Ruben Kozin

ème

3 Prix

Concours International André Dumortier asbl

Avenue de la Résistance, 1

Tél. : (+32) 69 - 669864

E-mail : info@ciad.be

7900 Leuze-en-Hainaut (Belgique)

Fax : (+32) 69 - 665665

http://www.ciad.be

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Brazil | Rio de Janeiro

6 TH BNDES

INTERNATIONAL

PIANO COMPETITION

RIO DE JANEIRO - BRAZIL

Tribute to ARNALDO ESTRELLA and GUERRA PEIXE

November 29 th – December 9 th , 2018

Total amount of prizes BRL 340,000.00

(three hundred and forty thousand Reais), plus concerts in Brazil,

USA and Europe

Age limit 17-30 by June 5 th , 2018

Application deadline June 5 th , 2018

2016 edition winners – from left to right:

Daniel Ciobanu (1 st prize), Andreas Ioannides (3 rd prize),

Joo Hyeon Park (2 nd prize)

Information

Rua Marquesa de Santos 42 # 1702

22221-080 - Rio de Janeiro - RJ - Brazil (+55) 21 - 22257492

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Canada | Calgary

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Canada | Toronto

TORONTO INTERNATIONAL

Piano Competition

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NEXT TIPC IN 2018!

2014 First prize

Yang Liu

2014 Second prize

Rodolfo Leone

2014 Third prize

Rachel Kudo

Presenting Sponsor

Left to right: Victor Royce, President & CEO, Rolex Canada

Ltd; Rachel Kudo; Rodolfo Leone; Yang Liu; Dr. Ming-Tat

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China | Beijing

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China | Beijing

An Introduction of the 1st Beijing International

Fryderyk Chopin

Beijing International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition

for Young Pianists is a world level piano competition which

is strictly in accordance with the international rules of the

music & art competition, with the juries of top-level

pianists and piano educationists, is currently rare in China.

It is one of the most famous, most strict and most

authoritative top-level international piano competitions.

As a sister event of Poland International Chopin Piano

Competition, it is also known as the “Piano Olympics”.

The 1st Beijing International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition for Young Pianists had been successfully held in the

newly built Opera & Concert Hall of Central Conservatory of Music. The Competition was hosted by Central

Conservatory of Music; organized by Beijing 21st Century China-Poland Culture & Arts Exchange Center, Poland

Warsaw Fryderyk Chopin Institute and The Oriental Music (Beijing) Co. Ltd. Yu Feng, President of Central

Conservatory of Music was the Chair of Organizing Committee and Artistic Director. In order to assure the fairness

and authority of the competition, the juries were 11 famous pianists including Katarzyna Popowa-Zydron (Poland),

Wu Ying (China), Dag Achatz (Sweden), John O'Conor (Ireland), Dan Zhaoyi (China), Andrzej Jasiński (Poland),

Cyprien Katsaris (France), Johannes Kropfitsch (Austria), Piotr Paleczny (Poland), Mikhail Voskresenskii (Russia), Dina

Yoffe (Israel). Li Yundi was the promotion ambassador of this competition and had performed in the opening

ceremony. More than 100 participants from China, America, Russia, Poland, Australia, Korea, Lithuania and Japan etc.

had joined this competition. Through layers of selection, nearly 60 participants came to the main competition in

Beijing.

It was the first time that a Chinese piece had been listed as designated repertoire, by which the “Chinese Style”

had been introduced to the world's stage. Eight sessions of Master class had been held during the competition,

through which the piano students had a chance to listen to the masters' advice. After the highly competitive

competition, participants from China, Poland, Australia and Korea won the first 6 prizes, Adam Mickiewicz Institute

Award, President of Fryderyk Chopin University Award, the Best Performance of a Chinese Piece, the Best

Performance of a Polonaise, the Best Performance of a Mazurkas and Beijing 21st Century China-Poland Culture &

Arts Exchange Center Award.

China has a big population of Piano students. With the economic growth and development, a renaissance in

studying piano has been inspired continuously. The success of the 1st Beijing International Fryderyk Chopin Piano

Competition for Young Pianists had not only big influence in promoting of classical music and fine arts, but also

played a very positive role in cultural exchange, fusions and development between Eastern and Western countries.

With 200 years history, Chopin's music together with the humanism and patriotism it brings had already become the

heritage of the world. Today, it is settled down in China, which has 5000 years of cultural history, and will blossom

for sure. Chopin's music is not only the link of friendship between China and Poland, but also the bridge of world

civilization. We believe that with continuous development of Chopin Competition, it must become a symbol of Music

and Cultural exchange among the world and gain much more harvest and surprise.

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China | Shenzhen

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China | Zhuhai

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Croatia | Varaždin

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Croatia | Zagreb

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Czech Republic | Plzeň

33 rd SMETANA

INTERNATIONAL

PIANO COMPETITION

13 - 19 November | 2018

House of Music

Pilsen | Czech republic

First Category

Second Category

Third Category

age limit: 16 years | one round

age limit: 20 years | two rounds

age limit: 30 years | three rounds

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Competition: Pilsen | November 2020

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 Pobłocka,

Jean-Paul Sevilla, 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: 32,500 €

Next competition will be in 2019

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

Hastings

International

Musical

Festival

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England | Leeds

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England | Manchester

24 November – 1 December 2018

Graham Scott Competition Director

First prize of: £10,000

This competition will be open to pianists under the age of 30 and

will have a particular focus on the music of Scarlatti, Chopin and Debussy

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Supported by the James Mottram Bequest

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England | Newcastle

th edition

10 Pcelebrating the

YOUNG

IANIST OF THE NORTH

international competition

in partnership with Kawai and Wiener Urtext

22 – 25 November 2017, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

Last day for entries: 2 October 2017

Age: under 21, four age groups

National award-winning educational programme

Feedback sessions with the jury and masterclasses included in the entry fee

YPN-COMPETITION.ORG

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England | Windsor

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Finland | Helsinki

THE FOURTH

INTERNATIONAL

MAJ LIND

PIANO

COMPETITION

HELSINKI

Date August 18–31, 2017

Venue Helsinki Music Centre

Age Limit Pianists born in or after 1987

Prizes I 30 000 €, II 25 000 €, III 20 000 €

More information www.majlindcompetition.fi

terhi.luukkonen@uniarts.fi

(+358) 40 - 7104368

Member of the World Federation of International Music Competitions and the Alink-Argerich Foundation

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France | Lagny-sur-Marne

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France | Lyon

Lyon International Piano Competition / FRANCE

9 ème Edition - 2/3/4/5/6 juillet 2017

Président du jury 2017

Vincenzo Balzani

Svetlana Eganian, directrice artistique

Les lauréats 2016

Caterina Grewe (Allemagne)

2 ème prix

Leonel Morales-Herrero (Espagne)

1 er Prix

Dmitri Bachkirov

Président du jury 2016

Bruno Vlahek (Croatie)

3 ème Prix

Artavazd Hambaryan (Arménie)

Prix A. Scriabine

Member of the

Alink-Argerich Foundation

Informations : www.gpipl.fr

Contact : gpipl@gpipl.fr

(+33) 4 - 72091001

(+33) 6 - 33973470

1 er Prix : 5 000 €

2 ème Prix : 2 500 €

3 ème Prix : 1 500 €

Prix du Public : 1 000 €

Prix Alexandre Scriabine : 300 €

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France | Maisons-Laffitte

13 th - 20 th May

2017

Paris

Maisons-Laffitte

Anne Queffélec

Honorary President

Prize Winners 2016 :

1 st Prize Ke Ma (China),

2 nd Prize Keigo Mukawa (Japan),

3 rd Prize Ilya Kondratiev (Russia).

Levels 1 to 3 (14 th May 2017), Amateur Concert Pianist (13 th May 2017),

Advanced (13 th May 2017), Excellence (15 th and 16 th May 2017) ,

Concert Pianist (First round 17 th and 18 th , Second round 19 th and Finals 20 th May 2017).

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 | Mayenne

e

10 Concours International

Piano à Mayenne

21, 22 et 23 avril 2017

Renseignements et inscriptions :

www.concourspianomayenne.fr

conservatoire@legrandnord.fr

Contacts :

Association Forte Piano : (+33) 6-07873842

Conservatoire Ivan Bellocq : (+33) 2 - 43111973

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France | Orléans

13 TH INTERNATIONAL

PIANO COMPETITION

ORLÉANS - F R A N C E

PRIZES

120 000

EUROS

(INCLUDING CONCERT

ENGAGEMENTS

AND A CD RECORDING)

AGE LIMIT

42

8 -18 MARCH 2018

© O C I - PIC TO : A NDRE JS K IRM A - NO UN PROJEC T

COMPETITION : SALLE DE L'INSTITUT (ORLÉANS)

FINAL ROUND : THÉÂTRE D'OR L ÉAN S

L A U R E A TES' C O N CER T

THÉÂTRE DES BOUFFES DU NORD (PARIS)

A PPLICATI ON DEA DLI N E JAN 8, 2018

RULES ONLI N E F ROM DECE MBE R 2016 ON : WWW.OCI -PI ANO.COM

ORLÉANS CONCOURS INTERNATIONAL (FRANCE) TEL/FAX : (+33) 2 - 38628922

MAIL: INFO@OCI-PIANO.FR ORLÉANS CONCOURS INTERNATIONAL OCIPIANO

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France | Paris

Grand Prix Animato

Paris, Salle Cortot

16th Concours: 17 - 19 November 2018

Ages: 16 - 28

70 min. free repertoire

3 rounds - no elimination

Total amount of awards: 30,000 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), Juan Pérez Floristán (1st, 2016)

Artistic Director

Prof. Marian Rybicki

65, Quai Branly

F - 75007 PARIS

Tel.: (+33) 6-03491228

animato.paris@gmail.com

Photo: Eric Gudimar

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France | Pontoise

PIANO CAMPUS 2018

9, 10, 11 February - 17 th Edition

> Application deadline : December 15, 2017

> Registration for Piano Campus is free

> Prizes : 25 000 €

> Ages 16 - 25

www.piano-campus.com

infos@piano-campus.com

(+33) 1 - 34351853

Next edition : 2019

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France | Valence

CONCOURS INTERNATIONAL DE PIANO

TERESA LLACUNA - VILLE DE VALENCE (FRANCE)

Ciptl

13 e Concours International de Piano

Teresa Llacuna-Ville de Valence

Les 27-28-29-30 AVRIL 2017 à 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

Site Web :

www.concours-piano-llacuna.fr

Dates d’inscription :

du 1 er janvier au 1 er mars 2017

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Georgia | Borjomi

T. Amirejibi Borjomi International

Piano Competition

Georgia

THE COMPETITION WILL BE HELD IN

BORJOMI GEORGIA

FROM JUNE 22 TO JUNE 27, 2017

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Georgia | Tbilisi

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Germany | Aachen

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Germany | Aachen

MozARTè

13 th International Piano Competition

AACHEN

(former Prix AmadeO de piano)

11 th - 15 th September 2017

Further information:

www.mozarte-aachen.com

Age limit: 30 years

(born after 25-07-1987)

PRIZE

1 st prize: € 4000

2 nd prize: € 1500

Prize Winner 2013

3 rd prize: € 1000

Audience prize

Kirill Korsunenko (UKR)

Olga Stezhko (BLR)

Sona Barseghyan (ARM)

Further concert engagements

for the winners

Application deadline July 25 th , 2017

Contact:

Mozarte e.V.

Beethovenstraße 16

52064 Aachen, Germany

info@mozarte-aachen.com

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Germany | Berlin

Piano - Strings - Voice

VIDEO SELECTION

NO TRAVEL REQUIRED

WINNERS’ RECITALS

OVER $25,000 in PRIZES

- RECITALS AT CARNEGIE HALL

Piano, Strings, Voice

- RECORDING PROJECT

+ 1,000 CDS

(Distributed Worldwide)

CARNEGIE HALL

- ARTISTIC MANAGEMENT New York, USA

Deadline: June 15, 2017

(Ages: up to 35)

September 2017

ONLINE APPLICATION - DEADLINE: JUNE 15, 2017

www.manhattancompetition.com

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Germany | Bonn

LIFE IS FOR SHARING.

Young pianists wanted

Age 18 to 32

Application deadline 15 May 2017

1-9 DEC 2017

Prizes

1st prize 30,000 €

2nd prize 20,000 €

3rd prize 10,000 €

Plus 7,000 € in special prizes

President of the Jury

Pavel Gililov

Members of the Jury

Julia Albrecht, Akiko Ebi, Peter Hagmann,

Ewa Kupiec, Siegfried Mauser, Jerome Rose,

Jacques Rouvier, Lilya Zilberstein

Apply now at

www.telekom-beethoven-competition.com!

Competition

will be broadcast

worldwide

via HD live web

stream

Presented by

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Germany | Bremen

THE COMPETITION

is open to all pianists aged 16–30 from

Europe including the Commonwealth

of Independent States (CIS), Georgia,

the Ukraine, 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.

WINNERS 2016

Elizaveta Ukrainskaia Russia

Alina-Elena Bercu Romania

Sergey Tanin Russia

ORCHESTRA 2018

Bremen Philharmonic

Orchestra

JURY 2018

Konstanze Eickhorst President – Germany

Olivier Gardon France

Klaus Hellwig Germany

Elza Kolodin Poland

Evgeni Koroliov Russia

Peter Laul Russia

Florian Ludwig Germany

design: www.oblik.de

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Germany | Darmstadt

XI Darmstadt

International

Chopin Piano

Competition

6. - 16.10.2017

CHOPIN

Competition in 3 rounds

Application period: 1.4.2017 - 1.6.2017

Final round: Concerto with orchestra

and one work for piano and cello

Age limit: Born on or after 1.1.1987

Total prize money: € 30,000

CHOPIN-GESELLSCHAFT

in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland e.V.

Kasinostr. 3

D-64293 Darmstadt

www.chopin-gesellschaft.de

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Germany | Dortmund

International

SCHUBERT COMPETITION

Dortmund

Volodymyr Lavrynenko

st

1 Prize XIII. Piano Competition 2016

III. LIEDDUO COMPETITION 2018

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: IRWIN GAGE

Internationaler Schubert-Wettbewerb Dortmund e.V.

info@schubert-wettbewerb.de | www.schubert-wettbewerb.de

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Germany | Düsseldorf

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Germany | Ettlingen

Ettlingen Prizewinners 2016

16 th Ettlingen

International Competition for Young Pianists

August 4 - 12, 2018

Deadline for applications: May 4, 2018

Category A: up to 15 years

Category B: up to 20 years

Competition Office

c /o Musikschule

Pforzheimer Str. 25

76275 Ettlingen

Germany

Tel. +49 7243 101 - 448

info@pianocompetition.org

www.pianocompetition.org

Organizer

Town of Ettlingen,

Kultur- und Sportamt

Member: European Union of Music Competitions for Youth

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Germany | Frankfurt

8 th International German Piano Award 2018

April 9 - 11

Alte Oper Frankfurt

Application deadline December 2017

For further information please visit our website: www.ipf-frankfurt.com

YEKWON SUNWOO

Awardee International German Piano Award 2015

CONTACT

International Piano Forum · Wiesenau 1 · 60323 Frankfurt am Main

Phone +49 69 97176 123 · email m.maleki@ipf-frankfurt.com

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Germany | Geilenkirchen

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Germany | Hamburg

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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

Germany, Schloss Hallenburg, Schlitz

PIANALE International

ACADEMY & COMPETITION

PIANALE

Date: August 13 – 30, 2017

Pianists between 18 – 30 years

Professors:

Pietro De Maria, Justas Dvarionas, Akiko Ebi,

Yong Hi Moon, Markus Schirmer, Uta Weyand

Special guest:

Jay Gottlieb

Deadline: June 20, 2017

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: August 15 – 25, 2017

Young pianists between 14 – 17 years

Professors:

Zuzana Niederdorfer, William Fong

Awards:

Finalists 550 €

Detailed information:

www.pianale-junior.com

Tel (+49) 661 – 94250407

Fax (+49) 661 – 9426287

Mail academy@pianale.com

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Germany | Troisdorf

VI. Troisdorf International

Piano Competition

03. - 06. August 2017 · 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:

30. June 2017

Winners:

2013: Julia Rinderle

(Germany)

2014: Robert Bily

(Czech Republic)

2015: Giovanni Bertolazzi

(Italy)

2016: Yiyang Pu

(China)

JIA WANG, Artistic Director · info@ifbmat.de / www.ifbmat.de

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Germany | Würzburg

10th

International

Piano Competition J. S. Bach

11-21 March 2019

Würzburg, Germany

Artistic Directors

Inge Rosar, Kirill Monorosi

In Memoriam

Prof. Walter Blankenheim

Over 20,000 € in Prizes

Applications close December 15, 2018

Age limit: 36 (born after March 22, 1982)

In cooperation with Hochschule für Musik Würzburg

www.bach-competition.de

Find us on youtube and facebook!

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Germany | Zwickau

June 4 to 14 2020

18 th INTERNATIONAL

ROBERT

SCHUMANN

COMPETITION

PIANO | SINGING

Member of the

World Federation of

International Music Competitions, Geneva

17 th INTERNATIONAL ROBERT SCHUMANN COMPETITION 2016

Prize Winners 2016

2 nd Tomoyo Umemura (Japan)

Cheng Zhang (China)

3 rd Tiffany Poon (China)

Maiko Ami (Japan)

Special Prize Best Lied Accompanist

Fiona Pollak (Austria)

Jury Piano

Jozef de Beenhouwer, Boris Bloch,

Pavel Egorov, Konstanze Eickhorst,

Klaus Hellwig, Yves Henry,

Lucy Parham, Peter Rösel, Balász

Szokolay

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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

1 st

2 nd

3 rd

Prize 5,000 €

Prize 3,500 €

Prize 2,000 €

JURY

Cyprien Katsaris

George Konstantinidis

Jura Margulis

Uwe Matschke

Glenn Riddle

Gabriel Tacchino

Eliso Virsaladze

12 - 20 January 2017

!

Final stage with the

Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra

at the Thessaloniki Concert Hall (Megaron)

!

Engagements in Greece and abroad

!

NEXT COMPETITION

JANUARY 2019

Age limit: 32 years

Deadline for application:

December 15 th , 2018

“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

2019

7 th - 24 th October 2019

HONG KONG CITY HALL CONCERT HALL

The Fifth Hong Kong International Piano Competition will be

held at the Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall between the

7 th - 24 th October, 2019, under the organizing auspices of The

Chopin Society of Hong Kong Ltd.

A College of Jurors will include, as in past competitions,

some of the best pianists and teachers in the world.

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.

Luka Okrostsvaridze – 1st prize winner of the HKIPC 2016

Ilya Rashkovskiy – 1st prize winner of the HKIPC 2005

Jinsang Lee – 1st prize winner of the HKIPC 2008

Giuseppe Andaloro – 1st prize winner of the HKIPC 2011

The second prize will be USD 15,000 and a silver medal.

The third prize will be USD 10,000 and a bronze medal.

Further details concerning the competition including application procedures, repertoire, etc, will be

found in the website of The Chopin Society of Hong Kong Ltd, at: www.chopinsocietyhk.org

in due course.

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

PRIZE WINNERS 2016

TOMOKI SAKATA

FIRST PRIZE

15,000 EUR

SERGEY BELYAVSKIY

SECOND PRIZE

12,000 EUR

AUDIENCE AWARD

6,000 EUR

LEÓN BERNSDORF

THIRD PRIZE

9,000 EUR

NEXT

COMPETITION

2021

For more information, please visit www.musiccompetitionbudapest.com

or like the competition on Facebook at /LisztPianoCompetition

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Ireland | Dublin

DUBLIN INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION

Next Competition:

18th to 29th May, 2018

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 | Bolzano

FERRUCCIO BUSONI

INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION

61 st Competition

22 August – 01 September 2017

Finals

27 finalists playing solo recitals, chamber music, piano concerts

Online live streaming

62 nd Competition

Preliminary Selections in August 2018

Finals in August 2019

Competition rules online

from January 2018

Deadline for application:

May 2018

Bolzano

Bozen (Italy)

In the heart

of the Dolomites -

Unesco Heritage

www.concorsobusoni.it

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Italy | Brescia

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Italy | Cantù

Città di Cantù 27 th International

Piano and Orchestra Competition

30 April - 7 May 2017

Città di Cantù

Assessorato per la Cultura

ORGANIZED BY

Nuova Scuola di Musica di Cantù

Prizes

1° € 5,000

2° € 2,000

3° € 1,000

for each section

Classical/Romantic

Piano Concerto

Special prizes

€ 10,000

+ recitals and concerts

with orchestra

PRESIDENT

Cristina Molteni

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Vincenzo Balzani

PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

“Mihail Jora” of Bacau

Romania

CONDUCTOR

Ovidiu Balan

Application form

before 15 th April 2017

The competition is a member

of the Alink-Argerich Foundation

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Italy | Carsoli

st

1 prize 2016:

Dong-Wan HA (South Korea)

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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

27 November - 3 December

Pieve di Cento (BO)

For more details follow us on:

2013 - 2015 - 2017

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Italy | Cosenza

REGIONE CALABRIA

ICAMS

Istituto Calabrese

Arte Musica e Spettacolo

7

thINTERNATIONAL

PIANO COMPETITION

LUCIANO LUCIANI

Casa della Musica

Cosenza - Italy

November 2017

www.concorsoluciani.it - concorsoluciani@gmail.com - cell (+39) 393.5689744

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Italy | Finale Ligure

44 th AUGUST 29

CONCORSO MUSICALE INTERNAZIONALE

palma d'oro

INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COMPETITION

FINALE LIGURE - ITALY

SEPTEMBER 2

2017

www.concorsopalmadoro.com

CATEGORY

UNDER 35

AUGUST 29 - SEPTEMBER 2

ELIMINATORY ROUND (30 MIN)

FINAL ROUND (60 MIN)

JURY

TAKAHIRO SEKI (JAPAN) - PRESIDENT

PIOTR MACHNIK (POLAND)

LUCA RASCA (ITALY)

HANS-PETER STENZL (GERMANY)

VOLKER STENZL (GERMANY)

LUCA TRABUCCO (ITALY)

Associazione di

Cultura Musicale

PALMA D’ORO

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Italy | Gioia del Colle

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Italy | Gorizia

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Italy | Grosseto

Città di

Grosseto

Premio Internazionale

Pianistico “A. Scriabin 2017”

DICIANNOVESIMA EDIZIONE

International Piano Competition

“A. Scriabin 2017” NINETEENTh EdITIoN

Associazione Musicale Scriabin

Info: e-mail: premioscriabin@gmail.com - www.premioscriabin.it

Teatro Comunale degli Industri

GROSSETO - Italia

20-26 Febbraio 2017

2017, 20 th - 26 th February

VENTESIMA EDIZIONE: 19 - 25 febbraio 2018 / TWENTIETH EDITION 2018, 19 th - 25 th February

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Italy | Massarosa

ASSOCIAZIONE

MUSICALE “MASSAROSA”

Alink-Argerich Foundation

MISERICORDIA DI

MASSAROSA

GRAPHIC &

DIGITAL PRINT

Teatro V. Manzoni

Massarosa - Lucca (Italy)

7-10 June 2017

mobile (+39) 347 6128959

www.associazionemusicalemassarosa.eu - info@associazionemusicalemassarosa.eu

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PIANO

PIANO

PIANO

PIANO

FRIENDS

PIANO

FRIENDS

Italy | Milan

7 th international piano competition Milan (Italy)

House of Rest for Musicians “G. Verdi Foundation” Buonarroti Square

p iano

talents

30 May - 4 June

2017

12,000 euros

in scholarships

Kids Section

cat. A ages 5-6, cat. B ages 7-8,

cat. C ages 9-10

Young Section

cat. D ages 11-12, cat. E ages 13-14,

cat. F ages 15-16

Senior Section

cat. G ages 17-20, cat. H ages 21-24,

cat. I ages 25-28

Artistic Director

M° Vincenzo Balzani

President of Pianofriends Association

Prof.ssa Catia Iglesias

FRIENDS

FRIENDS

FRIENDS

PIANO

FRIENDS

PIANO

ASSOCIAZIONE PIANOFRIENDS phone no. (+39) 342 3565752

Application form on the website www.pianofriends.eu - Deadline 15/5/2017

infomail ptconcorso@pianofriends.eu

PIANO

FRIENDS

FRIENDS

pianoin

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Italy | Milan

ASSOCIATION

PIANOLOVERS

PIANO LOVERS

OVER 40

FOURTH INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION

FOR NON PROFESSIONAL PIANISTS OVER 40

OCTOBER 24/28 2017

MILAN / ITALY

FOR INFO ABOUT NEXT EDITIONS

pianoloversover40.com

info@pianoloversover40.com

SECRETARIAT

segreteria@pianoloversover40.com

(+39) 342 073 0803

(+39) 045 2370043

FOLLOW US ON FB

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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 | Sacile

International

Piano Competition

Sacile - ITALY

NEXT EVENT | May, 2018

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: March 8 th , 2018

AGE LIMIT: 32 years

PRIZES TO BE AWARDED:

32,000 euro + concert tour + recording

PROGRAM: 4 rounds

Final round with orchestra

JURY PRESIDENT:

Dubravka Tomši Srebotnjak

DESIGN / MIRKO FORT

Sacile

VENEZIA

1h

office@pianofvg.eu

www.pianofvg.eu

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Italy | Salerno

SALERNO - ITALY

ANTONIO NAPOLITANO PIANO PRIZE

15 th edition

No age limit

June 28 - 30, 2017 · Salerno, Italy

AMALFI COAST

INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION

17 th edition

Vincenzo Solimene Prize

Open to candidates born in or after 1988

June 25 - 27, 2017 · Salerno, Italy

AWARDS CEREMONY CONCERT

June 30, 2017 · Salerno, Italy

Deadline for applications: June 16, 2017

Organization

CTA SALERNO

Corso Vittorio Emanuele, 127 • 84123 Salerno, Italy

www.ctavietri.it

mail: ctasalerno@gmail.com • ctavietri@libero.it

mobile: (+39) 329 4158640

Concorso Pianistico Vietri-Salerno

Artistic director

Ersilia Frusciante, mobile (+39) 335 7508682

FIRST PRIZE WINNERS OF THE 2016 EDITION

(From left to right)

Yoomin Shin

Anna Bulkina

Member of the Alink-Argerich Foundation

Secretariat and Organizing Committee

Salerno

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Italy | San Donà di Piave

5° CONCORSO PIANISTICO

INTERNAZIONALE

“Città di San Donà di Piave”

INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION

Winners edition 2016

VASYL KOTYS

1st prize

ANNA KAVALEROVA

2nd prize

FERNANDA DAMIANO

3rd prize ex aequo

ALEXANDRA SIKORSKAYA

3rd prize ex aequo

16 - 21 Maggio 2017

San Donà di Piave (Venezia) - Italy

(San Donà di Piave is located only 25 kilometers from Venice)

Direzione artistica M° Francesca Vidal tel. (+39) 347 7983032

www.pianoconcorsosandona.jimdo.com

concorsosandona@gmail.com

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Italy | Seregno

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Italy | Seregno

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Italy | Taranto

TARANTO, ITALY • 26, 27, 28 MAY 2017

Artistic Director Marco Vincenzi

Deadline for applications: April 30th, 2017

JURY: Riccardo Risaliti (Chairman, Italy), Vovka Ashkenazy (Island), Graham Scott (Great Britain),

Akemi Alink-Yamamoto (Japan), Marco Vincenzi (Artistic director, Italy)

AWARDS

1st PRIZE Euro 4,000.00 + 12 concerts in Italy

2nd PRIZE Euro 2,000.00 3rd PRIZE Euro 1,000.00

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).

(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

www.amicidellamusicataranto.it/concorso

info: concsperanza@interfree.it - Tel. (+39) 338-8627146

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Italy | Trento

III EDITION

International Piano Competition

July 27 th • 30 th 2017

Altopiano di Pinè • Trentino • Italy

Application Deadline June 28 th 2017

Age limit 32 years

for further information please

visit our web-site

www.premiorobertomelini.it

Many Thanks to

Caritro - APT Pinè Cembra- Comune di Baselga di Pinè

Azienda per il Turismo

Altopiano di Piné e Valle di Cembra

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Italy | Val Tidone

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Italy | Varallo

33° Concorso Internazionale

Valsesia Musica 2017

Violin and Orchestra 26 th - 30 th May 2017

(deadline 5 th May)

Voice 17 th - 21 st October 2017

(deadline 27 th September)

Juniores

Competition

Piano, Strings

Chamber Music

28 th - 30 th April 2017

(deadline 3 rd April)

next

PianoCompetition

2018

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 | Vercelli

CONCORSO VIOTTI

VIOTTI INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COMPETITION

> PIANOFORTE <

OCTOBER 5 - 14, 2017

VERCELLI, ITALY

APPLICATION DEADLINE: JULY 21st, 2017

APPLICATION ONLINE: WWW.CONCORSOVIOTTI.IT

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Italy | Verona

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Italy | Verona

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Japan | Hamamatsu

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Japan | Sendai

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Japan | Takamatsu

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Japan | Tokyo

The 19th

International

Chopin Piano

Competition in ASIA

Final Stage: January, 2018 in Greater Tokyo, JAPAN

Application Deadline: October 15th, 2017

Professional Category Open to all nationalities.

Gold Prize JPY 500,000 and more

Silver Prize JPY 300,000

Bronze Prize JPY 100,000

Solo/Concerto/Amateur Categories

16 different categories for various ages & levels

Special Prize JPY 100,000 (College-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

Maison Bldg. 2F 3-32-3, Takada Toshima-ku, Tokyo, 171-0033 JAPAN

Tel: (+81) 3 - 69072474 Fax: (+81) 3 - 69072565 e-mail: education@imc-music.net

Gabriel

Kwok

and many others

* All details are subject to change.

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Japan | Tokyo

2 017

2016 Grand Prize Winner

Misora Ozaki

41st PTNA Piano Competition

for Promising Pianists

Final Round : 18th-21st August, 2017 Tokyo

Grand Prize: 1,000,000 Yen, Concerts in Japan and abroad

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)

Ryota Yamazaki (1st, Thomas & Evon Cooper, 2016)

Akihiro Sakiya (1st, Jaén, 2014)

Tomoki Sakata

(Finalist, Van Cliburn, 2013 /

1st, Liszt, 2016)

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 2017

James Anagnoson

Hortense Cartier-Bresson

Henri Sigfridsson

Past Jury

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

2016 Diane Andersen

Wolfgang Manz

Ralf Nattkemper

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.

Oji Hall

Dai-ichi Seimei Hall

Yomiuri Otemachi Hall

Toyosu Civic Center Hall

Tokyo Opera City Recital Hall

Senzoku Gakuen

Seitoku Gakuen

www.piano.or.jp/english

Schedule 2017

First Preliminary

Rounds Solo

First Round (1)

Dates: June 10 (Sat) + 11 (Sun)

Deadline: May 8 (Mon)

First Round (2)

Dates: June 24 (Sat) + 25 (Sun)

Deadline: May 22 (Mon)

First Round (3)

Dates: July 5 (Wed) + 6 (Thu)

Deadline: June 5 (Mon)

Second Preliminary

Round Solo

Dates: August 2 (Wed) + 3 (Thu)

Place: Katsushika Symphony Hills

(Tokyo)

Semi-Final Round Solo

Date: August 18 (Fri)

Place: Dai-ichi Seimei Hall (Tokyo)

Final Round Concerto

Date: August 21 (Mon)

Place: Dai-ichi Seimei Hall (Tokyo)

The Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra

Kazumasa Watanabe (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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Japan | Yokohama

Member of the

Alink-Argerich

Foundation

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Korea | Busan

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Korea | Seoul

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Korea | Tongyeong

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Latvia | Riga

6 th Riga International Competition for Young Pianists

24 th – 26 th October 2017

Application deadline:

September 30 th 2017

Open to young pianists

of all nationalities,

solo and four hands

Seven age groups

from 5 to 21 years

Teacher Seminar &

Masterclass

Special category

for non-professional

piano students

Contact:

rigapiano@gmail.com

www.rigapiano.info

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Lithuania | Vilnius

VII INTERNATIONAL

STASYS VAINIŪNAS

PIANO AND

CHAMBER ENSEMBLE

COMPETITION

2014, Vilnius, Lithuania

Next Competition

will be held

17-25 March 2018

Total prize fund

€ 20.000

www.ipmc.lt

The 2nd prize winner

Thibault Lebrun (France)

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Malta | Valletta

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Malta | Valletta

12. – 30. April 2017

Valletta, Malta

Malta International Music Festival and Competition 2017

12 – 20 April 2017

Piano Master Classes

with

world-class professors incl.

Pavel Gililov, Dmitri Bashkirov,

Yoheved Kaplinsky and others.

21 – 30 April 2017

Concerts

of internationally

acclaimed artists incl.

Grigory Sokolov, Jan Lisiecki,

Sergey Babayan and others.

21 – 28 April 2017

Piano competition

in four age groups:

Group 1: under 10 years

Group 2: 10 – 13 years

Group 3: 14 – 17 years

Group 4: 18 – 35 years

Total prize fund: 60,000 Euro

Registration and info: www.maltafest.eu

Contact:

European Foundation for Support of Culture

36, Merchants Street, Valletta, VLT 1173,

Republic of Malta.

Tel.: (+356)77727222

Email: mimf@eufsc.eu

maltafest.eu

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Mexico | Monterrey (Nuevo León)

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Morocco | Casablanca

17 th EDITION - PIANO

5 - 10 MARCH 2018, MOROCCO

APPLICATION DEADLINE, 15 TH DECEMBER 2017

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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

Kerikeri | Northland | New Zealand

next event

SEPTEMBER 2018

2016 Winner Dong-Wan Ha with Judges Eleanor Wong,

Jan Jiracek von Arnim, Albert Tiu

New Zealand

COMPETITION DATES

September 27 – 30 2018

Open to pianists of any nationality

born on or after 27 September 1990

TOTAL PRIZE POOL NZ$33,000

www.kipc.nz

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Norway | Bergen

1st

Prize

30 000

euro

The 16th International Edvard Grieg Piano Competition

September 1–8, 2018, Bergen - Norway

Edvard Grieg Museum Troldhaugen

>> Sign up at griegcompetition.com

facebook.com/griegcompetition I twitter: @griegpianocomp

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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 | 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.

In the competition can take part students of the 1 st and

the 2 nd degree music schools in Poland, as well as their

foreign counterparts (age limit: 20 years).

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

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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

25

Międzynarodowy

Konkurs Pianistyczny

im. Fryderyka Chopina

dla Dzieci i Młodzieży

International

Fryderyk Chopin

Piano Competition

for Children and Youth

Szafar nia 18 - 21 maja/M ay 2017-P oland

Deadline for application:

March 15th 2017

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

projekt & rysunek - artur.majka

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Poland | Warsaw

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Poland | Warsaw

The Fryderyk Chopin Institute presents a new series of recordings:

the Blue Series

It is an exceptional project presenting unique music

portraits of the most interesting personalities of the

International Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw

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Portugal | Porto

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Roumania | Bucharest

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Roumania | Bucharest

GEORGE ENESCU

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

1 - 23 SEPTEMBER 2018

violin | cello | piano | composition

GIVE LIFE TO YOUR DREAM

CONCURS.FESTIVALENESCU.RO

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Russia | Moscow

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San Marino

s a n m a r i n o

C O M P E T I T I O N

2004

2006

Sofya Gulyak · Russia

2008

Evgeny Brakhman · Russia

2010

Daniil Trifonov · Russia

2012

Dong Kyu Kim · Korea

2014

Lukáš Vondrácek · Czech Republic

Alexei Melnikov · Russia

2016

Łukasz Krupinski ´

· Polonia Poland

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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

Visit www.sipc2017.org for more details

Closing date for applications: 31 March 2017

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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

WPTA IPC 2016 Winners

Elisa D’Auria (Italy) - 1st Prize and Laureate, ex aequo

Andrew Yiangou (UK) - 1st Prize and Laureate, ex aequo

EunAe Lee (South Korea) - 2nd Prize

Yasuyo Segawa (Japan) - 3rd Prize

Application deadline

April 30 (annually)

Ian Jones, Artistic Director

www.wpta.info/ipc.htm

Laureates’ promotional packages

realised during

the World Piano Conference

Dorian Leljak, President

office@wpta.info

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Serbia | Novi Sad

1st Prize Winners 2016

Kevin Jansson (Ireland)

A category

Tian Yuan Li (China)

B category

Lovre Maru i (Croatia)

C category

9th

INTERNATIONAL

ISIDOR BAJI

PIANO MEMORIAL

COMPETITION

December 1 - 7, 2018

Application Deadline:

October 1, 2018

Njego eva 9 21000 Novi Sad Serbia

email: office@pianomemorial.rs

www.pianomemorial.rs

Artistic Director

Dorian Leljak

Executive Director

Radmila Rakin-Martinovi

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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 May 31, 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 Triantaffylidi - 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

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

65 MCB 2019

22/03-03/04/

2019

Deadline for application

20/12/2018

Age limit

18-30, 01/01/2019

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

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Spain | Campillos

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Spain | Ferrol

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Spain | Granada

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Spain | Jaén

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

18

th

INTERNATIONAL

PIANO COMPETITION

“Joaquín Rodrigo“

Concert Hall

Las Rozas (Madrid)

“SPANISH COMPOSERS”

Edition: Juan Manuel Ruiz

th th

4 - 11 November 2017

Application deadline:

2 nd October 2017

Prizes 2016. Culture Councilwoman and Founders

INFORMATION: Phones: (+34) 91 - 6302129 - (+34) 609 03 00 56

E-mail:cipce@cipce.org • http://www.cipce.org

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Spain | Leganés

LEGANÉS

PIANO

INTERNATIONAL PIANO

FESTIVAL AND COMPETITION

Ciudad de Leganés (Madrid)

18th - 23th April 2017

• Infantile A category: ages 10 and under.

• Infantile B category: ages 11-13.

• Juvenile category: ages 14-16.

• Young artist category: ages 17-19.

• Senior category: ages 20-35.

www.leganespiano.com • info@leganespiano.com

Phones: (+34) 91 630 21 29 • (+34) 609 03 00 56 • (+34) 659 47 77 34

ESCUELA - CONSERVATORIO PROFESIONAL

Manuel Rodríguez Sales

Leganés

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Spain | Lleida

RICARD VIÑES

INTERNATIONAL

PIANO COMPETITION

Lleida, Catalonia (Spain)

A NEW CHALLENGE

2017

29th June to 2nd July

1st RICARD VIÑES PIANO KIDS

AND YOUTH

Open to young and talented hopefuls of all

nationalities born in the year 2000 or later

Three categories

cricardvines@paeria.cat

2018

www.auditorienricgranados.cat/cricardvines/en

25th to 30th June

23rd RICARD VIÑES

INTERNATIONAL PIANO

COMPETITION

Open to pianists of all nationalities aged 18 to 32

Final round accompanied by the Orquestra

Simfònica del Vallès OSV – Sabadell

(Barcelona). 1st Prize € 12,000

M. Carme Grasa

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Spain | Madrid

delia

steinberg

36th INTERNATIONAL

PIANO COMPETITION

April 24th – 29th , 2017

Madrid – Spain

Open to all nationalities

Application deadline: March 1st, 2017

Eligibility: pianists aged between 18 to 30 years

by the time of the competition.

Member of the

Alink-Argerich

Foundation

INFORMATION:

International Piano Competition

Delia Steinberg

C/Pizarro nº 19, Bajo-derecha

E- 28004 Madrid, España

Tel.: (+34) 91 - 522 87 30

www.concursopianodeliasteinberg.org

www.concursopianodeliasteinberg.org

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Spain | Marbella

SEPTEMBER 2017 – Piano Category

Marbella (Spain)

-2 Age categories

-Renowned international jury announces votes directly

after each performance

-Attractive cash prizes

-Special Prizes

-Recitals offered to all prizewinners

-Beautiful, unique location

Winners 2016:

1 st Prize: Yilan Zhao (China)

2 nd Prize: Alexandra Gracheva (Russia)

3 rd Prize: Dong-Wan Ha (South Korea)

www.arthurrubinsteininstitute.com

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Spain | Murcia

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Spain | Palma de Mallorca

In partnership with Celda de

Frédéric Chopin y George Sand,

Cartuja de Valldemossa

DATE - AUGUST 3 - 6, 2017

PLACE - PALMA DE MALLORCA, SPAIN

AGE - PIANISTS BORN IN OR FROM 1997

PRIZES - OVER €2000, CD RECORDINGS, SCHOLARSHIPS &

CONCERT TOURS

PAST WINNER - 2016 CHANG MA (CHINA)

DEADLINE - 25 APRIL, 2017

INFO - WWW.CHOPINCOMPETITIONVALLDEMOSSA.COM

Founders: Oscar Caravaca & Man Minnie Ho

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Spain | Santander

JULY 25 – AUGUST 5, 2018

Applications due November 13, 2017

www.santanderpianocompetition.com

Now booking 2015 winners. Contact concurso@albeniz.com

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Switzerland | Bern

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Switzerland | Geneva

73 e CONCOURS DE GENÈVE

INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COMPETITION

DISPLAYING A LONG TRADITION

OF PIANO LAUREATES SINCE 1939.

ARTURO BENEDETTI-MICHELANGELI, MARTHA ARGERICH,

NELSON GOERNER, LOUIS SCHWIZGEBEL, JI-YEONG MUN…

DESIGN : THEWORKSHOP.CH — PHOTO ©ANNE-LAURE LECHAT — JI-YEONG MUN, 1 ST PRIZE PIANO 2014

NEXT PIANO COMPETITION - NOVEMBER 2018

CONCOURSGENEVE.CH

Partenaire principal

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Switzerland | Vevey

XXVII e

CONCOURS

INTERNATIONAL

DE PIANO

CLARA HASKIL

VEVEY - SWITZERLAND

Dates: 17 th -25 th August 2017

Age limit: born after 31 December 1989

Application deadline: 28 th April 2017

Jury members:

Christian Zacharias, President

Catherine d’Argoubet

Konstanze Eickhorst

Elza Kolodin

Anne Queffélec

Antonio Moral

Marc Pantillon

Prize winners

1965_Christoph Eschenbach

1967_Dinorah Varsi

1973_Richard Goode

1975_Michel Dalberto

1977_Evgeni Korolyov

1979_Cynthia Raim

1981_Konstanze Eickhorst

1985_Natasa Veljkovic

1987_Hiroko Sakagami

1989_Gustavo Romero

1991_Steven Osborne

1993_Till Fellner

1995_Mihaela Ursuleasa

1997_Delphine Bardin

1999_Finghin Collins

2001_Martin Helmchen

2005_Sunwook Kim

2007_Hisako Kawamura

2009_Adam Laloum

2011_Cheng Zhang

2013_Cristian Budu

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Turkey | Istanbul

3 rd International

P i a n o

Competition

Istanbul

13-19 November 2017

N o t re D ame d e S i o n H igh S chool

C umh u r i y e t C a d d e s i 127 H a r biy e 34373 İsta n b u l

T e l : ( +90) 212 - 2191697 www .nds .k12.tr

h t tp://pi a n o c o mpetit ionos . nds .k12.t r

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Ukraine | Odessa

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U.S.A.| Albuquerque (New Mexico)

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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. | Dallas (Texas)

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U.S.A. | Fairbanks (Alaska)

May 19-31, 2018

Fairbanks, Alaska, USA

For pianists 32 and under

Over $70,000 in prizes

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U.S.A. | Fort Worth (Texas)

FIFTEEN T H

VA N CL IBUR N

INT E R N AT I O N A L

P I A N O

COMPE T I T ION

MAY 25–JUNE 10, 2017

FORT WORTH, TEXAS USA

LEO NAR D SLATKIN, JU RY CHAIR MAN

MEMBERS OF THE JURY: ARNALDO COHEN (BRAZIL), 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

ATTEND IN PERSON OR WATCH ENTIRE COMPETITION ONLINE

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. | Hilton Head (South Carolina)

The HHIPC will be moving to a three-year

rotation beginning with the

HILTON HEAD INTERNATIONAL PIANO

COMPETITION’S INAUGURAL FESTIVAL

March 8-12, 2018.

2019

MARCH 11-18, 2019 • PIANISTS 18-30

Finals with the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra

$34,000 cash prizes, performance opportunities

WINNER ALSO RECEIVES:

Recital at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall

CD recording on the Steinway & Sons Label

Return engagement with the

Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra

HHIPC.ORG | PIANOCOMP@HHIPC.ORG | (+1) 843 - 842.5880

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U.S.A. | Miami Beach (Florida)

Master

Miami Beach, FL USA

May 4 - 10, 2017

www.masterpianocompetition.com

Deadline to Apply

Jan. 31, 2017

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U.S.A. | Milwaukee (Wisconsin)

NORTH AMERICAN 2018 BIENNIAL

PIANO COMPETITION AND

MUSIC FESTIVAL

10 SEMIFINALISTS • $25,000 IN PRIZES

PianoArts Fellowships • Concert Engagements • Scholarship Award

For pianists, ages 16 – 20, who live or study in North America

June 2018, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Application Deadline: February 9, 2018

DVD Preliminary Round Submission: February 23, 2018

Finalists perform

complete concertos

with the

Carmen Knoll, first place prize

winner, performing with MSO

at the Finals & Awards Concert

Photo: Woodrow Leung

Repertory requirements, schedule, and full details at www.PianoArts.org

Sue Medford, Founder Andrews Sill, Music Director Info@PianoArts.org

2018_ad.indd 1

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U.S.A. | New Orleans (Louisiana)

First Prize: second Prize: third Prize:

FIRST P RIZE : S ECOND P RIZE : THIRD P RIZE :

NOIPC-2017 (AA) ad.indd 1

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U.S.A. | New York (New York)

The 9 th NYIPC

New York International

Piano Competition

1st Prize $10,000

2nd Prize $6,000

3rd Prize $3,000

4th Prize $2,000

FOR FURTHER

INFORMATION

CONTACT:

June 17–22, 2018

New York City

Ages 16–21

• No elimination of any contestant

throughout the Competition

• Open to pianists of all nationalities

• Prizes and Awards totaling $50,000

• Concert and Recital Appearances

• Seminars and Master Classes

THE STECHER AND HOROWITZ FOUNDATION

119 West 57th Street, Suite 1401

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

Tel: (+1) 212 - 581-8380

Fax: (+1) 212 - 581-4186

info@stecherandhorowitz.org

www.stecherandhorowitz.org

Facebook.com/NYIPC

Ensemble Prizes

$6,000

Best

performance of

commissioned work

$1,500

$1,000

Finalist Award

to each of

the remaining

contestants

STEINWAY & SONS, Official Piano

The Competition Egg by Theo Fabergé

Created for The New York International Piano Competition

Application Deadline:

December 4, 2017

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U.S.A. | New York (New York)

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U.S.A. | New York (New York)

Symphon

Orchestra

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U.S.A. | New York (New York)

INTERNATIONAL

MUSIC COMPETITION

Piano - Strings - Voice

VIDEO SELECTION

NO TRAVEL REQUIRED

WINNERS’ RECITALS

OVER $25,000 in PRIZES

- RECITALS AT CARNEGIE HALL

Piano, Strings, Voice

- RECORDING PROJECT

+ 1,000 CDS

(Distributed Worldwide)

CARNEGIE HALL

- ARTISTIC MANAGEMENT New York, USA

Deadline: June 15, 2017

(Ages: up to 35)

September 2017

ONLINE APPLICATION - DEADLINE: JUNE 15, 2017

www.manhattancompetition.com

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U.S.A. | New York (New York)

October, 2017

New York City, New York

who pursue the musical ideals espoused by Rosalyn Tureck.

Please check

www.tureckbachcompetition.com

regularly for updates.

Follow us on Facebook:

Tureck International Bach Competition

Golda Vainberg-Tatz, Director

P.O. Box: 237099, New York, NY 10023

TureckBach@gmail.com - (+1) 212 - 8736087

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U.S.A. | Oberlin (Ohio)

COOPER

COMPETITION

AT OBERLIN

Violin 2017

Piano 2018

Violin 2019

FOR MUSICIANS AGES 13 TO 18

• $40,000 in cash prizes—

including a $20,000 First Prize—

and full-tuition scholarships to

attend Oberlin Conservatory

• Finals with The Cleveland Orchestra

at Severance Hall

APPLICATIONS DUE: May 1, 2017

FINALS: July 21, 2017

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. Travel assistance is

available for international participants.

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 16-25, 2017

Trianon Theatre

18ANNUAL

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 $20,000 in Prizes

Supported in part by a grant from the City of San Jose

and funded in part by a grant from Silicon Valley Creates.

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 9th Bösendorfer

{ ages 19-32 }

International Piano Competition

The 9th Yamaha International Piano Competition for Young Pianists

{ Senior Competition: ages 16-18 } { Junior Competition: ages 13-15 }

January 6-13, 2019

Tempe, Arizona, USA

Dr. Baruch Meir

President and Artistic Director

pianocompetition.asu.edu

h

Ninhth

Eighth

Eighth

Awards include more than $50,000 in cash prizes, medals, solo and concerto

performances at internationally renowned venues in Europe and the U.S.

Applications must be received by November 5, 2018

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lasses Master Clas

Master Classes

Piano Academies

Festivals

cademies Piano Academ

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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Piano Academies Piano Academies Piano Academies P

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Master Class / Piano Academy

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Master Class / Piano Academy

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