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AAF catalogue 2018

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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

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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

Climate change is affecting our entire planet and will be felt by

all of us, even though short-sighted people are obstinately

trying to deny it. While some politicians keep themselves busy

inventing rules to make life more difficult, others are making

great efforts in their attempts to save the world.

It is vital that we preserve nature and stop destroying trees

which are truly monumental and so incredibly meaningful. The

environment, forests and oceans are shared habitats which we

may only enter with great respect. And yes, if people care to

listen, music also plays an important role. It brings harmony to

our lives and more peace to society. It would be good if

politicians could balance their priorities differently and have

more attention for culture.

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 181, making the current edition more comprehensive than ever before.

In 2017, 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 72-73. AAF also provided support for two of the AAF Award winners, assisting

them in their travels and performance opportunities. Further arrangements are being made.

(see the report and photos on pages 74-75)

In May 2017, the 61 st General Assembly of the World Federation of International Music

Competitions voted in Montreal in favour of an Associate membership for AAF. As we all

care about the contestants at music competitions, it will be a pleasure to share our

experiences and ideas. I am looking forward to a fruitful collaboration!

An important item is transparency. When young musicians apply for a competition, they

are entitled to know which procedures are followed. The results of preselections are not

always understood. Naturally, one expects a certain degree of fairness. Rules regarding

students of jury members also require extra attention (see pages 87-89). Very interesting

will be the new competition in Salzburg (February 2019), where three different jury

panels will listen to the same group of contestants and might come to different results.

Each participant will thus have multiple chances of winning a prize.

In March 2018, the first AAF Conference will be held! Many organisers of international

piano competitions from all over the world have already confirmed to be present. It is a

great pleasure for AAF to facilitate this unique gathering in Barcelona, where they can

meet and talk about matters that are important for their events and for the contestants (see

also pages 90-91). I am confident that we can arrive at some useful conclusions!

Gustav Alink

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Table of contents

Page nrs.

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

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

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

Reflection on 2017 ............................................................................................................. 6

Preview 2018 ..................................................................................................................... 7

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

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

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

Addresses .................................................................................................................... 14-36

Application deadlines 2018 ........................................................................................ 37-38

Calendars ......................................................................................................................... 39

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

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

2020 .......................................................................................................................... 45-48

Age limits ........................................................................................................................ 49

Competitions/categories for Junior pianists ................................................................ 50-53

Confused ? ....................................................................................................................... 54

Selection procedures ........................................................................................................ 55

Various rounds ................................................................................................................. 56

Performance times ...................................................................................................... 57-61

Performance times at Youth competitions .................................................................... 62

Chamber Music .......................................................................................................... 63-64

Concerto Repertoire ......................................................................................................... 65

Mozart Concertos .................................................................................................... 66-67

Piano Concertos ....................................................................................................... 68-71

AAF Receptions ......................................................................................................... 72-73

AAF Award ................................................................................................................ 74-75

Travel and accommodation ......................................................................................... 76-77

Practicing facilities .......................................................................................................... 78

Jury members .............................................................................................................. 79-86

Jury Rules & Recommendations ................................................................................ 87-89

AAF Conference ......................................................................................................... 90-91

AAF Conference - Location ............................................................................................. 92

Competition pages 93

Argentina ...................................................................................................................... 94

Australia ....................................................................................................................... 95

Austria ................................................................................................................... 96-101

Belgium ............................................................................................................... 102-106

Canada ................................................................................................................. 107-109

China ................................................................................................................... 110-113

Croatia ................................................................................................................. 114-116

Czech Rep. ........................................................................................................... 117-118

Denmark ..................................................................................................................... 119

England ................................................................................................................ 120-125

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Finland ........................................................................................................................ 126

France .................................................................................................................. 127-138

Georgia ....................................................................................................................... 139

Germany .............................................................................................................. 140-159

Greece ......................................................................................................................... 160

Hong Kong .......................................................................................................... 161-162

Hungary ............................................................................................................... 163-164

Ireland ......................................................................................................................... 165

Israel ........................................................................................................................... 166

Italy ...................................................................................................................... 167-195

Japan .................................................................................................................... 196-201

Korea ................................................................................................................... 202-203

Latvia .......................................................................................................................... 204

Lithuania ..................................................................................................................... 205

Mexico ........................................................................................................................ 206

Monaco ....................................................................................................................... 207

Morocco ............................................................................................................... 208-209

Netherlands .......................................................................................................... 210-211

New Zealand ............................................................................................................... 212

Norway ................................................................................................................ 213-214

Panama ....................................................................................................................... 215

Poland .................................................................................................................. 216-222

Portugal ...................................................................................................................... 223

Reunion Island ............................................................................................................ 224

Roumania ............................................................................................................. 225-226

Russia ......................................................................................................................... 227

Scotland ...................................................................................................................... 228

Serbia ................................................................................................................... 229-230

Slovak Rep. ................................................................................................................. 231

South Africa ................................................................................................................ 232

Spain .................................................................................................................... 233-245

Switzerland .......................................................................................................... 246-249

Turkey ........................................................................................................................ 250

Ukraine ................................................................................................................ 251-252

U.S.A. .................................................................................................................. 253-269

Vietnam ...................................................................................................................... 270

Your own notes/remarks ................................................................................................ 271

Master classes and Academies 272

Italy ............................................................................................................................. 273

Japan ........................................................................................................................... 274

Serbia .......................................................................................................................... 275

U.S.A. ......................................................................................................................... 276

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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 335 international piano

competitions (for solo pianists) took place*.

Interestingly, after 2002, the amount of competitions decreased and lingered around 300

for many years. An explanation for this could be a certain level of saturation and also the

effect of the economical crisis. However, in 2017, a large amount of new competitions

emerged (more about this on page 6) and the number suddenly jumped to a record of 340

international piano competitions taking place within that same year.

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 between

800 and 900 international piano competitions worldwide.

Even more prize winners

With some 340 competitions being held within a year, one might think that there are also

340 first prize winners. 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 with 26 different 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 managed to take part in 16 international competitions

within that year. The total number of applications was 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 2018. 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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2017

Several important competitions took place in 2017.

The Van Cliburn Competition was won by Korean pianist Yekwon Sunwoo, who had

already collected seven other first prizes at international competitions, among which the

William Kapell (2012), Sendai, the Vendome Prize and the International German Piano

Award in Frankfurt, and in 2010 he had been finalist at the Queen Elisabeth Competition.

The Audience Award at the Cliburn went to the only female finalist: Rachel Cheung from

Hong Kong. Her great musical talent had already been acknowledged 14 years earlier at

the Horowitz Competition in Kiev. In 2009 she had been finalist in Leeds. After the

Cliburn, she won another award in Paris. The first prize of the Arthur Rubinstein

Competition went to the young Polish pianist Szymon Nehring (22), who had also been in

the finals of the 2015 Chopin Competition in Warsaw. Alexander Ullman from England

triumphed at the Liszt Competition in Utrecht. He had already won the Liszt Competition

in Budapest in 2011. Second prize winner of the 2016 Budapest Liszt Competition, Sergey

Belyavskiy, received the Press Prize in Utrecht.

May and August/September were the busiest months, in terms of piano competitions:

parallel to the Cliburn, the Beethoven Competition was held in Vienna. They were

preceded by the international piano competition in Montreal which overlapped with the

Rubinstein. In August, pianists travelled to Vevey (Switzerland) for the Clara Haskil

Competition, while others went to Helsinki (Maj Lind Competition), Munich (ARD) or

Bolzano. The Busoni Competition finished with the victory of Ivan Krpan (Croatia, 20),

who thus continued the long row of successes by former winners of the competition for

young pianists in Ettlingen.

There was much more in 2017: the Top of the World Competition in Tromsø was won by

Dmitry Shishkin. At the Verbier Festival, people could attend the competition for the

Vendome Prize (former laureates Boris Giltburg, Denis Kozhukin and Yekwon Sunwoo,

but no winner this time, in spite of an excellent field of participants). No first prize either

in Tbilisi. In China, two major competitions were held: in Shenzhen (Concerto

Competition) and in Zhuhai (Mozart Competition). In Bonn, Alberto Ferro took first prize

and the Audience Prize at the Telekom Beethoven Competition.

Hundreds of young aspiring pianists had applied for all these competitions and had gone

through the preselection process, which sometimes included live auditions. Several

brandnew competitions emerged, such as the ones in St. Priest (France), Vigo (Spain),

Orbetello (Italy), Kiev (Ukraine), the Transylvanian Competition in Braşov (Roumania)

and the Shigeru Kawai Competition in Japan. The Naumburg Competition was also for

piano again in 2017. The organizers of the Malta International Music Festival came up

with new competitions across Europe and in China and Japan, offering high prize money.

It affected other competitions, some of which could not attract as many contestants as

before. Incidentally, a competition was even cancelled due to insufficient applicants.

Competitions can bring great musicians together, not only participants and jury members:

famous violinist Kyung Wha Chung came to Germany and attended the award ceremony

and prize winners’ concert of the Chopin Competition in Darmstadt!

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2018

The year 2018 already starts with a big event: the new International Music Competition in

Harbin (China). It is open for pianists, violinists and singers, offers very high prize money

and has impressive juries for each group. 32 pianists have been selected to take part.

In March, the ClaviCologne Competition in Aachen (Germany) will serve as the last of 11

competitions, specially appointed by the organizers of the Malta International Music

Festival, to produce five winners who may go to the main event in Malta (April), where

altogether 70 pianists (5x11 plus 15 from those who applied separately) are expected to

compete for extravagant high prize money (100,000 Euro first prize).

In collaboration with the Maria Canals Competition, the first AAF Conference will be

held in Barcelona, bringing together many organizers of international piano competitions

from all over the world.

Until April, live auditions will take place for the competitions in New York (NYCA),

Fairbanks (Alaska), Salt Lake City (Bachauer), Leeds, Calgary (Honens) and Santander.

In April, the 60 th international competition for the Premio Jaén (Spain) will be held. At

this special anniversary, the repertoire includes Chamber Music, for which a substantial

extra prize has been installed. In February, Chamber Music is also the focus of the

competition in Graz (Austria) and at this year’s ARD Competition in Munich (September).

In France, two new competitions will be launched: “Les Étoiles du Piano” in Roubaix

(April) and the International Competition of Music in Paris (July). In May, 24 pianists

may travel to Alaska to take part in the International Piano-e-Competition. Many other

pianists will meet at the competition in Dublin. In June, the Gina Bachauer International

Artists Competition will offer a US$ 50,000 first prize.

In July, the 20 th Santa Cecilia Competition in Porto will be held. A few days later, the

Paloma O’Shea Santander Int’l Piano Competition starts with 20 selected pianists. In

September, three major competitions are taking place at almost the same time: the Honens

in Calgary, the Grieg Competition in Bergen (Norway) and Leeds, immediately followed

by the Enescu Competition in Bucharest. Those, who want to hear something different,

may enjoy the very first Chopin Competition on Period Instruments in Warsaw.

In October, the Monte-Carlo Piano Masters Competition will be held again, open only to

the finalists of other competitions, and where one main prize can be won. In Monza

(Italy), Vladimir Ashkenazy will chair the jury of the Rina Sala Gallo Competition.

In November, the Hamamatsu Competition will be an important event for many pianists.

It is a great pity that the competition in Rio de Janeiro has been cancelled.

During the year, young pianists will have many opportunities again to be awarded, at the

competitions in Szafarnia, Kiev, Milwaukee, Cleveland, New York, Windsor, Oberlin and

Ettlingen, to mention just a few places.

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Trends and new initiatives

Prizes and Awards

It is amazing to see how much the prize money has increased over the years. Some time

ago, a first prize of US$ 10,000 was very impressive. Of course, today it is still a

considerable amount. Competition organizers (and participants) can be happy if such an

amount can be offered. But in general, the prize money has gone up. Already in 2005, the

Cleveland Competition made headlines by announcing a US$ 50,000 first prize! The

Cliburn and Bachauer Competitions followed and also the competitions in Seoul and

Harbin are at this level, but meanwhile, Cleveland went up again, to US$ 75,000. Other

competitions did not want to stay behind, and now, there are quite a few, where the first

prize is 20,000 Euro or even 30,000 Euro. At the Honens Competition in Calgary, a first

prize of CAD 100,000 is offered plus an Artist Development Program valued by the

organizers at a half million Canadian Dollars. Back in 1993, Ivo Pogorelić launched a

competition in Pasadena, where the first prize was US$ 100,000. (And then, the jury

announced even two winners! Both received US$ 75,000.) Now, in 2018, the Malta Int’l

Music Festival-Competition has come up with 200,000 Euro total prize money.

More rounds & final participation more restricted

It is interesting to see the variety of repertoire requirements at competitions. For many

years, the standard structure of an international piano competition has been two solo

rounds followed by a finals with orchestra. In 2002, Paul Pollei introduced a triple first

round at the Bachauer Competition and free repertoire. More than 500 pianists applied!

Upon his suggestion, several other competitions scheduled a double first round. Now, it is

not unusual when an international competition consists of four rounds, sometimes even

more. Recently, the Chopin Competition in Darmstadt, PTNA (Tokyo), Cantù (Italy) and

the Bach Competition in Würzburg announced an extra round.

With all the preliminary selection and audition rounds, it has become another trend for

major competitions to reduce the number of contestants very strongly for the final event:

only 10 pianists may compete in Calgary (Honens), 14 in Utrecht (Liszt), 20 in Santander,

24 in Leeds. (In 1984, there were 93 contestants in Leeds.)

Webcasts

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

quality has improved significantly. In 2017, many could watch the live streaming from the

Cliburn, the Rubinstein, Beethoven, Barcelona, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, the Clara Haskil,

Vendome and Busoni Competitions, to mention only a few. This attracted altogether

millions of viewers and thus fulfills 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. An invaluable documentation and great

promotion of the competition and the participants! It can be a recommendation for other

competitions to do this as well.

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AAF member competitions

(as of December 2017)

member since

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

Australia Sydney Sydney Int’l Piano Competition of Australia 2015

Austria Graz Béla Bartók Int’l Piano Competition 2017

Oberschützen Int’l Jenö Takács Competition for Young Pianists 2010

Salzburg ¹ International Mozart Competition 2009

Salzburg ² Juries in Competition Int’l Piano Competition 2017

Vienna Int’l Rosario Marciano Piano Competition 2009

Belgium Brussels ¹ Queen Elisabeth International Music Competition 2004

Brussels ² Merci, Maestro! International Piano Competition 2015

Grez-Doiceau Rencontres Internationales des Jeunes Pianistes 2016

Kraainem César Franck International Piano Competition 2013

Leuze-en-Hainaut Concours International André Dumortier 2009

Canada Calgary Honens Piano Competition & Festival 2010

Montreal Concours Musical International de Montréal 2010

Toronto Toronto International Piano Competition 2013

China Harbin International Music Competition Harbin 2017

Shenzhen China Shenzhen Int’l Piano Concerto Competition 2006

Shuzou Jinji Lake International Piano Competition 2017

Zhuhai Int’l Mozart Competition for Young Musicians 2014

Croatia Varaždin Int’l Piano Competition Memorijal Jurica Murai 2016

Zagreb ¹ Int’l Competition Young Virtuoso 2010

Zagreb ² Svetislav Stan i International Piano Competition 2017

Czech Rep. Hradec Králové/Prague Ant. Petrof Int’l Piano Competition 2017

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

Worthing Sussex International Piano Competition 2009

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 ¹ Grand Prix Animato

2002

Paris ² International Competition of Music in Paris 2017

Pontoise Piano Campus – Journées Européennes de Piano 2004

Roubaix Int’l Piano Competition Les Etoiles du Piano 2017

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St. Priest St. Priest International Piano Competition 2017

Valence Concours International de Piano Teresa Llacuna 2012

Vanves Concours International de Musique Jean Françaix 2017

Georgia Tbilisi Tbilisi International Piano Competition 2007

Germany Aachen ¹ MozARTè Int’l Piano Competition Aachen 2006

Aachen ² ClaviCologne NRW Int’l Piano Competition 2014

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

Düsseldorf ¹ Robert Schumann Competition for Young Pianists 2015

Düsseldorf ² International Anton Rubinstein Competition 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

Meiningen Internationaler Klavierwettbewerb Hans von Bülow 2013

Munich ARD International Music Competition 2008

Schlitz PIANALE Int’l Piano Academy and Competition 2012

Troisdorf Troisdorf International Piano Competition 2013

Weimar International Franz Liszt Piano Competition 2005

Wernigerode Neue Sterne International Piano Competition 2009

Würzburg International Piano Competition J.S. Bach 2008

Zwickau International Robert Schumann Competition 2011

Greece Thessaloniki Giorgos Thymis International Piano Competition 2012

Hong Kong Hong Kong ¹ Hong Kong International Piano Competition 2004

Hong Kong ² Hong Kong Int’l Piano Open - Liszt Memorial 2017

Hungary Budapest ¹ International Music Competition 2015

Budapest ² Chopin International Piano Competition 2009

Ireland Dublin Dublin International Piano Competition 2004

Israel Tel Aviv Arthur Rubinstein Int’l Piano Master Competition 2005

Italy Abano Terme Fausto Zadra International Piano Competition 2017

Bolzano F. Busoni International Piano Competition 2009

Brescia Brescia Classica International Piano Competition 2016

Cantù International Piano and Orchestra Competition 2006

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 ¹ International Competition Piano Talents 2011

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

Monza Rina Sala Gallo International Piano Competition 2005

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Naples Int’l Piano Competition The Neapolitan Masters 2017

Orbetello Orbetello International Piano Competition 2017

Osimo Nuova Coppa Pianisti International Competition 2015

Rome International Piano Competition Roma - Chopin 2010

Sacile FVG International Piano Competition 2012

San Benedetto del Tronto Int’l Piano Competition La Palma d’Oro 2017

San Donà di Piave International Piano Competition 2014

Seregno ¹ Concorso Pianistico Internazionale Ettore Pozzoli 2004

Seregno ² Concorso Pianistico Internazionale Pozzolino 2013

Taranto Int’l Piano Competition Arcangelo Speranza 2006

Trento Roberto Melini Award Int’l Piano Competition 2016

Val Tidone Val Tidone 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

Japan Hamamatsu Hamamatsu International Piano Competition 2001

Sendai Sendai International Music Competition 2006

Takamatsu Takamatsu International Piano Competition 2008

Tokyo ¹ PTNA Piano Competition for Promising Pianists 2001

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

Tokyo ³ Shigeru Kawai International Piano Competition 2016

Korea Busan Kyungsung Int’l Piano Academy and Competition 2014

Seoul Gawon Int’l Piano Competition - Gawon Award 2013

Latvia Riga Int’l Competition for Young Pianists 2014

Lithuania Vilnius Stasys Vainiunas International Piano and

Chamber Ensemble Competition 2011

Mexico Monterrey Concurso Internacional de Piano Parnassós 2003

Monaco Monte-Carlo Monte-Carlo Music Masters Competition 2004

Morocco Casablanca Morocco Philh. Orchestra Int’l Music Competition 2010

Rabat

Concours International de Piano

Son Altesse Royale La Princesse Lalla Meryem 2011

Netherlands Enschede Int’l Piano Competition for Young Musicians 2002

Utrecht International Franz Liszt Piano Competition 2001

New Zealand Kerikeri Kerikeri International Piano Competition 2015

Norway Bergen Edvard Grieg International Piano Competition 2004

Tromsø Top of the World Int’l Piano Competition 2008

Panama Panama International Piano Competition Panama City 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 Int’l Subcarpathian Chopin Piano Competition 2015

Szafarnia International F. Chopin Piano Competition

for Children and Youth

2013

Warsaw ¹ Chopin Int’l Piano Competition (2018: period instr.) 2004

Warsaw ² International Cochran Piano Competition 2015

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Portugal Porto Santa Cecilia International Piano Competition 2014

Reunion Isl. La Réunion Int’l Piano Island Festival & Piano Competition 2017

Roumania Brasov Transylvanian International Piano Competition 2017

Bucharest International Competition George Enescu 2006

Russia Moscow Vladimir Krainev Moscow Int’l Piano Competition 2016

Scotland Glasgow Scottish International Piano Competition 2012

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

Novi Sad ² WPTA International Piano Competition 2012

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

South Africa Pretoria UNISA International Music Competitions 2010

Spain Barcelona Concours International Maria Canals de Barcelone 2007

Campillos Campillos International Piano Competition 2007

Ferrol Concurso Internacional de Piano 2011

Granada International Piano Competition María Herrero 2011

Jaén Concurso International de Piano Premio Jaén 2004

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

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

Vigo Vigo International Piano Competition 2017

Switzerland Bern Prix du Piano "Interlaken Classics" 2016

Couvet Concours Int’l Jeunes Interprètes au Val de Travers 2017

Genève Concours de Genève

2007

Vevey Concours Clara Haskil

2016

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

Ukraine Kiev Kyiv International Piano Competition 2017

Odessa Int’l Piano Competition in memory of Emil Gilels 2009

USA Albuquerque Olga Kern International Piano Competition 2015

Cleveland Cleveland International Piano Competition 2007

Dallas Dallas International Piano Competition 2014

Fort Worth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition 2007

Hilton Head Hilton Head International Piano Competition 2005

Los Angeles Los Angeles Int’l Piano Competition 2017

Milwaukee PianoArts North Amer. Biennial Piano Comp. 2009

Minneapolis International e-Piano Junior Competition 2004

New Orleans New Orleans Int’l Piano Competition 2008

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

New York ² Manhattan International Music Competition 2015

New York ³

New York Concert Artists (NYCA)

Worldwide Debut Audition 2014

New York 4 New York Piano Festival & Competition NYPF 2016

New York 5 George Gershwin International Music Competition 2017

Oberlin Thomas & Evon Cooper Int’l Competition 2006

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

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

Vietnam Ho Chi Minh Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) Int’l Piano Competition 2017

Other organisations, academies and events, affiliated with AAF

Austria Graz Kunst Universität Graz (KUG) 2013

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

Japan Tokyo Showa Piano Art Academy

2014

Serbia Novi Sad World Piano Conference

2017

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, Cleveland, 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, sometimes in different languages.

Disclaimer

Worldwide, between 800 and 900 international piano competitions exist. AAF

monitors most of them and has extensive documentation about them.

This catalogue focuses on the 181 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

e-mail: prensa@enteculturaltucuman.gov.ar

Tucumán ~ Argentina

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 (1) http://schubert.kug.ac.at

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

Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Graz e-mail: franz.schubert@kug.ac.at

Leonhardstr. 15

A-8010 Graz ~ Austria

AUSTRIA – Graz (2) www.belabartok.at

International Béla Bartók Piano Competition Tel.: (+43) 316 - 711250-6175

Johann-Joseph-Fux-Konservatorium Fax: (+43) 316 - 711250-6177

Entenplatz

1B

e-mail: office@belabartok.at

A-8020 Graz ~ Austria bartokcompetition@stmk.gv.at

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: petra.unger@kug.ac.at

A-7432 Oberschützen ~ Austria office@takacscompetition.org

AUSTRIA – Salzburg (1)

www.uni-mozarteum.at/mozartwettbewerb

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

Universität Mozarteum Salzburg Tel.: (+43) 662 - 6198-0, 6198-2202

Mirabellplatz 1 Fax: (+43) 662 - 6198-3033

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

AUSTRIA – Salzburg (2)

www.uni-mozarteum.at/en/kunst/jic

"Juries in Competition" Int’l Piano Competition Tel. (mobile:) (+43) 676-88122301

Universität Mozarteum Salzburg

e-mail: threecompetitions@moz.ac.at

Mirabellplatz 1

A-5020 Salzburg ~ Austria

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AUSTRIA – Vienna www.pianists.at

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

Vienna International Pianists

e-mail: vipacademy@pianists.at

Rauchfangkehrergasse 11/1/5

A-1150 Vienna ~ Austria

BELGIUM – Brussels (1) www.qeimc.be

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

Rue

aux Laines, 20

e-mail: info@qeimc.be

B-1000 Brussels ~ Belgium

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

E PTA 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

G C De Lijsterbes

(+32) 465-408339, (+32) 477-488255

Lijsterbessenbomenlaan 6 (+43) 699-17210063

B-1950 Kraainem ~ Belgium e-mail: office@cfipc.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

CANADA – Calgary

www.honens.com

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

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

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

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

e-mail:

info@honens.com

CANADA – Montreal

www.concoursmontreal.ca

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

305, avenue du Mont-Royal Est (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

Toronto (Ontario) ~ Canada M1B 5Z5

CHINA – Harbin www.imchrb.com

Harbin International Music Competition Tel.: (+86) 451 - 58597653

Room 519, Harbin Conservatory of Music Fax: (+86) 451 - 58597603

3179 Xuezi Str eet

e-mail: info@imchrb.com

Songbei District, Harbin 150028 ~ 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 – Suzhou www.suzhousso.com/WebPage/JinjiLakePianoFestivalEN

Jinji Lake International Piano Competition Tel.: (+86) 512 - 62899881

Suzhou Symphony Orchestra

e-mail: piano@suzhousso.com

1 Guanfeng Street, SIP office@suzhousso.com

Suzhou, Jiangsu Province ~ 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 Office

Sekretariate für Tasteninstrumente II und Streicher III

Universität Mozarteum Salzburg

e-mail: ZHMOZART@moz.ac.at

Mirabellplatz 1

A-5020 Salzburg ~ Austria

CROATIA – Varaždin

www.natjecanje.hr

International Piano Competition “Memorijal Jurica Murai” Tel.: (+385) 42 - 213123

+ Murai Grand Prix Fax: (+385) 42 - 213715

Glazbena škola u Varaždinu

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

Kapucinski trg 8

glazbena-skola@vz.t-com.hr

HR-42000 Varaždin ~ Croatia

CROATIA – Zagreb (1)

www.svetislavstancic.com.hr

Svetislav Stan i International Piano Competition Tel.: (+385) 91 - 5650091

EPTA Croatia

Fax: (+385) 1 - 3755042

Trg

maršala Tita 12

e-mail: stancic@epta-croatia.hr

HR-10000 Zagreb ~ Croatia

ida.gamulin7@gmail.com

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CROATIA – Zagreb (2)

International Competition Young Virtuoso

Glazbena škola Pavla Markovca

Trg žrtava fašizma 9

HR-10000 Zagreb ~ Croatia

CZECH Rep. – Hradec Králové / Prague

Ant. Petrof International Piano Competition

PETROF, spol. s.r.o.

Na Brn 1955

CZ-50006 Hradec Králové ~ Czech Rep.

www.mladivirtuozi.org

www.glazbena-skola-pavla-markovca.hr

Tel.: (+385) 1 - 4552590

Fax: (+385) 1 - 4552858

e-mail: mladivirtuozi@gmail.com

pavla.markovca@zg.t-com.hr

www.competition.antpetrof.com

Tel. (mobile:) (+420) 728-896891

(+420) 724-008756

Fax: (+420) 495 - 712573

e-mail: competition@antpetrof.com

CZECH Rep. – Plze

www.piano-competition.com

Smetana International Piano Competition Tel.: (+420) 608-620991

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

Festival Office

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

169B Woodhouse Lane

Leeds LS2 9JT ~ England

ENGLAND – Manchester www.rncm.ac.uk/jmipc

RNCM James Mottram International Piano Competition Tel.: (+44) 161 - 9075271

Royal Northern College of Music

e-mail: harriet.lane@rncm.ac.uk

Harriet Lane - Festivals Coordinator

124 Oxford Road

Manchester M13 9RD ~ England

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ENGLAND – Newcastle upon Tyne

www.ypn-competition.org

Young Pianist of the North International Competition Tel.: (+44) 74740 - 97281

Brunswick Place

e-mail: info@ypn-competition.org

Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7BJ ~ England

(NB: for the postal address contact the competition by e-mail or phone, if needed)

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

ENGLAND – Worthing

www.sussexipc.co.uk

Sussex International Piano Competition Tel.: (mobile:) (+44) 78-99074357

The Administrator (NB: for emergency only, until 5 May 2018)

30

Guildford Road

e-mail: tjc4sipc2018@gmail.com

Worthing, West Sussex

England BN14 7LL

FINLAND – Helsinki

www.majlindcompetition.fi

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

Sibelius Academy - University of the Arts Helsinki e-mail: majlind@uniarts.fi

P.O. Box 38

terhi.luukkonen@uniarts.fi

FI-00097 Uniarts ~ Finland

FRANCE – Lagny-sur-Marne

www.lagnypianocompetition.com

Concours International de Piano Lagny-sur-Marne www.concourspianolagny.com

Hôtel de Ville Tel.: (+33) 9-50017989

F-77400 Lagny-sur-Marne ~ France e-mail: concourspianolagny@gmail.com

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

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FRANCE – Orléans www.oci-piano.fr

Concours International de Piano d’Orléans

www.oci-piano.com

Orléans Concours International

Tel.: (+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.gicmp.fr

International Competition of Music in Paris

www.icmparis.fr

29, rue Jules Massenet

Tel.: (+33) 4 - 72091001

F-69320 Feyzin ~ France

(mobile:) (+33) 6-33973470

e-mail:

svetlanaeganian@hotmail.com

FRANCE – Pontoise

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

B.P. 30012 Pontoise

Tel.: (+33) 1 - 34351853

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

FRANCE – Roubaix www.etoilesdupiano.fr

Concours International de Piano des Hauts-de-France "Les Etoiles du Piano"

106, rue du Courant Tel.: (mobile:) (+33) 6-08745513

F-59830 Cysoing ~ France

e-mail:

(+32) 468-203448

p.bougamont@etoilesdupiano.fr

a cvandermolen1@gmail.com

FRANCE – Saint Priest www.ipc.stpriest.fr

Concours International de Piano Saint-Priest e-mail: ipc.stpriest@gmail.com

Théo Argence Theater

Place Ferdinand Buisson

F-69800 St. Priest

~ France

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

FRANCE – Vanves

www.concoursinternational-jeanfrancaix.org

International Piano Competition "Jean Françaix" Tel.: (+33) 1 - 46383483

Association Musici Artis Paris

Fax: (+33) 1 - 46383483

5,

rue Auguste Comte

e-mail: concours.jf@wanadoo.fr

F-92170 Vanves ~ France

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GEORGIA – Tbilisi www.tbilisipiano.org.ge

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

The Georgian Music Competitions Fund

(+995) 32 - 2922447

The V. Sarajishvili Tbilisi State Conservatoire Grand 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 Tel.: (mobile:) (+49) 157-33103748

MozArte e.V. / Matthias Hauschild

e-mail: info@mozarte-aachen.com

Elsassstrasse 82

D-52068 Aachen ~ Germany

GERMANY – Aachen (2)

www.clavicologne-nrw.com

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

Darmstadt International Chopin Piano Competition Tel.: (+49) 6155 - 7952606

Chopin-Gesellschaft in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland e.V. (+49) 6151 - 311428

Literaturhaus Darmstadt

(mobile:) (+49) 152-28670334

Kasinostr.

3

e-mail: office@chopin-gesellschaft.de

D-64293 Darmstadt ~ 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

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GERMANY – Düsseldorf (2)

www.rubinstein-akademie.de

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

Anton Rubinstein Interna tionale Musikakademie

Flinger

Strasse 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 - 7953482-200, -201

International Piano Forum Frankfurt Fax: (+49) 69 - 7953482-157

Wiesenau 1

e-mail: info@ipf-frankfurt.com

D-60323 Frankfurt am Main ~ Germany m.maleki@ipf-frankfurt.com

GERMANY – Geilenkirchen

Euregio Piano Award Int’l Piano Competition

Künstlervermittlung Koltun

Laufenstrasse 42

D-52156 Monschau ~ Germany

www.euregiopianoaward.com

e-mail: info@euregiopianoaward.com

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

GERMANY – Meiningen

www.buelow-wettbewerb-meiningen.de

Internationaler Klavierwettbewerb Hans von Bülow

Internationale Hans von Bülow Gesellschaft e.V. Tel. (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

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GERMANY – Troisdorf

Troisdorf International Piano Competition

Internationale freie Brahms Musikakademie UG

Römerstrasse 61

D-53840 Troisdorf ~ Germany

www.ifbmat.de

e-mail: info@ifbmat.de

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

Platz der Demokratie 2/3

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

D-99423 Weimar ~ Germany liszt-junior-wettbewerb@hfm-weimar.de

GERMANY – Wernigerode

www.neue-sterne-wernigerode.de

Neue Sterne International Piano Competition Tel.: (+49) 3943 - 654418

Amt für Schule, Kultur und Sport - Sachgebiet Kultur (mobile:) (+49) 174-1518052

Neues Rathaus

Fax: (+49) 3943 - 6547418

Schlachthofstrasse

6

e-mail: neuesterne@wernigerode.de

D-38855 Wernigerode ~ Germany

GERMANY – Würzburg

www.bach-competition.de

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

Prof.

Inge Rosar

e-mail: info@bach-competition.de

Höhenweg 197

kirill.monorosi@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

GREECE – Thessaloniki www.thymiscompetition.gr

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

33 Platonos Str.

(+30) 2310 - 257920 (Mon-Thu, 10-14)

GR-54631 Thessaloniki ~ Greece

e-mail: info@thymiscompetition.gr

HONG KONG (1) 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

HONG KONG (2) www.liszt-ipoc.org

"Liszt Memorial Prizes" Hong Kong International Piano Open Competition

Hong Kong International Musician Association Tel.: (+852) 56126664

P.O. Box 90276

Tsim Sha Tsui Post Office, Kowloon, Hong Kong

(+852) 53469961

e-mail: info@hk-ima.com

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HUNGARY – Budapest (1)

www.musiccompetitionbudapest.com

International Music Competition Budapest

www.filharmonia.hu

Philharmonia Hungary Concert Agency Tel.: (+36) 1 - 3024961

Páva

u. 10-12

e-mail: competition@filharmonia.hu

H-1094 Budapest ~ Hungary

HUNGARY – Budapest (2)

www.chopin-budapest.hu

International Chopin Piano Competition Budapest Tel.: (+36) 1 - 2536640

Ferenczy György Alapítvány

Fax: (+36) 1 - 2536640

Naygszékes

u. 8

e-mail: competition@chopin-budapest.hu

H-1172 Budapest ~ Hungary

IRELAND – Dublin www.dipc.ie

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

P.O.

Box 71, 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.

e-mail: competition@arims.org.il

Tel Aviv, IL-6407510 ~ Israel

ITALY – Abano Terme

http://zadrapianocompetition.com

International Piano Competition "Fausto Zadra" Tel.: (+39) 041 - 411847

CLAMAT – Club Amici della Musica di Abano Terme (mobile:) (+39) 349-0754872

Via

Garibaldi, 48

e-mail: zadracompetition@libero.it

I-30031 Dolo (VE) ~ Italy

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

Brescia Classica

Via

Gasparo da Salò, 13

I-25122 Brescia ~ Italy

ITALY – Cantù

International Piano and Orchestra Competition

"Citta di Cantù"

Nuova Scuola di Musica di Cantù

Via

Pontida, 5

I-22063 Cantù (CO) ~ Italy

www.bresciaclassica.it

Tel. (mobile:) (+39) 392-3005991

e-mail: info@bresciaclassica.it

www.cantupianocompetition.com

www.scuoladimusica.it

Tel. (mobile:) (+39) 335-7041043

Fax: (+39) 031 - 706418

e-mail: info@scuoladimusica.it

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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

C. Alvaro 16/B

e-mail: concorsoluciani@gmail.com

I-87030 Rende (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 Pianistico 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:

concorsopalmadoro@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 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 - 452544

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

Via

Etiopia, 25

e-mail: premioscriabin@gmail.com

I-58100 Grosseto ~ Italy antoniodicristofano@gmail.com

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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 – Monza

www.concorsosalagallo.it

International Piano Competition "Rina Sala Gallo"

Associazione Musicale Monza Tel. (mobile:) (+39) 334-7389372

Via

Frisi, 23

e-mail: info@concorsosalagallo.it

I-20900 Monza (MB) ~ Italy

ITALY – Naples

www.neapolitanmasterscompetition.com

The Neapolitan Masters International Piano Competition

Luciano Ruotolo – Art. Dir. Tel. (mobile:) (+39) 340-2399453

II Viale Melina, n. 10

e-mail: info@neapolitanmasterscompetition.com

I-80055 Portici (Napoli) ~ Italy

ITALY – Orbetello

www.orbetellopianocompetition.com

Orbetello International Piano Competition Tel. (mobile:) (+39) 347-0485648

c/o Giuliano Adorno

e-mail: info@orbetellopianocompetition.com

Via Maremmana, 37

I-58010 Orbetello ~ Italy

ITALY – Osimo

www.nuovacoppapianisti.com

Nuova Coppa Pianisti Int’l Piano Competition Tel.: (+39) 071 - 7231706

Associazione Musicale “Polo Music” Fax: (+39) 071 - 7231706

Via Enzo Tortora, 12

e-mail: info@polomusicmanagement.com

I-60027 Osimo (AN) ~ Italy upr.nuovacoppapianisti@gmail.com

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

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ITALY – Rome

www.chopinroma.it

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

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

Via Pierfranco Bonetti, 88/90 (int. E 11-13)

e-mail: info@chopinroma.it

I-00128 Roma ~ Italy

ITALY – Sacile www.pianofvg.eu

Piano | FVG International Piano Competition Tel.: (mobile:) (+39) 392-3293266

Associazione

Piano FVG

e-mail: info@pianofvg.eu

Viale S. Giorgio, 2

office@pianofvg.eu

I-33081 Aviano (PN) ~ Italy competition@pianofvg.eu

ITALY – San Benedetto del Tronto

www.palmaoro.it

Premio Pianistico Internazionale "La Palma d’Oro" Tel. (mobile:) (+39) 348-6520772

Associazione Musicale "Sulle Note" (+39) 348-3442958, 333-7832878

Via

Nicolò Paganini, 15

e-mail: info@palmaoro.it

I-63047 San Benedetto del Tronto (AP) ~ Italy direzione@palmaoro.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 - 263541

Concorso Pianistico Internazionale "Il Pozzolino" e-mail: staff@concorsopozzoli.it

Piazza Martiri della Libertà, 2

I-20831 Seregno (MB) ~ Italy

ITALY – Taranto

www.amicidellamusicataranto.it/concorso

International Piano Competition '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@premiorobertomelini.it

Piazza Silvio Pellico, 6

costaantonella@virgilio.it

I-38122 Trento ~ Italy info@distrattamusa.it

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ITALY – Val Tidone

www.valtidone-competitions.com

Val Tidone International Music Competitions Tel. (mobile:) (+39) 339-7778369

“Premio Silvio Bengalli”

e-mail:

livio.bollani@gmail.com

Fondazione Val Tidone Musica

info@valtidone-competitions.com

Viale Resistenza, 2

I-29010 Sarmato (PC) ~ Italy

ITALY – Varallo www.valsesiamusica.com

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

Associazione Culturale Valsesia Musica

e-mail: info@valsesiamusica.com

Corso Roma, 35 - C.P. 40

I-13019 Varallo (VC) ~ Italy

ITALY – 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

www.concorsopianisticoverona.com

Concorso Internazionale Pianistico "Città di Verona" (mobile:) (+39) 345-9742797

Associazione Musicale Liszt 2011 e-mail: info@concorsopianisticoverona.com

Via del Perlar, 4/a

secretary@concorsopianisticoverona.com

I-37024 Negrar (Verona) ~ Italy

JAPAN – Hamamatsu www.hipic.jp

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

111-1 Itayamachi, Naka-ku

Fax: (+81) 53 - 4511123

Hamamatsu, Shizuoka 430-7790 ~ Japan

e-mail: info@hipic.jp

JAPAN – Sendai www.simc.jp

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

3-27-5, Asahigaoka, Aoba-ku

Fax: (+81) 22 - 7271873

Sendai

City 981-0904 ~ Japan

e-mail: info@simc.jp

JAPAN – Takamatsu www.tipc.jp

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

3F, 4-12 Kameicho

Fax: (+81) 87 - 8125584

Takamatsu,

Kagawa 760-0050 ~ Japan

e-mail: info@tipc.jp

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

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JAPAN – Tokyo (2)

www.chopin-asia.com

International Chopin Piano Competition in Asia Tel.: (+81) 3 - 69072474

Maison bldg.

Fax: (+81) 3 - 69072565

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

Tokyo 171-0033 ~ Japan

JAPAN – Tokyo (3)

www.skipc.jp

Shigeru Kawai International Piano Competition Tel.: (+81) 3 - 34071738

5-1 Jingumae

Fax: (+81) 3 - 34092598

Shibuya-ku

e-mail: skipc@kawai.co.jp

Tokyo 150-0001 ~ Japan

KOREA – Busan

www.kipa.ks.ac.kr

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

Kyungsung University - College of Arts - School of Music 51 - 6635361

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

Busan 608-736 ~ South Korea

(+82) 10-85455982

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

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 - 2496171

Pl Nat knygynas

5 - 2506116

Totori 20

e-mail: info@ipmc.lt

LT-01121 Vilnius ~ Lithuania

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

parnassos.a.c@gmail.com

MONACO – Monte-Carlo

www.montecarlomusicmasters.com

Monte-Carlo Music Masters Competition Tel. (mobile:) (+33) 6-74826280

Fournier

Productions

e-mail: c.fournier@sallegaveau.com

Salle Gaveau

45, rue la Boëtie

F-75008 Paris ~ France

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MOROCCO – Casablanca

www.opmcompetition.ma

Concours Int'l de Musique de l’Orchestre Philharmonique du Maroc

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

8, Mikhail Nouaima

Fax: (+212) 522 - 473147

20000

Casablanca ~ Morocco

e-mail: contact@opm.ma

MOROCCO – Rabat

www.concours-lalla-meryem.ma

Concours International de Piano Son Altesse Royale La Princesse Lalla Meryem

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

Avenue Mohammed VI

Fax: (+212) 537 - 752241

6,

rue Beni Bouayache

e-mail: amitiesmusicales@yahoo.fr

10100 Souissi Rabat ~ Morocco concours.lalla.meryem@gmail.com

The NETHERLANDS – Enschede

www.pianocompetition.com

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

Gronausestraat 142

Fax: (+31) 53 - 4344540

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

The NETHERLANDS – Utrecht www.liszt.nl

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

Liszt

Competition Foundation

e-mail: info@liszt.nl

P.O. Box 494

NL-3500 AL Utrecht ~ The Netherlands

NEW ZEALAND – Kerikeri www.kipc.org.nz

Kerikeri International Piano Competition

e-mail: info@kipc.org.nz

P.O. Box 269

chair@kipc.org.nz

Kaikohe 0440 ~ New Zealand

events@kipc.org.nz

NORWAY – Bergen

www.griegcompetition.com

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

Edvard Grieg Museum, Troldhaugen

e-mail: info@griegcompetition.com

Troldhaugveien 65

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

PH Costa del Mar, 9A – Marbella (Bella Vista) e-mail: concurso.panama@gmail.com

Panamá ~ Rep. of Panamá

concursointer.panama@gmail.com

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POLAND – Bydgoszcz

www.paderewskicompetition.pl

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

ul. Ks. Piotra Skargi 7

Fax: (+48) 52 - 3270291

PL-85-018 Bydgoszcz ~ Poland

e-mail: info@paderewskicompetition.pl

POLAND – 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, 3600088

ul. Wojewódzka 12

PL-25-536 Kielce ~ Poland

Fax: (+48) 41 - 3682625

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

B iuro 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 Tel.: (+48) 17 - 7482990

Wojciech Kilar Music School Complex No 2 (mobile:) (+48) 508-269407

Sobieskiego str. 15

Fax: (+48) 17 - 7482996

PL-35-002 Rzeszów ~ Poland

e-mail: konkurs@zsm2.resman.pl

sekretariat@zsm2.resman.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.iccpi.pl

Int’l Chopin Competition on Period Instruments

www.chopin.nifc.pl

Fryderyk Chopin Institute

Tel.: (+48) 22 - 4416100, 4416162

ul. Tamka 43

Fax: (+48) 22 - 4416113

PL-00-355

Warszawa ~ Poland

e-mail: iccpi@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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REUNION Island

www.pianoislandfestival.com

International Piano Island Festival and Competition Tel.: (+262) 2077214

11, rue de la Guyane

(Singapore:) (+65) 97677599

F-97490 La Réunion ~ France e-mail: pianoislandfestival@gmail.com

ROUMANIA – Bra ov

www.tipnoc.com

Transylvanian International Piano Competition Tel. (mobile:) (+43) 660-5626385

Asociatia

Culturala Visio-Musica

e-mail: office@tipnoc.com

Str. Trotu 14

500123 Bra ov ~ Roumania

ROUMANIA – Bucharest

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

RUSSIA – Moscow

www.krainevcompetition.com

Vladimir Krainev Moscow Int’l Piano Competition Tel.: (+7) 495 - 7300973

Moscow International Performing Arts Center (+7) 495 - 7304359

Kosmodamianskaya Emb., 52-8

e-mail: info@krainevcompetition.com

Moscow 115054 ~ Russia

SCOTLAND – Glasgow

www.scottishinternationalpianocompetition.com

Scottish International Piano Competition Tel.: (+44) 7814989155

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland - Ian Mills, Administrator e-mail: sipc@rcs.ac.uk

100 Renfrew Street

Glasgow G2 3DB ~ Scotland

SERBIA – Novi Sad (1)

www.pianomemorial.rs

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

Njegoševa 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

wptaipc@gmail.com, wptawpc@gmail.com

SLOVAK Rep. – Bratislava www.filharmonia.sk

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

Slovak Philharmonic - Attn. Prof. Markéta Štefková Fax: (+421) 2 - 20475256

Medená

3

e-mail: marketa.stefkova@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

Unisa Music Foundation

(+27) 12 - 429-3311, -3344

University of South Africa

e-mail: joubeae@unisa.ac.za

P O Box 392, UNISA

0003 Pretoria ~ South Africa

SPAIN – Barcelona www.mariacanals.org

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

C/

Palau de la Música, 4-6

e-mail: info@mariacanals.org

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

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.mhpianocompetition.com

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

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

C/ Pizarro, 19-bajo derecha e-mail: info@concursopianodeliasteinberg.org

E-28004 Madrid ~ Spain

SPAIN – Marbella

www.arthurrubinsteininstitute.com

Marbella International Music Competition Tel. (mobile): (+34) 6-25771641

A rthur 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 – 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

SPAIN – Vigo www.vigopianocompetition.com

Concurso Internacional de Piano "Cidade de Vigo" Tel. (mobile:) (+34) 6-51109095

Asociación de Música Clásica de Galicia (AMCG)

Carretera provincial numero 58, 1A e-mail: info@vigopianocompetition.com

E-36204 Vigo ~ Spain

SWITZERLAND – Bern

Prix du Piano Bern

Interlaken Classics

Postfach 162

CH-3800 Bern ~ Switzerland

www.interlaken-classics.ch

Tel.: (+41) 33 - 8212115

Fax: (+41) 33 - 8212116

e-mail: info@interlaken-classics.ch

SWITZERLAND – Couvet

www.concours-musique.com

Concours International pour Jeunes Interprètes au Val de Travers

L’association «Les Interprètes de Demain» Tel.: (mobile:) (+41) 79-7582863

Rue Jehanne-de-Hochberg 1

e-mail: info@concours-musique.com

CH-2000 Neuchâtel ~ Switzerland

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SWITZERLAND – Geneva

Concours de Genève

Bd. de Saint-Georges 34

CP 268

CH-1211 Genève 8 ~ Switzerland

www.concoursgeneve.ch

Tel.: (+41) 22 - 3286208

Fax: (+41) 22 - 3284366

e-mail: music@concoursgeneve.ch

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 ~ 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 – Kiev

www.firstinternationalpiano.com

First International Piano Competition Kyiv Tel.: (mobile:) (+380) 63-8026973

Kiev

~ Ukraine

e-mail: fipckiev@gmail.com

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. – Cleveland

www.clevelandpiano.org

Cleveland International Piano Competition Tel.: (+1) 216 - 7075397

20600 Chagrin Blvd, Suite 1110

Fax: (+1) 216 - 7070224

Shaker Heights, OH 44122 ~ U.S.A.

e-mail: info@clevelandpiano.org

pvanderw@clevelandpiano.org

U.S.A. – Dallas

www.DallasIPC.org

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

Dallas

Chamber Symphony

e-mail: contact@dallasipc.org

P.O. Box 795548

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

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U.S.A. – Fort Worth

w ww.cliburn.org

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

The

Van Cliburn Foundation

e-mail: sdoan@cliburn.org

201 Main Street, Suite 100 jmarquis@cliburn.org

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

U.S.A. – Hilton Head

w ww.hhipc.org

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

2 Park Lane, Suite 300/301

Fax: (+1) 843 - 842-2032

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

e-mail: pianocomp@hhipc.org

U.S.A. – Los Angeles

w ww.laipc.org

Los Angeles International Piano Competition Tel.: (+1) 909 - 6290015, 5959600

P.O.

Box 637

e-mail: info@laipc.org

Walnut, CA 91788 ~ U.S.A.

info@layoungmusician.org

U.S.A. – Milwaukee

www.PianoArts.org

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

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

Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53211 ~ U.S.A.

U.S.A. – Minneapolis

www.piano-e-competition.com

e-Piano Junior 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. – New Orleans

w ww.masno.org

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

P.O.

Box 750698

e-mail: director@masno.org

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

U.S.A. – New York (1)

w ww.stecherandhorowitz.org

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 10019-2400 ~ U.S.A.

U.S.A. – New York (2)

w ww.newyorkconcertartists.com

W orldwide Debut Audition

Tel.: (+1) 646 - 5491062

New York Concert Artists & Associates (NYCA) (+1) 509 - 9955546

101 West End Avenue, 16G e-mail: info@newyorkconcertartists.com

New York, NY 10023 ~ U.S.A.

coordinator@newyorkconcertartists.com

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U.S.A. – New York (3)

Manhattan International Music Competition

Manhattan Concert Artists

576 Fifth Avenue, 9th Floor, #903

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

www.manhattancomp

etition.com

e-mail: info@musicmanhattan.com

U.S.A. – New York (4)

w ww.newyorkpianofestival.co m

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

247

Wadsworth Avenue 4D

(+1) 917 - 4548271

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

e-mail: nypf@newyorkpianofestival.com

U.S.A. – New York (5)

www.gershwincomp

etition.org

George Gershwin International Music Competition Tel.: (+1) 347 - 9152510

P .O. Box 225

917 - 9721176, 917 - 5359362

New York, NY 11590 ~ U.S.A.

e-mail: globe333@hotmail.com

U.S.A. – New York (6)

w ww.ikif.org

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

J ulie Kedersha - Festival Director

Fax: (+1) 212 - 6652446

229 West 97 th Street,

Suite 1B

e-mail:

info@ikif.org

New York, NY 10025 ~ 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

w ww.bachauer.com

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

138

W. Broadway, Suite 220

e-mail: info@bachauer.com

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

U.S.A. – Tempe

www.pianocompetition.music.asu.edu

Bösendorfer & Yamaha USASU Int'l Piano Competitions

Arizona State University

www.pianocompetition.asu.edu

School of Music - Box 0405

Tel.: (+1) 480 - 965-8740

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

e-mail: pianocompetition@asu.edu

VIETNAM – Ho Chi Minh

www.hcmcpianocompetition.com

Ho Chi Minh City International Piano Competition Tel.: (+84) 28 - 38246985

HCMC Conservatory of Music

e-mail: register@hcmcons.vn

112, Nguyen Du street

Ben Thanh ward, District 1

Ho Chí Minh City ~ Vietnam

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Application deadlines in 2018

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N.B. Competition organisers sometimes decide to extend the application deadline, hoping

for more pianists to apply. This is then usually announced at the last moment, so it is

advisable to double-check the websites. Naturally, one should never count on this and

always try to apply well on time. The organisers will appreciate it.

At some competitions, a second deadline is set (and even mentioned in the rules). Pianists

who apply after the first deadline, are required to pay an additional “late application fee”

(or “late processing fee”). The dates may also be different for applying online or by post.

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Competition

calendars

On the next pages, competition calendars are given for the years 2018, 2019 and 2020.

ext pages, Application competition deadlines calendars and age are limits given for contestants the years 2015, have 2016 been and added. 2017. The age limits refer

ion deadlines to the main and competition age limits for the contestants highest category. have been In a added. few cases, The age there limits is a main division for

the main pianists competition aged between or the 18 highest and 32, category. for example, In a few and other cases, categories, there is a main which younger, but

for pianists also older aged pianists between may 18 take and 32 part. (for In example) these cases, and “all other ages” categories, has been in written which in the calendar.

but also older pianists may take part. In these cases, “all ages” has been written

endar.

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

+Y: indicates an additional category (categories) with even lower age limits. In these cases,

the number of age categories has also been stated;

ates a special focus on (very) young pianists (see the special pages for juniors)

- these competitions with a special focus on junior pianists have been singled out and

ates an additional

grouped together

category

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competitions - sometimes, with a the special competition focus on is junior part of pianists a festival. have If been participation singled out in the andentire festival (or

ped together master on pages classes) 44-46, is not where mandatory, the age the limits dates for of all the the competition different categories are stated;

be seen - more a few clearly; competitions suddenly change their dates. Every effort has been made to have

n a competition the information is also open in for these other calendars instruments, as correct the dates as possible and age at limits the time mostly of printing;

r to the ~: piano whenever section a (or tilde piano (‘~’) duo: appears, Munich precise ARD, dates 2015); or age limits were not known at the time

competitions of printing; suddenly the change information their was dates. derived Every from effort the has previous been made event. to have

nformation in these calendars as correct as possible at the time of printing;

never a tilde (‘~’) appears, precise dates or age limits were not known at the time

rinting; the information was taken from the previous event.

AAF’s website is frequently updated. There, the competition calendars can also be found:

in monthly overviews, where it can readily be seen which competitions overlap and in

which region of the world they are taking place, but also as a list in a PDF which can easily

be downloaded.

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Calendar of events

AAF Member Competitions taking place in 2018

Y: indicates a special focus on (very) young pianists (see pages 50-53 for juniors)

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

2018

P eriod [Appl.]

Age l.

7 - 16 January [13 Oct] Tokyo (jpn) 'Chopin' [various cat.] all ages +Y

13 - 26 January [31 July] Harbin (chn)

20-34

1 - 8 February [15 Nov] Los Angeles (CA, usa) 16-32

3 - 8 February [31 Dec] Zagreb (crt) 'Svetislav Stan ic' up to 35

3 - 13 February [ 1 Oct] Bremen (frg)

16-30

6 - 11 February [10 Jan] Lagny-sur-Marne (f) [3 age cat.] up to 33 +Y

9 - 11 February [ 2 Dec] Pontoise (f) 'Piano Campus' 16-25

14 - 18 February [17 Jan] Zagreb (crt) 'Young Virtuoso' [6 age cat.] up to 24 +Y

18 February [ 8 Oct] Bern (ch) 'Interlaken Classics' None

19 - 25 February [16 Dec] Grosseto (it) 'Scriabin' up to 36

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

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

22 Feb. - 3 Mar [26 Nov] Hastings (gb) 'Concerto' 16-30

4 - 11 March [15 Feb] Aachen (frg) 'ClaviCologne' [3 age cat.] 18-35 +Y

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

10 - 23 March [15 Dec] Barcelona (esp) 'Maria Canals' 18-29

12 - 15 March [ 1 Dec] New York (NY, usa) 'NYCA' [semi+finals] up to 35

14

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

up to 35

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

15-35

16 - 25 March [15 Jan] Vilnius (lit) 'Stasys Vainiunas' up to 30

22 - 24 March [28 Feb] Stradella (it)

up to 32

24 - 28 March [10 Mar] Vigo (esp)

None

4 - 13 April [21 Feb] Jaén (esp)

up to 32

7 - 9 April [ 4 Dec] Frankfurt (frg) 'Int’l German Piano Award’ None

9 - 15 April [31 Jan] Wernigerode (frg) 'Neue Sterne’ None

10 - 15 April [15 Mar] Roubaix (f) 'Etoiles du Piano’ 18-32

12 - 14 April [20 Jan] Eppan (it) Junior Academy up to 18 Y

13 - 15 April [ 2 Apr] Vanves (f) 'Jean Françaix’ up to 38

17 - 22 April [13 Mar] Leganés (esp) [5 age cat.] 20-35 +Y

19 - 22 April [ 1 Mar] Valence (f) 'Teresa Llacuna’ 18-30

20 - 22 April [ 1 Mar] Brussels (b) 'Merci, Maestro!' [3 age cat.] 15-20 +Y

23 - 27 April [ 3 Apr] Madrid (esp) 'Delia Steinberg' 18-30

23 - 28 April [15 Mar] Varaždin (crt) 'Jurica Murai' [7 cat.] 17-32 +Y

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

2 - 6 May [20 Apr] San Benedetto del Tronto (it) 'La Palma d’Oro' 18-36 +Y

4 - 6 May [ 7 Apr] Mayenne (f)

up to 32

4 - 11 May [ 8 Mar] Sacile (it) 'FVG'

up to 32

5 - 6 May [ 4 Apr] Düsseldorf (frg) 'Anton Rubinstein' None

7 - 13 May [12 Jan] Worthing (Sussex) (gb) None

c

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10 - 13 May [30 Mar] Orbetello (it)

up to 35

11 - 13 May [15 Feb] Murcia (esp) 'Clamo'

up to 35

15 - 20 May [ 3 May] San Donà di Piave (it) [7 age cat.] ~up to 35 +Y

17 - 20 May [15 Mar] Szafarnia (pol) 'Chopin' [3 age cat.] up to 16 +Y

17 - 20 May [10 May] Finale Ligure (it) 'Palma d’Oro Junior' [3 cat.] up to 18 +Y

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

18-30

18 - 31 May [17 Nov] Fairbanks (usa) 'Alaska Piano-e-Competition' up to 35

24 - 26 May [30 Apr] Taranto (it) 'Arcangelo Speranza' up to 35

27 May - 2 June [27 Apr] Maisons-Laffitte (f) 'Ile de France' [7 cat.] all ages +Y

30 May - 3 June [19 May] Gioia del Colle (it) 'Pietro Argento' [4 cat.] up to 37 +Y

30 May - 5 June [ 9 Feb] Milwaukee (usa) 'PianoArts' 16-21 Y

30 May - 9 June [ 1 Nov] Cleveland (usa) Young Artists [2 age cat.] 15-17 +Y

5 - 10 June [15 May] Milano (it) 'Piano Talents' [7 age cat.] 18-21 +Y

6 - 9 June [15 May] Massarosa (it)

up to 31

10 - 23 June [15 Sep] Salt Lake City (usa) 'Bachauer' 19-32

12 - 18 June [15 May] Ho Chi Minh (vtn) 'HCMC' [8 age cat.] 19-24 +Y

13 - 16 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 [15 Mar] Budapest (hun) 'Chopin' [3 age cat.] up to 35 +Y

23 - 26 June [25 Apr] New York (NY, usa) 'NYPF' [2 age cat.] 19-29 +Y

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

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

30 June - 6 July [ 5 May] Lyon (f) 15-33

4 - 8 July [ 4 June] Trento (it) 'Roberto Melini' up to 32

6 - 12 July [ 3 May] Couvet (ch) 'Val de Travers' [3 age cat.] 16-25 +Y

7 July [28 Feb] New York (NY, usa) 'Manhattan' [laureates] up to 35

9 - 15 July [ 20 June]

Braşov (rum) 'Transylvanian' [4 age cat.] 19-28 +Y

10 - 13 July [25 May] Paris (f) 'GICMP' [4 age cat.] 17-28 +Y

10 - 14 July [ 1 May] Windsor (gb) [3 age cat.] all ages +Y

10 - 15 July [31 May] Granada (esp) 'María Herrero' [5 age cat.] 20-35 +Y

12 - 20 July [15 Apr] Oberlin (OH) (usa) 'Thomas & Evon Cooper' 13-18 Y

15 - 29 July [25 Apr] New York (NY, usa) IKIF None

16 - 22 July [ 1 June] Porto (prt) 'Santa Cecilia' [6 age cat.] ~19-32 +Y

21 - 22 July [30 Apr] Hamburg (frg) 'ICoM' [2 age cat.] 18-36 +Y

22 - 29 July [19 Mar] New Orleans (usa) None

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

26 - 29 July [10 June] Geilenkirchen (frg) 'Euregio' [4 age cat.] all ages +Y

30 July - 5 Aug. [20 June] Brescia (it) 'Brescia Classica' up to 35

2 - 5 August [ 8 July] Troisdorf (frg) [3 age cat.] up to 35 +Y

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

4 - 12 August [28 Feb] Tokyo (jpn) 'Shigeru Kawai' 17-27

12 - 29 August [20 June] Schlitz (frg) 'PIANALE' [2 age cat.] 18-30 +Y

13 - 19 August [30 June] Vienna (a) 'Rosario Marciano' [2 age cat.] up to 35 +Y

16 - 21 August [25 May] Busan (cor) 'KIPA'

~15-35

18 - 21 August [ 4 June] Tokyo (jpn) 'PTNA' [semifinals + finals] None

20 - 24 August [ 1 July] Hong Kong (hk) 'Liszt' [various cat.] all ages +Y

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22 - 29 August [ 1 May] Bolzano (it) 'Busoni' [1 st phase] ~16-30

23 Aug - 1 Sep [30 Apr] Meiningen (frg) 'Hans von Bülow' [4 cat.] up to 32 +Y

27 Aug - 1 Sep [17 Aug] Finale Ligure (it) 'Palma d’oro' up to 35

29 Aug - 3 Sep [ 3 Aug] Varallo (VC) (it) 'Valsesia Musica' ~up to 37

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

September [~4 July] Marbella (esp) [2 age cat.] ~up to 35 +Y

September [31 July] Osimo (it) 'Nuova Coppa Pianisti' [5 age cat.] ~16-36 +Y

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

September [20 May] Berlin (frg) 'Berliner IMC' [laureates] up to 35

1 - 9 Sept. [20 Apr] Bergen (n) ' Grieg'

17-33

2 - 14 Sept. [ 1 May] Warsaw (pol) 'Chopin' [period instr.] 18-35

6 - 15 Sept. [31 Oct] Leeds (gb)

20-29

7 - 15 Sept. [31 Mar] Munich (frg) 'ARD' [Piano Trio] 17-35

8 - 15 Sept. [ 1 June] Leuze-en-Hainaut (b) 'André Dumortier' up to 26

10 - 14 Sept. [31 July] Aachen (frg) 'MozARTe' up to 32

12 - 15 Sept. [20 Aug] Abano Terme (it) 'Fausto Zadra' up to 35

13 - 23 Sept. [15 Apr] Bucharest (rum) 'George Enescu' up to 33

26 - 30 Sept. [14 May] Kerikeri (nzl)

up to 28

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

~up to 35

3 - 6 October [ 1 July] Monte Carlo (mc) 'World Music Masters' ~up to 40

7 - 13 October [10 Apr] Monza (it) 'Rina Sala Gallo' up to 30

10 - 13 October [15 July] Eppan (it) 'A.B. Michelangeli Prize' None

13 - 21 October [29 June] Toronto (can) 'CCC'

up to 35

14 - 16 October [15 Sep] Riga (lat) [8 age cat.] 19-21 +Y

15 - 21 October [15 May] Panamá (pan)

18-30

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

20 - 28 October [31 Aug] Kiev (ukr) 'Kyiv' [2 age cat.] 18-32 +Y

23 - 27 October [~1 Oct] Milano (it) 'Piano Lovers' [non prof.] [4 cat.] 40 and up

23 - 30 October [~30 July] Monterrey (mex) 'Parnassós' ~17-32

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

27 Oct - 14 Nov [ 4 May] Genève (ch)

up to 30

30 Oct - 10 Nov [15 Mar] Weimar (frg) 'Liszt’ ~up to 31

November [15 Oct] Roma (it) 'Chopin' [3 age cat.] up to 35 +Y

November [~3 Nov] Cosenza (it) 'L. Luciani' all ages

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

1 - 8 Nov. [ 1 Sep] Rabat (mrc) 'Princess Lalla Meryem' [7 cat.] 10-32 +Y

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

8 - 25 Nov. [15 Apr] Hamamatsu (jpn)

up to 30

10 - 17 Nov. [ 1 Oct] Las Rozas (esp) 'Spanish Composers' ~up to 36

13 - 19 Nov. [31 Aug] Plzeň (cz) 'Smetana' [3 age cat.] up to 30 +Y

17 - 19 Nov. Paris (f) 'Prix Animato' 16-28

21 - 24 Nov. [ 1 Oct] Newcastle (gb) 'Y. Pianist of the North' [4 cat.] up to 21 +Y

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

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

26 Nov. - 1 Dec. [30 Oct] Gorizia (it) 'Premio Pecar' [5 age cat.] ~up to 31 +Y

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

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1 - 10 Dec. [ 1 Oct] Reunion Island 'Piano Island' [3 age cat.] up to 35 +Y

5 - 9 Dec. [13 Oct] Campillos (esp)

None

5 - 9 Dec. [18 Nov] Naples (it) 'Neapolitan Masters' up to 36

14 - 16 Dec. [20 Nov] Kraainem (b) 'César Franck' [4 age cat.] 17-21 +Y

2019

P eriod [Appl.]

Age l.

January [10 Oct] Tokyo (jpn) 'Chopin' [various cat.] all ages +Y

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

10 - 18 January [15 Dec] Thessaloniki (gr) 'Giorgos Thymis' up to 32

February [~8 Oct] Bern (ch) 'Interlaken Classics' ~None

February [~10 Jan] Lagny-sur-Marne (f) [3 age cat.] ~up to 33 +Y

1 - 3 February [30 Sep] St. Priest (f) ~15-30

5 - 14 February [31 Aug] Salzburg (a) 'Juries in Competition' up to 32

15 - 17 February [ 8 Dec] Pontoise (f) 'Piano Campus' 16-25

18 - 24 February [~16 Dec] Grosseto (it) 'Scriabin' ~up to 36

Feb./March [~26 Nov] Hastings (gb) 'Concerto' ~16-30

Feb./March [~1 Dec] New York (NY, usa) 'NYCA Auditions' ~up to 35

March [15 Dec] Dallas (TX, usa)

~up to 35

March [~15 Feb] Aachen (frg) 'ClaviCologne' [3 age cat.] ~18-35 +Y

March [~10 Mar] Vigo (esp)

~None

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

8 - 17 March [15 Dec] Casablanca (mrc)

~16-30

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

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

14 - 16 March [15 Jan] Rzeszów (pol) [4 age cat.] up to 21 +Y

15 - 23 March [15 Nov] Århus (dan) [2 age cat.] 16-21 +Y

23 Mar - 4 Apr [15 Dec] Barcelona (esp) 'Maria Canals' 18-29

26 Mar - 1 Apr [31 Oct] Moscow (rus) 'Krainev' [3 age cat.] 17-22 +Y

31 Mar - 2 Apr [17 Dec] Frankfurt (frg) 'Int’l German Piano Award’ None

April [~20 Jan] Eppan (it) Junior Academy ~up to 18 Y

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

April [~13 Feb] Orléans (f) 'Brin d’Herbe' [3 age cat.] ~12-18 +Y

April [~15 Mar] Roubaix (f) 'Etoiles du Piano’ ~18-32

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

April [~2 Apr] Vanves (f) 'Jean Françaix' ~up to 38

April [~13 Mar] Leganés (esp) [5 age cat.] ~20-35 +Y

8 - 17 April [31 Dec] Hradec Králové/Prague (cz) 'Ant. Petrof' 19-26

24 Apr. - 3 May [~21 Feb] Jaén (esp)

~up to 32

April/May [~7 Apr] Mayenne (f)

~up to 32

April/May [~3 Apr] Madrid (esp) 'Delia Steinberg' ~18-30

May [~15 Feb] Murcia (esp) 'Clamo'

~up to 35

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

May [~10 May] Finale Ligure (it) 'Palma d’Oro Junior' [3 cat.] ~up to 18 +Y

May [~3 May] San Donà di Piave (it) [7 age cat.] ~up to 35 +Y

May [~19 Apr] Düsseldorf (frg) 'Anton Rubinstein' [2 cat.] ~all ages +Y

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

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

9 - 12 May [~30 Mar] Orbetello (it)

~up to 35

17 - 24 May [~25 Apr] Kielce (pol) 'Moritz Moszkowski' [3 cat.] ~up to 20 +Y

25 May - 9 June [14 Nov] Sendai (jpn)

up to 28

May/June [~20 Apr] San Benedetto del Tronto (it) 'La Palma d’Oro' ~18-36 +Y

May/June [~27 Apr] Maisons-Laffitte (f) 'Ile de France' [7 cat.] ~all ages +Y

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

June [~15 May] Ho Chi Minh (vtn) 'HCMC' [8 cat.] ~19-24 +Y

June [~9 Jan] Fort Worth (TX, usa) 'Cliburn Junior' ~13-17 Y

June [~15 May] Massarosa (it)

~up to 31

June [~15 May] Milano (it) 'Piano Talents' [7 age cat.] ~18-21 +Y

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

15 - 21 June [15 Feb] Tromsø (n) 'Top of the World' 17-35

27 - 30 June [~3 May] Lleida (esp) 'Ricard Viñes Junior' [3 age cat.] ~15-17 +Y

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

June/July [~25 Apr] New York (NY, usa) 'NYPF' [2 age cat.] ~19-29 +Y

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

July [~5 May] Lyon (f) ~15-33

July [~28 Feb] New York (NY, usa) 'Manhattan' [laureates] ~up to 35

July [~4 June] Trento (it) 'Roberto Melini' ~up to 32

July [~25 May] Paris (f) 'GICMP' [4 age cat.] ~17-28 +Y

July [~3 May] Couvet (ch) 'Val de Travers' [3 age cat.] ~16-25 +Y

July [~1 May] Singapore 'Piano Island' [3 age cat.] ~up to 35 +Y

July [ ~20 June] Braşov (rum) 'Transylvania' [4 age cat.] ~19-28 +Y

July [~25 Apr] New York (NY, usa) IKIF ~None

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

July [~1 June] Porto (prt) 'Santa Cecilia' [6 age cat.] ~19-32 +Y

July [~31 May] Granada (esp) 'María Herrero' [5 age cat.] ~20-35 +Y

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

6 - 13 July [ 1 Nov] Minneapolis (MN, usa) 'e-Piano Junior' up to 17 Y

July/August [~20 June] Brescia (it) 'Brescia Classica' ~up to 35

July/August [~8 July] Troisdorf (frg) [3 age cat.] ~up to 35 +Y

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

August [~28 Feb] Tokyo (jpn) 'Shigeru Kawai' ~17-27

August [~25 May] Busan (cor) 'KIPA'

~15-35

August [~31 May] Los Angeles (CA, usa) [3 age cat.] 14-17 +Y

August [~30 June] Vienna (a) 'Rosario Marciano' [2 age cat.] ~up to 35 +Y

August [~4 June] Tokyo (jpn) 'PTNA' [semifinals + finals] ~None

20 - 30 August Bolzano (it) 'Busoni' [2 nd phase] ~17-31

23 - 30 August [~28 Apr] Vevey (ch) 'Clara Haskil' up to 27

Aug./Sept. [~17 Aug] Finale Ligure (it) 'Palma d’oro' ~up to 35

September [~1 July] Osimo (it) 'Nuova Coppa Pianisti' [5 age cat.] ~16-36 +Y

September [~31 July] Seregno (it) 'Ettore Pozzoli' up to 32

September [~20 May] Berlin (frg) 'Berliner IMC' [laureates] ~up to 35

September [~4 July] Marbella (esp) [2 age cat.] ~up to 35 +Y

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

September [~31 July] Aachen (frg) 'MozARTe' ~up to 32

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

~up to 35

October [~31 Aug] Kiev (ukr) 'Kyiv' [2 age cat.] ~18-32 +Y

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

October [~1 Oct] Milano (it) 'Piano Lovers' [non prof.] [4 cat.] 40 and up

October [~15 Sep] Riga (lat) [8 age cat.] ~19-21 +Y

3 - 12 October [21 July] Vercelli (it) 'G.B. Viotti' ~up to 29

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

30 Oct - 8 Nov [~15 Oct] New York (usa) 'Gershwin' [3 age cat.] ~18-40 +Y

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

November [~3 Nov] Cosenza (it) 'L. Luciani' ~all ages

November [~1 Oct] Las Rozas (esp) 'Spanish Composers' ~up to 36

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

November [~1 Oct] Newcastle (gb) 'Y. Pianist of the North' [4 cat.] ~up to 21 +Y

November [~15 Oct] Roma (it) 'Chopin' [3 age cat.] ~up to 35 +Y

10 - 17 Nov. [~1 June] Istanbul (tur) 'Orchestra Sion' ~up to 41

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

11 - 17 Nov. [15 Oct] Graz (a) 'Bartók' [6 age cat.] 22-25 +Y

Nov./Dec. [~1 Nov] Cento (it) 'Roberta Gallinari' ~up to 35

Nov./Dec. [~30 Oct] Gorizia (it) 'Premio Pecar' [5 age cat.] ~up to 31 +Y

December [~15 May] Bonn (frg) 'Telekom Beethoven' ~18-32

December [~13 Oct] Campillos (esp)

~None

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

2020

P eriod [Appl.]

Age l.

January [~10 Oct] Tokyo (jpn) 'Chopin' [various cat.] ~all ages +Y

Jan./Feb. [~19 Sep] Pretoria (rsa) 'UNISA' up to 30

February [~1 Oct] Bremen (frg)

~16-30

February [~8 Oct] Bern (ch) 'Interlaken Classics' ~None

February [~10 Jan] Lagny-sur-Marne (f) [3 age cat.] ~up to 33 +Y

February [~8 Dec] Pontoise (f) 'Piano Campus' ~16-25

February [~16 Dec] Grosseto (it) 'Scriabin' ~up to 36

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

2 - 12 February [~15 Sep] Salzburg (a) 'Mozart'

~up to 32

12 - 16 February [~17 Jan] Zagreb (crt) 'Young Virtuoso' [6 age cat.] up to 24 +Y

Feb./March [~26 Nov] Hastings (gb) 'Concerto' ~16-30

Feb./March [~1 Dec] New York (NY, usa) 'NYCA Auditions' ~up to 35

March [15 Dec] Dallas (TX, usa)

~up to 35

March [~15 Feb] Aachen (frg) 'ClaviCologne' [3 age cat.] ~18-35 +Y

March [~10 Mar] Vigo (esp)

~None

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

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

21 Mar - 2 Apr [15 Dec] Barcelona (esp) 'Maria Canals' 18-29

29 Mar - 4 Apr [~31 Jan] Wernigerode (frg) 'Neue Sterne’ ~None

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March/April [~17 Dec] Frankfurt (frg) 'Int’l German Piano Award’ ~None

April [~20 Jan] Eppan (it) Junior Academy ~up to 18 Y

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

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

April [~15 Mar] Roubaix (f) 'Etoiles du Piano’ ~18-32

April [~2 Apr] Vanves (f) 'Jean Françaix' ~up to 38

April [~15 June] Utrecht (hol) 'Liszt'

~19-29

April [~13 Mar] Leganés (esp) [5 age cat.] ~20-35 +Y

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

15 - 24 April [~21 Feb] Jaén (esp)

~up to 32

April/May [~7 Apr] Mayenne (f)

~up to 32

April/May [~3 Apr] Madrid (esp) 'Delia Steinberg' ~18-30

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

May [~15 Feb] Murcia (esp) 'Clamo'

~up to 35

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

May [~10 May] Finale Ligure (it) 'Palma d’Oro Junior' [3 cat.] ~up to 18 +Y

May [~3 May] San Donà di Piave (it) [7 age cat.] ~up to 35 +Y

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

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

May [~30 Mar] Orbetello (it)

~up to 35

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

~up to 32

May [~4 Apr] Düsseldorf (frg) 'Anton Rubinstein' ~None

4 - 14 May [~14 Jan] Montreal (can)

~up to 30

4 - 30 May [~10 Jan] Brussels (b) 'Queen Elisabeth' ~18-30

May/June [~9 Feb] Milwaukee (usa) 'PianoArts' ~16-21 Y

May/June [~20 Apr] San Benedetto del Tronto (it) 'La Palma d’Oro' ~18-36 +Y

May/June [~27 Apr] Maisons-Laffitte (f) 'Ile de France' [7 cat.] ~all ages +Y

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

June [~15 May] Ho Chi Minh (vtn) 'HCMC' [8 cat.] ~19-24 +Y

June [~15 May] Massarosa (it)

~up to 31

June [~15 May] Milano (it) 'Piano Talents' [7 age cat.] ~18-21 +Y

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

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

June [~1 Oct] Salt Lake City (usa) 'Bachauer Junior' [2 cat.] 15-18 +Y

June [~15 Mar] Budapest (hun) 'Chopin' [3 age cat.] ~up to 35 +Y

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

4 - 14 June [~15 Feb] Zwickau (frg) 'Schumann' ~up to 30

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

June/July [~25 Apr] New York (NY, usa) 'NYPF' [2 age cat.] ~19-29 +Y

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

July [~5 May] Lyon (f) ~15-33

July [~28 Feb] New York (NY, usa) 'Manhattan' [laureates] ~up to 35

July [~4 June] Trento (it) 'Roberto Melini' ~up to 32

July [ ~20 June] Braşov (rum) 'Transylvania' [4 age cat.] ~19-28 +Y

July [~1 May] Asia ~ Mauritius 'Piano Island' [3 age cat.] ~up to 35 +Y

July [~25 Apr] New York (NY, usa) IKIF ~None

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

July [~1 June] Porto (prt) 'Santa Cecilia' [6 age cat.] ~19-32 +Y

July [~31 May] Granada (esp) 'María Herrero' [5 age cat.] ~20-35 +Y

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

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

July [~3 May] Couvet (ch) 'Val de Travers' [3 age cat.] ~16-25 +Y

July [~25 May] Paris (f) 'GICMP' [4 age cat.] ~17-28 +Y

July [~19 Mar] New Orleans (usa) ~None

8 - 25 July [~1 Dec] Sydney (aus)

~18-32

July/August [~1 Dec] Cleveland (usa)

~18-30

July/August [~20 June] Brescia (it) 'Brescia Classica' ~up to 35

July/August [~8 July] Troisdorf (frg) [3 age cat.] ~up to 35 +Y

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

August [~28 Feb] Tokyo (jpn) 'Shigeru Kawai' ~17-27

August [~25 May] Busan (cor) 'KIPA'

~15-35

August [~30 June] Vienna (a) 'Rosario Marciano' [2 age cat.] ~up to 35 +Y

August [~4 June] Tokyo (jpn) 'PTNA' [semifinals + finals] ~None

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

August [~1 July] Hong Kong (hk) 'Liszt' [various cat.] ~all ages +Y

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

Aug./Sept. [~3 Aug] Varallo (VC) (it) 'Valsesia Musica' ~up to 37

Aug./Sept. [~17 Aug] Finale Ligure (it) 'Palma d’oro' ~up to 35

September [~1 July] Osimo (it) 'Nuova Coppa Pianisti' [5 age cat.] ~16-36 +Y

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

~17-29

September [~20 Aug] Abano Terme (it) 'Fausto Zadra' ~up to 35

September [~20 May] Berlin (frg) 'Berliner IMC' [laureates] ~up to 35

September [~4 July] Marbella (esp) [2 age cat.] ~up to 35 +Y

September [~31 July] Aachen (frg) 'MozARTe' ~up to 32

September [~31 Mar] Glasgow (sct) ~17-30

September [~22 July] Poznan (pol) 'Czerny-Stefanska' ~up to 30

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

September [~20 Apr] Bergen (n) ' Grieg'

~17-33

September [~1 June] Leuze-en-Hainaut (b) 'André Dumortier' ~up to 26

September [~15 Apr] Bucharest (rum) 'George Enescu' ~up to 33

September [~14 May] Kerikeri (nzl)

~up to 28

14 - 20 Sept. [30 June] Bratislava (slvk) 'Hummel' up to 32

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

~up to 35

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

October [~1 Oct] Milano (it) 'Piano Lovers' [non prof.] [4 cat.] ~40 and up

October [~15 Sep] Riga (lat) [8 age cat.] ~19-21 +Y

October [~10 Apr] Monza (it) 'Rina Sala Gallo' ~up to 30

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

October [~15 May] Panamá (pan)

~18-30

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

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

October [~31 Aug] Kiev (ukr) 'Kyiv' [2 age cat.] ~18-32 +Y

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2 - 21 October [~1 Dec] Warsaw (pol) 'Chopin' ~15-30

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

November [~1 Sep] Rabat (mrc) 'Princess Lalla Meryem' [7 cat.] ~10-32 +Y

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

November [~31 Aug] Plzeň (cz) 'Smetana' [3 age cat.] ~up to 30 +Y

November Paris (f) 'Prix Animato' ~16-28

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

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

November [~15 June] Shenzhen (chn) ~up to 31

November [~3 Nov] Cosenza (it) 'L. Luciani' ~all ages

November [~1 Oct] Las Rozas (esp) 'Spanish Composers' ~up to 36

November [~1 Sep] Suzhou (chn) 'Jinji Lake' ~16-28

November

[~19

Sep]

Tucumán (arg)

~18-35

November [~1 Oct] Newcastle (gb) 'Y. Pianist of the North' [4 cat.] ~up to 21 +Y

November [~15 Oct] Roma (it) 'Chopin' [3 age cat.] ~up to 35 +Y

Nov./Dec. [~30 Oct] Gorizia (it) 'Premio Pecar' [5 age cat.] ~up to 31 +Y

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

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

December [~18 Nov] Naples (it) 'Neapolitan Masters' ~up to 36

December

[~13

Oct]

Campillos

(esp)

~None

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

There is quite a variety of age limits at music competitions. In the past, most international

piano competitions were intended for musicians up to 30 or 32 years of age. In fact, many

people still believe that your ‘competition life’ is over, when you become older. However,

this is not true.

In the graph on the next page, the age limits are depicted for the competitions in this

catalogue that are scheduled for 2018. As can be seen, there are still quite many

opportunities for pianists to enter competitions at age 32 and beyond. A pianist from

Japan won the 2017 International Cochran Piano Competition at age 47.

There are in fact several international piano competitions without age limit, such as in

Windsor, Worthing (Sussex, England), Maisons-Laffitte (France), Bern (Switzerland),

Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Geilenkirchen, Wernigerode (Germany), Campillos, Vigo (Spain),

Cosenza, Eppan (Italy), Warsaw (Cochran), New Orleans, Hong Kong (Open-Liszt),

Tokyo (PTNA and Chopin-Asia).

Actually, there are also competitions for non-professional

pianists, such as the Piano Lovers competition in Milan

which is for non-professional pianists aged 40 and above.

Also the Bachauer competition was open for amateur

pianists in 2003 (ages 33 and up). The Cliburn as well in

2011 and 2016 (ages 34 and up). A special category for nonprofessional

pianists is also provided by other competitions:

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Pol - Szafarnia

USA - Cleveland -Y

It - Eppan -Y

A - Takács

B - Merci

Frg - Ettlingen

It - Pi. Talents

Lat - Riga

Vtn - HCMC

Crt - Virtuoso

B - Leuze

Jpn - Shigeru Kawai

F - Paris GICMP

F - Animato

GB - Mottram

Panama

Can - Honens

USA - NYPF

Irl - Dublin

Jpn - Hamamatsu

Cz - Smetana

It - Monza

It - Massarosa

GB - Hastings

Frg - Weimar

Frg - MozARTe

Mrc - Princess

Crt - Jurica Murai

F - Roubaix

Sp - Santander

Prt - Santa Cecilia

USA - Los Angeles

Sp - Viñes

USA - Bachauer

It - Stradella

N - Grieg

Sp - Ferrol

Pol - Chopin Period

Sp - Granada

USA - Manhattan

Sp - Murcia

It - Taranto

Frg - ClaviCologne

Chn - Harbin

Hun - Chopin

Reunion Island

It - Fausto Zadra

It - Finale Ligure

Crt - Stančić

Jpn - Takamatsu

Frg - ARD [Ch. Mus.]

Sp - Las Rozas

Frg - Hamburg

It - Napoli Masters

It - Osimo

It - Val Tidone

It - Gioia del Colle

Monaco

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It - Pozzolino

USA - Oberlin

It - Finale Ligure -Y

NL - Enschede

GB - Newcastle

USA - PianoArts

B - C. Franck

USA - NYIPC

B - EPTA

F - Pontoise

CH - Val de Travers

NZL - Kerikeri

Rum - Transylvanian

Sp - Barcelona

CH - Genève

GB - Leeds

Frg - PIANALE

It - Bolzano

Sp - Steinberg

Lit - Vainiunas

Frg - Bremen

Ukr - Gilels

F - Valence

It - Gorizia

Kor - Gawon

Frg - Meiningen

It - FVG

Sp - Jaén

F - Mayenne

It - Melini

Ukr - Kiev

Mex - Parnassós

Rum - Enescu

F - Lagny-sur-Marne

F - Lyon

It - Roma

It - Verona

Sp - Marbella

It - Brescia

It - Orbetello

USA - e-Competition

USA - Dallas

Frg - Berliner IMC

Frg - Troisdorf

It - Cantù

It - San Donà

Sp - Leganés

USA - NYCA

A - Ros. Marciano

Kor - Busan

Serb - Bajic

Can - Toronto

A - Graz [Ch. Mus.]

It - Scriabin

It - San B. del Tronto

It - Varallo

F - Jean Françaix

F - Orléans

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Music is for all ages

And so are music competitions

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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) "20 th -21 st Century"

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"

Finale Ligure (it) "Palma d’Oro"

Artists competition

(ages up to 30 or 32)

started in:

1976

1994

1994

2002

1989

2009

1996

1959

1991

1962

1975

1990

2013

1995

1974

Junior competition

(ages up to 18)

since:

1987

2005

2005

2008

2009-2011*

2011

2011

2012

2013*

2015

2015

2016

2017

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 Van Cliburn Competition in Fort Worth (Texas, USA) and

the organisers of the Cleveland Int’l Piano Competition launched an international

competition for Junior Pianists, which will be held again in 2019 and 2018 resp.. In Lleida

(Spain), the Ricard Viñes Competition will have its 2 nd edition for Piano Kids and Youth in

June 2019.

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 truly hear magnificent performances

and discover wonderful talented pianists at young age, such as Yuja Wang, Lang Lang,

Yundi Li, Markus Groh, Boris Giltburg, to mention just a few, at the start of their careers.

On the next pages, it can be seen which competitions from among the ones affiliated with

AAF, offer special age categories for young pianists. (The age brackets are only indicative.)

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Junior Pianists

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

Age categories (age limits)

A Graz 'Bartók' [11/'19] 7- 9,10-12,13-15,16-18,19-21,22-25

A Oberschützen 'Takács' [10/'18,'20] 10-12 13-15 16-18

A Vienna 'Rosario Marciano' [8/'18,'19,'20] 0-18 0-35

B Brussels 'Merci, Maestro!' [4/'18,'19,'20] 0-10 11-14 15-20

B Grez-Doiceau 'EPTA' [2/'18,'20] 0-10 0-14 0-18 0-24

B Kraainem 'César Franck' [12/'18,'19,'20] 0-10 11-13 14-16 17-21

CH Couvet 'Val de Travers' [7/'18,'19,'20] 0-12 12-15 16-25

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

CRT Varazdin 'Jurica Murai' [4/'18,'19,'20] 0- 9 -11, -13, -15, -17, -19, 17-32

CRT Zagreb 'Young Virtuoso' [2/'18,'20] 0- 8 0-10 -12, -15, -18, -24

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

DAN Århus [3/'19] 11-15 16-21

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

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

ESP Lleida 'R. Viñes Kids & Youth' [6/'19] 0-11 12-14 15-17

ESP Marbella [9/'18,'19,'20] 0-18 0-35

F Lagny-sur-Marne [3/'18,'19,'20] 0-17 0-22 0-33

F Maisons-Laffitte [5/'18,'19,'20] various levels 0-32 all ages

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

F Paris 'GICMP' [7/'18,'19,'20] 5- 9 10-13 14-16 17-28

FRG Aachen 'ClaviCologne' [3/'18,'19,'20] 0-13 14-17 18-35

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

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

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

FRG Geilenkirchen 'Euregio' [7/'18,'19,'20] 0-13 14-17 18-32 18 and up

FRG Hamburg 'ICoM' [7/'18,'19,'20] 14-17 18-36

FRG Meiningen 'Hans von Bülow' [8/'18] 0-13 14-15 16-17 0-32

FRG Schlitz 'PIANALE' [8/'18,'19,'20] 14-17 18-30

FRG Troisdorf [8/'18,'19,'20] 0-13 0-17 0-35

FRG Weimar 'Liszt Junior' [10/'20] 0-13 14-17

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

GB Windsor [7/'18,'19,'20] 0-12 0-16 all ages

HK Hong Kong 'Open'-'Liszt' [7/'18,'20] various classes 0-32 all ages

HUN Budapest 'Chopin' [6/'18,'20] 0-13 0-17 0-35

IT Eppan Junior Academy [4/'18,'19,'20] 0-18

IT Finale Ligure 'Palma d’Oro Y' [5/'18,'19,'20] 0-11 0-14 0-18

IT Gioia del Colle 'Premio Argento' [5/'18,'19,'20] 0-10 0-15 0-21 0-37

IT Gorizia 'Premio Pecar' [11/'18,'19,'20] 0- 9 0-12 0-15 0-18 0-32

IT Milano 'Piano Talents' [6/'18,'19,'20] 5-6,7-8,9-10,11-12,13-14,15-17,18-21

IT Osimo 'Nuova Coppa Pianisti' [9/'18,'19,'20] 0-10 11-13 14-15 16-19 16-36

IT Rome 'Roma-Chopin' [11/'18,'19,'20] 0-19 0-25 0-34

IT San Benedetto del Tronto [5/'18,'19,'20] 0-8,9-11,12-14,15-18,19-30,18-36

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

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Junior Pianists

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

Age categories (age limits)

IT Seregno 'Pozzolino' [11/'18,'20] 6-8 9-11 12-14 15-17

IT Val Tidone 'Giov. Talenti' [6/'18,'19,'20] 0-9, 0-15, 0-17, 0-19, 0-29

JPN Tokyo 'Chopin-Asia' [1/'18,'19,'20] various grades

JPN Tokyo 'PTNA' [6-8/'18,'19,'20] various grades

LAT Riga [10/'18,'19,'20] 5-6,7-8,9-10,11-12,7-13,13-15,16-18,19-21

MRC Rabat 'Princess Lalla Meryem' [11/'18,'20] various grades 10-32

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

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

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

POL Szafarnia 'Chopin' [5/'18,'19,'20] 0-10 0-13 0-16

PRT Porto 'Santa Cecilia' [7/'18,'19,'20] 6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-13, 14-18, 19-32

REUN Reunion Island 'Piano Island' [12/'18,7/'19,'20] 0-10 0-18 18-35

RUM Brasov 'Transylvania' [7/'18,'19,'20] 7-11 12-15 16-18 19-28

RUS Moscow 'Krainev' [3/'19] 0-12 13-16 17-22

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

UKR Kiev 'Kyiv' [10/'18,'19,'20] 14-17 18-32

USA Cleveland Young Artists [5/'18] 12-14 15-17

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

USA Hilton Head Young Artists [3/'20] 13-17

USA Los Angeles Young Musicians [8/'19] 0- 9 10-13 14-17

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

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

USA New York 'Gershwin' [10/'19] 8-12 13-17 18-40

USA New York 'NYIPC' [6/'18,'20] 16-21

USA New York 'NYPF' [6/'18,'19,'20] 12-18 19-29

USA Oberlin 'Cooper' [7/'18,'20] 13-18

USA Salt Lake City 'Gina Bachauer' [6/'20] 11-14 15-18

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

VTN Ho Chi Minh City 'HCMC' [6/'18,'19,'20] 6-7,8-11,9-11,12-15,16-18,16-24,19-24

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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, a DVD would suffice,

but now, it has become usual that a video must be uploaded or a link to a video recording

must be provided.

Several competitions organise Live auditions or a preliminary round that precede the

main competition. In 2018, live auditions are held by the Bachauer, the New York Concert

Artists (NYCA), the e-Competition, the Honens, Santander, Leeds, Monte-Carlo and the

Shigeru Kawai Competition in Japan. Pianists may also audition for the Hastings

Concerto Competition, the Prix Animato and the WPTA in Novi Sad.

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 Cochran Competition in Poland and the Gawon Award in Korea. More

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

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

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

judgment, the conditions should be the same for all participants. Will the entire recording

be heard …? One cannot see nor meet the jury, which is another disadvantage.

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Various rounds

The table on pages 57-61 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, Glasgow, Toronto, Sydney, 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.

Also for the Prix Animato in Paris, all contestants perform twice. 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 appeared in three

rounds before the jury decided 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 55.

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.

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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 57-62 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 66-71.

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Performance times

The following tables indicates the amount of music that contestants have to prepare for each

stage. The numbers indicate the duration (in minutes) of a solo performance. Additionally,

there can be : chamber music, or •••: a concerto with orchestra.

(•: one movement; •: with ensemble; •: with 2 nd piano)

(2) •••: two concertos to be prepared, but one to be performed.

Live: live auditions as preselection phase well ahead of the actual competition.

A few additional notes are given at the end of the table (page 61).

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- a year is indicated in superscript ( '19 , '18 , '17 ...), 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 Dallas IPC and the competition in Panama, the finalists perform a concerto with 2nd piano

accompaniment, but the winner plays the same concerto with orchestra.

* 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 55.)

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Youth competitions - Performance times

In the table below, those competitions have been singled out that specifically focus on the

youth: contestants not older than 22. (Mostly, even much lower age limits apply.) When a

competition has several age categories, the information in the table below refers to the

highest category only. The same notations are used as in the table on the previous pages.

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stages. Contestants must prepare 40 minutes of solo repertoire, from which the jury

selects the works to be played (30, 15 and 30 minutes in the successive rounds).

The New York International Piano Competition includes an Ensemble Round, in which the

contestants are paired and are required to perform a work for piano duo.

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Chamber Music

The competition Schubert und die Moderne in Graz and the ARD competition (2018) is for

Chamber Music, but international piano competitions may also include Chamber Music:

Song Duo Trio Quartet Quintet

Accomp.

Aus - Sydney ’16

Can - Calgary Honens ’18

CH - Vevey Haskil ’17

Esp - Jaén ’18

Esp - Santander ’18

F - Orléans ’18

Fin - Helsinki Maj Lind ’17

FRG - Bonn Telekom Beethoven ’18

FRG - Darmstadt Chopin ’17

GB - Leeds ’18

HK - Hong Kong IPC ’16

Isr - Tel Aviv Arthur Rubinstein ’17

It - Bolzano Busoni ’17

It - Trento Melini ’17

Jpn - Hamamatsu ’18

Jpn - Takamatsu ’18

N - Bergen Grieg ’18

NL - Utrecht Liszt ’17

Slvk - Bratislava Hummel ’17

USA - Alaska Piano-e-Competition ’18

USA - Cleveland ’16

USA - Milwaukee PianoArts ’18

USA - Fort Worth Van Cliburn ’17

: at the competition in Orléans (France), finalists are required to perform the "Arpège"

for six instruments by Franco Donatoni. In Bratislava (2017), 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

Dvořák 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

Dvořák 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

Zarębski 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) was 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 a competition by the audience with a after splendid a dazzling interpretation performance of "Beethoven of "Rach 3".

#4", while another

pianist is hailed by the audience after a dazzling performance of "Rach 3".

Sometimes, a competition offers the opportunity to perform a less well-known work for

piano Sometimes, and orchestra, a competition as like in at Sussex, offers the Concerto’Sion the where opportunity piano concertos Competition perform by English in a less Istanbul, well-known composers where work Fauré’s

may for be

selected: Ballad piano and for Bliss, orchestra, piano Delius, and and like Vaughn orchestra at the was Concerto Williams is the Competition the … list, In list, or Vilnius, Barber, or for Barber, the Young at focus the at Pianists Bachauer is the on Vainiunas. 2014 Competition

Manchester, Bachauer At a

few Competition. and where competitions, in Sydney. Kabalevski The Sydney contestants competition was

also the

offers may in list, Las perform the Rozas nice Barber, Gershwin. "Variations (Spain) at the focuses In 2014

on Harbin a Nursery Bachauer on Spanish (China) tune" Competition. and composers. by in Dohnányi Panama,

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and Competition (Nov./Dec. Williamson. on Spanish in 2014), Bergen, The composers.

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perform Piano

works Competition Momoprecoce for piano may could by play and Villa MacDowell orchestra Lobos. (concerto, Those or or a a piano who rondo, concerto entered variations by the an Sussex English or fantasy) International composer such period

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may could be (MacDowell

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or listed

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may may

be performed. be played.

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by all finalists.

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Young At (This

a few is Pianists the

competitions, case in at Weimar the

a Piano

specific and Campus the concerto ASEAN/Concerto Competition

is compulsory, in Competition Pontoise,

to be performed the in Jakarta.)

Liszt Competition

by all finalists.

for

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at Weimar

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Campus the ASEAN/Concerto

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Pontoise.)

in Jakarta).

Two concertos

Two concertos

Two Any concertos

At some competitions, two concertos have to be performed. It is then mostly a Mozart

concerto At some and competitions, another, Romantic two concertos concerto. have to be performed. It is then mostly a Mozart

concerto At At

some the Honens and competitions, another, Competition major two concerto. concertos in Calgary

have and be the

performed. Youth Tchaikovsky

It is then mostly

Competition a Mozart

in

concerto Moscow and and another, at Piano-e-Competition, Any concerto

major concerto.

any piano concerto may be performed. Also at

At the the Tchaikovsky big Honens Tchaikovsky Competition, Competition, the the Alaska Van Any the Cliburn, Piano-e-Competition, Van concerto Cliburn, and in the and Queen in Montreal, the Elisabeth Queen and Elisabeth the in Brussels, Moscow in

Krainev Brussels, contestants Any At the Honens Competition, contestants have free have choice

Competition any piano free of choice their second concerto in the finals.

in Calgary concerto of their

and may second

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International Also the at Piano the finals. Van Competition Cliburn and in

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competition, concerto may the

contestants

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and the

free Also Dallas

choice at the International

of Tchaikovsky their second

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finals. Van any Cliburn, piano

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excludes of their

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has

choice

played

of

with

their

winners

second concerto

in the past

in the

four

finals.

years (KV466,

Liszt’s At some Totentanz, competitions, Shostakovich#1, two concertos Rach#3 have and to Tchaikovsky#1, be performed. It for is 2018).

then mostly a Mozart

concerto and another, big, major romantic concerto. concerto.

Table of concertos

Table of concertos

Table of concertos

Usually, the choice of piano concertos is restricted. On page 61, 63, the piano concertos are

Usually, listed which the choice may be of performed piano concertos in the AAF is more member restricted. competitions. On page The 71, the tables piano on pages concertos 56- 58-

are 60 62 On specify listed page 61, which which the may piano choice be concertos performed the contestants are in listed the have. AAF which If member a may competition be competitions. performed has several in The the tables age AAF groups, on member

pages it

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contestants in 56-60 younger the younger specify have.

age categories age which If a categories competition choice may the may also contestants has play several with have. age orchestra.

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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 - Ros. Marciano '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

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

Can - Toronto '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

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

CH - Val de Travers '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

Chn - Harbin '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

Chn - Jinji Lake '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

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 - MozARTe '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 - Wernigerode '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

GB - Hastings '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

GB - Leeds '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

GB - Manchester Mottram '181 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 '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

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 '19 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 '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

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 '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

It - Cento '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 - FVG '18 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 11 12 13 17 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

It - Gorizia '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 - Grosseto Scriabin '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

It - Monza '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

It - Roma '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 '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 - Vercelli '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 2526 27

Jpn - Shigeru Kawai '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

Jpn - PTNA '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

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

N - Grieg '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

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Concerto Repertoire (Mozart) (cont'd)

Mozart Concertos: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

Panama '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

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 '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

Rum - Enescu '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

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

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 - Campillos '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 - Leganés '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

Sp - Murcia '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

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 '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

USA - Bachauer '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

USA - Cleveland '16 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

USA - Cleveland Y '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

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 Y '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 - 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 '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

USA - New York NYIPC '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

USA - Oberlin '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

USA - PianoArts '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

Vtn - Ho Chi Minh '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

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 Competitions in Aachen, Salzburg and Zhuhai and in Val de

Travers (CH). 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

At the competition in Las Rozas (Spain), any Mozart concerto may be performed.

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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 71.

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:

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:

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:

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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 2017, financial support for such a special reception was offered to 80

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 2018. 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 2009-2017 are given and several photos can be seen.

On the next page: some 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).

In 2017, the AAF Award was considered by two other major competitons, but it was

decided to keep it in store for another time.

AAF Award winners

On the next page, photos of the six AAF Award winners. Below a brief mentioning of the

support they received from AAF. Additional actions were initiated and are still going on.

- Dinara Klinton was given the opportunity to perform at Martha Argerich’s Festival in

Lugano, AAF also supported her with one of her next travels.

- Kenji Miura gave recitals in Germany, for which AAF wishes to thank the great

collaboration with Kawai. He also performed at the Vilnius Piano Festival, with the

support of AAF. In 2018, he will appear in the Dinard International Music Festival.

- Ming Xie was supported by AAF to travel to Spain, where he won another prize, and to

Switzerland for additional coaching. In 2018, he will perform at the Fazioli Concert Hall

in Sacile (Italy).

- Alyosha Jurinic received some assistance by AAF to participate in a competition in

New York, where he shared the first prize.

-

Yuanfan Yang - arrangements are being made.

- Nozomi Nakagiri - arrangements are being made.

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AAF Award winners

© Mario Kučera © D. Matvejev

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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 competitions to offer at least some travel assistance to pianists

from overseas if they want to attract a truly international field of contestants.

Below and on the next page are a few examples of competitions scheduled for 2018, that

offer compensation and assistance to the pianists who have been selected for participation

(or to those who have reached a certain stage in the competition).

Travel assistance (in 2018)

Travel expenses fully covered (air ticket / train)

- Harbin (China)

- Calgary (Canada) Honens

- Warsaw (Poland) Chopin on period instruments

- Pontoise (France) Piano Campus

Travel compensation/reimbursement (up to a maximum amount)

- Fairbanks (Alaska, USA) e-Competition (up to US$ 1000)

- Tokyo (Japan) Shigeru Kawai (up to 100,000 Yen)

- Takamatsu (Japan) (up to 100,000 Yen)

- Hamamatsu (Japan) (up to 100,000 Yen)

- Panama (50%)

- Geneva (Switzerland) (up to CHF 700)

- Eppan (Italy) Michelangeli (500 Euro)

- Kerikeri (New Zealand) (up to NZD 500)

- Manchester (England) Mottram (25% outside EU)

- Eppan (Italy) Junior Academy (300 Euro)

- Murcia (Spain) CLAMO (up to 200 Euro)

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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Accommodation offered (in 2018)

Travel & Accommodation

Hotel full-board

- Bolzano (Italy) Busoni

- Eppan (Italy) Michelangeli

- Hamamatsu (Japan)

- Harbin (China)

- Murcia (Spain) CLAMO

- Panama

- Pontoise (France) Piano Campus

- Takamatsu (Japan)

Accommodation arranged/facilitated

- Manchester (England) Mottram

- Oberlin (USA) Cooper

- Santander (Spain) Paloma O’Shea

- New York (USA) NYIPC

- Weimar (Germany) Liszt (from 2 nd round)

Hotel B&B

- Barcelona (Spain) Maria Canals

(from 2 nd stage)

- Jaén (Spain)

- Tokyo (Japan) Shigeru Kawai

Hotel

- Bucharest (Roumania) Enescu

Housing & meals

- Cleveland (USA) Young Artists

- Salt Lake City (USA) Bachauer

- Warsaw (Poland) Chopin (period instr.)

Host families

NB: the stay with host families cannot always be guaranteed. It is sometimes limited, depends also on

availability and may be offered upon request.

- Bergen (Norway) Grieg

- Brussels (Belgium) Merci, Maestro!

- Calgary (Canada) Honens

- Cantù (Italy)

- Dallas (USA)

- Enschede (Netherlands)

- Ettlingen (Germany)

- Geneva (Switzerland)

- Hastings (England)

- Kerikeri (New Zealand)

- Lagny-sur-Marne (France)

- Leuze-en-Hainaut (Belgium) Dumortier

- Lleida (Spain)) Viñes

- Los Angeles (USA)

- Lyon (France)

- Maisons-Laffitte (France)

- Monza (Italy) Rina Sala Gallo

- New York (USA) NYCA (from outside US)

- Orléans (France) 20 th -21 st Century

- Seregno (Italy) Pozzolino

- Toronto (Canada)

- Valence (France)

- Worthing, Sussex (England)

to mention a few. There are more.

Other compensations

- Bergen (Norway) Grieg: 500 Euro for extra concert, if eliminated in 1 st or 2 nd round.

- Jaén (Spain): 300 Euro when in 2 nd round, 400 Euro when in 3 rd round.

- Santander (Spain) Paloma O’Shea (400 Euro pocket money)

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 listed, listed. who The numbers were on the behind jury the in

2017, names at refer one to of the the competitions AAF member as in competitions the list below. presented Only the in AAF this catalogue. member competitions

The numbers

behind presented their in names this catalogue refer to and the competitions which took place as in in the 2015 list below. have been considered.

1: A - Graz [Ch.Mus.] 23: Frg - PIANALE 45: It - Salerno 67: Serb - WPTA

1: Bartók 27: Frg - Düss. Schum. 53: It - Pi. Lovers 79: Sct - Glasgow

2: A - Ros. Marciano 24: Frg - Troisdorf 46: It - San Donà 68: Sp - Abril

2: Ros. Marciano 28: Frg - Euregio 54: It - Pi. Talents 80: Serb - WPTA

3: B - C. Franck 25: Frg - Weimar 47: It - Seregno 69: Sp - Barcelona

3: C. Franck 29: Frg - Frankfurt 55: It - Roma 81: Slvk - Hummel

4: Bul - Vladigerov 26: GB - Hastings 48: It - Tadini 70: Sp - Campillos

4: B - Merci, Maestro! 30: Frg - Hamburg 56: It - San B. Tronto 82: Sp - Barcelona

5: Can - Honens 27: GB - Leeds 49: It - Taranto 71: Sp - Ferrol

5: Can Montreal 31: Frg - MozARTe 57: It - San Donà 83: Sp - Campillos

6: Chn - Zhuhai 28: GB - Newcastle 50: It - Val Tidone 72: Sp - Granada

6: CH Haskil 32: Frg - PIANALE 58: It - Scriabin 84: Sp - Ferrol

7: Crt - Karlovac 29: GB - NYCA/aud. 51: It - Verona 73: Sp - Iturbi

7: CH Val de Travers 33: Frg - Troisdorf 59: It - Seregno 85: Sp - Granada

8: Dan - Århus 30: GB - Sussex 52: Jpn - Chopin/Asia 74: Sp - Jaén

8: Chn Jinji Lake 34: Frg - Weimar -Y 60: It - Taranto 86: Sp - Jaén

9: F - Lyon

31: GB - Windsor 53: Jpn - Hamamatsu 75: Sp - Las Rozas

9: Chn - Shenzhen 35: GB Hastings 61: It - Val Tidone 87: Sp - Las Rozas

10: F - Mais.-Laffitte 32: Gr - Thessaloniki 54: Jpn - PTNA 76: Sp - Steinberg

10: Chn - Zhuhai 36: GB Newcastle 62: It - Vercelli 88: Sp - Leganés

11: F - Pontoise 33: Irl - Dublin 55: Kzk - Astana 77: Sp - R. Viñes

11: Crt - Jurica Murai 37: GB - Windsor 63: It - Verona 89: Sp - Marbella

12: F - Valence 34: It - Bolzano 56: Lat - Riga 78: Tur - Istanbul

12: Dan - Århus 38: Geor - Tbilisi 64: Jpn Chopin/Asia 90: Sp - Murcia

13: Frg - ARD

35: It - Cantù 57: Lit - Druskininkai 79: Ukr - Gilels

13: F - Brin d'Herbe 39: Gr - Thessaloniki 65: Jpn PTNA 91: Sp - Steinberg

14: Frg - Bonn 36: It - Cento 58: Malta

80: USA - Cincinnati

14: F - Jean Françaix 40: Isr - Tel Aviv 66: Jpn - Shig. Kawai 92: Sp - Vigo

15: Frg - Clavicologne 37: It - Finale Ligure 59: N - Tromsø 81: USA - Cliburn -Y

15: F - Lagny s/Marne 41: It - Bolzano 67: Kor Busan 93: Sp - Viñes -Y

16: Frg - Euregio 38: It - Giubilei 60: Pol - Chopin 82: USA - Dallas

16: F - Lyon

42: It - Brescia 68: Lat - Riga 94: Tur - Istanbul

17: Frg - Frankfurt 39: It - Martucci 61: Pol - Cochran 83: USA - e-Comp.-Y

17: F - Maisons-Laffitte 43: It - Cantù 69: N - Tromsø 95: Ukr - Kyiv

18: Frg - K. Wusterh. 40: It - Massarosa 62: Pol - Moszkowski 84: USA - H. Head -Y

18: F - Mayenne 44: It - Cento 70: NL - Utrecht 96: USA - Cliburn

19: Frg - Meiningen 41: It - Osimo 63: Pol - NYCA/aud. 85: USA - NYCA/aud.

19: F - Pontoise 45: It - Finale Ligure 71: Pol - Cochran 97: USA - Dallas

20: Frg - MozARTe 42: It - Piano Lovers 64: Pol - Szafarnia 86: USA - San Jose

20: F - St. Priest 46: It – Gioia del Colle 72: Pol Moszkowski 98: USA - e-Comp.-Y

21: Frg - NYCA/aud1 43: It - Piano Talents 65: Prt - S. Cecilia 87: USA - Tempe

21: Fin Maj Lind 47: It - Gorizia 73: Pol - Poznan 99: USA - Gershwin

22: Frg - NYCA/aud2 44: It - Roma 66: Rum - Filtsch

22: Frg ARD 48: It - L.Luciani 74: Pol - Rzeszów 100: USA - H.Head -Y

23: Frg - Bonn 49: It - Massarosa 75: Pol - Szafarnia 101: USA - NYCA

24: N.B. Frg - Juries ClaviCologne at preselections 50: It have - Melini not been included, 76: Prt The - S. selection Cecilia juries 102: for USA the - Cochran NYPF

25: Competition, Frg - Darmstadt NYCA, as 51: well It - as Orbetello the juries for the 77: Martucci, Rum - Transylv. WPTA and 103: the USA Antón - Tempe García

26: Abril Frg - Award Düss. An.Rub. have been 52: included, It - Osimo as their decisions 78: Rus were - instrumental Krainev for 104: the Vtn final - HCMC result.

When a competition consists of several categories with different juries, only the jury

members for the highest category are mentioned. For the PTNA competition in Japan, only

the international jury for the semifinal and final stage of the highest category have been

included.

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Jury members at AAF competitions in 2017

On the following pages, the names of jury members are listed. The numbers behind the

names refer to the competitions, listed on page 79.

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.

Abalos, Daniel (esp) 83

Achatz, Dag (sw) 86

Adorno, Giuliano (it) 51

Albanese, Giuseppe (it) 62

Albrecht, Julia (frg) 23

Alder, Christopher (gb) 41

Alexeev, Dmitry (rus) 70

Alikhanov, Tigran (rus) 73

Alink-Yamamoto, Akemi (jpn) 60,93

Altamura, Cristina (it) 52

Al-Wadi Juris, Hamsa (irq) 34

Ambartsumian, Eduard (arm) 16

Amodeo, Viviana (it) 13

An, Ning (usa) 97

Anagnoson, James (can) 65

Andjaparidze, Eteri (geor) 38

Angervo, Rebekka (fin) 57

Aoyagi, Susumu (jpn) 86

Arnicane, Arta (lat) 68

Arnold, Stefan (frg) 77

Aroutounian, Luba (rus) 4

Ashkenazy, Vladimir (rus/isl) 44

Ashkenazy, Vovka (isl) 44,60,67

Austbö, Jon Håkon (n) 69

Avdeeva, Ekaterina (rus) 7

Badura-Skoda, Paul (a) 29

Bagaría Villazán, José Enrique (esp) 82,92

Baglieri, Paolo (it) 42,87

Baldocci, Gabriele (it) 37

Ballarin, Nati (esp) 51

Balzani, Vincenzo (it) 3,9,16,43,54,58,59,87

Bao, Hui-qiao (chn) 40,98

Bardanashvili, Josef (isr) 40

Baselga Calvo, Miguel (lux) 92

Bashkirov, Dmitry (rus) 3,21,59,80,92

Bastiani, Daniele (it) 56

Bekhterev, Boris (rus) 78

Bellocchio, Maria Grazia (it) 13

Bellocq, Ivan (f) 18

Benseny, Jordi (esp) 75,93

Bérard, Jean-Luc (f) 19

Beridze, Alexander (geor) 102

Beroff, Michel (f) 10,40

Bilbao Iturburu, Pilar (esp) 86

Biret, Idil (tur) 5,22

Biveiniene Yakutite, Rasa (lit) 50

Blatow, Alla (frg) 26

Bloch, Boris (rus) 61,63

Bloxham, Emma (gb) 20

Bloxham, Jonathan (gb) 20

Boffard, Florent (f) 7

Bogdanov, Yuri (rus) 3,16,43,51,55,85,

Bonatta, Andrea (it) 27,70,81 \ 88,95

Borgonovo, Pietro (it) 62

Borisov, George (usa) 2

Bourbeau, André (can) 5

Bourdoncle, Michel (f) 72

Boutel, Dominique (f) 13

Braginsky, Alexander (isr/usa) 89,98

Bronevetzky, Vladislav (rus) 93

Brousseau, Michel (can) 52,56

Brubaker, Bruce (usa) 41

Bulychev-Okser, Michael (rus) 99

Büning, Eleonore (frg) 10

Caballé Domenech, Josep (esp) 29

Cahová, Eva (slvk) 81

Canino, Bruno (it) 22

Cappello, Roberto (it) 46,59,61

Cartier-Bresson, Hortense (f) 65

Casanova, Chema (esp) 90

Cebro, Carlos (ur) 38,82

Chang, Hae-Won (cor) 64

Chang, Hyoung-Joon (cor) 8

Chemin, Muriel (f) 49

Chen, Sa (chn) 41

Cheng, Angela (can) 97,100

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Chepurenko, Natalja (ukr) 4

Chernyavskaya, Milana (ukr) 4,11

Chircop, Alan (mlt) 24,42,85

Chiu, Frederic (usa) 70

Choi, Yunhee (cor) 67

Christianou, Elena (gr) 89

Chukovskaya, Irina (rus) 37

Clement, Jean-Yves (f) 94

Codegoni, Ermanno (it) 53

Cohen, Arnaldo (brs) 96

Colom, Josep (esp) 92

Coppola, Mario (it) 44,52

Cornil, Dominique (b) 4

Daalmeijer, Joop (hol) 70

Dalberto, Michel (f) 82

Dalibaltayan, Ruben (arm) 47

Dan, Zhaoyi (chn) 64

Dang, Ngoc Giang Quan (vtn) 104

Dang, Thai Son (vtn) 5,21,25

D'Argoubet, Cathérine (f) 6

Darska Havasi, Izabella (hun) 74,75

Davidov, Michael (esp/isr) 34,89,91

De Amicis, Michela (it) 55

De Maria, Pietro (it) 32,41

De Solís y Peiró, Rafael (esp) 91

Delia García, Ana (esp) 85

Delle Vigne, Aquiles (arg) 18,35

Delorko, Ratko (a) 11,61

Dente, Sabrina (it) 55

Desert, Claire (f) 15

Desimpelaere, Ayrton (b) 4

Dheur, Patrick (b) 55

Di Bella, Lorenzo (it) 44,56

Di Cristofano, Antonio (it) 47,58

Didenko, Yuri (rus) 42

Dimitriu, Ioan-Dragos (rum) 77

Doallo, Nora (arg) 59

Doidjashvili, Manana (geor) 38,82

Donchev, Ivan (bul) 52

Donohoe, Peter (gb) 40

Dubal, David (usa) 101

Dumont, Aurélien (f) 19

Dvarionas, Justas (lit) 27,32,34

Dvorkin, Vsevolod (rus) 54

Ebi, Akiko (jpn) 12,23,32,66

Ebralidze, Merab (geor) 99

Eganian, Svetlana (arm/f) 3,31,54,85

Eggericx, Alexandre (b) 4

Egorova, Violetta (rus) 63

Eguchi, Fumiko (jpn) 64

Eickhorst, Konstanze (frg) 6,17

Eliashevich, Pavel (rus) 46,77

Elisi, Enrico (it) 97

Elton, Christopher (gb) 9,12,96

Engel, Konrad Maria (frg) 33

Escher, Pierig (ch) 20

Escudero Braquehais, Gabriel (esp) 90

Falossi, Marco (it) 53

Ferra, Angelika (a) 1

Ferrer Laloe, Emmanuel (esp) 76

Fialkowska, Janina (can) 21,40,70

Flageollet, Véronique (f) 19

Fock, Manfred (frg) 30

Françaix, Claude (f) 14

Frankl, Péter (hun) 70

Frey, Nikolaus (frg) 32

Frölich, Andreas (frg) 3,31,47,84,87,88

Fu, Hong (chn) 76

Fu, Renchang (chn) 29

Fukui, Akiko (jpn) 64

Gadjiev, Sijavus (rus) 47,58

Galdo, Pablo (esp) 92

Galopin, Marie-Christine (f) 19

Gamba, Filippo (it) 56

Gardon, Olivier (f) 35,36

Gelenbe, Deniz Arman (tur/f) 35,37,76

Gil, Yejin (cor) 71

Gililov, Pavel (ukr/frg) 8,23,27,81

Giménez Attenelle, Albert (esp) 86

Giordano, Roberto (it) 46

Giraud, Bertrand (f) 14

Giusiano, Philippe (f) 73

Glazier, Richard (usa) 99

Goetzke, Bernd (frg) 35

Gothoni, Ralf (fin) 21

Groethuysen, Andreas (frg) 10

Groh, Markus (frg) 20,70

Gruzman, Grigory (isr) 27,30,34

Gulyak, Sofya (rus) 44

Gutdeutsch, Walter (frg) 91

Hagmann, Peter (ch) 23

Hamelin, Marc-André (can) 96

Hamilton, Robert (usa) 103

Han, Kaya (cor) 7

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Harimoto, Emiko (jpn) 65

Hecht, Thomas (usa) 34

Heisser, Jean-François (f) 86

Hellwig, Klaus (frg) 49

Henzold, Olaf (frg) 69

Hobson, Ian (gb) 40

Horvath, Nicolas Paul (f) 16

Houssin, Sophie (f) 14

Howard, Leslie (aus) 70

Huang, Peiyu (chn) 27

Iannone, Pasquale (it) 49,51,61

Ibanescu, Corina (rum) 77

Ikeba, Ayami (jpn) 61

Ikeda-Chevalier, Tamayo (jpn) 94

Ilja, Ivari (est) 79

Ionescu, Pavel (rum) 61

Ioudenitch, Stanislav (uzb/usa) 78,103

Ishii, Katsunori (jpn) 66

Ishii, Naomi (jpn) 64

Itoh, Kei (jpn) 65

Iwasaki, Shuku (jpn) 43

Jabłoński, Krzysztof (pol) 71

Januševicius, Gintaras (lit) 68

Jasiński, Andrzej (pol) 9,25,64,74

Jastrzebska-Quinn, Anna Maria (pol) 36

Jepsen, Martin Lysholm (dan) 72

Jo, Hyeon-Seon (cor) 67

Joffe, Dina (isr/frg) 21,40

Jones, Ian (gb) 80

Joo, Eung Young (cor) 104

Joó, Imola (hun/a) 2

Ju, Jin (chn) 67

Kachnov, Pavlo (ukr) 95

Kalichstein, Joseph (usa) 96

Kaneko, Katsuko (jpn) 64

Kang, Sung-Suk (cor) 2

Kasik, Martin (cz) 25,81

Katsaris, Cyprien (f) 39

Kaufmann, Klaus (frg) 10

Kazakevich, Mikhail (rus) 37

Keller, Michael (frg) 33

Kenner, Kevin (usa) 25,41,71

Kern, Olga (rus/usa) 69,79

Khokhlov, Mikhail (rus) 78

Kikuchi, Reiko (jpn) 64

Kim, Michael Injae (can) 98

Kim, Seon-Jeong (cor) 14

Kirchhoff, Mikhail (rus) 42

Kirschnereit, Matthias (frg) 24

Kledzik, Alicja (pol) 73

Koch, Tobias (frg) 25

Kodama, Mari (jpn) 41,96

Kogan (Morozova), Ksenia (rus) 4

Kolodin, Elza (pol/frg) 6

Koltun, Florian (frg) 28

Kominek, Bartłomiej (pol) 55

Konstantinidis, Georges (gr) 39

Korecka-Soszkowska, Maria (pol) 74

Korsantiya, Alexander (geor) 98,100

Krismant, Tensy (cub) 89

Krüger, Roland (frg) 57

Kupiec, Ewa (pol) 21,23

Kuroda, Aki (jpn) 54

Kuzmin, Jelica (crt) 28

Kwok, Gabriel (hk) 9,31,64

Lafontaine, Loïc (f) 19

Lago, Juan (esp) 83

Lama, Carles (esp) 37,76

Lamas, Natalia (esp) 84,85,87,88

Lane, Alan Piers (aus) 80

Laneri, Olaf John (it) 57

Lanner, Eduard (a) 1

Lapšanský, Marián (slvk) 27,81

Larosa, Concetta (it) 46

Larsen, Lavard Skou (dan) 3

Latarche, Vanessa (gb) 19,44

Lazko, Igor (rus) 57

Le Naour, Michel (f) 19

Le, Ho Hai (vtn) 104

Lebedev, Alexei (rus) 67,82

Leclère, Hugues (f) 15

Lee, Kyung-Sook (cor) 69

Lee, Sun Kyung (cor) 19

Lefèvre, Alain (can) 5

Leljak, Dorian (crt/serb) 51,57,80,99

Leporatti, Gabriele (it) 26

Lev, Tomar (isr) 18

Li, Chenxi (chn) 58

Li, Min-duo (chn) 9

Li, Yuanxizi (chn) 31,83

Licad, Cécile (phl) 22

Lim, Soo-Yeon (cor) 13

Linares, Miguel Ángel (esp) 87

Liu, Meng-Chieh (tai) 79

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Liu-Tawaststjerna, Hui-ying (tai/fin) 75,93

Lively, David (usa) 82

Lomazov, Marina (ukr) 102

Loukidou, Nora (gr) 39

MacGregor, Joanna (gb) 34

Machnik, Piotr (pol) 45

Maiorca, Giuseppe (it) 48

Maleš, Zlata (slvn) 47

Malikova, Anna (rus) 10

Mamriev, Albert (isr) 16,59,87,88,95

Manaseryan, Levon (arm) 4

Mannino, Dario (it) 42

Mantovani, Angelo Achille (it) 53

Marco, Patrick (f) 19

Mardirossian, Vahan (arm) 28,58,94

Marengoni, Sergio (it) 62

Margulis, Jura (rus/frg) 24,39

Marín Moret, Carles (esp) 87

Markov, Mikhail (rus/hol) 28

Marshev, Oleg (rus/it) 48,50

Martin, Julian (usa) 100

Martinovic, Ratimir (mont) 58

Matschke, Uwe (frg) 39

Matsuyama, Gen (jpn) 2

Mauser, Siegfried (frg) 23

McDermott, Anne-Marie (usa) 96

Meir, Baruch (isr/usa) 103

Meister, Rudolf (frg) 29

Mercier, Hélène (can) 5

Merlet, Dominique (f) 8,9

Mescoli, Gino (it) 53

Meshkuna-Slater, Marika (gb) 36

Mielgo Carrizo, Pablo (esp) 29

Mikami, Katsurako (jpn) 66

Mikulski, Dariusz (pol) 29

Min, Klara (cor/usa) 101

Mocsári, Károly (hun) 17

Möller, Stephan (frg/a) 2

Molteni, Cristina (it) 43

Monopoli, Francesco (it) 52

Montalban Vazquez, Ofelia (cub) 88

Moon, Yong-Hi (cor) 32

Moral, Antonio (esp) 6

Morales Alonso, Leonel (cub/esp) 3,9,16,31,

Moretti, Maurizio (it) 61 \ 43,87

Mouradian, Aida (f) 19

Moutouzkine, Aleksander (rus) 78

Müllenbach, Alexander (lux) 24

Müller, Christian (frg) 34

Murawska, Maria (pol) 75

Murina, Ekaterina (rus) 29

Mužijevic, Predrag (bosn) 5

Nashke, Matthias (frg) 41

Natochenny, Lev (rus) 24

Natsvlishvili, Natalia (geor) 34

Nemirovski, Pascal (f) 20

Neriki, Shigeo (jpn) 65

Neuburger, Jean-Frédéric (f) 19

Nojima, Minoru (jpn) 9

Norris, David Owen (gb) 5

Nosè, Alberto (it) 21,50,69

O'Conor, John (irl) 8,9

Oh, Yoon-Ju (cor) 74

Okamoto, Michiko (jpn) 64

Ollivier, Yann (f) 19

Onay, Gülsin (tur) 94

Organiszczak, Anna (pol) 73

Ortiz, Antonio (esp) 83

Ortiz, Cristina (brs) 5,49,69

Osborne, Steven (gb) 79

Osińska, Ewa (pol) 82

Osokins, Sergejs (lat) 68

Ott, Éva Mária (hun) 1

Ovchinnikov, Vladimir (rus) 78

Ovens, Tim (frg) 73

Paleczny, Piotr (pol) 8,64

Palese, Carlo (it) 63

Paliy, Olga (ukr) 68

Palko, Benedicte (fin) 86

Palmer, Robert (usa) 35

Pantillon, Marc (ch) 6,7

Papadiamandis, Matthieu (f) 19

Pegoraro, Roberto (it) 63

Perrotta, Maria (it) 48

Perry, John (usa) 9

Petrushansky, Boris (rus/it) 48,62

Piboule, Aline (f) 13

Pobłocka, Ewa (pol) 12,25,35,66

Pochekin, Stanislav (rus/esp) 89,93

Poghosyan, Karine (arm) 2

Pompa-Baldi, Antonio (it) 15,98,100

Ponce, Walter (bol) 41

Pöntinen, Roland (sw) 21

Popis, Jan (pol) 73

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Popowa-Zydroń, Katarzyna (pol) 38,75

Potenza, Giulio (it) 37

Prats, Jorge Luis (cub) 41

Premuroso, Valerio (it) 83

Pressler, Menahem (isr/usa) 40

Prió, Enric (esp) 93

Pröll, Roland (frg) 90

Queffélec, Anne (f) 6,22

Quero Castro, Rafael (esp) 86

Rajski, Wojciech (pol) 29

Ransom, William (usa) 14

Rasca, Luca (it) 45,52,55

Raskin, Philippe (b) 3,16,54,83,95

Rastogi, Søren (dan) 12

Rave, Clemens (frg) 33

Reach, Pierre (f) 2,94

Reich, Frank-Joachim (frg) 76,104

Reyes, Eliane (b) 82

Riddle, Glenn (aus) 39

Risaliti, Riccardo (it) 49,60

Rivera, Daniel (arg) 56

Robbins, Gerald (usa) 99

Roberti, Olivier (b) 4

Rogala, Jacek (pol) 73

Romanovsky, Alexander (ukr) 78

Rose, Jerome (usa) 23

Rossi Vimercati, Maria Grazia (it) 53

Rouvier, Jacques (f) 23

Rozanova, Elena (rus) 17

Ruiz, Juan Manuel (esp) 87

Runtz, Michel (f) 13

Rybicki, Marian (pol/f) 17

Sabatini, Donella (it) 56

Sakai, Chiharu (jpn) 66

Salazar, Myrthala (mex) 3,83

San Pietro di Monte Rosso, Gilbert (f) 28

Sandu, Constantin (rum) 76

Schadler, Elisabeth (a) 1

Schenly, Paul (usa) 8

Scheps, Ilja (rus/frg) 15,31,58

Schieppati, Luca (it) 48

Schirmer, Markus (a) 1,32

Schmidt, Johan (b) 15

Schmitt-Leonardy, Wolfram (frg) 24,29

Schmitz, Eberhard (frg) 30

Schottky, Franz (frg) 63

Schuch, Herbert (frg) 22

Schwarz, Gerard (usa) 101

Scott, Graham (gb) 60

Seehafer, Reinhard (frg) 29

Seki, Takahiro (jpn) 45

Sekimoto, Shohei (jpn) 65

Sen, Emre (tur) 94

Sepashvili-Flashaar, Ketevan (geor) 2

Serizawa, Keiji (jpn) 64

Sevilla, Jean-Paul (f) 12

Shamo, Vladimir (frg) 95

Sharon, Boaz (usa) 69

Sheldon, R. Douglas (usa) 5

Shereshevskaya, Rena (rus) 78

Shevchenko, Tatyana (ukr) 72

Shibata, Ryuichi (jpn) 64

Shin, Soo-Jung (cor) 79

Shorr, Aaron (gb) 79

Shybayeva, Hanna (belo) 26

Sigfridsson, Henri (fin) 65

Simon, Sabine (frg) 25

Simonian, Stepan (rus) 30,32

Skwara, Oliwia Danuta (pol) 37

Slatkin, Leonard (usa) 96

Slutsky, Boris (usa) 98

Smolij, Mariusz (pol) 87

Soares, Claudio (brs) 65

Sobula, Marian (pol) 56

Sokolov, Alexey (rus) 7

Sorel, Alexandre (f) 19

Soriano, Joaquín (esp) 38,66

Sorrentino, Paola (it) 77

Stabbioli, Edoardo (it) 63

Stańczyk, Anna Maria (pol) 58

Stanetti, Ðorde (crt) 11

Stankeviciute, Edita (lit) 37

Starodubtsev, Evgeni (rus) 46

Stefanovic, Tamara (serb) 22

Stefańska, El bieta (pol) 73

Steinberg Guzman, Delia (esp) 91

Stenzl, Hans-Peter (frg) 45

Stenzl, Volker (frg) 45

Stibor, Christoph (frg) 32

Stillo, Luigi (it) 52

Suda, Mamiko (jpn) 82

Sullivan, Gil (aus) 71

Sunwoo, Yekwon (cor) 29

Swann, Jeffrey (usa) 101,102

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Świtała, Wojciech (pol) 72,73

Szczepańska, Barbara (pol/frg) 27

Tacchino, Gabriel (f) 5

Takeda, Mari (jpn) 64

Takemoto, Kyoko (jpn) 64

Taneva, Borislava (bul) 18

Tang, Jin (chn) 30,59

Tang, Zhe (chn) 10,103

Tanganelli, Luigi (it) 52

Tapia, Miguel Ángel (esp) 84,85,87,88

Tarallo, Antonio (it) 43

Tatarski, Andrzej (pol) 75

Taverna, Alessandro (it) 50

Tawaststjerna, Erik T. (fin) 12,96

Tchetuev, Igor (ukr) 78

Teixeira Lopes, Álvaro (prt) 76

Terrado, Purificació (esp) 93

Thiagarajan, Krishna (ind) 79

Thiry, François (b) 4

Tkaczewski, Krystian (pol) 83,99

Tolomelli, Barbara (it) 59

Toradze, Aleksander (geor/usa) 96

Torrigiani, Luca (it) 56

Trabucco, Luca (it) 11,45

Tran, Thu Ha (vtn) 104

Treherne, John (gb) 36

Tricarico, Enrico (it) 52

Tropp, Vladimir (rus/gb) 38

Trovajoli, Claudio (it) 50

Trull, Natalja (rus) 20

Trythall, Richard (usa) 62

Tsunekawa, Yoko (jpn) 38

Tuite, Peter (irl) 79

Tutunov, Alexander (belo) 87

Ueno, Makoto (jpn) 65

Ungureanu, Mihai (rum) 58

Valente, Giovanna (it) 46

Valero, Pedro (esp) 90

Valero, Pilar (esp) 90

Van der Westhuizen, Pierre (rsa/usa) 31

Van Zabner, Antoinette (usa) 77

VandenEijnden, Jean-Claude (b) 3

Vardi, Arie (isr) 40

Vásáry, Tamás (hun) 92

Vavic, Anika (serb) 62

Vaysse-Knitter, Frederic-Philippe (f) 17

Veljkovic, Natasa (a) 11

Vered, Ilana (isr) 20

Vert, Philippe (f) 18

Vestini, Giovanna (it) 55

Villa, Elisabetta (it) 43

Villalba, María Luisa (esp) 91

Vincenzi, Marco (it) 60

Virsaladze, Eliso (geor) 39,40,81

Vitaite, Veronika (lit) 72

Von Arnim, Arnulf (frg) 9

Von der Heydt, Martin (frg) 75

Voskresensky, Mikhail (rus) 9

Wang, Jia (chn) 33

Wang, Xin (chn) 28

Wang, Yang (chn) 33

Weber, Janice (usa) 100

Weyand, Uta (frg) 12,32

Wibaut, Frank (gb) 35

Wiek, Florian (frg) 62

Wilk, Slawomir (pol) 68

Witkowski, Fabio (brs) 84,85,87

Witkowski, Gisele (brs) 84,85,87

Wladkowski, Michael (f) 18

Wojtal, Waldemar (pol) 72

Wojtas, Stefan (pol) 72

Wu, Ying (chn) 8,9,10

Yablonskaya, Oxana (rus/usa/isr) 103

Yaksic Beckdorf, Thomas (chl) 78

Yaroshinskiy, Andrey (rus) 81

Yassa, Ramzi (eg) 40

Zacharias, Christian (frg) 6

Zhu, Xiao-mei (chn) 22

Zilberkant, Edward (usa) 98,101

Zilberstein, Lilya (rus) 23,78

Živkovi c,

Ninoslav (serb) 80

Zohar, Asaf (isr) 103

Zvi, Idith (isr) 38

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.

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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. In Marbella (Spain), the jury deliberations are even webcast! At a

new competition in Salzburg (2019), three different juries will decide and award prizes!

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 undoubtedly 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 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:

(NB: the table is only indicative and not exhaustive. Also other competitions have thought about

this. Rules and conditions may also change.)

Competition Time period (*) additional remarks

Esp - Barcelona M. Canals last 2 years

Esp - Campillos last 2 years also no private teaching

Esp - Ricard Viñes

last 2 years

Frg - Bonn Telekom Beethoven last 4 years (**)

Frg - Aachen MozARTe

current

Geor - Tbilisi

last 3 years

Isr - Tel Aviv Rubinstein 10 months

It - Massarosa last 2 years not any teaching relationship

It - Monza Rina Sala Gallo last 2 years

It - Orbetello

last 2 years

It - Sergeno Pozzoli

ongoing teaching

It - Rome Roma-Chopin last 2 years not any teaching relationship

It - Grosseto Scriabin

last 2 years

It - Taranto A. Speranza last 2 years not under any circumstances

It - Verona

last 2 years

N - Bergen Grieg last 5 years nor privately nor master cl.***

Pol - Bydgoszcz Paderewski last 3 years also no private teaching

Pol - Szafarnia Chopin

current

USA - Dallas

current

USA - Fairbanks Alaska e-Comp. last 5 years nor master class after acceptance

USA - Hilton Head last 5 years nor privately nor coaching

USA - Milwaukee PianoArts last 2 years nor coaching or accepted as stud.

USA - New York NYIPC any time nor coaching

USA - Salt Lake City Bachauer last 5 years on a regular basis

*: 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, but there may be an additional rule:

***: after acceptance into the competition, no master class is allowed with any of the jury members.

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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.

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 decided to publish all the points:

- Warsaw (Poland) Chopin (already since 2010)

- Bolzano (Italy) Busoni

- Monza (Italy) Rina Sala Gallo

- Hamamatsu (Japan)

- Las Rozas (Spain) Spanish Composers

- Bergen (Norway) Grieg

- Sendai (Japan)

- Marbella (Spain)

- Verona (Italy)

- Poznań (Poland) Czerny-Stefanska

- Beijing (China) Arthur Rubinstein (Y)

- Moscow (Russia) Krainev (Y)

- Darmstadt (Germany) Chopin

- Aachen (Germany) ClaviCologne

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 Láznĕ

(Czech Rep.), the Brahms Competition in Pörtschach (Austria) and the Chopin

Competition in Hartford (CT, USA) (not affiliated with AAF).

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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 about this AAF Conference on the next page.

© Antoni Bofill

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AAF Conference schedule

Sunday, 18 March 2018

H10 Cubik Hotel, Via Laietana 69, 08003 Barcelona

20:00 – 22:00 Welcoming Reception

& Registration

Monday, 19 March 2018

Petit Palau - Palau de Música, Barcelona

09:00 – 09:50 Registration (cont’d)

10:00 – 10:20 Welcome & Introduction

10:30 – 11:15 Session 1 Publicity, announcements Panel A

How to attract participants?

11:15 – 12:00 Coffee break

12:00 – 13:00 Session 2 Preselection procedures Panel B

13:00 – 15:00 Lunch break

15:00 – 15:45 Session 3 What AAF can do for you

15:50 – 16:45 Session 4 Students of jury members Panel C

16:45 – 17:15 Tea break

17:15 – 18:15 Session 5 Reaching out Panel D

- webcasts

- concert opportunities

- networking, collaborations

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Petit Palau - Palau de Música, Barcelona

09:15 – 09:50 [optional] Guided tour through the Palau de Música

10:00 – 10:15 Introduction - today’s agenda

10:20 – 11:10 Session 6 Transparency / Publishing votings Panel E

11:15 – 12:00 Coffee break

12:00 – 13:00 Session 7 What to do with inconvenient situations? Panel F

Open discussion

13:00 – 15:00 Lunch break

15:00 – 15:45 Session 8 New developments / online competitions Panel G

15:50 – 16:30 Session 9 Budgetting / prizes & packages Panel H

16:30 – 17:15 Tea break

17:15 – 18:00 Session 10 Youth & Amateur Competitions Panel I

18:00 – 18:30 Conclusion

With this conference, AAF aims at having constructive discussions and hopes to present

possible solutions to issues, which competition organisers face. All these topics are not

only important for the organisers of international piano competitions, but are also of

interest to jury members and competitors.

Many organisers of competitions from all over the world have already confirmed to be

present. Should others also consider to attend, they are kindly requested to contact AAF

mail@alink-argerich.org

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Australia | Sydney

2020 COMPETITION

ENTRIES OPEN MID 2018

SYDNEYPIANOCOMPETITION.COM.AU | INFO@SYDNEYPIANOCOMPETITION.COM.AU

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Austria | Graz

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Austria | Graz

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Austria | Oberschützen

Wednesday, 7/11/18 –

Saturday, 10/11/18

Institut Oberschützen der Kunstuniversität Graz

Hauptplatz 8, 7432 Oberschützen

Burgenland, Austria

FIFTH INTERNATIONAL

JENÖ TAKÁCS PIANO

COMPETITION FOR

YOUNG PIANISTS

CATEGORIES

A: birth years 2006-2008

B: birth years 2003-2005

C: birth years 2000-2002

Information & Registration:

www.takacscompetition.org

Member of the Alink-Argerich Foundation since 2010

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Austria | Salzburg

Mozarteum University Salzburg

Juries

in Competition

Gestaltung: www.ruth-schmidthammer.de

The rather different piano competition

World Premiere

5 – 14 February

2019

3 independent juries

3 competitions in one

3 x 3 prizes, triple chances

Prizes

30,000 Euros

Application deadline:

August 31

st, 2018

More information:

www.uni-mozarteum.at/en/kunst/jic

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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

10th International

Rosario Marciano

Piano Competition

“Jubilee Edition”

Final Round: Concerti by Mozart and Beethoven

New VIS Orchestra, conductor: Georgi Nikolov

Age Groups

I born in 1983 or later Entry fee € 150.-

3 rounds, with concerto finals

II born in 2000 or later Entry fee € 110.-

2 rounds, ca. 15/30 min.

Jury George Borisov Russia/USA

Chih-Long Hu Taiwan/USA

Naomi Ishii Japan

Imola Joó Hungary/Austria

Stephan Möller Germany/Austria

Maurizio Moretti Italy/France

Carol Morgan Great Britain/Austria

Kurt Seibert Germany

Johans Klaviersalon

Ehrbar Hall,

Vienna, Austria, August 13-19, 2018

Prizes

Monetary awards:

• Euro 5,000.- total

Grand Prix Rosario Marciano:

• Euro 2,000.-

• Recital in Vienna

• CD publication

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, 2018

VIP Academy masterclasses & festival

August 4-12, 2018

Detailed information:

Vienna International Pianists

Rauchfangkehrergasse 11/1/5

1150 Vienna, Austria

Ph: (+43) 1 – 9294027

vipacademy@pianists.at

www.pianists.at

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Belgium | Brussels

International Competition for Young Pianists

«Merci, Maestro!»

April 20 th -22 nd , 2018 in Brussels

Jury members

Nataliya Chepurenko

François Thiry

Milana Chernyavska

Olivier Roberti

Lubov Aroutiounian

Eliane Reyes

Alexandre Eggericx

Registration

CATEGORY A: for candidates up to 10 years old

CATEGORY B: for candidates from 11 to 14 years old

CATEGORY C: for candidates from 15 to 20 years old

Prizes

CATEGORY A:

First prize:

Second prize:

Third prize:

CATEGORY B:

First prize:

Second prize:

Third prize:

CATEGORY C:

First prize:

Second prize:

Third prize:

200 EURO

150 EURO

100 EURO

400 EURO

300 EURO

200 EURO

600 EURO

400 EURO

250 EURO

+ scholarship for master classes

+ prizes for the youngest in all categories

Contact

info@mercimaestro.be

Sign up before March 1 st 2018 (EU citizens)

www.mercimaestro.be

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Belgium | Brussels

QUEEN ELISABETH COMPETITION

piano

04 → 30/05/2020

04 → 09/05 First round FLAGEY

11 → 16/05 Semi-final FLAGEY

25 → 30/05 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

LAUREATES PIANO 2016 © BRUNO VESSIEZ

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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 4 T H - 1 6 T H D E C E M B E R

2 0 1 8

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 8

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

Concours

8 - 15 septembre 2018

Pianistes nés après

le 8 septembre 1992

Pianists born after

September 8, 1992

Règlement - Rules : www.ciad.be

Concours International André Dumortier asbl

Avenue de la Résistance, 1

Tél. : (+32) 69 - 66 98 64

E-mail : info@ciad.be

7900 Leuze-en-Hainaut (Belgique)

Fax : (+32) 69 - 66 56 65

http://www.ciad.be

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Canada | Calgary

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“ Perhaps there are too many piano competitions,

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The Semifinals and Finals will be streamed

live at honens.com.

QUARTERFINALS

11 to 13 March in Berlin

19 to 21 March in New York

SEMIFINALS & FINALS

30 August to 8 September 2018

in Calgary

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Canada | Toronto

3rd TORONTO INTERNATIONAL

Piano Competition

October 13 to October 21, 2018

Entry deadline June 29, 2018

Opening Gala October 13 (Sat), 2018

First Round : October 14 (Sun) and Oct 15 (Mon), 2018

Second Round : October 16 (Tues) and Oct 17 (Wed), 2018

Semi-Final Round : October 19 (Fri) 2018

Held at P.C. Ho Theatre, CCC, 5183 Sheppard Ave E.,

Enquiries : (+1) 416 - 292-9293 ext 229 or info@ipianotoronto.ca

Final Concerto Round : October 21 (Sun)

Held at Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor Street West

Enquiries : (+1) 416 - 408-0208

www.rcmusic.ca

Competition Jury:

James Anagnoson (Canada)

Monique Duphil (France - USA)

Alexander Korsantia (Georgia - Canada)

Kum-Sing Lee (Canada)

Robert McDonald (USA)

Anton Nel (South Africa)

Pascal Rogé (France)

Official Piano Sponsor

Enquiries: (+1) 416 - 292-9293 ext 229

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China | Harbin

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China | Shenzhen

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China | Suzhou

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China | Zhuhai

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Croatia | Varaždin

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Croatia | Zagreb

/ 6 th SVETISLAV STANČIĆ

INTERNATIONAL PIANO

COMPETITION

3 rd – 8 th February 2018, Zagreb, Croatia

Vatroslav Lisinski Concert Hall

Registration deadline: 15 th December 2017

www.svetislavstancic.com.hr

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Croatia | Zagreb

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

YOUNG VIRTUOSO ZAGREB

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Czech Rep. | Hradec Králové / Prague

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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

34 th Smetana International Piano

Competition: Pilsen | November 2020

www.piano-competition.com

Conservatory of Pilsen

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Denmark | Århus

March 15 th - March 23 rd 2019

Musikhuset Aarhus · Denmark

Members of the jury

Søren Rastogi, Akiko Ebi, Erik T. Tawaststjerna,

Ewa Poblocka, Idil Biret, Markus Schirmer, tba.

Age limits

Category A: March 16 th 2003 - March 15 th 2008

Category B: March 16 th 1997 - March 15 th 2003

Total amount of prizes: 32,500 €

Application deadline: November 15 th , 2018

Aarhus International Piano Competition

Det Jyske Musikkonservatorium · Skovgaardsgade 2c · 8000 Aarhus C · Denmark

info@pianocompetition.dk · www.pianocompetition.dk

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England | Hastings

1 ST PRIZE: £15,000

Plus concert with the ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

+ other concerts in UK + USA

TOTAL PRIZE MONEY: £30,350

Entry by live audition in USA | London | Manchester | Tokyo | Milan | Berlin

or by video recording – see website for full details

FRANK WIBAUT

Artistic Director & Chair of the International Jury

NEXT COMPETITIONS: FEBRUARY/MARCH 2019 & 2020

Hastings

International

Musical

Festival

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England | Leeds

2018 COMPETITION

3 - 12 April

First Round in Berlin, New York, Singapore

6 - 15 September

Second Round | Semi-finals | Finals in Leeds

Watch the Competition unfold on Medici.tv

Artistic Directors

Life President

Global Ambassador

Paul Lewis CBE

Adam Gatehouse

Dame Fanny Waterman

Lang Lang

facebook.com/leedspiano | twitter.com/leedspiano

leedspiano.com | info@leedspiano.com | (+44) 113 - 244 6586

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England | Manchester

26 November – 1 December 2018

RNCM

James Mottram

International

Piano Competition

2018

Media Partner

First prize of: £10,000

Graham Scott Competition Director

Jury:

Danwen Wei (China)

Tamas Ungar (USA/Hungary)

Yoheved Kaplinsky (USA/Israel)

Kevin Kenner (USA)

Michael Lewin (USA)

Gabriel Kwok (Hong Kong)

Craig Sheppard (USA)

Graham Scott (UK)

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. The final round will be

accompanied by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.

www.rncm.ac.uk/jmipc

Supported by the James Mottram Bequest

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England | Newcastle

P

21 - 24 NOVEMBER 2018

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, UK

ENTRY DEADLINE: 1 OCTOBER 2018

the 11 th young

IANIST OF THE NORTH

international competition

in partnership with Kawai and Wiener Urtext

Age: under 21

Four age groups

National award-winning

educational programme

Individual feedback from the jury

and masterclasses

all included in the entry fee

(please see Rules for details)

2017:

Konstandin Tashko, Albania, 2 nd place under 21

(1 st place not awarded)

Asta Dora Finnsdottir, Iceland, 1 st place under 12

Perren-Luc Thiessen, USA, 1 st place under 17

ypn-competition.org

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England | Windsor

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England | Worthing

4 th Sussex International

Piano Competition

2018 - 7 th to 13 th May

Worthing, UK

Host family accommodation

CD Recording for winner

Champs Hill label

Prizes

1 st - £5000 2 nd - £2000

3 rd - £1000

& other prizes

2015 Winner

Varvara Tarasova — Russia

Concert and recital engagements

More details on Competition website

Applications are open

Closing date for Applications: 12 th January 2018

Quarter Final Draw: 2 nd February 2018

For Rules and Application Form

www.sussexipc.co.uk

E-Mail: tjc4sipc2018@gmail.com

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Finland | Helsinki

THE FIFTH

INTERNATIONAL

MAJ LIND

PIANO

COMPETITION

IN HELSINKI

YEAR 2022

Jiyoung Kim and The Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra. Photo Heikki Tuuli

The Sibelius Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki

P.O. Box 38, 00097 FI-00097 Uniarts, FINLAND

tel. (+358) 40 - 7104368 | majlind@uniarts.fi | majlindcompetition.fi

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France | Lagny-sur-Marne

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France | Lyon

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France | Maisons-Laffitte

2018

27 th May - 2 nd June

PARIS - Maisons-Laffitte

Anne Queffélec

Honorary President

Prize Winners 2017

1 st Prize : Balazs DEMENY (Hungary)

2 nd Prize : Zulfat FAKHRAZIEV (Russia)

3 rd Prize : Jinhong LI (China)

Total Prize money : €7,300 - 11 recitals

Levels 1 to 3 (27 th May), Amateur Concert Pianist (29 th May), Advanced (30 th May),

Excellence (28 th and 29 th May) and Concert Pianist (Qualifying auditions 31 st May and 1 st June, Final 2 nd June).

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

1th

nternat onal

compet tion

p ano

«

à Mayenne

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France

4 | 5 | 6 May 2018

application deadline : 7 April 2018

www.concourspianomayenne.fr

association Forte Piano : (+33) 6 - 07 87 38 42

conservatoire I. Bellocq : (+33) 2 - 43 11 19 73

conservatoire@legrandnord.fr

Alain Chauvel

Technicien accordeur de pianos

Coëvrons

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France | Orléans

ORLÉANS CONCOURS

INT ERNATIONAL

REPERTOIRE FROM 1900 TO PRESENT

13th INTERNATIONAL

PIANO COMPETITION

ORLÉANS - FRANCE

MARCH 8-18, 2018

CONCERT OF THE PRIZE

WINNERS

THÉÂTRE DES BOUFFES

DU NORD - PARIS

MARCH 26, 2018

8th INTERNATIONAL JUNIOR

COMPETITION « BRIN D’HERBE »

ORLÉANS - FRANCE

SPRING 2019

www.oci-piano.fr - info@oci-piano.fr - (+33) 2 - 38628922 / Facebook : Orléans Concours International

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France | Paris

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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

2 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 2019

15, 16, 17 February - 18 th Edition

> Application deadline : December 8, 2018

> Registration for Piano Campus is free

> Prizes : 18 000 €

> Ages 16 - 25

www.piano-campus.com

infos@piano-campus.com

(+33) 1 - 34351853

Next edition : 2020

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France | Roubaix

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France | Saint Priest

FRANCE

1, 2 & 3 February 2019

# 2 nd edition

Prizes 20 000 €

The five winning candidates of the first competition in 2017

1 ST PRIZE

Arsenii MUN

Age 18

Russia

2 ND PRIZE &

KNS CLASSICAL

SPECIAL PRIZE

Aristo SHAM

Age 21

Hong Kong

3 RD PRIZE &

AUDIENCE

PRIZE

Florian MITREA

Age 28

Romania

4 TH PRIZE

Roman

KOSYAKOV

Age 24

Russia

5 TH PRIZE

Fatima DZUSOVA

Age 26

Russia

www.ipc.stpriest.fr - ipc.stpriest@gmail.com

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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

DU 19 AU 22 AVRIL 2018 à VALENCE (FRANCE)

Président du jury : Dominique Merlet

le concours devient biennal : prochain concours en 2020

“Nous privilégions, au-delà de la maîtrise technique et de la virtuosité exigées

des candidats, les qualités expressives de l'interprète et sa capacité à transmettre,

dans le scrupuleux respect des styles musicaux abordés, une émotion sincère.”

Teresa Llacuna

Coordonnées site :

www.concours-piano-llacuna.fr

Dates d’inscription :

du 1 er décembre 17 au 1 er mars 2018

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France | Vanves

21 st International

Piano Competition Jean FRANÇAIX

13-15 April 2018, Vanves (France)

Prize:

Concerts, Money, Recording for Anima-Records

(www.entremuses.com/boutique)

Artistic Director:

Bertrand Giraud: www.bertrandgiraud.net

https://www.concoursinternational-jeanfrancaix.org

Informations:

Musici Artis Paris

5, rue Auguste Comte

92170 Vanves

(+33) 1 - 46383483

Concours.jf@wanadoo.fr

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Georgia | Tbilisi

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Germany | Aachen

International Piano Festival and Competition in cooperation with Conservatory of

Music and Dance Cologne / Aachen

Germany

Aachen / Cologne

4–11 March 2018

ClaviCologne

PIANO COMPETITION in 3 age groups (up to 35 years)

Total Prize Fund: €10 000

MASTER CLASSES

With world-class professors incl. Dmitri Bashkirov, Zhe Tang,

Andrea Bonatta, Aquiles Delle Vigne and others

CONCERTS

in Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands

Further information and registration: www.clavicologne-nrw.com

The best 5 finalists will take part in

Malta International Piano Competition 2018

Total Prize Fund 200,000 Euro!

Accommodation and participation are covered by Organizer

Contacts: ECCA GmbH, Reinoldstr. 6, 50676 Cologne, Germany

Phone: (+49) 221 - 39757671 • E-mail: culture@europcca.com

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Germany | Aachen

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Germany | Berlin

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Germany | Bonn

Congratulations!

the winners of the telekoM

Beethoven coMpetition 2017 Are:

1 st Alberto Ferro

2 nd Tomoki Kitamura

3 rd Ho Jeong Lee

Congratulations to our prize winners

and everybody who participated in

this year’s competition!

We are looking forward to the next

International Telekom Beethoven

Competition Bonn in December

2019:

ApplicAtion DeADline:

MAy 2019

Presented by:

For more information visit:

telekom-beethoven-competition.de

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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.

design: www.oblik.de

PRIZES TO BE AWARDED

approx. 23,500 €

At the end of the

competition a double CD

will be produced with the

prize winners.

CONDUCTOR 2018

Benjamin Bayl Australia

ORCHESTRA

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

media partner

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Germany | Darmstadt

Darmstadt

International

Chopin Piano

Competition

Chopin-Gesellschaft congratulates the

prizewinners of the XI Darmstadt International

Chopin Piano Competition 2017

1st prize: Piotr Pawlak, Poland

2nd prize: Katarzyna Golofit, Poland

3rd prize: Yeon-Min Park, South Korea

4th prize: Michal Szymanowski, Poland

5th prize: Nagino Maruyama, Japan

6th prize: Misora Ozaki, Japan

For details of next competition, see

www.chopin-gesellschaft.de

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Germany | Düsseldorf

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2ND International

Robert Schumann

Competition Düsseldorf

For Young Pianists

Up to 20 Years

March 6th to 10th 2019

Robert Schumann Hochschule Düsseldorf

www.schumann-competition.com

contact@schumann-competition.com

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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

9 th International German Piano Award 2019

March 31 – April 2

Alte Oper Frankfurt

Application deadline December 17 th 2018

For further information please visit our website: www.ipf-frankfurt.com

ERIC LU

Awardee International German Piano Award 2017

CONTACT

ORGANIZER International Piano Forum · www.ipf-frankfurt.com

info@ipf-frankfurt.com · Phone +49 69 79 534 82 200

ADDRESS Wiesenau 1 · 60323 Frankfurt am Main

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Germany | Geilenkirchen

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Germany | Hamburg

3rd ICoM Piano Award

Summer School (Academy) and

International Competition Hamburg Composers

Hamburg Germany

Piano Summer School (Academy)

Date: July 15-20, 2018

Professors:

Grigory Gruzman (Weimar), Manfred Fock (Kiel)

Emiko Harimoto (Tokyo), Stepan Simonian (Hamburg)

Special guest:

Prof. Matthias Kirschnereit

Deadline: April 30, 2018

International Competition

Hamburg Composers

Date: July 21-22, 2018

Jury:

Prof. Dr. H. Eberhard Schmitz, Chairman

Prof. Grigory Gruzman

Prof. Emiko Harimoto - Yoko Kitano

Prof. Stepan Simonian

Prof. Manfred Fock

Age groups: 14-17 and 18-36

Awards: € 1000, € 500, € 250 cash + Special Prizes

The Prizewinners will be accepted to the final round of

the 19 th OSAKA International Music Competition 2018

Deadline: April 30, 2018

Tel.: (+49) 40 - 35714753

Fax: (+49) 40 - 35714754

Detailed information / application form

www.icom-hamburg.de

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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

JeungBeum Sohn

1st prize piano 2017

Trio Karénine

2nd prize piano trio 2013

September 7 to 15, 2018

Piano trio

First prize 18,000 €

Van Baerle Trio

2nd prize piano trio 2013

September 2020

Piano solo

First prize 10,000 €

www.ard-musikwettbewerb.de

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Germany | Schlitz

Germany, Schloss Hallenburg, Schlitz

PIANALE International

ACADEMY & COMPETITION

PIANALE

Date: August 12 – 29, 2018

Pianists between 18 – 30 years

Professors:

Justas Dvarionas, Jun Kanno, Ralf Nattkemper,

Ewa Poblocka, Uta Weyand

Deadline: June 20, 2018

First stage: 12 minutes

Semifinal: 15 minutes

Final: 20 minutes

Awards:

· Semifinalists 500 €

· Finalists 1.000 €

· 10 Concert engagements for finalists

in Germany, Spain and England

Detailed information:

www.pianale.com

PIANALE JUNIOR

Date: August 12 – 22, 2018

Young pianists between 13 – 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

VII. Troisdorf International

Piano Competition

02. - 05. August 2018 · 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:

8. July 2018

Winners 2017:

1st Yoshiko Furukawa

(Japan)

2nd Peter Naryshkin

(Ukraine)

3rd Michael Grau

(Germany)

JIA WANG, Artistic Director · info@ifbmat.de / www.ifbmat.de

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Germany | Wernigerode

NEUE

STERNE

INTERNATIONAL

PIANO COMPETITION

WERNIGERODE 9 th – 15 th April 2018

29 th March – 4 th April 2020

www.neue-sterne-wernigerode.de

Send your application per e-mail to neuesterne@wernigerode.de

NO LATER THAN 31 st January 2018.

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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

! NEW PROGRAMME !

Applications close December 15, 2018

Age limit: 36 (born after March 21, 1982)

In cooperation with Hochschule für Musik Würzburg

www.bach-competition.de

ind 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

9th

“Giorgos Thymis”

International Piano Competition

Thessaloniki, Greece

10 - 18 January 2019

Final stage with the

Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra

at the Thessaloniki Concert Hall (Megaron)

Engagements in Greece and abroad

!Age limit: 32 years

Deadline for application:

December 15th, 2018

!

!

1 st PRIZE 5000 €

2 nd PRIZE 3500 €

3 rd PRIZE 2000 €

!

Patron: Association of Friends of the

Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra

!

“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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Hong Kong | Hong Kong

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VIII. International

Chopin Piano Competition

in Budapest

21 - 30 June 2018

I. category : born in or after 2005

two rounds : 10-15 min/round

II. category: born in or after 2001

two rounds : 20-25 min/ round

III. PROFESSIONAL category : born in or after 1983

preliminary round + three rounds

Hungary | Budapest

total amount of the prizes: 15 000 USD

invitations to concerts, special prizes, material awards

The jury :

among others

former prize winners and jury members of Warsaw International Piano Competitions :

Piotr Paleczny

Kazimierz Gierżod

Philippe Giusiano

Alberto Nosè

Ferenczy György Alapítvány - Chopin Társaság

György Ferenczy Foundation - Chopin Society

H - 1172 Budapest, Nagyszékes u. 8

competition@chopin-budapest.hu

www.chopin-budapest.hu

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Hungary | Budapest

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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

Email: info@dipc.ie

Web: www.dipc.ie

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Israel | Tel Aviv

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Italy | Abano Terme

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Italy | Bolzano

FERRUCCIO BUSONI

62 nd International Piano Competition

Bolzano – Bozen, Italy · 2018 – 2019

APPLY

NOW!

IVAN KRPAN

1 st Prize 2017

Preliminary Selections

22 – 29 August 2018

Finals

20 – 30 August 2019

Deadline for application

01.05.2018

A partner of

www.concorsobusoni.it

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Italy | Brescia

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Italy | Cantù

Città di Cantù 28 th International

Piano and Orchestra Competition

29 April - 7 May 2018

Città di Cantù

Assessorato per la Cultura

Prizes

1° € 5,000

2° € 2,000

3° € 1,000

for each section

Classical/Romantic

Piano Concerto

ORGANIZATION

Nuova Scuola di Musica di Cantù

Città di Cantù

PRESIDENT

Cristina Molteni

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Vincenzo Balzani

Il Concorso è membro

della Fondazione Alink-Argerich

The competition is a member

of the Alink-Argerich Foundation

SPECIAL PRIZE € 1.500

To the best performer

of Giovanni Allevi’s Concerto

Special prizes

€ 10,000

+ recitals and concerts

with orchestra

PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

“Mihail Jora”, Bacau - Romania

CONDUCTOR

Ovidiu Balan

Application form

before15 th April 2018

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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

QUARTO CONCORSO

PIANISTICO INTERNAZIONALE

fourth international piano competition

“ROBERTA GALLINARI”

ITALY 2019

Member of the

Alink-Argerich Foundation

since 2013

For more details follow us on:

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Italy | Cosenza

ICAMS

Istituto Calabrese

Arte Musica e Spettacolo

REGIONE CALABRIA

MUSIC

INTERNATIONA AWARD

Luciano Luciani

8

thINTERNATIONAL

PIANO COMPETITION

REGIONE CALABRIA

Cosenza - Italy

November 2018

www.concorsoluciani.it - concorsoluciani@gmail.com - cell (+39) 393.5689744

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Italy | Finale Ligure

45 th AUGUST 27

CONCORSO PIANISTICO INTERNAZIONALE

palma d'oro

INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION

FINALE LIGURE - ITALY

SEPTEMBER 1

2018

www.concorsopalmadoro.com

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2 PALMA D’ORO YOUNG ARTISTS

International Piano Competition

MAY 17 - 20

- 3 SECTIONS (UP TO 11 YEARS OLD / UP TO 14 YEARS OLD / UP TO 18 YEARS OLD)

- FREE PROGRAM - PRIZES: SCHOLARSHIPS AND CD PRODUCTION FOR PIANO RECITAL

- JURY: TATIANA LARIONOVA (RUS - PRESIDENT)

PAOLA ARRAS (ITA) - GULZHAMILYA KADYRBEKOVA (KAZ) - LUCA RASCA (ITA) - MAIA SEPP (EST) - LUCA TRABUCCO (ITA)

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45 International Piano Competition

PALMA D’ORO - PREMIO ALOISE VECCHIATO

- ONE SECTION (AGE LIMIT 35)

- ELIMINATORY ROUND (30 MIN) - FINAL ROUND (60 MIN)

PRIZES 1ST PRIZE 4500€ AND THREE RECITALS

2ND PRIZE 2000€ 3RD PRIZE 1000€

VECCHIATO SPECIAL PRIZE 500€

AUGUST 27 - SEPTEMBER 1

JURY 2018

TAKAHIRO SEKI (JPN) - PRESIDENT

FILIPPO ARLIA (ITA)

GULZHAMILYA KADYRBEKOVA (KAZ)

LUCA RASCA (ITA - ARTISTIC DIRECTOR)

VOLKER STENZL (GER)

LUCA TRABUCCO (ITA)

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

ASSESSORATO ALLA CULTURA

Fondazione

Rotariana

Carlo Berliri Zoppi

Premio Internazionale

Pianistico “A. Scriabin 2018”

VENTESIMA EDIZIONE

International Piano Competition

“A. Scriabin 2018” TWENTIETh EdITIoN

Associazione Musicale Scriabin

Info: e-mail: premioscriabin@gmail.com - www.premioscriabin.it

Teatro Comunale degli Industri

GROSSETO - Italia

19-25 Febbraio 2018

2018, 19 th - 25 th February

VENTUNESIMA EDIZIONE: 18 - 24 Febbraio 2019 / TWENTYFIRST EDITION 2019, 18 th - 24 th February

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Italy | Massarosa

6-9 June 2018

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PIANO

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Italy | Milan

8 th international piano competition Milan (Italy)

House of Rest for Musicians “G. Verdi Foundation” Buonarroti Square

p iano

talents

5 June - 10 June

2018

10,000 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

Senior Section

cat. F ages 15-17, cat. G ages 18-21

Artistic Director

M° Vincenzo Balzani

President of Pianofriends Association

Prof.ssa Catia Iglesias

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Registrations from 15 February to 15 May

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Italy | Milan

ASSOCIATION

PIANOLOVERS

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OVER 40

FIFTH INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION

FOR NON PROFESSIONAL PIANISTS OVER 40

OCTOBER 23/27 2018

MILAN / ITALY

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Italy | Monza

since 1947

25 th International

Piano Competition

Rina Sala Gallo

Info

www.concorsosalagallo.it

info@concorsosalagallo.it

#rinasalagallo25

7 th — 13 th

October 2018

Monza — Italy

promoted by

First prize — € 15,000

Second prize — € 7,500

Third prize — € 5,000

Comitato Concorso Pianistico

Internazionale Rina Sala Gallo

Alexander Panflov ~ Russia

Federico Nicoletta ~ Italy

Maddalena Giacopuzzi ~ Italy

24 th Edition

Winners 2016

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Italy | Naples

First International Piano Competition

The Neapolitan Masters

Our partners

Alexey Bogorad - Conductor of the Bolshoi Theatre (Russia)

Beijing Heyday Century Culture Development Company (China)

Da Vinci Classics (Japan)

5 - 9 December 2018

Naples, Italy

Recording Project (distributed worldwide)

Artistic Management

Concert Tours in Asia, Usa and Europe

www.neapolitanmasterscompetition.com

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Italy | Orbetello

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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 | Roma

XXVIII

COncorso pianistico INternazionale

ROMA

internat ional piano competition

Medal of the President of the Republic

November 2018

Deadline for applications

th

15 October 2018

Age limit

Young Sections (Soloists) - 19 and 25 years

Four Hands Duo and Two Piano Duo Sections - 35 years

Program: one round

“Chopin” Prize - 35 years

Program: three rounds (final solo stage and with orchestra)

First Prize - € 8,000.00 - Grand Piano B. Steiner - Prize Concerts

Founder and Artistic Director

MARCELLA CRUDELI

chopinroma

romapianocompetition

Associazione Culturale “Fryderyk Chopin” - www.chopinroma.it - info@chopinroma.it - Phone/Fax (+39) 06 - 5073889

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Italy | Sacile

International

Piano Competition

Sacile - ITALY

From 4 th to 11 th May 2018

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: March 8 th , 2018

AGE LIMIT: 32 years

PRIZES TO BE AWARDED:

34,600 euro + concert tour + recording

PROGRAMME: 4 rounds

Final round with orchestra

DESIGN / MIRKO FORT

JURY PRESIDENT:

Tomši Dubravka Srebotnjak

JURY MEMBERS:

Bloch Boris

Fu Hong

Kropfitsch Johannes

Lama Carles

Moon Ick-Choo

Turrin Roberto

Slovenia

Ukraine

China

Austria

Spain

South Korea

Italy

Sacile

VENICE

1h

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

M° Davide Fregona

TECHNICAL PARTNER

office@pianofvg.eu

www.pianofvg.eu

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Italy | San Benedetto del Tronto

rd

3

International

Piano Competition

La Palma d’Oro

May 2-6, 2018

San Benedetto del Tronto, Italy

Chairman of the Jury

Daniel Rivera

Artistic Director

Lorenzo Di Bella

First prize:

3,000 euro and 2 recitals

Info (+39) 333-7832878 | info@palmaoro.it

www.palmaoro.it

# PARTNER

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Italy | San Donà di Piave

6° CONCORSO PIANISTICO

INTERNAZIONALE

“Città di San Donà di Piave”

INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION

Winners edition 2017

DOMINIK WIZJAN

1st prize

EMANUELE DE CARIA

2nd prize ex aequo

SERENA VALLUZZI

2nd prize ex aequo

ALEKSANDAR DJERMANOVIC

3rd prize

15 - 20 Maggio 2018

San Donà di Piave (Venezia) - Italy

(San Donà di Piave is located only 25 kilometers from Venice)

www.pianoconcorsosandona.jimdo.com

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Italy | Seregno

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Italy | Seregno

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Italy | Taranto

MINISTERO

PER I BENI E

LE ATTIVITÀ

CULTURALI

Member of the

Alink-Argerich

Foundation

TARANTO, ITALY • 24, 25, 26 MAY 2018

Artistic Director Marco Vincenzi

Deadline for applications: april 30th, 2018

Very important: our round timings oblige us to accept only the first 50 applications

Jury: Pierluigi Camicia (Chairman, Italy), Siavush gadjiev (Russia), Jin Ju (China),

graham Scott (Great Britain), 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

PrograM

Preliminary round (duration 15 minutes)

1) Scarlatti: a fast Sonata of free choice or Paisiello: a Sonata of free choice.

2) one or more compositions of free choice (even contemporary repertoire may be included)

Semi-final round (duration 45 minutes)

1) a Sonata by Haydn, or Mozart, or Clementi, or Beethoven, or Schubert;

2) one or more compositions of free choice (even contemporary repertoire may be included)

Final round (duration 30 minutes)

One or more compositions of free choice (even contemporary repertoire may be included).

Finalists – if they consider it worthwhile – are allowed to present again one or more compositions from

those already played in the preliminary or semi-final round

www.amicidellamusicataranto.it/concorso

info: concsperanza@interfree.it - Tel. (+39) 338-8627146

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Italy | Trento

international Piano ComPetition

iv edition

July 4 th | 8 th 2018

Altopiano di Pinè | Trentino | Italy

Application Deadline June 4 th 2018

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

34° Concorso Internazionale

Valsesia Musica 2018

Violin and Orchestra 13 th - 18 th May 2018

(deadline 24 th April)

Juniores Competition 22 nd - 24 th June 2018

(deadline 1 st June)

Piano

29 th August

3 rd September 2018

(deadline 3 rd August)

Total Prize Money

€ 32,500

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 3 - 12, 2019

VERCELLI, ITALY

APPLICATION DEADLINE: JULY 21st, 2019

APPLICATION ONLINE: WWW.CONCORSOVIOTTI.IT

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Italy | Verona

C VERONA

INTERNATIONAL

PIANO

COMPETITION

2018

Verona | Italy

7. edition | September - October

concorsopianisticoverona.com | deadline July 31, 2018

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Japan | Hamamatsu

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Japan | Sendai

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Japan | Takamatsu

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Japan | Tokyo

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Japan | Tokyo

The 20th

International

Chopin Piano

Competition in ASIA

Final Stage: January, 2019 in Greater Tokyo, JAPAN

Application Deadline: October 10th, 2018

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/Chopinist Categories

17 different categories for various ages & levels

Special Prize JPY 100,000 (“Solo-Artist” and “Concerto-C” Category only)

Prestigious Jury

Andrzej

Jasinski

Piotr

Paleczny

Bronisława

Kawalla

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

2 018

2017 Grand Prize Winner

Syu Katayama

42nd PTNA Piano Competition

for Promising Pianists

Final Round : 18th-21st August, 2018 Tokyo

Grand Prize: 1,200,000 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.

PTNA Piano Competition

experience in the past is

indispensable.

Past prize winners and

further careers

Shiori Kuwahara (2nd, Viotti, 2017)

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)

Guest Jury 2018

Igor Roma (Italy)

Eleanor Wong (Hong Kong)

and one other juror

Past Jury

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

2017 James Anagnoson

Hortense Cartier-Bresson

Henri Sigfridsson

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.

STEINWAY & SONS

Suntory Hall

ASAHI 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 2018

First Preliminary

Rounds Solo

First Round (1)

Dates: June 9 (Sat) + 10 (Sun)

Deadline: May 7 (Mon)

First Round (2)

Dates: June 23 (Sat) + 24 (Sun)

Deadline: May 21 (Mon)

First Round (3)

Dates: July 3 (Tue) + 4 (Wed)

Deadline: June 4 (Mon)

Second Preliminary

Round Solo

Dates: August 1 (Wed) + 2 (Thu)

Place: Ishibashi-Memorial Hall

(Tokyo)

Third Preliminary

Round

Dates: August 4 (Sat)

Place: Ishibashi-Memorial Hall

(Tokyo)

Semi-Final Round Solo

Date: August 18 (Sat)

Place: Dai-ichi Seimei Hall (Tokyo)

Final Round Concerto

Date: August 21 (Tue)

Place: Suntory Hall (Tokyo)

Japan Philharmonic Orchestra

Chikara Iwamura (cond.)

Presented by PTNA

The Piano Teachers’ National Association of Japan

1-15-1 Sugamo Toshima-ku Tokyo, Japan, 170-8458 TEL: (+81) 3 - 39442481 FAX: (+81) 3 - 39442482 E-mail:oversea@piano.or.jp

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Korea | Busan

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Korea | Seoul

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Latvia | Riga

7 th Riga International Competition for Young Pianists

14 th – 16 th October 2018

Teacher Seminar &

Masterclass

Special category

for non-professional

piano students

Contact:

rigapiano@gmail.com

www.rigapiano.info

Application deadline:

September 15 th 2018

Open to young pianists

of all nationalities,

solo and four hands

Seven age groups

from 5 to 21 years

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Lithuania | Vilnius

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Mexico | Monterrey (Nuevo León)

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Monaco | Monte-Carlo

SOUS LE HAUT PATRONAGE DE SAS LE PRINCE SOUVERAIN ALBERT II DE MONACO

AVEC LE SOUTIEN DU GOUVERNEMENT PRINCIER

Compétition internationale

réservée exclusivement

aux finalistes des

concours internationaux

Un seul prix de 30.000€

PRIX PRINCE

RAINIER III

OPERA DE MONTE-CARLO

DU 3 AU 6 OCTOBRE 2018

www.montecarlomusicmasters.com

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Morocco | Casablanca

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Morocco | Rabat

Sous la Présidence d’Honneur de Son Altesse Royale La Princesse Lalla Meryem

Under the Honorary Presidency of Her Royal Highness Princess Lalla Meryem

13

ème/th

Rabat - Maroc / Morocco

Concours

International de Piano

Son Altesse Royale

La Princesse Lalla Meryem

du 1 er au 8 Novembre 2018 / 1 st - 8 th November 2018

GRAND PRIX S.A.R. La Princesse Lalla Meryem

Nour AYADI - Maroc

Grand Prix 2016

4,000 € & Concert Tour in Morocco,

Concert Tour in Europa

Second Prize : 2,000 € & Recital in Morocco

Third Prize : 1,000 € & Recital in Morocco

At least 12,000 € of prizes offered

Danilo MASCETTI - Italie

2 ème Prix 2016 ex-aequo

Free hotel accommodation offered to all accepted and

non-resident applicants

Age limit : 10-32 years

Deadline for application :

31/07/2018 for Young Pianists 1-2-3-4

01/09/2018 for the higher levels

Tetiana SHAFRAN - Ukraine

2 ème Prix 2016 ex-aequo

Royaume du Maroc

Ministère des Affaires Etrangères

et de la Coopération

اململكة املغربية

وزارة الشؤون الخارجية

و التعاون

www.concours-lalla-meryem.ma

Association Les Amitiés Musicales

concours.lalla.meryem@gmail.com

Tel : (+212) 660-711030 or (+212) 665-218332 // Fax : (+212) 537-752241

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Netherlands | Enschede

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Netherlands | Utrecht

International

Piano Competition

Prize winners

11th competition

Alexander Ullman 1991, United Kingdom

Minsoo Hong 1993, South Korea

Dina Ivanova 1994, Russia

12th edition in April 2020

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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

COMPETITION DATES

September 26 – 30 2018

Open to pianists of any nationality

born on or after 28 September 1990

TOTAL PRIZE POOL NZ$32,000

www.kipc.nz

New Zealand

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Norway | Bergen

1st

Prize

30 000

euro

The 16th International Edvard Grieg Piano Competition

1–9 September, 2018 • Bergen, Norway

Edvard Grieg Museum Troldhaugen

Application deadline: 20 April 2018

>> Sign up at griegcompetition.com

facebook.com/griegcompetition I twitter: @griegpianocomp

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Norway | Tromsø

THE 6

Top TH

of the World

INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION

JUNE 15-21, 2019 TROMSØ, NORWAY

Dear Pianist...

We welcome you to

apply for the 6th Top of

the World International

Piano Competition,

15-21 June 2019 in the

beautiful city of Tromsø.

Application opens

September/October

2018.

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 2019

Age limit: 17-35

(01.01.1984 - 01.01.2002)

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 2017

P.O. BOX 1295, N-9263

Tromsø, Norway

Mob. (+47) 913 - 86278

tori@topoftheworld.no

topoftheworld.no

1 st Prize

Dmitry

Shishkin

(Russia)

2 nd Prize

Bolai

Cao

(China)

3 rd Prize

Artem

Yasynskyy

(Ukraine/Germany)

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Panama | Panama

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Poland | Bydgoszcz

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Poland | Kielce

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Poland | Pozna ń

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Poland | Rzeszów

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Poland | Szafarnia

International

Fryderyk Chopin

Piano Competition

for Children and Youth

26

dla

Międzynarodowy

Konkurs Pianistyczny

im. Fryderyka Chopina

Dzieci i Młodzieży

Szafarnia 17-20 maja/May 2018 Poland

Termin nadsyłania zgłoszeń

15 marca 2018

The deadline for application

March 15th 2018

Więcej informacji na:

For more details:

www.szafarnia.art.pl

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Poland | Warsaw

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Poland | Warsaw

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Portugal | Porto

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Reunion Island

2 ND EDITION

INTERNATIONAL PIANO ISLAND

FESTIVAL & COMPETITION

1 - 10 december 2018

Reunion Island

Masterclasses - Competition - Faculty Recitals

International Faculty

Dang Thai Son

Antonio di Cristofano

Krystian Tkaczewski

and others...

Artistic Director: Congyu WANG

Application deadline: 1 st October 2018

Age limit: 35 years and under

Prizes to be awarded: 5,000€ + concerts + CD recording

Programme:

Semi Finals: 20mins free repertoire

Grand Final: 30mins free repertoire

www.pianoislandfestival.com

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Roumania | Brasov

TRANSYLVANIAN INTERNATIONAL

PIANO COMPETITION

PATRIA CONCERT HALL | BRASOV | ROMANIA

9-15 JULY 2018

WWW.TIPNOC.COM

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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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Scotland | Glasgow

Can Cakmur the SIPC 2017 winner.

Next competition: September 2020 Glasgow

www.scottishinternationalpianocompetition.com

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Serbia | Novi Sad

1st Prize Winners 2016

Kevin Jansson (Ireland)

A category

Tian Yuan Li (China)

B category

Lovre Marušić (Croatia)

C category

9th

INTERNATIONAL

ISIDOR BAJIĆ

PIANO MEMORIAL

COMPETITION

December 1 - 7, 2018

Application Deadline:

October 1, 2018

Njegoševa 9 21000 Novi Sad Serbia

email: office@pianomemorial.rs

www.pianomemorial.rs

Artistic Director

Dorian Leljak

Executive Director

Radmila Rakin-Martinović

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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 2017 Winners

Lovre Marušić (Croatia) - 1st Prize and Laureate

Moye Chen (China) - 2nd Prize

Alexander Kirk (UK) - 3rd Prize, ex aequo

Tommy Leo (Singapore) - 3rd Prize, ex aequo

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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Slovak Republic | Bratislava

Bratislava 14 th - 20 th September 2020

10 th J. N. Hummel

international

PIANO competition

DISCIPLINE Piano

AGE LIMIT 32 years

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION 30 th June, 2020

PRIZES TO BE AWARDED 1 st prize 6 000 € and three concerts in Slovakia

2 nd prize 3 000 €

3 rd prize 2 000 €

YU NITAHARA

1 st prize in 2017

KANA ITO

2 nd prize in 2017

TATIANA DOROKHOVA

3 rd prize in 2017

President Prof. Marian Lapšanský

Executive manager Prof. Markéta Štefková

Slovak Philharmonic, Medená 3, 816 01 Bratislava, Slovak Republic

Phone (+421) 2 - 20475266 • marketa.stefkova@filharmonia.sk • www.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

64 MCB 2018

10-23/03/

2018

Deadline for application

15/12/2017

Age limit

18-29, 01/01/2018

65 MCB 2019

23/03-04/04/

2019

Deadline for application

15/12/2018

Age limit

18-29, 01/01/2019

66 MCB 2020

21/03-02/04/

2020

Deadline for application

15/12/2019

Age limit

18-29, 01/01/2020

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

50,000 €

With the special support of

With the support of

Collaborators

International Music

Competition Maria Canals

Barcelona

T (+34) 93 - 2957251

info@mariacanals.org

www.mariacanals.org

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Spain | Campillos

12

DECEMBER 5 TH - 9 TH ,

2018

PRIZE WINNERS 2017

(From left to right):

1st Prize

Evans, Daniel Hyun-woo (GB)

2nd Prize

Feilmair, Florian (A)

3rd Prize

Nishimura, Shotaro (Jpn)

Juan Lago (Art. Dir) Far left

Open to all nationalities

No age limit

Application deadline: October 13th, 2018

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Spain | Ferrol

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Spain | Granada

Granada

5 th -15 th

July 2018

International Piano Masterclass,

Festival and Competition

21

FESTIVAL

Piano Concerts

Everyday

13

Curso Internacional de Piano Infantil - Juvenil

International Piano Course for Children & Teenagers

8th

www.concertsmariaherrero.com • www.leonelmorales.com • masterclass@concertsmariaherrero.com Cell: (+34) 609 03 00 56

www.mhpianocompetition.com

2013

2014

CONCURSO INTERNACIONAL DE PIANO MARÍA HERRERO

INFANTILE A. ages 10 and under

INFANTILE B. ages 11 - 13

JUVENILE. ages 14 - 16

YOUNG ARTISTS. ages 17 - 19

SENIOR. ages 20 - 35

concursopianomh@concertsmariaherrero.com

concursopianomh@gmail.com

Cell: (+34) 609 03 00 56

2014 2015

2016 2017

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FERD.THURMERPianofortefabrikseit1834·Konzertsekretariat

Spain | Jaén

60edición

“Premio

Jaén” 60

International

Piano

Competition

th th

April 4 -13

2018

(Jaén, España)

Member of the

Foundation ALINK-ARGERICH 2004

th

th

Deadline for application:

st

February 21 , 2018

Age Limit: 32 years old

Facilities, lodging, special

grants and recitals in the

Province of Jaén, see more on our

website.

Information: Concurso

Internacional de Piano Premio

“Jaén”. Diputación Provincial de

Jaén. Palacio Provincial. 23071

Jaén (España). E-mail:

premiopiano@dipujaen.es.

Tel.: (+34) 686 465 832

Next competitions:

th

rd

April 24 - May 3 , 2019

th th

April 15 - 24 , 2020

First Prize: 20,000 euros ,Gold Medal, Diploma, a

CD recording with the record label Naxos and a

concert tour (detailed information about the concerts

on website): www.dipujaen.es/premiopiano

Second Prize: 12,000 euros and Diploma.

Third Prize: 8,000 euros and Diploma.

SPECIAL PRIZES

"60º Edition, Chamber Music" Prize: 8,000 euros

and Diploma.

“Rosa Sabater” Prize, Spanish music prize: 6,000

euros and a concert in Jaén.

“Contemporary Music” Prize, compulsory work:

6,000 euros and Diploma.

“Audience Prize”: Bronze Sculpture .

Sponsors:

PIANOS

DE CONCIERTO

/premiopianojaen

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Spain | Las Rozas

19

th

INTERNATIONAL

PIANO COMPETITION

“Joaquín Rodrigo“

Concert Hall

Las Rozas (Madrid)

“SPANISH COMPOSERS”

Edition: José Luis Turina

th th

10 - 17 November 2018

Application deadline:

1 st October 2018

Prizes 2017 and Founders M.Herrero / L.Morales

INFORMATION: Cell: (+34) 609 03 00 56

E-mail:cipce@cipce.org • http://www.cipce.org

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Spain | Leganés

2 nd INTERNATIONAL PIANO

FESTIVAL AND COMPETITION

Ciudad de Leganés (Madrid)

17th - 22nd April 2018

• 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

Cell: (+34) 609 03 00 56 • (+34) 659 47 77 34

FUNDADORES:

Directora General: María Herrero

Director Artístico: Leonel Morales

Organiza:

Colaboran:

ESCUELA - CONSERVATORIO PROFESIONAL

Manuel Rodríguez Sales

Leganés

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Spain | Lleida

RICARD VIÑES

INTERNATIONAL

PIANO COMPETITION

Lleida, Catalonia (Spain)

A NEW CHALLENGE

2018

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

2019

27th to 30th June

2nd RICARD VIÑES PIANO KIDS

AND YOUTH

Open to young and talented hopefuls of all

nationalities born in the year 2002 or later

Three categories

cricardvines@paeria.cat

www.auditorienricgranados.cat/cricardvines/en

M. Carme Grasa

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Spain | Madrid

delia

steinberg

April 23 rd – 27 th , 2018

Madrid – Spain

37 th INTERNATIONAL

PIANO COMPETITION

Open to all nationalities

Application deadline: April 3 rd , 2017

Eligibility: pianists aged between 18 to 30 years

by the time of the competition

Member of the

Alink-Argerich

Foundation

INFORMATION:

Delia Steinberg

International Piano Competition

Pizarro Str. 19, Ground floor right

28004 Madrid, Spain

Phone: (34) 91 - 522 87 30

www.concursopianodeliasteinberg.org

www.concursopianodeliasteinberg.org

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Spain | Marbella

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Spain | Murcia

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Spain | Santander

JULY 25 – AUGUST 5, 2018

Santander, Spain

Jesús López Cobos, JURY CHAIRMAN

MEMBERS OF THE JURY: Joaquín Achúcarro (Spain), Jian Li (China),

Samuel Holland (USA), Dmitri Alexeev (Russia), Akiko Ebi (Japan),

Márta Gulyás (Hungary), Claudio Martínez-Mehner (Spain/Germany),

Arie Vardi (Israel), Ian Yungwook Yoo (South Korea),

Marco Zuccarini (Italy)

ARTISTIC COLLABORATORS: Quiroga Quartet, Symphony Orchestra

of Radio Televisión Española & Miguel Ángel Gómez-Martínez

(conductor)

www.santanderpianocompetition.com

concurso@albeniz.com

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Spain | Vigo

II INTERNATIONAL PIANO

COMPETITION

“CITY OF VIGO”

(Alicia de Larrocha Edition)

24 th to 28 th March, 2018

Vigo, Spain

Over 30,000€ in prizes

Jury members

14 different prizes

No age limit / Free repertoire

Tamás Vásáry Pablo Galdo Cyprien Katsaris Paul Badura-Skoda Jorge Luis Prats

Application deadline: 10 th March, 2018

Information and inscription:

www.vigopianocompetition.com

(Masterclass with members of jury: 29 th - 31 st March, 2018)

April 1 st : 4 hands concert with Tamás Vásáry and Pablo Galdo

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Switzerland | Bern

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Switzerland | Couvet

Concours International

pour les Jeunes Interprètes

au Val de Travers

INTERNATIONAL

COMPETITION

for young perfomers

in Val de Travers

Switzerland

from 6 to 12 July 2018 in Couvet

Age limit : from 6 to 25 years old in three categories

Application deadline : 3 May 2018

Piano prize fund 10 000 swiss francs

www.concours-musique.com

info@concours-musique.com

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Switzerland | Geneva

73 e CONCOURS DE GENÈVE

INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COMPETITION

PIANO

& CLARINET

27 OCT. – 14 NOV. 2018

DESIGN : THEWORKSHOP.CH — PHOTO ©BERTRAND COTTET

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 4 MAY 2018

CONCOURSGENEVE.CH

NEXT COMPETITIONS:

2019 – Percussion & Composition

2020 – Voice & Cello

Partenaire principal

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Switzerland | Vevey

XXVIII e

CONCOURS

INTERNATIONAL

DE PIANO

CLARA HASKIL

VEVEY - SWITZERLAND

Dates: 23 rd - 30 th August 2019

Age limit: born after 31 December 1991

Application deadline:

Chairman of the Jury:

April 2019 (to be confirmed)

Christian Zacharias

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

2017_Mao Fujita

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Turkey | Istanbul

4 th International

P i a n o

Competition

Istanbul

10-17 November 2019

Quatrième édition / Fourth edition

Notre- Dame de Sion High School

Cumhuriyet Caddesi 127 Harbiye 34373 İstanbul

Tel : (+90) 212 - 2191697 www.nds.k12.tr

http://pianocompetitionos.nds.k12.tr

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Ukraine | Kiev

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Ukraine | Odessa

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U.S.A.| Albuquerque (New Mexico)

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U.S.A. | Cleveland (Ohio)

Cleveland International Piano

Competition and Festival

Summer 2020

tel (+1) 216 – 707-5397

info@clevelandpiano.org

clevelandpiano.org

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U.S.A. | Dallas (Texas)

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U.S.A. | Fort Worth (Texas)

FIFTEENTH VAN CLIBURN INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION

WINNERS

YEKWON SUNWOO

GOLD MEDALIST

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was his remarkably mature musicality” – Chicago Tribune

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U.S.A. | Hilton Head (South Carolina)

2019

HILTON HEAD INTERNATIONAL

PIANO COMPETITION

MARCH 11 – 18, 2019

PIANISTS AGES 18 – 30

Four Rounds including finals with the

Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra

$34,000 IN PRIZES - PLUS:

Return engagement with the Hilton Head

Symphony Orchestra

Weill Recital Hall - Carnegie Hall concert

CD on the Steinway & Sons label

Other performance engagements

Application available online June 1, 2018

Deadline for submission is September 30, 2018

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

(+1) 843 - 842 - 5880 | WWW.HHIPC.ORG

Alink-Argerich Foundation

Member since 2005

PRESENTED BY THE HILTON HEAD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Official Competition Piano

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U.S.A. | Los Angeles (California)

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U.S.A. | Milwaukee (Wisconsin)

2018 NORTH AMERICAN

COMPETITION & MUSIC FESTIVAL

Carmen Knoll performing with

MSO during North American

Competition Awards Concert

Photography: Woodrow Leung

MAY 30 - JUNE 5, 2018 • MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN

For pianists of any nationality, ages 16-21,

\living or studying full-time in North America

10 SEMIFINALISTS • OVER $27,000 IN PRIZES

CONCERTS • PIANOARTS FELLOWSHIPS

World-Renowned Jury

John Perry, Ann Schein, Joyce Yang

APPLICATION: FEB. 9, 2018

Repertory requirements and schedule:

www.PianoArts.org

Info@PianoArts.org

Finals with Associate Conductor Yaniv Dinur

(+1) 414 - 962-3055

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U.S.A. | Minneapolis (Minnesota)

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U.S.A. | New Orleans (Louisiana)

First

First Prize:

Prize: second

second Prize:

Prize: third

third Prize:

Prize:

FIRST P RIZE : S ECOND P RIZE : THIRD P RIZE :

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Created for The New York International Piano Competition

U.S.A. | New York (New York)

The 9 th NY PC

New York International Piano Competition®

Under the Auspices of

The Stecher and Horowitz Foundation

June 17–22, 2018 • Ages 16–21 • New York City

1st Prize $10,000

2nd Prize $6,000

3rd Prize $3,000

4th Prize $2,000

$1,000

Finalist Award

to each of

the remaining

contestants

Best

performance of

commissioned work

$1,500

• 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

Ensemble Prizes

$6,000

The Competition Egg by Theo Fabergé

For further information contact:

info@stecherandhorowitz.org

www.stecherandhorowitz.org

Facebook.com/NYIPC

The Stecher and Horowitz Foundation

119 West 57th Street, Suite 1401

New York, New York 10019-2400, U.S.A.

Tel: (+1) 212 - 581-8380

The 10 th NY PC

June, 2020

jetBlue, Official Airline

STEINWAY & SONS, Official Piano

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U.S.A. | New York (New York)

New York Piano

Festival & Competition

June 23 - June 26, 2018

Open to pianists of all nationalities to compete for $15,000

cash prizes and opportunity to perform at the Carnegie Hall

Category I: Ages 12-18

Category II: Ages 19-29

Deadline

April 25, 2018

www.newyorkpianofestival.com

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Corporate Typography: Franklin Gothic (Book/Medium/Demi/Heavy)

with Black background

U.S.A. | New York (New York)

2018 NYCA

Worldwide Debut Audition

PIANISTS & VIOLINISTS OF ANY NATIONALITY

PRIZES

Berlin Philharmonie Hall Debut Recital

Carnegie Weill Recital Hall Debut Recital

CD Recording with Steinway & Sons Record Label

Invitation to NYCA festival 2018 “Classical Bridge”

Publicity Services provided by NYCA for all concerts

ELIGIBILITY

Age Limit: 35

APPLICATION DEADLINES

December 1, 2017 (Late deadline: Dec 20, 2017)

FEBRUARY 5

- MARCH 15, 2018

PRELIMINARY LIVE AUDITIONS

Piano: Beijing, Budapest, London, Munich,

New York, Paris, Tokyo

Violin: Beijing, Munich, New York

SEMIFINAL & FINAL ROUND

March 12-15, 2018

DiMenna Center & Merkin Concert Hall

New York City

with NYCA Symphony Orchestra

2017 WINNERS

Winners Concerts in 2018

Zhenni Li, Piano

March 20, 2018 at 7:30pm

Carnegie Zankel Recital Hall

May 9, 2018 at 8pm

Berlin Philharmonie Hall

FOR QUESTIONS

info@newyorkconcertartists.com

Sirena Huang, Violin

June 4, 2018 at 8pm

Berlin Philharmonie Hall

RULES and REGULATIONS and APPLY ONLINE

www.newyorkconcertartists.com

NYCA LOGO

Symphon

Orchestra

Symphon

Orchestra

Symphon

Orchestra

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U.S.A. | New York (New York)

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U.S.A. | Oberlin (Ohio)

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U.S.A. | Salt Lake City (Utah)

GINA BACHAUER INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS PIANO COMPETITION

JUNE 10−23, 2018

More than $105,000 in Prizes

Open Repertory

Final Round with Utah Symphony

Concert Engagements

PRELIMINARY

ROUND

New York City

Moscow

Hamburg

Hong Kong

ROSE WAGNER

PERFORMING

ARTS CENTER

& ABRAVANEL HALL

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH

USA

GINA BACHAUER

INTERNATIONAL PIANO

FOUNDATON

138 W. Broadway Ste. 220

Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

tel. (+1) 801 - 297.4250

bachauer.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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Vietnam | Ho Chi Minh

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Your own notes / remarks

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lasses Master Clas

Master Classes

Piano Academies

Festivals

ademies Piano Academie

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 (Japan) 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.

stivals Festivals Festivals Festivals Festiva

Festivals Festiv

ster Classes Master Classes Master Classes

Piano Academies Piano Academies Piano Academies P

Master Cla


Master Class / Piano Academy

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Master Class / Piano Academy

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Master Class / Piano Academy

WORLD PIANO CONFERENCE

TEACHERS ASSOCIATION

PIANO

WORLD

Call for entries

Recitals Lectures Lecture-Recitals

Piano Duo/Duet Chamber Music Masterclasses

Young Concert Platform International Institutions Auditions Hosting

June 27 - July 03 annually

office@wpta.info

www.wpta.info

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Master Class / Piano Academy

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Robert Schumann’s Faschingsschwank op. 26

A Romantic Showpiece • UT 50217

Schumann Carnival Jest from Vienna Op. 26

UT 50217

Schumann

Faschingsschwank aus Wien op. 26

Beiche/Koch

Wiener Urtext Edition

Schott / Universal Edition

• Piano two hands

• Based on the Urtext of the New Schumann Complete Edition

• User-friendly engraving and performance-oriented layout

• Notes on Interpretation based on sources from Schumann’s circle

• Printed with green power

Editor: Michael Beiche

Fingering and Notes on Interpretation: Tobias Koch

Difficulty: difficult

Languages: ger/en/fr

Wiener Urtext Edition

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