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Alink – Argerich Foundation

An Independent Worldwide Information and Service

Centre for Musicians and Competitions

Drs. Gustav A. Alink

(Director / co-founder)

Recommendation Committee

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

Drs. R.F.M. (Ruud) Lubbers †

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

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

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Martha Argerich

(Patron / co-founder)

International Advisory Board

Agustin Anievas - Vladimir Ashkenazy

Aldo Ciccolini † - Arnaldo Cohen

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Eugene Moguilevsky - Süher Pekinel

P aul Pollei† - Pnina Salzman†

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Preface

Another edition of the AAF catalogue! Each year, it is quite an

effort to compile everything and to put it together. But then, it

is also rewarding to see the end product and to be able to give

it to all the pianists and competition organisers.

Yet, it might be an idea not to publish this catalogue any more,

and to spend more time in expanding the AAF website and to

make all information more accessible on mobile devices. It

would also be better for the environment. If you read this,

please let us know your opinion. It will help us to decide

whether we should continue with this. We believe that there is

still a need to have all information in print, but an electronic

version (which also exists) might already be satisfactory.

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

In March 2018, the first AAF Conference was held in Barcelona. It was attended by 154

representatives from all over the world: many competition organisers, representatives

from different piano companies and others came together and talked about matters that are

important for their events and for the contestants. Many remarked that this conference had

been very useful and that it was a great opportunity for making new contacts. Dates for

the 2 nd AAF Conference have already been set: 23-24 March 2020 in Utrecht (the

Netherlands), in collaboration with the Liszt Competition in Utrecht. (see pages 58-59)

In 2017, AAF became Associate Member of the World Federation of International Music

Competitions, and in May 2018, AAF could officially attend the 62 nd General Assembly

of the WFIMC and took part in some of the discussions.

In 2018, financial support was offered to 11 competitions to organise a special reception

for the contestants. It was unforeseen that some of these competitions were cancelled or

postponed and a pity that some others could not arrange the reception. AAF will continue

to offer these receptions to various competitions in 2019. Support for a few exceptional

pianists will be given again in the form of the AAF Award. (see pages 50-51)

It is good to see that great artists are also involved in competitions. In 2018, Vladimir

Ashkenazy was on the jury in Monza (Italy) and in 2019, Martha Argerich has agreed to

be on the jury in Vigo (Spain) and at the Long-Thibaud-Crespin Competition in Paris.

In November 2019, AAF will have its 20 th anniversary! We will always continue to attend

competitions, big and small, and to be available for assistance, whenever needed.

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 2018 .............................................................................................................. 6

Preview 2019 ...................................................................................................................... 7

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

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

Disclaimer ......................................................................................................................... 14

Application deadlines 2019 .......................................................................................... 15-16

Calendars ........................................................................................................................... 17

2019 ............................................................................................................................ 18-20

2020 ............................................................................................................................ 21-23

2021 ............................................................................................................................ 23-26

Age limits .......................................................................................................................... 27

Competitions/categories for Junior pianists ................................................................. 28-31

Confused ? ........................................................................................................................ 32

Selection procedures ......................................................................................................... 33

Various rounds .................................................................................................................. 34

Performance times ....................................................................................................... 35-39

Performance times at Youth competitions ..................................................................... 40

Chamber Music ............................................................................................................ 41-42

Concerto Repertoire .......................................................................................................... 43

Mozart Concertos ...................................................................................................... 44-45

Piano Concertos ........................................................................................................ 46-49

AAF Receptions ................................................................................................................ 50

AAF Award ....................................................................................................................... 51

Travel assistance ............................................................................................................... 52

Accommodation ................................................................................................................ 53

Practicing facilities ............................................................................................................ 54

Jury Rules & Recommendations .................................................................................. 55-57

AAF Conference .......................................................................................................... 58-59

Your own notes/remarks ................................................................................................... 60

Competition pages 61

Argentina ........................................................................................................................ 62

Armenia ..................................................................................................................... 63-64

Australia ......................................................................................................................... 65

Austria ....................................................................................................................... 66-71

Belgium ..................................................................................................................... 72-76

Canada ....................................................................................................................... 77-78

China ......................................................................................................................... 79-84

Croatia ....................................................................................................................... 85-86

Czech Rep. ..................................................................................................................... 87

Denmark ......................................................................................................................... 88

England ..................................................................................................................... 89-94

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Finland ........................................................................................................................... 95

France ...................................................................................................................... 96-109

Georgia ......................................................................................................................... 110

Germany ................................................................................................................ 111-131

Greece ................................................................................................................... 132-133

Hong Kong ............................................................................................................ 134-135

Hungary ................................................................................................................. 136-138

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

Israel ...................................................................................................................... 140-141

Italy ....................................................................................................................... 142-170

Japan ..................................................................................................................... 171-177

Kazakhstan ................................................................................................................... 178

Korea ..................................................................................................................... 179-181

Latvia ........................................................................................................................... 182

Lithuania ...................................................................................................................... 183

Malta ............................................................................................................................ 184

Mexico ......................................................................................................................... 185

Netherlands ........................................................................................................... 186-187

New Zealand ................................................................................................................ 188

Norway .................................................................................................................. 189-190

Poland ................................................................................................................... 191-197

Portugal ................................................................................................................. 198-199

Roumania .............................................................................................................. 200-202

Russia .................................................................................................................... 203-206

Scotland ........................................................................................................................ 207

Serbia .................................................................................................................... 208-209

Singapore ..................................................................................................................... 210

Slovak Rep. .................................................................................................................. 211

Slovenia ........................................................................................................................ 212

South Africa ................................................................................................................. 213

Spain ..................................................................................................................... 214-224

Switzerland ........................................................................................................... 225-227

Turkey .......................................................................................................................... 228

Ukraine ......................................................................................................................... 229

U.S.A. ................................................................................................................... 230-249

Master classes and Academies 250

Italy .............................................................................................................................. 251

Japan ............................................................................................................................ 252

Serbia ........................................................................................................................... 253

U.S.A. .......................................................................................................................... 254

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Many competitions …

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

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

explosion of competitions.

Peak

The peak was reached in 2002: in that year not less than 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 new record of

more than 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 2019. 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 are even higher.

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2018

Many interesting things happened in the Piano World in 2018. Already in January, a big

new international music competition was launched in Harbin (China). Well-known

musicians served on the jury for piano, violin and singers, and the participants competed

for very high prize money (US$ 50,000 first prize). However, with freezing temperatures

far below zero, many jury members and participants were fighting to stay healthy.

In March, the first international AAF Conference was held in Barcelona, which was well

attended by 154 competition organisers, representatives of piano companies and others

from all over the world. In 10 sessions, many topics and important issues were discussed.

In April, the Malta International Music Festival had ample budget offering a 100,000 Euro

first prize, which was won by Anna Ulayeva (Ukraine).

Several major competitions took place in 2018 such as the ones in Leeds, Dublin, Geneva,

Bucharest (Enescu), Fairbanks (Alaska), Salt Lake City (Bachauer), Calgary (Honens),

Santander and Hamamatsu. In Leeds, the contestants had to prepare double repertoire for

each round. They were told during the competition which recital, which Chamber Music

and which concerto to play. It thus happened that both classical and romantic concertos

were performed in the finals. Eric Lu (20, USA) won the competition. Despite his young

age, he had already five first prizes from other international competitions.

After all the preselections, the field of contestants for the Honens Competition in Calgary

had narrowed down to only 10, after which Nicolas Namoradze (Georgia) was awarded

the impressive first prize package, valued at a half-million dollars (CAD).

The competition for young pianists in Ettlingen is in two age groups and attracted an

impressive amount of 340 applications from many hopeful young musical talents from 50

countries. Oleksiy Kanke from Ukraine won category B. If the tradition of Ettlingen’s past

prize winners continues, he can look forward to a bright career.

In Warsaw, the very first Chopin Competition on Period Instruments was launched by the

Chopin Institute, delivering a fascinating documentation of performances on these period

pianos with a very special sound which can still be heard on the competition website.

At the competition in Geneva, Dmitry Shishkin received many of the special prizes. For

the first time in the history of this competition, the jury decided to have two first prize

winners for piano: Shishkin and Théo Fouchenneret (Switzerland). Competition organiser

Didier Schnorhk was pleased to announce that the prize amount had been doubled.

The 10 th Hamamatsu International Piano Competition received 382 applications, after

which 95 pianists were selected to compete. Only seven did not come. Among the six

finalists were Tomoharu Ushida, who already has a career in Japan, and three other

pianists from Japan. First prize went to Can Cakmur from Turkey, who had also won

Glasgow in 2017.

Regretfully, several competitions were cancelled in 2018 (Casablanca, Cosenza, Gorizia,

Toronto, Ferrol, Odessa, Newcastle). Most of them have been rescheduled for 2019.

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2019

The year 2019 promises to be full of musical attractions and, with so many competitions,

there will certainly also be several surprises.

In February, an experimental competition will take place in Salzburg, where three jury

panels will give their verdicts and each contestant will thus have a triple chance of

winning a prize. It may be that one pianist is liked by all, but it can also very well happen

that different pianists are favoured by the different juries, so that there will be several

winners.

The attention of many musicians is on the Tchaikovsky Competition which is planned to

have its 16 th edition in June 2019. The end of 2018, only six months before the start of this

famous competition, many were eager to know the rules and repertoire requirements

which had not yet been published, and the organisers would still have to schedule and

conduct a proper preselection of candidates …

Usually, it takes much time to prepare and announce an international competition, but in

some countries, people can work astonishingly quickly. The end of January, the first

Singapore Int’l Piano Competition will be held after only a few months of preparation.

Also China continues to amaze us: new competitions are announced, offering huge prize

money. Harbin will happen again in August, but in May, a new competition emerges in

Beijing: finals with the Philadelphia Orchestra and US$ 150,000 for the winner … An

‘invitational’ competition, as there was no time to let pianists apply.

May will be a busy month, full of competitions. The one in Beijing overlaps with the

Casagrande Competition in Terni (Italy), which is back again, and with Sendai (Japan).

Aspiring pianists may also consider to enter one of the 14 competitions supported by the

European Foundation for Support of Culture in Malta: five laureates from each of these 14

competitions may take part in the final event in Malta 2021: a competition in four rounds

with a total of 300,000 Euro prize money.

In June, the 10 th Massarosa International Piano Competition will be celebrated in the

beautiful region of Tuscany, near the home of Giacomo Puccini. One week later, the 5 th

Top of the World Competition will be held in Tromsø. It has always been a successful

event and the 6 th edition has already been announced for 2021, but the fifth will be the last

one for Tori Stødle to organise.

The Bartók World Piano Competition will probably attract many pianists to Budapest in

September. Two weeks later, the Maria Callas Competition is held in Athens, where the

participants must bring not less than seven piano concertos. The new Russian Music

Competition in Ryazan (Russia) offers pianists a chance to add a less well-known Russian

concerto to their repertoire.

Meanwhile, we will know who won the 62 nd Busoni Competition, who won the 5 th Hong

Kong International Piano Competition which has a new format and who won the 11 th

Paderewski International Piano Competition in Bydgoszcz (Poland).

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Trends and new initiatives

Preselections & live rounds --- final participation more restricted

For many years, the standard format of an international piano competition has been two

solo rounds followed by a final 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, there are quite a few competitions where there is no elimination after the first

performance (see also pages 34-39).

At the same time, more and more competitions are preceded by a preselection of

candidates. In most cases, a video recording must be uploaded or a link must be provided.

Alternatively, several competitions organise live auditions which may yield better

judgement, but which are also much costlier to organise and cause more travelling ...

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 were invited to Calgary (Honens), 20 in Santander, 24 in Leeds, 15 may

come to Hong Kong, and 14 to Utrecht (Liszt).

Repertoire requirements

It is interesting to see the variety of repertoire requirements at competitions. Since long, it

has been a standard requirement at competitions to play a Bach Prelude & Fugue, an

Etude and a Classical Sonata, but now, there is more variety and there are specializations:

competitions that focus on certain styles or composers. As can be seen on pages 41-42,

several competitions include Chamber Music. For many years, there used to be typical

‘competition pieces’, but now it seems to become a bit trendy that also less well-known

repertoire is performed. At competitions, when there is free choice of repertoire, several

contestants present unusual, but interesting compositions. Some competitions even

stimulate this or have a special focus (Orléans, Utrecht, Bolzano, Ryazan, Athens,

Hastings, Sussex, Sydney …).

Fairness & Transparency

Fair judgement has always been a central issue at competitions. Everybody would like to

understand how juries arrive at their decisions, and how preselections are carried out.

Transparency was therefore an important discussion item at the AAF Conference. More

and more competitions seem to follow the recommendation that the rules for the jury and

the judging procedures should be clearly published, and some competitions are also

publishing the votes.

Jury members having their own students in the competition has always caused

uncomfortable situations. But now, we can see that more competitions are implementing a

rule describing that current or regular students of jury members are not allowed to take

part in the same competition. (See also pages 55-57.)

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AAF member competitions

(as of December 2018)

member since

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

Armenia Yerevan ¹ Aram Khachaturian Int’l Piano Competition 2018

Yerevan ² Armenia Int’l Music Festival & Piano Competition 2018

Australia Sydney Sydney International Piano Competition 2015

Austria Graz Béla Bartók Int’l Piano Competition 2017

Oberschützen Int’l Jenö Takács Competition for Young Pianists 2010

Salzburg International Mozart Competition 2009

Vienna ¹ Int’ler Ludwig van Beethoven Klavierwettbewerb 2018

Vienna ² Classic on Danube Int’l Music Festival-Competition 2018

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

China Gulangyu Island Scriabin International Piano Competition 2018

Harbin International Music Competition Harbin 2017

Shanghai Shanghai Int’l Piano Competition for Young Artists 2018

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 International Competition Young Virtuoso 2010

Czech Rep. Plze Smetana International Piano Competition 2010

Denmark Århus Aarhus International Piano Competition 2009

England Hastings Hastings Int’l Piano Concerto Competition 2011

Leeds The Leeds International Piano Competition 2011

Manchester RNCM James Mottram Int’l Piano Competition 2007

Newcastle Young Pianist of the North Int’l Competition 2009

Windsor Windsor International Piano Competition 2015

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 ¹ Concours International de Piano d’Orléans 2003

Orléans ² Concours Int’l de Piano Junior Brin d'Herbe 2018

Paris ¹ International Music Festival & Competition IMFP 2017

Paris ² Concours International de Piano France-Amériques 2018

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Pontoise Piano Campus – Journées Européennes de Piano 2004

Roubaix Int’l Piano Competition Les Étoiles du Piano 2017

St. Priest Saint-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 MozARTè Int’l Piano Competition Aachen 2006

Berlin ¹ Berliner International Music Competition 2016

Berlin ² Berliner Festwoche Int’l Piano Festival Competition 2018

Bonn Int’l Telekom Beethoven Competition Bonn 2004

Bremen European Piano Competition Bremen 2012

Darmstadt International Chopin Piano Competition 2011

Detmold Brahms-Klavierwettbewerb Detmold 2018

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 ¹ International Competition Hamburg Composers

- ICoM Piano Award

2016

Hamburg ² ClaviCologne Hamburg Int’l Piano Competition 2014

Königs Wusterhausen Young Piano Stars Int’l Piano Competition 2014

Meiningen Internationaler Klavierwettbewerb Hans von Bülow 2013

Munich ARD International Music Competition 2008

Schlitz PIANALE Int’l Piano Academy and Competition 2012

Troisdorf Troisdorf International Piano Competition 2013

Weimar International Franz Liszt Piano Competition 2005

Würzburg International Piano Competition J.S. Bach 2008

Zwickau International Robert Schumann Competition 2011

Greece Athens Maria Callas Grand Prix 2019 - Piano 2018

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 - Chopin Memorial 2017

Hungary Budapest ¹ International Music Competition 2015

Budapest ² Bartók World International Piano Competition 2018

Budapest ³ György Ferenczy International Piano Competition 2009

Ireland Dublin Dublin International Piano Competition 2004

Israel Tel Aviv ¹ Arthur Rubinstein Int’l Piano Master Competition 2005

Tel Aviv ² Wandering Music Stars Int’l Piano Competition 2018

Italy Abano Terme Fausto Zadra International Piano Competition 2017

Aci Bonaccorsi Amigdala International Music Competition 2018

Acquaviva delle Fonti International Piano Competition 2018

Brescia Brescia Classica International Piano Competition 2016

Cento International Piano Competition Roberta Gallinari 2013

Finale Ligure Palma d’Oro International Piano Competition 2015

Gioia del Colle Concorso Internazionale di Musica Pietro Argento 2016

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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

Orbetello ¹ Orbetello International Piano Competition 2017

Orbetello ² Orbetello International Piano Junior Competition 2018

Osimo Nuova Coppa Pianisti International Competition 2015

Parma Int’l Franz Liszt Piano Competition Premio Zanfi 2018

Rome ¹ International Piano Competition Roma - Chopin 2010

Rome ² In Musica Int’l Music Festival & Piano Competition 2018

Rome ³ International Competition Academy Award 2018

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 Concorso Pianistico Internazionale Ettore Pozzoli 2004

Taranto Int’l Piano Competition Arcangelo Speranza 2006

Terni Int’l Piano Competition Alessandro Casagrande 2018

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

Tokyo 4 Japan Piano Open International Piano Competition 2018

Kazakhstan Astana International Competition of Young Pianists

"Astana Piano Passion"

2018

Korea Busan Kyungsung Int’l Piano Academy and Competition 2014

Seoul International Tchaikovsky Online Piano Competition

for Young Musicians 2018

Tongyeong Isang Yun Competition 2006

Latvia Riga International Competition for Young Pianists 2014

Lithuania Vilnius Stasys Vainiunas International Piano and

Chamber Ensemble Competition 2011

Malta Valletta Malta International Music Festival – Competition 2018

Mexico Monterrey Concurso Internacional de Piano Parnassós 2003

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

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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 International Piano Competition 2004

Warsaw ² International Cochran Piano Competition 2015

Portugal Porto Santa Cecilia International Piano Competition 2014

Viseu Concurso Int'l de Piano de Viseu - Solar de Prim 2018

Roumania Bucharest ¹ International Competition George Enescu 2006

Bucharest ² Suzana Szörenyi International Duo Competition 2016

Bucharest ³ Mihaela Ursuleasa International Piano Competition 2018

Russia Krasnodar Int'l Children's and Youth Competition of Performing

Arts "Where the art is born" 2018

Moscow ¹ Vladimir Krainev Moscow Int’l Piano Competition 2016

Moscow ² Moscow Piano Open Int’l Piano Fest. & Competition 2017

Ryazan Russian Music International Piano Competition 2018

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

Singapore Singapore Singapore International Piano Competition 2018

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

Slovenia Radovljica International Piano Competition 2018

South Africa Pretoria UNISA International Music Competitions 2010

Spain Barcelona Int’l Music Competition Maria Canals Barcelona 2007

Campillos Campillos International Piano Competition 2007

Granada International Piano Competition María Herrero 2011

Huesca International Piano Festival and Competition 2018

Jaén Concurso Internacional de Piano Premio Jaén 2004

Las Rozas Int’l Piano Competition Spanish Composers 2007

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

Switzerland Bern Prix du Piano "Interlaken Classics" 2016

Couvet Concours International Piano Val de Travers 2017

Genève Concours de Genève

2007

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

Ukraine Kiev Kyiv International Piano Competition 2017

USA Albuquerque Olga Kern International Piano Competition 2015

Cleveland Cleveland International Piano Competition 2007

Columbus Franz Liszt Int’l Piano Festival & Competition 2018

Dallas Cliburn Int’l Junior Piano Competition and Festival 2014

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Fort Collins International Keyboard Odyssiad & Festival 2018

Fort Worth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition 2007

Hilton Head Hilton Head International Piano Competition 2005

Los Angeles Young Musician International Competition 2017

Milwaukee PianoArts North Amer. Biennial Piano Competition 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 Kosciuszko Foundation Chopin Piano Competition 2018

Oberlin Thomas & Evon Cooper Int’l Competition 2006

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

San Jose San Jose International Piano Competition 2006

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

Washington American Int’l Piano Festival & Competition 2018

: 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, Marbella, Orbetello, Hilton Head, Cleveland, Salt Lake City, Fort Worth.)

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

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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 193 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. This edition circulates around the world for at least one year. It

may therefore happen that some of the details are no longer valid.

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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Application deadlines in 2019

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

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

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

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

“late (or “late processing processing fee”). fee”). Other Other competitions try try to to stimulate pianists to apply earlier by by

mentioning a special “early-bird” deadline. The dates may also be be different for for applying

online or by post. The Santa Cecilia Competition in Porto (Portugal) handles two two different

application deadlines: candidates for the main competition must apply earlier than the the ones

who wish to take part in one of the junior categories. This has to to do do with the the preselection

phase.

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Competition

calendars

On the next pages, competition calendars are given for the years 2019, 2020 and 2021.

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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 2019

Y: indicates a special focus on (very) young pianists (see pages 28-31)

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

2019

P eriod [Appl.]

Age l.

9 - 14 January [25 Oct] Tokyo (jpn) 'Chopin' [various cat.] all ages +Y

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

13 - 20 January [12 Nov] Tempe (AZ) (usa) Bösendorfer/Yamaha USASU 19-32 +Y

22 - 27 January [22 Dec] Huesca (esp) [3 age cat.] up to 35 +Y

26 - 31 January [15 Dec] Singapore 'Singapore IPC' [various cat.] all ages +Y

12 - 17 February [14 Dec] Lagny-sur-Marne (f) [3 age cat.] up to 33 +Y

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

18 - 24 February [15 Dec] Grosseto (it) 'Scriabin' up to 36

21 Feb. - 2 Mar [26 Nov] Hastings (gb) 'Concerto' 16-30

22 - 25 February [25 Jan] Paris (f) 'France-Amériques' [14 cat.] up to 35 +Y

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

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

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

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

17 March [31 Oct] Bern (ch) 'Interlaken Classics' None

21 - 24 March [10 Feb] Hamburg (frg) 'ClaviCologne' (>Malta) up to 35

23 Mar - 4 Apr [10 Dec] Barcelona (esp) 'Maria Canals' 17-28

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

29 - 31 March [ 1 Jan] New York (NY, usa) 'Kosciuszko-Chopin' 17-30

31 Mar - 1 Apr [19 Dec] Frankfurt (frg) 'Int’l German Piano Award’ None

4 - 6 April [10 Mar] Stradella (it) 'Agostino Depretis' up to 34

4 - 7 April [15 Dec] Saint-Priest (f) 15-30

11 - 14 April [ 4 Mar] Orléans (f) 'Brin d’Herbe' [3 cat.] up to 18

11 - 14 April [ 9 Mar] Mayenne (f)

up to 32

18 - 19 April [ 1 Mar] Seoul (cor) 'Tchaikovsky Youth Online' up to 17 Y

22 - 26 April [31 Mar] Madrid (esp) 'Delia Steinberg' 18-30

23 - 27 April [15 Apr] Viseu (prt)

up to 31

24 Apr - 3 May [13 Mar] Jaén (esp)

up to 32

26 - 28 April [25 Feb] Brussels (b) 'Merci, Maestro!' [3 age cat.] 15-21 +Y

30 Apr - 3 May [30 Mar] Orbetello (it)

up to 35

4 - 5 May [ 5 Apr] Orbetello (it) [4 age cat.] 17-20 +Y

4 - 12 May [20 Apr] Aci Bonaccorsi (it) 'Giuseppe Raciti' [7 cat.] all ages +Y

9 - 11 May [20 Apr] Aci Bonaccorsi (it) 'Amigdala' up to 36

10 - 12 May [31 Jan] Murcia (esp) 'Clamo'

up to 36

10 - 12 May [25 Apr] Vanves (f) 'Jean Françaix' up to 38

11 - 16 May [15 Apr] Krasnodar (rus) 'Where art is born' [5 cat.] 16-18 +Y

12 - 18 May [30 Mar] Astana (kzk) 'Piano Passion' [3 age cat.] 15-18 +Y

14 - 19 May [ 3 May] San Donà di Piave (it) [7 age cat.] up to 35 +Y

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16 - 18 May [30 Apr] Taranto (it) 'Arcangelo Speranza' up to 35

16 - 19 May [15 Mar] Szafarnia (pol) 'Chopin' [3 age cat.] 14-16 +Y

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

18 - 19 May [15 Apr] Düsseldorf (frg) 'Anton Rubinstein' [2 cat.] 15-19 +Y

18 - 22 May [18 Apr] Vienna (a) 'Classic on Danube' (>Malta) up to 35

19 - 25 May [31 Oct] Terni (it) 'Alessandro Casagrande' up to 34

23 - 26 May [20 Apr] Washington (DC, usa) 'AIPFC' (>Malta) up to 35

25 May - 2 June [23 Apr] Rome (it) 'Academy Award' [7 cat.] 15-32 +Y

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

up to 28

29 May - 2 June [18 May] Gioia del Colle (it) 'Pietro Argento' [4 cat.] up to 37 +Y

31 May - 8 June [10 Jan] Dallas (TX, usa) 'Cliburn Junior' 13-17 Y

4 - 9 June [15 May] Milano (it) 'Piano Talents' [9 age cat.] 19-21 +Y

5 - 8 June [15 May] Massarosa (it)

up to 31

6 - 14 June [20 Mar] Yerevan (arm) 'Khachaturian' 16-32

8 - 15 June [20 Apr] Maisons-Laffitte (f) 'Ile de France' [7 cat.] all ages +Y

12 - 15 June [30 Apr] Val Tidone (it) 'Silvio Bengalli' [+ 5 age cat.] up to 35 +Y

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

16 - 23 June [ 1 Mar] San Jose (CA, usa) 18-32

23 - 27 June [15 May] Königs Wusterhausen (frg) 'YPS' [3 age cat.] 18-35 +Y

24 - 28 June [ 1 Apr] Tucumán (arg)

18-32

27 - 30 June [ 1 May] Lleida (esp) 'Ricard Viñes Junior' [3 age cat.] 15-17 +Y

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

5 - 10 July [ 3 May] Couvet (ch) 'Val de Travers' [3 age cat.] 16-25 +Y

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

6 - 13 July [16 Nov] Minneapolis (MN, usa) 'e-Piano Junior' up to 17 Y

8 - 14 July [20 May] Paris (f) 'IMFP' [4 age cat.] 17-28 +Y

9 - 14 July [31 May] Granada (esp) 'María Herrero' [5 age cat.] 20-35 +Y

13 - 18 July [ 1 May] Windsor (gb) [4 cat.] all ages +Y

14 - 21 July [25 Mar] Porto (prt) 'Santa Cecilia' [6 age cat.] up to 32 +Y

14 - 28 July [15 Apr] New York (NY, usa) 'IKIF' None

15 - 20 July [15 May] Lyon (f) 17-35

20 - 21 July [30 Apr] Hamburg (frg) 'ICoM' [2 age cat.] 18-36 +Y

24 - 28 July [10 June] Geilenkirchen (frg) 'Euregio' [4 age cat.] 18-32 +Y

28 July - 4 Aug [31 Jan] Tokyo (jpn) 'Shigeru Kawai' 17-27

29 July - 4 Aug [20 June] Brescia (it) 'Brescia Classica' up to 35

30 July - 3 Aug [15 June] Fort Collins (CO, usa) 'Odyssiad' [5 age cat.] up to 35 +Y

1 - 4 August [10 July] Troisdorf (frg) [3 age cat.] up to 35 +Y

1 - 6 August [15 May] Los Angeles (CA, usa) [7 age cat.] 19-28 +Y

1 - 11 August [31 Dec] New York (NY, usa) 'NYCA Auditions' up to 35

10 - 21 August [25 June] Schlitz (frg) 'PIANALE Junior' 13-17 Y

11 - 28 August [25 June] Schlitz (frg) 'PIANALE' 18-30

12 - 17 August [15 July] Shanghai (chn) (>Malta) up to 35

19 - 22 August [ 3 June] Tokyo (jpn) 'PTNA' [semifinals + finals] None

19 - 23 August [ 1 July] Hong Kong (hk) 'Chopin' [various cat.] all ages +Y

22 - 27 August [25 May] Busan (cor) 'KIPA'

up to 35

26 - 31 August [25 May] Finale Ligure (it) 'Palma d’Oro' up to 35

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31 Aug - 10 Sep [ 1 May] Harbin (chn) 18-36

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

September [~20 Aug] San Benedetto del Tronto (it) 'La Palma d’Oro' ~18-36 +Y

2 - 4 Sept. [~31 Aug] Marbella (esp) 'Rising Stars' [3 age cat.] ~up to 18 +Y

7 - 15 Sept. [ 8 Mar] Budapest (hun) 'Bartók World' up to 32

8 - 16 Sept. [22 July] Tel Aviv (isr) 'Wandering Mus. Stars' (>Malta) up to 35

9 - 13 Sept. [31 July] Aachen (frg) 'MozARTe' up to 32

10 - 22 Sept. [30 Apr] Zhuhai (chn) 'Mozart' [3 age cat.] 17-23 +Y

12 - 15 Sept. [~31 Aug] Marbella (esp) ~up to 35

17 - 24 Sept. [19 Aug] Yerevan (arm) (>Malta) up to 35

24 Sep - 1 Oct [31 July] Seregno (it) 'Ettore Pozzoli' up to 32

26 Sep - 5 Oct [10 June] Athens (gr) 'Maria Callas' 18-32

27 Sep - 6 Oct [ 1 July] Bucharest (rum) 'Suzana Szörenyi' [Pi. Duo] Σ up to 75 +Y

30 Sep - 6 Oct [30 Apr] Detmold (frg) 'Brahms' None

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

~up to 35

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

2 - 6 October [ 6 Sep] Trento (it) 'Roberto Melini' [2 age cat.] up to 32 +Y

2 - 8 October [31 July] Parma (it) 'Liszt - Premio Mario Zanfi' up to 35

7 - 24 October [28 Feb] Hong Kong (hk) 'HKIPC' up to 30

9 - 19 October [21 July] Vercelli (it) 'G.B. Viotti' up to 30

10 - 16 October [ 9 Sep] Tokyo (jpn) 'Japan Piano Open' (>Malta) up to 35

12 - 15 October [15 Sep] Riga (lat) [8 age cat.] 19-21 +Y

18 - 25 October [30 Nov] Warsaw (pol) 'Cochran' [laureates] None

22 - 27 October [30 Sep] Cento (it) 'Roberta Gallinari' ~up to 35

26 - 31 October [ 1 July] Eppan (it) 'A.B. Michelangeli Prize' [2 cat.] 18-26 +Y

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

26 Oct - 3 Nov [15 Sep] Kiev (ukr) 'Kyiv' 16-32

27 Oct - 3 Nov. [ 1 June] Albuquerque (NM, usa) 'Olga Kern' 18-32

30 Oct - 3 Nov [10 Oct] Radovljica (slvn) [3 age cat.] 19-24 +Y

Oct./Nov. [~24 Sep] Roma (it) 'Chopin' [3 age cat.] up to 35 +Y

9 - 16 Nov. [ 1 Oct] Las Rozas (esp) 'Spanish Composers' up to 36

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

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

19 - 23 Nov. [ 8 Oct] Roubaix (f) 'Etoiles du Piano' 18-32

20 - 23 Nov. [ 1 Oct] Newcastle (gb) 'Y. Pianist of the North' [4 cat.] up to 22 +Y

29 Nov - 1 Dec [30 Sep] Budapest (hun) 'Gy. Ferenczy' [6 cat.] up to 22 +Y

30 Nov - 8 Dec [ 1 Jun] Ryazan (rus) 'Russian Music' [2 age cat.] 19-30 +Y

5 - 8 Dec. [13 Oct] Campillos (esp)

None

6 - 8 Dec. [~1 Nov] Osimo (it) 'Nuova Coppa Pianisti' [+ age cat.] ~16-32 +Y

6 - 14 Dec. [10 May] Bonn (frg) 'Telekom Beethoven' 16-32

13 - 15 Dec. [15 Nov] Kraainem (b) 'César Franck' [4 age cat.] ~17-21 +Y

16 - 20 Dec. [11 Nov] Moscow (rus) 'Moscow Piano Open' (>Malta) up to 35

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2020

P eriod [Appl.]

Age l.

January [~25 Oct] Tokyo (jpn) 'Chopin' [various cat.] all ages +Y

January [~22 Dec] Huesca (esp) [3 age cat.] ~up to 35 +Y

14 - 19 January [16 Nov] Gulangyu Island (chn) 'Scriabin' 17-32

31 Jan. - 2 Feb. [ 1 Dec] Pontoise (f) 'Piano Campus' 16-25

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

February [~25 Jan] Paris (f) 'France-Amériques' [14 cat.] ~up to 35 +Y

5 - 11 February [19 Aug] Salzburg (a) 'Mozart'

~up to 32

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

17 - 23 Feb. [~15 Dec] Grosseto (it) 'Scriabin' ~up to 36

3 - 8 March [10 Jan] Grez-Doiceau (b) 'EPTA' [4 age cat.] up to 24 +Y

9 - 14 March [30 Sep] Hilton Head (SC, usa) 13-17 Y

16 - 28 March [ 1 May] Utrecht (hol) 'Liszt'

20-29

21 Mar - 2 Apr [10 Dec] Barcelona (esp) 'Maria Canals' 17-28

22 March [~31 Oct] Bern (ch) 'Interlaken Classics' None

29 - 31 March [~19 Dec] Frankfurt (frg) 'Int’l German Piano Award’ ~None

April [~25 Feb] Brussels (b) 'Merci, Maestro!' [3 age cat.] ~15-21 +Y

April [~9 Mar] Mayenne (f)

~up to 32

April [~10 Mar] Stradella (it) 'Agostino Depretis' ~up to 34

3 - 8 April [ 1 Mar] Varaždin (crt) 'Jurica Murai' [7 cat.] 17-32 +Y

16 - 25 April [~13 Mar] Jaén (esp)

~up to 32

16 - 26 April [ 2 Dec] Orléans (f) '20 th -21 st Century' up to 36

18 - 25 April [~1 Dec] Istanbul (tur) 'Orchestra Sion' ~up to 41

21 - 26 April [~14 Feb] Lagny-sur-Marne (f) [3 age cat.] up to 33 +Y

22 - 25 April [~1 Mar] Valence (f) 'Teresa Llacuna’ ~18-30

25 - 26 April [17 Mar] Düsseldorf (frg) 'Anton Rubinstein' None

April/May [~31 Mar] Madrid (esp) 'Delia Steinberg' ~18-30

April/May [~30 Mar] Orbetello (it) [5 age cat.] ~up to 35 +Y

April/May [~25 Apr] Vanves (f) 'Jean Françaix' ~up to 38

May [~20 Apr] Aci Bonaccorsi (it) 'Amigdala' [8 cat.] ~up to 36 +Y

May [~31 Jan] Murcia (esp) 'Clamo'

~up to 36

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.] ~14-16 +Y

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

up to 32

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

up to 30

4 - 14 May [15 Jan] Vienna (a) 'Beethoven' 19-32

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

5 - 21 May [ 1 Oct] Tel Aviv (isr) 'Arthur Rubinstein' 18-32

8 - 11 May [ 1 Feb] Columbus (OH, usa) 'Liszt' 24-40

16 - 26 May [ 1 Jan] Bremen (frg)

16-30

29 - 30 May [15 Apr] Osimo (it) 'Nuova Coppa Pianisti - Youth' ~up to 19 Y

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

May/June [~18 May] Gioia del Colle (it) 'Pietro Argento' [4 cat.] ~up to 37 +Y

May/June [~23 Apr] Rome (it) 'Academy Award' [7 cat.] ~15-32 +Y

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

June [~15 May] Massarosa (it)

~up to 31

June [~15 May] Milano (it) 'Piano Talents' [9 age cat.] ~19-21 +Y

June [~30 Apr] Val Tidone (it) 'Silvio Bengalli' [+ 5 age cat.] ~up to 35 +Y

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

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

19 - 27 June [ 1 Mar] San Jose (CA, usa) [~3 age cat.] ~14-17 +Y

21 - 26 June [ 4 Dec] New York (usa) 'NYIPC' 16-22 Y

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

29 June - 4 July [~1 Apr] Lleida (esp) 'Ricard Viñes' 18-32

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

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

July [~15 May] Lyon (f) ~17-35

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

July [~15 Apr] New York (NY, usa) 'IKIF' ~None

July [~1 May] Windsor (gb) [4 cat.] ~all ages +Y

July [~25 Mar] Porto (prt) 'Santa Cecilia' [6 age cat.] ~up to 32 +Y

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

July [~10 June] Geilenkirchen (frg) 'Euregio' [4 age cat.] ~18-32 +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 [~20 May] Paris (f) 'IMFP' [4 age cat.] ~17-28 +Y

8 - 25 July [ 2 Dec] Sydney (aus)

18-32

19 - 26 July [16 Mar] New Orleans (usa) ~None

26

July - 9 Aug [26 Nov] Cleveland (usa)

18-32

July/August [~15 June] Fort Collins (CO, usa) 'Odyssiad' [5 age cat.] ~up to 35 +Y

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

July/August [~10 July] Troisdorf (frg) [3 age cat.] ~up to 35 +Y

July/August [~31 Jan] Tokyo (jpn) 'Shigeru Kawai' ~17-27

August [~31 Dec] New York (NY, usa) 'NYCA Auditions' ~up to 35

August [~25 June] Schlitz (frg) 'PIANALE' [2 age cat.] ~18-30 +Y

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

~up to 35

August [~3 June] Tokyo (jpn) 'PTNA' [semifinals + finals] ~None

3 - 8 August [~15 May] Los Angeles (CA, usa) [7 age cat.] ~19-28 +Y

8 - 16 August [21 Apr] Ettlingen (frg) [2 age cat.] up to 20 +Y

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

Aug./Sept. [~25 May] Finale Ligure (it) 'Palma d’Oro' ~up to 35

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

~17-29

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

September [~31 Aug] Marbella (esp) [4 age cat.] ~up to 35 +Y

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

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

September [~20 Aug] San Benedetto del Tronto (it) 'La Palma d’Oro' ~18-36 +Y

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

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

September [~14 May] Kerikeri (nzl)

~up to 28

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3 - 12 Sept. [~31 Mar] Glasgow (sct) ~17-30

9 - 12 Sept. [31 July] Abano Terme (it) 'Fausto Zadra' ~up to 36

10 - 20 Sept. [~15 Apr] Bucharest (rum) 'George Enescu' ~up to 33

12 - 20 Sept. [20 Apr] Bergen (n) ' Grieg'

~17-33

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

17 - 22 Sept. [18 Aug] Rome (it) 'In Musica' (>Malta) up to 35

23 - 28 Sept. [24 Aug] Berlin (frg) 'Berliner Festwoche' (>Malta) up to 35

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

~up to 35

October [~6 Sep] Trento (it) 'Roberto Melini' [2 age cat.] ~up to 32 +Y

October [~1 July] Eppan (it) 'A.B. Michelangeli Prize' [2 cat.] ~18-26 +Y

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 [~15 Sep] Kiev (ukr) 'Kyiv' ~16-32

2 - 23 October [ 1 Dec] Warsaw (pol) 'Chopin' 15-30

8 - 15 October [~30 July] Monterrey (mex) 'Parnassós' ~17-33

17 - 23 October [~1 July] Enschede (hol) [2 age cat.] 16-20 +Y

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

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

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

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

November [~24 Sep] Roma (it) 'Chopin' [3 age cat.] ~up to 35 +Y

1 - 13 Nov. [ 1 May] Shenzhen (chn) up to 31

3 - 9 Nov. [~31 Aug] Plze (cz) 'Smetana' [3 age cat.] up to 30 +Y

4 - 8 Nov. [~30 Sep] Oberschützen (a) 'Jenö Takács' [3 age cat.] 16-18 +Y

23 - 28 Nov. [~28 Sep] Manchester (gb) 'RNCM James Mottram' up to 30

December [~13 Oct] Campillos (esp)

~None

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

5 - 11 Dec. [ 1 Oct] Novi Sad (serb) 'Isidor Bajic' [3 age cat.] ~up to 35 +Y

2021

P eriod [Appl.]

Age l.

January [~25 Oct] Tokyo (jpn) 'Chopin' [various cat.] all ages +Y

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

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

January [~22 Dec] Huesca (esp) [3 age cat.] ~up to 35 +Y

February [~1 Dec] Pontoise (f) 'Piano Campus' ~16-25

February [~15 Dec] Grosseto (it) 'Scriabin' ~up to 36

February [~25 Jan] Paris (f) 'France-Amériques' [14 cat.] ~up to 35 +Y

7 - 14 Feb. [~5 Oct] Graz (a) 'Schubert & Modern' [Ch. Music] ~up to 35

Feb./March [~14 Dec] Lagny-sur-Marne (f) [3 age cat.] ~up to 33 +Y

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

Feb./March [~31 Oct] Bern (ch) 'Interlaken Classics' ~None

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

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

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

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13 - 25 March [10 Dec] Barcelona (esp) 'Maria Canals' 17-28

March/April [~31 Oct] Moscow (rus) 'Krainev' [3 age cat.] ~17-22 +Y

March/April [~19 Dec] Frankfurt (frg) 'Int’l German Piano Award’ ~None

April [~15 Apr] Viseu (prt)

~up to 31

April [~15 Dec] Saint-Priest (f) ~15-30

April [~10 Mar] Stradella (it) 'Agostino Depretis' ~up to 34

April [~4 Mar] Orléans (f) 'Brin d’Herbe' [3 cat.] ~up to 18 Y

April [~25 Feb] Brussels (b) 'Merci, Maestro!' [3 age cat.] ~15-21 +Y

April [~9 Mar] Mayenne (f)

~up to 32

8 - 17 April [~13 Mar] Jaén (esp)

~up to 32

21

Apr - 10 May [14 IPCs] Valletta (mlt)

up to 37

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

April/May [~30 Mar] Orbetello (it) [5 age cat.] ~up to 35 +Y

April/May [~25 Apr] Vanves (f) 'Jean Françaix' ~up to 38

May [~20 Apr] Aci Bonaccorsi (it) 'Amigdala' [8 age cat.] ~up to 36 +Y

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

May [~31 Jan] Murcia (esp) 'Clamo'

~up to 36

May [~15 Apr] Krasnodar (rus) 'Where art is born' [5 cat.] ~16-18 +Y

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

May [~15 Mar] Szafarnia (pol) 'Chopin' [3 age cat.] ~14-16 +Y

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

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

May [~31 Mar] Madrid (esp) 'Delia Steinberg' ~18-30

May [~12 Jan] Worthing (Sussex) (gb) ~None

May [~1 Nov] Dublin (irl)

~18-30

28 May - 12 Jun [~13 Oct] Fort Worth (TX, usa) 'Cliburn' ~18-30

May/June [~23 Apr] Rome (it) 'Academy Award' [7 cat.] ~15-32 +Y

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

May/June [~18 May] Gioia del Colle (it) 'Pietro Argento' [4 cat.] ~up to 37 +Y

June [~30 Apr] Val Tidone (it) 'Silvio Bengalli' [+ 5 age cat.] ~up to 35 +Y

June [~1 Mar] San Jose (CA, usa) [~3 age cat.] ~18-32 +Y

June [~15 May] Milano (it) 'Piano Talents' [9 age cat.] ~19-21 +Y

June [~15 May] Massarosa (it)

~up to 31

June [~1 May] Lleida (esp) 'Ricard Viñes Junior' [3 age cat.] ~15-17 +Y

19 - 25 June [15 Feb] Tromsø (n) 'Top of the World' 17-35

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

June/July [~15 May] Königs Wusterhausen (frg) 'YPS' [3 age cat.] ~18-35 +Y

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

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

July [~15 Apr] New York (NY, usa) 'IKIF' ~None

July [~1 May] Windsor (gb) [4 cat.] ~all ages +Y

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

July [~10 June] Geilenkirchen (frg) 'Euregio' [4 age cat.] ~18-32 +Y

July [~20 May] Paris (f) 'IMFP' [4 age cat.] ~17-28 +Y

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

July [~16 Nov] Minneapolis (MN, usa) 'e-Piano Junior' [2 cat.] up to 17 +Y

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July [~25 Mar] Porto (prt) 'Santa Cecilia' [6 age cat.] ~up to 32 +Y

July [~15 May] Lyon (f) ~17-35

July/August [~15 June] Fort Collins (CO, usa) 'Odyssiad' [5 age cat.] ~up to 35 +Y

July/August [~13 Nov] Santander (esp) 'Paloma O’Shea' ~up to 32

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

July/August [~10 July] Troisdorf (frg) [3 age cat.] ~up to 35 +Y

July/August [~31 Jan] Tokyo (jpn) 'Shigeru Kawai' ~17-27

July/August [~30 Apr] Meiningen (frg) 'Hans von Bülow' [4 cat.] ~up to 32 +Y

August [~25 June] Schlitz (frg) 'PIANALE' [2 age cat.] ~18-30 +Y

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

~up to 35

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

August [~3 June] Tokyo (jpn) 'PTNA' [semifinals + finals] ~None

August [~31 Dec] New York (NY, usa) 'NYCA Auditions' ~up to 35

2 - 7 August [~15 May] Los Angeles (CA, usa) [7 age cat.] ~19-28 +Y

Aug./Sept. [~1 May] Harbin (chn) ~18-36

Aug./Sept. [~25 May] Finale Ligure (it) 'Palma d’Oro' ~up to 35

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

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

September [~31 July] Osimo (it) 'Nuova Coppa Pianisti' [+ age cat.] ~16-32 +Y

September [~20 Aug] San Benedetto del Tronto (it) 'La Palma d’Oro' ~18-36 +Y

September [~31 Oct] Leeds (gb)

~20-29

September [~10 May] Budapest (hun) 'Liszt'

~up to 32

September [~31 Aug] Marbella (esp) [4 age cat.] ~up to 35 +Y

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

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

2 - 11 Sept. [~31 Oct] Calgary (can) 'Honens' ~20-30

Sept./Oct. [~1 July] Bucharest (rum) 'Suzana Szörenyi' [Pi. Duo] Σ ~up to 75 +Y

Sept./Oct. [~31 July] Seregno (it) 'Ettore Pozzoli' ~up to 32

Sept./Oct. [~30 Apr] Detmold (frg) 'Brahms' ~None

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

~up to 35

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

October [~6 Sep] Trento (it) 'Roberto Melini' [2 age cat.] ~up to 32 +Y

October [~15 Sep] Kiev (ukr) 'Kyiv'

~16-32

October [~1 July] Eppan (it) 'A.B. Michelangeli Prize' [2 cat.] ~18-26 +Y

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

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

October [~1 May] Tbilisi (geor)

~16-33

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

Oct./Nov. [~30 Sep] Cento (it) 'Roberta Gallinari' ~up to 35

Oct./Nov. [~24 Sep] Roma (it) 'Chopin' [3 age cat.] ~up to 35 +Y

Oct,/Nov. [~15 Mar] Weimar (frg) 'Liszt'

~up to 31

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

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

November [~15 Apr] Hamamatsu (jpn)

~up to 30

November [~15 Oct] Graz (a) 'Bartók' [6 age cat.] ~22-25 +Y

November [~8 Oct] Roubaix (f) 'Etoiles du Piano’ ~18-32

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Nov./Dec. [~1 Jun] Ryazan (rus) 'Russian Music' [2 age cat.] ~19-30 +Y

Nov./Dec. [~30 Sep] Budapest (hun) 'Gy. Ferenczy' [6 cat.] ~up to 22 +Y

December [~10 May] Bonn (frg) 'Telekom Beethoven' ~16-32

December [~13 Oct] Campillos (esp)

~None

December [~15 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 ranges are depicted for the competitions in this

catalogue that are scheduled for 2019. 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 Julian Cochran Competition at age 49.

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

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

Detmold, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Campillos (Spain), Warsaw (Cochran), New Orleans,

Singapore, Hong Kong (Open-Chopin), 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:

Windsor, Maisons-Laffitte, Suzana Szörenyi (Bucharest),

PTNA and Chopin-Asia (Japan) …

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Pol - Szafarnia

Sp - Viñes -Y

USA - e-Comp.-Y

Kzk - Astana

Rus - Krasnodar

Pol - Moszkowski

B - Merci, Maestro!

Frg - Düss-Schum.

B - C. Franck

Lat - Riga

Hun - Ferenczy

Chn - Zhuhai

F - Pontoise

CH - Val de Travers

Jpn - Shigeru Kawai

F - Paris IMFP

USA - Los Angeles

Kor - Isang Yun

Frg - PIANALE

F - St. Priest

USA - Kosciuszko-Ch.

It - Massarosa

GB - Hasngs

USA - Olga Kern

Frg - MozARTe

Sp - Jaén

It - Seregno

It - Osimo

Prt - S. Cecilia

USA - Tempe

Pol - Paderewski

F - Roubaix

Frg - Bonn

Gr - Thessaloniki

It - Terni

It - Stradella

Jpn - Japan Open

It - Verona

Sp - Marbella

Isr - Wandering St.

USA - Odyssiad

It - Orbetello

Frg - Clavicologne

Kor - Busan

Frg - Troisdorf

It - Val Tidone

USA - NYCA

F - Lyon

Sp - Las Rozas

Chn - Shanghai

USA - Manhattan

Sp - Murcia

It - Scriabin

It - San B. del Tronto

It - Gioia del Colle

Age limits (2019)

Birth year → 2019 2010 2005 2000 1995 1990 1985 1980 1975

1 Jan. 1 Jan. 1 Jan. 1 Jan. 1 Jan. 1 Jan. 1 Jan. 1 Jan.

Ages 18-30

in 2019

Kor - Tch. Online

Sp - Marbella -Y

USA - Cliburn -Y

F - Brin d'Herbe

Frg - Düss-An.Rub. -Y

It - Orbetello -Y

Pol - Rzeszów

It - Pi. Talents

GB - Newcastle

Dan - Århus

Rus - Krainev

Slvn - Radovljica

A - Bartók

It - Eppan

Jpn - Sendai

Sp - Barcelona

Rus - Ryazan

Hong Kong IPC

Sp - Steinberg

USA - H. Head

It - Vercelli

Prt- Viseu

Arg - Tucumán

Hun - Bartók

Arm - Khachaturian

Frg - Euregio

It - Melini

F - Mayenne

Gr - M. Callas

It - Accad. Rom.

Ukr - Kyiv

USA - San Jose

F - Lagny s/Marne

Frg - K. Wusterhausen

It - Roma-Chopin

Rus - Mos. Open

It - Parma

Arm - Yerevan

It - Brescia

Sp - Granada

A - Danube

It - Taranto

Frg - Berliner IMC

It - San Donà

F - France-Amériques

Sp - Huesca

It - Finale Ligure

N - Tromsø

It - Cento

Frg - Hamburg ICoM

USA - Washington

Chn - Harbin

It - Amigdala

Frg - Würzburg

F - J. Françaix

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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"

Trento (it) "Roberto Melini"

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

2015

Junior competition

(ages up to 18)

since:

1987

2005

2005

2008

2009-2011*

2011

2011

2012

2013*

2015

2015

2016

2017

2017

2017

2019

* 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. The Cliburn Junior will be held again in May/June 2019.

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 hear truly magnificent performances

and discover wonderful talented pianists at young age, such as Yuja Wang, Lang Lang,

Yundi Li, Markus Groh, Boris Giltburg, to mention just a few, at the start of their careers.

On the next pages, it can be seen which competitions from among the ones affiliated with

AAF, offer special age categories for young pianists. (The age brackets are only indicative.)

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Junior Pianists

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

Age categories (age limits)

A Graz 'Bartók' [11/'19,'21] 7- 9,10-12,13-15,16-18,19-21,22-25

A Oberschützen 'Takács' [10/'20] 10-12 13-15 16-18

B Brussels 'Merci, Maestro!' [4/'19,'20,'21] 0-10 11-14 15-21

B Grez-Doiceau 'EPTA' [3/'20] 0-10 0-14 0-18 0-24

B Kraainem 'César Franck' [12/'19,'20,'21] 0-10 11-13 14-16 17-21

CH Couvet 'Val de Travers' [7/'19,'20,'21] 5-11 12-15 16-25

CHN Zhuhai 'Mozart' [9/'19,'21] 0-12 13-16 17-23

CRT Varazdin 'Jurica Murai' [4/'20] 0- 9 -11, -13, -15, -17, -19, 17-32

CRT Zagreb 'Young Virtuoso' [2/'20] 0- 9 0-10 -12, -15, -18, -24

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

DAN Århus [3/'19,'21] 11-15 16-21

ESP Granada 'M. Herrero' [7/'19,'20,'21] 0-10 11-13 14-16 17-19 20-35

ESP Huesca [1/'19,'20,'21] 0-12 0-17 0-35

ESP Lleida 'R. Viñes Kids & Youth' [6/'19,'21] 0-11 12-14 15-17

ESP Marbella [9/'19,'20,'21] 0-18 0-35

F Lagny-sur-Marne [2/'19,4/'20,'21] 0-17 0-22 0-33

F Maisons-Laffitte [5/'19,'20,'21] various levels 0-32 all ages

F Orléans 'Brin d’Herbe' [4/'19,'21] 0-18

F Paris 'IMFP' [7/'19,'20,'21] 6- 9 10-13 14-16 17-28

F Paris 'France-Amériques' [2/'19,'20,'21] 0-26 0-35

FRG Düsseldorf 'Schumann' [3/'19,'21] 0-13 14-17 18-20

FRG Düsseldorf 'Anton Rubinstein' [5/'19,'21] 10-14 15-19

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

FRG Geilenkirchen 'Euregio' [7/'19,'20,'21] 0-13 14-17 18-29 18-32

FRG Hamburg 'ICoM' [7/'19,'20,'21] 14-17 18-36

FRG Königs Wusterhausen 'YPS' [6/'19,'21] 10-13 14-17 18-35

FRG Meiningen 'Hans von Bülow' [8/'21] 0-13 14-15 16-17 0-32

FRG Schlitz 'PIANALE' [8/'19,'20,'21] 14-17 18-30

FRG Troisdorf [8/'19,'20,'21] 0-13 0-17 0-35

FRG Weimar 'Liszt Junior' [10/'20] 0-13 14-17

GB Newcastle [11/'19,'20,'21] 0~9 0~12 0~17 0~22

GB Windsor [7/'19,'20,'21] 0-12 0-17 18 and up 30 and up

HK Hong Kong 'Open'-'Chopin' [7/'19,'21] various classes 0-32 all ages

HUN Budapest 'Chopin' [6/'20] 0-13 0-17 0-35

HUN Budapest 'Gy. Ferenczy' [6/'19,'21] various levels 0-22

IT Aci Bonaccorsi 'G. Raciti' [5/'19,'20,'21] 0-6, -10, -13, -16, -19, -22, None

IT Eppan Piano Academy [10/'19,'20,'21] 10-17 18-26

IT Gioia delle Colle 'Pietro Argento' [6/'19,'20,'21] 0-11 -15 -21 -37

IT Milano 'Piano Talents' [6/'19,'20,'21] 6,7,8,9,10-11,12-13,14-15,16-18,19-21

IT Orbetello Junior [5/'19,'20,'21] 0-10 11-13 14-16 17-20

IT Osimo 'Nuova Coppa Pianisti' [12/'19,5/'20,9/'21] 0-10 11-13 14-15 16-19 16-36

IT Rome 'Roma-Chopin' [11/'19,'20,'21] 0-19 0-25 0-35

IT Rome 'Academia Romana' [5/'19,'20,'21] 5-8,9-11,12-14,15-18,19-23,24-29,15-32

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

Age categories (age limits)

IT San Benedetto del Tronto [5/'19,'20,'21] 0-8,9-11,12-14,15-18,19-30,18-36

IT San Donà di Piave [5/'19,'20,'21] 0-8, 8-10, 10-12, 12-14, 14-17, 17-20, 0-35

IT Trento 'Roberto Melini' [10/'19,'20,'21] 0-14 0-32

IT Val Tidone 'Giov. Talenti' [6/'19,'20,'21] 0-6, 0-10, 0-16, 0-20, 0-28

JPN Tokyo 'Chopin-Asia' [1/'19,'20,'21] various grades

JPN Tokyo 'PTNA' [6-8/'19,'20,'21] various grades

KOR Seoul 'Tchaikovsky Youth Online' [4/'19] 0-17

KZK Astana 'Piano Passion' [5/'19,'21] 0-10 11-14 15-18

LAT Riga [10/'19,'20,'21] 5-6,7-8,9-10,11-12,7-13,13-15,16-18,19-21

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

POL Kielce 'Moszkowski' [5/'19,'21] 0-14 0-17 0-20

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

POL Szafarnia 'Chopin' [5/'18,'19,'20] 0-10 11-13 14-16

PRT Porto 'Santa Cecilia' [7/'19,'20,'21] 6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-13, 14-18, 0-32

RUM Bucharest 'Mihaela Ursuleasa' [7/'18] 7- 9 10-12 13-15 16-18

RUS Krasnodar 'Where art is born' [5/'19,'21] 0- 9 10-11 12-13 14-15 16-18

RUS Moscow 'Krainev' [3/'19,'21] 8-12 13-16 17-22

RUS Ryazan 'Russian Music' [11/'19,'21] 12-18 19-30

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

SING Singapore IPC [1/'19] various classes

SLVN Radovljica [10/'19,'20,'21] 0-14 0-18 0-24

USA Cleveland Young Artists [5/'18] 12-14 15-17

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

USA Fort Collins 'Odyssiad' [7/'19,'20,'21] 0-13 14-18 19-23 24-35 0-35

USA Hilton Head Young Artists [3/'20] 13-17

USA Los Angeles [8/'19,'20,'21] 0-7,8-9,10-11,12-13,14-15,16-18,19-28

USA Milwaukee 'PianoArts' [6/'20] 16-21

USA Minneapolis 'e-Piano Junior' [7/'19,'21] 0-14 [2021], 0-17

USA New York 'NYIPC' [6/'20] 16-22

USA Oberlin 'Cooper' [7/'20] 13-18

USA Salt Lake City 'Gina Bachauer' [6/'20] 11-14 15-18

USA San Jose [6/'20] ~ 7-9 10-13 14-17

USA Tempe 'USASU – Yamaha' [1/'19,'21] 13-15 16-18

Eric Lu

Micah McLaurin

Kaito Kobayashi

Mayuko Motoyama

Aleksandra Swigut

Jamie Bergin

Minsoo Hong

Louis-Paul Niemerich

Joanne Kang

(Ettlingen, 2010)

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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. While some competitions are

scheduled more than a year ahead (as can be seen from the calendars), 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 for piano only take a few days.

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 is, of course, quite a coincidence, which can cause confusion.

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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 that precede the main competition. In 2019,

live auditions are held by the Krainev competition, Odyssiad competition, the e-Piano

Junior Competition, the Shigeru Kawai Competition in Japan, Utrecht Liszt, the

Paderewski and Russian Music Competition in Ryazan. Pianists may also audition for the

Hastings Concerto Competition.

The first 50 are accepted …

Some competitions limit the number of participants by accepting only the first 50

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, the Manhattan and Berliner IMC.

Winners receive a concert at, for example, the Carnegie Weill Recital Hall, the Berliner

Philharmonie, CDs, management and more.

The advantage is that participants 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 35-39 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, Honens, Cleveland, Hilton

Head, New Orleans, Glasgow, Toronto, Sydney, Utrecht, Kerikeri, Pretoria, Finale Ligure

and the Pianale, 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.

At the Liszt Competition in Utrecht, all contestants appear three times before the jury

decide who will be the finalists. No elimination at all at the New York International Piano

Competition.

One round only

A few other competitions consist of only one single round. For these competitions (and

for those 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 33.

Confusion may easily arise due to the usage of different terminology: after a preselection,

organisers may call the first public round 'semi-finals', and sometimes all selected pianists

who are invited to compete, are called finalists.

••• Piano Concertos •••

Most competitions require a piano concerto for the final stage. A few competitions

require two concertos. In Budapest, three works by Liszt for piano and orchestra had to be

prepared (Totentanz and his two concertos). For Athens, seven piano concertos must be

presented and Sydney requires five. From the tables on pages 35-40 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 44-48.

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Performance times

The following tables indicates the amount of music that contestants have to prepare for each

(live) round. 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.

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Notes:

- 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.

* 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. Also for the competition in

Leeds (2018). The rules must be read with care.

On the next page, 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.

A few competitions appear twice (in the table above and also 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.

Interestingly, 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.

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 33.)

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Youth competitions - Performance times

*: the Thomas & Evon Cooper Competition in Oberlin (USA) consists of not less than five

stages. Contestants must prepare 40 minutes of solo repertoire, from which the jury

selects the works to be played (30, 15 and 30 minutes in the successive rounds).

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Chamber Music

The competition Schubert und die Moderne in Graz (Austria) is devoted to Chamber Music,

but international piano competitions may also include Chamber Music:

Aus - Sydney ’20

Can - Calgary Honens ’18

Esp - Jaén ’19

Esp - Santander ’18

F - Orléans ’18

Fin - Helsinki Maj Lind ’17

FRG - Bonn Telekom Beethoven ’19

FRG - Darmstadt Chopin ’17

GB - Leeds ’18

HK - Hong Kong IPC ’19

Isr - Tel Aviv Arthur Rubinstein ’20

It - Trento Melini ’18

Jpn - Hamamatsu ’18

Jpn - Takamatsu ’18

N - Bergen Grieg ’18

NL - Utrecht Liszt ’20

Slvk - Bratislava Hummel ’17

USA - Alaska Piano-e-Competition ’18

USA - Cleveland ’16

USA - Milwaukee PianoArts ’18

USA - Fort Worth Van Cliburn ’17

Song

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Duo Trio Quartet Quintet

: at the competition in Orléans (France, 2018), the finalists had 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.

In 2018, the Honens Competition in Calgary had a specific focus on Chamber Music: the

participants collaborated with a singer and a violinist, while the finalists also performed

with a wind quintet. At the 2019 competition in Hong Kong, all finalists will play a piano

duo with guitar and also any work for piano trio, quartet or 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 part

a splendid of the repertoire

interpretation at major of "Beethoven competitions. #4", while great another

pianist

pianist may win is hailed competition by the audience with splendid

after a dazzling interpretation performance of "Beethoven of "Rach 3".

#4", while another

pianist is hailed by the audience after dazzling performance of "Rach 3".

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piano Sometimes, and orchestra, competition

as like in at Sussex, offers the Concerto’Sion the

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concerto and another, Romantic concerto. Two concertos Sometimes, two concertos must be prepared of

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which the jury will choose one (Frankfurt, Tromsø, …). The Maria Callas Competition in

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concerto and another, big, major romantic concerto. concerto.

Table of concertos

Table of concertos

Usually, the choice of piano concertos is is more restricted. restricted. On page On page 61, 63, the 49, piano the piano concertos concertos are

listed are listed which which may may be performed be performed in the in AAF the AAF member member competitions. competitions. The The tables tables on pages on pages 56- 58-

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Concerto Repertoire (Mozart)

Many of the concertos by Mozart for piano and orchestra are true master pieces. It does

not surprise that these are often required at competitions. Some of these concertos can also

very well be performed with a string quartet instead of a (chamber) orchestra.

The following table shows which concertos may be performed at some stage in one of the

AAF member competitions.

Mozart Concertos: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

A - Salzburg '16 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

Arg - Tucumán '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

Aus - Sydney '20 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

CH - Val de Travers '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

Chn - Gulangyu Island Scriabin '20 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 '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

Chn - Jinji Lake '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 - 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 '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

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 '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

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

GB - Hastings '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

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 - Rubinstein '20 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

It - Acquaviva delle Fonti '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 - Grosseto Scriabin '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

It - Rome In Musica '20 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 '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 - 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 - Terni '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

It - Vercelli '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 2526 27

It - Verona '18 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 11 12 13 17 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

Jpn - PTNA '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

Jpn - Sendai '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

Jpn - Shigeru Kawai '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

Kor - Tchaik. Y Online '19 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 11 12 13 17 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

Kzk - Astana '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

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 '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

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

Pol - Paderewski '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

Prt - Porto S. Cecilia '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

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

Rus - Krasnodar '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

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 '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

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 '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 '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

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 - Kyiv '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

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 '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

USA - Hilton Head '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

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 '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

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

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 Maria Callas Competition in Athens (Greece) and 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 49.

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 is full of emotion and comes also with 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 2018, financial support for such a special reception was offered to 90

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 2019. 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

2009-2018 are given and several photos can be seen.

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AAF Award

Apart from the receptions which are held with the financial support of AAF, a new

initiative was taken in 2015: to offer a special prize, the AAF Award. 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. 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 an international competition. The original idea was that it would

be given to a non-finalist.

The prize consists of financial support and assistance in the realisation of a next step in the

winner´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 and 2018, the AAF Award was considered by other major competitions, but it

was decided to keep it in store for another time.

In 2019, AAF is looking forward to discovering and awarding again some new promising

young artists at the competitions that we attend.

AAF Award winners

- 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, and in the Dinard International Music Festival in France, 2018.

- Ming Xie was supported by AAF to travel to Spain, where he won another prize, and to

Switzerland for additional coaching. In 2018, he was invited to 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. He will appear in the Winners&Masters

series in Gasteig/Munich (Germany), 2019.

- Yuanfan Yang has been invited for a recital at Girona’s Culture house (Spain) in 2019.

- Nozomi Nakagiri – arrangements are being made.

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Travel assistance

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 outside Europe to offer some travel assistance if

they want to attract more contestants from overseas.

Below and on the next page are a few examples of competitions scheduled for 2019, 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 2019)

Travel expenses fully covered (air ticket / train)

- Astana (Kazakhstan) Piano Passion (also for one accompanying person)

- Bern (Switzerland) Prix du Piano

- Dallas (Texas, USA) Cliburn Junior

- Hong Kong IPC

- Moscow (Russia) Krainev (also for one accompanying person)

- Pontoise (France) Piano Campus

- Seoul (Korea) Tchaikovsky Youth Online

Travel compensation/reimbursement (up to a maximum amount)

- Harbin (China) (up to US$ 1,000)

- Sendai (Japan) (up to 100,000 Yen)

- Tokyo (Japan) Shigeru Kawai (up to 100,000 Yen)

- Bonn (Germany) Telekom Beethoven (up to 500 Euro)

- Hilton Head (South Carolina, USA) (up to US$ 500)

- Minneapolis (Minnesota, USA) e-Piano Junior (up to US$ 500)

- Zhuhai (China) Mozart (up to US$ 400)

- Tucumán (Argentina) (up to US$ 300 + domestic travel)

- Murcia (Spain) CLAMO (up to 200 Euro + 20 Euro to share a taxi back to the airport)

- Val de Travers (Switzerland) free bus from Geneva airport and back

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

Accommodation offered (in 2019)

Hotel full-board

- Astana (Kazakhstan) Piano Passion

- Athens (Greece) Maria Callas (2 nd stage)

- Harbin (China)

- Moscow (Russia) Krainev

- Murcia (Spain) CLAMO

- Pontoise (France) Piano Campus

Hotel B&B

- Barcelona (Spain) Maria Canals

(from 2 nd stage)

- Finale Ligure (Italy) Palma d’Oro

- Hong Kong IPC

- Jaén (Spain)

- Sendai (Japan)

- Tokyo (Japan) Shigeru Kawai

- Zhuhai (China) Mozart

Hotel

- Bern (Switzerland) Prix du Piano

- Seoul (Korea) Tchaikovsky Youth Online

Accommodation arranged/facilitated

- Bydgoszcz (Poland) Paderewski

- Tromsø (Norway) Top of the World

- New York (NY, USA) NYIPC

Housing & meals

- Dallas (TX, USA) Cliburn Junior

- Minneapolis (MN, USA) e-Piano Junior

- Tucumán (Argentina)

- Yerevan (Armenia) Khachaturian

Host families

NB: the stay with host families cannot always be guaranteed. It is sometimes limited, depends on

availability and may be offered upon request. Special conditions might also apply.

- Albuquerque (NM, USA) Olga Kern

- Århus (Denmark)

- Bonn (Germany) Telekom Beethoven

- Brussels (Belgium) Merci, Maestro!

- Hastings (England)

- Hilton Head (SC, USA)

- Lagny-sur-Marne (France)

- Orléans (France) Brin d’Herbe

- Paris (France) France-Amériques

- Roubaix (France) Étoiles du Piano

- Saint-Priest (France)

- Lyon (France)

- Maisons-Laffitte (France)

- New York (USA) NYCA (from outside US)

- Tempe (AZ, USA) USASU

- Würzburg (Germany) Bach

to mention a few. There are more.

Other compensations

- Bern (Switzerland) Prix du Piano: CHF 1000 for each invited contestant.

- Hong Kong IPC: daily allowance + US$ 500 for each invited contestant,

raised to US$ 1000 for the finalists who are not among the top prize winners

- Jaén (Spain): 300 Euro when in 2 nd round, 400 Euro when in 3 rd round.

- Porto (Portugal) Santa Cecilia: 150 Euro (semi-finalists).

- Würzburg (Germany) Bach: 30 Euro daily allowance (semi-finalists).

Important note: this overview is not exhaustive. Also other competitions offer assistance. It is not

always published, and sometimes only given upon request. Although all details were compiled with

great care, AAF cannot assume responsibility for any mistake or omission. Terms and type of

assistance may also change. Interested pianists should always check the official websites.

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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.

Some competitions organise that pianos are specially delivered to host families to be used

by the contestants. The Arthur Rubinstein Competition in Tel Aviv even arranges pianos

at the hotel rooms for the contestants.

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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. At major competitions, 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. This may be true for competitions for the youth, but

such a remark is poor at major competitions and not nice towards the other contestants. 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, which may damage the image

and reputation of this jury member and the competition.

It would be much better to avoid such unpleasant situations altogether and to stipulate that

students of jury members may not take part in the same event.

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The following table shows that there are now quite a few competitions where students of

jury members are not allowed to take part:

(NB: this list is only indicative and not exhaustive. Also other competitions have thought about it.

Rules and conditions may also change.)

Competition Time period (*) additional remarks

Arg - Tucumán any time on a regular basis

Chn - Zhuhai Mozart

last 3 years

Esp - Barcelona M. Canals last 3 years

Esp - Campillos last 2 years also no private teaching

Esp - Ricard Viñes

last 2 years

F - Saint-Priest

current

Frg - Bonn Telekom Beethoven last 3 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 - Parma Liszt

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

Kzk - Astana Piano Passion current

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

Prt - Porto Santa Cecilia last 3 years nor irregular lessons

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

three 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) states: “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

There is total transparency 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. And, to protect the jury members, a few

competitions publish all the votes without specifying the names of the jury members.

The jury votes for each round have been/will be published by the following competitions:

- 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)

- Harbin (China)

- Moscow (Russia) Krainev (Y)

- Darmstadt (Germany) Chopin

- Granada (Spain) María Herrero

- Marbella (Spain)

- Verona (Italy)

- Poznań (Poland) Czerny-Stefańska

- Hamburg (Germany) Clavicologne

- Beijing (China) Arthur Rubinstein (Y)

Competitions that have always been transparent by disclosing all the points by the jury from

the very first time the event took place: the Chopin Competition in Mariánské Lázne (Czech

Rep.), the Brahms Competition in Pörtschach (Austria) and (initially) the Chopin

Competition in Hartford (CT, USA) (not affiliated with AAF).

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AAF Conference

In March 2020, the second international AAF Conference will be held in:

Utrecht (the Netherlands), 23-24 March 2020

This 2nd AAF Conference will be organised at TivoliVredenburg in collaboration with the

international Liszt Competition in Utrecht (the Netherlands).

People who attend the AAF Conference may also very well consider to stay a little longer and

have the opportunity to attend the semi-finals or the finals of the Liszt Competition. Utrecht is

not far from Amsterdam and Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

The first AAF Conference took place in Barcelona (19-20 March 2018) and had a great

resonance: 154 representatives of international piano competitions, piano companies, concert

agencies from all over the world attended this event. It was a unique opportunity for them to

get together and to discuss various topics which are important in the world of piano

competitions.

Many of them took part in the panel discussions which evoked some lively discussions,

especially about the issue of allowing or prohibiting students of jury members to participate in

the same competition, whether or not to publish the votes by the jury, how to announce the

competition most effectively and to make use of the various existing networks.

The 2nd AAF Conference will again be very attractive for all organisers of international piano

competitions. Visit the AAF website for further details (www.alink-argerich.org).

TivoliVredenburg in Utrecht (the Netherlands)

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ARMENIA

I N T E R N A T I O N A L

MUSIC FESTIVAL

AND PIANO COMPETITION

Total Prize Fund

€ 17 000

www.aimf.eu

FURTHER INFORMATION & REGISTRATION

The best 5 finalists will be admitted as contestants in the

Malta International Piano Competition 2021

TOTAL PRIZE FUND € 300,000

www.14waystomalta2021.eu

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Australia | Sydney

2020 COMPETITION

ENTRIES CLOSE 2 DECEMBER 2019

SYDNEYPIANOCOMPETITION.COM.AU | INFO@SYDNEYPIANOCOMPETITION.COM.AU

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Austria | Graz

PRIZEWINNERS OF THE 2018 COMPETITION

Daniel Gerzenberg

Sophia Burgos

Mikhail Timoshenko

Elitsa Desseva

Jussi Juola

Eun Hye Kang

Trio Gallien

New Music Quartet

Trio Marvin

Simply Quartet

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

CHAMBER MUSIC

COMPETITION

07. – 14.02.2021

GRAZ / AUSTRIA

SEEKING OUTSTANDING MUSICIANS

WHO PERFORM CHAMBER MUSIC

AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL

TRIO FOR PIANO, VIOLIN

AND VIOLONCELLO

DUO FOR VOICE

AND PIANO (LIED)

STRING QUARTET

University of Music and Performing Arts Graz AUSTRIA

E franz.schubert@kug.ac.at | T +43 316 389 1900

http://schubert.kug.ac.at

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Austria | Graz

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Austria | Oberschützen

Wednesday, 4/11/20 –

Sunday, 8/11/20

Institut Oberschützen der Kunstuniversität Graz

Hauptplatz 8, 7432 Oberschützen

Burgenland, Austria

SIXTH INTERNATIONAL

JENÖ TAKÁCS PIANO

COMPETITION FOR

YOUNG PIANISTS

CATEGORIES

A: birth years 2008-2010

B: birth years 2005-2007

C: birth years 2002-2004

Information & Registration:

www.takacscompetition.org

Member of the Alink-Argerich Foundation since 2010

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Austria | Salzburg

2020

Photos: Christian Schneider

INTERNATIONAL MOZART

COMPETITION SALZBURG

1 – 15 FEBRUARY 2020

VIOLIN | PIANO | HORN

JURY CHAIRMAN VIOLIN

BENJAMIN SCHMID

JURY CHAIRMAN PIANO

PAVEL GILILOV

JURY CHAIRMAN HORN

HANSJÖRG ANGERER

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS

19 AUGUST 2019

Competition Office

Mozarteum University Salzburg

Universität Mozarteum Salzburg

Mirabellplatz 1 | 5020 Salzburg | Austria

E-Mail: mozartwettbewerb@moz.ac.at

www.uni-mozarteum.at/mozartwettbewerb

Subject to change!

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Austria | Vienna

18 – 22 MAY 2019

INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL

AND PIANO COMPETITION

VIENNA • AUSTRIA

TOTAL PRIZE FUND:

€ 18 000

CONCERTS • PIANO COMPETITION

WWW.CLASSIC-ON-DANUBE.EU

The best 5 finalists will be admitted as contestants in the

Malta International Piano Competition 2021

TOTAL PRIZE FUND € 300,000

www.14waystomalta2021.eu

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Austria | Vienna

International Beethoven

Piano Competition Vienna

University of Music

and Performing Arts Vienna

Anton-von-Webern-Platz 1

1030 Vienna – Austria

info@beethoven-comp.at

16 th International

Beethoven Piano

Competition

Vienna 2020, May 4 – 14

Open to all pianists born between 1 Jan 1988 and 31 Dec 2000

The Final Round with orchestra will take place in the Golden Hall of the Musikverein Vienna

1st prize: Bösendorfer Grand Piano Model 200 and EUR 10,000

Additional prizes and special awards

www.beethoven-comp.at

exclusively performed on

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Belgium | Brussels

International

26-28.04.2019

Brussels

Competition

for Young Pianists Belgium

Merci,

Maestro!

Monetary prizes

+ special prizes:

Scholarship for participation

in international workshops,

concerts and festivals in

Europe.

Rewards to youngest

participants

in each category.

First round

Friday, April 26 th 2019

Final round

Saturday, April 27 th 2019

Gala Concert

Sunday, April 28 th 2019

Brussels Town Hall

Grand Place, Brussels

Gala concert of the winners

Cat. A: Candidates 10 years old and younger

Cat. B: Candidates from 11 till 14 years old

Cat. C: Candidates from 15 till 21 years old

Application deadline: February 25 th 2019

Information:

Tel: (+32) 496 488780 | info@mercimaestro.be | 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 3 T H - 1 5 T H D E C E M B E R

2 0 1 9

A P P L I C A T I O N D E A D L I N E :

1 5 T H N O V E M B E R 2 0 1 9

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

IX

EDITION

Biennale de Piano de Leuze-en-Hainaut

Septembre 2020

2018

Federico Gad Crema

Grand Prix & Prix Spécial

Julian Trevelyan

ème

2 Prix

Jun-Ho Gabriel Yeo

ème

3 Prix

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

NICOLAS NAMORADZE

2018 HONENS PRIZE LAUREATE NOW AVAILABLE FOR BOOKING

"An extraordinary artist."

Emanuel Ax

Bookings | laureates@honens.com

’21 PIANO COMPETITION & FESTIVAL | 2 TO 11 SEPTEMBER 2021

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Canada | Montréal

OVER $125,000

IN PRIZES AND GRANTS

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China | Gulangyu Island

In Cooperation with Associazione Musicale Scriabin

A. Scriabin International Piano Competition

Gulangyu,Xiamen

斯 克 里 亚 宾 国 际 钢 琴 比 赛

厦 门 · 鼓 浪 屿

14-19 January, 2020

Application deadline : 16 November 2019

1st Prize : USD 30,000

2nd Prize: USD 15,000

3rd Prize : USD 10,000

Special Prize Scriabin

for the best interpreter of Scriabin music:3,000 USD

Artistic directors:

Antonio di Cristofano (Italy)

Chenxi Li (China)

Jury members:

Chairman: Boris Petrushansky (Russia)

Ying Wu (China) 、Minduo Li (China)

Bertrand Giraud (France)

Robert Andres (Portugal)

Antonio di Cristofano (Italy)

István Gulyás (Hungary)

Website : www.premioscriabin.it

E-mail : premioscriabin@gmail.com , juzhanwenhua@foxmail.com

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China | Harbin

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China | Shanghai

12–17 2019

AUGUST

SHANGHAI

CHINA

上 海 国 际 青 少 年 钢 琴 大 赛

SHANGHAI INTERNATIONAL

PIANO COMPETITION

FOR YOUNG ARTISTS

上 海 国 际 青 少 年 钢 琴 大 赛

SHANGHAI INTERNATIONAL

PIANO COMPETITION

FOR YOUNG ARTISTS

T O T A L P R I Z E F U N D

€ 50 000

The best 5 finalists will be admitted as contestants in the

Malta International Piano Competition 2021

TOTAL PRIZE FUND € 300,000

www.14waystomalta2021.eu

FURTHER INFORMATION & REGISTRATION:

SIPCYA.EU

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China | Shenzhen

5 th CSIPCC / 01-13 November 2020

Shenzhen Concert Hall / Live Streaming

Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra / Prizes of US$ 109,000

APPLICATIONS UP TO 31 YEARS OLD / DEADLINE 01 MAY 2020

more info at www.csipcc.com.cn & info@csipcc.com.cn

CHINA SHENZHEN INTERNATIONAL

PIANO CONCERTO COMPETITION

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China | Suzhou

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China | Zhuhai

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Croatia | Varaždin

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Croatia | Zagreb

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

YOUNG VIRTUOSO ZAGREB

NEXT EVENT

PIANO&VIOLIN

12 th – 16 th FEBRUARY 2020, PIANO

FOR MUSICIANS AGES UP TO 24

The Review: aged 9 and younger, I. category: aged 10 and younger

II. category: aged 12 and younger, III. category: aged 15 and younger

IV. category: aged 18 and younger, V. category: aged 24 and younger

10 th – 14 th FEBRUARY 2021, VIOLIN

FOR MUSICIANS AGES UP TO 24

The Review: aged 8 and younger, I. category: aged 10 and younger

II. category: aged 12 and younger, III. category: aged 15 and younger

IV. category: aged 18 and younger, V. category: aged 24 and younger

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:

Glazbena škola Pavla Markovca

Trg žrtava fašizma 9, 10 000 ZAGREB, CROATIA

www.mladivirtuozi.org / www.glazbena-skola-pavla-markovca.hr

mladivirtuozi@gmail.com / pavla.markovca@zg.t-com.hr

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Czech Republic | Plzeň

34 TH SMETANA

INTERNATIONAL

PIANO COMPETITION

3 - 9 November | 2020

House of Music

Plzen | 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

35 th Smetana International Piano

Competition: 1 - 7 November 2022

www.piano-competition.com

Conservatory of Plzen

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Denmark | Århus

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England | Hastings

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England | Leeds

2021 COMPETITION

June 2020

Applications open

April 2021

International First Round

8 - 18 September 2021

Second Round | Semi-finals | Finals in Leeds

Live streaming with medici.tv

Unrivalled concert engagements

CD with Warner Classics

Artist Management with Askonas Holt

Artistic Director

Life President

Patron

Global Ambassador

Adam Gatehouse

Dame Fanny Waterman DBE

Murray Perahia KBE

Lang Lang

facebook.com/leedspiano | twitter.com/leedspiano

leedspiano.com | info@leedspiano.com | (+44) 113 - 244 6586

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England | Manchester

23 – 28 November 2020

RNCM

JAMES MOTTRAM

INTERNATIONAL

PIANO COMPETITION

2020

First prize of: £10,000

Graham Scott artistic director

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 full orchestra.

/rncmlive

@rncmlive

www.rncm.ac.uk/jmipc

Supported by the James Mottram Bequest

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England | Newcastle

20 - 23 NOVEMBER 2019

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, UK

ENTRY DEADLINE: 1 OCTOBER 2019

Age: under 22

Several 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)

Increased awards!

the 12 th young

IANIST OF THE NORTH

international competition

in partnership with Kawai and Wiener Urtext

ypn-competition.org

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England | Windsor

13th July to 18th July 2019

Windsor International Piano Competition

Windsor International Piano Competition

203 Clarence Road

Windsor, Berkshire

SL4 5AN

www.windsorinternationalpianocompetition.com

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England | Worthing

Sussex International

Piano Competition

Worthing Symphony Orchestra, UK

CD Recording for winner

Champs Hill label

Concert and recital engagements

2018 Competition

© Andrew Mardell © Andrew Mardell

Mayor Alex Harman, Winner Yi-Yang Chen, John Gibbons

Sofya Bugayan (2nd), Yi-Yang Chen (1st), Rhythmie Wong (3rd)

Mayor, Jury members, Finalists, Conductor

© Andrew Mardell

www.sussexipc.co.uk

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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

2019

8 th - 15 th June

PARIS - Maisons-Laffitte

Anne Queffélec

Honorary President

Prize Winners 2018

1 st Prize (center) : Aleksandr Kliuchko (Russia)

2 nd Prize : Marcel Tadokoro (France/Japan)

3 rd Prize : Julie Alcaraz (France)

Total Prize money : € 7,600 - 11 recitals

Levels 1 to 3 (9 th June 2019), Amateur Concert Pianist (11 th June 2019), Advanced (12 th June 2019),

Excellence (10 th - 11 th June2019) and Concert Pianist (Qualifying auditions 13 th - 14 th June, Final 15 th June 2019).

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

11 œ 12 œ 13 œ 14

APRIL

2019

w Application deadline : 9 March 2019

www.concourspianomayenne.fr

association Forte Piano : (+33) 6 - 07 87 38 42

conservatoire Ivane-Béatrice Bellocq : (+33) 2 - 43 11 19 73

conservatoire@legrandnord.fr

COEVRON

MAYENNE

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France | Orléans

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France | Orléans

Maroussia Gentet,

1st Prize 2018

© Pino Montisci

14 TH COMPETITION

16-26 APRIL 2020

PRIZES 120 000 €

(including concert engagements

and a cd recording)

AGE LIMIT: 36

COMPETITION :

SALLE DE L'INSTITUT (ORLÉANS)

FINAL ROUND :

THÉÂTRE D'ORLÉANS

LAUREATES' CONCERT :

THÉÂTRE DES BOUFFES DU NORD (PARIS)

APPLICATION

DEADLINE

DEC 2, 2019

RULES ONLINE FROM JANUARY 2019 ON:

WWW.OCI-PIANO.COM

Member of Alink-Argerich Foundation

Head office: 46 ter, rue Sainte-Catherine F-45000 Orléans (France)

Office: 5, place de la République F-45000 Orléans (France)

Tel: (+33) 2 - 38 62 89 22 - info@oci-piano.fr

Facebook / YouTube : Concours international de piano d’Orléans

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France | Paris

2 ND EDITION

8 TH -14 TH JULY 2019

APPLICATION DEADLINE : 20 TH MAY 2019

PIANO COMPETITION

CATEGORY A (6 - 9), CATEGORY B (10 - 13)

CATEGORY C (14 - 16), CATEGORY D (17 - 28)

CHAMBER MUSIC COMPETITION

CATEGORY A (UNTIL 15), CATEGORY B (16 - 28)

Masterclasses available after the competition.

ARTISTIC DIRECTORS : SVETLANA EGANIAN & PHILIPPE RASKIN

www.imfparis.fr

office@imfparis.fr

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France | Paris

CONCOURS INTERNATIONAL DE PIANO FRANCE-AMÉRIQUES

International Piano Competition for the YOUNG

International Piano Competition for CONCERT ARTISTS

22 - 25 February 2019 - PARIS

Deadline : 25 January 2019

CONTACT :

MUSICA Club

68 boulevard de Courcelles 75017 PARIS

Tél : (+33) 7 - 88 55 15 94 Email : musicaclub@orange.fr

www.musicaclub.net

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Travelling to competitions …?

It can sometimes be relatively easy

once you arrive in a fascinating metropole

For example, from Paris …

you can take the Metro or the RER to

Maisons-Laffitte

Pontoise

Vanves

or take the train to

Lagny-sur-Marne

Orléans

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France | Pontoise

PIANO CAMPUS 2020

January 31, February 1 & 2- 19 th Edition

> Application deadline : December 1, 2019

> Registration for Piano Campus is free

> Prizes : 23 000 €

> Ages 16 - 25

www.piano-campus.com

infos@piano-campus.com

(+33) 1 - 34351853

Next edition : 2021

20 th anniversary

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France | Roubaix

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France | Saint-Priest

FRANCE

4, 5, 6 & 7 April 2019

# 2 nd edition

The five winning candidates of the first competition in 2017

Prizes 20 000 €

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

DU 22 au 25 AVRIL 2020

14 e CONCOURS INTERNATIONAL DE PIANO

TERESA LLACUNA-VILLE DE VALENCE (FRANCE)

Anita May

(Anna Mayorga Voitsekhovskaia)

1 er prix 2018

Ciptl

Ting-Chia Hsu

1 er prix 2016

VILLE DE VALENCE

Drôme

TERESA LLACUNA :

Fondatrice du concours

DOMINIQUE MERLET :

Président du jury

“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

Contacts CIPTL :

contact@concours-piano-llacuna.fr/www.concours-piano-llacuna.fr

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France | Vanves

22 nd International

Piano Competition Jean FRANÇAIX

10-12 May 2019, Vanves (France)

Age limit : 38. The Competition is annual

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

MozARTe

15. International Piano Competition

Further information:

www.mozarte-aachen.com

Age limit: 32 years

AACHEN

(former Prix Amadeo de piano)

09th - 13th September 2019

PRIZES

1st prize: 3,000 €

2nd prize: 1,500 €

3rd prize: 1,000 €

Audience Prize

Further concert engagements

for the winners

Application deadline: July 31, 2019

Contact: MozArte e.V.

Pannesheider Str. 33

52134 Herzogenrath, Germany

info@mozarte-aachen.com

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Germany | Berlin

3rd

Deadline: June, 2019

www.berlinercompetition.com

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Germany | Bonn

LIFE IS FOR SHARING.

PIANO COMPETITION

6–14 DEC 2019

Participants

Pianists aged 16 to 32 from all nations

Prizes:

1 st prize 30,000 €

2 nd prize 20,000 €

3 rd prize 10,000 €

plus more than 10,000 € in special prizes

Application Deadline

10 th May 2019

Further information

www.telekom-beethoven-competition.de

Presented by

Photo: © Dan Hannen

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Germany | Bremen

THE COMPETITION

is open to all pianists aged 16–30 from

Europe including the Commonwealth

of Independent States (CIS), Georgia,

the Ukraine, Turkey and Israel.

PRIZES TO BE AWARDED

approx. 28,500 €

At the end of the

competition a double CD

will be produced with the

prize winners.

Online application:

www.ekw-bremen.de

Deadline:

1st January 2020

JURY 2020

Konstanze Eickhorst President – German y

Ian Fountain Great Britain

Andreas Groethuysen Germany

Violetta Khatchikyan Russia

Gülsin Onay Turkey

Erik Tawaststjerna Finland

WINNERS 2018

N.N.

1. Prize Marek Kozák Czech Republic

3. Prize Irina Chistiakova Russia

3. Prize Andrey Denisenko Russia

design: www.oblik.de

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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 | Detmold

SEPTEMBER 30 – OCTOBER 06, 2019

BRAHMS

PIANO

COMPETITION

DETMOLD

Open to all students of German, Austrian and Swiss Universities of Music

Patron: Paul Badura-Skoda

Prizes: 11,000 € + CD production and concert engagements

Concerto final with Landestheater Detmold Orchestra

Application deadline: April 30, 2019

HfM Detmold

HOCHSCHULE FÜR MUSIK

In co-operation with

ALFRED REINHOLD STIFTUNG

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Germany | Düsseldorf

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Germany | Ettlingen

17th Ettlingen International

Competition for Young Pianists

8.-16. August 2020

Organizer

Town of Ettlingen, Kultur- u. Sportamt

Deadline for applications

April 21, 2020

Category A: up to 15 years

Category B: up to 20 years

Member: European Union of

Music Competitions for Youth

Competition Offi ce

c /o Musikschule

Pforzheimer Straße 25

76275 Ettlingen

Germany

info@pianocompetition.org

www.pianocompetition.org

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Germany | Frankfurt

10 th International German Piano Award 2020

March 29 – 31 · Great Hall, Alte Oper Frankfurt

For Professional Pianists of all Nationalities

Registration open until December 2019

Further Information: www.ipf-frankfurt.com

AWARDEES IN THE PAST

Lukas Geniušas, Dmitri Levkovich, Eric Lu, Misha Namirovsky, Andrejs Osokins,

Hans H. Suh, Yekwon Sunwoo, Amir Tebenikhin

CONTACT International Piano Forum · office@german-piano-award.com · Fon +49 69 79534 82 201

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Germany | Geilenkirchen

International Piano Competition

Euregio Piano Award

Young Euregio Piano Award

Prize Winners

Euregio Piano Award 2018

International Youth Piano Competition

24 th - 28 th July 2019

Geilenkirchen, Germany

Artist Director Xin Wang

NEW Final Round

with Orchestra

1 st Prize 4000 €

Euregio Piano Award

Concert Management for Orchestra Concerts &

Recitals at Concert Seasons in Europe and China

Concerts for Participants during the Competition

Age Limit 18 – 32 Years

Young Euregio Piano Award

Different Age Categories and Prizes

Application Deadline 10 th June 2019

www.euregiopianoaward.com

info@euregiopianoaward.com

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Germany | Hamburg

4th ICoM Piano Award

Summer School (Academy) and

International Competition Hamburg Composers

Hamburg Germany

Piano Summer School (Academy)

Date: July 14-19, 2019

Professors:

Grigory Gruzman (Weimar), Jura Margulis (Wien)

Jay Sun (Guangzhou), Stepan Simonian (Hamburg)

Deadline: April 30, 2019

International Competition

Hamburg Composers

Date: July 20-21, 2019

Jury:

Prof. Dr. H. Eberhard Schmitz, Chairman

Prof. Grigory Gruzman, Prof. Jura Margulis

Prof. Manfred Fock, Prof. Jay Sun

Prof. Hiroko Fukui

Age groups: 14-17 and 18-36

Awards: € 1000, € 500, € 250 cash + Special Prizes

Deadline: April 30, 2019

Tel.: (+49) 40 - 35714753

Fax: (+49) 40 - 35714754

Detailed information / application form

www.icom-hamburg.de

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Germany | Hamburg

INTERNATIONAL PIANO FESTIVAL AND COMPETITION

IN COOPERATION WITH HOCHSCHULE FÜR MUSIK UND THEATER HAMBURG

6 th ClaviCologne

Hamburg Germany

21–30

March

•2019•

Master Classes

25–30 March 2019

with internationally acclaimed professors such as

Dmitri Alexeev, Dmitri Bashkirov, Michel Beroff,

Akiko Ebi, Pavel Gililov, Bernd Goetzke, Grigory

Gruzman, Gesa Lücker, Claudio Martinez Mehner,

Giuliano Mazzoccante, Vladimir Ovchinnikov

Workshop and Lecture with Special Guest:

ALFRED BRENDEL

Concerts

Piano Competition

21–24 March 2019

Total Prize Fund: 17 000 EUR

The best 5 finalists will be admitted as contestants in the

Malta International Piano Competition 2021

TOTAL PRIZE FUND € 300,000

www.14waystomalta2021.eu

Further information and registration:

www.clavicologne.com

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Germany | Königs Wusterhausen

4th Young Piano Stars

International

Piano Competition

Königs Wusterhausen, Germany

June 23-27, 2019

Ages: 10 - 35

3 categories

Apply before

May 15th

www.youngpianostars.org

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Germany | Meiningen

master classes

inclusive

www.buelow-wettbewerb-meiningen.de

4. INTERNATIONALER HANS-VON-BÜLOW-

KLAVIERWETTBEWERB MEININGEN

Sommer 2021

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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

Aoi Trio

1st prize piano trio 2018

JeungBeum Sohn

1st prize piano 2017

September 2020

Piano

First prize 10,000 €

September 2021

Piano duo

First prize 12,000 €

September 2022

Piano trio

First prize 18,000 €

Alina Shalamova &

Nikolay Shalamov

1st prize piano duo 2015

www.ard-musikwettbewerb.de

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Germany | Schlitz

Germany, Schloss Hallenburg, Schlitz

PIANALE International

ACADEMY & COMPETITION

PIANALE

Date: August 11 – 28, 2019

Pianists between 18 – 30 years

Professors:

Yong Hi Moon, Noriko Ogawa, Friedemann Rieger,

Markus Schirmer, Uta Weyand

Deadline: June 25, 2019

First stage: 12 minutes

Semifinal: 15 minutes

Final: 20 minutes

Awards:

· Semifinalists 500 €

· Finalists 1.000 €

· 8 Concert engagements for finalists

PIANALE JUNIOR

Date: August 10 – 21, 2019

Young pianists between 13 – 17 years

Professors:

Zuzana Niederdorfer, William Fong

Awards:

Finalists 550 €

Detailed information:

www.pianale-junior.com

Detailed information:

www.pianale.com

Tel (+49) 661 – 94250407

Fax (+49) 661 – 9426287

Mail academy@pianale.com

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Germany | Troisdorf

VIII. Troisdorf International

Piano Competition

01. - 04. August 2019 · 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:

10. July 2019

Winners 2018:

Giorgio Trione Bartoli

(Italien)

So-Yeon Bae

(Südkorea)

Edward Leung

(USA)

JIA WANG, Artistic Director · info@ifbmat.de / www.ifbmat.de

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Germany | Weimar / Bayreuth

6 th International FRANZ LISZT Competition for Young Pianists

C

M

Y

October | November 2020

Category I: up to 13 years old | Category II: 14 – 17 years old

www.hfm-weimar.de/liszt-junior

CM

MY

CY

MY

K

10 th International FRANZ LISZT Piano Competition

Weimar–Bayreuth

October – November 2021

www.hfm-weimar.de/liszt

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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 | Athens

2019

41 st INTERNATIONAL MARIA CALLAS GRAND PRIX | PIANO

26.9 – 5.10.2019

Seven concertos for piano and orchestra and a recital

Age limit 18 - 32 years

2020

42 nd INTERNATIONAL MARIA CALLAS GRAND PRIX | OPERA

Dates to be announced

grandprixmariacallas.com

Under the auspices

For any further information: contact@athenaeum.com.gr

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9th

Greece | Thessaloniki

“Giorgos Thymis”

International Piano Competition

Thessaloniki, Greece

Patron: Association of Friends of the Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra

10 - 18 January 2019

Final stage with the

Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra

at the Thessaloniki Concert Hall (Megaron)

Engagements in Greece and abroad

!

!

!

!

!

!

Jury

Cyprien Katsaris

George Konstantinidis

Jura Margulis

Piérre Reach

Maria Panayiotidou

Gabriel Tacchino

Idith Zvi

Next Competition

January 2021

Age limit: 32 years

Deadline for application:

December 15 th , 2020

“Giorgos Thymis” International Piano Competition

Address: 33 Platonos Str., 546 31 Thessaloniki, Greece

Tel. (+30) 2310 - 224722|Email: info@thymiscompetition.gr

www.thymiscompetition.gr

1 st PRIZE 5000 €

2 nd PRIZE 3500 €

3 rd PRIZE 2000 €

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Hong Kong | Hong Kong

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Hong Kong | Hong Kong

2019

7 th - 24 th October 2019

HONG KONG CITY HALL CONCERT HALL

The Fifth Hong Kong International Piano Competition will be

held at the Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall between the

7 th - 24 th October, 2019, under the organizing auspices of The

Chopin Society of Hong Kong Ltd.

A College of Jurors will include, as in past competitions,

some of the best pianists and teachers in the world.

The first prize will include USD 25,000, a gold medal and

a membership to the newly founded Club of the first prize

winners of the Hong Kong International Piano Competition,

offering its members a career in recording under the Alpha

Omega Sound label and the benefits of a new concept in

networking to generate worldwide engagements as well as

at least once a year engagements to perform in HK during

the Society’s yearly Joy of Music Festival.

Luka Okrostsvaridze – 1st prize winner of the HKIPC 2016

Ilya Rashkovskiy – 1st prize winner of the HKIPC 2005

Jinsang Lee – 1st prize winner of the HKIPC 2008

Giuseppe Andaloro – 1st prize winner of the HKIPC 2011

The second prize will be USD 15,000 and a silver medal.

The third prize will be USD 10,000 and a bronze medal.

Further details concerning the competition including application procedures, repertoire, etc, will be

found in the website of The Chopin Society of Hong Kong Ltd, at: www.chopinsocietyhk.org

in due course.

The organizing committee of the competition can be contacted at:

Room 206A, 2nd Floor, St. George’s Building, No. 2 Ice House Street, Central, Hong Kong

Tel.: (+852) 2868 3387 Tel/Fax: (+852) 2868 3325 Fax: (+852) 2868 1994

Dr. Anabella Levin-Freris, Executive Secretary

Mobile: (+852) 9027 1429 E-mail: afreris@netvigator.com

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Hungary | Budapest

Franz Liszt

International

Organ

Competition

Filharmonia Hungary

will organize the

Franz Liszt International

Piano Competition in 2021. 2019

November

Budapest, Hungary

www.filharmonia.hu

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Hungary | Budapest

DATE: 7-15 September 2019

VENUE: Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, Budapest

CANDIDATES

The competition is open to pianists of all nationalities, aged maximum 32 years (born on or after

7 September 1987).

ROUNDS

The competition is divided into a video qualifying round, and four live competition rounds (Preliminary,

Semi-final, Final, Grand Final) held at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music. A maximum of 40

candidates enter the Preliminary, 12 contestants take part in the Semi-final, 6 candidates qualify for

the Final, and 3 finalists pass through to the Grand Final. The competition ends with a Gala Concert

including the award ceremony.

JURY

Tamás Vásáry (H), Kálmán Dráfi (H), Tibor Tallián (H), Muza Rubackyte (LT), Einar Steen-Nøkleberg (N),

Kenji Watanabe (J), Klara Min (ROK-USA), Andrei Korobeinikov (RUS), Alexandre Moutouzkine (RUS-USA)

PRIZES

1 st prize € 30 000

2 nd prize € 20 000

3 rd prize € 10 000

Special prizes such as concert and recording opportunities will also be offered.

APPLICATION MATERIAL

Personal data and full competition repertoire is to be specified on the online application form,

available from 1 February 2019 at bartokworldcompetition.hu

VIDEO QUALIFYING ROUND:

Video recording of the two compulsory pieces:

a) one etude by F. Liszt

b) B. Bartók: Suite, Op. 14 – Movement 1. Allegretto OR Movement 2. Scherzo

The recording should show the applicant playing the piano with his/her hands visible and each piece

should be recorded in a single take (no editing permitted). Works presented on this recording may be

included in the programme of the live competition.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 8 March 2019 (Early birds: 15 February 2019)

More information & online application: BARTOKWORLDCOMPETITION.HU

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Hungary | Budapest

IX. György Ferenczy Piano Competition

Budapest, 29 November—1 December 2019

Open for pupils / students of primary (amateur) and secondary (vocational)

music schools, up to 22 age of age

5 age categories for primary music schools

2 age categories for secondary music schools

György Ferenczy Art Awards, prize diplomas, special prizes, tangible gifts

total amount of the cash prizes: 2000 USD

9th International Chopin Piano

Competition in Budapest

June / July 2020

I. category : born in or after 2007

two rounds : 10-15 min/round

II. category: born in or after 2003

two rounds : 20-25 min/ round

III. PROFESSIONAL category : born in or after 1985

preliminary round + three rounds

total amount of the cash prizes: 15 000 USD

invitations to concerts, special prizes, tangible gifts

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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Ireland | Dublin

DUBLIN INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION

11th

SAE YOON CHON

Winner

Dublin International Piano Competition

2018

Dublin International Piano Competition

P.O. Box No. 71, An Post, Bray, Co. Wicklow, Ireland

Tel: (+353) 1 - 272 1523 Fax: (+353) 1 - 272 1508 Email: info@dipc.ie Web: www.dipc.ie

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Israel | Tel Aviv

I S R A E L M U S I C F E S T I V A L

TEL AVIV INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION

TEL AVIV,

JERUSALEM

ISRAEL

8-16 2019

SEPTEMBER

I S R A E L M U S I C F E S T I V A L

TEL AVIV INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION

TOTAL PRIZE FUND

€ 85 000

I S R A E L M U S I C F E S T I V A L

СONCERTS IN TEL AVIV & JERUSALEM

TEL AVIV INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION

Further information and registration:

WWW.WANDERINGMUSICSTARS.EU

The best 5 finalists will be admitted as contestants in the

Malta International Piano Competition 2021

TOTAL PRIZE FUND € 300,000

www.14waystomalta2021.eu

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Israel | Tel Aviv

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Italy | Abano Terme

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Italy | Aci Bonaccorsi

liberaAMIGDALA

Associazione culturale

ITALY

Aci Bonaccorsi - Catania - Sicily

“Leonardo Sciascia” theatre

3rd International PRIZE

PIANO Interpretation

two rounds competition

9/10/11 May, 2019

Amigdala

HARP

FOLK

WIND

PIANO

CHOIRS

STRING

GUITAR

ACCORDION

PIANO DUET

COMPOSITION

LYRIC SINGERS

CHAMBER MUSIC

9th International Music

Competition

“Giuseppe Raciti” memorial

4/12 May, 2019

www.amigdalainternationalcompetition.it

info@amigdalaweb.it (+39) 338 1140344 (+39) 348 0063108

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Italy | Acquaviva delle Fonti

GRAPHIC Giuditta Matarrese

Acquaviva delle Fonti - Bari

ITALY

SEPTEMBER 2020

Igor Andreev | Russia

II prize ex equo

audience award

ARTISTIC DIRECTION

M° Maurizio Matarrese

M°Carla Aventaggiato

Hoyel Lee | South Korea

II prize ex equo

critics award

Madoka Fukami | Japan

III prize

INFO

www.colafemminapianocompetition.it

info@colafemminapianocompetition.it

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Italy | Brescia

BRESCIA CLASSICA

3rd International Piano Competition

July 29 - August 4 2019, Brescia, Italy

Open to pianists of all nationalities

under 35 years old

Prizes to be awarded:

1st Prize

2nd Prize

3rd Prize

6,000 Euro

3,000 Euro

2,000 Euro

Personal professional website and

concert engagements for the winners

Application deadline:

June 20th, 2019

COOPERATION

European Foundation

for Support of Culture

www.bresciaclassica.it

PARTNERS

Contact:

Brescia Classica

Via Gasparo da Salò, 13

Brescia - Italy

Phone: (+39) 392 3005991

Email: info@bresciaclassica.it

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Italy | Cento

,

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Italy | Finale Ligure

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Italy | Gioia del Colle

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Italy | Grosseto

CITTÀ DI GROSSETO

ASSESSORATO ALLA CULTURA

Fondazione

Rotariana

Carlo Berliri Zoppi

Premio Internazionale

Pianistico “A. Scriabin 2019”

VENTUNESIMA EDIZIONE

International Piano Competition

“A. Scriabin 2019” TWENTYFIRST edition

Associazione Musicale Scriabin

Info: e-mail: premioscriabin@gmail.com - www.premioscriabin.it

Teatro Comunale degli Industri

GROSSETO - Italia

18-24 Febbraio 2019

2019, 18 th - 24 th February

VENTIDUESIMA EDIZIONE: 17 - 23 Febbraio 2020 / TWENTYSECOND EDITION 2020, 17 th - 23 rd February

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Italy | Massarosa

ASSOCIAZIONE

MUSICALE “MASSAROSA”

Alink-Argerich Foundation

premi:

1° premio € 5000

2° premio € 2500

3° premio € 1500

Massarosa - Lucca (Italy)

5-8 June 2019

www.associazionemusicalemassarosa.eu - info@associazionemusicalemassarosa.eu

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PIANO

PIANO

PIANO

PIANO

FRIENDS

PIANO

FRIENDS

Italy | Milan

9 th international ppiano competition Milan (Italy)

House of Rest for Musicians “G. Verdi Foundation” Buonarroti Square

iano

4 June - 9 June

talents

2019

FRIENDS

PIANO

FRIENDS

FRIENDS

PIANO

FRIENDS

FRIENDS

12,000 euros

PIANO

in scholarships

ASSOCIAZIONE PIANOFRIENDS phone no. (+39) 342 3565752

Application form on the website www.pianofriends.eu

infomail ptconcorso@pianofriends.eu

FRIENDS

Piano solo and Piano duet

Kids Section

cat. A age 6, cat. B age 7,

cat. C age 8, cat. D age 9

Kids Section 4 hands ages 6-9

Young Section

cat. E ages 10-11, cat. F ages 12-13

cat. G ages 14-15

Young Section 4 hands ages 10-15

Senior Section

cat. H ages 16-18, cat. I ages 19-21

Senior Section 4 hands ages 16-21

Artistic Director

M° Vincenzo Balzani

Registrations from 15 February to 15 May

(4 hands)

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Italy | Milan

PIANO

AMATEUR?

FIND OUT HOW DIFFERENT

OUR COMPETITION IS!

IT’S ONLY FOR OVER 40, AND YOU WILL COMPETE

AGAINST CONTESTANTS OF YOUR AGE

ASSOCIATION

OCTOBER 2019 | MILAN, ITALY

THE 6 TH INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION

FOR NON-PROFESSIONAL PIANISTS OVER 40

FOR INFO ABOUT NEXT EDITIONS

www.pianoloversover40.com

segreteria@pianoloversover40.com

PIANOLOVERS

PIANO LOVERS OVER 40®

FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK

https://www.facebook.com/pianoloversover40

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Italy | Monza

25 th International

Piano Competition

Rina Sala Gallo

since 1947

President of the Jury

Vladimir Ashkenazy

7 th — 13 th

October 2018

Monza — Italy

First Prize

Igor Andreev

Russia

Second Prize

Hans H. Suh

South Korea

Third Prize

Ye Lin

China

See you in 2020!

www.concorsosalagallo.it — T. (+39) 334 7389372 — #rinasalagallo26

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Italy | Orbetello

4 TH -5 TH MAY 2019

ORBETELLO

ITALY

Total prize fund

€ 3,000

4 categories

UP TO

20 years old

INFO

www.orbetellopianocompetition.com

ORBETELLO PIANO COMPETITION

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION APRIL 5 TH 2019

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Italy | Orbetello

30 th APRIL - 3 rd MAY 2019

ORBETELLO, ITALY

i n t e r n a t i o n a l

1 st prize € 4,000

Up to 35 years old

i n f o

www.orbetellopianocompetition.com

ORBETELLO PIANO COMPETITION

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION

MARCH 30 th 2019

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Italy | Osimo

9th

?

P O L O

MUSIC MANAGEMENT

? P O L O

MUSIC MANAGEMENT

? P O L O

MUSIC MANAGEMENT

P O L O

2019-­‐2020

MUSIC MANAGEMENT

P O L O

MUSIC MANAGEMENT

P O L O

MUSIC MANAGEMENT

OSIMO INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION December 06-­‐07-­‐08, 2019

INTERNATIONAL YOUTH COMPETITION UNDER 19 May 29-­‐30, 2020

ORGANIZATION

Direzione artistica: M° Gianluca Luisi

Comunicazione e ufficio stampa, vicedirezione artistica: M° Pamela Pinto

Direzione associata, USA: M° Cristina Altamura

www.nuovacoppapianisti.com

info@polomusicmanagement.com

INTERNATIONAL JURY

DIPLOMAS

SCHOLARSHIPS

CONCERT PRIZES

SPECIAL PRIZES

CD ALBUM

PROMOZIONE E PUBBLICITÀ

from Italian and foreign music organizations

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Italy | Parma

PREMIO MARIO ZANFI

XI INTERNATIONAL

FRANZ LISZT

PIANO COMPETITION

PARMA, ITALY

OCTOBER, 2nd - 8th

2019

Member of the

Alink-Argerich

Foundation

www.zanfilisztcompetition.org

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Italy | Rome

Member of

Alink-Argerich

Foundation

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Italy | Rome

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Italy | Sacile

International

Piano Competition

Sacile - ITALY

Next Event | May, 2020

AGE LIMIT: 32 years

PRIZES TO BE AWARDED:

32,000 euro + concert tour + recording

PROGRAMME: 4 rounds

Final round with orchestra

JURY PRESIDENT:

Dubravka Tomši Srebotnjak

1997 2020

EDITION

DESIGN / MIRKO FORT

Sacile

VENICE

1h

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

M° Davide Fregona

TECHNICAL PARTNER

competition@pianofvg.eu

www.pianofvg.eu

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Italy | San Benedetto del Tronto

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Italy | San Donà di Piave

7° CONCORSO PIANISTICO

INTERNAZIONALE

“Città di San Donà di Piave”

INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION

Winners edition 2018

NOH HANSOL

1st prize

ANDREY ANOKHIN

2nd prize ex aequo

CAITLAN RINALDY

2nd prize ex aequo

PAVEL BOIKA

3rd prize

14 - 19 Maggio 2019

San Donà di Piave (Venezia) - Italy

(San Donà di Piave is located only 25 kilometers from Venice)

Direzione artistica M° Francesca Vidal tel. (+39) 347 7983032

www.pianoconcorsosandona.jimdo.com

concorsosandona@gmail.com

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Italy | Seregno

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Italy | Taranto

MINISTERO

PER I BENI E

LE ATTIVITÀ

CULTURALI

Member of the

Alink-Argerich

Foundation

TARANTO, ITALY • 16, 17, 18 MAY 2019

Artistic Director Marco Vincenzi

Deadline for applications: april 30th, 2019

Very important: our round timings oblige us to accept only the first 50 applications

Jury: Marcello Panni (Chairman, Italy), alicja Kledzic (Poland), Laura Mikkola (Finland),

Marco Vincenzi (Artistic director, Italy), Kim Monika Wright (USA)

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.speranzacompetition.it

info: concsperanza@interfree.it - Tel. (+39) 338-8627146

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Italy | Terni

31^ edizione

Concorso Pianistico Internazionale

ALESSANDRO CASAGRANDE

TERNI

19 - 25 May 2019

Primo Premio / First Prize

20,000 euro

Termine Iscrizioni

31 Ottobre 2018

Application Deadline

October 31st, 2018

fondazionecasagrande@gmail.com

www.concorsocasagrande.org

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Italy | Trento

2 ND - 6 TH OCTOBER 2019

Levico Terme | Roncegno Terme | Altopiano di Pinè

Trentino | Italy

ROBERTO MELINI AWARD

Age limit 32 years

3 Rounds | Chamber Music Final Round

YOUNG TALENTS COMPETITION

1 st edition

Age limits 14 years

APPLICATION DEADLINE SEPTEMBER 6 TH 2019

For more information please visit

info@premiorobertomelini.it | www.premiorobertomelini.it

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Italy | Val Tidone

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Italy | Varallo

35° Concorso Internazionale

Valsesia Musica 2019

Violin &Orchestra

Voice

11 th - 16 th May 2019 22 nd – 26 th October 2019

(deadline 17 th April 2019) (deadline 3 rd October 2019)

20 th Valsesia Musica Juniores International Competition

Monterosa Kawai Prize

next

Piano Competition

Summer 2020

Piano, Strings, Chamber Music

21 st - 23 rd June 2019

(deadline 31 st May 2019)

2018: So Hyang In (Kor) 1 st prize

2018: Takumi Inagaki (Jpn) 3 rd prize , Se - Hyeong Yoo (Kor) and Vasyl Kotys (Ukr) 2 nd prize ex-aequo

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

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Italy | Vercelli

CONCORSO VIOTTI

VIOTTI INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION

OCTOBER 9 - 19, 2019 | VERCELLI, ITALY

FINAL WITH ORCHESTRA • FIRST PRIZE 21,000 euro

APPLICATION DEADLINE: JULY 21st, 2019

APPLICATION ONLINE: WWW.CONCORSOVIOTTI.IT

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Italy | Verona

2019

Verona | Italy

. edition | September - October

concorsopianisticoverona.com

application deadline JULY 31, 2019

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Japan | Hamamatsu

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Japan | Sendai

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Japan | Takamatsu

Sunport Hall Takamatsu - Main Hall

1st Prize

Winner

Yasuko

Furumi

Japan

2 nd Prize

Kang Tae Kim

South Korea

3 rd Prize

Yui Fushiki

Japan

Venue

4 th Prize

German Kitkin

Russia

5 th Prize

Aurelia Visovan

Romania

Sunport Hall Takamatsu

The 5th Takamatsu International Piano Competition March, 2022

Takamatsu International Piano Competition Office

Tel: +81-87-812-5583 Fax: +81-87-812-5584 E-mail: info@tipc.jp http://www.tipc.jp

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Japan | Tokyo

10–16

October

Tokyo • Japan

2019

apan Festival

pianoopen

International Piano

and Competition

Total prize fund:

€ apan 50 000

International Piano

Festival and Competition

pianoopen

Further information & registration

www.japanpianoopen.eu

The best 5 finalists will be admitted as contestants in the

Malta International Piano Competition 2021

TOTAL PRIZE FUND € 300,000

www.14waystomalta2021.eu

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Japan | Tokyo

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Japan | Tokyo

2 019

2018 Grand Prize Winner

Hayato Sumino

43rd PTNA Piano Competition

for Promising Pianists

Final Round : 19th-22nd August, 2019 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 2019

Dag Achatz

Bruce Brubaker

Ewa Kupiec

Past Jury

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

2018 Mats Jansson

Igor Roma

Eleanor Wong

Sponsors

Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports,

Science and Technology of Japan

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government

Hinoki Crinical Co., Ltd.

STEINWAY & SONS

Suntory Hall

Dai-ichi Seimei Hall

www.piano.or.jp/english

Schedule 2019

First Preliminary

Rounds Solo

First Round (1)

Dates: June 8 (Sat) + 9 (Sun)

Deadline: May 6 (Mon)

First Round (2)

Dates: June 22 (Sat) + 23 (Sun)

Deadline: May 20 (Mon)

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

First Round (3)

Dates: July 2 (Tue) + 3 (Wed)

Deadline: June 3 (Mon)

Second Preliminary

Round Solo

Dates: July 29 (Mon) + 30 (Tue)

Place: Ishibashi-Memorial Hall

(Tokyo)

Third Preliminary

Round

Dates: August 1 (Tue)

Place: Katsushika Symphony Hills

Iris Hall (Tokyo)

Semi-Final Round Solo

Date: August 19 (Mon)

Place: Dai-ichi Seimei Hall (Tokyo)

Final Round Concerto

Date: August 22 (Thu)

Place: Suntory Hall (Tokyo)

The Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra

Kazumasa Watanabe (cond.)

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Japan | Tokyo

The 21st

International

Chopin Piano

Competition in ASIA

Final Stage: January, 2020 in Greater Tokyo, JAPAN

The 5th Delegate Competition for WARSAW

Open to pianists of all nationalities born between 1990 and 2004

Special Prize: Winners of top three prizes may be accepted

directly to the Preliminary Round of the 18th International Fryderyk Chopin

Piano Competition which will be held from April 13, 2020 until April 24, 2020. (Exempt

from the video screening.)

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

Mason 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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Kazakhstan | Astana

May 12-18, 2019

Astana, Kazakhstan

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Korea | Busan

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Korea | Seoul

tchaikovsky.competition

tchaikovskyoocial

AWARDS:

1 st Prize: 15,000 $

2 nd Prize: 10,000 $

3 rd Prize: 5,000 $

www.tchaikovsky.online

www.tchaikovsky.iscu.ac.kr

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Korea | Tongyeong

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Latvia | Riga

8 th Riga International Competition for Young Pianists

12 th – 15 th October 2019

Application deadline:

September 15 th 2019

Open to young pianists

of all nationalities,

solo and four hands

Seven age groups

from 5 to 21 years

Teacher Seminar &

Masterclass

Special category

for non-professional

piano students

Contact:

rigapiano@gmail.com

www.rigapiano.info

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Lithuania | Vilnius

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Malta | Valletta

21 April – 10 May 2021

Malta International

Piano Competition

The European Foundation for Support of Culture announces that the next prestigious final stage of

the Malta International Piano Competition will be held in Spring 2021 in Valletta. This second grand

edition will comprise of 14 International Piano Competitions being organized in 7 cities around the

world in 2019 and a further 7 different cities in 2020. The best 5 from each of these 14 competitions –

70 participants — will be invited to participate in the final stage of the Malta International Piano

Competition 2021 – which will be held in 4 Rounds, with a total prize fund of € 300,000.

1 st Prize a) € 100,000 / Award

b) In addition the first prize winner will have a tour of 20 concerts in the following countries

with a total honorarium of € 100,000 (€ 5,000 per concert):

Austria (Vienna, Salzburg) • Armenia • Azerbaijan • Czech Republic • Georgia • Germany

Hungary • Italy • Israel • Japan • Kazakhstan • Lithuania • Latvia • Malta

Russia (Moscow, Saint Petersburg) • Switzerland • USA • UK

14 Ways to Malta

Total Prize Fund:

€ 505,000

www.14waystomalta2021.eu

MIPC 2021

Total Prize Fund:

€ 300,000

• PRELIMINARY COMPETITIONS •

Germany

Hamburg

Austria

Vienna

USA

Washington

China

Shanghai

Israel

Tel Aviv

MARCH, 2019

MAY, 2019

MAY, 2019

AUGUST, 2019

SEPTEMBER, 2019

1 2 3 4 5

Armenia

Yerevan

SEPTEMBER, 2019

6

Japan

Tokyo

OCTOBER, 2019

7

Malta

International

Piano

Competition

Russia

Moscow

DECEMBER, 2019

8

United

Kingdom

London

MARCH, 2020

9

Switzerland

Zurich

Belgium

Antwerp

Italy

Rome

Germany

Berlin

South Korea

Seoul

MAY, 2020

10

MAY-JUNE, 2020

11

SEPTEMBER, 2020

SEPTEMBER, 2020

12 13

NOVEMBER, 2020

14

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Mexico | Monterrey (Nuevo León)

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Netherlands | Enschede

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Netherlands | Utrecht

16 – 28

March

2020

Application

deadline

1 May 2019

Selection rounds in

New York, Moscow,

Tbilisi, Beijing,

Hong Kong & Utrecht

www.liszt.nl

THE

BEETHOVEN

EDITION

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New Zealand | Kerikeri

Kerikeri International

Piano Competition

New Zealand

Congratulations to 2018 Winners!

From left: Shuan Hern Lee, Sunhwa Kim,

Katherine E. Benson, Baichao Lan

Keep in touch on

future events

through our website.

© STEINWAY & SONS

www.kipc.nz

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Norway | Bergen

1st

Prize

30 000

euro

The 17th International Edvard Grieg Piano Competition

12–20 September 2020 • Bergen, Norway

Edvard Grieg Museum Troldhaugen

Application deadline: 20 April 2020

>> Sign up at griegcompetition.com

facebook.com/griegcompetition I twitter: @griegpianocomp

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Norway | Tromsø

THE 7

Top TH

of the World

INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION

JUNE 19-25, 2021 TROMSØ, NORWAY

Dear Pianist...

We welcome you to

apply for the 7th Top of

the World International

Piano Competition,

19-25 June 2021 in the

beautiful city of Tromsø.

Application opens

September/October

2020.

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 2021

Age limit: 17-35

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 86 278

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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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

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Poland | Warsaw

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Poland | Warsaw

18 th Chopin Competition

2–23 October, Warsaw 2020

13–24 April 2020: Preliminary Round

2–23 October 2020: Competition

Applications: 2 September ‒ 1 December 2019

www.chopin.nifc.pl

www.chopin2020.pl

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Portugal | Porto

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Portugal | Viseu

3 RD VISEU

INTERNATIONAL

PIANO COMPETITION

3. O CONCURSO INTERNACIONAL

DE PIANO DE VISEU

APRIL 23-27, 2019

23-27 ABRIL, 2019

13,500€

IN PRIZES EM PRÉMIOS

SIGN UP

INSCRIÇÕES

WWW.MUSICADAPRIMAVERA.PT

© LUISBELO.COM

APOIO FINANCIAMENTO ORGANIZAÇÃO RÁDIO OFICIAL

DIREÇÃO ARTÍSTICA

JORGE MARTINS

JOSÉ CARLOS SOUSA

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Roumania | Bucharest

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Roumania | Bucharest

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Roumania | Bucharest

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Russia | Krasnodar

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Russia | Moscow

16–20

DECEMBER

Moscow • Russia

2019

TOTAL PRIZE FUND:

€ 17 000

WWW.MOSCOWPIANOOPEN.EU

The best 5 finalists will be admitted as contestants in the

Malta International Piano Competition 2021

TOTAL PRIZE FUND € 300,000

www.14waystomalta2021.eu

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Russia | Moscow

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Russia | Ryazan

Ryazan Russia

30 11 — 8 12 2019

Over

$60000

in prizes

Age groups: 12-18 years 19-30 years

Application deadline: 1 06 2019

Vladimir Ovchinnikov — Chair of the international jury

Аrtistic Director — Yuri Bogdanov

Information & Registration: rmpcompetition.ru, info@rmpcompetition.ru

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Scotland | Glasgow

Can Cakmur the SIPC 2017 winner.

Next competition: 3 - 12 September 2020

www.scottishinternationalpianocompetition.com

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Serbia | Novi Sad

1st Prize Winners 2018

Zvjezdan Vojvodić (Croatia)

A category

Elia Cecino (Italy)

B category

Polina Sasko (Ukraine)

C category

10th

INTERNATIONAL

ISIDOR BAJIĆ

PIANO MEMORIAL

COMPETITION

December 5 - 11, 2020

Application Deadline:

October 1, 2020

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 2018 Winners

Performance

Benjamin Goodman (Israel) - 1st Prize and Laureate

Jihea Park (Republic of Korea) - 2nd Prize

Malcolm Liu (China) - 3rd Prize, ex aequo

Antoine Pichon (France) - 3rd Prize, ex aequo

Composition

Jeff Manookian (USA) - 2nd Prize, ex aequo

Zixiang Zhao (China) - 2nd Prize, ex aequo

Tianhao Zhou (China) - 3rd Prize, ex aequo

Application deadline : April 30 (annually)

Ian Jones, Artistic Director Dorian Leljak, President

www.wpta.info/ipc

ipc@wpta.info

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Singapore | Singapore

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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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Slovenia | Radovljica

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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

65 MCB 2019

23/03-04/04/

2019

Deadline for application

10/12/2018

Age limit

17-28, 01/01/2019

66 MCB 2020

21/03-02/04/

2020

Deadline for application

10/12/2019

Age limit

17-28, 01/01/2020

67 MCB 2021

13/03-25/03/

2021

Deadline for application

10/12/2021

Age limit

17-28, 01/01/2021

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

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Spain | Granada

Granada

3 rd -14 th

July 2019

International Masterclass

Festival and Competition

www.concertsmariaherrero.com • www.leonelmorales.com • masterclass@concertsmariaherrero.com

Cell: (+34) 609 03 00 56 / (+34) 659 47 77 34

22 nd

3 rd -8 th July 2019

14th

3 rd -8 th July 2019

FESTIVAL

Piano Concerts

Everyday

Amateurs

Hobby

International Piano Course

for Children & Teenagers

3 rd -14 th July 2019

&

Leonel Morales

&

Friends

Voice

Composition

Chamber Music

Guitar

Clarinet

Cello

3 rd -14 th July 2019

Viola

Violin

9th

9 th -14 th July 2019

www.mhpianocompetition.com

concursopianomh@concertsmariaherrero.com

concursopianomh@gmail.com

Phone: (+34) 916 30 21 29 - Cell: (+34) 609 03 00 56

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Spain | Huesca

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FERD.THURMERPianofortefabrikseit1834·Konzertsekretariat

Spain | Jaén

th

April 24 -

rd

May 3

2019

(Jaén, España)

Member of the

Foundation

First Prize: 20,000 euros, Gold Medal, Diploma,

a CD recording with the record label Naxos and a

concert tour (detailed information about concerts

on our website): www.dipujaen.es/premiopiano

Second Prize: 12,000 euros and Diploma.

Third Prize: 8,000 euros and Diploma.

SPECIAL PRIZES

“Chamber Music” Prize: 8,000 Euros and

Diploma.

“Rosa Sabater” Prize, Spanish music prize:

6,000 euros, a concert in Jaén and Diploma.

“Contemporary Music” Prize, compulsory work:

6,000 euros and Diploma.

“Audience Prize”: Bronze Sculpture .

Application Deadline:

th

March 13 , 2019

Age Limit: 32 years

Facilities, lodging, special grants

and recitals in the Province of

Jaén, see more on our website.

Information:

Concurso Internacional de Piano

Premio “Jaén”.

E-mail:

premiopiano@dipujaen.es

Tel.: (+34) 686 465 832

Sponsors:

PIANOS

DE CONCIERTO

/premiopianojaen

www.dipujaen.es/premiopianojaen

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Spain | Las Rozas

Prizes 2018. Mercedes Piera, Culture Councilor and Founders María Herrero / Leonel Morales

Edition: Juan Durán

9 th -16 th November 2019

“Joaquín Rodrigo“

Concert Hall

Las Rozas (Madrid)

Application deadline:

1st October 2019

INFORMATION: Phones: (+34) 91 - 6302129 - (+34) 609 03 00 56

E-mail:cipce@cipce.org • http://www.cipce.org

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Spain | Lleida

RICARD VIÑES

INTERNATIONAL

PIANO COMPETITION

Lleida, Catalonia (Spain)

A NEW CHALLENGE

2019

June 27 th to 30 th

2 nd RICARD VIÑES PIANO

KIDS AND YOUTH

Open to young and talented hopefuls of all

nationalities born in the year 2002 or later

Three categories

2020

June 29 th to July 4 th

24 th 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).

1 st Prize € 12,000

cricardvines@paeria.cat

www.auditorienricgranados.cat/cricardvines/en

M. Carme Grasa

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Spain | Madrid

International Piano Competition

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Spain | Marbella

MARBELLA INTERNATIONAL

MUSIC COMPETITION

2-4 September '19 (Youth Cat.)

12-15 September '19 (Adult Cat.)

Marbella, Spain

-The only competition with open to public

jury deliberations!

-Jury announces votes directly

after each performance

-Attractive cash prizes

-Recitals offered to prizewinners

-Different age categories

-Beautiful, inspiring location

Winners 2018:

1 st Prize (Adult Cat.): Giulio de Padova (Italy)

3 rd Prize ex-aequo: Anastasia Yasko & Alexey

Sychev (Russia)

1 st Prize (Cat. C): Elia Cecino (Italy)

1 st Prize ex-aequo (Cat. B): Cristina Aracil &

Guillermo Ramírez (Spain)

1 st Prize (Cat. A): Norah Wanton (Italy)

www.arthurrubinsteininstitute.com

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Spain | Murcia

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Spain | Santander

Winners 2018

First Prize

DMYTRO CHONI

Second Prize

YUTONG SUN

Third Prize

ALEKSANDR KLIUCHKO

Now available for bookings

www.santanderpianocompetition.com

concurso@albeniz.com

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Switzerland | Bern

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Switzerland | Couvet

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Switzerland | Geneva

CONCOURS DE GENÈVE

INTERNATIONAL

MUSIC COMPETITION

PRIZEWINNERS

OF THE PIANO

COMPETITION 2018

First Prize ex aequo

Théo Fouchenneret (France)

Dmitry Shishkin (Russia)

Third Prize

San Jittakarn (Thailand)

DESIGN : THEWORKSHOP.CH — J. ACHÚCARRO, PRESIDENT OF THE PIANO JURY WITH FIRST PRIZE WINNERS T. FOUCHENNERET & D. SHISHKIN © A-L. LECHAT

NEXT COMPETITIONS

PERCUSSION & COMPOSITION

7 - 21 Nov. 2019

CELLO & OBOE

24 Oct. - 10 Nov. 2020

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Turkey | Istanbul

4 th International

P i a n o

Competition

Istanbul

18 - 25 April 2020

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

THE THIRD

KYIV INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION

26 OCTOBER - 3 NOVEMBER 2019

KYIV, UKRAINE

Art project manager: Pavel Kachnov

Total amount of prizes: 17.000 €

Age limit: 32 years

Application deadline: 15 September 2019

Administration: Anna Vasko, Anna Rakhmanova

Phone: (+380) 63 - 802-69-73

e-mail: fipckiev@gmail.com

www. firstinternationalpiano.com

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U.S.A.| Albuquerque (New Mexico)

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U.S.A. | Cleveland (Ohio)

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U.S.A. | Columbus (Ohio)

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U.S.A. | Dallas (Texas)

MAY 31—JUNE 8, 2019

DALLAS, TEXAS, USA

FOR EXCEPTIONAL PIANISTS AGE 13 TO 17

MRS. LAURA BUSH honorary chairman i ALESSIO BAX jury chairman

final round performances with the

DALLAS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA conducted by RUTH REINHARDT

WATCH ENTIRE COMPETITION AT CLIBURN.ORG

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U.S.A. | Fort Collins (Colorado)

2 0 1 9

PIANO FESTIVAL & COMPETITION

and

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U.S.A. | Fort Worth (Texas)

FIFTEENTH VAN CLIBURN INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION

YEKWON

SUNWOO

“I heard much tonally ravishing

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the predictable crunching virtuosity

and impeccable digital accuracy to

reveal a genuine poetic sensibility,

a way of making the music his own

and telling you things about it

you had not heard before.”

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of notes in the piano’s flamboyant

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the concerto… a highly auspicious

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U.S.A. | Hilton Head (South Carolina)

HILTON HEAD INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION

CHANGYONG

SHIN

2016 Hilton Head

International Piano

Competition Winner

RAY

USHIKUBO

2017 Hilton Head

International Piano

Competition Winner

PROUDLY CELEBRATING OUR 23RD COMPETITION

2019 HILTON HEAD

INTERNATIONAL PIANO

COMPETITION

MARCH 11 -18, 2019

PIANISTS 18 - 30

Finals with the Hilton Head

Symphony Orchestra

$34,000 cash prizes,

performance opportunities

Winner receives:

• $15,000 cash prize

• Recital at Carnegie Hall’s

Weill Recital Hall

• CD recording on the Steinway

& Sons label

• Return engagement with

the Hilton Head Symphony

Orchestra

2020 HILTON HEAD

INTERNATIONAL PIANO

COMPETITION FOR

YOUNG ARTISTS

MARCH 9 -14, 2020

PIANISTS 13 – 17

Finals with the Hilton Head

Symphony Orchestra

$23,000 in cash prizes, plus

performance opportunities

Winner receives:

• $10,000 cash prize

• Return engagement with

the Hilton Head Symphony

Orchestra

APPLICATIONS DUE

SEPTEMBER 30, 2019

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U.S.A. | Los Angeles (California)

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U.S.A. | Milwaukee (Wisconsin)

2020 NORTH AMERICAN

BIENNIAL PIANO COMPETITION

Muzi Zhao performing with the MSO at the

Sharon Lynne Wilson Center during the 2018

North American Competition Awards Concert

Photography: Pat Robinson

with the Milwaukee

Symphony Orchestra, June 2020

For pianists of any nationality, ages 16-21,

living or studying in North America

Prizes of over $27,000 awarded among ten semifinalists

PianoArts Fellowships • Concert Engagements • Scholarship Awards

APPLICATIONS DUE: FEBRUARY 2020

Full details available at www.PianoArts.org

Andrews Sill, Music Director Info@PianoArts.com Sue Medford, Founder

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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 10 th NY PC

New York International Piano Competition®

Under the Auspices of

The Stecher and Horowitz Foundation

June 21–26, 2020 • Ages 16–22 • New York City

$20,000 First Prize

$10,000 Second Prize

$5,000 Third Prize

• No elimination of any contestant

throughout the competition

• Prizes and Awards totaling $60,000

• Concert and Recital Appearances

• Seminars and Master Classes

$2,500 Fourth Prize

$2,000 Best performance

of commissioned work

$1,000 Finalist Award to each of

the remaining contestants

$6,000 Ensemble Prizes

Application Deadline:

December 4, 2019

For further information contact:

info@stecherandhorowitz.org

www.thenyipc.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 Competition Egg by Theo Fabergé

jetBlue, Official Airline

STEINWAY & SONS, Official Piano

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U.S.A. | New York (New York)

4th

Manhaaan

Deadline: March, 2019

www.manhattancompetition.com

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U.S.A. | New York (New York)

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U.S.A. | New York (New York)

The 66 th Kosciuszko Foundation

Chopin

Piano

Competition

March 29-31, 2019

New York City

More information:

www.kfchopin.org

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U.S.A. | Oberlin (Ohio)

COOPER

COMPETITION

AT OBERLIN

Violin 2019

Piano 2020

Violin 2021

FOR MUSICIANS AGES 13 TO 18

• $40,000 in cash prizes and full-tuition

scholarships to attend Oberlin Conservatory

• Finals with The Cleveland Orchestra

• Past winners include Johan Dalene (violin, 2017)

and George Li (piano, 2010)

APPLICATIONS DUE: May 7, 2019

FINALS: July 26, 2019

THE COOPER COMPETITION

Presented by the Oberlin Conservatory of Music

and The Cleveland Orchestra, the Thomas

and Evon Cooper International Competition

showcases the most promising young musicians

from around the world. Travel assistance is

available for international participants.

www.oberlin.edu/cooper

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U.S.A. | Salt Lake City (Utah)

GINA

BACHAUER

INTERNATIONAL

ARTISTS

COMPETITION

2022

Sergey Belyavskiy

Third Prize 2018

Changyong Shin

First Prize 2018

Aristo Sham

Second Prize 2018

Salt Lake City, Utah

Age limit: 19−32 · Application deadline: October 1, 2021

Open repertory · Worldwide auditions · Finals

with Utah Symphony · Over $100,000 US in

cash prizes · Concert engagements

138 W. Broadway, Suite 220, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

tel: (+1) 801–2974250 ∙ info@bachauer.com ∙ bachauer.com

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U.S.A. | San Jose (California)

June 16-23, 2019

Ages 18-32

Apply by: March 1, 2019

June 19-27, 2020

Up to age 17

Apply by: March 1, 2020

$15000 USD Cash Prizes

San Jose, California

Antonio Pompa-Baldi, President of the Jury

Trianon Theatre

www.sjipc.com

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U.S.A. | Tempe (Arizona)

The Young Artist Committee

and the School of Music in the

Herberger Institute for Design

and the Arts at Arizona State

University proudly present

The 10th Bösendorfer

{ ages 19-32 }

International Piano Competition

The 10th Yamaha International Piano Competition for Young Pianists

{ Senior Competition: ages 16-18 } { Junior Competition: ages 13-15 }

January 2021

Arizona State University School of Music,

Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, Tempe, Arizona, USA

Dr. Baruch Meir

President and Artistic Director

pianocompetition.asu.edu

Yamaha

Eighth

tenth

Eighth

Eighth

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U.S.A. | Washington, D.C.

AIPFC

AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL

PIANO FESTIVAL & COMPETITION

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MAY 23-26, 2019

WASHINGTON, USA

AIPFC

AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL

PIANO FESTIVAL & COMPETITION

PIANO COMPETITION

TOTAL PRIZE FUND

17 000 EUR

AIPFC

AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL

PIANO FESTIVAL & COMPETITION

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Further information and registration:

WWW.AIPFC.US

The best 5 finalists will be admitted as contestants in the

Malta International Piano Competition 2021

TOTAL PRIZE FUND € 300,000

www.14waystomalta2021.eu

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Master Classes

Piano Academies

Festivals

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This catalogue clearly shows that there are numerous compeons all

over the world.

In addion to this, pianists and music lovers may also very well enjoy

aending or taking part in other interesng acvies and events such as

Master Classes and Fesvals.

urs de Piano Concours de Piano Concour

In the Summer, several renowned pedagogues make themselves available

to young musicians for dedicated teaching and advice. Fesvals exist

with a specific focus on piano and piano academies that are even enrely

devoted to interpretaons at the piano.

anistici Concorsi Pianistici Concorsi Pianistici Concorsi Pianistici Con

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.

All these musical events provide great opportunies for young aspiring

musicians to learn and make the next step in their careers.

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Let us also be reminded of the dedicaon 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

me to being of service to the arsts and in maintaining the best relaons

and fine friendships.

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Last but not least, the Music World is much indebted to the culture-minded

instuons and appreciave individuals who well-willingly support the Arts.

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Master Class / Piano Academy

Piano

Academy

Eppan

by KulturKontakt Eppan

October 26-31, 2019

Masterclasses: Andrea Bonatta, Matti Raekallio, Lilya Zilberstein

Prizes: Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli Prize (€ 5,000)

3 Junior Prizes (€ 1,000 each)

Michelangeli in Eppan (Foto: Pedrotti)

APPLICATION

DEADLINE

July 1st, 2019

// 16 selected pianists (age 18-26) and

8 junior pianists (age 10-17) will be invited

// Each participant will take lessons with all three Professors

// Public concerts and scholarships

Artistic Director: Andrea Bonatta

www.pianoacademy-eppan.com // info@pianoacademy-eppan.com

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Master Class / Piano Academy

WORLD PIANO CONFERENCE

PIANO

TEACHERS ASSOCIATION

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

INTERNATIONAL

KEYBOARD

INSTITUTE &

FESTIVAL

NEW YORK CITY

21st Season

Jerome Rose, Founder & Director

Julie Kedersha, Festival Director

HUNTER COLLEGE

Jennifer J. Raab, President

Suzanne Farrin, Chair, Music Department

Geoffrey Burleson, Director of Piano Studies

YAMAHA

YAMAHA ARTIST SERVICES

NEW YORK

July 14 – 28, 2019

Concerts - Lectures - Masterclasses

Merkin Hall and Hunter College

New York City

Vladimir Feltsman, Alon Goldstein, Vadym Kholodenko, George Li, Jeffrey Swann

Jerome Rose, Magdalena Baczewska, Geoffrey Burleson, Sean Chen

Massimiliano Ferrati, Ian Fountain, Martín García, Pavel Nersessian, Yuan Sheng

Jeffrey Siegel, Ilya Yakushev, Yuri Kim, Emanuel Krasovsky, Nina Lelchuk

Steven Mayer, Quynh Nguyen, Michael Oelbaum, Victor Rosenbaum

Mykola Suk, Nina Tichman, Eduard Zilberkant

PARTICIPANTS MAY COMPETE FOR $10,000 IKIF SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS

Complete Institute $950 * Application Due: April 15 * Scholarships & Dorms Available

www.ikif.org

info@ikif.org

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