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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)

Martha Argerich (Patron / co-founder)

Recommendation Committee Mr. A.A.M. (Dries) van Agt Drs. R.F.M. (Ruud) Lubbers † Dr. A.H.G. (Alexander) Rinnooy Kan Prof. Dr. Ir. J.J.C. (Joris) Voorhoeve et al.

International Advisory Board Agustin Anievas - Vladimir Ashkenazy Aldo Ciccolini† - Arnaldo Cohen Philippe Entremont - Nelson Freire Gary Graffman - Adam Harasiewicz Ton Koopman - Alexei Lubimov Eugene Moguilevsky - Süher Pek inel Pau l Pollei† - Pnina Salzman† Tamás Vásáry - Eliso V irsaladze

The Alink-Argerich Foundation was founded in November 1999. It grew from research Gustav Alink had done on Piano Competitions worldwide since the early 1980s, while Martha Argerich has always been keenly interested in assisting young musical talent.

AAF gathers and diffuses important facts, competition results, announcements and other news items as well as unique pictures through its web site:

www.alink-argerich.org Updated every week!

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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 2nd 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 62nd 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 20th anniversary! We will always continue to attend competitions, big and small, and to be available for assistance, whenever needed.

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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 2 | Piano Competitions Worldwide 2019


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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 Italy .............................................................................................................................. 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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. Alink - Argerich Foundation | 5


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 ThÊo Fouchenneret (Switzerland). Competition organiser Didier Schnorhk was pleased to announce that the prize amount had been doubled. The 10th 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. 6 | Piano Competitions Worldwide 2019


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 16th 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 10th Massarosa International Piano Competition will be celebrated in the beautiful region of Tuscany, near the home of Giacomo Puccini. One week later, the 5th Top of the World Competition will be held in Tromsø. It has always been a successful event and the 6th 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 5th Hong Kong International Piano Competition which has a new format and who won the 11 th Paderewski International Piano Competition in Bydgoszcz (Poland). Alink - Argerich Foundation | 7


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.) 8 | Piano Competitions Worldwide 2019


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member since Tucumán Int’l Piano Competition "Tucumán, Argentina" 2016 Yerevan ¹ Aram Khachaturian Int’l Piano Competition 2018 Yerevan ² Armenia Int’l Music Festival & Piano Competition 2018 Sydney Sydney International Piano Competition 2015 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 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 Calgary Honens Piano Competition & Festival 2010 Montreal Concours Musical International de Montréal 2010 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 Varaždin Int’l Piano Competition Memorijal Jurica Murai 2016 Zagreb International Competition Young Virtuoso 2010 Plze Smetana International Piano Competition 2010 Århus Aarhus International Piano Competition 2009 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 Helsinki Helsinki Int’l Maj Lind Piano Competition 2005 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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Piano Campus – Journées Européennes de Piano Int’l Piano Competition Les Étoiles du Piano Saint-Priest International Piano Competition Concours International de Piano Teresa Llacuna Concours International de Musique Jean Françaix Tbilisi International Piano Competition MozARTè Int’l Piano Competition Aachen Berliner International Music Competition Berliner Festwoche Int’l Piano Festival Competition Int’l Telekom Beethoven Competition Bonn European Piano Competition Bremen International Chopin Piano Competition Brahms-Klavierwettbewerb Detmold Robert Schumann Competition for Young Pianists International Anton Rubinstein Competition Ettlingen Int’l Competition for Young Pianists International German Piano Award Euregio Piano Award Int’l Piano Competition International Competition Hamburg Composers - ICoM Piano Award Hamburg ² ClaviCologne Hamburg Int’l Piano Competition Königs Wusterhausen Young Piano Stars Int’l Piano Competition Meiningen Internationaler Klavierwettbewerb Hans von Bülow Munich ARD International Music Competition Schlitz PIANALE Int’l Piano Academy and Competition Troisdorf Troisdorf International Piano Competition Weimar International Franz Liszt Piano Competition Würzburg International Piano Competition J.S. Bach Zwickau International Robert Schumann Competition Athens Maria Callas Grand Prix 2019 - Piano Thessaloniki Giorgos Thymis International Piano Competition Hong Kong ¹ Hong Kong International Piano Competition Hong Kong ² Hong Kong Int’l Piano Open - Chopin Memorial Budapest ¹ International Music Competition Budapest ² Bartók World International Piano Competition Budapest ³ György Ferenczy International Piano Competition Dublin Dublin International Piano Competition Tel Aviv ¹ Arthur Rubinstein Int’l Piano Master Competition Tel Aviv ² Wandering Music Stars Int’l Piano Competition Abano Terme Fausto Zadra International Piano Competition Aci Bonaccorsi Amigdala International Music Competition Acquaviva delle Fonti International Piano Competition Brescia Brescia Classica International Piano Competition Cento International Piano Competition Roberta Gallinari Finale Ligure Palma d’Oro International Piano Competition Gioia del Colle Concorso Internazionale di Musica Pietro Argento

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International Keyboard Odyssiad & Festival Van Cliburn International Piano Competition Hilton Head International Piano Competition Young Musician International Competition PianoArts North Amer. Biennial Piano Competition International e-Piano Junior Competition New Orleans Int’l Piano Competition New York Int’l Piano Competition NYIPC Manhattan International Music Competition New York Concert Artists (NYCA) Worldwide Debut Audition Kosciuszko Foundation Chopin Piano Competition New York 4 Oberlin Thomas & Evon Cooper Int’l Competition Salt Lake City Gina Bachauer Int’l Artists Piano Competition San Jose San Jose International Piano Competition Tempe Bösendorfer & Yamaha USASU Int’l Piano Comp. Washington American Int’l Piano Festival & Competition

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: 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) Eppan Piano Academy Eppan - A.B. Michelangeli Prize Italy Japan Tokyo Showa Piano Art Academy Serbia Novi Sad World Piano Conference USA New York Int’l Keyboard Institute & Festival (IKIF)

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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). 14 | Piano Competitions Worldwide 2019


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Competition calendars

On the next pages, competition calendars are given for the years 2019, 2020 and 2021. Application deadlines and age limits for for the contestants have2016 been and added. The age limits refer next pages, competition calendars are given years 2015, 2017. to the main or the highest category. In aadded. few cases, therelimits is a main division for ation deadlines andcompetition age limits for contestants have been The age pianists aged between and 32, for example, and cases, other categories, in which younger, but o the main competition or the18 highest category. In a few there is a main also older pianists may take part. In these cases, “all ages” has been written n for pianists aged between 18 and 32 (for example) and other categories, in which in the calendar. r, but also older pianists may take part. In these cases, “all ages” has been written Y: indicates a special focus on (very) young pianists (see the special pages for juniors) alendar. +Y: indicates an additional category (categories) with even lower age limits. In these cases, the number of categories has also been stated; dicates a- special on (very) with younga pianists (see the forhave juniors) thesefocus competitions special focus onspecial junior pages pianists been singled out and dicates an additional categoryon(categories) with even age limits. In the these for all different categories grouped together pages 28-31, where thelower age brackets ses, the number has also been stated; can of be age seencategories more clearly; with a special focus on isjunior pianists haveIfbeen singled out ese competitions - sometimes, the competition part of a festival. participation in and the entire festival (or ouped together on pages 44-46, where the age the limits forofallthe thepiano different categories master classes) is not mandatory, dates competition are stated; n be seen clearly; - more at some competitions participants for the main competition (or senior category) may hen a competition alsothan openparticipants for other instruments, thecategories; dates and age limits mostly arriveislater in the junior fer to the section (or pianosuddenly duo: Munich ARD, 2015); - piano a few competitions change their dates. Every effort has been made to have ew competitions suddenly change dates. as Every effort been at made to have the information in thesetheir calendars correct as has possible the time of printing; ~: whenever a tilde (‘~’) appears,asprecise ortime age of limits were not known at the time e information in these calendars as correct possibledates at the printing; of (‘~’) printing; the information was from thenot previous henever a tilde appears, precise dates or derived age limits were knownevent. at the time printing; the information was taken from the previous event. +

AAF’s website is frequently updated. There, the competition calendars can also be found: in monthly overviews, where it can readily be seen which competitions overlap and in which region of the world they are taking place, but also as a list in a PDF which can easily be downloaded. Alink - Argerich Foundation | 17


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 Period [Appl.] 9 - 14 January [25 Oct] 10 - 18 January [15 Dec] 13 - 20 January [12 Nov] 22 - 27 January [22 Dec] 26 - 31 January [15 Dec] 12 - 17 February [14 Dec] 15 - 17 February [ 8 Dec] 18 - 24 February [15 Dec] 21 Feb. - 2 Mar [26 Nov] 22 - 25 February [25 Jan] 6 - 10 March [20 Nov] 11 - 18 March [30 Sep] 11 - 21 March [15 Dec] 14 - 16 March [15 Jan] 15 - 23 March [15 Nov] 17 March [31 Oct] 21 - 24 March [10 Feb] 23 Mar - 4 Apr [10 Dec] 26 Mar - 1 Apr [31 Oct] 29 - 31 March [ 1 Jan] 31 Mar - 1 Apr [19 Dec] 4 - 6 April [10 Mar] 4 - 7 April [15 Dec] 11 - 14 April [ 4 Mar] 11 - 14 April [ 9 M ar ] 18 - 19 April [ 1 Mar] 22 - 26 April [31 Mar] 23 - 27 April [15 Apr] 24 Apr - 3 May [13 Mar] 26 - 28 April [25 Feb] 30 Apr - 3 May [30 Mar] 4 - 5 May [ 5 Apr] 4 - 12 May [20 Apr] 9 - 11 May [20 Apr] 10 - 12 May [31 Jan] 10 - 12 May [25 Apr] 11 - 16 May [15 Apr] 12 - 18 May [30 Mar] 14 - 19 May [ 3 May]

2019

Tokyo (jpn) 'Chopin' [various cat.] Thessaloniki (gr) 'Giorgos Thymis' Tempe (AZ) (usa) Bösendorfer/Yamaha USASU Huesca (esp) [3 age cat.] Singapore 'Singapore IPC' [various cat.] Lagny-sur-Marne (f) [3 age cat.] Pontoise (f) 'Piano Campus' Grosseto (it) 'Scriabin' Hastings (gb) 'Concerto' Paris (f) 'France-Amériques' [14 cat.] Düsseldorf (frg) 'Schumann' [3 age cat.] Hilton Head (SC, usa) Würzburg (frg) 'J.S. Bach' Rzeszów (pol) [4 age cat.] Århus (dan) [2 age cat.] Bern (ch) 'Interlaken Classics' Hamburg (frg) 'ClaviCologne' (>Malta) Barcelona (esp) 'Maria Canals' Moscow (rus) 'Krainev' [3 age cat.] New York (NY, usa) 'Kosciuszko-Chopin' Frankfurt (frg) 'Int’l German Piano Award’ Stradella (it) 'Agostino Depretis' Saint-Priest (f) Orléans (f) 'Brin d’Herbe' [3 cat.] Mayenne (f) Seoul (cor) 'Tchaikovsky Youth Online' Madrid (esp) 'Delia Steinberg' Viseu (prt) Jaén (esp) Brussels (b) 'Merci, Maestro!' [3 age cat.] Orbetello (it) Orbetello (it) [4 age cat.] Aci Bonaccorsi (it) 'Giuseppe Raciti' [7 cat.] Aci Bonaccorsi (it) 'Amigdala' Murcia (esp) 'Clamo' Vanves (f) 'Jean Françaix' Krasnodar (rus) 'Where art is born' [5 cat.] Astana (kzk) 'Piano Passion' [3 age cat.] San Donà di Piave (it) [7 age cat.]

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Age l. all ages up to 32 19-32 up to 35 all ages up to 33 16-25 up to 36 16-30 up to 35 18-20 18-30 up to 36 up to 21 16-21 None up to 35 17-28 17-22 17-30 None up to 34 15-30 up to 18 up to 32 up to 17 18-30 up to 31 up to 32 15-21 up to 35 17-20 all ages up to 36 up to 36 up to 38 16-18 15-18 up to 35

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16 - 18 May 16 - 19 May 17 - 24 May 18 - 19 May 18 - 22 May 19 - 25 May 23 - 26 May 25 May - 2 June 25 May - 9 June 29 May - 2 June 31 May - 8 June 4 - 9 June 5 - 8 June 6 - 14 June 8 - 15 June 12 - 15 June 15 - 21 June 16 - 23 June 23 - 27 June 24 - 28 June 27 - 30 June 27 June - 3 July 5 - 10 July 6 July 6 - 13 July 8 - 14 July 9 - 14 July 13 - 18 July 14 - 21 July 14 - 28 July 15 - 20 July 20 - 21 July 24 - 28 July 28 July - 4 Aug 29 July - 4 Aug 30 July - 3 Aug 1 - 4 August 1 - 6 August 1 - 11 August 10 - 21 August 11 - 28 August 12 - 17 August 19 - 22 August 19 - 23 August 22 - 27 August 26 - 31 August

[30 Apr] [15 Mar] [~25 Apr] [15 Apr] [18 Apr] [31 Oct] [20 Apr] [23 Apr] [14 Nov] [18 May] [10 Jan] [15 May] [15 May] [20 Mar] [20 Apr] [30 Apr] [15 Feb] [ 1 Mar] [15 May] [ 1 Apr] [ 1 May] [30 Apr] [ 3 May] [March] [16 Nov] [20 May] [31 May] [ 1 May] [25 Mar] [15 Apr] [15 May] [30 Apr] [10 June] [31 Jan] [20 June] [15 June] [10 July] [15 May] [31 Dec] [25 June] [25 June] [15 July] [ 3 June] [ 1 July] [25 May] [25 May]

Taranto (it) 'Arcangelo Speranza' up to 35 Szafarnia (pol) 'Chopin' [3 age cat.] 14-16 +Y Kielce (pol) 'Moritz Moszkowski' [3 cat.] ~up to 20 +Y Düsseldorf (frg) 'Anton Rubinstein' [2 cat.] 15-19 +Y Vienna (a) 'Classic on Danube' (>Malta) up to 35 Terni (it) 'Alessandro Casagrande' up to 34 up to 35 Washington (DC, usa) 'AIPFC' (>Malta) Rome (it) 'Academy Award' [7 cat.] 15-32 +Y Sendai (jpn) up to 28 Gioia del Colle (it) 'Pietro Argento' [4 cat.] up to 37 +Y Dallas (TX, usa) 'Cliburn Junior' 13-17 Y Milano (it) 'Piano Talents' [9 age cat.] 19-21 +Y Massarosa (it) up to 31 16-32 Yerevan (arm) 'Khachaturian' Maisons-Laffitte (f) 'Ile de France' [7 cat.] all ages +Y Val Tidone (it) 'Silvio Bengalli' [+ 5 age cat.] up to 35 +Y Tromsø (n) 'Top of the World' 17-35 San Jose (CA, usa) 18-32 Königs Wusterhausen (frg) 'YPS' [3 age cat.] 18-35 +Y Tucumán (arg) 18-32 15-17 +Y Lleida (esp) 'Ricard Viñes Junior' [3 age cat.] Novi Sad (serb) 'WPTA' [laureates] None Couvet (ch) 'Val de Travers' [3 age cat.] 16-25 +Y New York (NY, usa) 'Manhattan' [laureates] ~up to 35 Minneapolis (MN, usa) 'e-Piano Junior' up to 17 Y Paris (f) 'IMFP' [4 age cat.] 17-28 +Y 20-35 +Y Granada (esp) 'María Herrero' [5 age cat.] Windsor (gb) [4 cat.] all ages +Y up to 32 +Y Porto (prt) 'Santa Cecilia' [6 age cat.] New York (NY, usa) 'IKIF' None Lyon (f) 17-35 Hamburg (frg) 'ICoM' [2 age cat.] 18-36 +Y Geilenkirchen (frg) 'Euregio' [4 age cat.] 18-32 +Y 17-27 Tokyo (jpn) 'Shigeru Kawai' Brescia (it) 'Brescia Classica' up to 35 Fort Collins (CO, usa) 'Odyssiad' [5 age cat.] up to 35 +Y Troisdorf (frg) [3 age cat.] up to 35 +Y Los Angeles (CA, usa) [7 age cat.] 19-28 +Y up to 35 New York (NY, usa) 'NYCA Auditions' Schlitz (frg) 'PIANALE Junior' 13-17 Y Schlitz (frg) 'PIANALE' 18-30 up to 35 Shanghai (chn) (>Malta) Tokyo (jpn) 'PTNA' [semifinals + finals] None Hong Kong (hk) 'Chopin' [various cat.] all ages +Y Busan (cor) 'KIPA' up to 35 Finale Ligure (it) 'Palma d’Oro' up to 35 Alink - Argerich Foundation | 19


31 Aug - 10 Sep September September 2 - 4 Sept. 7 - 15 Sept. 8 - 16 Sept. 9 - 13 Sept. 10 - 22 Sept. 12 - 15 Sept. 17 - 24 Sept. 24 Sep - 1 Oct 26 Sep - 5 Oct 27 Sep - 6 Oct 30 Sep - 6 Oct Sept./Oct. October 2 - 6 October 2 - 8 October 7 - 24 October 9 - 19 October 10 - 16 October 12 - 15 October 18 - 25 October 22 - 27 October 26 - 31 October 26 Oct - 3 Nov 26 Oct - 3 Nov 27 Oct - 3 Nov. 30 Oct - 3 Nov Oct./Nov. 9 - 16 Nov. 10 - 24 Nov. 11 - 17 Nov. 19 - 23 Nov. 20 - 23 Nov. 29 Nov - 1 Dec 30 Nov - 8 Dec 5 - 8 De c . 6 - 8 Dec. 6 - 14 Dec. 13 - 15 Dec. 16 - 20 Dec.

[ 1 May] [June] [~20 Aug] [~31 Aug] [ 8 Mar] [22 July] [31 July] [30 Apr] [~31 Aug] [19 Aug] [31 July] [10 June] [ 1 July] [30 Apr] [31 July] [~1 Oct] [ 6 Sep] [31 July] [28 Feb] [21 July] [ 9 Sep] [15 Sep] [30 Nov] [30 Sep] [ 1 July] [~12 Aug] [15 Sep] [ 1 June] [10 Oct] [~24 Sep] [ 1 Oct] [20 Apr] [15 Oct] [ 8 Oct] [ 1 Oct] [30 Sep] [ 1 Jun] [13 Oct] [~1 Nov] [10 May] [15 Nov] [11 Nov]

Harbin (chn) 18-36 Berlin (frg) 'Berliner IMC' [laureates] ~up to 35 San Benedetto del Tronto (it) 'La Palma d’Oro' ~18-36 +Y Marbella (esp) 'Rising Stars' [3 age cat.] ~up to 18 +Y Budapest (hun) 'Bartók World' up to 32 Tel Aviv (isr) 'Wandering Mus. Stars' (>Malta) up to 35 Aachen (frg) 'MozARTe' up to 32 Zhuhai (chn) 'Mozart' [3 age cat.] 17-23 +Y Marbella (esp) ~up to 35 Yerevan (arm) (>Malta) up to 35 Seregno (it) 'Ettore Pozzoli' up to 32 Athens (gr) 'Maria Callas' 18-32 Bucharest (rum) 'Suzana Szörenyi' [Pi. Duo] Σ up to 75 +Y None Detmold (frg) 'Brahms' Verona (it) ~up to 35 Milano (it) 'Piano Lovers' [non prof.] [4 cat.] 40 and up Trento (it) 'Roberto Melini' [2 age cat.] up to 32 +Y up to 35 Parma (it) 'Liszt - Premio Mario Zanfi' Hong Kong (hk) 'HKIPC' up to 30 Vercelli (it) 'G.B. Viotti' up to 30 up to 35 Tokyo (jpn) 'Japan Piano Open' (>Malta) Riga (lat) [8 age cat.] 19-21 +Y Warsaw (pol) 'Cochran' [laureates] None Cento (it) 'Roberta Gallinari' ~up to 35 Eppan (it) 'A.B. Michelangeli Prize' [2 cat.] 18-26 +Y Tongyeong (cor) 'Isang Yun' ~15-30 Kiev (ukr) 'Kyiv' 16-32 18-32 Albuquerque (NM, usa) 'Olga Kern' Radovljica (slvn) [3 age cat.] 19-24 +Y Roma (it) 'Chopin' [3 age cat.] up to 35 +Y Las Rozas (esp) 'Spanish Composers' up to 36 Bydgoszcz (pol) 'Paderewski' 16-32 Graz (a) 'Bartók' [6 age cat.] 22-25 +Y Roubaix (f) 'Etoiles du Piano' 18-32 Newcastle (gb) 'Y. Pianist of the North' [4 cat.] up to 22 +Y up to 22 +Y Budapest (hun) 'Gy. Ferenczy' [6 cat.] Ryazan (rus) 'Russian Music' [2 age cat.] 19-30 +Y Campillos (esp) None Osimo (it) 'Nuova Coppa Pianisti' [+ age cat.] ~16-32 +Y Bonn (frg) 'Telekom Beethoven' 16-32 ~17-21 +Y Kraainem (b) 'César Franck' [4 age cat.] Moscow (rus) 'Moscow Piano Open' (>Malta) up to 35

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2020

Period [Appl.] January [~25 Oct] Tokyo (jpn) 'Chopin' [various cat.] January [~22 Dec] Huesca (esp) [3 age cat.] 14 - 19 January [16 Nov] Gulangyu Island (chn) 'Scriabin' 31 Jan. - 2 Feb. [ 1 Dec] Pontoise (f) 'Piano Campus' Jan./Feb. [~19 Sep] Pretoria (rsa) 'UNISA' February [~25 Jan] Paris (f) 'France-Amériques' [14 cat.] 5 - 11 February [19 Aug] Salzburg (a) 'Mozart' 12 - 16 February [17 Jan] Zagreb (crt) 'Young Virtuoso' [6 age cat.] 17 - 23 Feb. [~15 Dec] Grosseto (it) 'Scriabin' 3 - 8 March [10 Jan] Grez-Doiceau (b) 'EPTA' [4 age cat.] 9 - 14 March [30 Sep] Hilton Head (SC, usa) 16 - 28 March [ 1 May] Utrecht (hol) 'Liszt' 21 Mar - 2 Apr [10 Dec] Barcelona (esp) 'Maria Canals' 22 March [~31 Oct] Bern (ch) 'Interlaken Classics' 29 - 31 March [~19 Dec] Frankfurt (frg) 'Int’l German Piano Award’ April [~25 Feb] Brussels (b) 'Merci, Maestro!' [3 age cat.] April [~9 Mar] Mayenne (f) April [~10 Mar] Stradella (it) 'Agostino Depretis' 3 - 8 April [ 1 Mar] Varaždin (crt) 'Jurica Murai' [7 cat.] 16 - 25 April [~13 Mar] Jaén (esp) 16 - 26 April [ 2 Dec] Orléans (f) '20th-21st Century' 18 - 25 April [~1 Dec] Istanbul (tur) 'Orchestra Sion' 21 - 26 April [~14 Feb] Lagny-sur-Marne (f) [3 age cat.] 22 - 25 April [~1 Mar] Valence (f) 'Teresa Llacuna’ 25 - 26 April [17 Mar] Düsseldorf (frg) 'Anton Rubinstein' April/May [~31 Mar] Madrid (esp) 'Delia Steinberg' April/May [~30 Mar] Orbetello (it) [5 age cat.] April/May [~25 Apr] Vanves (f) 'Jean Françaix' May [~20 Apr] Aci Bonaccorsi (it) 'Amigdala' [8 cat.] May [~31 Jan] Murcia (esp) 'Clamo' May [~3 May] San Donà di Piave (it) [7 age cat.] May [~30 Apr] Taranto (it) 'Arcangelo Speranza' May [~15 Mar] Szafarnia (pol) 'Chopin' [3 age cat.] May [~8 Mar] Sacile (it) 'FVG' 4 - 1 4 M ay [~14 Jan] Montreal (can) 4 - 14 May [15 Jan] Vienna (a) 'Beethoven' 4 - 30 May [~10 Jan] Brussels (b) 'Queen Elisabeth' 5 - 21 May [ 1 Oct] Tel Aviv (isr) 'Arthur Rubinstein' 8 - 11 May [ 1 Feb] Columbus (OH, usa) 'Liszt' 1 6 - 2 6 M ay [ 1 Jan] Bremen (frg) 29 - 30 May [15 Apr] Osimo (it) 'Nuova Coppa Pianisti - Youth' May/June [~20 Apr] Maisons-Laffitte (f) 'Ile de France' [7 cat.] May/June [~18 May] Gioia del Colle (it) 'Pietro Argento' [4 cat.] May/June [~23 Apr] Rome (it) 'Academy Award' [7 cat.]

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June June June June June 4 - 14 June 19 - 27 June 21 - 26 June 27 June - 3 July 29 June - 4 July June/July July July July July July July July July July July July 8 - 25 July 19 - 26 July 26 July - 9 Aug July/August July/August July/August July/August August August August August 3 - 8 August 8 - 16 August Aug./Sept. Aug./Sept. September September September September September September September September September

[~9 Feb] Milwaukee (usa) 'PianoArts' 16-21 [~15 May] Massarosa (it) ~up to 31 [~15 May] Milano (it) 'Piano Talents' [9 age cat.] ~19-21 [~30 Apr] Val Tidone (it) 'Silvio Bengalli' [+ 5 age cat.] ~up to 35 [~15 Sep] Salt Lake City (usa) 'Bachauer Junior' [2 cat.] 15-18 [~15 Feb] Zwickau (frg) 'Schumann' ~up to 30 [ 1 Mar] San Jose (CA, usa) [~3 age cat.] ~14-17 16-22 [ 4 Dec] New York (usa) 'NYIPC' [30 Apr] Novi Sad (serb) 'WPTA' [laureates] None [~1 Apr] Lleida (esp) 'Ricard Viñes' 18-32 [~15 Mar] Budapest (hun) 'Chopin' [3 age cat.] up to 35 [~30 Apr] Hamburg (frg) 'ICoM' [2 age cat.] ~18-36 [~15 May] Lyon (f) ~17-35 [~March] New York (NY, usa) 'Manhattan' [laureates] ~up to 35 ~None [~15 Apr] New York (NY, usa) 'IKIF' [~1 May] Windsor (gb) [4 cat.] ~all ages [~25 Mar] Porto (prt) 'Santa Cecilia' [6 age cat.] ~up to 32 [~31 May] Granada (esp) 'María Herrero' [5 age cat.] ~20-35 [~10 June] Geilenkirchen (frg) 'Euregio' [4 age cat.] ~18-32 [~15 Apr] Oberlin (OH) (usa) 'Thomas & Evon Cooper' 13-18 [~3 May] Couvet (ch) 'Val de Travers' [3 age cat.] ~16-25 ~17-28 [~20 May] Paris (f) 'IMFP' [4 age cat.] [ 2 Dec] Sydney (aus) 18-32 [16 Mar] New Orleans (usa) ~None [26 Nov] Cleveland (usa) 18-32 [~15 June] Fort Collins (CO, usa) 'Odyssiad' [5 age cat.] ~up to 35 [~20 June] Brescia (it) 'Brescia Classica' ~up to 35 [~10 July] Troisdorf (frg) [3 age cat.] ~up to 35 ~17-27 [~31 Jan] Tokyo (jpn) 'Shigeru Kawai' ~up to 35 [~31 Dec] New York (NY, usa) 'NYCA Auditions' [~25 June] Schlitz (frg) 'PIANALE' [2 age cat.] ~18-30 ~up to 35 [~25 May] Busan (cor) 'KIPA' [~3 June] Tokyo (jpn) 'PTNA' [semifinals + finals] ~None [~15 May] Los Angeles (CA, usa) [7 age cat.] ~19-28 [21 Apr] Ettlingen (frg) [2 age cat.] up to 20 [~3 Aug] Varallo (VC) (it) 'Valsesia Musica' ~up to 37 [~25 May] Finale Ligure (it) 'Palma d’Oro' ~up to 35 ~17-29 [~31 Mar] Munich (frg) 'ARD' [~June] Berlin (frg) 'Berliner IMC' [laureates] ~up to 35 [~31 Aug] Marbella (esp) [4 age cat.] ~up to 35 [~31 July] Aachen (frg) 'MozARTe' ~up to 32 [~31 Aug] Acquaviva delle Fonti (it) ~up to 35 [~20 Aug] San Benedetto del Tronto (it) 'La Palma d’Oro' ~18-36 ~up to 30 [~22 July] Poznan (pol) 'Czerny-Stefanska' [~1 June] Leuze-en-Hainaut (b) 'André Dumortier' ~up to 26 [~14 May] Kerikeri (nzl) ~up to 28

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[~31 Mar] [31 July] [~15 Apr] [20 Apr] [30 June] [18 Aug] [24 Aug] [~31 July] [~6 Sep] [~1 July] [~1 Oct] [~15 Sep] [~10 Apr] [~15 Sep] [ 1 Dec] [~30 July] [~1 July] [~21 July] [~1 Oct] [~1 Sep] [~1 Oct] [~24 Sep] [ 1 May] [~31 Aug] [~30 Sep] [~28 Sep] [~13 Oct] [~15 Nov] [ 1 Oct] [Appl.] [~25 Oct] [15 Dec] [~5 Nov] [~22 Dec] [~1 Dec] [~15 Dec] [~25 Jan] [~5 Oct] [~14 Dec] [~26 Nov] [~31 Oct] [~20 Nov] [~15 Jan] [~15 Nov]

Glasgow (sct) ~17-30 Abano Terme (it) 'Fausto Zadra' ~up to 36 Bucharest (rum) 'George Enescu' ~up to 33 Bergen (n) 'Grieg' ~17-33 Bratislava (slvk) 'Hummel' up to 32 Rome (it) 'In Musica' (>Malta) up to 35 Berlin (frg) 'Berliner Festwoche' (>Malta) up to 35 Verona (it) ~up to 35 Trento (it) 'Roberto Melini' [2 age cat.] ~up to 32 +Y Eppan (it) 'A.B. Michelangeli Prize' [2 cat.] ~18-26 +Y Milano (it) 'Piano Lovers' [non prof.] [4 cat.] ~40 and up Riga (lat) [8 age cat.] ~19-21 +Y Monza (it) 'Rina Sala Gallo' ~up to 30 Kiev (ukr) 'Kyiv' ~16-32 15-30 Warsaw (pol) 'Chopin' Monterrey (mex) 'Parnassós' ~17-33 Enschede (hol) [2 age cat.] 16-20 +Y Weimar (frg) 'Liszt' [2 age cat.] 14-17 +Y Las Rozas (esp) 'Spanish Composers' ~up to 36 Suzhou (chn) 'Jinji Lake' ~16-28 Newcastle (gb) 'Y. Pianist of the North' [4 cat.] ~up to 21 +Y Roma (it) 'Chopin' [3 age cat.] ~up to 35 +Y Shenzhen (chn) up to 31 up to 30 +Y Plze (cz) 'Smetana' [3 age cat.] Oberschützen (a) 'Jenö Takács' [3 age cat.] 16-18 +Y Manchester (gb) 'RNCM James Mottram' up to 30 Campillos (esp) ~None Kraainem (b) 'César Franck' [4 age cat.] ~17-21 +Y Novi Sad (serb) 'Isidor Bajic' [3 age cat.] ~up to 35 +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 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 ~15-21 April [~25 Feb] Brussels (b) 'Merci, Maestro!' [3 age cat.] 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 April/May [~30 Mar] Orbetello (it) [5 age cat.] ~up to 35 April/May [~25 Apr] Vanves (f) 'Jean Françaix' ~up to 38 May [~20 Apr] Aci Bonaccorsi (it) 'Amigdala' [8 age cat.] ~up to 36 [~3 May] San Donà di Piave (it) [7 age cat.] ~up to 35 May May [~31 Jan] Murcia (esp) 'Clamo' ~up to 36 May [~15 Apr] Krasnodar (rus) 'Where art is born' [5 cat.] ~16-18 May [~30 Apr] Taranto (it) 'Arcangelo Speranza' ~up to 35 ~14-16 May [~15 Mar] Szafarnia (pol) 'Chopin' [3 age cat.] May [~25 Apr] Kielce (pol) 'Moritz Moszkowski' [3 cat.] ~up to 20 May [~15 Apr] Düsseldorf (frg) 'Anton Rubinstein' [2 cat.] ~15-19 ~18-30 May [~31 Mar] Madrid (esp) 'Delia Steinberg' May [~12 Jan] Worthing (Sussex) (gb) ~None M ay [~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 May/June [~20 Apr] Maisons-Laffitte (f) 'Ile de France' [7 cat.] ~all ages May/June [~18 May] Gioia del Colle (it) 'Pietro Argento' [4 cat.] ~up to 37 June [~30 Apr] Val Tidone (it) 'Silvio Bengalli' [+ 5 age cat.] ~up to 35 June [~1 Mar] San Jose (CA, usa) [~3 age cat.] ~18-32 June [~15 May] Milano (it) 'Piano Talents' [9 age cat.] ~19-21 June [~15 May] Massarosa (it) ~up to 31 June [~1 May] Lleida (esp) 'Ricard Viñes Junior' [3 age cat.] ~15-17 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 July [~30 Apr] Hamburg (frg) 'ICoM' [2 age cat.] ~18-36 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 July [~31 May] Granada (esp) 'María Herrero' [5 age cat.] ~20-35 July [~10 June] Geilenkirchen (frg) 'Euregio' [4 age cat.] ~18-32 ~17-28 July [~20 May] Paris (f) 'IMFP' [4 age cat.] July [~3 May] Couvet (ch) 'Val de Travers' [3 age cat.] ~16-25 July [~16 Nov] Minneapolis (MN, usa) 'e-Piano Junior' [2 cat.] up to 17 24 | Piano Competitions Worldwide 2019

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July July July/August July/August July/August July/August July/August July/August August August August August August 2 - 7 August Aug./Sept. Aug./Sept. September September September September September September September September September 2 - 11 Sept. Sept./Oct. Sept./Oct. Sept./Oct. Sept./Oct. October October October October October October October October Oct./Nov. Oct./Nov. Oct,/Nov. November November November November November

[~25 Mar] Porto (prt) 'Santa Cecilia' [6 age cat.] ~up to 32 +Y [~15 May] Lyon (f) ~17-35 [~15 June] Fort Collins (CO, usa) 'Odyssiad' [5 age cat.] ~up to 35 +Y [~13 Nov] Santander (esp) 'Paloma O’Shea' ~up to 32 [~20 June] Brescia (it) 'Brescia Classica' ~up to 35 [~10 July] Troisdorf (frg) [3 age cat.] ~up to 35 +Y [~31 Jan] Tokyo (jpn) 'Shigeru Kawai' ~17-27 [~30 Apr] Meiningen (frg) 'Hans von Bülow' [4 cat.] ~up to 32 +Y [~25 June] Schlitz (frg) 'PIANALE' [2 age cat.] ~18-30 +Y [~25 May] Busan (cor) 'KIPA' ~up to 35 [~1 July] Hong Kong (hk) 'Chopin' [various cat.] ~all ages +Y [~3 June] Tokyo (jpn) 'PTNA' [semifinals + finals] ~None ~up to 35 [~31 Dec] New York (NY, usa) 'NYCA Auditions' [~15 May] Los Angeles (CA, usa) [7 age cat.] ~19-28 +Y [~1 May] Harbin (chn) ~18-36 [~25 May] Finale Ligure (it) 'Palma d’Oro' ~up to 35 [~31 Mar] Munich (frg) 'ARD' [Piano Duo] ~up to 35 [~June] Berlin (frg) 'Berliner IMC' [laureates] ~up to 35 [~31 July] Osimo (it) 'Nuova Coppa Pianisti' [+ age cat.] ~16-32 +Y [~20 Aug] San Benedetto del Tronto (it) 'La Palma d’Oro' ~18-36 +Y [~31 Oct] Leeds (gb) ~20-29 [~10 May] Budapest (hun) 'Liszt' ~up to 32 [~31 Aug] Marbella (esp) [4 age cat.] ~up to 35 +Y [~31 July] Aachen (frg) 'MozARTe' ~up to 32 [~30 Apr] Zhuhai (chn) 'Mozart' [3 age cat.] ~17-23 +Y [~31 Oct] Calgary (can) 'Honens' ~20-30 [~1 July] Bucharest (rum) 'Suzana Szörenyi' [Pi. Duo] Σ ~up to 75 +Y [~31 July] Seregno (it) 'Ettore Pozzoli' ~up to 32 [~30 Apr] Detmold (frg) 'Brahms' ~None [~31 July] Verona (it) ~up to 35 [~1 June] Darmstadt (frg) 'Chopin' ~up to 30 [~6 Sep] Trento (it) 'Roberto Melini' [2 age cat.] ~up to 32 +Y [~15 Sep] Kiev (ukr) 'Kyiv' ~16-32 [~1 July] Eppan (it) 'A.B. Michelangeli Prize' [2 cat.] ~18-26 +Y [~1 Oct] Milano (it) 'Piano Lovers' [non prof.] [4 cat.] ~40 and up ~up to 30 [~21 July] Vercelli (it) 'G.B. Viotti' [~1 May] Tbilisi (geor) ~16-33 ~19-21 +Y [~15 Sep] Riga (lat) [8 age cat.] [~30 Sep] Cento (it) 'Roberta Gallinari' ~up to 35 [~24 Sep] Roma (it) 'Chopin' [3 age cat.] ~up to 35 +Y [~15 Mar] Weimar (frg) 'Liszt' ~up to 31 [~1 Oct] Las Rozas (esp) 'Spanish Composers' ~up to 36 [~1 Oct] Newcastle (gb) 'Y. Pianist of the North' [4 cat.] ~up to 21 +Y [~15 Apr] Hamamatsu (jpn) ~up to 30 [~15 Oct] Graz (a) 'Bartók' [6 age cat.] ~22-25 +Y [~8 Oct] Roubaix (f) 'Etoiles du Piano’ ~18-32 Alink - Argerich Foundation | 25


Nov./Dec. Nov./Dec. December December December

[~1 Jun] Ryazan (rus) 'Russian Music' [2 age cat.] [~30 Sep] Budapest (hun) 'Gy. Ferenczy' [6 cat.] [~10 May] Bonn (frg) 'Telekom Beethoven' [~13 Oct] Campillos (esp) [~15 Nov] Kraainem (b) 'César Franck' [4 age cat.]

~19-30 +Y ~up to 22 +Y ~16-32 ~None ~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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Age limits (2019) Birth year

2019

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 - Has�ngs 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

2010

1 Jan.

2005

1 Jan.

2000 1 Jan.

1995

1 Jan.

Ages 18-30 in 2019

1990

1 Jan.

1985

1 Jan.

1980

1 Jan.

1975

1 Jan.

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) "20th-21st 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 2nd 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.) Alink - Argerich Foundation | 29


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 Zagreb 'Young Virtuoso' [2/'20] 0- 9 0-10 -12, -15, -18, -24 CRT 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 various levels 0-32 all ages F Maisons-Laffitte [5/'19,'20,'21] 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 0-13 14-17 18-29 18-32 FRG Geilenkirchen 'Euregio' [7/'19,'20,'21] FRG Hamburg 'ICoM' [7/'19,'20,'21] 14-17 18-36 10-13 14-17 18-35 FRG Königs Wusterhausen 'YPS' [6/'19,'21] 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 0-11 -15 -21 -37 IT Gioia delle Colle 'Pietro Argento' [6/'19,'20,'21] 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 30 | Piano Competitions Worldwide 2019


Junior Pianists 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 0-10 11-14 15-18 KZK Astana 'Piano Passion' [5/'19,'21] 5-6,7-8,9-10,11-12,7-13,13-15,16-18,19-21 LAT Riga [10/'19,'20,'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 0- 9 10-11 12-13 14-15 16-18 RUS Krasnodar 'Where art is born' [5/'19,'21] 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 Hilton Head Young Artists [3/'20] 13-17 USA 0-7,8-9,10-11,12-13,14-15,16-18,19-28 USA Los Angeles [8/'19,'20,'21] 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 13-15 16-18 USA Tempe 'USASU – Yamaha' [1/'19,'21] Eric Lu Micah McLaurin Kaito Kobayashi Mayuko Motoyama Aleksandra Swigut Jamie Bergin Minsoo Hong Louis-Paul Niemerich Joanne Kang (Ettlingen, 2010) Alink - Argerich Foundation | 31


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. Alink - Argerich Foundation | 33


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 "1st 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 2nd stage, the 3rd 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 2nd piano) (2) •••: two concertos to be prepared, but one to be performed. Live: live auditions as preselection phase well ahead of the actual competition. A few additional notes are given at the end of the table (page 39).

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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

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: 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

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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

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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

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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

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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)

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Beethoven Op. 16 E Brahms #1 Op. 25 g Brahms #2 Op. 26 A Brahms Op. 60 c

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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

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Two concertos concerto and another, Romantic concerto. Sometimes, two concertos must be prepared of Anyconcertos concerto Two which the jury will choose one (Frankfurt, Tromsø, …). The Maria Callas Competition in At someiscompetitions, twofor concertos have to be performed. It is then mostlyThose a Mozart Athens this year (2019) piano and applicants must submit 7 concertos! who At some the Honens Competition in Calgary and the Youth Tchaikovsky Competition in concerto and another, major concerto. At competitions, two concertos have to be performed. It is then mostly a Mozart apply for Sydney 2020, must have 5 concertos on their list. any piano concerto may be performed. Also at Moscow and at the Piano-e-Competition, concerto and another, major concerto. Any concerto the Tchaikovsky big Tchaikovsky Competition, Competition, the Van theCliburn, Van Cliburn, and in the and Queen in theElisabeth Queen Elisabeth in Brussels, in Any concerto Brussels, contestants contestants have free have choice free of choice their Any second of their concerto second in concerto the finals. in the finals. concerto At the Honens Competition in Calgary and the Dallas International Piano Competition in In the Sydney, butCompetition, also at the Honens Montreal, the Odyssiad competition and Texas, any piano concerto may be Competition, performed. Also at the Tchaikovsky Competition, the At Honens the Bachauer and the Dallas International Piano Competition, Two concertos the Moscow Krainev Competition, any piano concerto may be performed. Also at the Van Van and in the Queen Elisabeth in Brussels, have free choice of their any Cliburn, piano concerto may be performed. Also at thecontestants Van Cliburn and Queen Elisabeth Cliburnconcerto and contestants Queen Elisabeth competitions, contestants freeinchoice of their second second in the finals. second have concerto the finals. competition, have free choice of their At some in competitions, concerto the finals. two concertos have to be performed. It is then mostly a Mozart concerto and another, big, major romantic concerto. concerto. Table Table of of concertos concertos Table of concertos Usually, piano concertos concertos restricted. On page 61, concertos are 63, the Usually, the choice of piano isis more restricted. On page 49, piano the piano concertos

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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 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 - Tucumรกn '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 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 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 Chn - Harbin '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 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 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 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 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 GB - Manchester Mottram '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 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 - Sussex '18 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 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 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 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 123456789 11 12 13 17 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 It - FVG '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 - 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 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 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 2526 27 It - Vercelli '19 123456789 11 12 13 17 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 It - Verona '18 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 Jpn - PTNA '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 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 123456789 11 12 13 17 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 Kor - Tchaik. Y Online '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 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 - Parnassรณs '18 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 44 | Piano Competitions Worldwide 2019


Concerto Repertoire (Mozart) (cont'd) Mozart Concertos:

Pol - Paderewski '19 Prt - Porto S. Cecilia '19 Rum - Enescu '18 Rus - Krasnodar '19 Sct - Glasgow '17 Serb - Bajic '18 Slvk - Hummel '17 Sp - Campillos '18 Sp - Murcia '19 Sp - ViĂąes '18 Tur - Istanbul '17 Ukr - Kyiv '19 USA - Bachauer '18 USA - Cleveland '16 USA - Cleveland Y '18 USA - Cliburn '17 USA - e-Competition Y '19 USA - Hilton Head '19 USA - Hilton Head Y '17 USA - New York NYCA '19 USA - New York NYIPC '18 USA - Oberlin '18 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 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 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 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 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 11 KV 413 F 15 KV 450 B 19 KV 459 F 23 KV 488 A 2 KV 39 B 6 KV 238 B 12 KV 414 A 16 KV 451 D 20 KV 466 d 24 KV 491 c 3 KV 40 D 8 KV 246 C 13 KV 415 C 17 KV 453 G 21 KV 467 C 25 KV 503 C 4 KV 41 G 9 KV 271 Es 14 KV 449 Es 18 KV 456 B 22 KV 482 Es 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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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. Alink - Argerich Foundation | 51


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) - Tucumรกn (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. 52 | Piano Competitions Worldwide 2019


Accommodation Accommodation offered (in 2019) Hotel full-board Hotel - Astana (Kazakhstan) Piano Passion - Bern (Switzerland) Prix du Piano - Athens (Greece) Maria Callas (2nd stage) - Seoul (Korea) Tchaikovsky Youth Online - Harbin (China) - Moscow (Russia) Krainev Accommodation arranged/facilitated - Bydgoszcz (Poland) Paderewski - Murcia (Spain) CLAMO - Tromsø (Norway) Top of the World - Pontoise (France) Piano Campus - New York (NY, USA) NYIPC Hotel B&B - Barcelona (Spain) Maria Canals Housing & meals - Dallas (TX, USA) Cliburn Junior (from 2nd stage) - Finale Ligure (Italy) Palma d’Oro - Minneapolis (MN, USA) e-Piano Junior - Tucumán (Argentina) - Hong Kong IPC - Yerevan (Armenia) Khachaturian - Jaén (Spain) - Sendai (Japan) - Tokyo (Japan) Shigeru Kawai - Zhuhai (China) Mozart 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 2nd round, 400 Euro when in 3rd 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. Alink - Argerich Foundation | 53


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 Arg - Tucumán Chn - Zhuhai Mozart Esp - Barcelona M. Canals Esp - Campillos Esp - Ricard Viñes F - Saint-Priest Frg - Bonn Telekom Beethoven Frg - Aachen MozARTe Geor - Tbilisi Isr - Tel Aviv Rubinstein It - Massarosa It - Monza Rina Sala Gallo It - Orbetello It - Parma Liszt It - Sergeno Pozzoli It - Rome Roma-Chopin It - Grosseto Scriabin It - Taranto A. Speranza It - V erona Kzk - Astana Piano Passion N - Bergen Grieg Pol - Bydgoszcz Paderewski Pol - Szafarnia Chopin Prt - Porto Santa Cecilia USA - Fairbanks Alaska e-Comp. USA - Hilton Head USA - Milwaukee PianoArts USA - New York NYIPC USA - Salt Lake City Bachauer

Time period (*) any time last 3 years last 3 years last 2 years last 2 years current last 3 years current last 3 years 10 months last 2 years last 2 years last 2 years last 2 years ongoing teaching last 2 years last 2 years last 2 years last 2 years current last 5 years last 3 years current last 3 years last 5 years last 5 years last 2 years any time last 5 years

additional remarks on a regular basis

also no private teaching

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not any teaching relationship

not any teaching relationship not under any circumstances

nor privately nor master cl.*** also no private teaching nor irregular lessons nor master class after acceptance nor privately nor coaching nor coaching or accepted as stud. nor coaching 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). Alink - Argerich Foundation | 57


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).

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Armenia | Yerevan

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Armenia | Yerevan

September

17-24

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YEREVAN ARMENIA

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MUSIC FESTIVAL

AND PIANO COMPETITION

Total Prize Fund

€ 17 000

www.aimf.eu F U R T H E R I N F O R M AT I O N & R E G I S T R AT I O N

The best 5 finalists will be admitted as contestants in the

Malta International Piano Competition 2021

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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

Jussi Juola Eun Hye Kang Mikhail Timoshenko Elitsa Desseva

Trio Gallien

Simply Quartet

New Music Quartet Trio Marvin

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

C H A M B E R MU S I C

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GRAZ / AUSTRIA S E E K I N G O U T STA N D I N G M U S I C I A N S WHO PERFORM CHAMBER MUSIC AT T H E H I G H E ST L E V E L TRIO FOR PIANO, VIOLIN AND VIOLONCELLO

DUO FOR VOICE AND PIANO (LIED)

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

Photos: Christian Schneider

2020

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

T O TA L P R I Z E F U N D € 3 0 0 , 0 0 0 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

16th 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

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Belgium | Brussels

International 26-28.04.2019 Brussels Competition Belgium for Young Pianists

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

26th

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Saturday, April 27th 2019

Gala Concert

Sunday, April 28th 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 25th 2019 Information: Tel: (+32) 496 488780 | info@mercimaestro.be | www.mercimaestro.be

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Belgium | Brussels

piano QUEEN ELISABETH COMPETITION

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04 → 09/05 First round F L A G E Y 11 → 16/05 Semi-final F L A G E Y 25 → 30/05 Final B R U S S E L S C E N T R E F O R F I N E

www.qeimc.be Queen Elisabeth International Music Competition of Belgium Info : rue aux Laines 20, B-1000 Brussels [Belgium], tel : +32 2 213 40 50 – info@qeimc.be

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Belgium | Grez-Doiceau

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Belgium | Kraainem

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Belgium | Leuze-en-Hainaut

André Dumortier

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2018

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7900 Leuze-en-Hainaut (Belgique) Fax : (+32) 69 - 66 56 65 http://www.ciad.be


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 12010242_AD_Laureate_Nicolas_132x190.indd 1

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OVER $125,000 IN PRIZES AND GRANTS

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China | Gulangyu Island

In Cooperation with Associazione Musicale Scriabin

14-19 January, 2020

A. Scriabin International Piano Competition

Gulangyu,Xiamen Application deadline : 16 November 2019

斯克里亚宾国际钢琴比赛 厦门 ·鼓浪屿 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

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The best 5 finalists will be admitted as contestants in the

Malta International Piano Competition 2021

T O TA L P R I Z E F U N D € 3 0 0 , 0 0 0 www.14waystomalta2021.eu

F U R TH E R I N F O R M ATI O N & R E G I S TR ATI O N :

S I P C YA . E U

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China | Shenzhen

5th 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 COMPETIT ION

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China | Suzhou

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China | Zhuhai

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Croatia | VaraĹždin

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Croatia | Zagreb

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION YOUNG VIRTUOSO ZAGREB NEXT EVENT

12th – 16 th FEBRUARY 2020, PIANO

PIANO & VIOLIN

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 | PlzenĚŒ

34TH 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

35th Smetana International Piano Competition: 1 - 7 November 2022 www.piano-competition.com

Conservatory of Plzen

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Denmark | Ă…rhus

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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-ďŹ nals | 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

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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

the 12th young IANIST OF THE NORTH international competition in partnership with Kawai and Wiener Urtext

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!

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

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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

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

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

© Andrew Mardell

Mayor, Jury members, Finalists, Conductor

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THE FIFTH INTERNATIONAL MAJ LIND PIANO COMPETITION IN HELSINKI YEAR 2022

Jiyoung Kim and The Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra. Photo Heikki Tuuli

Finland | Helsinki

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

Anne Queffélec

Honorary President

PARIS - Maisons-Laffitte

Prize Winners 2018 1st Prize (center) : Aleksandr Kliuchko (Russia) 2nd Prize : Marcel Tadokoro (France/Japan) 3rd Prize : Julie Alcaraz (France)

Total Prize money : € 7,600 - 11 recitals

Address : Opus Yvelines - BP 70003 78600 Maisons-Laffitte Cedex - France

opusyvelines@gmail.com

www.concoursdepiano.com

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Crédit photos: Catherine Poincelet et Kourtney Roy

Levels 1 to 3 (9th June 2019), Amateur Concert Pianist (11th June 2019), Advanced (12th June 2019), Excellence (10th - 11th June2019) and Concert Pianist (Qualifying auditions 13th - 14th June, Final 15th June 2019).


France | Mayenne

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COEVRON MAYENNE

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France | OrlĂŠans

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France | Orléans

Maroussia Gentet, 1st Prize 2018 © Pino Montisci

14TH C O M P E T I T I O N

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

R UL E S ON L INE FROM JAN UAR Y 2 0 1 9 O N:

WWW.OCI-PIANO.COM

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France | Paris

2 ND E D I T I O N 8 TH - 1 4 TH J U L Y 2 0 1 9 A P P L I C AT I O N D E A D L I N E : 2 0 TH M A Y 2 0 1 9

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- 19th Edition > Application deadline : December 1, 2019 > Registration for Piano Campus is free > Prizes : 23 000 â‚Ź > Ages 16 - 25

www.piano-campus.com infos@piano-campus.com (+33) 1 - 34351853 Next edition : 2021 20th anniversary

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France | Roubaix

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France | Saint-Priest

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Prizes 20 000 €

The five winning candidates of the first competition in 2017

1ST PRIZE Arsenii MUN Age 18 Russia

KNS CLASSICAL SPECIAL PRIZE

3RD PRIZE & AUDIENCE PRIZE

Aristo SHAM Age 21 Hong Kong

Florian MITREA Age 28 Romania

2ND PRIZE &

4TH PRIZE

5TH PRIZE

Roman KOSYAKOV Age 24 Russia

Fatima DZUSOVA Age 26 Russia

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France | Valence

DU 22 au 25 AVRIL 2020 14 CONCOURS INTERNATIONAL DE PIANO TERESA LLACUNA-VILLE DE VALENCE (FRANCE) e

Ting-Chia Hsu 1 er prix 2016 Anita May (Anna Mayorga Voitsekhovskaia)

1 er prix 2018

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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

22nd 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

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Georgia | Tbilisi

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Germany | Aachen

MozARTe

15. International Piano Competition

AACHEN

(former Prix Amadeo de piano)

09th - 13th September 2019 Further information: www.mozarte-aachen.com Age limit: 32 years

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: 30,000 € 1st prize nd 20,000 € 2 prize 10,000 € 3rd prize plus more than 10,000 € in special prizes

Application Deadline 10th May 2019 Further information www.telekom-beethoven-competition.de Presented by

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Germany | Bremen

T HE COMPE T IT ION

is open to all pianists aged 16–30 from Europe including the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), Georgia, the Ukraine, Turkey and Israel. PR IZE S TO BE AWAR D E D

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

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Konstanze Eickhorst Andreas Groethuysen

Ger m a n y

Violetta Khatchikyan

Russia

Gülsin Onay

Deadline:

President – Ger m a n y

Great Britain

1st January 2020

Turkey

Erik Tawaststjerna

Finland

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WINNE R S 2018 1. Prize

Marek Kozák

3. Prize

Irina Chistiakova

3. Prize

Andrey Denisenko

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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: 2nd prize: 3rd prize: 4th prize: 5th prize: 6th prize:

Piotr Pawlak, Poland Katarzyna Golofit, Poland Yeon-Min Park, South Korea Michal Szymanowski, Poland Nagino Maruyama, Japan Misora Ozaki, Japan

For details of next competition, see

www.chopin-gesellschaft.de

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Germany | Detmold

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Detmold

HOCHSCHULE FÜR MUSIK

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

In co-operation with

ALFRED REINHOLD STIFTUNG

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Germany | DĂźsseldorf

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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 Office c/o Musikschule Pforzheimer StraĂ&#x;e 25 76275 Ettlingen Germany info@pianocompetition.org www.pianocompetition.org

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Germany | Frankfurt

10th 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 82 201 120 | Piano Competitions Worldwide 2019


Germany | Geilenkirchen

International Piano Competition

Euregio Piano Award International Youth Piano Competition

Young Euregio Piano Award 24th - 28th July 2019 Geilenkirchen, Germany Artist Director Xin Wang

NEW Final Round with Orchestra

1st 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 Prize Winners Euregio Piano Award 2018

Application Deadline 10th 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

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Germany | Hamburg

INTERNATIONAL PIANO FESTIVAL AND COMPETITION IN COOPERATION WITH HOCHSCHULE FÜR MUSIK UND THEATER HAMBURG

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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

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Germany | Königs Wusterhausen

4th Young Piano Stars International Piano Competition

Königs Wusterhausen, Germany June 23-27, 2019

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Germany | Meiningen

www.buelow-wettbew erb-meiningen.de

master classes inclusive

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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

Germany | Munich

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 €

Alina Shalamova & Nikolay Shalamov 1st prize piano duo 2015

September 2022 Piano trio First prize 18,000 €

www.ard-musikwettbewerb.de

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Germany | Schlitz

Germany, Schloss Hallenburg, Schlitz

PIANALE International

ACADEMY & COMPETITION PIANALE

PIANALE JUNIOR

Date: August 11 – 28, 2019

Date: August 10 – 21, 2019

Pianists between 18 – 30 years

Young pianists between 13 – 17 years

Professors: Yong Hi Moon, Noriko Ogawa, Friedemann Rieger, Markus Schirmer, Uta Weyand

Professors: Zuzana Niederdorfer, William Fong

Deadline: June 25, 2019 First stage: 12 minutes Semifinal: 15 minutes Final: 20 minutes

Awards: Finalists 550 € Detailed information: www.pianale-junior.com

Awards: · Semifinalists 500 € · Finalists 1.000 € · 8 Concert engagements for finalists

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)

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6th International FRANZ LISZT Competition for Young Pianists C

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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

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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

17th INTERNATIONAL ROBERT SCHUMANN COMPETITION 2016

Prize Winners 2016 Tomoyo Umemura (Japan) 2nd Cheng Zhang (China) 3rd 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 Rรถsel, Balรกsz Szokolay

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Greece | Athens

2019

41st 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

42nd 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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Greece | Thessaloniki

9th

“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 15th, 2020

1st PRIZE 5000 € 2nd PRIZE 3500 € 3rd PRIZE 2000 €

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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 7th - 24th 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 1st prize € 30 000 2nd prize € 20 000 3rd 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

I S R A E L

M U S I C

8-16 SEPTEMBER

2019

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

T O TA L P R I Z E F U N D € 3 0 0 , 0 0 0 www.14waystomalta2021.eu

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Israel | Tel Aviv

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Italy | Abano Terme

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Italy | Aci Bonaccorsi

ITALY

Aci Bonaccorsi - Catania - Sicily “Leonardo Sciascia” theatre

liberaAMIGDALA Associazione culturale

3rd International PRIZE PIANO Interpretation two rounds competition

Amigdala

HARP FOLK WIND PIANO CHOIRS STRING GUITAR ACCORDION PIANO DUET COMPOSITION LYRIC SINGERS CHAMBER MUSIC

9/10/11 May, 2019

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

Hoyel Lee | South Korea II prize ex equo critics award

Madoka Fukami | Japan III prize

ARTISTIC DIRECTION

INFO

M° Maurizio Matarrese M°Carla Aventaggiato

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 6,000 Euro 2nd Prize 3,000 Euro 3rd Prize 2,000 Euro

Personal professional website and concert engagements for the winners Application deadline: June 20th, 2019 COOPERATION European Foundation for Support of Culture

PARTNERS

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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

Fondazione Rotariana Carlo Berliri Zoppi

CITTÀ DI GROSSETO ASSESSORATO ALLA CULTURA

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 VENTIDUESIMA EDIZIONE:

17 - 23 Febbraio 2020 /

18-24 Febbraio 2019 2019, 18th - 24th February TWENTYSECOND EDITION

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Italy | Massarosa

ASSOCIAZIONE MUSICALE “MASSAROSA”

Alink-Argerich Foundation

premi:

5000 2° premio € 2500 3° premio € 1500 1° premio €

Massarosa - Lucca (Italy)

5- 8 June 2019 www.associazionemusicalemassarosa.eu - info@associazionemusicalemassarosa.eu 150 | Piano Competitions Worldwide 2019


Italy | Milan

9th international piano competition Milan (Italy)

piano

House of Rest for Musicians “G. Verdi Foundation” Buonarroti Square

4 June - 9 June

t

alents

2019

Piano solo and Piano duet

(4 hands)

12,000 euros in scholarships 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 PIANO

PIANO

FRIENDS

FRIENDS

FRIENDS

PIANO

M° Vincenzo Balzani

PIANO

PIANO FRIENDS

PIANO

Registrations from 15 February to 15 May

PIANO

ASSOCIAZIONE PIANOFRIENDS phone no. (+39) 342 3565752 Application form on the website www.pianofriends.eu infomail ptconcorso@pianofriends.eu FRIENDS

FRIENDS

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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

PIANO

LOVERS

OCTOBER 2019 | MILAN, ITALY THE 6TH INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION FOR NON-PROFESSIONAL PIANISTS OVER 40

PIANO LOVERS OVER 40® FOR INFO ABOUT NEXT EDITIONS www.pianoloversover40.com segreteria@pianoloversover40.com

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Italy | Monza

25 th International Piano Competition

since 1947

Rina Sala Gallo

7th — 13th October 2018

President of the Jury

Vladimir Ashkenazy

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 -5 MAY TH

TH

ORBETELLO

Total prize fund € 3,000

2019

ITALY

4 categories UP TO 20 years old

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Italy | Orbetello

30th APRIL - 3rd MAY 2019

ORBETELLO, ITALY

i n t e r n a t i o n a l 1 st p r i z e € 4 , 0 0 0 Up to 35 years old info

www.orbetellopianocompetition.com

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Italy | Osimo

9th

?P

O L O

MUSIC MANAGEMENT

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MUSIC MANAGEMENT

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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  

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                   INTERNATIONAL  JURY  

               DIPLOMAS                    SCHOLARSHIPS                    CONCERT  PRIZES                    SPECIAL  PRIZES                    CD  ALBUM  

                                                                           PROMOZIONE  E  PUBBLICITÀ   from  Italian  and  foreign  music  organizations  


Italy | Parma

PREMIO MARIO ZANFI XI INTERNATIONAL FRANZ LISZT PIANO COMPETITION PARMA, ITALY OCTOBER, 2nd - 8th 2019

Member of the Alink-Argerich Foundation

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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 1997

PROGRAMME: 4 rounds Final round with orchestra

2020

EDITION

D ES I G N / M I R KO FO RT

JURY PRESIDENT: Dubravka Tomši Srebotnjak

Sacile VENICE

A RT I S T I C D I R E C T O R

1h

M° Davide Fregona T E C H N I C A L PA RT N E R

competition@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

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concorsosandona@gmail.com


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

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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

2ND - 6TH 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 1st edition Age limits 14 years APPLICATION DEADLINE SEPTEMBER 6TH 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 11 th- 16 th May 2019

(deadline 17 th April 2019)

Voice

22 nd– 26 th October 2019

(deadline 3 rd October 2019)

20 th Valsesia Musica Juniores International Competition

Monterosa Kawai Prize Piano, Strings, Chamber Music

21 st - 23 rd June 2019

next

Piano Competition Summer 2020

(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 168 | Piano Competitions Worldwide 2019


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

ďż˝. edition | September - October

concorsopianisticoverona.com application deadline JULY 31, 2019 170 | Piano Competitions Worldwide 2019


Japan | Hamamatsu

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Japan | Sendai

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Japan | Takamatsu

S u n p o r t H a l l Ta k a m a t s u - M a i n H a l l

1s t

Priz e Winner

Yasuko Furumi Japan

2nd Priz e

Kang Tae Kim South Korea

4 th

Priz e

3rd Priz e

Yui Fushiki

Ve n u e

Japan

5th

Priz e

German Kitkin Aurelia Visovan Russia

Sunport Hall Takamatsu

Romania

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 pianoopen International Piano Festival and Competition

€apan 50 000 pianoopen Total prize fund:

International Piano Festival and Competition

Further information & registration

www.japanpianoopen.eu

The best 5 finalists will be admitted as contestants in the

Malta International Piano Competition 2021

T O TA L P R I Z E F U N D € 3 0 0 , 0 0 0 www.14waystomalta2021.eu

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Japan | Tokyo

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Japan | Tokyo

www.piano.or.jp/english

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

Dates: June 22 (Sat) + 23 (Sun) Deadline: May 20 (Mon)

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)

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

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

Hayato Sumino

First Round (2)

2018 Grand Prize Winner

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)

Dates: June 8 (Sat) + 9 (Sun) Deadline: May 6 (Mon)

Past prize winners and further careers

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 ▲

Open to pianists of all nationalities and ages. PTNA Piano Competition experience in the past is indispensable.

Past Jury

Eligibility

First Preliminary Rounds Solo First Round (1)

Grand Superior (no age limit)

Schedule 2019

Dag Achatz Bruce Brubaker Ewa Kupiec ▲

Grade

Guest Jury 2019

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.

Date: August 22 (Thu) Place: Suntory Hall (Tokyo) The Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra Kazumasa Watanabe (cond.)

Presented by PTNA The Piano Teachers’ National Association of Japan 1-15-1 Sugamo Toshima-ku Tokyo, Japan, 170-8458

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TEL: (+81) 3 - 39442481 FAX: (+81) 3 - 39442482 E-mail:oversea@piano.or.jp


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 Prestigious Jury

Andrzej Jasinski

Piotr Paleczny

Bronisława Kawalla

( “Solo-Artist” and “Concerto-C” Category only)

Jerzy Sterczynski

Wojciech Świtała

Zhaoyi Dan

Hae-Won Chang

Gabriel Kwok and many others

For more details, please visit our website: 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

* 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 Prize: 15,000 $ 2nd Prize: 10,000 $ 3rd Prize: 5,000 $ st

www.tchaikovsky.online www.tchaikovsky.iscu.ac.kr

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Korea | Tongyeong

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Latvia | Riga

8th Riga International Competition for Young Pianists 12th – 15th October 2019 Application deadline: September 15th 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.

1st 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

MIPC 2021 Total Prize Fund: € 300,000

www.14waystomalta2021.eu

• PRELIMINARY COMPETITIONS • Germany

Austria

Hamburg

MARCH, 2019

1

MAY, 2019

2

Tokyo

Yerevan

6

OCTOBER, 2019

Switzerland

Belgium

MAY, 2020

MAY-JUNE, 2020

Zurich

10

7

MAY, 2019

3

Malta International Piano Competition

SEPTEMBER, 2020

AUGUST, 2019

Tel Aviv

4

Moscow

DECEMBER, 2019

SEPTEMBER, 2020

5

London

8

MARCH, 2020

9

South Korea

Berlin

12

SEPTEMBER, 2019

United Kingdom

Russia

Germany

Rome

11

Israel

Shanghai

Italy

Antwerp

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China

Washington

Japan

Armenia SEPTEMBER, 2019

USA

Vienna

Seoul

13

NOVEMBER, 2020

14


Mexico | Monterrey (Nuevo Leรณn)

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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

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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. Š 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

Top of the World THE 7TH

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 1st

Prize

€ 30 000

2nd

Prize

€ 20 000

3rd

Prize

€ 10 000

Application deadline

Tromsø - on top of the world!

15 February 2021

Tromsø - the gateway to the arctic, amazing

Age limit: 17-35

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

1st Prize

2nd Prize

tori@topoftheworld.no

Dmitry

Bolai

Artem

Shishkin

Cao

Yasynskyy

(Russia)

(China)

(Ukraine/Germany)

topoftheworld.no

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3rd Prize


Poland | Bydgoszcz

Competition is open to pianists of all nationalities, born 1987-2003. The preliminary auditions (May 2019): (New York, Brescia, Vienna, Warsaw, Moscow, Tokyo, Seoul, Shanghai) 1st stage - solo recital: free choice 2nd stage - solo recital: Paderewski + free choice Semi-Final A - solo recital: piece commissioned for the Competition + free choice Semi-Final B - Mozart piano concerto with Capella Bydgostiensis Final - piano concerto with Pomeranian Philharmonic Orchestra

First prize: 30 000 Euro

(total prize money: 62 000 Euro + cycle of recitals)

Application deadline: April 20th, 2019

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Poland | Kielce

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Poland | PoznanĚ

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Poland | Rzeszรณw

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Poland | Szafarnia

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Poland | Warsaw

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Poland | Warsaw

1 8 th C h o p i n C o m p e t i t i o n 2 –23 O ctober, Warsaw 2 02 0 13–24 April 2020: Preliminary Round 2–23 October 2020: Competition Applications: 2 September ‒ 1 December 2019 www.chopin.nifc.pl

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Portugal | Porto

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Portugal | Viseu

3RD VISEU INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION 3.O CONCURSO INTERNACIONAL DE PIANO DE VISEU

APRIL 23-27, 2019 23-27 ABRIL, 2019

13,500 €

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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

1DECEMBER 6–20

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

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Russia | Moscow

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Russia | Ryazan

$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 Artistic Director Dorian Leljak Njegoševa 9 21000 Novi Sad Serbia email: office@pianomemorial.rs Executive Director www.pianomemorial.rs Radmila Rakin-Martinović

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Serbia | Novi Sad

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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 www.wpta.info/ipc

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Singapore | Singapore

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Slovak Republic | Bratislava

Bratislava 14th - 20th September 2020

10th J. N. Hummel

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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

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67 MCB 2021 13/03-25/03/ 2021

Deadline for application 10/12/2018 Age limit 17-28, 01/01/2019

Deadline for application 10/12/2019 Age limit 17-28, 01/01/2020

Deadline for application 10/12/2021 Age limit 17-28, 01/01/2021

Concert engagements

Special Prizes

a minimum of 30 remunerated recitals and concerts with orchestra all over the world (35,000€ approx.)

Naxos CD, audience prize, gold medal, youngest semifinalist, local students prize …

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50,000 €

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Spain | Campillos

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Spain | Granada

Granada

3rd-14th July 2019

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Spain | Huesca

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Spain | Jaén

April 24th May 3 rd 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.

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Spain | Las Rozas

Prizes 2018. Mercedes Piera, Culture Councilor and Founders María Herrero / Leonel Morales

Edition: Juan Durán

“Joaquín Rodrigo“ Concert Hall Las Rozas (Madrid)

9th -16th November 2019 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

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June 27th to 30th 2nd RICARD VIÑES PIANO KIDS AND YOUTH

June 29th to July 4th 24th RICARD VIÑES INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION

Open to young and talented hopefuls of all nationalities born in the year 2002 or later Three categories

Open to pianists of all nationalities aged 18 to 32 Final round accompanied by the Orquestra Simfònica del Vallès OSV – Sabadell (Barcelona). 1st Prize € 12,000

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 2018: -Beautiful, inspiring location Winners st

1 Prize (Adult Cat.): Giulio de Padova (Italy) 3rd Prize ex-aequo: Anastasia Yasko & Alexey Sychev (Russia) 1st Prize (Cat. C): Elia Cecino (Italy) 1st Prize ex-aequo (Cat. B): Cristina Aracil & Guillermo RamĂ­rez (Spain) 1st 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

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Switzerland | Bern

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Switzerland | Couvet

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Switzerland | Geneva

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CONCOURS DE GENÈVE I N T E R N AT I O N A L MUSIC COMPETITION

PRIZEWINNERS OF THE PIANO COMPETITION 2018 First Prize ex aequo Théo Fouchenneret (France) Dmitry Shishkin (Russia)

Third Prize San Jittakarn (Thailand)

NEXT COMPETITIONS PERCUSSION & COMPOSITION 7 - 21 Nov. 2019

CELLO & OBOE 24 Oct. - 10 Nov. 2020

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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. | Dallas (Texas)

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U.S.A. | Fort Collins (Colorado)

2 0 1 9 PIANO FESTIVAL & COMPETITION and The INTERNATIONAL KEYBOARD ODYSSIAD® & FESTIVAL, U.S.A. features more than a dozen internationally renowned pianists, plus competitors from around the world, for five riveting days and nights of piano competition, masterclasses, and concerts!

INTERNATIONAL KEYBOARD ODYSSIAD® & FESTIVAL, U.S.A. JULY 30 - AUGUST 3, 2019 COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY CENTER FOR THE ARTS FORT COLLINS, COLORADO FESTIVAL DETAILS: Odyssiad.com ®

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U.S.A. | Fort Worth (Texas)

FIFTEENTH VAN CLIBURN INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION

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“Hsu really hit it out of the park with a very subtly nuanced and even haunting performance… Hsu has consistently belied his young age with mature performances...”

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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

HHIPC.ORG | PIANOCOMP@HHIPC.ORG | (+1) 843 - 842.5880

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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

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U.S.A. | Minneapolis (Minnesota)

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U.S.A. | New Orleans (Louisiana)

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U.S.A. | New York (New York)

The 10th NY PC

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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 $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 • No elimination of any contestant throughout the competition

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U.S.A. | New York (New York)

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U.S.A. | New York (New York)

The 66th Kosciuszko Foundation

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March 29-31, 2019 New York City

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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.

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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 246 | Piano Competitions Worldwide 2019


U.S.A. | San Jose (California)

June 16-23, 2019 June 19-27, 2020 Ages 18-32

Up to age 17

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$15000 USD Cash Prizes San Jose, California Antonio Pompa-Baldi, President of the Jury Trianon Theatre

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U.S.A. | Tempe (Arizona)

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January 2021

{ Junior Competition: ages 13-15 }

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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

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