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Competition

Cleveland Int'l Piano Competition

The winner of the next Cleveland International Piano Competition, which will be held in 2016, will be presented with a cash award of $75,000, up from $50,000, thanks to the generosity of prize donors Mal and Barbara Mixon. The Mixons, who have been donating the First Prize cash award of $50,000 since 2005, felt the time was right to up the ante. “The CIPC attracts the highest caliber contestants, and is in the very top echelon of piano competitions worldwide,” Mr. Mixon said. “It is entirely appropriate that the First Prize cash award reflects the winner’s level of skill, as well as the international stature of this competition.” The commitment extends through the 2022 Cleveland International Piano Competition. The 2016 winner also will receive three years of professional concert management services and engagements, a New York recital debut, and a CD recording. The 2016 winner also will receive three years of professional concert management services and engagements, a New York recital debut, and a CD recording.

Steinway & Son Piano

4th International Competition for Composers & Soloists / First


Midwest International Piano Competition

2014 Washington International Competition for Piano Sponsored by the Friday Morning Music Club Foundation

61st Annual Washington International Competition

Bonnie Kellert, Competition Chair

wash.intl.comp@fmmc.org

The 2014 61st Annual Washington International Competition for Piano will take place on June 7 and June 8, 2014. Semi-finals will be on Saturday, June 7 from 9:30 am to 6:00 pm at the George Washington University, Benjamin T. Rome Hall, 801 22nd Street NW, Washington, DC. Finals will be held on Sunday, June 8 at 2:00 pm in the Terrace Theater of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC. Housing will be provided for all semifinalists. These accommodations will include access to a good piano for practice.

Prizes •First Prize—$10,000 •Second Prize—$5,000 •Third Prize—$3,000 •Finalist Prize (3)—$1,000 each •Audience Prize—$1,000

Performance Awards The first-prize winner will have a solo performance with the FMMC Avanti Orchestra in the Terrace Theatre of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC. The winner will also have a solo recital at the Phillips Collection in Washington, DC.

Judges •Jerome Rose •Ilana Vered •Ralph Votapek 

 The 2014 Washington International Competition for Piano is open to pianists age 18 to 30 as of the competition date. Please direct all questions regarding the application process to Decision Desk.  Applications will be accepted from January 1, 2014 until the deadline on Friday, March 7, 2014.

Required Repertoire

1.J. S Bach: Any work. (Pieces with multiple sections or movements must be prepared in their entirety.) 2.An entire Classical Sonata of one of the following composers: Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven (excluding Op. 49).

3.A major work from the Romantic Period.

4.A substantial work from the 20th or 21st century.

5.A piece of the contestant’s choice not to exceed approximately 5 minutes.

6.Applicants should be prepared to perform all submitted repertoire for the semifinal and final rounds. 7.All music must be performed by memory.

8.The submitted repertoire program should be a minimum of 60 minutes.

Regulations and Instructions 1.No changes in repertoire permitted past the deadline date on March 7, 2014. 2.Submit a maximum of 35 minutes from your proposed repertoire for the audition MP3, which should be a representative selection of your playing. 3.A jury will review submissions to select 16 semifinalists. 4.All applicants will be notified of the results by mid April. 5.Semifinalists will be sent further instructions as needed.

Additional Information 1.FMMC Foundation assumes no responsibility for actions of or injuries sustained by applicants or their escorts during their course of stay in the Washington, DC area. 2.All contestants are responsible for transportation to and from Washington, DC. 3.The decision of the judges is final and not to be disputed. No contact with the judges is permitted until after the results have been announced. 4.The WIC reserves the right to use any recordings or photographs originated during the competitions, or any photographs or recordings provided by the contestants.

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