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I International Competition for Young Pianists Grand Piano Competition application is open

I International Competition for Young Pianists Grand Piano Competition application is open 

I International competition for young pianists Grand Piano Competition will be held in Moscow from April 30 to May 5, 2016. Application is open on the website of the competition until March 20, 2016.


The idea of ​​the competition belongs to pianist Denis Matsuev, who is the chairman of the organizing committee and the artistic director of the competition. He says: "Piano is the most popular music instrument in the world. The largest number of the competitions and most famous names come out of the field of piano music! We have a huge number of different competitions, but what we have planed is drastically different from everything that we have had by now. Those competitors who come to play at the two live rounds, will feel like winners: everyone will get a chance to announce himself to the world. "

The initiative of Grand Piano Competition was supported by Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Olga Golodets, Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Arkady Dvorkovich, Russian Minister of Culture Vladimir Medinsky. The organizing committee of the competition consists of prominent figures of world culture. Outstanding Russian and foreign musicians will judge the performances of young pianists.

The competition will be held in the Great and Rachmaninov halls of the Moscow Conservatory. The contestants will perform with The State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia “Evgeny Svetlanov", artistic director - Vladimir Jurowski.

Conditions of the competition

Young pianists from around the world (under the age of 16) will compete in two rounds on Grand Piano Competition. No more than 15 people will take part in I round following the results of the video qualifying round. The uniqueness of this competition is that all participants of I round (in which a solo program is required) will also perform in II round, which requires the performance of a piano concerto with a symphony orchestra.

The prize fund

The Laureate title of I International Competition for Young Pianists Grand Piano Competition and a prize of $ 5,000 US dollars will be awarded to each of the five best contestants. There will be neither first nor second, nor third prizes. Only one of the five most worthy contestants will be awarded with the Grand Prix – Yamaha AvantGrand piano. All other participants will get diplomas and a prize of $ 1,000 US dollars each. In addition, the teachers of the laureates will be awarded with the $ 1,000 US dollars.


Grand Piano Competition will be officially opened on April, 30 in the Great Hall of the Conservatory. In I round pianists will perform in the Rachmaninov Hall. II round and the final gala-concert will be held in the Great Hall of the Conservatory. This day, May 5, the brightest out of the fifteen participants will perform in the concert.


Grand Piano Competition will open further prospects for young talents in their professional career and will give the opportunity to enter the best music educational institutions of the country. This is also a unique chance to play at the legendary hall with the famous orchestra and leading conductors. The Laureates and Diploma winners will get other prizes too, including participation in «Crescendo» festival, «Annecy Classic» (Annecy, France), «Stars on Baikal» (Irkutsk, Russia), as well as an invitation to the Summer Art School of the Interregional Charity Foundation "New names" (Suzdal, Russia). Competition partners, charitable and community foundations will award the musicians with special prizes and scholarships and will invite the future Laureates and Diploma winners to participate in the tours.

According to Olga Zhukova, General Director of the Federal State Cultural Institution "Federal Directorate of music and festival programs "ROSCONCERT", the competition for young pianists Grand Piano Competition is of big current interest. "By the order of the Ministry of Culture, "ROSCONCERT" holds a new music competition, which is totally unprecedented by its scale and creative tasks, where all the participants without exception will receive awards. This is a great idea, because before everything else the most important thing in young musicians’ personal development is self-belief…"

 Competition broadcast

The competition will be broadcasted on TV channel "Russia K" and international Internet channel of classical music «Medici.TV».

Official website Grand Piano Competition:


Competition in the social networks:



Federal State Cultural Institution "Federal Directorate of music

and festival programs "ROSCONCERT"

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