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Vigo IPC

The 8th edition of the Vigo International Piano Competition (AAF) will be held in Vigo (Spain), July 23-27, 2024.

Musicians from Russia & Ukraine

In this horrible time of War, it is admirable that young pianists from Ukraine can still manage to prepare for their participation in international piano competitions.

Piano Island Festival & Competition

The International Piano Island Festival & Competition (AAF) is a very interesting concept, conceived by pianist Congyu Wang.

Schubert edition Liszt Competition, Utrecht

The Schubert edition of the Liszt Utrecht (AAF) will take place at TivoliVredenburg in Utrecht (the Netherlands), 22-29 September 2022.

PIANALE: Piano Academy, August 2021

Where can pianists still go in these difficult times?

Culmination of major competitions in 2021

The year 2020 would have been a top year of important international piano competitions, but the corona virus had a huge impact on the entire world.

More Online competitions

Since many competitions cannot be held in 2020, some organisers decided to have an online competition instead, such as:

Many changes in 2020

Due to the corona crisis, many international piano competitions had to be cancelled or postponed. For the organisers, it is a very difficult decision. First of all, to cancel the event and to inform everybody. And then to think about the new dates and to make all arrangements again, and to inform if the jury members can be available on the new dates. If there has already been a preselection of contestants, they also need to see if they can travel and compete at the later time frame.

Long-Thibaud-Crespin Competition

This month (November 2019), the international Long-Thibaud-Crespin Competition took place in Paris (France).

11th Paderewski International Piano Competition

There have been many reactions on the results of the 11th Paderewski Competition (AAF). Some of the comments that people posted on the social media were very strong. There were speculations, insinuations and general accusations that clearly went too far.