In 2011, AAF offered financial support to the following competitions

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To arrive at this selection, the following procedure was followed

At the end of 2010, there were 118 AAF member competitions and organisations.
64 of these were scheduled to take place in 2011.
Several competitions could not or preferred not to be considered for the AAF support (e.g. for organisational reasons), while also quite a few could not be considered as they had already received AAF's offer of support in the previous years.

Thus, 32 AAF member competitions were included in the first draw.
From these 32, six were randomly chosen by Mr. Rang.

Mr. Rang selected two more competitions from another group of international piano competitions, which were not AAF members. To be considered, a few additional conditions had to be fulfilled.

In total, 8 non-member international piano competitions taking place in 2011 were included in the draw.

Go to the top of this page to see the list of the chosen competitions.

Mr. Rang also selected six more AAF competitions, in case some of the first selected ones would be unable to organise the AAF reception.

These "runners-up" in order of their selection, were:

1. the "Concours Grieg" International Piano Competition in Oslo (Norway) [September 2011]
2. the Washington International Piano Competition, Washington DC (USA) [May 2011]
3. the "Ricard Viñes" International Piano Competition, Lleida (Spain) [July 2011]
4. the International Piano Campus" Competition, Pontoise (France) [February 2011]
5. the "Arthur Rubinstein"International Piano Master Competition, Tel Aviv (Israel) [May 2011]
6. the Paterna International Piano Prize, Paterna (Spain) [April 2011]

and two additional ones from among the remaining eligible non-member competitions:

1. the "Svetislav Stancic" International Piano Competition in Zagreb (Croatia) [February 2011]
2. the "Ferruccio Busoni" International Piano Competition in Bolzano (Italy) [August/Sept. 2011]

Indeed, the competitions in Aix-en-Provence and Bowral (aus) were unable to organise the AAF-reception, and so, the offer of support went to the next competition on the list: the "Concours Grieg" in Oslo. (The other competitions on the reserve list had already taken place when it became clear that Aix-en-Provence would not organise the AAF-reception.)