In 2013, AAF offered financial support to the following competitions

click on the competition to see some photos

To arrive at this selection, the following procedure was followed

At the end of 2012, there were 141 AAF member competitions and organisations.
75 competitions were scheduled to take place in 2013.
Several competitions could not or preferred not to be considered for the AAF support (e.g. for organisational reasons), while also quite many could neither be considered as they had already received AAF's offer of support in the previous years.

Thus, 41 AAF member competitions were included in the first draw.
From these 41, eight 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, 15 non-member international piano competitions taking place in 2013 could have been considered in the draw. Messages were sent to these 15, asking whether they would like to be considered, but not all of them reacted.

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

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

These "runners-up" are, in order of their selection:
1. the "e-Piano Junior" Competition in Minneapolis (U.S.A.) [July 2013]
2. the "J.S. Bach" Competition, Wuerzburg (Germany) [March 2013]
3. the International "Paderewski" Piano Competition, Bydgoszcz (Poland) [November 2013]
4. the "Queen Elisabeth" Competition, Brussels (Belgium) [May/June 2013]

and an additional one from among the remaining eligible non-member competitions:
1. the International "Beethoven" Piano Competition in Vienna (Austria) [June 2013]