In 2015, 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 2014, there were 154 AAF member competitions and organisations.
96 competitions were scheduled to take place in 2015.
Quite many could not be considered as they had already received AAF's offer of support in the previous years. Several other competitions could neither or preferred not to be considered for the AAF support (e.g. for organisational reasons),. 

Thus, 34 AAF member competitions were included in the first draw.
From these 34, six were randomly chosen by Mr. Rang.

The Sussex Competition and the Sberbank-Debut Competition in Kiev also kept AAF's offer of support from before.

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.

Messages were sent to the organisers, asking whether they would like to be considered, but not all of them reacted.

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 Hans von Bülow Competition in Meiningen (Germany) [June/July 2015]
2. the Emil Gilels Competition, Odessa (Ukraine) [October 2015]
3. the International Rosario Marciano Competition in Vienna [August 2015]
4. the Pancho Vladigerov Competition, Shumen (Bulgaria) [April/May 2015]

and an additional one from among the remaining eligible non-member competitions:
1. the International Scriabin Piano Competition in Grosseto (Italy) [February 2015]

NB: due to the ongoing political tension in the Ukraine, the Sberbank-Debut Competition in Kiev will probably not be held again and had to withdraw.
Therefore, in its place, the first one from the list of reserves has been given AAF's offer of support for 2015.

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