VIENNA INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION


Duration:
August 2-10, 2018

Location:
Festsaal
Vienna University of Music and Performing Arts
Seilerstätte 26
1010 Vienna
Austria

Eligibility:
The competition is open to all nationalities. Age limits, as of August 10, 2018, for all divisions are imposed as follows:

Division A: 8 - 12 years
Division B: 13 - 17 years
Division C: at least 18 years

Application fee (free of charge):
Division A: Euro 100.00
Division B: Euro 110.00
Division C: Euro 120.00

Application deadline:
June 20, 2018 (Applications must be received by this date to be considered.)

Application procedure:

  1. Pianists wishing to participate in the competition are advised to download and fill out the application form. To view and print out the form, click here. (You will need to have Acrobat Reader installed on you computer to be able to view the form. If your computer is not eqipped with this software, click here to download it for free.)

  2. Send the application fee by international bank wire transfer to the following address:

    Panmusica Austria
    Gumpendorfer Strasse 56/5
    1060 Vienna
    Austria

    Bank Austria
    ABA Routing Number: 12000
    IBAN: AT 27 1200 0004 2701 5706
    SWIFT: BKAU AT WW
    (For reference, please indicate your name.)

  3. Send the application form plus proof of payment and proof of age to Panmusica Austria. Please allow two weeks to receive a confirmation letter/e-mail.

Repertoire:
Division A

Preliminary: One or more works of the Viennese classical period. The total duration of the program has to be at least 6 but must not exceed 8 minutes.
Semifinal round: Three or four Dances by Franz Schubert. The total duration of the program must not exceed 5 minutes.
Final round: Free choice of repertoire. The total duration of the program has to be at least 8 but must not exceed 12 minutes.

Division B

Preliminary: A sonata of the Viennese classical period.
Semifinal round: One or more Impromptus or Moments musicaux by Franz Schubert. The total duration of the program must not exceed 12 minutes.
Final round: Free choice of repertoire. The total duration of the program has to be at least 12 but must not exceed 15 minutes.

Division C

Preliminary: A sonata of the Viennese classical period.
Semifinal round: A sonata or the Wanderer Fantasy by Franz Schubert.
Final round: Free choice of repertoire. (All works performed must have been composed before 1940.) The total duration of the program must not exceed 25 minutes.

Prizes:
The best three contestants will receive a gift and a certificate of recognition.
All finalists will receive a certificate of recognition.
First prize, division C: Euro 500.00, a gift plus an honorary award by the Mayor of the City of Vienna and a recital at the Palais Lobkowitz Eroica Hall.
Second prize, division C: Euro 300.00.
Third prize, division C: Euro 200.00.
During the semifinal round of division C, a special prize for the best interpretation of a work by Schubert, sponsored by Professor Chung Lee, will be awarded.
The prizes will be awarded after the final round.

Jury:
To view the jury profile, click here.

Winners:
To view a list of previous prizewinners of the Vienna International Piano Competition, click here.

Details:
The term "Viennese classical period" comprises works by Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven.
All works played during the competition are to be performed only once and without repeats.
Changes of repertoire must be submitted prior to the application deadline.

Competitors wishing to take lessons with adjudicators may request their email addresses when applying and contact them directly.