Minnesota International Piano-e-Competition
3/7/2014
  • The Screening Jury has selected the 24 contestants invited to compete in the Alaska International Piano-e-Competition. To see the full list go to the Competitors Page.
1/31/2014
  • We are extending our postmark deadline for the application to Monday, February 10, 2014.  This means that if the applications and recordings are sent by post, they must be mailed no later than February 10.  All email applications must be submitted by the end of the day (Midnight Pacific Time) on Monday, February 10, 2014.
  • The solo recordings do not have to be one continuous video, but can be broken up into individual pieces, and can come from different performances.  For Solo Pieces we still require a movement of classical sonata, a virtuoso etude and piece(s) from the competition's entire solo repertoire.  The entire solo Audition Recording must be 25 or under minutes of music.  
1/20/2014
  • Clarification is added to the Application Video Requirements for the Alaska International Piano-e-Competition: All solo repertoire for Application Video must be recorded in one take, with no stopping the camera (as if it were a performance). Alternatively, if these pieces were performed and video recorded in a single public performance, these videos can also be used as the application video.
  • The Concerto recording can be with orchestra, with secon piano, or by itself. We will accept an audio recording of concerto performance. See all Repertoire Requirements. For questions please contact Stella Sick at piano@ecompetition.org.
  • The Alaska International Piano-e-Competition is happy to announce the New York Debut Recital at the International Kebyoard Institute Festival as part of the First Prize winnings.
  • Alexander Kobrin, a reknowned pianist and educator, will be joining the International Jury for the Alaska International Piano-e-Competition. Mr. Kobrin will replace Vladimir Ovchinnikov, who had to cancel his participation for personal reasons.
12/9/2013
  • The e-Piano Junior Competition 2015 will take place at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities August 2-8, with all performances taking place at the Ted Mann Concert Hall, University of Minnesota. See Important Dates for the e-Piano Junior Competition 2015
  • The reperotire requirements for the e-Piano Junior Competition have been changed slightly. Please take a look at the updated Repertoire Requirements.
  • The International Jury for the e-Piano Junior Competition 2015 has been announced and it includes
    Bernadene Blaha, Canada
    Fumico Eguchi, Japana
    Stanislav Ioudenitch, USA
    Gabriel Kwok, Hong Kong, China
    Stanislav Pochekin, Spain/Russia
    Read more about the International Jury
8/29/2013
  • We are happy to make an official announcement that the next e-Competition for young artists ages 32 and under will take place June 29 to July 14, 2014 in Fairbanks, Alaska, at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Please see our updated Repertoire Requirements, Application Procedures, and
    Important Dates. The first prize has been increased to 30,000USD with a number of prestigious of solo and orchestral performances. Read more about the Prizes.
  • The International Jury for the Alaska International Piano-e-Competition will be comprized of Sara Davis Buechner, Canada; Bernd Goetzke, Germany; Ralf Gothoni, Finland; Vladimir Ovchinnikov, Russia; John Perry, USA; and Dong Thai Son, Vietnam and Eleanor Wong, Hong Kong, China. The jury will be headed by Alexander Braginksy and Eduard ZIlberkant as non-voting Chairs. Learn more about the members of the International Jury.
  • Our next e-Piano Junior Competition for young pianists ages 17 and under will be taking place in the summer of 2015 at the University of Minnesota School of Music. Please stay tuned for dates, details and announcements in the upcoming months.
7/13/2013
  • The winners of the e-Piano Junior Competition 2013 have been announced in a ceremony last night at the Ted Mann Concert Hall.
  • Eric Lu, USA - First Prize
  • Carmen Knoll, USA - Second Prize
  • Yuanfan Yang, United Kingdom - Thrid Prize
  • JiaXin Min, China - Fourth Prize
  • Christopher Son Richardson, USA - Fifth Prize
  • Eric Lu was awarded the special Schubert Prize for his performance of the Schubert Impromptu in the Second Round, and Carmen Knoll won the Variations Prize for the best performance of the Variations in the Semi-Final Round.
  • JiaXin Min, Evren Ozel, Zi Ye, and Daniel Eras have been invited to perform in The Museum Of Russian Art Rising Stars Concert Series. This is a great opportunity to hear the competitors live. The concert begins at 5:00pm. For ticket information please visit The Museum Of Russian Art website.
  • All videos from the solo performances are currently available on Livestream Website. Later this summer we will migrate these recordings to our website.
7/10/2013
  • Finalists are announced! They will be performing concertos with the Musicians of Minnesota Orchestra under the direction of Mark Russell Smith on Friday, July 12 at the Ted Mann Concert Hall. Please see Schedule for the order of performances.
  • Come see four Semi-Finalists perform at Antonello Hall, MacPhail Center for Music tomorrow, Thursday, July 11, at 1:00pm. This concert is free and open to the public.
  • Four contestants have been invited to perform at the Museum of Russian Art on Saturday, July 13 at 5:00pm. Daniel Eras, Zi Ye, JiaXin Min and Evren Ozel will be playing at this concert. For more information please go to The Museum Of Russian Art website.
  • Performances for the Final Round will begin on Friday, July 12, at 4:00PM CDT. The Award Ceremony will be at 8:00pm. Both these events are free and open to the public. If you cannot make it in person, please watch our livestream. These amazing concerto performances will also be available on DisklavierTV!
7/8/2013
  • Results of the second round are IN! The contestants who advanced to the next round are (in order of performances):
    Yuanfan Yang, UK
    Chaeyoung Park, South Korea
    Christopher Son Richardson, USA
    Daniel Eras, Costa Rica
    Evelyn Mo, USA
    Carmen Knoll, USA
    JiaXin Min, China
    Eric Lu, USA
    Evren Ozel, USA
    See schedule for more details.
  • Performances for the Semi-Final Round resume Wednesday, July 10, at noon CDT. Please watch our livestream.
  • All performances of the e-Piano Junior Competition will be streamed live on our website. Watch performances here. For latest pictures and updates like us on Facebook.
  • Tomorrow, Tuesday, July 9, is our E-PIANO JUNIOR FESTIVAL Master Classes. All Master Classes will be streamed live as available on DisklavierTV!
7/6/2013
  • Results of the first round are IN! The contestants who advanced to the next round are (in order of performances):
    Yuanfan Yang, UK
    Zi Ye, China
    Dongxu Jin, China
    Chaeyoung Park, South Korea
    Christopher Son Richardson, USA
    Daniel Eras, Costa Rica
    Evelyn Mo, USA
    Carmen Knoll, USA
    JiaXin Min, China
    Eric Lu, USA
    Evren Ozel, USA
    Fangzhou Ye, China
  • Performances forthe second round resume tomorrow at noon CDT. Please watch our livestream.
  • All performances of the e-Piano Junior Competition will be streamed live on our website. Watch performances here. For latest pictures and updates like us on Facebook.
7/5/2013
  • The competition performances begin tomorrow at 12:00pm CDT. The order of performances has been determined, to see the performances line up please visit the schedule page of the competition.
  • All performances of the e-Piano Junior Competition will be streamed live on our website. Watch performances here. For latest pictures and updates like us on Facebook.
7/3/2013
  • The competition begins on Friday, July 5, with drawing of the lots for the order of the performances. The Performance Schedule will be posted on our website in the evening of Friday, July 5th.
  • Due to the last minute emergency cancellation by one of the contestants, our performance schedule for the First Round has been adjusted slightly. Please visit the schedule page to see the updates.
6/20/2013
  • Competition now is only a couple of weeks away! Few recent developments:
  • Due to health reasons Dubravka Tomsic, one of the International Judges will not be coming to Minnesota. The competition is saddened that Ms. Tomsic will not be here, and we wish her speedy recovery.
  • Due to an unforseen scheduling conflict Ji-Young Kim of South Korea has withdrawn from the participating in the e-Competition. See the current list of e-Piano Junior Competitors here.
  • The Museum of Russian Art in South Minneapolis has offered a new addition to the awards for the e-Piano Junior Competition. Up to two contestants will be selected from the first two rounds of the Competition and offered a paid performance at the Museum of Russian Art concert series. The concert will take place on Saturday, July 13, 2013 at the Museum of Russian Art at 5:00. The performers for this concert will be announced on Wednesday. July 10, after the Semi-Final Performances. See the list of all prizes.
5/6/2013
  • The competitors' pages and repertoire are now available on the website. Please visit the Competitor pages access their repertoire programs to be performed in 2013.
  • The competition is happy to announce that the Musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra, under the direction of Mark Russell Smith will be performing with the finalists of the e-Piano Junior Competition 2013. The finals will take place in Ted Mann Concert Hall, University of Minnesota on July 12, 2013.
2/27/2013
  • Twenty-four contestants representing 8 countries have been selected to participate in the e-Piano Junior Competition 2013 July 6-12, 2013 in Minnesota. Click here for details.
  • The Virtual Auditions took place at Yamaha Artist Services in New York City on February 26 and 27. Over the course of two days, the judges heard performances of the contestants recorded during the Disklavier/Video Recordings.
  • The Schubert Club generously is sponsoring a special prize of a 1,000 dollars for the best performance of the required Schubert piece in the Second Round of the competition.
12/6/2012
  • The participants of the Disklavier/Video Recordings of the 2013 International e-Piano Junior Competition have been announced. To see their names please go to the Contestants Page.
  • The Disklavier/Video Recording Sites have been updated. Please see the latest lineup of the Disklavier/Video Recordings.
10/31/2012
  • Due to the severe weather on the East Coast of the United States and major disruptions associated with the superstorm Sandy, the e-Piano Junior Competition is extending the postmark deadline for the applications until FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2012. All other competition dates and deadlines remain the same. Find out more information about the application process.
10/19/2012
9/17/2012
  • The Minnesota International Piano-e-Competition is happy to announce that Professor Boris Berman will be joining the International Jury panel of the e-Piano Junior Competition. The other members of the International Jury are (in alphabetical order):
    -James Anagnoson, Canada
    -Hyoung Joon Chang, South Korea
    -Boris Slutsky, United States
    -Sontraud Speidel, Germany
    -Dubravka Tomsic, Slovenia
    -Jin Zhang, China
    Alexander Braginsky will serve as a non-voting chair of the International Jury. To see biographies of our jury members visit our International Jury page.
9/13/2012
  • We are happy to announce the Screening Jury for the Virtual Auditions. The jury this year includes
    Marina Lomazov
    Stanislav Pochekin
    Mei-Ting Sun
    Mei-Ting Sun is the winner of the First Minnesota International Piano-e-Competition in 2002. Alexander Braginsky will serve as a nonvoting chair of the Screening Jury.
  • While the Disklavier/Video Recordings Schedule is still in development (the worldwide Disklavier/Video Recordings will be conducted in January/early February 2013), the Virtual Auditions have been set for February 27-March 1, 2013. These auditions will take place at the Salon, Yamaha Artist Services Inc. in New York, 689 5th Avenue. Auditions are free and open to the public.
  • Many of our e-Competition alumna have been doing extremely well in competitions this summer. Leonardo Colafelice won three major prizes: First Prize in Cooper International Competition at Oberlin College, First Prize in Gina Bachauer Competition, as well as the First Prize in Eastman Young Artists International Competition. The youngest prizewinner of the e-Competition Annie Zhou was awared a First Prize in Ettlingen Comeptition for Young Pianists. We are very proud of our contestants, and extend to them our congratulations.
  • The application form is now available on the website for download. For more information please visit the Application Page. Important information, such as rules, repertoire requirements and description of the competition are now available as PDF downloads in English, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, French and Russian. Please see Rules, Repertoire and Competition pages.
6/1/2012
  • We are happy to announce the dates for the next e-Piano Junior Competition. Our next competition will take place July 5-12, 2013. See all important dates for the competition.
  • The application submission deadline is November 9, 2012. Though our application process currently ungergoes refinement, you can see the application process and requirements, rules and repertoire on our website.
  • Shattuck-St. Mary's School in Faribault, MN is now a presenting sponsor of the e-Piano Junior Competition 2013. All solo performances of the e-Piano Junior Competition will take place at Newhall, Shattuck-St. Mary's. Find out more about Shattuck-St. Mary's School.
  • The Minnesota Orchestra again will perform with the Finalists of the e-Piano Junior Competition.
  • The University of Minnesota School of Music has joined the ranks of the sponsor of the e-Piano Junior Competition 2013. The Finals with the Minnesota Orchestra will take place at
    Ted Mann Concert Hall
    , University of Minnesota School of Music.
9/19/2011
  • The Archived Videos of all solo performances of the e-Piano Junior Competition are posted on our Videos page.
  • We have started a Youtube Channel dedicated to highlights and selected performances from the Minnesota International Piano-e-Competition and e-Piano Junior Competition. As the time goes by, we will be posting new performances from the most recent competition, as well as the competitions past. If you have any questions or requests, please contact the competition at piano@ecompetition.org.
7/8/2011
  • The winners of the e-Piano Junior Competition 2011 are:
  • ARISTO SHAM, 15, HONG KONG - FIRST PRIZE
  • TRISTAN TEO, 14, CANADA - SECOND PRIZE
  • SU YEON KIM, 17, SOUTH KOREA - THIRD PRIZE
  • ANNIE ZHOU, 13, CANADA and MISORA OZAKI, 15, JAPAN - FOURTH PRIZE
  • No fifth prize was awarded.
  • Aristo Sham was also a recepient of the two special prizes, for the performance of the obligatory Schubert piece in the Second Round and Variations in the Semi-Finals
  • Congratulations to all winners and ALL participants of the e-Competition!
7/6/2011
  • The five pianists who have advanced to the Finals of the e-Piano Junior Competition and will play with the Minnesota Orchestra on Friday, July 8th are
    Misora Ozaki, 15, Japan
    Annie Zhou, 13, Canada
    Aristo Sham, 15, Hong Kong
    Su Yeon Kim, 17, South Korea
    Tristan Teo, 14, Canada
  • The Finals will take place at the Orchestra Hall, downtown Minneapolis (1111 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403). This free concert will begin at 12:00PM
  • The order of the performers on Friday will be:
    Aristo Sham - Chopin Concerto No. 1
    Misora Ozaki - Saint-Saens Concerto No. 2
    Su Yeon Kim - Chopin Concerto No. 1
    Annie Zhou - Chopin Concerto No. 2
    Tristan Teo - Chopin Concerto No. 1
  • The winner and other prizes of the e-Piano Junior Competition 2011 will be announced at the Award Ceremony at the Orchestra Hall. The ceremony will begin at 6:00PM.
  • Gala concert featuring the winner of the Competition will begin at 8:00PM. Please visit Minnesota Orchestra website for ticket information.
  • For complete schedule of events on Friday, July 8, 2011 please visit our schedule page.
7/5/2011
7/3/2011
7/1/2011
6/20/2011
  • e-Competition is happy to announce two additional special prizes: $500 USD each, for the best performances of a required Schubert Impromptu or Moment Musical (Second Round), and for Variations Serieuses Op. 54 by Mendelssohn-Bartholdy or Thirty-Two Variations in C Minor, WoO 80 by Beethoven (Semi-Finals). The prizes will be awarded at the discretion of the International Jury. Please visit Prizes page for the complete list of cash prizes.
  • e-Piano Junior Festival Preliminary Performances took place at the 2011 MMTA State Convention. Sixteen young local pianists were selected to participate in the Master Classes given by the members of the International Jury: Sontraud Speidel, Arie Vardi, Akiko Ebi and Jerome Rose. Please visit e-Piano Junior Festival Schedule page for details of the Master Classes, and e-Piano Junior Festival Participants page for bios and information of the local young musicians who are participating in the e-Piano Junior Festival this year.
2/28/2011
  • The e-Piano Junior Festival that we started in the summer of 2008 has proven to be a great success, and this year we are continuing our four-year tradition with the e-Piano Junior Festival 2011 that will feature some of the world’s most famous pedagogues and our best local young pianists in a series of master classes and performances, open for all to enjoy and to learn from. Please visit the e-Piano Junior Festival 2011 page to read more about the event and to download the application form. Festival judges will be announced soon.
2/10/2011
  • We are very happy to announce the twenty-five contestants who have been invited to compete in the e-Piano Junior Competition in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota, United States. The e-Piano Junior Competition will take place July 1-8, 2011 in Sundin Music Hall, Hamline University in St. Paul and at the Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis. To see the names of the competition participants please visit our Competitors 2011 page.
2/9/2011
  • Virtual Auditions are now taking place in New York City.
    Yamaha Artist Services Inc.
    689 5th Avenue, 3rd Floor Salon
    New York City, NY 10022
    The playbacks begin at 10:00AM February 8-10, 2011. To see full schedule please click here.

11/29/2010

  • Disklavier/Video Recordings Locations and Sites are:
    -Wednesday, January 5, 2011
    Vancouver – Tom Lee Music, 979 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC
    -Friday, January 7, 2011
    Los Angeles – Yamaha Corporation of America, 6600 Orangethorpe Avenue, Buena Park, CA 90620
    -Tuesday, January 11, 2011
    Tokyo – Yamaha Ginza Shop, B1 Studio, 7-9-14 Ginza Chuoku, Tokyo 104-0061
    -Tuesday, January 18, 2011
    Toronto – Royal Conservatory of Music, 273 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON, Room TBA
    -Friday, January 21, 2011
    New York City – Yamaha Artist Services, 689 5th Avenue, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10022
    -Tuesday, January 25, 2011
    Paris – Yamaha Artist Services Europe, 5 rue Scribe, Paris, 75009
    -Friday, January 28, 2011
    Moscow –Exact Location TBA

11/29/2010

  • Sixty-one participants of the Disklavier/Video Recordings for the e-Piano Junior Competition 2011 have been announced. Please visit our Contestants 2011 page to see their names.

9/10/2010

  • Please note our important Repertoire clarification:
    The Disklavier/Video Recording Repertoire includes:
    1. First Movement of a Classical Sonata (Beethoven, Clementi, Haydn or Mozart) Sonata from the Application CD can be used.
    2. One Virtuoso Etude by one of the following composers: Bartok, Chopin, Kapustin, Ligeti, Liszt, Mendelssohn, Moszkowski, Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff, Scriabin or Stravinsky. Etude from the Application CD can be used.
    3. Selection(s) from the Second Round of the repertoire.
    The total of the Disklavier/Video Recording Repertoire must not excede 20 minutes (new).
    You may perform more than one piece from the Second Round, as long as the entirety of the Disklavier:/Video Recording does not excede 20 minutes.
  • The application deadline for the e-Piano Junior Competition 2011 is OCTOBER 15, 2010. You can now make an application fee payment online using Paypal. To do that please go to our Application page.
8/31/2010
  • The tentative dates for the Disklavier/Video Recordings are:
    January 5, 2011 - Vancouver, Canada
    January 7, 2011 - Los Angeles, CA
    January 11, 2011 - Tokyo, Japan
    January 18, 2011 - Toronto, Canada
    January 21, 2011 - New York City, NY
    January 25, 2011 - Paris, France
    January 28, 2011 - Moscow, Russia
    Find out more about the Disklavier/Video Recordings. See other Important Dates.
  • The application deadline for the e-Piano Junior Competition 2011 is OCTOBER 15, 2010. You can now make an application fee payment online using Paypal. To do that please go to our Application page.
7/20/2010
  • Due to the scheduling conflict Ms. Dubravka Tomsic will not be able to serve on the International Jury of the e-Piano Junior Competition. The competition is happy to announce that Ms. Blanca Uribe will be joining the International Jury in July of 2011. For more information about all International Jury members click here.
  • Competition's mailing address and phone number have changed. Our new mailing address is:
    Minnesota International Piano-e-Competition
    Hamline University MS-B1801
    1536 Hewitt Avenue
    St. Paul, MN 55104
    USA

    Our new phone number is (612) 460-5640. The email address has remained unchanged: piano@ecompetition.org. Please feel free to contact us at any time.
4/2//2010
  • The Competition is happy to announce the esteemed members of the International Jury for the e-Piano Junior Competition 2011 have been announced:
    Alexander Braginsky (Nonvoting Chair) / USA
    Akiko Ebi / Japan
    Stanislav Pochekin / Russia
    Jerome Rose / USA
    Sontraud Speidel / Germany
    Dubravka Tomsic / Slovenia
    Arie Vardi / Israel
    Oxana Yablonskaya / USA
    For more information about the jury members click here.
  • For the prospective applicants: No contestant may have any member of the jury or the Artistic Director as a principal teacher during the five year period preceding the e-Piano Junior (July 1, 2006 through July 8, 2011). No relative of any juror or the Artistic Director may participate in the e-Piano Junior. Once the sixty participants are announced in December 2010, the competitors are not allowed to take part in masterclasses or private lessons with the jury members or Artistic Director. Click here for complete rules of the e-Piano Junior Competition 2011.
3/2/2010
2/19/2010
  • The dates for the next e-Piano Junior Competition have been set. The competition will take place July 1-8, 2011. Once again, solo performances will be heard at the Sundin Music Hall, Hamline University, and the competition will conclude with the concerto Finals at the Orchestra Hall, where five finalists will perform with the Minnesota Orchestra. Downloadable applications will be available early March 2010. For rules, requirements and application process please click here.
  • For the e-Piano Junior Competition we are expanding the number of Disklavier/Video Recordings locations to seven. The Disklavier/Video Recordings for the e-Piano Junior Competition 2011 will be taking place in January 2010 in Tokyo, Japan; Paris, France; Moscow, Russia; Toronto and Vancouver, Canada; New York City and Los Angeles, United States. The exact dates for the Disklavier/Video Recordings will be announced on the website in early March.
9/10/2009
  • MIDI files from all stages of the competition are now available on our MIDI 2009 page.
  • The winner of the Minnesota International Piano-e-Comeptition 2009 Alessandro Taverna is one of the 6 finalists in Leeds International Pianoforte Competition 2009. We wish him luck!
7/15/2009
  • All peformances of the Minnesota International Piano-e-Competition (with the exception of the Concerto Finals) are now availabe on our videos 2009 page.
7/10/2009
  • The winners of the Minnesota International Piano-e-Competition have been announced:
    First Prize - Alessandro Taverna, Italy
    Second Prize - Pavel Yeletskiy, Belarus
    Third Prize - Helene Tysman, France
    Fourth Prize - Eric Zuber, USA
    Fifth Prize - Howard Na, USA
    Sixth Prize - Grace Eun Hae Kim
  • The Schubert Prize, awarded to one contestant for the best performance of a Schubert Sonata was awarded to Pavel Yeletskiy. Mr. Yeletskiy performed Schubert Sonata in G Major, D894.
  • The archived video performances of all rounds of the competition will be posted on our website in the near future.
7/5/2009
  • The Finalists of the Minnesota International Piano-e-Competition have been announced, and they are:
    Eric Zuber
    Grace Kim
    Helene Tysman
    Alessandro Taverna
    Howard Na
    Pavel Yeletsky
  • All performances of the Minnesota International Piano-e-Competition will be streamed live on the internet.The performances and videostreaming will resume on Tuesday, July 7 at 12:00PM CDT. Please see our schedule for the times of the Quintet and Concerto performances. Please visit our videostreaming page to see the live performances.
7/3/2009
6/29/2009
  • The order of the twenty-one young pianists has been determined in the afternoon of June 29th, 2009.  Due to three last minute cancellations the schedule of the Recital Round has been changed.  There will be no performances on Saturday, July 4th.  The performances on Thursday, July 2nd will go until 9:30PM.  Recital Round result announcement will be at the end of the performances on Friday, July 3rd.  If you live in the Twin Cities, you may come and listen to the performances in person.  All performances of the Minnesota International Piano-e-Competition are free and open to the public. For updated schedule please click here.
  • All performances of the Minnesota International Piano-e-Competition will be streamed live on the internet. Please visit our videostreaming page to see the live performances.
6/25/2009
  • Russian pianist Anastasya Terenkova withdrew from participating in the Minnesota International Piano-e-Competition.
6/28/2009
  • Canadian pianist Alex Seredenko withdrew from participating in the Minnesota International Piano-e-Competition.
6/23/2009
  • Russian contestant Eduard Kunz withdrew from participating in the Minnesota International Piano-e-Competition.
6/16/2009
  • The performances of the Minnesota International Piano-e-Competition are quickly coming! Our competition flyer that was mailed out earlier this week has a mistake. Please note that the
    Quintet Finals with the Rosalyra Quartet will be on
    TUESDAY, JULY 7, 2009 at Sundin Music Hall
    .
    For the rest of the schedule please check our schedule! We apologize for all the inconvenience and confusion this has caused you.
2/15/2009
  • Minnesota International Piano-e-Competition has announced the twenty-four young pianists invited to compete in Minnesota in the summer of 2009. Click here to see the list of the competitiors. The competition will take place June 29-July 30, 2009, with all solo and chamber performances taking place at Sundin Music Hall, Hamline University, and concerto finals with the Minnesota Orchestra at the Orchestra Hall. All events of the Minnesota International Piano-e-Competition will be free and open to the public. All competition performances will be streamed live on the internet. MIDI files of all performances from the Virtual Auditions will be available on the Competition's website in the near future.
2/3/2009
  • Virtual Auditions will take place on February 12-15, 2009 at the Salon at Yamaha Artist Services, 689 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10022. All participants of the Disklavier/Video Recordings can be heard in this open to the public and free event. Click here for the schedule.
1/5/2009
  • Disklavier/Video Recordings for the 2009 Minnesota International Competition are taking place in New York, Los Angeles, Beijing, Paris and Moscow starting this week. Click here to see dates, locations and names of the pianists. All Recordings with the exception of the Los Angeles location are free and open to the public.
12/1/2008
  • The competition has received an unprecedented number of applications. Seventy-one young pianists representing twenty-five countries have been invited to participate in the Disklavier/Video Recordings. Click here to see their names.
  • Competition names the members of the Screening Jury. The Screening Jury will adjudicate the Virtual Auditions in February 2009 and select twenty-four contestants who will be invited to compete in Minnesota in the summer of 2009. Click here to see their names and bios.
  • Disklavier/Video Recordings in Beijing have been scheduled for January 14, 2009.
10/28/2008
  • The International Jury for the 2009 Minnesota International Piano-e-Competition has been announced:
    Alexander Braginsky (non-voting Chair)
    David Dubal
    Akiko Ebi
    Gabriel Kwok
    Nikolai Petrov
    Jerome Rose
    Jeremy Siepmann
    Arie Vardi
    Please visit the International Jury web page to read their bios.
  • Times and locations for the Disklavier/Video Recordings have been determined. Please click here to see the details.
9/2/2008
  • The Competition is greatly saddened by the news that Alexei Skavronsky, a member of the 2006 International Jury has passed away on August 11, 2008. For more than 50 years Mr. Skavronsky led an active concert life, performing in most important venues of Russia, as well as abroad. Mr. Skavronsky has made an invaluable contribution as an educator and pedagogue - he was one of the first artists to present "keyboard conversations" - very popular lecture-recitals. Music of Chopin occupied a special place in Mr. Skavronsky's reperoire. He presented many Chopin recitals, and recently made a recording as well as prepared a special edition of all Chopin Etudes. He will be greatly missed by all of us at the Minnesota International Piano-e-Competition.
8/15/2008
  • The MIDI files from the 2008 competition is currently available on the website. Click here to access them.
7/15/2008
  • The videos of all solo performances from the e-Piano Junior Competition that took place July 5-11, 2008 are now available on our website. Click here to access them.
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