International Piano-e-Competition

Cash Prizes:

  • 1st Place – 10,000 USD, sponsored by Google
  • 2nd Place – 5,000 USD
  • Zhang Ning and Liu Yuanzhang Memorial 3rd Place – 3,000 USD
    From Ming Fukushi, underwriter of the Third Prize:
    I grew up in Beijing, China. On a summer night in 1966 when I was three years old my father and other nine relatives were arrested in Beijing, China.
    They were victims of the Cultural Revolution, a social-political movement against intellectuals. My father spent nine years in prison while my mother raised my sister and me alone, stretching limited savings by selling my father’s clothing and our best furniture.
    In this sad and desolate situation my mother still managed to find a piano teacher for us. A piano of our own was out of the question but a kind neighbor allowed us to use her piano before she came home from work. Every afternoon I would rush home from school to practice.
    When my father was released he received back pay for the years he spent in prison. The first thing he bought was a brand new piano for my sister and me. It cost ten months of my father’s salary as a professor at China Academy of Sciences.
    My husband, Todd Fukushi, and I would like to support the Piano-e-Competition in tribute to my parents for their love to my sister and me and their vision of the importance of a musical education in one’s life.
    Thank you, Professor Braginsky, for giving me this opportunity to honor my parents. I feel that I have found a harbor for my love for music as well.
    Thank you to the Piano-e-Competition Officers and Partners. We look forward to meeting young musicians for years to come.
  • 4th Place – 2,000 USD
  • 5th Place – 1,000 USD

  • The Schubert Prize - $500 for the best performance of the required Schubert piece in the Second Round. Schubert Club is the sponsor of Schubert Prize. The International Jury selects the winner of this prize. The competition reserves the right NOT to award the prize if the sufficient consensus in not reached by the International Jury. The winner of the Schubert Prize will be announced at the Award Ceremony on Saturday, July 13, 2019.
  • The Variations Prize - $500 will be awarded for the best performance of Beethoven or Mendelssohn Variations in the Semi-Final Round. The International Jury selects the winner of this prize. The competition reserves the right NOT to award the prize if the sufficient consensus in not reached by the International Jury. The winner of the Variations prize will be announced at the Award Ceremony on Saturday, July 13, 2019.
  • Russian Music Prize - $500 will be awarded for the best performance of Russian Music. The Museum of Russian Art is the sponsor of this prize. Any competition participant who performs work(s) by Russian/Soviet composer as part of their First, Second or Final rounds will be considered for the award. The International Jury selects the winner of this prize. The competition reserves the right NOT to award the prize if the sufficient consensus in not reached by the International Jury.The winner of the Russian Music Prize will be announced at the Award Ceremony on Saturday, July 13, 2019.
  • The winner of the 2019 e-Piano Junior Competition will be invited to perform in The Museum of Russian Art concert series 2019-2020 season.

  • additional prizes may be added
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