First place: $10,000
Second place: $6,000
Third place: $4,000
Junior Jury Prize: $300
First, second, and third place prizes as well as the Junior Jury Prize will be awarded. Other awards and the scholarship will be awarded at the discretion of the judges.
Audience Communication: $500
Wisconsin Contestant: $750
Best Performance of a Piano and Violin or Piano and Cello Duo: $500
Best Performance of an American Composition Written After 1940: $500
AWARD FOR OPTIONAL PERFORMANCE OF A WORK BY J. S. BACH
Best Performance of a Composition by J. S. BACH: $2,000
Not required, this can be a selection of the contestant's choosing.
See Repertory List
International Keyboard Institute and Festival
Mannes College of Music in New York City in July, 2015
GUEST ARTIST PERFORMANCES
- Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts
Artist Series of Sarasota
Green Lake Festival of Music
Finalists, who receive fellowships, perform programs in Milwaukee area schools, churches, private homes and recital halls. Residencies are from five days to three weeks - all expenses paid -and include training on "Engaging Audiences" and "Building Programs for Diverse Audiences." Fellows receive an honorarium and are offered residencies on a yearly basis and may be offered for two consccutive years or more.
More prizes and performance opportunities will be listed as they become available.
Sejoon Park performing at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music during the 2010 Competition.
PIANOARTS 2014 NORTH AMERICAN COMPETITION
International competition for pianists, ages 16-20, who study full-time or live in North America.
February 2, 2014
APPLICATION POSTMARK DEADLINE
Application packet with $125 non refundable personal check, or international money order payable to PianoArts, or Paypal. (See Application information posted in August, 2013.)
February 15, 2014
DVD PRELIMINARY ROUND SUBMISSION DEADLINE
Recording will include:
- Solo of the contestant's choice -- entire work or movement(s)
- First movement of selected concerto (See application for information on preparing the DVD.)
Early March, 2014
INVITATION TO PARTICIPATE IN SEMIFINAL& FINAL ROUNDS
Up to 12 contestants will be invited to participate in the semifinal rounds,
master classes and collaborative performances with Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra musicians. One alternate will be invited to audit the competition and perform in a master class given by one of the judges.
Early April, 2014
The teacher of each contestant will receive written comments on the contestant’s performance.
April 5, 2014
CHANGES OF COMPETITION REPERTORY
Approval for changes in repertory must be completed. After submitting the application,contestants cannot change the concerto.
June 5-11, 2014
MILWAUKEE REGISTRATION, REHEARSALS, COMPETITION
June 5-6, 2014
- Registration: $250 due for semifinalists and auditor(s)
- Rehearsals with musicians from the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, workshops, and master classes on speaking to audiences about music
- Recital by a PianoArts competition winner from a previous year
June 7, 2014
Solo Semifinal Recitals
June 8, 2014
Rehearsals for Collaborative Semifinal Recitals
June 9, 2014
- Collaborative Semifinal Recitals
- Three semifinalists will be advanced to the finals
June 10, 2014
- "Working with Conductors" seminar and private sessions
- "Panel discussions with professional musicians and managers: "Auditioning for Managers," Working with Managers,"and "Careers in Music"
- Master class for Milwaukee area pianists
- Rehearsals for performances on June 11
- Outreach concerts
June 11, 2014
- Semifinalists' one-on-one evaluations with members of the jury
- Rehearsals with Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
- "Piano Promenades," recital by semifinalists
- Final Round & Awards Concert - finalists perform all movements of a
concerto with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
- Awards Ceremony
June 12, 2014
Finalists' one-to-one evaluations with members of the jury. Finalists may leave Milwaukee at approximately 12:00 noon.