2019 Competition

John Schindler, 2013 first place winner, performing in the finals at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music


Concerto Competition
Presented by the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra & PianoArts
Sponsored by the JoAnne Krause Education Endowment Fund

June 2019
(Watch for details about the exact dates.)

For pianists ages 10-16 living in Wisconsin
Modeled on innovative PianoArts concepts that provide positive learning experiences during the competition, the Wisconsin competition is held in the years opposite the PianoArts North American Competition. 

Competition Opportunities
All Contestants
Receive performance comments from the preliminary jury

Up to Twelve Semifinalists
Rehearse and Perform Concertos with Professional Pianists
Semifinals with pianists performing orchestral reductions

Participate in Classes
“Performing with a conductor”
“Speaking to audiences about music”
“Backstage preparation”

Perform Solos in Master Classes
Classes coached by the competition Jury

Enjoy One-on-one Conferences with the Jury
Advice on the concerto performances

Receive Free Tickets
PianoArts festival concerts

Three Finalists
Rehearse and Perform Concertos with MSO Professionals
Finals with MSO conductor and quintet

Share Prizes
Total of $2,225

Perform in North American Competition Master Classes
Classes coached by jury of the 2018 North American Competition

Perform in a Recital during North American Competition
Event during the 2018 North American Competition 

Receive Free Tickets to the North American Competition
All concerts and competition events 

First Place Prize Winner
Wins the Wisconsin Youth Competition’s Top Award

Performs a Concerto with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
Youth Concert Series

Performs with a PianoArts Fellow during the 2018-19 Season
Recital during a fellowship education tour