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International FRANZ LISZT Competition for Young Pianists

Next competition:
To be announced
Next deadline: To be announced
Categories for the next competition: piano

City: Weimar (Germany)
Age range: 9-16 (2 age categories)
Structure: Two or three rounds depending on age category
Cycle: every three years
Categories: piano
Organiser: Hochschule für Musik FRANZ LISZT Weimar
Contact: liszt-junior-wettbewerb(at)hfm-weimar.de


Rules: The competition is open for young pianists from every nation. The competition is divided into two categories:

  • Category I: up to 13 years
  • Category II: 14 to 16 years

Further information (from 2014)


Category I Category II
1sr prize EUR 2.000 EUR 3.000
2nd prize EUR 1.500 EUR 2.000
3rd prize EUR 700 EUR 1.000

special prizes and concerts (from 2014)


Applicants are asked to submit the following documents:
a) The completed application form
b) A list of chosen works to be played (Please state the exact opus no., Hoboken, BWV, key etc.!) and indicate the duration in minutes of each piece
c) Two recent photographs no smaller than 4 x 6 cm
d) A copy of the birth certificate, ID card or other official document which certifies the nationality of the candidate
e) A short résumé detailing music education and piano teachers
f) A receipt showing payment of the application fee

The application fee is 100 Euros and is non-refundable if the candidate chooses to withdraw from the competition. However, if the applicant is not accepted, the applicant will receive a 100% refund of the application fee.

All documents must have reached the organisation office (postmark date does not count) by the given deadline.

Background: This is one of several competitions organised by the University of Music FRANZ LISZT Weimar

The school also has a youtube channel featuring participants, prize winners, jury members etc.

Last updated: 16.01.2018

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