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Smetana International Piano Competition

Next competition:
13. - 19.11.2018
Next deadline: TBA
Categories for the next competition: Piano

City: Pilsen (Czech Republic)
Age range: 1-30 (3 age categories)
Structure: Between one and three rounds, depending on age category
Cycle: every two years
Categories: Piano
Organiser: Conservatory of Pilsen
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Website: www.piano-competition.com

Rules: The competition is open to Czech and foreign pianists.

Age groups

Category 1 born in 2000 and later
Category 2 born in 1996 and later
Category 3 born in 1986 and later

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First category:

  1. 1st prize: CZK 10, 000
  2. 2nd prize: CZK 5, 000
  3. 3rd prize: CZK 3, 000

Second category:

  1. 1st prize: CZK 30, 000
  2. 2nd prize: CZK 15, 000
  3. 3rd prize: CZK 8, 000

Third category:

  1. 1st prize: CZK 50, 000
  2. 2nd prize: CZK 25, 000
  3. 3rd prize: CZK 12, 000

Special Smetana Prize CZK 30, 000


Application possible only online.


Smetana International Piano Competition celebrated  its 30th anniversary in March 2012. In the past, many great concert pianists won Smetana Competition. The history of the Competition goes back to the year 1963.
Smetana International Piano Competition offers competition repertoire that respects the musical freedom. Each candidate can choose the Smetana programme with a personal emphasis on virtuoso, lyrical or dance style. More than half of the Competition repertoire still consists of the Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin or Liszt compositions, personally chosen by competitors.



Last updated: 14.06.2016

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