Smetana International Piano Competition
|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|
|Organiser:||Conservatory of Pilsen|
Rules: The competition is open to Czech and foreign pianists.
|Category 1||born in 2000 and later|
|Category 2||born in 1996 and later|
|Category 3||born in 1986 and later|
- 1st prize: CZK 10, 000
- 2nd prize: CZK 5, 000
- 3rd prize: CZK 3, 000
- 1st prize: CZK 30, 000
- 2nd prize: CZK 15, 000
- 3rd prize: CZK 8, 000
- 1st prize: CZK 50, 000
- 2nd prize: CZK 25, 000
- 3rd prize: CZK 12, 000
Special Smetana Prize CZK 30, 000
Application possible only online. Applications open 15.09.2015 here.
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: 19.05.2016