Aarhus International Piano Competition

All competitions
15/03/2019 - 23/03/2019
Aarhus, Denmark

Aarhus International Piano Competition was established in 2009 by Prof Anne Øland and her piano students, pianist Dominik Falenski, the Aarhus Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Academy of Music Aarhus. The first competition took place in March 2011 under the name ‘Bang & Olufsen pianoRAMA-competition’ with Bang & Olufsen as the main sponsor of the competition. After changing the main sponsor, the competition was renamed and successfully held in its new format in 2013. Pianists Rune Maahn Christensen, Jens Kjær Riemer and Christian Skovgaard Flarup are now in charge of the competition.



Royal Academy of Music Aarhus


Every two years

Next deadline


Age range

11 – 21 (2 age categories)


Two rounds for category A and 3 rounds for category B


The Competition is open to pianists of all nationalities.

Applicants in Category A must be born in the period between 16th of March 2003 –  15th of March 2008.

Applicants in Category B must be born in the period between 16th of March 1997 – 15th of March 2003.



The application fee of 100 € cannot be returned. By sending the application form the participants declare that they approve the terms and conditions mentioned in the regulations.

Online application is open on the competition website from October 2018 until 15th November 2018


Cash Prizes

Category A:

  • 1st prize: 6.000 €
  • 2nd prize: 4.000 €
  • 3rd prize: 2.000 €

Category B:

  • 1st prize: 8.000 €
  • 2nd prize: 5.000 €
  • 3rd prize: 3.000 €
  • 4th prize: 1.000 €

Carl Nielsen Prizes

Category A:

Carl Nielsen Prize: 1.000 €

Category B:

Carl Nielsen Prize: 1.500 €

These prizes are given for the best Carl Nielsen performance in 1st Round

Other Prizes

Audience Prize: 1,000 €

EMCY Prize

Concert Prizes

The winner of the 1st prize in Category B will be invited to give a concert with Aarhus Symphony Orchestra in the season of 2017/2018.

The other prize winners will be offered concerts in danish music societies or at festivals.


Visit original competition page www.pianocompetition.dk

Prize winners