Peter Toperczer International Piano Competition Košice

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11/04/2019 - 14/04/2019
Košice, Slovakia

The first International Piano Competition Košice was held in 1993 and up until its fifth year the competition was organized annually. Later the organizing committee decided to change it to biennial cycle.

The aim of competition is to support young talented children and enable them to represent themselves on the stage, not only in Slovakia, but also abroad.

From its very beginning the International Piano Competition Art Director has been Peter Toperczer, Dr. h. c., Rector emeritus at AMU in Prague, a native of Košice. After his sudden death Peter Breiner, composer, pianist and conductor took over the position as art director and from 2013 Professor Toperczer’s son, Peter Tperczer jr., will be art director of the International Piano Competition Košice. The competition is now dedicated to his father thus being renamed into Peter Toperczer International Piano Competition.



School of Music of Márie Hemerkovej


Two rounds.

The participants should be aged from 1 to 17 and divided in 4 age categories.
1st  category – contestants born in 2008, 2009 or younger ones
2nd category – contestants born in 2006, 2007
3rd category – contestants born in 2004, 2005
4th category – contestants born in 2002, 2003


Every two years

Next deadline



The application form should be sent by registered mail before the deadline (date as postmark) with:

  • Competition programme
  • Copy of birth certificate
  • Application for accommodation
  • Confirmation of payment of participation fee

Application fees (non-refundable)

  • Participant : €140
  • Teacher/parent : €140


The competition is open to young pianists of all nationalities up to the age of 17 years on the day of the competition.



1st round – selection: composition from the barocco period and composition from the romantic period

2nd round – final: composition from the classical period and composition from the 20th and 21st century period.

Playing by heart is a requirement.

The repertoire changes can be notified on the following e-mail address of the international piano competition:   kosicepianocompetition@gmail.com or kosicepianocompetition@outlook.com  before February 28th 2019.

Time limits in each round:

1st category: 5 – 8 min.
2nd category: 7 – 12 min.
3rd category: 10 – 15 min.
4th category: 13 – 20 min.


Cash prizes for the 1st to 5th prizes in each category plus special prizes.


Visit original competition page www.zuske.sk

Prize winners