Peter Toperczer International Piano Competition Košice

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15/04/2021 - 19/04/2021
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


The participants should be aged up to 17 and divided in 4 age categories.
The competition has two rounds.


Every two years

Next competition

15.04.2021 – 19.04.2021

Next deadline

TBA December 2020



The application form should be sent by registered mail before the deadline 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 participants should be aged up 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

  • Travel expenses have to be covered out of the participant’s own means.
  • The organizer of the competition provides accommodation with breakfast for the competitor and
    his/her accompanying adult persons within the participation fee.
  • Differences between the participation fee and bank charges will have to be paid at the presentation in cash.
  • The absence at the competition, caused by serious obstacles, should be announced to the organizing
    committee 2 weeks before the competition the latest.


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


Visit original competition page www.zuske.sk

Prize winners