JUNE 30 DEADLINE

Just over three weeks remain before the deadline of the 2015 Seattle International Piano Competition. With a closing date of June 30 to enter, participants are required to submit audio for the preliminary round.

In July, the audio will be reviewed by a preliminary listening committee. All entries are made anonymous to the jury. In early August, selected finalists will be notified of their status and invited to compete in the final round on October 17 (youth participants), and October 18 (collegiate and professional artists).

Note that Outstanding Amateurs and Youth, Ages 9 and Under compete in one round based on their audio submissions. Up to six selected gold medalists will be invited to perform on October 17.

All live performances take place at Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall.

For complete rules, visit: https://www.seattlepianocompetition.org/competition/rules/

The application form may be found here: https://www.seattlepianocompetition.org/competition/application/

PRIZES

  • Youth, ages 9 and under 9 — 6 unranked gold medalists
  • Outstanding Amateur — 6 unranked gold medalists
  • Youth, age 10-13 — gold medal, $800 cash; silver medal, $400 cash; bronze medal, $250 cash
  • Youth, age 14-18 — gold medal, $1,000 cash; age 14-18″ silver medal, $500 cash; bronze medal, $300 cash
  • Collegiate — gold medal, $2,000 cash; silver medal, $1,000 cash; bronze medal, $750 cash
  • Professional — gold medal, $2,000 cash; silver medal, $1,000 cash; bronze medal, $750 cash

ADDITIONAL PRIZES

  • PRESIDENTʼS ARTIST PRIZE ($1,000 cash, and a feature recital in 2017) for the best performance of a work by Frederic Chopin by a professional or collegiate artist.
  • PRESIDENTʼS YOUTH PRIZE ($500 cash) for the best performance of a work by Frederic Chopin by a youth artist.
  • RCMFS PRIZE ($500 cash) for the best performance of a work by Sergei Rachmaninoff by a professional or collegiate artist, and thanks to the Russian Chamber Music Foundation of Seattle.
  • PLUS other non-cash prizes, including audience favorite (in each category), teachers’ favorite (in each category), and best performance of a work by a specific composer or genre (to be announced in June).