JUNE 17-22, 2012    AGES 16-21

The Stecher and Horowitz Foundation presents The Sixth New York International Piano Competition in New York City, a biennial event open to pianists of all nationalities. Twenty-two young pianists, ages 16-21, from around the world, will gather for a week-long event, June 17-22, 2012.

Each young artist will compete for cash prizes and concert appearances. There is no elimination of participants during the competition’s four rounds. Each contestant will be judged by a jury of the most distinguished members of the international music community. In addition to the prizes awarded to the winners, the Foundation presents a cash award to each of the remaining contestants.

Rather than the traditional competition model where the focus is on winning, The New York International Piano Competition provides an opportunity for contestants to perform, network, exchange information and cultivate a support system that will carry them through their pre-professional years.

The competition is dedicated to providing artistic development, educational enhancement, seminars, master classes and performance opportunities. The New York International Piano Competition will be held at The Manhattan School of Music, with opening ceremonies at Steinway Hall. Steinway is the official piano of The New York International Piano Competition.

May 2, 2011: The 2012 application will be available
December 6, 2011: Application deadline
March 7, 2012: Notification of acceptance or non-acceptance to applicant
June 17, 2012: Introductory meeting and drawing of the order of performance
June 18, 2012: Competition begins
June 22, 2012: Awards ceremony