JUNE 21-26, 2020    AGES 16-22

The Stecher and Horowitz Foundation presents The Tenth New York International Piano Competition in New York City, a biennial event open to pianists of all nationalities. Twenty-two young pianists, ages 16-22, from around the world, will gather for a week-long event, June 21-26, 2020.

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 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.


March 15, 2019
Online Application available

December 4, 2019
Application due

March 9, 2020
Notification of acceptance or non-acceptance

June 21, 2020
Contestants must be present at Steinway Hall in New York City at 5:30 pm for the introductory meeting and the drawing of the order of performance for the Competition

June 22, 2020
Competition begins at The Manhattan School of Music

June 26, 2020
Awards Ceremony