United States Division

Preliminary Round: February-March,2023

Southeast Region:  February 20th, 2023 (11:59pm, EST)
Midwest Region:  February 28th, 2023 (11:59pm, CST)
Northeast Region:  March 30th, 2023 (11:59pm, EST)

Online: March 30th, 2023 (11:59pm, CST)

Application Fee:$30 USD

Repertoire: Please check out the general information page. 

  • Candidates who qualify for the IPPA Outstanding Pianist Showcase can proceed directly to the semifinal round
  • Candidates who made to the 2022 final round are qualified to proceed directly to the semifinal round
  • Every participant in preliminary round will receive digital certificate and comments from the judge.   

Semifinal Round: March -April, 2023

 Repertoire: Please check out the general information page.

In Person national(Semifinal) round: You may enter in whatever region (or date) is the most convenient for you. 

In Person Competition Locations and Dates: 

Southeast Region: (Charlotte, NC)
Steinway Piano Gallery Charlotte: 7030 Smith Corners Blvd #A, Charlotte, NC
Application Deadline: February 23rd, 2023 (11:59pm, EST)
In Person Competition Day:  March 5th, 2023 

Midwest Region:  (Lawrence, KS) 
 Swarthout Recital Hall, University of Kansas:1530 Naismith Dr, Lawrence, KS
Application Deadline: March 3rd, 2023 (11:59pm, CST)
In Person Competition Day: 
March 11th-12th, 2023 

Northeast Region: (Fairfield, CT)
Faust Harrison Pianos,322 Black Rock Turnpike, Fairfield, CT 06825
Application Deadline: April 10th, 2023 (11:59pm, EST) 
In Person Competition Day: April 30th, 2023

Application fee:
$80 USD for Young Artist Category
$100 USD for Professionals and Chamber group 
Online Application fee:  $60 for all category  
Online Application deadline: May 20th, 2023 (11:59pm, CST)
   
 

Score above 96: Gold Medal, certificate and detailed comments from the judges.

Score between 92-95: Silver Medal, certificate and detailed comments from the judges.

Score between 88-91: Bronze Medal, certificate and detailed comments from the judges.

Score between 83-87: Honorable Mention, certificate and detailed comments from the judges.  

Score below 82: Participation certificate and detailed comments from the judges.

* Gold prize winner and Silver prize winners are qualified for the International level (Final Round) competition.
* Outstanding performers will receive IPPA Conero festival scholarship to participate the festival in Italy. 
* Online semifinal candidate will receive digital certificate, comments. Gold prize winner will receive $500 festival scholarship. 

Past Events

We will be in touch to schedule your performance date and time

Final RoundJuly 30th -31st , 2023 (In-person)

Address: Via S Stefano, 1, 62019 Recanati MC, Italy

Online Finalists: June 20th-30th, 2023
For finalists who participate virtually, the IPPA Conero team will schedule a performance time with them. Available times will fall between June 20th -30th. No pre-recording allowed, it will be a live performance. 

Application fee: 150 USD for Young Artist Category/ 180 USD for Professionals and Chamber  group
Online Application Fee: 100 USD

Hosted by: International Piano Professionals Association

Supported by:  IPPA United States Division
Steinway Piano Gallery Charlotte


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