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Sunday, May 20, 2018

2018 Steinway Piano Competition

01:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Steinway & Sons is sponsoring a new competition for young pianists, ages, 18 and under. Enter to win prizes up to $1,000.

Steinway_Fallboard_Closeup2018 Steinway Piano Competition

Steinway & Sons is proud to announce a new competition for young pianists, ages 18 and under. The competition will be held in the Steinway showroom at our Appleton location.

  • Division 1 $400
  • Division 2 II $700
  • Division 3 III $1000
First-, second- and third-place winners will receive commemorative medals and national recognition on the Steinway & Sons website. All participants will receive a certificate of participation and judges’ comments.
Audition slots are limited. Register by April 1, 2018, at
Upon registering online, students can upload video auditions for our judging panel to review. You will be notified mid-April if you have been selected as a finalist. Finalists will then be invited back to Heid Music Appleton to perform live on Sunday, May 20 (time TBA).
See application for registration deadline and important dates:
At least two pieces for solo piano of contrasting style and period performed memorized. All applicants will be provided an opportunity to play on the competition instrument before their audition. There is a chance that judges will need to cut off the performance during the audition time.
• Division I: Ages 9 and under (max 8 minutes)
• Division II: Ages 10-13 (max 10 minutes)
• Division III: Ages 14-18 (max 15 minutes)
Age requirements apply to applicant’s age as of April 1, 2018. Applicants must reside in the United States or Canada. Qualifying competitors must perform live with their music memorized in order to participate in the competition. Students are only allowed to participate at one audition location. Steinway & Sons and Steinway-authorized showrooms reserve the right to photograph, record or video participants during the competition and use these documents for marketing purposes. Steinway & Sons reserves the right to the interpretation of the Terms and Conditions of the Regulations.
Additional materials may be required by Steinway authorized showrooms, including a prescreening video recording. Please see your application for any further requirements.

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