Upcoming Competitions

June 2018

Gina Bachauer International Artists Competition, ages 19-32

June 2020

Gina Bachauer International Junior Competition, ages 11-14

Gina Bachauer International Young Artists Competition, ages 15-18


The Gina Bachauer International Piano Competitions are open to pianists of any nationality. However, pianists who within the last five years have studied on a regular basis with any member of the International Jury, or with the Artistic Director of the competition, or with any other person currently employed by the Gina Bachauer International Piano Foundation are ineligible to participate. Similarly, pianists who are close relatives to those mentioned above are ineligible.

It is understood that it is likely that members of the International Jury may be acquainted with some participants in the competition because of past associations (for example, previous competitions, music festivals, master classes, or enrollment at academic institutions).


Applications are generally due the October before the competition and live auditions are held November-February. All applicants must apply online. Applications will be made available closer to the competition year. For updates, subscribe to our newsletter on the homepage!