2018 International Artists Competition

2018 Official Competitors Announced!

The Gina Bachauer International Piano Foundation is pleased to announce that 85 pianists from 23 countries have been selected as Official Competitors for the Preliminary Round of the XVII Gina Bachauer International Artists Piano Competition.

From November 2017 through January 2018 these international competitors will perform in one of four cities: Hamburg, Moscow, Hong Kong or New York City. Each will present a 30-minute concert for the Preliminary Round jury and local audiences. Because there are no requirements of repertory, competitors are able to display their full artistry and virtuosity in music of their choice.

On January 26, 2018, at Steinway Hall in New York City during a live streamed event, 36 competitors will be announced as Quarterfinalists, who will be invited to compete in Salt Lake City this June. They will continue the quest for $105,000 US in prizes and the opportunity to perform in the Final Round in Abravanel Hall with the Utah Symphony in two evenings of concerto performances.

A complete Preliminary Round performance schedule and information about the 85 Preliminary Round Official Competitors may be found below.

Preliminary Round performances are free and open to the public. We invite you to make plans now to attend!

Congratulations to the 85 Official Competitors! We look forward to hearing your performances in Hamburg, Moscow, Hong Kong and New York City!

Important Dates
Performance Schedules
Competition Rounds
Prizes and Awards
International Jury
Application Materials
Screening Auditions
Applications Now Closed