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The World of Piano Competitions – issue 1 2021

June 4th, 2021 in Piano Street Site News by | 2 comments

As a collaborating partner Piano Street is proud to present the fifth issue of The World of Piano Competitions, a magazine initiated by PIANIST Magazine (Netherlands and Germany) and its Editor-in-Chief Eric Schoones. Here we get a rich insight into the world of international piano competitions through the eyes of its producers and participants.

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Contributing Editors: Gustav Alink (Alink-Argerich Foundation), Christo Lelie, Gerrit Glaner (Steinway), Patrick Jovell (Piano Street), Florian Riem (WFIMC)

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Piano Street is happy to share the fifth issue of WOPC with our readers free of charge: The-World-of-Piano-Competitions-issue-1-2021.pdf


Andrey Gugnin | Getting started
Alexander Gavrylyuk | The right mindset
Alexandra Kaptein | Under Liszt’s spell
Daniel Kogan | Blessing or Burden

In Profile
International Schimmel Piano Competition
Liszt in Weimar and Bayreuth
Pearl River Kayserburg International Youth Piano Competition
Santander International Piano Competition
International Telekom Beethoven Competition Bonn
ARD International Music Competition
The International Schubert-Competition Dortmund

Behind the Scenes
Steinway Prizewinner Concerts Network | Challenges
and chances
WFIMC Piano Competitions on five continents
How are the piano competitions coping with the pandemic?
Virtual Competitions in Reality
Géza Anda Competition | A helping hand
Bechstein lends a hand
Liszt Utrecht | New Ways
Piano Competitions During Pandemic | Can’t Stop The Music

The Piano
Pianists and Piano Brands
Spacewalk from the 3D printer


The piano enjoys a tremendous popularity worldwide and has the universal quality to be able to communicate through cultures, history and geographical borders. The value of piano competitions cannot be overestimated in terms of focus on the piano as an instrument and piano playing. The competition industry engages a multiplicity of concerns including hi-end piano manufacturing, media coverage and broadcast, repertoire spotlight and pedagogy, concert and lecture production and not least, career opportunity and exposure for laureates and non-laureates. All this contributes to a richer cultural life and can powerfully promote the aim we all share: to spread the joy and riches of the art of piano playing.

”Piano music, especially live, is incomparable and can be a great source of joy for players and listeners. We all should strive to allow as many people benefit from it as possible. For that, this edition of The World of Piano Competition is an excellent form of encouragement. I hope its message spreads widely! I wish everyone much joy reading it and, later on, attending a concert!”
— Guido Zimmermann, President Steinway & Sons Europe

is published twice a year by PIANIST, as a part of the regular edition, and also worldwide as a separate magazine.

PIANIST (regular edition) is published four times a year in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Luxemburg, Liechtenstein, the Netherlands and Belgium.

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  • C. Huang says:

    thanks for the sharing. it is interesting to read about this. it must be incredibly challenging to perform in the competitions.

  • Aziza says:

    Do you have competition for 10 years old kids?

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