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The World of Piano Competitions – issue 1 2022

May 14th, 2022 in Piano Street Site News by

As a collaborating partner Piano Street is proud to present the seventh 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), Gerrit Glaner (Steinway), Patrick Jovell (Piano Street), Florian Riem (WFIMC).

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Piano Street is happy to share the seventh issue of WOPC with our readers free of charge: The-World-of-Piano-Competitions-issue-1-2022.pdf

Martín García García | Dedication to Chopin
Pavel Gililov | Finding the truth
Yaron Kohlberg | A dual mission
Frederic Chiu | The subjective and the objective
Competition Report
Maria Canals Competition Barcelona
Grand Prix Animato Chopin 2021 – Paris

In Profile
ARD International Music Competition Munich
Telekom Beethoven Competition Bonn
International Piano Forum Frankfurt
Cleveland International Piano Competition
Schimmel International Piano Competition
International Hans von Bülow Competition Meiningen
News | Ian Fountain & Schubert
Liszt Utrecht
Ljubljana Festival International Piano Competition
Gocaa San Francisco International Music Competition

Behind the Scenes
Alink-Argerich Foundation International Conference
WFIMC Pianocompetitions on five continents
Twenty Years of Piano Online
Steinway Prizewinner Concert Network | Tradition close-up
Palace of music
Alexander Gavrylyuk | The gentle culture

The Piano
Pianists and Piano Brands – Mutual Love, Admiration and Fascination
The World’s Largest Dedicated Flagship Retail Showroom


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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