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The World of Piano Competitions – issue 1 2023

June 22nd, 2023 in Piano Street Site News by | 1 comment

The World of Piano Competitions is 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), Patrick Jovell (Piano Street), Florian Riem (WFIMC).

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As a collaborating partner Piano Street is happy to share the eighth issue of WOPC with our readers free of charge: The-World-of-Piano-Competitions-issue-1-2023.pdf


Anna Genuishene: Keys to an imaginary world
Norma Fisher: A life of experience and reflection
Fiona Sinclair: Focus on the future

Competition Report
Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition
Aarhus International Piano Competition
The Horowitz Competition finds refuge in Geneva

Behind the Scenes
WFIMC Piano Competitions on five continents
First-Round Video Submissions

In Profile
Gina Bachauer International Artists Piano Competition
International Telekom Beethoven Competition
International Schimmel Piano Competition 2023
Cleveland International Piano Competition
International Franz Liszt Competition | Piano
Carl Bechstein Competition for Children and Young People
Unisa International Piano Competition
Kayserburg International Youth Piano Competition
16th Epta-Belgium competition
Young Musicians in Enschede

The Piano
Steinway & Sons: A tribute to the beauty of nature

Download and read the nine previous issues:
Issue 1 2019
Issue 2 2019
Issue 1 2020
Issue 2 2020
Issue 1 2021
Issue 2 2021
Issue 1 2022
Issue 2 2022
Issue 1 2023


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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  • Pauline Pan says:

    Will look forward to receiving articles

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