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The World of Piano Competitions – issue 2 2020

November 28th, 2020 in Piano Street Site News by | 2 comments

As a collaborating partner Piano Street is proud to present the fourth 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), Maria Nikiforov, Florian Riem (WFIMC)

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Piano Street is happy to share the fourth issue of WOPC with our readers free of charge: The-World-of-Piano-Competitions-issue-2-2020.pdf


Yang Yang Cai | Let the music guide you
Jacques Rouvier | A question of character
Nelson Goerner | The long way

Competition Report
Liszt Competition | Labour of love
Pianolink | The more friendly alternative

In Profile
Queen Elisabeth Competition
The Robert Schumann Competition for young pianists
Brahms Piano Competition
Young Pianist Foundation
ARD International Music Competition
International Carl Maria von Weber Competition for Young Pianists
Rencontres Internationales des Jeunes Pianistes
International Telekom Beethoven Competition Bonn
International German Piano Award
International Piano Competition Memorijal Jurica Murai
The International Schubert-Competition Dortmund

Behind the Scenes
WFIMC | Piano Competitions on five continents
More and more Online Competitions
Ruhr Piano Festival | Rising Stars
Column | The Power of Visualisation

The Piano
Steingraeber anniversary
Mutual Love, Admiration and Fascination


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.


  • A pianist says:

    Great idea! There are many differing opinions on competitions and what the point of them is from people who in some cases haven’t actually been to any competitions. The few competitions I have attended have all had a friendly atmosphere between the competitors and have been a great social experience. It is good to have a magazine that offers insight into this unique world and experience. I shall read it with interest!

  • jessi says:

    Competitions are lame :/ music is not a competition, it’s about expressing yourself!

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