announcing our first concerto competition

Calling all pianists! Our fifth season marks a particularly exciting year for Arizona Piano Institute and young artists as we celebrate with our Inaugural Concerto Competition in collaboration with Phoenix Youth Symphony and MusicaNova Orchestra.

The Concerto Competition will be held June 8, 2019, on the last day of the fifth annual Summer Festival (June 2-8, 2019) at Grand Canyon University’s Ethington Theatre in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona. Applicants may choose from an extensive repertoire list. The Competition is open to all Arizona residents and non-residents. We welcome all aspiring pianists ages 21 and under to apply.

Six prizes between two divisions, valuing $3000, including monetary awards, scholarships, and performance engagements are at stake. The two divisions are Chamber Orchestra Concerto and Symphonic Orchestra Concerto. Two winners will perform as guest soloists with either Phoenix Youth Symphony or MusicaNova Orchestra. Prizes will be awarded by a jury panel of international renown: Maestro Warren Cohen (MusicaNova Orchestra), Dr. Juan de Dios Hernandez (Grand Canyon University), Maestro Matthew Kasper (Phoenix Youth Symphony), Dr. Mary Pendleton-Hoffer (American Matthay Association), and Professor Eugene Pridonoff (Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music).

awards

Prizes for each division are:

1. Gold Medal

  • $350 cash prize

  • Full scholarship to API’s 2020 Summer Festival

  • Soloist with Phoenix Youth Symphony or MusicaNova Orchestra the following season

2. Silver Medal

  • $200 cash prize

  • Half scholarship to API’s 2020 Summer Festival

  • Alternate performer with the Phoenix Youth Symphony or MusicaNova Orchestra the following season

  • Chamber or solo concert engagement

3. Bronze Medal

  • Dr. David P. and Ruth B. Yandell $100 cash prize

  • Half scholarship to API’s 2020 Summer Festival

  • Chamber or solo concert engagement

apply

Please see the Rules and Regulations and Concerto Repertoire List for eligibility and details before applying. Best of luck to all applicants!