Famous piano makers Steinway & Sons have announced a new competition for young pianists ages 18 and under. The competition will award USD1,000 (€817) in prize money and will take place at Steinway-authorised locations throughout the US and Canada in 2018.
Contestants will be expected to perform at least two solo piano pieces of contrasting style and period and will be judged by professional piano adjudicators (to be announced). All participants will benefit from judges’ comments and a commemorative Steinway certificates of achievement. First, second, and third-place winners will also receive Steinway lyre medals. Full details on the application process and deadline can be found online.