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Competition Name: Boston International Piano Competition for Exceptional Amateurs
Date: June 25th-28th 2003
Entry Deadline: March 1st 2003
City, State and Country: Chestnut Hill and Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Contact person: Robert Finley
Address: 25, Tomahawk Drive, Northborough, Massachusetts 01532, USA
Telephone: 508 393 6740
Email: rfinley@rcn.com

Age: Minimum of 30 years. This competition is for those who do not earn their primary source of income from playing the piano or teaching

Repertoire: Free choice of repertoire, but pieces may not be repeated in subsequent rounds. Playing times for preliminary, semifinal and final rounds are 10, 20 and 30 minutes respectively.

Webpage: www.bostonpianoamateurs.org

Other details: The grand prize will be $2000 plus a recital opportunity in Boston. There will be prizes for the other finalists and special pizes for the best performance of a baroque/classical, modern, romantic work, and an audience prize. There will be a distinguished panel of judges. Social events including a reception before the competition begins and a dinner after the awards ceremony will be arranged. This will be our second competition following the higly succesful competition in August 2001. It promises to be a very enjoyable social and musical event.

The National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy will be held at the Hyatt Regency Oak Brook in Oak Brook, Illinois July 19-21. This is a very comprehensive conference covering many aspects of teaching and performing. It looks like they will have some great workshops and present evening recitals as well as mini-recitals throughout each day.

More information is available at: (800) 824-5087 or email sbetts@Isu.edu (I couldn't find any listing for a web site on this one).

International Young Musician 2002 Contest for pianists, cellists and violinists up to 13 years of age, in Tallinn, Estonia, April 11-14, 2002.
www.hot.ee/youngmusician2002/
Check out this new, free, online Music Competition Database exclusively for:
  • Pianists
  • Organists
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  • Composers
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The database features full, brochure-like information on competitions all over the world. More than 80% of the competitions listed have a combination of a website and/or email addresses, as well as indication as to whether a potential contestant can apply right online or not.

The database can be viewed at http://www.stonalink.atfreeweb.com and click on Music World, then follow the links to the initial search page.

Access requires creating an account, however it is still free. It only takes a few minutes to open the account. After joining, I checked out the listings for solo piano competitions and found 135 listings. If you are looking for competition information, this one looks worth checking out.
(Frank Baxter, Webmaster - Piano World)
Phred Piano Expressioin in association with Faust Harrison Pianos and Mason & Hamlin invite you to participate in the 2nd annual Northeastern Classical Piano Competition for Outstanding Amateurs.

May 17,18 and 19, 2001 in Ridgewood, New Jersey.

Many awards plus $1,000 Grand Prize and NYC recital!

Open to anyone for whom playing piano is more than a hobby, but less than a profession. Applicants are free to choose their own programs for all phases of the competition. Minimum age of 35 as of May 17, 2001. Applicants may not earn a living as a professional musician or piano teacher.

Contact: Phred Piano Expression. E Mail: Phmeller@aol.com
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