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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

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.


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 (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.
Check out this new, free, online Music Competition Database exclusively for:
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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 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:
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