Steinway & Sons is proud to hold our second annual Steinway Junior Piano Competition for young pianists ages 18 and under. The competition, which will be held at Steinway showrooms throughout the United States and Canada, is an extension of our unwavering commitment to the pursuit of superior artistic expression through piano performance.
View the First place winners and photos from the 2019 Steinway Junior Piano Competition.
First, second, and third place winners at each Steinway-authorized showroom will receive commemorative medals and national recognition on the Steinway & Sons website. All participants will receive a certificate of participation and judges’ comments.
Two contrasting pieces for solo piano from different eras of Western classical music including Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Twentieth Century must be performed memorized. Original compositions and improvisations are not permitted. Repeats may be played at the discretion of the performer, but are not required. In regions with a high volume of participants, judges may need to cut performances off during the audition.
• Division I: Ages 9 and under (max 8 minutes)
• Division II: Ages 10-13 (max 10 minutes)
• Division III: Ages 14-18 (max 15 minutes)
Age requirements apply to applicant’s age as of April 1, 2019. Applicants must reside in the United States or Canada. See the complete list of requirements and regulations.