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2014 Piano Competition
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Congratulations to our 2014 "Young Pianist Competition" Winners !!!

Mayuki Miyashita- Grand Prize Winner $10,000
Eden Chen- 2nd Prize $2500
Kadar Qian- 3rd prize $1500
Anson Hui- Judges Prize for Best Performance of a Baroque Composer, Audience Favorite and Orchestra Favorite
Roger Shen- Judges Prize for Best Performance of a 20th Century Composer
Duo Xu- Judges Discretionary Award for Mozart Concerto Performance
Eric Lin-Judges Discretionary Award for Solo Recital Performance
William Wang - Judges Discretionary Award for Solo Recital Performance
Congratulations to our 2014 MostArts Festival Contest Winners !

Young Pianist Competition

The MostArts Festival, and panel of distinguished judges are pleased to announce the 2014 Piano Competition and Robert Hutter Memorial Award. The competition is opened to High School piano students ages 13-18, with the goal of encouraging and promoting excellence in the world of classical music and performance.

As part of the Final Round of the Competition, Six Finalists will be invited to Alfred University to perform the first movement of their selected Mozart Concerto with the MostArts Festival Orchestra. This concert will take place in the new Miller Theater in front of an audience and an international panel of judges. In addition, the finalists will perform previously submitted solo works in a combined recital.

The MostArts Festival

The MostArts Festival infuses the summer life of the Alfred University community with the brilliance of timeless classical music and art. The Festival is committed to enriching the cultural, economic and educational potential of the Alfred community during the glorious days of mid- summer in the Southern Tier of New York. The Festival brings internationally renowned musicians to the region to share their passion for music and to engage in the broader dialogue between music and the world of art.

Prizes
  • First Prize $10,000
  • Second Prize $2,500
  • Third Prize $1,500
  • Audience Award (2) $500
  • Discretionary Prize $500

Young Pianist Competition
Performance Awards

The Grand Prize Winner will be invited back to Alfred University for a solo recital during the 2014-2015 academic year.

Judges

Andreas Klein
Vladislav Kovalsky
Anthony Pattin

Eligibility

The 2014 MostArts Festival Piano Competition is open to High School pianists ages 13-18 as of the competition date. Applicants must not be under professional management.

Application Dates

Applications will be accepted from January 15, 2014 until the deadline May 1, 2014.

Online Application

Required Repertoire
  1. The First Movement of any Mozart Piano Concerto with cadenza.
  2. At least two contrasting works from two different periods for solo piano, of the contestant's choice not less than 20 minutes nor to exceed 25 minutes.
  3. Compositions for "prepared piano" are not permitted.
  4. All music must be performed by memory.
  5. Finalists should be prepared to perform all submitted repertoire in concert at the time of competition.
Application Regulations and Instructions
  1. Applicants interested in being considered must submit a DVD along with the completed application form and a non-refundable application fee of one hundred US dollars (US $100.00) made out to "MostArts" Alfred University. Please PRINT the application form or apply online.
  2. The DVD must be of high quality. No editing is allowed. The video recording must be made with one fixed camera, mounted on a tripod, focusing on the right profile and hands of the pianist.
  3. Applicants must submit their respective Mozart Concerto recording WITH piano accompaniment.
  4. All applications and recordings must be postmarked by May 1, 2014.
  5. Recordings must be labeled with applicants name and repertoire along with respective timings of each composition.
  6. Recordings will not be returned.
  7. No changes in repertoire will be permitted past the deadline date of May 1, 2014.
  8. All applicants will be notified by late May.
  9. Finalists will be sent further instructions.
Additional Information
  1. Housing will be provided for all finalists and their escorts. These accommodations will include dormitory style rooms and meals on campus.
  2. The contestants will have access to good pianos for practice in the Miller Performing Arts Center.
  3. The decision of the judges is final.
  4. The MostArts Festival assumes no responsibility for injuries sustained by the contestant or their escorts during their stay at the festival.
  5. The MostArts Festival reserves the right to use any photographs from the festival competition. There will be a professional photographer present.
  6. The MostArts Festival reserves the right to use any recordings from the competition.
  7. Contact Dr. Lisa Lantz, Artistic Director