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Rising Pianists Competition


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  • Date: Sunday May 17, 2020
  • Time: All day
  • Location: Simsmore Square - 540 Hopmeadow Street, Simsbury CT
  • Chair: Sima Brodsky
  • DEADLINE: Sunday April 19, 2020, postmarked; students print out registration form and send it with the check to the address provided on the form.


Due to the coronavirus outbreak, we have decided to cancel this event until further notice. For more information, please send us a message in our contact page

PLEASE NOTE: Students participating in the Virtuoso Pianists Competition will not be eligible to participate in Rising Pianists Competition.

  • Mail payment to: 110 Ferncliff Dr. W. Hartford, CT 06117
  • Open to piano students of Hartford Music Teachers Alliance Members in grades 2 to 12.
  • Students compete within their grade level.
  • Winners are chosen in each grade by the judges.
  • Registration deadline: April 19th, 2020, POSTMARKED
  • Competition Fees (non-refundable): Grades 2 to 5: $25; Grades 6 and 8: $30; Grades 9 and 12: $35
  • Repertoire Requirements
    • Students perform one piece of their choice or a selection of pieces by the same composer within the time limits.
    • All music must be original piano music, no arrangements or simplifications are permitted.
    • All music must be performed from memory.
    • Entrants must provide printed scores for the judges, with (optional) measure numbers marked at the beginning of each system.
    • Time limits are as follows: Grades 2-5: up to 5 minutes; Grades 6-8: up to 7 minutes; Grades 9-12: up to 10 minutes.

If you have any questions please let us know!