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Rising Pianists Competition


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  • Date: Saturday May 6, 2023
  • Time: All day
  • Location: St. John’s Episcopal Church - 679 Farmington AveWest Hartford
  • Chair: Sima Brodsky
  • DEADLINE: Saturday April 15, 2023 is the last day to submit the online application. The payment must be sent by mail and postmarked to this date as well.

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

  • This competition is open to grades 2-12. 
  • The students compete with their own grade and are awarded medals on gold, silver, or bronze ribbons. They also receive written comments from the judges. 
  • There are no placements in this competition.
  • The registration fee is: Grades 2-5 $20, Grades 6-8 $25, and Grades 9-12 $30.00.
  • Repertoire requirements: The students perform one piece by memory from the standard repertoire, or a selection of pieces by the same composer within the time limit. 
  • Method books, and easy transcriptions are not allowed.
  • Grades 2-5: 5 minutes
  • Grades 6-8: 7 minutes
  • Grades 9-12: 10 minutes

If you have any questions please let us know!