Hilton Head International Piano Competition 2022
The 2022 Hilton Head International Piano Competition is open to pianists aged 18 to 30 and will consist of four rounds:
- Round I – 20 Competitors
- Round II – 20 Competitors
- Round III – Semi-Finals – 6 Competitors
- Round IV – Finals – 3 Competitors
The Hilton Head International Piano Competition welcomes pianists of all nationalities.
All applicants must submit the completed application form on acceptd.com, all supporting materials, and US$135 application fee online by September 30, 2021.
The Hilton Head International Piano Competition, one of the leading international piano competitions in the United States, operates with a three year rotation of events: an adult competition for pianists 18 – 30 years of age, a young artist competition for pianists 13 – 17 years of age, and a festival that showcases past prize winners and other famous piano artists performing music ranging from classical to jazz genres. The competition events draw applicants, artists, and audience from countries the world over.
Competitors stay in the homes of host families, who provide lodging, meals, transportation, and access to a competition quality grand piano for practice. Over 200 volunteers staff all Competition events. Island residents host the judges for dinners in their homes during the week of Competition and others offer the judges use of their grand pianos for personal practice.
Most of the twenty competitors serve as Ambassadors to our local schools. Ambassadors perform at one of the public or private local schools and talk with students about life in their home country. Several thousand students in our area have benefited from, and are inspired by, this wonderful outreach program.
Special events during the week which are open to the public include Master Classes given by the competition judges to competitors who are not advancing beyond Round III, and a special Lecture/Recital by the Jury Chair.
- Application Deadline Date: September 30, 2021