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Jun 23 2021 - Jul 02 2021


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ITURBI International Piano Competition València 2021

The ITURBI International Piano Competition València was launched by the Diputació of València in 1981 to pay homage to the Valencian pianist, composer and orchestra director, José Iturbi, who died on the 28th of June of 1980 in Beverly Hills. As of now, the Competition has become a platform to support raising stars who try to break through the competitive world of the piano – as Iturbi did in his beginnings.

The International ITURBI Piano Competition of València, is a biennial competition that celebrated its twentieth edition in 2017. After a short break, a second stage starts with the preparation of the XXI edition in 2021, the year of Iturbi’s 40th death anniversary.

This second stage is mainly marked by the incorporation of the eminent Spanish pianist, Joaquín Achúcarro, as the new Artistic Director in December of 2019. From that moment, under his directions, a new Artistic Committee has designed, a new updated competition model that focuses on the search of those aspects that gives a higher weight to the pianistic performance, redefining, in this regard, the rules and the spirit that govern this Competition.

Every pianist from any nationality born on the 23rd of June of 1985 onwards can take part in the ITURBI International Piano Competition València 2021.

The applications will be submitted from the 1st of June until the 14th of January of 2021.

  • Application Deadline Date (year-month-day): January 14, 2021


València, Spain




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