♫ 2014♫

The 12th Washington International Piano Artists Competition Dates are
JULY 30 - August 3, 2014

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FOR INFO ON CURRENT
EVENTS

♫ 2013 ♫

2013 Washington International Piano Artists Competition
JULY 24-28th
RESULTS

1st Prize Jury Award, $2000
Matthias Fischer

2nd Prize Jury Award, $1,000
Thomas Maurice

3rd Prize Jury Award, $500
Barry Coutinho

SPECIAL CATEGORIES
$250 Awards

Audience Choice Award
Gorden Cheng

Press Award
Barry Coutinho

Bach Performance Award
Max Sung

Beethoven Performance Award
Carlos Ovando

Chopin Performance Award
Matthias Fischer

Baroque Performance Award
Thomas Maurice

Classical Performance Award
Matthias Fischer

Romantic Performance Award
Esfir Ross

Contemporary Performance Award
Gorden Cheng

Most Imaginative Programming Award
David Caldine

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WIPAC
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"Notes from the Piano Bench"
OUR WIPAC NEWSLETTER
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  WASHINGTON INTERNATIONAL PIANO ARTISTS COMPETITION

(Last Revision: March 06, 2014 ; further updates to follow as venues are arranged)

The 2013 Washington International Piano Artists Competition and Festival of Music began with a Welcome Reception on Wednesday evening July 24th at the The historic Georgetown Club in Georgetown. 2014's venue is yet to be determined. The competition preliminary rounds take place annually at The George Washington University Music Department, which is an all Steinway music department. Semifinal is frequently held on Saturday at Kosciuszko Foundation, and final round on Sunday, 2013, at The Embassy of Bulgaria, 2014 venue yet to be determined.. Masterclasses will be announced a little later in 2014. A piano marathon was held on Saturday morning at the historic Fraser Mansion near Du Pont Circle, where pianists had an opportunity to become better acquainted and to learn from each other. We may do that once again in 2014.

The Washington International Piano Artists Competition is generally held annually in the third week in July. The public is cordially invited to all rounds of the competition. Several events are free and open to the public. Others are available for a nominal contribution. The WIPAC Celebratory Dinner following the last day of competition is catered and requires advanced reservation and payment. Masterclass events require a nominal audit fee at the door. Competitors are invited to submit their names on a first come first serve basis for performances in master classes. The masterclass performance fee is $50.00. Audit fee is $25.00. Competitors receive one free audit class with their application fee, and a CD of their preliminary round. Additional CD performances are available for a small charge by the recordist. The public is also invited to all masterclasses of the competition at the audit fee. Contributions at the door help to keep our master class fees lower for the benefit of the pianists.

WIPAC believes that pianists can benefit by receiving comments from its professional pianist jury. However, to protect their objectivity and misunderstandings which often arise from informal conversations, WIPAC believes the best forum for critical discussion is the PROFESSIONAL SETTING OF THE MASTER CLASS. Thus, we encourage pianists to seek advice in a formal and professional setting, rather than informally during the course of the competition.

WIPAC solicits membership donations in support of its mission and this competition, and relies heavily on public support to achieve its mission. Your donations are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. Please be generous.

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ANNOUNCING


THE TWELFTH WASHINGTON INTERNATIONAL PIANO ARTISTS COMPETITION
DATES: JULY 30 - AUGUST 3, 2014

 

2014 COMPETITION GUIDELINES AND APPLICATION FORM LINKS

2014 WIPAC International Piano Artists Competition Guidelines & Application Forms (pdf)

2014 WIPAC International Piano Competition Guidelines & Application Forms (doc)

2014 WIPAC International Piano Competition Guidelines & Application Forms (docx)

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COMPETITION LOCATIONS, DIRECTIONS, & TRAVEL INFORMATION
(This File will be updated as venues are updated for 2014 from 2013 --- some, such as our GWU home base, are the same every year)

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LIST OF PAST WINNERS OF
THE WIPAC WASHINGTON INTERNATIONAL PIANO ARTISTS COMPETITION


1-2003 Paul Romero
2-2004 Jim Allison
3-2005 Henri Delbeau
4-2006 Christopher Shih
5-2007 Jelena Vladikovic
6-2008 Vincent Schmithorst
7-2009 Tzu-Feng Liu
8-2010 Viscount Thurston
9-2011 Ali Mushtaq
10-2012 Keng Siong Sim
11-2013 Matthias Fischer

LINK TO HIGHLIGHTS, PHOTOS, PROGRAMS, RECORDINGS OF LIVE PERFORMANCES

[Apologies for the above being out of date; will try to add more soon]