♫ 2021♫
18th Washington International Piano Artists Competition

♫ 2021♫
18th Washington International Piano Artists Competition

FIRST PRIZE WINNER
Irene Longacre Whiteside
$3,000 GRAND PRIZE

GRAND PRIX CONCERT IN INTERNATIONAL EMBASSY
IN WASHINGTON, DC

SOLO RECITAL
IN WASHINGTON, DC

SECOND PRIZE WINNER
Vincent Phillips
$2000

THIRD PRIZE
Esfir Ross
$1000

FINALIST AWARDS
Yun Liang
Joseph Lipare
Melinda Morse
$250 EACH

SPECIAL AWARDS
$250 EACH as BELOW


MOST IMAGINATIVE PROGRAMMING
Joseph Lipare

ROMANTIC PERIOD
Nathan Coleman-Respigi Nocturne

BAROQUE PERIOD
Christina Biron-d'Anglebert Prelude

CLASSICAL PERIOD
Esfir Ross-Haydn Sonata No. 32

COMTEMPORARY PERIOD
Vincent Phillips-Messiaen Premiere communion de la vierge

PRESS JURY AWARD
Vincent Phillips

AUDIENCE AWARD
Irene Longacre Whiteside

BACH PERFORMANCE
Joseph Lipare-Bach Italian Concerto, 1st movement

MOZART PERFORMANCE
Irene Longacre Whiteside-Sonata in B-flat Maor, K333

BEETHOVEN PERFORMANCE
Simon Finlow-Bagatelle in B Minor

CHOPIN PERFORMANCE
Vincent Phillips-Fantasy, Op. 49

PADEREWSKI PERFORMANCE
Utako Tanigawa-Sarabande & Au Soir

LISZT PERFORMANCE
Simon Finlow-Jeaux d'eaux a la Villa d'Este from Annees de perlerinage, Troisieme annee, S.163 No. 4

SPENCER HUFFMAN PERFORMANCE
N/A

LATIN AMERICAN COMPOSER
Melinda Morse-Villa Lobos Minstrel Impresions

 

 

Modified: July 7, 2021     

The 18th Washington International
Piano Artists Competition is schedu
led for July 29th to August 1st, 2021, at "The Embassy Building" 1424 16th Street NW at P NW for Prelims and Semifinal Rounds. Welcome Reception on July 28th at the Residence of the Embassador of Bulgaria, 3516 Rittenhouse St. NW, Washington, DC 2015 at 6:30PM. FINAL ROUND and DINNER is at the COSMOS CLUB (east of Du Pont Circle-Massachuttes at Florida.)

Please see WINNERS of the 18th Competition on the left side screen after the competition.

The following guidelines and application forms will be needed by pianists participating in the 2020 18th Washington International Piano Artist Competition:

2021 Competition Guidelines & Application Forms (Word)

2021 Competition Guidelines & Application Forms (pdf)

1) Composition of Ignacy Ian Paderewski Donated by Dr. Wanda O'Brien-Trefil
($250
)

2) Composition of Frederyck Chopin Donated by Dr. Wanda O'Brien-Trefil ($250)

(Many other special awards are listed in the COMPETITION GUIDELINES

The following may be helpful to pianists visiting DC:

Hotels.com website: Tabard Inn Hotel: Places to stay that you can find near Du Pont Circle East side or West a longer walk. This is near RED LINE METRO, so accomodations elsewhere are possible with connections via METRO. VA offers lower taxes on food and accomodations: Rosslyn or near Regan Airport is OK as long as you are close to METRO,

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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
12-2014 Michael Slavin
13-2015 Michael Cheung
14-2016 Ken Iisaka
15-2017 Hiroaki Taniguchi

16-2018 Yiran Wang
17-2019 Jonathan Lee
18-2020 Cancelled

18-2021 Irene Longacre Whiteside

See HIGHLIGHTS PAGE OF WEBSITE (LINK ABOVE) FOR RECORDINGS, PREVIOUS COMPETITION PROGRAMS, AND PRESS COVERAGES OF PAST COMPETITIONS THESE CAN BE USEFUL TO THOSE PIANISTS CONSIDERING APPLICATIONS FOR THE WASHINGTON INTERNATIONAL PIANO ARTISTS COMPETITION.