About New York City International Piano Competition for Outstanding Amateurs
The purpose of the New York City International Piano Competition for Outstanding Amateurs is to provide a venue for accomplished amateur classical pianists who usually play only for friends and relatives in the sanctity of their living rooms. Emphasis will be more on the sharing and joy of music-making and less on the competition aspect. Modeled on the highly successful Concours des Grands Amateurs de Piano held annually in Paris, France, the Competition is open to anyone for whom playing the piano is more than a hobby but less than a profession.
2006 Gallery

competition winners 20062006 New York City International Piano Competition for Outstanding Amateurs award winners (left to right) Shinji Wada, Gold Medal Winner, Audience Award and Best Performance of a Modern Work; Michael Errico, Bronze Medal Winner and Best Performance of a Romantic Work; Stanley Sisskin, Silver Medal Winner and Best Performance of a Baroque and Classical Work and Allan Blumenthal, winner of Most Imaginative Program Award.

Competition Jury 2006Jury members(left to right): Martin Canin, the Juilliard School; Ana Maria Bottazzi, world renowned concert pianist; Eva Kovalik, the Juilliard School; Luiz de Moura Castro, Hartt Conservatory of Music.

 

 
 
Schedule:
Preliminary Round: May 5, 2006
Semifinal Round: May 6, 2006
Final Round: May 7, 2006

Awards:
The First Prize Winner will be awarded a cash prize of $1,000 plus a future New York City recital date.

Requirements:
Minimum age is 25 years as of May 1, 2006.

Performances:
Goethe Institut, 1014 Fifth Avenue(84th st.), NYC

Tickets:
Preliminary Rounds and Semifinal Round: $10
Final Round: $20

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Contact:
Piano Expression Ltd.
11 Queen Court
Park Ridge, NJ 07656
(201)391-9300
Email: phmeller@aol.com

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About Sponsor Piano Expression Ltd

The mission of Piano Expression Ltd, a non-profit organization, is to

  • (A) make available to the public the best NYC-based professional concert pianists in a monthly recital series extending from October thru June of the following year. The recitals will be given on the first Thursday of each month at an affordable price to the public. The 2004-’05 season will be held at the stately and elegant Goethe Institut, 1014 Fifth Avenue, (84th st.), NYC.
  • (B) produce the New York City International Piano Competition for Outstanding Amateurs. Modeled on the highly successful Concours des Grands Amateurs de Piano held annually in Paris, France, the New York City International Piano Competition for Outstanding Amateurs is open to anyone for whom playing the piano is more than a hobby but less than a profession.

This three day event, now in its sixth year, has proven to be a growing cultural event enthusiastically enjoyed by participants and audience alike, attracting pianists to New York City from England, France, Austria, Mexico, Japan as well as all across the U.S.

 

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