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Smetana International Piano Competition

Next competition:
13. - 19.11.2018
Next deadline: 31.08.2018
Categories for the next competition: piano

City: Pilsen (Czech Republic)
Age range: 1-30 (3 age categories)
Structure: Between one and three rounds, depending on age category
Cycle: every two years
Categories: piano
Organiser: Conservatory of Pilsen
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Website: www.piano-competition.com

Rules: The competition is open to Czech and foreign pianists.

Age groups

  • First category: age limit of 16 years (born in 2002 and later). The competition of the First category consists of one round.
  • Second category: age limit of 20 years (born in 1998 and later). The competition of the Second category consists of two rounds.
  • Third category: age limit of 30 years (born in 1988 and later). The competition of the Third category consists of three rounds.

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First category:

  1. 1st prize: CZK 10, 000
  2. 2nd prize: CZK 5, 000
  3. 3rd prize: CZK 3, 000

Second category:

  1. 1st prize: CZK 30, 000
  2. 2nd prize: CZK 15, 000
  3. 3rd prize: CZK 8, 000

Third category:

  1. 1st prize: CZK 50, 000
  2. 2nd prize: CZK 25, 000
  3. 3rd prize: CZK 12, 000

Special Smetana Prize CZK 30, 000


Online Application only. Possible from 1st January 2018.



Smetana International Piano Competition celebrated  its 50th anniversary in March 2012. In the past, many great concert pianists won Smetana Competition. The history of the Competition goes back to the year 1963.
Smetana International Piano Competition offers competition repertoire that respects the musical freedom. Each candidate can choose the Smetana programme with a personal emphasis on virtuoso, lyrical or dance style. More than half of the Competition repertoire still consists of the Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin or Liszt compositions, personally chosen by competitors.


Last updated: 19.10.2016

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