2016 Olga Kern International Piano Key Dates

The Olga Kern International Piano Competition provides the New Mexico Philharmonic’s audiences an opportunity to see developing world-class pianists at the beginning of their professional careers. 

2016 Piano Competition Key Dates

June 1, 2016: Application Deadline

The Competition is open to pianists of all nationalities who will be between the ages of 18 and 32 on November 19, 2016. Participation in the Competition is conditional on a candidate submitting the required documents and recordings by June 1, 2016.

August 1, 2016: Contestants Announced

The 2016 Olga Kern International Piano Competition applicants will be assessed by the Selection Jury. The Selection Jury will admit 20–24 contestants to compete in Albuquerque. The list of candidates invited to the competition will be made public by August 1, 2016.

November 13-20, 2016: Competition

The final round of the 2016 Olga Kern International Piano Competition will feature the Competition’s finalists in performance with the New Mexico Philharmonic. In addition to a cash prize, the winner will be awarded concert engagements throughout the US and Europe. The Competition will be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA, from November 13–November 20, 2016.

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