Acclaimed careers begin here.
The Olga Kern International Piano Competition (OKIPC) provides the New Mexico Philharmonic’s audiences an opportunity to see developing world-class pianists at the beginning of their professional careers. The finalists and winners of the Competition will go on to long and acclaimed careers across the globe, performing before diverse audiences on every continent. They will be known always, wherever they go, as winners of the Competition which is presented by the New Mexico Philharmonic. And the New Mexico Philharmonic audiences will always remember that their careers began here.
The competition takes place every 3 years in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and is open to pianists 18 to 32 years old.