2016 Award-Winners

2016 Award-Winners Winners of the inaugural Olga Kern International Piano Competition were showcased in a public recital and awards ceremony at 3 p.m. on Sunday, November 20, 2016 at the National Hispanic Cultural Center. The young pianists were awarded $30,000 in prize money. In addition to a cash prize, the winner will receive a professional recording on the

Press Release / Friday, November 18, 2016: Four Finalists Selected

Four Finalists Selected in Prestigious Olga Kern International Piano Competition Pianists To Perform in Saturday’s ‘Stars of the Future’ Concert at Popejoy Hall, Sunday’s Recital at National Hispanic Cultural Center. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Friday, November 18, 2016 ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – From a field of 21 of the world’s best young pianists, four finalists from

2016 Piano Competition Live Stream Replay

JOIN US Live Watch the 2016 Olga Kern International Piano Competition Live Stream Replay! Watch the magic of music and see the future take shape before your eyes. Don't miss the 2016 Olga Kern International Piano Competition Live Stream starting at 8:55 am Mountain Standard Time on selected dates from November 14, 2016 through November

2016 Program Book

Competition Program Book

2016 Piano Competition Rules & Regulations

Rules & Regulations for the 2016 Competition Rounds Drawing Performance order will be determined on the evening of Sunday, November 13.  The drawing reception will take place at the Crown Plaza Hotel, located at 1901 University Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102. The contestant who draws “Number 1” will perform his/her solo recital first, followed

2016 Olga Kern International Piano Competition Participants Announced

2016 Olga Kern International Piano Competition Participants Announced The Olga Kern International Competition Selection Jury finalized their work on July 31, 2016. Twenty-four competitors, representing fifteen countries, have been selected to perform in Albuquerque, New Mexico for a panel of eight international jury members.  Olga Kern is the Artistic Director and President of

Rory Boyle Composes Music for 2016 Piano Competition

The Olga Kern International Piano Competition is honored to have Rory Boyle compose music for the 2016 Piano Competition.

2016 Piano Competition Key Dates Announced

2016 Piano Competition key dates have been announced! Get an overview of the application deadline, planned contestant announcements dates, and the Competition week schedule.

2016 Piano Competition Awards & Prizes

2016 Olga Kern International Piano Competition Awards & Prizes The 2016 Piano Competition awards include $30,000 in cash prizes. The first-prize winner will be awarded international concert engagements throughout the US and Europe and a professional recording. The 2016 Olga Kern International Piano Competition will be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA, from November 13–November 20, 2016. Announcement of winners

2016 Piano Competition Application Requirements

2016 Applications Applications Closed Applications submission for the 2016 Piano Competition are closed. Entries have been reviewed by the selection jury and participants have have been announced. Please join us for the next stage in the competition. Participants Announced View the Calendar 2016 Olga Kern International Piano Competition Application