2022 Third Olga Kern International Piano Competition Awards & Prizes

The awards for the 2022 Third Olga Kern International Piano Competition include more than $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 2022 Third Olga Kern International Piano Competition will be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA, from October 23 through October 30, 2022. The announcement of winners will occur at the end of the Competition week. The Olga Kern International Piano Competition will award the following prizes and perks to the winners of the 2022 Competition:

First Prize

$15,000

In addition to the cash prize, the Olga Kern International Piano Competition will provide multiple concert engagements through the end of 2024 and a professional recording.

Second Prize

$10,000

Third Prize

$5,000

Best Contemporary Piece Prize

$1,000

Audience Award

$1,000

Aspiration Special Prize

$500

Best Bach Interpretation Prize

$500

Semifinalist Honorable Mention

$500

More prize opportunities, as well as increased awards, may become possible closer to the Competition time and will be announced as soon as they are available. Please check back to see the updated prize offerings.

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