The 2022 Olga Kern International Piano Competition applications now accepted through May 2, 2022! Participation in the Competition is conditional on a candidate submitting the required documents and recordings by this date.
For the 2022 Third Olga Kern International Piano Competition In-Person Second Round, the competitors perform a 60-minute recital before an audience in Albuquerque. Recitals are recorded on video and livestreamed on the Competition website.
For the Virtual First Round, competitors will perform a 45-minute prerecorded recital that will be streamed from July 20–24, 2022. Recitals are recorded on video and live-streamed on the Competition website. Music in the Virtual First Round may be repeated from the screening round, however, it must be included as a new recording as part of the new recorded performance for the Virtual First Round.
The Semifinal Round contestants will perform a chamber music work on the evening of Thursday, October 27, 2022. This round consists of a performance of a choice of a Brahms Violin Sonata with a guest Violin Soloist. The round will take place at Robertson & Sons Violin Shop Recital Hall, 201 Carlisle Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110 at 6:30 pm.
For the 2022 Third Olga Kern International Piano Competition Final Round, the finalists will perform a concerto with the New Mexico Philharmonic on Saturday, October 29, 2022, at 6 p.m. at Popejoy Hall. At the end of the concert, the Jury will deliberate and announce the winner and subsequent positions of the remaining competitors. The audience will fill out a ballot or vote on the website for the Audience Award.
The Awards Ceremony and Winners’ Recital will take place on Sunday, October 30, 2022, at 3 p.m. at Immanuel Presbyterian Church. The performance order and repertoire will be decided on Saturday, October 29. The repertoire choices will be made by Olga Kern as well as members of the Jury and will include works previously performed during the First and Second Rounds of the Competition.
Rules and regulations governing the 2022 Competition rounds and FAQs.
The 2022 Competition is open to pianists of all nationalities who will be between the ages of 18 and 32 on October 30, 2022. Participation in the Competition is conditional on a candidate submitting the required application documents and repertoire for consideration by May 10, 2022.
The Third Olga Kern International Piano Competition awards include more than $30,000 in cash prizes. In addition to a cash prize, First Prize winner will perform in multiple concert engagements through the end of 2024.