Paderewski Youth Piano Competition

2021 Paderewski Festiavl Youth Piano Competition

The Paderewski Festival in Paso Robles announces its Fifteenth Annual Yuth Piano Competition. 

COMPPETITION AUDITIONS: ***Video Submisssions Only***

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, Occtober 1, 2021

RESULTS ANNOUNCED: Saturday, October 16, 2021

YOUTH COMPETITION WINNERS' RECITAL (Live and Virtual): Saturday, November 6, 2021 at 4 pm (PST)

Click HERE for application

The contest is open to piano students competing in two groups: Juniors (ages 9-14) and Seniors (ages 15-18). All contestants must currently study with an established piano teacher and reside within the following counties: Fresno, Monterey, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo. Residents of other California counties and professional pianists may not apply.

All Participants in the 2021 auditions will receive a certificate. Prizes ranging from $100-$750 will be awarded to the best performers in each category. The Competition Jury will be headed by pianist and composer, Marek Zebrowski, Director of the Polish Music Center at USC and Artistic Director of the Paderewski Festival in Paso Robles. Awards will be made at the discretion of the Jury, whose verdict shall be final. The Jury reserves the right to withhold a prize or prizes in each age group, and Jury decisions will not be subject to appeal.

Selected winners may also be chosen for the 2022 Paderewski Festival sponsored Cultural Exchange Program in Poland that includes workshops, master classes, and concerts in various historic venues in late June and early July 2022 

Click HERE for application

For information about the 2021 Youth Piano Competition please contact Emma Levine at 801.398.7639 or ellevine@calpoly.edu