Carmel Music Society
All Day, Saturday, June 9, 2018 :: Sunset Center, Carmel
Free Admission to All Events
Since 1976, Carmel Music Society has sponsored an annual competition in a three year cycle: Piano, Voice, and Instrumentalists. As of 2016, the competition has been re-established as a Biennial Piano Competition and 2018 marks our 40th competition.
The 2018 Competition is open to pianists who reside, study, or were born in California, Oregon or Washington State and are between the ages of 18 and 30 on June 9, 2018.
The finalists are competing for cash prizes totaling $10,000 plus a recital presented by Carmel Music Society at Sunset Center next season.
The initial round is by audio CD. A panel of judges in Carmel will choose the pianists who will appear in the Finals. Click the links below to download rules and application form
The Finals will take place on the Sunset Center stage. Each of the finalists will present a varied program of 20-25 minutes. Open free to the general public. No ticket necessary.
Winners' Concert, 8:00pm
The winners will be announced at the conclusion of the Finals, and the three winning pianists will present their programs that evening in the Awards Concert. This concerrt is also open free to the public, and no ticket is necessary.
First Prize $5,000 (includes a solo recital in the CMS 2018-19 season)
Second Prize $2,000 :: Third Prize $1,500
All other finalists receive $500.