Carmel Music Society
Carmel Music Society is delighted to announce our 40th competition. In 1976 the Society established an annual competition with a three-year cycle: Piano, Voice, and Instrumentalists. In 2016 we re-established it as a Biennial Piano Competition.
The finalists on June 9, 2018, will be competing for cash prizes totaling $10,000 plus a recital presented by Carmel Music Society next season.
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 initial application is by audio CD. A panel of judges in Carmel will choose the Finalists. The postmark deadline to enter the preliminary round is February 14, 2018, and there is an entry fee of $60. Please follow the links below to download rules and application form.
Finals and Awards Concert
The Finals will take place on the Sunset Center stage. Each of the finalists will present a varied program of 20-25 minutes.
Carmel Music Society welcomes three distinguished artists as judges for our 2018 Finals: Heidi Hau, pianist, winner of Carmel Music Society's 1999 Competition;
Awards Concert, 8:00pm
The prize 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.
We cordially welcome audience members to Sunset Theater for the Finals and the Winners' Concert on June 9. Admission is free all day and no ticket is needed.
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.
More Information for Applicants: