Each year, St. Cecilia Music Center holds its Piano Concerto Competition for students in grades 6-12. The winner of the competition will play the required piano concerto with SCMC’s top youth orchestra, Philharmonic, at its winter concert on Saturday, January 14, 2023.

This year’s concerto is: Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 2, Movement 1

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  November 4, 2022
COMPETITION DATE:  Saturday, December 3, 2022 | 9am-12pm

CONTESTANTS MUST:

  • be in grades 6-12.
  • not be a previous winner.
  • provide their own second piano accompanist for the competition.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • The concerto must be memorized.
  • Cadenzas other than the one in the specified edition will be considered.
  • Auditions are closed. Parents and teachers will not be permitted in the audition room. Exception: a parent or teacher may play the piano reduction of the orchestral part for the soloist.
  • Tape recorders are prohibited in the audition room and adjoining areas.