THE TWENTY-FIFTH NEW ORLEANS
INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION
July 20-27, 2014

 

Cash Prizes and Performance
Fees Totaling Over $35,000


including performances with the

– Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra
– Acadiana Symphony Orchestra
– Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra
– Solo Recital, London’s Wigmore Hall


sponsored by the

MUSICAL ARTS SOCIETY OF NEW ORLEANS

For more information, contact:
Dr. Daniel Weilbaecher, Director
Musical Arts Society of New Orleans
P.O. Box 750698
New Orleans, LA 70175
telephone: 504.899.4826
email: director@masno.org
www.masno.org


Competition Description

The goal of the competition is to provide opportunities for the most gifted and communicative musicians to further their careers and to offer to the community an opportunity to discover the world’s finest pianistic talents. To this end, the Twenty-fifth New Orleans International Piano Competition (NOIPC) will be held in conjunction with the Annual Summer Keyboard Festival, both hosted by the Musical Arts Society of New Orleans, July 19-27, 2014.

Competition Prizes

First Prize $15,000

($5,000 cash award, $10,000 performance fees*)

including these performances:


Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra

Acadiana Symphony Orchestra

Baton Rouge Symphony

Solo performance, Wigmore Hall, London
Second Prize $10,000 ($8,000 cash award, $2,000 performance fees)
Third Prize $5,000 ($4,000 cash award, $1,000 performance fees)
Semifinalist Prizes (9) $600


* Performance engagements and their associated fees are offered the winner of
the competition in good faith at the time of the competition. The Musical Arts
Society of New Orleans retains the right to rescind any and all performance
engagements for any of (but not limited to) the following reasons:
1) failure to honor the contracted date for the performance
2) failure to represent the New Orleans International Piano Competition in
the professional manner expected of its winner

Competition Rules

1. The Competition is open to pianists of any age and nationality. Previous First Prize winners are not eligible to compete again.
2. Competitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and expenses. Housing, practice facilities, and some meals will be provided.
3. Incomplete or late applications will not be consid ered. ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS MUST BE POSTMARKED
NO LATER THAN MARCH 14, 2014.
4. Decisions of the Competition Committee, the Competition Jury, and the Musical Arts Society of New Orleans Board of Directors are final in all matters.

Repertoire Requirements

RECORDED/PRELIMINARY ROUND
Any solo piano repertoire selected by the competitor, not to exceed forty-­five minutes in length. Individual movements of sonatas are acceptable in this round only. Some material from the Preliminary/Recorded Round MUST be included in either Semifinal Round I or Semifinal Round II. This repertoire from the recording will receive special consideration from the preliminary judges, and, if possible, should be placed first on the submitted recordings.

SEMIFINAL ROUND I
A memorized public recital, not to exceed thirty-­five minutes in length, consisting of works chosen by the competitor. All twelve semifinalists will advance to Semifinal Round II.

SEMIFINAL ROUND II
A memorized public recital, not to exceed twenty minutes in length, consisting of works chosen by the competitor which have not been used in Semifinal Round I. Three contestants will be chosen to advance to the Final Round.

FINAL ROUND
A memorized public recital, not to exceed fifty minutes in length, consisting of works not performed by the competitor in the Semifinal Rounds.

Application Instructions
Please submit the following materials by the deadline of March 14, 2014:

1. The completed Application Form. This is available for completion and submission online or may be downloaded and returned via email as an attachment or via regular mail.
Download a printable application form

2. Nonrefundable application fee of $100 payable in US dollars with a check (made payable to MASNO) drawn on a bank in the U.S. or money order processable through the US banking system. The Application Fee may also be paid online by clicking this link. Pay online.

For electronic wire transfer of funds through your bank, some of the following information may be required:

credit to: Musical Arts Society of New Orleans
acct. #: 710522738
Whitney National Bank
SWIFT: whitus44
Whitney routing#: 065000171


3. Three copies of the Preliminary/Recorded Round CD, labeled with selections and timings only. The disc and its jewel case should NOT display the competitor's name or in any way identify the competitor. If shipping discs separately from application, please indicate clearly the identity of the competitor on the disc without labeling the disc itself.

Please click here to see a listing of the Previous Finalists

Applications may be mailed to:
Musical Arts Society of New Orleans
P.O. Box 750698
New Orleans, La 70175-0698

If physical address is required, send to:
MASNO
1930 General Pershing St.
New Orleans, LA 70115

For more information contact
Dr. Daniel Weilbaecher,
Director New Orleans International Piano Competition
P.O. Box 750698
New Orleans, LA 70175-0698
Telephone: (504) 899-4826
Email:director@masno.org
http://www.masno.org

ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS MUST BE POSTMARKED NO LATER THAN March 14, 2014.
ALL APPLICANTS WILL BE NOTIFIED OF THEIR STATUS BY MAY 28, 2014.

 

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