NOIPC

THE TWENTY-SEVENTH NEW ORLEANS INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION

July 22-29, 2018

Loyola University, New Orleans

Twelve of the worlds most talented up-and-coming pianists are invited to New Orleans for a week of magnificent piano playing as semifinalists competing for performance and cash prizes totaling over $35,000. The NOIPC runs in conjunction with the New Orleans Piano Institute and Keyboard Festival featuring masterclasses and recitals open to the public.

Cash Prizes and Performance Fees Totaling Over $35,000
including performances with the
  • Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Acadiana Symphony Orchestra
  • Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra

Acceptance of APPLICATIONS for the 27th NOIPC begins  January 1, 2018, via GetAcceptd.com/NOIPC. All applicants are invited to apply by March 19, 2018. The 12 semifinalists invited to New Orleans to compete in the NOIPC will be announced by May 25, 2018. There is no age restriction for applicants.

The 2018 NOIPC Jurors
Recorded/Preliminary Round

  • Daniel Weilbaecher, USA
  • Raymond Gitz, USA
  • Frank Heneghan, Ireland
  • Brian Hsu, USA
  • Lina Morita, USA
Semifinal and Final Rounds
  • Jennifer Hayghe, USA
  • Igal Kesselman, Israel/USA
  • Alexandre Moutouzkine, Russia/USA
  • Nigel Rogers, United Kingdom
  • Gregory Sioles, USA
  • Nancy Weems, USA
  • Daniel Weilbaecher, Chairman of the Jury, USA

Competition Prizes
FIRST PRIZE

  • $15,000
    • ($5,000 cash award, $10,000 performance fees*)
  • Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra:
    • Season Subscription concert and Concerto Showcase
  • Acadiana Symphony Orchestra
  • Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra
  • Solo Recitals:
    • Solo Recital on the Tuesday Matinee Series in New York's Merkin Concert Hall for the 2019-2020 Season.
  • An exclusive one-on-one career development consultation with executive leadership at Astral Artists
SECOND PRIZE
  • $10,000
    • ($8,000 cash award, $2,000 performance fees)
  • Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra:
    • Concerto Showcase
  • Solo Recitals:
    • TBD
THIRD PRIZE
  • $5,000
    • ($4,000 cash award, $1,000 performance fee)
  • Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra:
    • Concerto Showcase
SEMIFINAL PRIZES
  • Nine (9) $750

*Performance engagements and their associated fees are offered the winners of the competition in good faith at the time of the competition by the auspices concerned. Final approval of artists, dates, and repertoire rests with artistic and administrative directors. 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 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-seventh New Orleans International Piano Competition (NOIPC) will be held in conjunction with the annual summer New Orleans Piano Institute and Keyboard Festival, both hosted by the Musical Arts Society of New Orleans.

For GUIDELINES, Competition RULES, and REPERTOIRE REQUIREMENTS, please CLICK HERE and follow the instructions for starting an application. ALL MATERIALS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE VIA GETACCEPTED.COM/NOIPC.




















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