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.


Applications for the 27th New Orleans International Piano Competition will be available January 1, 2018.


The 27th New Orleans International Piano Competition
Cash Prizes and Performance Fees Totaling Over $35,000
including performances with the
  • Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Acadiana Symphony Orchestra
  • Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra

The First Place Winner also receives an exclusive one-on-one career development consultation with executive leadership at Astral Artists. www.astralartists.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-sixth 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.

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



An exclusive one-on-one career development consultation with executive leadership at Astral Artists www.astralartists.org

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)

$750




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