♫ 2017♫
15th Washington International Piano Artists Competition

FIRST PRIZE WINNER
$3,000 GRAND PRIZE

GRAND PRIX CONCERT IN INTERNATIONAL EMBASSY
IN WASHINGTON, DC

SOLO RECITAL
IN WASHINGTON, DC

SECOND PRIZE
$2000

THIRD PRIZE
$1000

3 HONORARABLE MENTION AWARDS
$250 EACH

DISCRETIONARY AWARDS
$250 EACH

MOST IMAGINATIVE
PROGRAMMING
ROMANTIC PERIOD
BAROQUE PERIOD
CLASSICAL PERIOD
COMTEMPORARY PERIOD
AMERICAN COMPOSER
PRESS JURY AWARD
AUDIENCE AWARD

SPECIAL AWARDS
$250 Each

BACH PERFORMANCE
BEETHOVEN PERFORMANCE
CHOPIN PERFORMANCE
LISZT PERFORMANCE
RAVEL PERFORMANCE

All information subject to change

 

WASHINGTON INTERNATIONAL PIANO ARTISTS COMPETITION

The 15th Washington International
Piano Artists Competition
August 3-6, 2017 dates are
confirmed.
Application Forms are now available.

2017 WIPAC Competition Guidelines and Application Forms (doc)

2017 WIPAC Competition Guidelines and Application Forms (pdf)

Locations, Directions and Travel Information
Updated June 30th, 2016

(The above file will be updated as additional venues are arranged. Pianists should register and sign up for practice time at The GWU Music Department, Rome Hall, Room B120, upon arrival.)

The Final Round of the Competition is followed by an Award Ceremony and Celebratory Dinner. With your support this will be, as it has been for many years, one of the great summer events in Washington, DC.

WIPAC solicits membership donations in support of its mission and this competition, and relies heavily on public support to achieve its mission. Your donations are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. Please be generous.

Paypal (Donations & Payments Link is also available for your convenience)

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PROGRAM (sans Cover Sheets) from 2016)

Highlights (VIDEO & MP3) 2016 Washington International Piano Artists Competition

Check out: FestivalDC.com for press coverages

Photos by Claudette

FIRST PRIZE WINNER
Ken Iiasaka

SECOND PRIZE WINNER
Jeanne Backofen Craig

THIRD PRIZE WINNER
Ferdy Talan

AUDIENCE & PRESS AWARDS
Jeanne Backofen Craig

SPECIAL AWARDS:  Best performances for………

BACH -  Reiko Osawa
Chromatic Fantasy & Fugue

BEETHOVEN - Ken Iisaka, Beethoven
Sonata 32, Op. 111

CHOPIN – Suzanna Laramee
Trois Nouvelles Etudes

Liszt - Deirbhile Brennan
Les Jeux d'eau à la Villa d'Este
(from Années de Pèlerinage: Troisième Année)

RAVEL – Ken Iisaka
Sonatine

BAROQUE –
Deirbhile Brennan
Ramau-Gavotte & 6 Doubles

CONTEMPORARY –
Ferdy Talan
Leoš Janáček 1. X., 1905

CLASSICAL - 
Andre Leonard
Beethoven Sonatas No. 7 & 12, semi and final rounds

ROMANTIC  -  Simon Finlow
Balakirev-Islamy

MOST IMAGINATIVE
PROGRAMMING
Ferdy Talan

SPIRIT OF THE NON-PROFESSIONAL PIANISTS
Neil McKelvie

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(Last Revision: December 22, 2016 ; all competition events subject to change)

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LIST OF PAST WINNERS OF
THE WIPAC WASHINGTON INTERNATIONAL PIANO ARTISTS COMPETITION


1-2003 Paul Romero
2-2004 Jim Allison
3-2005 Henri Delbeau
4-2006 Christopher Shih
5-2007 Jelena Vladikovic
6-2008 Vincent Schmithorst
7-2009 Tzu-Feng Liu
8-2010 Viscount Thurston
9-2011 Ali Mushtaq
10-2012 Keng Siong Sim
11-2013 Matthias Fischer
12-2014 Michael Slavin
13-2015 Michael Cheung
14-2016 Ken Iisaka
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LINK TO HIGHLIGHTS, PHOTOS, PROGRAMS, RECORDINGS OF LIVE PERFORMANCES

For your general Interest the following program from 2015 is provided here while the 2016 Program for the competition is in preparation.