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International Cochran Piano Competition 2023

  • Applications open: 5 September 2022
  • Applications close: 30 November 2022
  • Video Submission (after registration) close: 30 April 2023

Welcome to the sixth edition of the International Cochran Piano Competition.


International Cochran Piano Competition is an online piano competition that gives you a chance to focus on your professional, artistic, and personal development.

The Competition was created in 2014 as the first entirely online piano competition in the world and was inspired by the music of Julian Cochran – Australian composer. So far, five editions have taken place, in which 500 pianists from all over the world participated. Its unique formula allows participants to submit recordings of their performances digitally, with no traveling required. The repertoire has to consist of Julian Cochran’s music. As the Competition is supposed to be accessible for everyone, there is no upper age limit.


  • No upper age limit
  • Video selection only (one round)
  • Contestants are not required to play from memory


  • Applications open – Monday 5 September 2022
  • Applications close –  Wednesday 30 November 2022
  • Video Submission Deadline – Sunday 30 April 2023
  • Laureates announced – Friday 30 June 2023
  • Residency in Monaco – TBA
  • Residency in Adelaide – TBA

Total Prizes value: 20 000 EUR


  • written feedback on performance from all Jury Members;
  • a one-on-one online conversation with the jury member of the Participant's choice (after the final Competition results are announced);
  • music scores (hard copies of up to 10 of Julian Cochran’s chosen works sent to the Participant's address via post).

3 TOP pianists will receive:

  • MONACO RESIDENCY award including:

– private lessons conducted by Julian Cochran / CD recording preparations
– round trip to Monaco
– hotel
– full board
– sightseeing tour (possible cycling experience in Alps with Julian Cochran and CEO of the Julian Cochran Foundation)

    participation in the International Cochran Music Festival (Adelaide) including: 
– round trip to Australia
– two lessons conducted by Gil Sullivan
– two lessons conducted by Julian Cochran
– two concerts in newly built Baroque Hall and Town Hall (Adelaide)
– CD recording sessions
– professional video concert production


Total time of submitted video recordings must be:

  • 15-20 minutes of music by Julian Cochran – participant’s own choice of Cochran’s works

Excerpts of all scores of Julian Cochran’s works as well as recordings of selected compositions can be found HERE.


The performances are evaluated by the Jury consisting of prominent, award-winning musicians who do not communicate between one another – so far, these have included Dina Yoffe, Tobias Koch, Yejin Gil, Stuart Isacoff, Roberto Prosseda, Jacob Shaw, Gil Sullivan, Krzysztof Jabłoński, and Kevin Kenner. Moreover, not only do they assign scores, but they also provide written feedback for every participant, as one of the core assumptions of the Competition is to provide the contestants with an opportunity to develop. Each participant is also offered a Zoom conversation with the Jury member of their choice.  


The steps will be as follows:

1) log in to our Acceptd account (by November 30, 2022)
2) receive Julian Cochran’s scores*
3) record and submit videos (by April 30, 2023)

*50% of all the scores are available on the International Cochran Piano Competition website. All participants will receive up to ten chosen Cochran’s works in a PDF version without the last page sent via email within 7 working days upon registration. Full original printed copies of the scores will be sent to each participant via post within 14 working days upon registration.  


We charge a non-refundable application fee of 75 US dollars.  There are no additional costs involved.


There is no upper age limit, however we do require artists to be at least 18 years old by September 5, 2022.


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The International Cochran Piano Competition is run by the Julian Cochran Foundation. Find out more at