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The Musical Arts Society of New Orleans presentsthe 28th New Orleans International Piano Competition (NOIPC)
The 28th New Orleans International Piano Competition will take place JULY 17-24, 2022. 
Applications are currently open.
THE DEADLINE TO APPLY HAS BEEN EXTENDED to April 9, 2022.


Official Statement from the Musical Arts Society of New Orleans |The New Orleans International Piano Competition

We are deeply saddened by and strongly condemn the invasion of Ukraine and the insurmountable hardships and suffering that have been so unnecessarily inflicted on so many. Additionally, we recognize and are greatly troubled by the global unrest and insecurity that continues as a result. 

We are continually assessing the situation not only for artists and competitors, but also for our own organization in order to best be able to serve and welcome those who share our commitment and belief -- that music has and always will be a power that unites the world in beauty and in peace. 

At this time, the application deadline for the 2022 New Orleans International Piano Competition has been extended to April 9, 2022. The date for the Semifinalist Announcement will not change, and is scheduled to be May 25. The dates of the live Semifinal and Final rounds of the competition will also remain the same - July 17-24, 2022.

  
OVERVIEW
Cash, Performance, and Recording Prizes Totaling Over $77,000
including performances with the
  • Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Acadiana Symphony Orchestra
  • Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra
Also included in the prize
  • A Studio Recording on the Steinway & Sons Label
  • Solo Recital on the Tuesday Matinee Series in New York's Merkin Concert Hall, 2023-2024 Season
  • Solo Recital on the University of New Orleans Musical Excursions Series, 2023-2024 Season
Additional Details
  • The application deadline is April 9, 2022.
  • The 12 semifinalists invited to New Orleans to compete in the NOIPC will be announced by May 25, 2022.
  • There is no age restriction for applicants.
  • All competitors are required to adhere to the COVID-19 Guidelines and Restrictions of the City of New Orleans. Current guidelines can be found at https://ready.nola.gov/home/ 

The 2022 NOIPC Jurors
Recorded/Preliminary Round
  • Alan Chow, USA
  • Jonathan Bass, USA
  • Nancy Weems, USA
Semifinal and Final Rounds
  • Natalya Antonova, USA
  • Brian Hsu, USA
  • Igal Kesselman, Israel/USA
  • Ursula Oppens, USA
  • Antonio Pompa-Baldi, Italy/USA
  • Alan Chow, Chairman of the Jury, USA

Competition Prizes
FIRST PRIZE
  • $55,000
    • $5,000 cash award, $10,000 performance fees*
    • Studio Recording on the Steinway & Sons Label value of $40,000
  • 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 2023-2024 Season.
    • Solo Recital on the University of New Orleans Musical Excursions Series, 2022-2023 Season
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

JURY DISCRETIONARY PRIZE given in honor of Daniel Weilbaecher
  • $1,000

*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

For more information, contact:
Cara McCool Woolf, Executive & Artistic 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