• Piano Competition 1

    Finalists of the 2015 Competition

  • Piano Competition 2

    2015 Chautauqua Piano Competition Winners

  • Piano Competition 3

    2014 Chautauqua Piano Competition Second Prize winner Felisien Ng (Oberlin) and First Prizewinner Vincent Ip (Manhattan School of Music)

The 23rd annual Chautauqua Piano Competition is a highlight of the summer, and is open only to students enrolled in the program. The solo competition will take place during the fifth week of our program; participation in the solo competition is expected. All rounds are open to the public.

Competition Repertoire *

Preliminary Round: 13-15 minutes; free choice of repertoire representing at least two clearly contrasting style periods.

Final Round: 25-30 minutes; free choice of repertoire representing at least two clearly contrasting style periods. Repertoire may be repeated from the Preliminary Round.

* Please note:

  • Solo piano music only; transcriptions are acceptable.
  • Excerpted complete movements from multi-movement works are acceptable.
  • All traditional repertoire must be performed from memory. Works written post-1960 may be performed with score at the discretion of the faculty.
  • Returning students may not use repertoire they have previously performed in this competition.
  • Previous first-place winners may not compete.