2021 Competition

The 2021 San Jose International Piano Competition is open to pianists ages 8-18
The Competition will take place in June 16 – 20, 2021

The 2022 Competition will be open to pianists ages 18-32


The 2021 Competition has concluded.
To see replays of each category and see the Prize Winners, visit the 2021 SJIPC page!

Age Categories & Fees

The 2022 San Jose International Piano Competition is open to all pianists ages 18 – 32.
The contestant’s age should be calculated as of June 12th, 2022.

Age Category Fee
18-32 Senior Competition $175

2021 SJIPC Prizes

Repertoire Requirements

Submitted repertoire is subject to approval by the Competition Artistic Committee.
Pieces submitted for the “Preliminary Round” may also be performed during the virtual Competition.

Senior Competition (Ages 18-32)

Preliminary Round (Video submission with application):
3 Selections are required
Chopin Etude
First Movement of a Beethoven Sonata
Free Choice
Total Time limit = 20 minutes

First Competition Round:
Free Choice
Total Time Limit = 25-30 minutes

Second Competition Round:
Free Choice
Total Time Limit = 35-40 minutes

Final Round:
Free Choice
Must include a published work written no earlier than 1971 that is 5-10 minutes in duration
Total Time Limit = 50-60 minutes

2022 International Jury

Antonio Pompa-Baldi

President of the Jury
USA / Italy

Soyeon Kate Lee

2022 Jury Member
South Korea

Namik Sultanov

2022 Jury Member


Due to current uncertainties regarding global travel and the changing regulations regarding the ability for people to congregate inside of facilities in the San Francisco Bay Area, the 2021 San Jose International Piano Competition will take place in a virtual setting.

Applicants will submit unedited recordings of their repertoire and Jury members will review and discuss each performance. The jury members will watch performances in a live, webinar-like setting, which will also be available to the public. Winners will be selected based cumulative scores assigned by each jury member.


The Competition’s Fine Print, containing lots of very important information!
Please read this document in its entirety before applying to the Competition.

Daily Schedule

The Schedule is shown on the Streaming page.


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The San Jose International Piano Competition is a registered non-profit organization and exempt from federal income tax under Sections 501(c)(3) and 170(b)(1)(A)(vi) of the Internal Revenue Code. All contributions to our organization are tax deductible to the maximum extent allowed by law.