The 9th Annual J.Y. Park Piano Competition

Important Dates

Application Deadline:    March   9, 2024 (on-line submission)

Notification:                   March 18, 2024

Audition Date:               April    13, 2024
Award Ceremony:         April    14, 2024


The Competition:

Eligibility:     Students living and/or studying in Connecticut, or the following three counties in New York-

                      Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess.
Divisions:    Junior Division:  Ages 10 – 13, as of April 1, 2024

                      Senior Division: Ages 14 – 18, as of April 1, 2024

                      Junior Division Four Hand: The age of first student 11-13, as of April 1, 2024

                                                                 The age of second student are 10 - 18 as of April 1, 2024

                                 The first student must have participated Junior Solo Division in prior years                                                                   and won an award including honorable mention. 

Required Repertoire:

Junior Division Four Hand:

                                          1)  Compulsory work: Dolly Suite, Opus 56, Movements 1 & 2

                                                                   by Gabriel Fauré

                                2)  A Contrasting work for piano four hands 

                                Note: student must alternate the position for the second piece. 

                                          Repertoire does  NOT have to be performed from memory.

                                          Students can be from different teacher.

                                          All Students may compete in solo competition in proper solo division.

Junior Division Solo:                                

                                1)  Compulsory work: Sonata in G Minor, Opus 49, No 1, I. Andante

                                                                   by Ludwig Van Beethoven.   

                                2)  A Baroque work or Romantic work
                                3)  An American work (jazz compositions are acceptable)
Senior Division Solo:                                    

                                1)  Compulsory work: Sonata in B-Flat Major, Opus 22, I. Allegro Con brio 
                                                                   by Ludwig Van Beethoven.                                                                                                           2)  A Baroque work 

                                3)  A 19th, 20th or 21st Century work

                                4)  An American work (jazz compositions are acceptable). 


 All works must be for solo acoustic piano and all repertoire must be performed from memory.   

Application Procedure:

  Entire application will be paperless. 
  Please read application instruction at the end of application form


Junior Division Four Hands:

1st Prize:                                  $  250 each
2nd Prize:                                 $  200 each
3rd Prize:                                  $ 150 each

Honorable Mention(2)               $ 100 each

Junior Division Solo:

1st Prize:                                  $  300
2nd Prize:                                 $  250
3rd Prize:                                  $  200
Honorable mention(s):              $ 100 (each)                       

Senior Division Solo:
1st Prize:                                   $ 1000

2nd Prize:                                  $   750
3rd Prize:                                   $   500
Honorable mention(s) :              $   250 (each)        

These prizes are provisional and the jury reserves the right to award selected prizes.

 All decisions of the competition jury are final.

All prizes will be awarded at the winner’s recital on Sunday, April 14, 2024, at 2:00 pm.

**Winning contestants must perform in the recital in order to receive their prize.  

Teacher's Awards: 
Teachers of each of the three Senior Division winners:  $300 each 

Teachers of each of the three Junior winners: $200 each 

Teachers of each Junior Four hands winners: $200 each

  (if students are from two different teachers, both teachers will get $200)

Teachers of honorable mention winners: $100 each 
 **Teachers must be present to receive award and judges’ comments.

Note:  No audio recording will be allowed during the competition and winner's recital.

           Electronic devices are not permitted in the recital hall.