Catholic University of America Piano Competition
Tuesday, July 25, and Wednesday, July 26, 2017, Ward Recital Hall
The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC
The competition is open to all participants of the 2017 Washington International
Pre-college (up to 18) and College/Professional (18 and up)
Each participant needs to present a 15-minute program of solo piano works
representing at least 2 stylistic periods. The program must include one
piano miniature (less than 4 minutes long). All repertoire must be performed
from memory.Competitors who choose to play a sonata or suite will be allowed
to play a single movement.
1st Prize: Diploma and Gold Medal
The 1st Prize winner of the College/Professional category will be invited
to present solo piano recital during the 2017-18 concert season of the
Washington International Piano Series at CUA in Washington, DC. Transportation
and accommodation will be paid by the WIPF. Only one 1st Prize will be
awarded in each category.
2nd Prize: Diploma and Silver Medal
3rd Prize: Diploma and Bronze Medal
Honorable Mention Diplomas
except the 1st Prize can be shared. The WIPF reserves the right to give
additional prizes. Prizes will be presented at the Gala Concert of the
Prizewinners of the Catholic University Piano Competition on Saturday,
July 29, 2017, at 6:45 pm, in Ward Recital Hall. All winners are required
The CUA Piano Competition will be judged by piano faculty and guest artists
of the 2017 WIPF. Judges' decisions are final. Judges are not obligated
to award all prizes. Judges have the right to interrupt a performance
during the competition.
The CUA Piano Competition Preliminary Round will take place in Ward Recital
Hall on Tuesday, July 25, from 10:00
am to 6:00 pm (with a lunch break from noon to 1:00 pm). The Final Round
will take place on Wednesday, July 26, 2017, at 7:00 pm. Competitors will
perform in alphabetical order.
There will be a Gala Concert of the Prizewinners of the Catholic University
of America Piano Competition on Saturday, July 29, 2017, at 6:45 pm, in
Ward Recital Hall. All winners are required to participate.
participants in the CUA Piano Competition will be automatically considered
for selection at the Kennedy Center Concerts (no separate audition will
be required). Competitors who do not wish to be considered for the Kennedy
Center performances should indicate "CUAPC ONLY" on their WIPF
**On your application, please
indicate the events for which you would like to be considered by following
the directions printed below:
If you would like to audition ONLY for the Kennedy Center concerts: please
indicate "KC ONLY" in your WIPF festival application.
If you would like to audition ONLY for the Catholic University Piano Competition,
please indicate "CUAPC ONLY" inyour WIPF festival application.
If you would like to be considered for BOTH the Kennedy Center concerts
AND the Catholic University Piano Competition, please indicate "KC
AND CUAPC" in your WIPF application.
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