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COLORADO INTERNATIONAL PIANO ACADEMY AND FESTIVAL
INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION

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PERFORM. COMPETE. GROW.

Join us for the 2024 Colorado International Piano Academy and Festival's International Piano Competition this summer in Greeley at the University of Northern Colorado. The competition welcomes pianists from all over the world including representation from China, Taiwan, Korea, Costa Rica, and Mexico.

 

Pianists entering in the CIPAF competitive divisions will have the chance to compete for over $7500 in cash prizes.

Winner's will potentially receive invitations to later performance opportunities both in future CIPAF Festivals as well as in China, Korea, and Washington D.C.

ELEGIBILITY
 

DIVISION A / COMPETITIVE

Group 1–5*
1: 9 and under
2: 10-12
3: 13-15
4: 16-18
5: 19-35

 

DIVISION B / NON-COMPETITIVE

Group 1–5*
1: 9 and under
2: 10-12
3: 13-15
4: 16-18
5: 19-35

 

TEACHER DIVISION / COMPETITIVE

Age 22 and above*
 

PIANO DUO AND 4-HANDS DIVISION / COMPETITIVE

Group 1–3*
1: under 12

2: 13-18
3: 19-35


 

* AGE AS OF JULY 30, 2024

REPERTOIRE & TIMING

 

APPLICATION REPERTOIRE REQUIREMENTS
Submit video links (YouTube, Vimeo, BilliBilli) with your application.

You must include at least two contrasting piano works.

A single movement from a multi-movement work is acceptable.

 

LIVE COMPETITION TIMINGS

SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

DIVISION A / COMPETITIVE

Group 1–2: At least one solo piano work (4 minutes)

Group 3–5: At least two contrasting solo piano works (12 minutes)

DIVISION B / NON-COMPETITIVE

Group 1–2: At least one solo piano work (2 minutes)

Group 3–5: At least two contrasting solo piano works (6 minutes)

TEACHER DIVISION / COMPETITIVE

At least one solo piano work (8 minutes)

PIANO DUO AND 4-HANDS DIVISION / COMPETITIVE

Group 1–2: At least one piano work for piano duet (4 minutes)

Group 3: At least one work for piano duet (8 minutes)

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COMPETITION RULES

- All pieces must be performed from memory except for the Piano Duo Division/Four Hands.

- Repertoire for Audition and Competition can be repeated or different.

- Single movements from a multi-movement work are acceptable.

- Live competition performance will be stopped if it exceeds the time limit but will not affect the evaluation.

- The contestant can choose the first piece to perform.

- The jury may stop the piece and move on to the next piece but will not affect the evaluation.


PRIZES AND CASH AWARDS

WINNER'S CERTIFICATE

All prize winners will receive a 2024 CIPAF International Piano Competition Winner's Certificate.

CASH PRIZES (USD)

Awarded to the first, second, and third place winners in each category and/or group.

DIVISION A / COMPETITIVE

Group 1: $100; $50; $25

Group 2: $200; $100; $50

Group 3: $300, $150; $100

Group 4: $500; $250; $150

Group 5: $1000; $500; $250

DIVISION B / NON-COMPETITIVE

No cash awards.

TEACHER DIVISION / COMPETITIVE

$500; $250; $150

PIANO DUO AND 4-HANDS DIVISION / COMPETITIVE

Group 1–3: $300; $150; $100

Award to be shared among the duo members.

The judges of the CIPAF International Competition and the CIPA Artistic Director reserve the right to all final decisions regarding competition results and the awarding of prizes.

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GROW FROM YOUR SUCCESS!

Winner's may recieve scholarship offers for future years of the CIPAF Festival and International Competition.


First Prize Winners of the CIPAF International Competition may receive the following performance invitations:​

• Performance in the future CIPAF Concert Series 

• Performances in China (Beijing, Tianjin, Shenzhen)

• Performances in Korea (Seoul)

• Performance in Washington D.C. 

 

Travel to and from the performance location is the performer’s responsibility. Local housing and transportation will be provided by hosting organization.

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