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The Teresa Carreño International Piano Competition is open to pianists of all nationalities between the ages of 18 and 32. Any individual born after May 10, 1985 may apply.



The pre-screening application is online and must be submitted electronically through our web partner GetAcceptd by January 31st 2017, available HERE. The following are the enclosures you will need to submit along your application:


IMPORTANT: Completion and submission of all necessary documentation is the responsibility of the contestant.

NOTIFICATION OF CANDIDATES: Applicants will be notified of their status after February 15th, 2017. An email giving further details about orientation, housing, travel, and general schedule information will be sent to those accepted to compete.

REPERTOIRE: Applicants must submit their repertoire list in the order in which it will be performed, with approximate times listed for each composition. The final date for contestants to submit changes in repertoire is March 5th 2017.



  1. The contestants must assume financial responsibility for travel to and from Miami Beach.
  2. For the duration of the Competition, active contestants will be provided with housing, meals, practice facilities, and transportation. Housing will be provided, possibly by volunteer host families, and only for the contestants (accompanying family members should contact local hotels for rates and availability). Good practice facilities will be available throughout the Competition.
  3. Foreign contestants are responsible for obtaining their own passports and B-1 visas. Contestants are advised to contact an American consulate immediately upon acceptance into the Competition.
  4. A maximum of 24 contestants will be invited to Miami Beach for the competition.
  5. The competition will consist of three eliminatory rounds: Audio Video Pre-Selection (submitted online), Preliminary and Semifinal, plus a Final performance with orchestra.
  6. The Jury will not advance more than 6 (six) pianists to the Semifinal Round, or more than 3 (three) to the Final Round.
  7. All decisions of the jury will be final.
  8. Cash awards and special prizes may be subject to US income tax laws.
  9. All works prepared for the Competition must be played from memory with exception of the Semifinal Round Chamber Music works.
  10. The order of appearance of pianists will be determined by a draw. All contestants must be present for the drawing. At this time, the location and schedule of the various performances will be indicated.
  11. The winners are expected to perform one or two recitals without compensation, at dates mutually agreed upon to benefit and support the Competition.
  12. Pianists may not contact or speak with any member of the Jury as long as they continue to participate in the competition. Any violation of this rule may disqualify the pianist.
  13. The Teresa Carreño International Master Piano Competition reserves the reproduction rights by radio, video and television broadcast from the different eliminatory tests. Also rights are reserved for a Compact Disc recording. Therefore, the Organization will be able to commercialize and transfer the above-mentioned rights freely, exclusively and with no limitation in favour of any person or firm. This transfer of rights is agreed gratuitously.
  14. Application to the Competition constitutes acceptance by the contestant of all rules and regulations. The original English version of these rules governs all interpretations.


Each pianist will submit online (along the application) an unedited videotape of a recital not to exceed 50 minutes in length. The repertoire will consist of complete works by candidate's choice. Repertoire may be selected from works offered for the Preliminary Round and Semifinal Round recitals.

Each pianist will perform a recital not to exceed 45 minutes in length. The repertoire will consist of works chosen by the pianist and must include 20 minutes of work(s) from an Ibero American composer(s) and a mandatory work by Teresa Carreño*. Individual works from larger compositions may be accepted.

Phase I: Each pianist will perform a recital between 40-50 minutes in length. The repertoire will consist of works chosen by the pianist and must include one of the following works or set of pieces by these composers:

Alberto Ginastera: Sonata #1 Op. 22.
Enrique Granados: from Goyescas Op. 11, three (3) selections of candidate's choice (entire movements must be performed).
Isaac Albéniz: from Iberia, four (4) selections of candidate's choice (entire movements must be performed).
Heitor Villa-Lobos: Rudepoêma.

Phase II: Each pianist will perform a Piano String Quintet. Repertoire must be chosen from the following:

Brahms: Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34
Dvorák: Piano Quintet in A major, Op. 81
Franck: Piano Quintet in F minor
Schumann: Piano Quintet in E-flat major, Op. 44


FINAL ROUND (Concerto accompanied by the Master Piano Competition Symphony Orchestra, Dean Whiteside, conductor).
Choose one from the following list:


Concerto No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 37

Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58

Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major, Op. 73



Concerto No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 15

Concerto No. 2 in B-flat Major, Op. 83



Concerto No. 1 in E Minor, Op. 11

Concerto No. 2 in F Minor, Op. 21


Concerto in A Minor, Op. 16



Concerto No. 1 in E Flat Major, S 124

Concerto No. 2 in A Major, S 125



Concerto No. 9 in E-flat Major, K. 271

Concerto No. 20 in D Minor, K. 466

Concerto No. 21 in C Major, K. 467

Concerto No. 24 in C Minor, K. 491

Concerto No. 25 in C Major, K. 503


Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 16

Concerto No. 3 in C Major, Op. 26



Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 18

Concerto No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 30



Concerto in A Minor, Op. 54



Concerto No. 1 in B-Flat minor, Op. 23








The First Prize Winner will be provided with a series of engagements under the management of the Competition. Engagements are offered in principle, subject to negotiation. Following is a list of organizations which have declared their intention to engage winners from the Competition, subject to negotiation:



*Jury subject to change


Kemal Gekic, Croatia
Arthur Greene, USA
Jorge Luis Prats, Cuba
Margarita Shevchenko, Russia
Tian Ying, China/USA


Juan Andres Acosta, Colombia

Maria Milagros Boso, Argentina

Shino Hidaka, Japan

Yujin Hong, South Korea

Yixiang Hou, China

Connie Kim-Sheng, USA

Yuan Liu, China

Alexia Mouza, Venezuela

Priscila Navarro, Peru

Ronaldo Rolim, Brazil

Pablo Rossi, Italy/Brazil

Akihiro Sakiya, Japan

Lucas Thomazinho, Brazil

Gregory Wang, USA

Zixiang Wang, China

Seulki Yoo, South Korea

Serena Hyunji You, South Korea


Ronaldo Rolim, GOLD MEDAL

Lucas Thomazinho, SILVER MEDAL

Gregory Wang, BRONZE MEDAL