Piano Concerto Competition

Each year, St. Cecilia Music Center holds a Piano Concerto Competition for students in grades 6-12. The winner of the competition will play the required piano concerto with SCMC’s top youth orchestra, the Philharmonic, at its winter concert on Saturday, January 20, 2024.

This year’s concerto is: Kabalevsky Concerto No. 3 in D, mvt 1.

November 4, 2023
Saturday, December 2, 2023 | 9am-12pm



Contestants Must...

  • Be in grades 6-12.
  • Not be a previous winner.
  • Provide their own second piano accompanist for the competition.

Additional Information

  • The concerto must be memorized.
  • Cadenzas other than the one in the specified edition will be considered.
  • Auditions are closed. Parents and teachers will not be permitted in the audition room. However, a parent or teacher may play the piano reduction of the orchestral part for the soloist.
  • Tape recorders are prohibited in the audition room and adjoining areas.