About the Competition
The piano competition will take place from July 19-28, 2012. Participants will compete in four rounds in Warner Concert Hall at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. The fourth, fifth, and sixth prizes of $1,000 each, and the Audience Prize of $500 will be presented at the conclusion of the Recital Final Round in Oberlin (elimination round), on Wednesday, July 25.
The top three finalists will compete on Friday, July 27, for first, second, and third prizes in performance of complete concerti with the Cleveland Orchestra at its home, Severance Hall in Cleveland, Ohio. The first prize of $10,000 also includes engagements with professional orchestras in Beijing and Shanghai, China. The second prize of $6,000 and third prize of $3,000 will also be awarded that evening. The top three competitors also will be awarded full four-year scholarships to the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, pending admission.Download the Application