Piano 2023: Apply


The competition is open to young pianists ages 13 to 18 by July 30, 2023, and to those who have not won a top-three prize in previous Cooper competitions.

Prospective competitors must submit:

  • An entrance fee of $130
  • The completed application form, which includes 
    • proof of age - birth certificate, driver’s license, or passport
    • a biography - 250 words maximum
    • high-resolution photo picturing head and shoulders only - at least 1 MB or at least 1500 px wide by 2100 px high
    • competition repertoire - See Competition Repertoire requirements
    • YouTube links to video recordings of three works* selected from the repertoire categories below - provide these links in the space provided on the application form.

Repertoire for application:
1. The first movement of a sonata by Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, or Schubert
2. A virtuoso etude by Chopin, Liszt, Debussy, or Rachmaninoff
3. Any work of the applicant’s choice

*Please note: Each work may be recorded separately, but must be unedited.


All application materials must be submitted by April 25, 2023.