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2015 Competition postponed
2015 Competition postponed
Due to unforseen circumstances the competition scheduled for August 2015 has been postponed. It will be hosted in August 2016 and it is hoped that the finals will be in the brand new Concert Hall at Chetham's School of Music.
Results of 2013 Competition announced
Results of 2013 Competition  announced
We are delighted to announce the winner of the 2013 competition is Sophie Dee. Sophie is 19 amd is a student in London. She performed Chopin Concerto no 2 in the finals, accompanied by Manchester Camerata and conductor Stephen Threlfall.

A Piano Competition with a difference
A Piano Competition with a difference
This new competition was successfully launched in 2007 and offers young pianists the rare and exciting opportunity to perform a concerto with an outstanding professional orchestra. It is unusual too in that every member of the jury is a well established concert pianist.

In this respect it looks back to an earlier era of musical history, when the majority of jurors in piano competitions were players rather than teachers or critics. But the emphasis of the competition is forward looking, emphasising the positive for every young pianist who chooses to enter what promises to be an outstanding international event.
Manchester Camerata to Accompany Finalists
Manchester Camerata to Accompany Finalists
Manchester Camerata will once again accompany the finalists in this year's competition. Stephen Threlfall makes a welome return as the conductor of both the final concerts.

Manchester Camerata has been presenting live music for thirty-five years and has established an enviable reputation as an orchestra which delivers high quality concerts in a refreshingly relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
2013 competition announced
2013 competition announced
The 4th competition is once again fully integrated into the Chethamís International Summer School and Festival for Pianists. Anyone aged under 23 on 1 August 2013 is eligible to enter, provided they enrol as a participant on the Chethamís Summer School. All accepted participants will be heard in live auditions. Although there is one age category, there are special prizes for participants under the age of 17.

If you wish to enter the competition please complete the relevant section of the Chetham's Piano summer school application form.
New concertos added to competition repertoire
We are delighted to announce that two more concertos have been added to the list of repertoire for the 2013 Manchester International Concerto Competition.

Kabalevsky Piano Concerto No 3 in D major, Op 50 and Shostakovich concerto No 2 in F major Op. 102

Click here for a full list of the repertoire.