AntwerPiano International Competition and Festival
AntwerpBelgium
June 23-27, 2020

Dear friends!

It is my great pleasure and honor to welcome you to the First “AntwerPiano” International Competition and Festival, which will take place from 23rd to 27th of June 2020 at the beautiful campus of The Royal Conservatory of Antwerpen.

The goal of the competition is to discover new and emerging pianistic talent, to give an opportunity to young pianists of all nationalities to present not only their interpretive ideas, technical freedom and artistic expression, but, above all, to show their unique musical personalities.

The final round of the competition will take place in the Blue Hall of the prestigious “deSingel” Auditorium and will be judged by the most prominent musicians.

As a part of a series of 14 international piano competitions throughout the world, “AntwerPiano” competition is a platform for the participants to take part in 2021 Malta International Piano Competition — 5 best contestants will be invited to compete in Valetta, free of charge and paid accommodations, for an outstanding prize fund of 300.000 Euro. More information can be found at www.14waystomalta2021.eu

I am looking forward to welcoming all of our guests, colleagues, participants and supporters on the occasion of this wonderful event in the historic city of Antwerpen, the city of Rubens, the city of art and culture.

My very special thanks go to the European Foundation for the Support of Culture for making this possible. 

Sergei Edelman
Artistic director, AntwerPiano
Concert pianist
Professor of piano, Royal Conservatory of Antwerp


Dear Ladies and Gentlemen! 

Welcome to the AntwerPiano International Competition and Festival 2020 which the European Foundation for Support of Culture is organizing in the beautiful city of Antwerpen. Belgium is a wonderful country in the centre of the European Union.

The Festival will be held between 23rd and 27th June 2020. The candidates will have the opportunity to perform and be adjudicated by an internationally renowned jury.

 We are proud to announce that AntwerPiano International Competition and Festival 2020 makes part of the big series of 14 international piano competitions, where 5 best participants  of each competition will have a free participation at the Malta International Piano Competition 2021 in the framework of the “Malta International Music Festival'', with a total prize fund of Eur 300,000.

The mission of the European Foundation for Support of Culture through the presentation of this Festival is to re-discover, promote, support and document the great masters for the keyboard while providing audiences with a unique musical experience; to build the audiences of the future to help ensure the very existence of classical music.

With so many artistic achievements to its credit, the European Foundation for Support of Culture looks forward towards the continued success of its classical music projects in the future.

I welcome you all to AntwerPiano International Competition and Festival and I wish everyone a very enjoyable time in Antwerpen! Good luck and success to all participants.

With best regards and respect,  
Mr. Konstantin Ishkhanov,
President of the European Foundation for Support of Culture