We proudly announce that from 6 – 22 November 2015, the sixth edition of the YPF Piano Competition will take place at the Conservatory of Amsterdam, the Bimhuis and the Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ in Amsterdam. The competition is open to pianists up to and including 25 years.

The competition has three age categories and four rounds. In the semi finals, the jury will designate the winner of each category. The three winners of the three categories will compete in the final with a set piece and piano concerto of their choice. In the final, the jury will designate the winner of the YPF Piano Competition. The jury may decide to award the Grand Prix Youri Egorov. This prize includes a performance with the Mariinsky Orchestra, conducted by Valery Gergiev.

Please note: in the present edition of the YPF Piano Competition, a large scale of chamber music work is included in the repertoire of the semi final. The selected pianists will perform with chamber music ensembles consisting of MA students of the Conservatory of Amsterdam.

This year, there will be again a Junior Competition, for young pianists up to and including 12 years, with just two rounds.




Het nieuwe muziekstuk dat speciaal door Elmer Schönberger ​gecomponeerd is voor de Junior Competition heet 'Muggendans en mompeldonder'.

De introductie voor de Junior Competition van afgelopen zondag was een succes! We hopen dat iedereen ervan heeft genoten. We willen graag iedereen bedanken die er zondag bij is geweest.

Het voor de Junior Competition geschreven muziekstuk van Elmer Schönberger is vanaf 14 juni aan te vragen bij de YPF.

Word vriend van de Young Pianist Foundation