YPF European Piano
Competition 2025

The 9th YPF competition takes place from February 26th up to and including March 9th 2025 and opens its doors to young pianists up to and including the age of 27 from the European Union and the United Kingdom and Switzerland.

The YPF European Piano Competition – Grand Prix Youri Egorov, as the competition is officially called, brings top talents from the European Union, the United Kingdom and Switzerland to the Netherlands, creating not only a healthy and stimulating pianistic challenge, but also an incentive for students, teachers and educational programs within the conservatories to achieve even greater engagement and performance. 

Responsible talent development is the basic idea of YPF. Just like the national competition, this second European YPF competition is also set up from this pedagogical ethos, which means that the laureates are not ‘left alone’, but are guided on their way to the top.

The repertoire for the competition is partly free, but the most important style periods have to be part of the repertoire in different rounds. In addition, specific works will be made compulsory. Prior to the competition, potential candidates will be selected through YouTube submissions. The quarter and semi final take place at the Bimhuis and the final takes place in Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, a leading concert hall in Amsterdam.

“What the Young Pianist Foundation does for the young piano talents in the Netherlands is unique and essential to their artistic development. Thanks to the competition the level of playing has remarkably increased in recent years.” – Jan Wijn

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