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Start ticket sales for March 8 and 9, 2025

Start ticket sales for March 8 and 9, 2025

The YPF European Piano Competition 2025 has not started yet, but you can already buy tickets for the unique Tribute to Youri Egorov concert by the members of the jury of the competition, all master pianists, on Saturday evening, March 8 AND of course the FINALE of the YPF competition on Sunday afternoon, March 9, […]
Juan Pedro García Oliva wins second prize in Silvio Bengalli competition

Juan Pedro García Oliva wins second prize in Silvio Bengalli competition

In beautiful Pianello Val Tidone in Italy, Juan Pedro García Oliva won the second prize of the Silvio Bengalli Competition in mid-July, a competition with a long history and a high level. Many of the prize winners have since become renowned concert pianists and/or teachers. Juan Pedro played Schumann’s Fantasy in C, Op.17 during the […]
Juan Pedro García Oliva in Podium Witteman

Juan Pedro García Oliva in Podium Witteman

On Sunday 27 February, Juan Pedro García Oliva (winner YPF European Piano Competition 2022) is invited as Paul’s Young Hero in ‘Podium Witteman’ on NPO 2 (Dutch television) at 6:15 pm. Juan Pedro is currently studying at the Conservatory of Amsterdam with Frank van de Laar. In Podium Witteman he presents his business card with […]
Tribute to the Jury

Tribute to the Jury

The Young Pianist Foundation owes a huge thank you to the international jury of the YPF European Piano Competition 2022. For more than a week and a half, all candidates were listened to and assessed with attention and an open mind. A very intensive job. In addition to judging the Quarter and Semi Finals and […]
The Second and the Third Prize

The Second and the Third Prize

The Second Prize of the YPF European Piano Competition 2022 was won by Noah Zhou from the United Kingdom. The Third Prize was awarded to Carlos Marín Rayo from Spain. The finalists, including First Prize winner Juan Pedro García Oliva, all performed Reza Namavar’s new work, Ti’afa’a. A world premiere. From the short introduction films, […]
Winner of the YPF Competition

Winner of the YPF Competition

JUAN PEDRO GARCIA OLIVA has been declared by the jury as the winner of the First Prize of the YPF European Piano Competition – Grand Prix Youri Egorov 2022! In addition to the First Prize, Juan Pedro García Oliva also won the Audience Award. With this prize, which was entirely determined by the audience that […]
Prize for Best Performance Chamber Music

Prize for Best Performance Chamber Music

The Prize for the Best Performance of Chamber Music has been awarded by the jury of the YPF European Piano Competition to Juan Pedro García Oliva for his performance of the Piano Quartet no. 3 in C minor, op. 60 by J. Brahms. Juan Pedro played with Zuzanna Skowrońska (violin), Joao Patrício Alvares Faria de […]
Finalists of the YPF competition

Finalists of the YPF competition

The YPF proudly presents the FINALISTS of the YPF European Piano Competition 2022: Carlos Marín Rayo (Spain), Juan Pedro García Oliva (Spain) and Noah Zhou (United Kingdom). Congratulations to you all! On Sunday February 20 at 14:15 hrs, the three finalists, who not only compete for the First Prize but also for the Grand Prix […]
Semi Final about to begin!

Semi Final about to begin!

The Semi Final of the YPF European Piano Competition 2022 with eight candidates from 7 different countries starts tomorrow. We are happy to welcome Aarón Ormaza Vera (Ecuador/The Netherlands), Carlos Marín Rayo (Spain), Rakhadin Yarmetov (Russia/The Netherlands), Juan Pedro García Oliva (Spain), Tom De Beuckelaer (Belgium), Noah Zhou (United Kingdom), Alexander Jansen (The Netherlands) and Pavle […]
Prize Best Performance Dutch Work

Prize Best Performance Dutch Work

Just before the announcement of the semifinalists for the YPF European Piano Competition 2022, a special prize was also awarded to one of the quarterfinalists: the Prize for the best performance of a Dutch work in the quarterfinals. Aáron Ormaza Vera, who later learned that he had also been selected for the Semi Final, received […]