Competition 2025

Competition 2025

From February 26 to March 9, 2025, the ninth edition of the YPF competition will take place. After the success of the Young Pianist Foundation’s first European competition in 2022, the 2025 competition is again aimed at young pianists with a passport from one of the member states of the European Union, including the United Kingdom. The YPF European Piano Competition 2025 – Grand Prix Youri Egorov, will again take place at the Bimhuis and Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ in Amsterdam and is open to pianists up to and including the age of 27. The young talents will compete in front of the renowned international jury for a place in the finals on March 9 and, naturally, for the first prize and, who knows, the Grand Prix Youri Egorov.

Registration for the YPF competition closes on November 1, 2024, and on December 1, 2024, the pre-selection jury, led by Thomas Beijer, will select 24 quarter-finalists.

From February 26 to March 5, 2025, the quarter-finals and semi-finals will take place at the Bimhuis, Amsterdam.

The final of the National Piano Youth Competition 2025 – which the YPF is organizing in cooperation with the Liszt Competition (and is open to children ages 12 through 17) – will take place on Saturday, March 8 at the Bimhuis.

On Saturday evening, March 8, members of the international jury as well as Thomas Beijer will play during A Tribute to Youri Egorov. This concert, in honor of Youri Egorov and his philosophy of giving young pianists the opportunity to develop, has become a true YPF tradition and every time it is special to attend because of the large number of master pianists in one evening.

The final of the YPF European Piano Competition 2025 – Grand Prix Youri Egorov will take place on Sunday afternoon, March 9, 2025 at Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ in Amsterdam. The three finalists will play a piano solo (world premiere of a work commissioned by the YPF and composed by the young Dutch composer Jan-Peter de Graaff) and Concerto No. 5 by Beethoven or the concerto by Schumann. The finalists are accompanied by Phion, Orchestra of Gelderland & Overijssel under the baton of Benjamin Levy.

Below you will find the ‘Participation Rules’ and the Repertoire for the YPF European Piano Competition 2025. The information is in English because English will be the official language of the YPF European Piano Competition 2025.

The scores of the newly commissioned work will be published shortly.

Participation Rules for the
YPF European Piano Competition 2025

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Repertoire for the
YPF European Piano Competition 2025

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Scores

New Dutch work Final YPF European Piano Competition 2025

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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.