Online registration for the YPF European Piano Competition 2025 / Grand Prix Youri Egorov is open (closing November 15, 2024). Please use the form below to apply and follow the instructions regarding providing information and documents and paying your registration fee. If you have a question about registration, please contact us at:

Eight times the YPF has created an important and inspiring stage for young talents to shine, and for exciting careers to be launched. Known for its impressive panel of international jury members and for the variety and difficulty of the required repertoire, it goes without saying that young top talent sees participation in the YPF European Piano Competition as a very useful stimulus and a stepping stone towards the major competitions, such as the Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels.

Ramon van Engelenhoven, winner of the first prize and Grand Prix Youri Egorov 2015, commented: “The competition was a national event, but in terms of repertoire more difficult than many international piano competitions. And the international jury makes it so educational, not to mention the prospect of performing under Valery Gergiev. What other competition gives you such an opportunity?” Unfortunately, the year 2020 has shown us the dramatic impact of a worldwide pandemic, not only regarding the health of so many people but also culture; YPF strongly believes that it is now of crucial importance to create a little bit of “light” at the end of the tunnel, a long-term goal for which participants can prepare at least a year and therewith can focus on their future.

Apply by filling in the form, transferring the registration fee online and submit the required documents as referred to in Article 4a of the Participation Rules.

The registration fee for the YPF European Piano Competition 2025 / Grand Prix Youri Egorov is € 100. Registration fees are non-refundable.


In view of the sensitive and personal information, we ask you not to submit the documents to be supplied as referred to in Article 4a of the Participation Rules online here, but to use of email them to . Without a complete file we can not grant your participation request.


"The YPF Competition was my first big step towards the international career. It opened many doors of the important concert halls. Thanks to the competition I gained the experience, knowledge and discovered artistic freedom, it gave me a chance to understand my goals as a musician.
Dreams can come true and the YPF Competition is helping pianists to reach them!"

Nino Gvetadze
Winner YPF Piano Competition 2004