Competition

Competition

The eighth edition of the YPF competition took place from 10 to 20 February 2022. For the first time, the competition was also open to young pianists with a passport from one of the Member States of the European Union, including the United Kingdom. The YPF European Piano Competition 2022 – Grand Prix Youri Egorov, took place in the Bimhuis and Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ in Amsterdam and was open to pianists up to and including the age of 27. In front of the renowned international jury young talents competed for a place in the final on 20 February and with that, of course, for the first prize and, who knows, the Grand Prix Youri Egorov.

On November 1, 2021, it was announced that 48 young talents from 19 different countries had registered for the competition.

On December 1, 2021, the pre-selection jury, consisting of Thomas Beijer, Ton Demmers, Christian Kuyvenhoven and Hanna Shybayeva, selected 24 quarter-finalists from 15 15 different countries. Read more about who the quarter-finalists are and where they all come from.

The Quarter en Semi finals took place from February 10 to February 16 in the Bimhuis, Amsterdam. The Jury selected the following participants for the Final:

Carlos Marín Rayo (Spain), Juan Pedro García Oliva (Spain) and Noah Zhou (United Kingdom).

The Final of the YPF European Piano Competition 2022 – Grand Prix Youri Egorov took place on Sunday afternoon February 20 in Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ in Amsterdam. The three finalists played a piano solo (world premiere of Ti’afa’a, a work commissioned by the YPF by the Dutch composer Reza Namavar) and Concerto no. 5 of Beethoven (Carlos and Noah) and Schumann’s Concerto (Juan Pedro). The finalists were accompanied by Phion, Orkest van Gelderland & Overijssel, under the baton of Antony Hermus. 

The winner of the YPF European Piano Competition – Grand Prix Youri Egorov 2022 is Juan Pedro García Oliva. The Second Prize was awarded to Noah Zhou. Carlos Marín Rayo won the Third Prize.

On Saturday February 19, members of the international jury and Thomas Beijer played during A tribute to Youri Egorov. This concert, in honor of Youri Egorov and his desire to give young pianists the opportunity to develop, has become a true YPF tradition and every time special to attend by the large number of master pianists in one evening. 

For information, the Participation Rules and Repertoire for the YPF competition can be found below. The scores of the work Ti’afa’a by Reza Namavar can also be downloaded via a button.

Participation Rules for the
YPF European Piano Competition 2022 -
Grand Prix Youri Egorov

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Repertoire
YPF European Piano Competition 2022 -
Grand Prix Youri Egorov

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Scores

New Dutch work Finals

YPF European Piano Competition 2022

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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.

Jan Wijn