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The YPF Piano Competition starts as of 25 January 2019 at the Conservatorium of Amsterdam. Free entrance. Time schedule will follow. The YPF Piano Competition concludes with ‘A Tribute to Youri Egorov‘ and the Junior and Grand Final on 9 and 10 February 2019 in Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ. You can buy your tickets for Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 February 2019 here.

Order here your tickets for A tribute to Youri Egorov, the Junior and the Grande Finale of the anniversary edition of the YPF Piano Competition 2019 on 9 and 10 February 2019 in Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ!

During this anniversary edition of the YPF Piano Competition – YPF celebrates its twentieth anniversary in 2019! – young (inter) national piano talent is put to the test. In five rounds the participants have to prove their skills in a broad repertoire, from Bach to now. On Sunday 10 February the final of the YPF Piano Competition – which competition takes place from 25 January until 10 February – takes place in Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ in Amsterdam!

Sat 9 February 2019 / 20:15 tot +/- 22:00 / Great Hall
JURY CONCERT / A tribute to Youri Egorov
Tribute concert by five master pianists

The piano recital A Tribute to Youri Egorov, performed by members of the jury, has become a true YPF tradition. No less than five master pianists from the international jury of the YPF Piano Competition will perform in this concert, including Edith Fischer, Boris Berman and Pascal Devoyon. The evening promises to be an unforgettable event for the piano enthusiast.

Joseph HaydnSonate in Es (by Boris Berman)
Gabriel FauréThème et Variations op. 73 (by Pascal Devoyon)
Claude DebussyEstampes (door Jean-Claude Vanden Eynden)
Ludwig van BeethovenSonate on. 78 (by Edith Fischer)
Robert SchumannDrei Fantasiestücke, on. 111 (by Einav Yarden)
Igor StravinskyTango (by Einav Yarden)
Charles-Valentin AlkanFestin d’Esope, on. 39 nr. 12 (by Ching-Yun Hu)
Maurice RavelLa Valse (by Jean-Claude Vanden Eynden and Ching-Yun Hu)

The Russian top pianist Youri Egorov, who fled to our country in 1976, died in 1988 at the age of 33 in Amsterdam from the effects of AIDS. Many people still remember him with admiration and sadness.  The Young Pianist Foundation supervises the heritage of Egorov and honors him with this unique tribute concert.

Sun 10 February 2019 / 11:00 tot +/- 13:00 / Small HallMaster
Test of the very youngest (up to 14 years)

Mozart proved it a long time ago: talent emerges at a young age. That is why the Young Pianist Foundation organizes the YPF Junior Competition in addition to the regular competition. Here the very young get a platform to compete for an experienced jury. Discover the talents of the future and follow them in their first steps to the top.

The YPF Junior Competition is a stepping stone to the ‘real’ competition and is, in terms of repertoire; relatively complicated. In the first round the young pianists are tested on their classical piano repertoire.  They conclude the finals with a piano concerto by Mozart that the young talents play together with a string quartet, consisting of students from the Conservatorium of Amsterdam.

Sun 10 February 2019 / 14:15 tot +/- 18:00 / Great Hall
The three best pianists in the Netherlands (up to 28 years)

The three finalists conclude the heavy competition with a world premiere for piano solo by the young Dutch composer and pianist Thomas Beijer and Chopins   Second piano concerto . The orchestra of the Conservatorium of Amsterdam accompanies the finalists under direction of Jean-Bernard Pommier.

During the jury meeting, Ramon van Engelenhoven (winner of the YPF Piano Competition 2015), will perform Symphonic variations   by Franck. The award ceremony will take place immediately after the jury meeting.

Purchase  here  your tickets at Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ.