Applications are open until March 24th 2023 for the Scottish International Piano Competition.

Since 1986, the Scottish International Piano Competition has been held in Glasgow, UK, attracting many of the world’s brilliant young concert pianists to Scotland. The competition enables young professional musicians to gain recognition at an early stage in their careers.

The next edition, held between 1st and 10th September 2023, will include recital rounds at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, followed by a concerto performance by three finalists and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, conducted by Thomas Søndergård. Performances will be assessed by a jury composed of internationally recognised musicians.

“I am delighted that the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland is hosting the Scottish International Piano Competition once again in 2023. It has been a fixture of the piano world for many decades and has a unique flavour thanks to the warmth and expertise of its organisers and partners here in Scotland. The chance to spend time at one of the world’s leading conservatoires, partner with Thomas Søndergård and the RSNO is an opportunity not to be missed and we hope to see you here!” Professor Jeffrey Sharkey, Principal, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, and AEC Vice-President.