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October 24 (Fri)  2014 to November 1 (Sat) 2014


July 15 (Tues) 2014


Pianists of all nationalities are welcome. Competitors age 35 years and younger as of November 1 (Sat) 2014

Application Process and Selection

  • All completed application form with signature, supporting documents, and the non-refundable application fee must be postmarked on or before July 15 (Tues) 2014.
  • Audition videos may be submitted by DVD or YouTube links in High Definition format. No CDs or cassette tapes will be accepted.
  • The Competition Committee will confirm receipt of completed application via email, after which applicants' audition video and biography will be reviewed and evaluated.
  • Twenty (20) competitors will be selected to compete in the Toronto International Piano Competition 2014. All applicants will receive notification via email as to their application acceptance status by August 1 (Fri) 2014, at which time, the formal letters of invitation to all accepted contestants will be mailed out. These letters may serve as supporting documents for foreign contestants to obtain visa to enter Canada. Alternates for the competition will be advised.
  • Competition packages will be sent out to accepted applicants by mid-September 2014.

Competition Rounds

  • First (I) Round
    Twenty (20) competitors will be selected to give 25 minutes of solo performance each.
  • Second (II) Round
    Twenty (20) competitors will be selected to give 30 minutes of solo performance each.
  • Semifinal (III) Round
    Six (6) semi-finalists will be selected to give 50 minutes of solo performance each.
  • Final (IV) Round
    Three (3) finalists will be selected to perform with the orchestra.

Air Transportation

Competitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements to Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Host Family Accommodations

From arrival (October 24) to departure (November 1), lodging and transportation will be provided by host families. Practice pianos will be arranged for all. Should competitors desire alternative lodging options, they will then be responsible for their own transportation to the competition venue. Beyond the dates stated above, competitors must make their own arrangements.

important dates

July 15 (Tues)

Entry Deadline

October 24 (Fri) 

Opening Gala and Dinner at CCC

October 25 (Sat) and October 26 (Sun)

First (I) Round at CCC

October 27 (Mon) and October 28 (Tues)

Second (II) Round at CCC

October 29 (Wed)

Competition Break; Masterclasses and Workshops

October 30 (Thurs)

Semifinal (III) Round at CCC

October 31 (Fri)

Rehearsal for the 3 Finalists with Conductor
Masterclasses and Workshops

November 1 (Sat)

Final (IV) Round at Koerner Hall

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