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About the Dublin International Piano Competition

The Dublin International Piano Competition was established in 1988. A triennial event, it was sponsored for the first three competitions by GPA. In 1994, the sponsorship was taken over by Guardian Insurance and when AXA acquired the company in 1999 they also took over title sponsorship which they sustained for 10 years. The Dublin International Piano Competition is now supported by a private benefactor.
Since its formation the Dublin Competition’s reputation has grown in stature, and now ranks among the most important piano competitions in the world. It offers a generous prize fund, but perhaps the most important prize is the prestigious list of engagements secured for the winner. These include début concerts in London, New York, Paris and of course Ireland. Previous winners have launched highly successful international careers from this springboard. Chaired by John O’Conor, who is also the Artistic Director, and adjudicated by distinguished members of the music profession from around the world, the Competition attracts an enormous international entry.
The Dublin International Piano Competition is a member of the World Federation of International Music Competitions and previous winners currently engaged in successful careers include Philippe Cassard, France (1988); Pavel Nersessian, Russia (1991); Davide Franceschetti, Italy (1994); Max Levinson, USA (1997); Alexei Nabioulin, Russia (2000), Antti Siirala, Finland (2003) and Romain Descharmes, France (2006). and Alexej Gorlatch, Ukraine (2009). Nikolay Khozyainov from the Russia, winner in 2012, joins this elite group who fly the flag for Ireland’s premier music competition around the world.
The next Competition will take place in Dublin 15th - 26th May, 2015




  will take place in Dublin

 15th - 26th May, 2015

The Dublin International Piano Competition gratefully acknowledges the support of the Radio Telefís Éireann Authority   RTE Logo

Dublin International Piano Competition is an approved body under the terms of Section 848A of the 1997 Taxes Consolidation Act, whereby donations in between €250 and €1,000,000 per annum are eligible for tax relief. Such relief accruing to the Competition.
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