The 12th Dublin International Piano Competition will take place in 2022, from May 13 to May 24.Read More
From the very first competition in 1988 we have been privileged to have legendary figures in the world of piano music on our juries.Read More
Competitors may perform pieces of their own choosing; semi-finalists will also choose from specially-commissioned repertoire by Irish composers.Read More
All competitors must comply with DIPC’s formal competition rules.Read More
DIPC awards a range of significant prizes ranging from cash to international performance opportunities.Read More
Engagements for winners include both orchestral and solo recital performances, in Ireland and abroad.Read More
During the competition, DIPC is proud to welcome competitors to the city of Dublin and its special practice and performance venues.Read More
One of the most unique and appreciated aspects of the DIPC is the opportunity competitors have to stay with Irish host families during the event.Read More
The competition’s biggest logistics exercise is ensuring plenty of pianos for practice and performance!Read More
Volunteers — known as DIPC’s ‘Team Harmony’ —are at the very heart of the competition.Read More
May 14 – 25 2021
The Competition is open to professional pianists of all nationalities who were born before 14 May 2003 and after 14 May 1991.
The entry fee is 250 Euros
The Competition is using Acceptd as its application format – click here
Unfortunately, you may not take part in the Competition
The application deadline is before November 1 2020
Please note that Ireland is not a signatory of the Schengen Agreement, and that a Schengen Visa does not necessarily allow a national of a country outside the European Union to enter Ireland. So, if you are from a country outside the European Union, even if you hold a Schengen Visa, please check the Department of Foreign Affairs website to see if you require a separate Irish Visa.
Yes, you may.
Letters of acceptance or rejection will be emailed no later than January 19 2021
The application fee is nonrefundable unless for some reason the Competition does not take place.
The order of the performances will be determined by ballot.
Twenty-four Competitors will be admitted to the Second Round
Twelve Competitors will be admitted to the Semi-Finals.
Four Competitors will be admitted to the Final.
No the First Prize cannot be tied.