Pre Competition

The DIPC takes place every three years, with competitors chosen through a detailed, formal application process. Shortlisted competitors come to Dublin to play for DIPC’s jury of international professionals, in an event staged over several days, concluding with a live broadcast of the exciting finalist competition.



The 12th Dublin International Piano Competition took place in Dublin from May 17 — 24 2022.

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From the very first competition in 1988 we have been privileged to have legendary figures in the world of piano music on our juries.

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Competitors may perform pieces of their own choosing; semi-finalists will also choose from specially-commissioned repertoire by Irish composers.

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All competitors must comply with DIPC’s formal competition rules.

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DIPC awards a range of significant prizes ranging from cash to international performance opportunities.

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Engagements for winners include both orchestral and solo recital performances, in Ireland and abroad.

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