2016 Chicago International Duo Piano Competition

Sponsored by the Chicago Duo Piano Festival and Music Institute of Chicago

Claire Aebersold and Ralph Neiweem, Founders and Directors

June 8-12, 2016
Music Institute of Chicago
Nichols Concert Hall
1490 Chicago Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201 USA

Competition Awards
1st Prize: $10,000
2nd Prize: $5,000
3rd Prize: $2,500

In addition, two honorable mentions of $500 each will be awarded at the end of the semifinals. Additional prizes may be added. Please check the website periodically for updates.

Directors Discretionary Award: an expenses-paid engagement at the 2017 Chicago Duo Piano Festival is possible for one of the winners.

Application Deadline Extended: Friday, March 11, 2016
(materials must arrive by March 11, 2016)

Age Restriction: Each member of the duo must be at least 18 years old, but no more than 38 years of age on March 11, 2016.


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