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January 15 Registration opens. April 1 Registration closes.

  • Date: 05/15/2020 12:00 AM - 05/17/2020 12:00 AM


The Steinway Junior Piano Competition will take place in Houston on

May 15th - May 17th.

Competition, Winners' Recital and Award Ceremony

Steinway & Sons is proud to hold our second annual Steinway Junior Piano Competition for young pianists ages 18 and under. The competition, which will be held at Steinway showrooms throughout the United States and Canada, is an extension of our unwavering commitment to the pursuit of superior artistic expression through piano performance.

More info:



January 15, 2020 - Registration opens. To participate, select your state and nearest Steinway showroom under "Start an Application" to the left. A NON-REFUNDABLE $75 USD registration fee will be required. If you do not see your state or local dealer listed, please email

April 1 - Registration closes. We encourage participants to submit their applications well before this date to ensure participations and to allow showrooms adequate time for scheduling.

The Steinway Junior Piano Competition will take place in Houston on
May 15th - May 17th.

*Some local showroom competition dates may vary from those listed. Please view your local showroom application to confirm competition dates.


First Place Prizes: 

  • Division I - $400
  • Division II - $700
  • Division III - $1000

First, second, and third place winners at each Steinway-authorized showroom will receive commemorative medals and national recognition on the Steinway & Sons website. All participants will receive a certificate of participation and judges’ comments.


Two contrasting pieces for solo piano from two different eras of Western classical music including Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Twentieth Century must be performed memorized. Original compositions and improvisations are not permitted. Repeats may be played at the discretion of the performer, but are not required.  In regions with a high volume of participants, judges may need to cut performances off during the audition.

  • Division I: Ages 9 and under (max 8 minutes)
  • Division II: Ages 10-13 (max 10 minutes)
  • Division III: Ages 14-18 (max 15 minutes)

Age requirements apply to applicant’s age as of April 1, 2019 and applicants must reside in the United States or Canada. Additional materials may be required by Steinway authorized showrooms, including a video recording for a pre-screening round. Please see your application for any further requirements. Please click here to view the application procedure and regulations.

Questions? Please email


Steinway Piano Competition 2018 - New York - Final - Karis Lau 7 yrs old
2018 Steinway Piano Competition Winner - 1st place