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Vienna IPM Competition

The Vienna IPM Competition  2023 Piano Competition aims to recognise the artistic value and hard work of our IPM students. To participate in the competition, students must be registered as active IPM Vienna Intensive Week students and meet the age requirements for their respective categories.

The Competition will consist of one round held at Ehrbarsaal on July 12th, 2023. Participants are free to choose their repertoire, but there will be a time limit for each of the three categories. Applicants must provide links to video recordings as part of the application process to be preselected.

The panel of jurors will consist of faculty members and guests invited by IPM.

By agreeing to participate, students accept all of the rules and regulations on our website.



By agreeing to participate, students are accepting all of the rules and regulations stated above.

  1. The competition's latest information is available on our website.

  2. IPM will review all applications in confidence.

  3. The competition is open to participants of all nationalities.

  4. Candidates may perform in only one category.

  5. The jury may choose not to award some prizes or split them as appropriate. Their decisions are final, and the grades (1-100) are based on technical and artistic aspects, with an average score calculated.

  6. All prize winners in each category will be promoted on IPM's social media platforms and may be promoted for future engagements or accomplishments.

  7. By participating in the competition, candidates grant IPM the right to record, reproduce, and distribute their video submissions.

  8. Competitors must relinquish all recording, broadcasting, and distribution rights to IPM indefinitely. Candidates agree to release all rights regarding the future use of their video submissions by completing the official entry form. By participating in the competition, competitors permit IPM to stream their video submissions on our YouTube channel and use them on their social media channels for promotional purposes.

  9. Participants must be available for any promotional matters related to the competition.

  10. Only main prize winners may use the title of laureate of the IPM Competition & Prizes.

  11. All jury members will sign IPM Competition & Prizes Award Certificates.

  12. Teachers of the A and B category prize-winners will receive an IPM award for Pedagogical Merit.

  13. IPM staff reserve the right to modify the competition rules at any time and may request additional information from any candidate.

  14. To avoid disqualification without the right of appeal, please comply with the competition regulations.


Concours International de Piano de Lagny-Sur-Marne

Let us take you on a journey that began in France, where Béatrice Quoniam and Pascal Nemirovski established the Concours National de Piano de Lagny-Sur-Marne in 2006. Thanks to the support of Mayor Patrice Pagny and Deputy Mayor Francoise Copeland, the competition quickly grew in popularity, and by 2009, it had become the Concours International de Piano de Lagny-Sur-Marne, attracting pianists from around the world.


Prize winners:

Eric ARTZ, France 

Suzana BARTAL, Romania 

Evelyne BEREZOVSKY, Russia 

François DUMONT France 

Filipo GORINI, Italy 

Catarina GREWE, Japan-Germany 



Elizaveta KLYUCHEREVA, Russia 


Daniel LEBHARDT, Hungary 

Aidan MIKDAD, Netherlands

Florian MITREA, Romania 

Mario MORA, Spain 

Marie-Ange NGUCI, France 

Kana OKADA, Japan 

Jeong-ah RYU, South Korea 

Alexander ULLMAN, UK 

Scipione SANGIOVANNI, Italiy 

Xiao-Tang TAN, China

Daniel VAN DER HOEVEN, Netherlands

Concours International de Piano Antoine de Saint-Eupéry

The success of the Lagny-Sur-Marne competition inspired Quoniam and Nemirovski to embark on a new project in 2017, creating the Concours International de Piano Antoine de Saint-Exupéry in Saint-Priest, France. This competition was renamed to honour the legendary French writer and aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, and Mayor Gilles Gascon played an instrumental role in bringing it to life. Isaure Equilbey was appointed the Artist Manager for the winners, and the competition continued to attract the best and brightest pianists from around the world. Although the final edition of the Saint-Priest competition was held in 2019, the legacy of these incredible musical events lives on.

Prize winners:

Alice BURLA, Canada

Fatima DSUSOVA, Russia

Alexander GADJIEV,  Italy-Slovenia

Ana KIPIANI, Georgia

Roman KOSYAKOV, Russia

Dimitri MALIGNAN, France

Florian MITREA, Romania-UK

Arseni MUN, Russia

Aristo SHAM, Hong-Kong

Andrej WIERCINSKY, Poland

In the genesis of our competition, we would like to highlight Jura Margulis's past experiences, which also bring a long tradition of quality and competence to IPM. These experiences include two noteworthy events in the USA and Germany.

International Fulbright Concerto Competition

The first event was the International Fulbright Concerto Competition, which took place in the USA in 2007 and 2011. The competition boasted a range of esteemed guest artists, such as Tamas Ungar, Paul Badura-Skoda, Ignat Solyhenitzyn, Menahem Pressler, Robert McDonald, and Nelita Trull. Notably, many of the competition's laureates have gone on to have successful careers in music, including Young-Ah Tak, Esther Park, Corbin James Beisner Lio Kuok-Wai, Inna Faliks, Zlata Chochieva, Sonia Chan, Anna Bulkina, Anastasya Terenkov, Mateusz Moleda, Yoonjung Han, Vladimir Khomyakov, Christopher Falzone, Arthur Ancell.

International Piano Academy Freiburg

The second event is the International Piano Academy Freiburg, which ran from 2007 to 2017 in Germany. This academy welcomed an impressive roster of guest artists, including Martha Argerich, Paul Badura-Skoda, Dmitry Bashkirov, Elizabeth Leonskaja, Vitaly Margulis, Bella Davidovich, Malcolm Bilson, Evgeni Koroliov, Lylia Zilberstein, Peter Donohoe, Bernd Glemser, Igor Kamenz, Sergey Babayan, Boris Bloch, Kirill Gerstein, Ingrid Fliter, Olli Mustonen, Polina Leschenko, and Awadagin Pratt. These guest artists are among the most respected in the classical music world and have inspired and mentored many successful musicians over the years.

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