63rd Ferruccio Busoni International Piano Competition

Pre-Selections: November 2020

Finals: 25 August - 4 September 2021


By August 1, 2020, candidates who have won first or second prize in a competition that is a member of the WFIMC - World Federation of International Music Competitions in the period between 1 January 2018 and 31 July 2020 may be admitted directly to the Finals of the Busoni Competition. The jury will select up to a total of 3 candidates which are first od second prize-winners.

For applying please fill out the form hereunder in all its parts and send it by August 1, 2020 to info@concorsobusoni.it 


   Application Form Prizewinners WFIMC




Applications closed on June 15, 2020.



Challenging times require extraordinary measures!


The Busoni Piano Competition launches the first GLOCAL PIANO PROJECT

In response to the restrictions resulting from the current pandemic, we have developed a special, unique format for the upcoming 63rd Busoni Competition: Instead of holding the preliminary selections in Bolzano during the summer, we are pleased to announce the launch of the first GLOCAL PIANO PROJECT in November 2020.


Thanks to a unique, exclusive cooperation with our partner STEINWAY & SONS, we can guarantee that every one of the up to 100 pianists admitted to the pre-selections will be able to play in front of a live audience on their own national territory or country of residence – worldwide and under excellent conditions.

These performances will also be broadcast live on the Internet and can be followed on associated platforms for classical music.

The recorded performances of all 100 participants will remain visible until August 2021, serving as artistic business cards, regardless of the idea of a competition.

A highly accomplished, top-level jury will follow the entire GLOCAL PIANO PROJECT and select those 24 pianists who will be invited to the final rounds of the 63rd Ferruccio Busoni International Piano Competition in Bolzano in the summer of 2021. Up to 8 additional participants will be nominated by the online audience.


By launching the GLOCAL PIANO PROJECT, the Ferruccio Busoni International Piano Competition emphasizes its strong belief in defending diversity, artistic individuality and freedom. Participating in the Busoni Competiton means being part of the future of musical life!

The program of the GLOCAL PIANO PROJECT, the performance dates of the candidates, the names of the jury members and more details about the online audience nomination process will be published on July 15, 2020.







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