63rd Ferruccio Busoni International Piano Competition
Pre-Selections: November 2020
Finals: 25 August - 4 September 2021
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.