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World International Piano Competition

The World International Piano Competition is a classical piano competition in Santa Fe, New Mexico, which was first held in 2002, and has continued in 2004-2005, 2007-2008, 2010 and 2011.

Competition [http://www.internationalpianoinstitute.com/directors.html Founder and Director] is Lawrence D. Porter, M.M. The competition theme is "Seeking depth and maturity beyond virtuosity." The [http://www.internationalpianoinstitute.com/index.html 2011 Competition] is a piano e-competition, with no travel required by performers, and no age limit. [http://www.internationalpianoinstitute.com/app.html Online application] for 2011 Competition.

Rules and regulations have undergone a complete revision. Emphasis is being placed on the composition of the jury, which primarily consists of well-known and respected [http://www.internationalpianoinstitute.com/judge.html performing artists.]

2011 Prize Winners



  • First Place: $5,000, Alexey Sychev, [http://www.larryporterpianos.com/Finalist-1-2011.mp3 Winning performance]
  • Second Place: $1,000 Angelo Arciglione, [http://www.larryporterpianos.com/Finalist-2-2011.mp3 Second place performance]
  • Third Place: $500 Yangmingtian Zhao, [http://www.larryporterpianos.com/Finalist-3-2011.mp3 Third place performance]

    Former Prize Winners



    2010

  • First Place: $5,000, Eun-Shik Park, [http://www.larryporterpianos.com/Finalist-5.mp3 Winning performance]
  • Second Place: $1,500, Frank Huang, [http://www.larryporterpianos.com/Finalist-3.mp3 Second place performance]
  • Third Place: $500, Tzu-Feng Liu, [http://www.larryporterpianos.com/Finalist-4.mp3 Third place performance]

    2008

  • First Place: $5,000, Dr. Christopher Atzinger
  • Second Place: $2,000, Esther Park
  • Third Place: $1,000, Mauricio Arias
  • Fourth Place: $500, Dr. Noel Engebretson
  • Fifth Place (tie): $250 - Michael Schneider & Rena Rzayeva

    2005

    : Solo Division :* First Place (tie): Yuri Chayama & Mana Tokuno :* Second Place: Fred Karpoff :* Third Place: Michael Schneider

    : Concerto Division :* First Place (tie): Fred Karpoff & Ioannis Potamousis