Viseu International Piano Competition

We are pleased to announce that the 5th Viseu International Piano Competition will take place from 10th March to 8th April 2023. Entries are now open and the conditions can be found here.

The International Piano Competition of Viseu happens every two years, intercalating with the International Guitar Competition of Viseu. Both seek to bring to the region the new world talents in their respective instruments and reward those who among them stand out the most.

Prizes for 2023

1st prize – 9,000.00€

The first prize will also include the following concert tour:
– A concert at the 16th Viseu Spring Music Festival;
– A concert in Paris, at Salle Cortot, for Animato Society;
– Other concerts to be announced.

2nd prize – 6,000.00€
3rd prize – 3,000.00€
Audience Award – 500.00€
Prize for the Best Portuguese Contestant – 500.00€


Rules and Regulations

Previous editions: Winners

1st Viseu International Piano Competition (2015)

1st Prize – Aristo Sham (Hong Kong)
2nd Prize – Jiacheng Xiong (China)
3rd Prize – DongJun Miao (China)
Audience Award – Jiacheng Xiong (China)
Best Portuguese Pianist – Vasco Dantas Rocha (Portugal)

2nd Viseu International Piano Competition (2017)

1st Prize – DongJun Miao (China)
2nd Prize – Adi Neuhaus (Israel)
3rd Prize – Yutong Gao (China)
Audience Award – Adi Neuhaus (Israel)

3rd Viseu International Piano Competition (2019)

1st Prize Ex Aequo – Qianyi Xu (China)
1st Prize Ex Aequo – Xiaoyu Liu (Canada)
3rd Prize – Grigoris Ioannou (Greece)
Audience Award – Qianyi Xu (China)
Best Portuguese Pianist – Rafael Kyrychenko (Portugal)

4th Viseu International Piano Competition (2021)

1st Prize – Illia Ovcharenko (Ukraine)
2nd Prize – Qing Li (China)
3rd Prize – Nikolai Kuznetsov (Russia)
Best Portuguese Pianist – Alexander Stretile (Portugal)