Viseu International Piano Competition

The next Competition will be held in April 2021. You’ll be able to apply in the last trimester of 2020.

takes place every two years, alternating with the Viseu International Piano Competition. Both seek to bring the new world talents to the region in their respective instruments and reward those who stand out among them.

On April 23 to 27, 2019, we held the 3rd Viseu International Piano Competition and awarded 13,500€ in prizes.
For the first time since 2014, when this bi-annual competition started interspersed with the Viseu International Guitar Competition, the first place was divided ex aequo between two contests: Qianyi Xu (China) and Xiaoyu Liu (Canada), after a split jury decision. Both contestants won 5.500€ and will be touring for selected cities, including returning to our Festival in 2020 as headliners. Also in the podium is Grigoris Ioannou from Greece who took the third place after hard-fought eliminatory rounds. This year we also awarded the best Portuguese pianist in the competition, Rafael Kyrychenko, and Qianyi Xu got the Audience Award for 2019.

About the latest edition

On April 23 to 27, 2019, we held the 3rd Viseu International Piano Competition and awarded 13,500€ in prizes.
For the first time since 2014, when this bi-annual competition started interspersed with the Viseu International Guitar Competition, the first place was divided ex aequo between two contests: Qianyi Xu (China) and Xiaoyu Liu (Canada), after a split jury decision. Both contestants won 5.500€ and will be touring for selected cities, including returning to our Festival in 2020 as headliners. Also in the podium is Grigoris Ioannou from Greece who took the third place after hard-fought eliminatory rounds. This year we also awarded the best Portuguese pianist in the competition, Rafael Kyrychenko, and Qianyi Xu got the Audience Award for 2019.

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Learn about every detail of the last competition.

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)