It is my great pleasure and honour to welcome you to the Second “AntwerPiano” International Competition and Festival, which will take place from the 3rd to the 5th of November 2022 at the beautiful campus of the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp.
The goal of the competition is to discover new and emerging pianistic talent, to give an opportunity to young pianists of all nationalities to present not only their interpretive ideas, technical freedom and artistic expression, but, above all, to show their unique musical personalities.
The final round of the competition will take place in the Blue Hall of the prestigious “deSingel” Auditorium, and will be judged by a panel of distinguished and prominent musicians.
As a part of a series of 14 international piano competitions throughout the world, the “AntwerPiano” competition is a platform for participants to also take part in the 2024 Dubai International Piano Competition, as the top five ranked contestants will be invited to compete in Dubai, UAE, free of charge and with paid accommodation, for an outstanding prize fund of 300,000 Euro. More information can be found at www.14waystodubai.com
I am looking forward to welcoming all of our guests, colleagues, participants and supporters on the occasion of this wonderful event in the historic city of Antwerpen, city of Rubens, city of art and culture.
My very special thanks go to Mr. Konstantin Ishkhanov for making this possible.
Artistic director, AntwerPiano
Professor of piano, Royal Conservatory of Antwerp
It gives me great pleasure to announce the second edition of the “AntwerPiano” International Piano Competition 2022, presented by CMDI Group, and scheduled to be held in the beautiful city of Antwerp. Belgium is one of the world’s most important international music centres with Antwerp of particular significance in this regard.
This international piano competition will provide an effective platform for young pianists not only to show their technique, skills and professionalism, but also their personality and knowledge when interpreting the compositions they will be performing.
“AntwerPiano” International Piano Competition 2022 also forms part of a series of fourteen international competitions, from which the top five selected participants of each will be invited to compete in the “Classic Piano” Dubai International Competition 2024.
A central aim of CMDI Group is to re-discover, promote, support and document the great masters of the past while providing audiences with a unique musical experience, as well endeavouring to build the audiences of the future to help ensure the very existence of classical music. This project is, as such, especially relevant to these ideals, as we prepare to explore the vast collection of keyboard music from across the centuries that has provided such ample inspiration to musicians for generations.
With so many artistic achievements to its credit, both in the past and looking ahead, CMDI Group looks forward to the continued success of its classical music projects in the future and the further sharing and development of this cherished art form across the world.
I welcome you all to the “AntwerPiano” International Piano Competition 2022, and I wish everyone a very enjoyable time in Antwerp! Good luck and success to all participants.
With best regards and respect,
Mr. Konstantin Ishkhanov,
President of “AntwerPiano” International Piano Competition