World Pianist Invitational Rules
The competition is open to all aspiring pianists worldwide who will be between the ages of 6 and 29 on the date of the WPI Final Round and Gala Concert. A maximum of 2,500 applicants will be accepted. In the Preliminary Round of this international competition, each competitor will be judged by a team of certified judges. The application deadline will be published for each competition.
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Five Competitor Age Groups
A maximum of 2,500 pianists representing five age groups will compete in an online contest to determine the top five finalists in each age group. WPI age groups are Young Musicians (6-9 years old), Junior Musicians (10-13 years old), Intermediate Musicians (14-17 years old), Advanced Musicians (18-21 years old) and Graduate Musicians (22-29 years old).
Online Preliminary Judging
Each contestant will submit a YouTube performance video of their playing for "blind" judging by teams of highly qualified judges from throughout the international music community. Finalists will be judged during their live performance at The Kennedy Center by an international panel of experts.