About the Competition

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The preeminent music competition hosted by the Dallas Chamber Symphony that builds on our community’s well-established tradition of showcasing world-class talent. The DCS gives special attention to young, highly talented, professional and pre-professional pianists, and draws from a pool of international applicants. Applicants are screened, and invitees are adjudicated by a panel of respected musicians. This competition draws positive attention from audiences locally, nationally and internationally, offering cash prizes, master classes, private lessons, and a prize-winning professional debut with the Dallas Chamber Symphony.

The Dallas International Piano Competition is presented in celebration of the piano and its extensive repertoire, offering important performance opportunities to aspiring young performers from all over the world. Formally trained pianists, including those with advanced degrees in music, are encouraged to apply. Three rounds of competition take place before an internationally renowned jury panel, and prizes are awarded to the most outstanding competitors. Held annually in Dallas, Texas, the Dallas International Piano Competition is an event that brings together musicians, members of the community, businesses and organizations, and heightens the appreciation of the vast repertory written for piano and orchestra.

For more detailed information about the competition, including rules, regulations and application procedures, visit the official Dallas International Piano Competition website.

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