2024 Spotlight International Piano Competition

The 2024 Spotlight International Piano Competition will be welcoming piano players worldwide of any nationality, between ages 10 to 35.

Learn more about the guidelines for the 2024 Piano CompetitionSee the winners and awards of the 2022 Piano Competition
Taige Wang - Junior Winner 2021

Meet the 2022 Winners

Wilson Liu
Elementary 1st Prize
Avery Armstrong
Elementary 2nd Prize
Catherine Wenxin Ma
Elementary 3rd Prize
Eliana Tan
Elementary Best Classical
Amberly Koh
Elementary Audience Favorite
Kenneth Chen
Junior 1st Prize & Best Romantic
Chanya Methaprayoon
Junior 2nd Prize
Andrew Nan
Junior 3rd Prize
Montivalai Ramida
Junior Audience Favorite & Best Classical
Andrew Yin
Junior Best Baroque
Jackson He
Junior Best Contemporary
Yixiu Lin
Senior 1st Prize & Best Contemporary
David Choi
Senior 2nd Prize & Best Baroque
Bridget Yee
Senior 3rd Prize & Best Romantic
Brian Lin
Senior Audience Favorite
Melody Yang
Senior Best Classical
Jiyeon Lee
Young Artist 1st Prize, Best Baroque, & Best Contemporary
Jingci Liu
Young Artist 2nd Prize & Best Romantic
Wenting Yu
Young Artist 3rd Prize
Trinity Fan
Young Artist Audience Favorite
Hyunjae Yoo
Young Artist Best Classical

Meet the 2022 Piano Judges

Robert Shannon
Director, Division of Keyboard Studies – Oberlin Conservatory (USA)
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Michael Berkovsky
Professor of Piano at Royal Conservatory (Canada)
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Spencer Myer
Steinway Artist, Professor of Piano at Longy School of Music (USA)
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Hanna Bachmann
Concert Pianist (Austria)
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Michael Gurt
Paula G. Manship Distinguished Piano Professor at LSU (USA)
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Meet the 2022 Strings Judges

Boris Brott
Artistic Director at National Academy Orchestra of Canada and Orchestre Classique de Montréal, and Founding Conductor at New West Symphony, Los Angeles (Canada)
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Kelly Hall-Tompkins
Concert Violinist, Violin Professor at Manhattan School of Music (USA)
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DaXun Zhang
Double Bass Professor at Tianjin Juilliard (China)
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Joanna Sachyrn
Concert Violinist, Professor of Violin at Music Academy, Berlin (Germany)
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Mika Hasler
Former Concert Master at Houston Symphony (USA)
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Elementary Finalists No. 1
China

Piece 1:
Beethoven: Sonata F minor Op 2 No.1, I

Piece 2: Muczynski:  Toccata Op.15
Elementary Finalists No. 2
USA

Piece 1:
Mozart: Sonata in D Major, K.576, I. Allegro

Piece 2: Kapustin: Sonatina Op.100
Elementary Finalists No. 3
Canada

Piece 1:
Haydn: Sonata in F Major, Hob. XVI:23, 1st mvt

Piece 2: Béla Bartók: Romanian Folk Dances, Sz 56
Elementary Finalists No. 4
Canada

Piece 1:
Chopin: Etude Op.25-Nr 1

Piece 2:
Beethoven: Sonata Opus 2 Nr 1
Elementary Finalists No. 5
Thailand

Piece 1:
Chopin: Polonaise in G# Minor

Piece 2: Bach: Invention 13 in A Minor
Elementary Finalists No. 6
Thailand

Piece 1:
M. Martinez, Sonata No. 3 in A, movement 1

Piece 2: P. Tchaikovsky (arr. E. Wild), “Dance of The Four Swans”
Elementary Finalists No. 7
USA

Piece 1:
Beethoven: Six Variations on ‘Nel cor piu non mi sento’

Piece 2: Moszkowski: Tarentelle Op.77,No.6
Elementary Finalists No. 8
USA

Piece 1:
Mozart: Sonata k311, 1st movement

Piece 2: Chopin: Waltz Op 64 no. 2
Junior Finalists No. 1
USA

Piece 1:
Bach: Capriccio on the Departure of a Beloved Brother in  B-flat Major, BWV992

Piece 2: Mendelssohn: Songs without  Words, Op. 67 No. 2 in F sharp minor
Junior Finalists No. 2
USA

Piece 1:
Bach: French Suite No.5 in G  major, BWV 816, Allemande/Courante/Gigue

Piece 2: Glinka/Balakirev: The Lark
Junior Finalists No. 3
China

Piece 1:
Mozart:  Sonata in B flat, K.281, I. Allegro

Piece 2: Alberto  Ginastera: Sedina Duo-Tres Danzas Argentinas
Junior Finalists No. 4
USA

Piece 1:
Liszt: Concert Etude 2,  Gnomenreigen

Piece 2: Beethoven: Sonata Opus 2 no. 3  in C major, I. Allegro con brio
Junior Finalists No. 5
USA

Piece 1:
Mozart: Sonata KV 576, III.  Allegretto

Piece 2: Liszt: Rigoletto - Paraphrase  from Verdi's Opera
Junior Finalists No. 6
USA

Piece 1:
Beethoven: Sonata No. 6, Op. 10  No. 2, III. Presto

Piece 2: Chopin: Scherzo No. 2, Op. 31 in  B-flat minor
Junior Finalists No. 7
USA

Piece 1:
Liszt: La Campanella

Piece 2: Beethoven: Sonata Op. 109, I.  Vivace ma non troppo/Adagio Espressivo
Junior Finalists No. 8
Canada

Piece 1:
Beethoven: Sonata No. 23 in F  Minor, Op. 57 , ("Appassionata") 1 Allegro assai

Piece 2: Liszt Étude No. 3, Un sospiro,  Three Concert Études (Trois études de concert), S.144
Junior Finalists No. 9
Thailand

Piece 1:
D. Scarlatti: Sonata in G Major,  K.14

Piece 2: Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No.2
Junior Finalists No. 10
USA

Piece 1:
Beethoven: Sonata No. 17 in D  minor, Op. 31, No. 2, I. Largo - Allegro

Piece 2: Ginastera: Piano Sonata No. 1,  Op. 22 I. Allegro marcato
Advanced Finalists No. 1
Turkey/UK

Piece 1:
Beethoven Sonata op.31 no.2 (1st Mvt) 

Piece 2: Scriabin Valse Op. 38
Advanced Finalists No. 2
USA

Piece 1:
Beethoven: Sonata Op. 109 No. 30 Mov. 1 

Piece 2: Debussy: L'Isle Joyeuse
Advanced Finalists No. 3
Canada

Piece 1:
Beethoven: Sonata in E Flat Major Op. 31 No. 3, Mvt. 1

Piece 2: Chopin: Ballade in G Minor, Op. 23 No. 1
Advanced Finalists No. 4
USA

Piece 1:
Beethoven: Sonata Op. 13, No. 8 in c minor, mvt. 1

Piece 2: Muczynski: “Desperate Measures” Op. 48
Advanced Finalists No. 5
Indonesia

Piece 1:
Beethoven: Sonata No 2 in A major, Op 2 No 2, I, Allegro Vivace

Piece 2: Chopin: Ballade No 3 in A flat major Op 47
Advanced Finalists No. 6
USA

Piece 1:
Chopin: Sonata No. 3 in B Minor, Op. 58 IV. Presto, non tanto 

Piece 2: Beethoven: Sonata No. 18 in E Flat Major Op. 31 No. 3, I. Allegro 
Advanced Finalists No. 7
Canada

Piece 1:
Bach: Prelude and Fugue in F major, WTC 2, BWV 880 

Piece 2: Beethoven: Sonata No.21 in C Major, Op53 “Waldstein”, I 
Advanced Finalists No. 8
USA

Piece 1:
Beethoven: Sonata No7 in D Major I.Presto

Piece 2: Prokofiev: Sonata No6 in A Major IV.Vivace
Advanced Finalists No. 9
USA

Piece 1:
Beethoven: Sonata no. 13 in E flat major, op. 27 no. 1

Piece 2: Rachmaninov: Etudes-tableaux in C minor, op. 39 no. 1