The Chicago Amateur Piano Competition is the first contest in the Midwest honoring the fundamental role amateur pianists play in promoting the piano and its repertoire. In the spirit of enjoyment and fun, we offer a chance for amateurs to perform the music they love, to celebrate all the wonders of the piano, and to encourage fellow amateur pianists in a friendly atmosphere.
From 2012 competitor and concerto medalist Thomas Yu:
"Walking on stage was exhilarating. The scene was one that I played in my head as a child many times: seeing the orchestra on your left, and the audience on your right, and you have the best seat in the house...read more"