The V  Moscow H.Neuhaus Festival

of Young pianists

April 2018


The Fifth Edition of H.Neuhaus Festival for Young Pianists will be taking place in major venues in Moscow, such as Moscow Conservatory (opening ceremony), Gnessin School of Music, Beethoven School of Music and Bashmet-Center on April 12 through 17 2018.



April 12. The opening ceremony and jury members recital. (Small Hall of Moscow Conservatory).

April 14-15. Competition stage (Beethoven School of Music).

April 16. Masterclasses of jury members (Gnessin School of Music).

April 13 & 16. Jury members solo recitals (Bashmet-Center)

April 17. Winners concert and closing ceremony (Gnessin School of Music).



The V Moscow H.Neuhaus Festival for Young Pianists  is  open  to pianists born after 1 of April 1999.

Age categories:

A category – up to 12 years of age;

B category – from 13 to 15 years of age;

C category -from 16 up to 18 years of age.

Competition repertoire should consist of one or more works most performed by Heinrich Neuhaus - Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Schumann, Debussy and Scriabin.

Duration of the program:

A category – 15 minutes;

B category – 20 minutes;

C category – 30 minutes.



Application documents should include:

application form, two recent color photographs 9×13, copy of Birth Certificate,

DVD should be recorded in MPEG 4 format (DVD recording of free choice repertoire which should be not less 15 minutes in length).

All applications materials should be received by January 31 2018.

Contestants will be informed on the preliminary round results by March 1 2018.

Contestants will be responsible for their own travel and accommodation expenses.

Application materials will not be returned.

Participation in the Festival serves as an agreement with all rules and regulations of the Festival.

All jury decisions are final and can’t be changed.


Six Winners and Six Honorable Mentions will be selected from All categories.

Jury Members may establish special prizes for best performance of the Romantic composition.

Winners Recital will be recorded and CD will be available for each contestant.

Winners of the Competition will be engaged in recitals dedicated to Heinrich Neuhaus throughout 2018-2023 concert seasons.


Application documentation and DVD should be sent to Organizing Committee of the V Moscow H.Neuhaus Festival for Young Pianists.


H.Neuhaus Music School,

20, blok 2, Mikhajlova street,

Moscow, 109428, Russia;

Tel.: +7 (499) 171 1771, +7 (499) 170 4762.


For questions please the e-mail below



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