This Competition represents our commitment to pursuing superior artistic expression through piano performance!


Registration is now open to New England applicants and will continue through May 15th, 2023.

The deadline for video submission will be May 20th, 2023 at 11:59 pm via a separate video submission form.

Once your registration is complete and payment received, we will send the video submission form via email.

The Competition will consist of three divisions as follows:

  • Division I: Ages 10 and under
  • Division II: Ages 11-14  
  • Division III: Ages 15-18

Preliminary Round: ALL participants will submit a video via YouTube for adjudication. Instructions on the video format and submission TBA.

In 2023, we are adding two exclusive events for early registrants.

Master Class with Pavel Nersessian

May 7th, 4 pm, M. Steinert & Sons Newton

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Secrets of Steinway with Patrick Elisha

April 22nd, 4pm. M. Steinert & Sons Newton

Learn More

Final Round: ALL Finalists will perform LIVE at the Final Round of the Competition to be held on Sunday, June 11th, 2023.

Registration Fee $125


  • Division I: First Prize – $200 | Second Prize – $125 | Third Prize – $75
  • Division II: First Prize – $350 | Second Prize – $225 | Third Prize – $125
  • Division III: First Prize – $500 | Second Prize – $300 | Third Prize – $200

First, second, and third-place winners will also receive commemorative medals and recognition on the Steinway Society of Massachusetts website. Finalists will receive a Certificate of Achievement. All participants will receive the judges’ comments.


Two contrasting pieces for solo piano from different eras of Western classical music: the first from the Baroque or Classical, and the second from the Romantic or Twentieth/Twenty-First Century. All music must be performed from memory.

  • Division I: Ages 10 and under (max 9 minutes)
  • Division II: Ages 11-14 (max 12 minutes)
  • Division III: Ages 15-18 (max 15 minutes)

Age requirements apply to the applicant’s age as of April 1, 2023. Open to applicants from the surrounding region.

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