The Hilton Head International Piano Competition is excited to announce the addition of a festival to our rotation with the introduction of
BravoPiano!, a festival from Bach to Brubeck.

The inaugural festival will be held from March 8 – 12, 2018.  The rotation will continue in 2019 with the HHIPC for pianists ages 18 – 30, and in 2020 for pianists ages 13-17.

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Presenting the New Issue of the HHIPC Newsletter

Click here to check out the new edition of the HHIPC Newsletter.  Highlights from the July issue include:

  • Announcement of BravoPiano! Festival and the new rotation of competition events
  • Updates on our 2017 First Prize Winner – Ray Ushikubo
  • Where are they now?  Previous prize winners go on to even greater career achievements


The Winners of the 2017 Hilton Head International Piano Competition are:

  • First Prize Winner: Ray Ushikubo, Japan/United States, Age 15
  • Second Prize Winner: Andrew Li, United States, Age 16
  • Third Prize Winner: Jaeden Izik-Dzurko, Canada, Age 17
  • Finalist:  Arthur Wang, Canada, Age16
  • Finalist: Hoi Leong Cheong, Hong Kong/Macao, Age 16
  • Sascha Gorodnitzki Memorial Prize:  Biguo Xing, China, Age17
  • Peter Takács Classical Sonata Prize: Jaeden Izik-Dzurko, Canada, Age 17

We are pleased that the Westin Hilton Head Resort and Spa is an official host of the Hilton Head International Piano Competition’s BravoPiano!

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