Message from Mona Huff

The mission of the Hilton Head International Piano Competition is to encourage and support excellence in the performance of classical piano music by showcasing the talents of young pianists on the threshold of their careers in a competition adjudicated by internationally acclaimed judges, and to offer additional performance opportunities.

Sascha Gorodnitzki Memorial Prize

sascha_gorodnitzkiThe Hilton Head International Piano Competition is proud to announce that the Sascha Gorodnitzki Foundation has endowed a new prize for our competitors. The $1000 Sascha  Gorodnitzki Memorial Prize is a judges’ discretionary award given to the competitor who shows great promise but who did not advance to the Finals Round. 

2015 Hilton Head International Piano Competition for Young Artists

We are pleased to announce the Hilton Head International Piano Competition for Young Artists to be held March 9 – 14, 2015 for pianists ages 13 – 17. Application to the Competition is available online, and must be submitted by September 30, 2014.


First Prize: $7,000 plus: Summer music scholarship valued at up to $5000 Return engagement as soloist with the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra Second Prize: $5,000 Third Prize: $3,000 Finalist Prizes (2): $1,000 Sascha Gorodnitzki Memorial Prize: $1,000