DATE:  March 6 – 11, 2017

AGE: Pianists ages 13 – 17


Arts Center of Coastal Carolina
14 Shelter Cove Lane

ROUND III (Finals)
First Presbyterian Church
540 William Hilton Parkway

All Saints Episcopal Church
3001 Meeting Street

COMPETITION PIANOS: Steinway & Sons graciously provides the grand pianos for the Competition and its related events. 

COMPETITION ROUNDS: The 2017 Hilton Head International Piano Competition consists of three rounds of competition. Rounds I and II give each of the competitors a total of 55 minutes of solo recital performance time. There is no elimination between Rounds I and II. In Round III (Finals) 5 finalists each perform one movement of concerto, chosen from the 2017 Approved Concerto List, with the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra.

COMPETITOR SELECTION JURY:  The Competitor Selection Jury will evaluate, without discussion, all video audition files on the basis of commonly accepted musical criteria.  From the applicant pool, the Jury will then select twenty (20) individuals to compete in the 2017 Hilton Head International Piano Competition. The jury will also provide a list of alternates.  The Jury’s decision is final.

HOST FAMILY ACCOMMODATIONS: Competitors stay in the homes of host families, who provide lodging, meals, transportation, and a grand piano for practice for the duration of the Competition.