• The Hilton Head International Piano Competition welcomes pianists of all nationalities.
  • Applicants must be at least age 13 at the beginning of the Competition (March 9, 2020) and no older than 18 at the end of the Competition (March 14, 2020).
  • First Prize winners of previous Hilton Head International Piano Competitions are not eligible to apply again.
  • Any applicant who falls into one of the categories below will NOT be eligible for this competition:
    • related to any member of the 2019 Competitor Selection Jury or the 2019 Competition Jury, or
    • has studied as a private student or student at a University or School of Music in the past five years with any member of the 2019 Competitor Selection Jury or the 2019 Competition Jury as their primary teacher [excluding master classes, summer programs and festivals] or,
    • has been coached by a member of either of the 2019 Juries in preparation for the 2019 Hilton Head International Piano Competition[