Competition Details

The Globe International Piano Competition will be held in presence in Hilversum, The Netherlands. It will consist of 3 rounds. First round will be by video selection. Best 60 contestants will be invited to come to play live on Saturday, 11th of March 2023. Best 3 pianists from each age category will proceed to the final round on Sunday, 12th of March 2023. All live rounds will be held at MCO, Hilversum, The Netherlands, Heuvellaan 33. It will be open to pianists of any nationality according to the age categories below. It will be NOT mandatory to play the music by memory.

All is free repertoire and repertoire may be repeated in several rounds.

Video preselection

  • Category A max 6 min (9 years old and under)
  • Category B max 9 min (10 - 13)
  • Category C max 12 min (14 - 17)
  • Caregory D max 15 min (18 - 21)

Semi Final

  • Category A max 5 min (9 years old and under)
  • Category B max 6 min (10 - 13)
  • Category C max 8 min (14 - 17)
  • Category D max 10 min (18 - 21)

Sunday final round

Maximum 3 contestants of each age group
  • Category A max 5min
  • Category B max 6min
  • Category C max 8min
  • Category D max 10min

Application fees

  • Category A €50
  • Category B €60
  • Category C €70
  • Category D €80


  • Category A: First absolute prize (required 98\100 points) with HIGHEST POINTS €250
  • Category B: First absolute prize with HIGHEST POINTS €450
  • Category C.: First absolute prize with HIGHEST POINTS €600
  • Category D: First absolute prize with HIGHEST POINTS €850
It will be possible to divide the echonomic prize in the case of ex-aequo (exactly equal score)

Special Prizes

  • 2 free applications to Orbetello Piano Competition to be chosen from the semifinalists
  • 1 free application to Alicante Intl Piano Competition
  • 1 free application to Franz Liszt Center (online)
  • 1 free application to Great Piano Masters (online)
  • 1 free non intensivo participation to the Globe International Summer School in August 2023 in Hilversum to the value of 330 euro
  • 1 free non intensivo participation to the Orbetello Summer School in Tuscany, Italy in July 2023, in value of 400 euro. PUBLIC PRIZE, chosen from the finalists by the audience.
  • 2 piano benches sponsored by Oostendorp Muziek to the value of 189 euro
  • Several online masterclasses with the jury
Additional special prizes will follow in the next few weeks.

Limited host families will be available for people who will need financial support to afford to attend this competition.

There will be 15 piano's available for practise during the competition, 1 piano is shared by 4 competitors. A practise schedule will be given to you. Practise piano's are in the same venue as the competition hall.

Application deadline: January 22nd 2023

Results will be available by February 9th 2023.

All videos and pictures made during the competition are owned by GIPC and may be used for promotion on social media and website. If a competitor wishes to not be included in above-mentioned media, they should contact GIPC before the competition starts. However, this rule must apply to all finalists.

By signing up for this competition, you accept all terms and conditions of the competition.