JMIPC – RNCM James Mottram International Piano Competition

The seventh RNCM James Mottram International Piano Competition (JMIPC) has been postponed.

As a consequence of the global COVID-19 situation resulting in strict guidelines surrounding travel and public gatherings, we have taken the difficult decision to postpone the seventh edition of the James Mottram International Piano Competition. The competition will no longer proceed as planned from Monday 23 November – Saturday 28 November 2020.

Instead, we are delighted to announce that the competition will take place at the RNCM, Manchester, UK from Monday 29 November – Saturday 4 December 2021.

More information, including how to apply as a competitor and book tickets as an audience member, will be posted on this webpage in due course.

Who was James Mottram?

The RNCM James Mottram International Piano Competition was inaugurated in 2008 thanks to a generous bequest from the late James Mottram. Mr Mottram was born in March 1930 in Stockport, Cheshire and studied Psychology at the University of Oxford. In 1961, he took up the post of lecturer in the School of Politics and Contemporary History at Salford University, before taking early retirement in 1982. Mr Mottram was a keen piano enthusiast, and particularly enjoyed the works of Scarlatti, Chopin and Debussy. It was his lifetime ambition to see an international piano competition staged in Manchester to celebrate the music of his favourite composers, and to provide a platform for the next generation of talented pianists.