JMIPC – RNCM James Mottram International Piano Competition

The sixth RNCM James Mottram International Piano Competition will take place at the RNCM, Manchester, UK from Monday 26 November – Saturday 1 December 2018.

This major biennial event will offer an all-round learning experience for young pianists under the age of 30 from all over the world, mixing opportunities to perform on the concert platform with a series of masterclasses given by a distinguished international jury.

All pianists selected to take part in the competition will have the opportunity to take part in a masterclass given by a member of the jury. We are delighted to be joined by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, who will accompany the soloists in the competition final in the RNCM Concert Hall.

We are delighted to confirm the Jury as follows:

Danwen Wei (China)

Tamas Ungar (USA/Hungary)

Yoheved Kaplinsky (USA/Israel)

Kevin Kenner (USA)

Michael Lewin (USA)

Gabriel Kwok (Hong Kong)

Craig Sheppard (USA)

Graham Scott (UK)


Our media partner is Classic FM.

Read further information and regulations here.

Applications will open in April 2018.