RNCM James Mottram International Piano Competition

The 2018 RNCM James Mottram International Piano Competition (RNCM JMIPC) will take place between 26 November and 1 December.

This major biennial event offers an all-round learning experience for young pianists under 30 from all over the world. We are delighted to be joined by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor Robert Spano, who will accompany the soloists in the competition final in the RNCM Concert Hall – which will be recorded for broadcast on Classic FM.

The RNCM JMIPC has been made possible through a bequest from the late James Mottram with a specific instruction ‘to encourage and reward skill in performing at the keyboard the music of Domenico Scarlatti, Chopin and Debussy’.

There is a substantial prize fund including a first prize of £10,000, and the chance to gain a scholarship to study at the RNCM. Travel bursaries are available to shortlisted participants who live outside of Europe.

All participants will receive invaluable learning opportunities: those who do not progress to the next stage of the competition will be given the opportunity to take part in a public masterclass given by a jury member during their time in Manchester. This year’s jury includes Danwen Wei (China), Tamas Ungar (USA/Hungary), Yoheved Kaplinsky (USA/Israel), Ivari Ilja (Estonia), Michael Lewin (USA), Gabriel Kwok (Hong Kong), Craig Sheppard (USA) and Graham Scott (UK).

Applications open on Friday 27 April. Visit www.rncm.ac.uk/jmipc for further information and regulations.



25 April 2018