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Palm Springs International Piano Competition

2025 Junior


Jan Lisiecki

Behind the Keys ~ Contestant Stories

A Message From Internationally Renowned Concert Pianist Jan Lisiecki.
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About Competition

Since 1979, PSIPC (formerly The Waring) has hosted its International Piano Competition for aspiring young pianists from around the world, launching many pianists into significant musical careers.
The triennial Competition includes two categories:
Get ready to immerse yourself in the world of musical brilliance at the 2025 International Piano Competition, an eagerly awaited event sure to ignite passion and inspire awe.
The 2025 Palm Springs International Piano Competition promises to be a celebration of musical virtuosity and boundless potential.




April 11-19, 2025

Preliminary Rounds

Temple Isaiah, 332 W Alejo Road, Palm Springs, California, 92262
April 21, 2025


McCallum Theatre, 73000 Fred Waring Drive, Palm Desert, California, 92262
Finalists perform with full orchestra for a top prize of $10,000.
Prior to each competition cycle, notices go out to national and international music schools and universities 18 months in advance, announcing the next competition cycle.
Concert pianists from major music schools here and abroad serve as the Competition’s distinguished judges. Artistry and proficiency are the only criteria to win. All judges write constructive comments for contestants. This is often the greatest value in encouraging and refining the pianists’ future performances.
The Competition also includes Master Classes with the distinguished judges and are open to the public, giving the applicants invaluable one-on-one coaching time with our renowned panel of judges.
Each of the three divisions has different repertory requirements, playing times, judges, expectations, and performance prizes. Logistics must be arranged for venues, sponsors, marketing; and volunteer chairs to coordinate transportation, housing, promotion, and hospitality.
Throughout the very complex planning for each competition cycle, PSIPC continues to raise funds to support these initiatives.
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Reserve your spot in the 2025 Piano Competition and make your mark on the world!
Opens on August 15, 2024.