Prizes


Senior Division Prizes

First Prize: $25,000, presented by Zoya and Michael Reyzis and Astri Seidenfeld
Second Prize: $10,000, presented by the Hershey Foundation
Third Prize: $5,000, presented by George Milbourn, in memory of Peg Milbourn


Junior Division Prizes

First Prize: $10,000, presented by the Payne Fund
Second Prize: $5,000, presented by Clara T. Rankin
Third Prize: $2,500, presented by Gina and Brian Jeckering


Special Prizes

Audience Prize: $1,000, presented by Shirley Dawson
Bach Prize: $500, presented by L. Max Bunker and Anthony Bianchi
Beethoven Prize: $500, presented by Lee Maxwell and Michael Prunty
Chopin Prize: $500, presented by Mr. and Mrs. William V. Ivancic
Mozart Prize: $500, presented by Sarah-Theresa Y. Murakami


Additional Prizes

A guest artist concerto performance during a future season of the Canton Symphony Orchestra, Gerhardt Zimmermann, Music Director.  Artist to be selected from among the six finalists by Maestro Zimmermann.

The artist selected to perform with the Canton Symphony Orchestra also has been invited to perform a solo recital on the Faculty Artist Series at Malone University, a private liberal arts college located in Canton, Ohio.

An invitation from the International Franz Liszt Competition in the Netherlands the first prize winner in the Senior and Junior Division to perform at Amsterdam’s famous Grachtenfestival in the summer of 2018.  Participation includes the Competition’s Master Class Academy in Utrecht and Amsterdam, which features master classes in solo piano and chamber music, an entertaining cooking clinic, media training, and guided tours of Dutch cultural gems such as the Van Gogh Museum and the Rijksmuseum.  Transportation, board, lodging, and tuition will be provided.

An invitation to participate in Pianofest in the Hamptons, a summer festival offering exceptionally concentrated study to a small group of pianists selected by audition.