The International Piano Competition for Young Musicians is held every 2 years in Enschede. This event is unique and is the only one International Piano competition for young pianists in the Netherlands. Participation is open to pianists between the ages of 10 and 20. Beside the intrinsic value of the competition it has an outstanding educational function to advance the professional development of the young pianists.
The International Piano Festival, held in the years, between competitions, organizes workshops and masterclasses, given by prominent pianists and teachers. The Competition makes it possible for its Prize winners to play solo recitals in the Netherlands and perform with an orchestra.
Another special feature of the Competition is the opportunity for participants to stay with host families in and near Enschede. During the Competition a friendly and hospitable reception helps to create a warm atmosphere that serves a balance to the big program.