Update: Due to the Covid-19 Outbreak, Steinway & Sons has canceled the 2020 Junior Steinway Competition.

The Steinway Junior Piano Competition, open to young pianists ages 18 and under and held at Steinway showrooms throughout the United States and Canada, is an extension of our unwavering commitment to the pursuit of superior artistic expression through piano performance. View the winners and photos from the last Steinway Junior Piano Competition here.

Registration for the 2020 Steinway Junior Piano Competition opens January 15, 2020.

First, second, and third place winners at each showroom will receive commemorative medals and national recognition on the Steinway & Sons website. All participants will receive a certificate of participation and judges’ comments.


Two contrasting pieces for solo piano from different eras of Western classical music including Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Twentieth Century must be performed memorized. Original compositions and improvisations are not permitted. Repeats may be played at the discretion of the performer, but are not required.  In regions with a high volume of participants, judges may need to cut performances off during the audition.

• Division I: Ages 9 and under (max 8 minutes)
• Division II: Ages 10-13 (max 10 minutes)
• Division III: Ages 14-18 (max 15 minutes)

Age requirements apply to applicant’s age as of April 1, 2020. Applicants must reside in the United States or Canada. See the complete list of requirements and regulations.

Questions? Please email competition@steinway.com.