pianoart online piano competition

Online PianoArt piano competition

Welcome to the page for the Fourth International PianoArt piano competition! (POIC)

Ukrainian version please click here

The theme of our competition is The Fairest Competition in the World!!!

The competition will take place during December 2022


First PianoArt online piano competition started in 2019. Since then the contest takes place every year on the eve of New Year. There are many participants from all over the world take part in this grand affair. In 2020 there were more then one hundred competitors from 25 countries took part in the PianoArt online International piano competition. In 2021 there were more then forty participants from all over the world.

Countries of participants who took part in the POIC over the past three years (36):

Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Georgia, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, India, Indonesia, Italy, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malta, Mongolia, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, South Korea, Turkey, Ukraine, USA, Uzbekistan.

You can see lists of the participants here: 2019, 2020, 2021
You can see lists of the winners here: 2019, 2020, 2021



Applications for entry to the PianoArt contest are accepted until the November 30, 2022 deadline to slakva1983@gmail.com

Click here for the application form

Your application: the group (amateur or professional), а biography ( minimum 500 characters ): where you come from, where you live, where you study, length of study. Competitions, if you have a teacher etc., in a free creative form. The executable program (titles of works and composers). Your photo, a copy of the receipt payment fee ( with your emailed application ). See sample application.

ATTENTION! Amateurs are allowed to perform their video on a digital instrument. Such recordings are equated to recordings of acoustic instruments.

Professionals may only perform on classical ( acoustic ) instruments.

Entry fee

The entry fee for participation in the competition is 50 euro ( 50$ ).
Details for paying the registration fee:

$: VISA:
Volodymyr Slakva
( Paysend, TransferWise etc. ) 
Swift for payments in Dollar

€: MasterCard:
Volodymyr Slakva
( Paysend, TransferWise etc. )
 Swift for payments in Euro

PayPal: slakva1983@gmail.com

Other International money transfer systems:
Ria Money Transfer, Meest Transfer, MoneyGram, Western Union, Intel Express, Welsend, PrivatMoney:
Country of recipient: Ukraine, Recipient — Volodymyr Slakva

Contest administration
We will consider request for fee assistance from qualified applicants
Those interested should send an email to slakva1983@gmail.com

Recording information:

Duration should be no more than 20min.

The time stamp to the recording of your performance uploaded on YouTube should not be dated erlier than January 1, 2020. Within the video judges should be able to see your hands and face from a side view. There could be two or more different recordings ( links ). The video(s) should only contain raw footage of clips being submitted to the competition.
Note: please remember to stabilize your camera during recording.

The videos of the participants who achieve the Grand Prix may be uploaded to the channel PianoArt with approval by the participant.

Competition format:

From December 1 to December 14, the jury reviews and evaluates entries.

December 15 — announcement of the results and placement of the winners will be made on PianoArt website and YouTube channel.

Conditions of the competition:

The competition is open to pianists of all ages and countries ( except Russia ). The competition is divided into two categories: AMATEUR and PROFESSIONAL. Both are open to all ages. Neither has categories for age.


You are free to choose your competition program. This performance is a program of 5 to 15 minutes of one or several pieces at the participant’s choice . NOTE: You can perform the competition program with the notes.

There will be two rounds.
In the first round the competitors have to play the program from 12 to 20 minutes. The program must include:
1) prelude and fugue by I. S. Bach ( from either book )
2) Virtuoso etude
3) If time allows: free choice

In the second round the competitors have to play the program from 20 to 30 minutes. The program must include:
1) romantic piece ( from the 19 centure )
2) If time allows: free choice

Contestants video rating system:

Each jury member will rate each video on a scale of 10 points ( 5 is the lowest rating ). Depending on the number of points, the winners will be determined: 1st, 2nd, 3rd places, as well as Grand Prix winner.

Every participant will have his own results page with his photo, biography and recordings. These pages will be visible to everyone.

The comments from those judges who provide it will be placed on the page of each participant and will be visible to everyone.

After your registration is completed (deadline: 25th of April, 2022), a page will be created on this site where you can see all the participants in the competition. There will be a photo of the participant, his brief biography and video recording of his performance on this page.


Everyone will have their own page in competition results area. Photo, biography, video link(s), Judges comments and viewer comments.


Due to the situation in Ukraine there is no money prizes on PianoArt 2022.

All participants will recieve a diploma and comments from those Judges who provide it.

Special online courses or lessons awards will be given to some of the participants.


You can read about the jury members profiles here

Judges can’t evaluate their own students.

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