Photo: 2018 Winners

2019 Piano Competition  | Preliminary Rounds & Finals

Preliminary Rounds:
Saturday, June 8 from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Marion Cullen Center, Westminster Choir College
Free and open to the public

Final Round: Sunday, June 9 at 3:00 pm
Bristol Chapel, Westminster Choir College
Tickets required


» Read more about the Piano Competition Rules and how to apply

Jacobs MusicSponsored by Jacobs Music, the region’s exclusive retailer of Steinway & Sons pianos, also representing Yamaha and other fine pianos.

Now in its 12th year, The Princeton Festival Piano Competition attracts well over a hundred young artists from the tri-state area, nationally, and even internationally. Adjudicated by distinguished conservatory faculty members and accomplished concert performers, the competition provides constructive written comments and certificates for all participants, with a challenge trophy and cash prize to the winners in each category.

You’ll be impressed with the musicality of these young artists, from the youngest in the Elementary Artist category to conservatory students in the Open Class! We invite you to attend the free Preliminary Rounds and hope you’ll return for the Final Round to see if your favorite takes home the prize.


  • Elementary Artists (ages 6-9)
  • Intermediate Artists (ages 10-12)
  • Junior Artists (ages 13-15)
  • Senior Artists (ages 16-18)
  • Piano Four-Hands (under 25)
  • Open Class (under 25)