The AMF Piano Competition is held annually during the Atlantic Music Festival with the express purpose of identifying gifted young pianists and providing a stepping stone into the professional world of music. The winner of the competition is featured in a solo recital during the festival season. In addition, the winner will be awarded $1,000 cash prize.


AMF Faculty Members


Contestants must be registered full-session participants of the Atlantic Music Festival Piano Institute and Seminar. Previous winners may not apply.


Preliminary Round

Performance recording must be submitted online by May 31, 2021.

  • Up to 30 minutes of music, contestant's choice.
  • Include at least one fast-paced work.
Final Round

A maximum of six finalists will perform the memorized work in its entirety during the first session of the festival.

  • Two works in contrasting styles

Please note that at least one contemporary work written after 1950 must be included in competition repertoire in either preliminary or final round.


  • Featured solo recital during the festival season.
  • Cash prize of $1,000 USD

All decisions are final. The members of the jury reserve the right to declare no winner.