We are in the process of finalizing our 2020 program details. Please stay tuned for updated program information.


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, 2020.

  • 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.