October 19-24, 2015
The Competition is open to pianists of any nationality of age 18 to 35, as of October 19, 2015. However, students of any 2015 Competition judges may not compete.
The deadline to enter the competition is August 1, 2015 (see application requirements). Applications received after this deadline date will not be accepted.
Travel expenses to and from Alexandria are the responsibility of the contestants. Housing, practice facilities, and some meals will be provided for competitors only.
Family members/friends who will be accompanying competitors are responsible for their own accommodation.
Upon arrival, competitors will immediately register with the competition committee at a designated location.
All competitors will be required to attend the opening ceremony on Monday, October 19, 2015, during which they will draw for the order of performance for all stages of the Competition.
All music must be performed from memory (see repertoire requirements).
Eight competitors will be selected for the Semifinal Round.
Competitors who are eliminated are not obligated to stay for the remainder of the Competition, but are invited to do so and will be continuously hosted until the end as courtesy of the committee. Semi-Finalists are expected to participate in the closing ceremony of the Competition.
Eliminated competitors will be invited to participate in free masterclasses with the jury members on Friday, October 23, 2015.
Three finalists will be selected to perform with the Rapides Symphony Orchestra in the Final Round. If any selected finalist is unable to perform with the orchestra, he or she shall remain a finalist without being named a winner in the competition.
Prizes and Awards will be announced and presented immediately following the Final Round with the Rapides Symphony Orchestra at the closing ceremony of the competition on October 24, 2015.
The Jury's decisions are final and not subject to review.
All prizewinners will be responsible for appearing in all concert engagements arranged by the competition committee.
All LIPC performances and events will be open to the public, so competition rounds may include a live audience.
The Louisiana International Piano Competition shall be the sole owner and copyright holder of any audio- and/or video-recording that may be done of any activities or events sponsored by the competition. By participating, competitors agree to release all rights to compensation for such recordings.