(2021 Virtual Edition)

Welcome to the Franz Liszt International Piano Festival and Competition!


Franz Liszt worked tirelessly to search out, elaborate, and express his own most uncompromising and personal musical thoughts. At the same time, he felt deeply obligated to advocate for those composers of his time that he thought were truthfully serving high art as a sacred cause.

As proponents of these same values, we dedicate our competition to the two causes of advancing superior pianists from around the world and supporting living composers from our home state of Ohio. As a performer, composer, and advocate, Liszt would surely have agreed that cultivating young talents in these twin directions would mean making the world a more generous, harmonious, and humanitarian place.

* Please note that the Virtual Edition of the Franz Liszt International Piano Festival and Competition will take place beginning August 17th to October 1st, 2021.

* See below for exact dates.  Early registration starts on April 1st, 2021.

Submission Timeline

Register April 1st - May 31st, 2021 for $100 application fee

Register June 1st  - July 31st, 2021 for $125 application fee

Register August 1st  - October 1st, 2021 for $150 application fee

Video Submission open August 17th - October 1st, 2021

Congratulations to the Winner of the Call For Ohio Composer Competition


Winner: Dolores White - "Sound Echoes"

Honorable Mention: Tyler Kline - "Five Pieces from Orchard"

Honorable Mention: Jack Ballard - "Las Aguas de las montañas"

“Sound Echoes” Score Link: (pdf) (mp3)

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