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The 8th edition 

Competition in Tel-Aviv
6-8 May 2024 (hybrid format)

Israel Conservatory of Music, Tel - Aviv 
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Applications and Eligibility

Applications are open 
Application deadline March 15, 2024

  • The 8th Scherzo International Piano Competition is open to pianists of all nationalities.

  • Prize-winners of 1st places from previous editions of the Scherzo are not eligible to compete at the same age category.

About the Scherzo Competition

Welcome to the 8th Scherzo International Piano Competition at the Israel Conservatory of Music, Tel-Aviv!

Established in 2016, Scherzo International Piano Competition aims to nurture young pianists and provide them with performance opportunities. Anticipation is high as we prepare for extraordinary performances from around the world. Our world-renowned jury eagerly awaits the opportunity to witness exceptional talents on our stage.

The Scherzo Competition, known for its commitment to providing a platform for emerging talents, is a testament to the dedication and hard work of the participants, as well as the support of their teachers and parents. 
Past additions of the Scherzo Competition have welcomed more than 250 pianists from 25 countries. This competition goes beyond the stage, fostering connections and creating opportunities for pianists to share their love of music with a global audience.

The warm and inviting atmosphere at the Scherzo 2024 Competition is what sets it apart. We look forward to discovering new talents and witnessing the growth of the next generation of exceptional pianists.

Competition dates

Applications open: 10 January,  2024.
Applications Close: 23:59 (GMT), 15 March 2024.

Preliminary Round (Video selection): 15-20 March 2024.

Announcement of the final round competitors: 20 March 2024 - Postponed to 25 March 2024
Final Round: 6-8 May 2024 (hybrid format)

Jury 2024

The jury includes internationally recognized pianists, experts, and music teachers. 


“Music is a moral law. It gives a soul to the Universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, a charm to sadness, gaiety and life to everything. It is the essence of order, and leads to all that is good and just and beautiful.”



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