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Glocal Piano Project 2022

Challenged by travel restrictions and lock downs due to the pandemic, the Busoni Piano Competition and Steinway developed in 2020 a new format: the Glocal Piano Project. The auditions of the first round were recorded in the region where the pianists lived: at 23 Steinway venues in 19 countries on four continents.

The great success of this new hybrid approach — logistically efficient, more sustainable in terms of air travel and, most of all, ensuring more participants and the competition as a whole gain greater exposure to a wider audience — means the format will be continued! Starting on 6 November 2022, the second edition of the Glocal Piano Project will be staged in 12 cities around the globe — carefully selected locations that are accessible to all participants. The candidates will play in front of audiences at Steinway dealers in Seoul, Hamburg, London, Paris, Munich, New York City, Vienna, Beijing, Changsha, Brescia and Istanbul.

Young artists will find uniformly excellent conditions for their performances, which will be recorded by professional film crews. All participants will be given the opportunity to perform on a D-274 concert grand piano, Steinway & Sons’ legendary flagship instrument. The individual performances will be judged by an international jury and also by an online audience. Check out your favourites!

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