We regret to inform you that, due to the current shutdowns and continuing threat of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Washington International Competition for Piano (WIC) has been POSTPONED
until Spring 2021.

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2021 Johansen International Competition application now open!

The application deadline is December 1, 2020, with preliminaries by video. Semifinalists will be notified mid-January 2021, and semifinals and finals take place March 17–20, 2021. Visit Getacceptd to view guidelines and more. The JIC offers $67,000 in prize awards, with separate cash awards for violin, viola, and cello, as well as performance opportunities for winners and scholarships to Brevard Summer Institute and Festival and Morningside Music Bridge. See below for a downloadable flyer.

JIC YouTube Channel


See videos of the 2018 JIC Winners’ Concert (held October 7, 2018) on YouTube!

Thanks to our corporate sponsors and scholarship providers!

Boulder Cello Festival 2020 

The first-ever Boulder Cello Festival will take place July 29 through August 2 entirely online with an artist-faculty of world-renowned cellists from across the country. Three of our Washington International Competition winners are serving as faculty: Meta Weiss, David Requiro, and Matthew Zalkind.  Open to cellists of all ages. Application deadline is June 1, 2020.

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