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Gallery closed for J.Y. Park Piano Competition

April 13 - April 14

J.Y. Park Piano Competition

The gallery is closed for the J.Y. Park Piano Competition

About the Competition

The Ninth Annual J.Y. Park Piano Competition, generously supported by the Jumy Foundation, is pleased to announce the ninth annual competition, to be held on Saturday, April 13, 2024, at MoCA Westport.

The J.Y. Park Piano Competition promotes young pianists and rewards the artistic accomplishment of outstanding performers. Further, the Jumy Foundation provides awards to the teachers of the winning competitors. 

Competition Chairman: Dr. Russell Hirshfield, Professor of Music, Western Connecticut State University



Middle school and High School students living and/or studying in Connecticut, and in Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess Counties in New York.



Junior Divisions: Ages 10-13 (as of April 1, 2024)

Senior Divisions: Ages 14-18 (as of April 1, 2024)


Required Solo Repertoire: Senior Division

  1. Compulsory Work: Sonata in B-Flat Major, Opus 22, I. Allegro con brio by Ludwig van Beethoven
  2. A Baroque work
  3. A 19th, 20th or 21st Century work
  4. An American work (jazz compositions are acceptable)


Required Solo Repertoire: Junior Division

  1. Compulsory work: Sonata in G Minor, Opus 49, no. 1, I. Andante by Ludwig van Beethoven
  2. A Baroque or Romantic work
  3. An American work (jazz compositions are acceptable)


Required Four Hand Repertoire: Junior Division (at least one member must be a Junior and a past JYPPC winner)

  1. Compulsory work: Dolly Suite, Opus 56, Movements 1 & 2 by Gabriel Fauré
  2. A contrasting work for piano four hands


Note for solo divisions: all works must be for solo acoustic piano and all repertoire must be performed from memory. For more, visit Jumyfoundation.org



Senior Division

First Prize: $1000

Second Prize: $750

Third Prize: $500

Honorable mention(s): $250 each

Junior Division

First Prize: $300

Second Prize: $250

Third Prize: $200

Honorable mention(s): $100 each

Junior Division Four Hand

First Prize: $250 each

Second Prize: $200 each

Third Prize: $150 each


Winner’s Recital & Award Ceremony

Saturday, April 14, 2024 at 2pm, MoCA Westport


Application & Information

The application process will be all virtual. Please visit jumyfoundation.org for further details. Questions may be addressed by email to info@jumyfoundation.org.

The site of the J.Y. Park Piano Competition has moved to the Museum of Contemporary Art, Westport, CT. This facility boasts a Steinway D piano, and is home to the Heida Herman International Piano Competition. We are excited to be associated with MoCA Westport.

Date: April 13, 2024

Location: MoCA Westport 19 Newtown Turnpike, Westport, CT 06880


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MoCA Westport
19 Newtown Turnpike
Westport, CT 06880 United States
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