The Bradshaw & Buono International Piano Competition judges amateur adult contestants on the basis of a submitted video. The philosophy underpinning the competition is that pianists often lack the time and funds to travel long distances simply to compete.
Amateur piano competitions
Mozart’s Piano Sonata No. 10 K. 330 Amplified
The systems architect Gorden Cheng took an unconventional path to winning the 2012 Chicago Amateur Piano Competition by playing the Mozart Piano Sonata No.10 in C major, K.330/300h.
An Amateur Pianist Creates a Concert Series
When Glenn Kramer visited London in 1999, the noontime classical piano concerts enchanted him. In London for six weeks while on a summer sabbatical, he checked TimeOut London in the mornings and attended the concerts, usually free to the public, during lunchtime. At Wigmore Hall, he heard Liszt’s “Benediction de Dieu dans la Solitude” for the first time.