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Paul Badura - Skoda
International Piano Competition Vienna

The 2nd Paul Badura-Skoda International Piano Competition Vienna
is an online competition exclusively for piano players from all countries.

This competition aims to celebrate and continue the legacy of the renowned pianist Paul Badura-Skoda by providing a platform for pianists to showcase their talent globally. 
Submission deadline: September 23,  2024 - Results announcement: October 7, 2024  - The participation fee is: 35 €

  • Main Prizes: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.

  • Honorary Prizes: Special recognition awards.

  • Grand Prix Prize: The winner receives a live performance opportunity at Mozarthaus Vienna, along with an audio and video recording of the performance.

  • Open to pianists of all nationalities.

  • It is entirely online, making it accessible to participants worldwide.

  • Dedicated to celebrating the legacy of Paul Badura-Skoda, one of the most influential pianists of his time.

  • Performances are judged by a panel of esteemed musicians and educators, ensuring high standards and fair evaluations.

  • Participants can submit their performances virtually, providing a unique opportunity to showcase their talent on an international platform without the need for travel.

Vienna Cultural Association Culture Meeting Point Vienna (CMP Vienna), in collaboration with Mozarthaus Vienna, is proud to present the Paul Badura-Skoda International Piano Competition Vienna.

The primary purpose of the competition, aside from the prizes, is its educational value. It aims to provide musicians in training and at the outset of their careers with a platform to assess their skills and showcase their talents to the audience. Vienna Cultural Association Culture Meeting Point Vienna (CMP Vienna), an organization established since 1995, proudly hosts the Paul Badura-Skoda International Piano Competition Vienna. We extend a warm welcome to participants from around the world for this exceptional event in the heart of Europe - Vienna, a city steeped in rich traditions, offering an exciting present, and promising to be the world capital of music in the future.

Our competitions are designed to be accessible to candidates from all corners of the globe. Hosting live performances ensures that participants reach a wide audience, with videos of all finalists documented on our website and award winners announced on our social media platforms. The competition's juries comprise esteemed faculty from the International Music Academy and distinguished guest judges.

Competition Rules and Regulations

The competition is open to musicians of all ages and nationalities.

Age Consideration
The age of the applicant on September 23, 2024, will determine the age group.


*The repertoire can be freely chosen.

*The length of the performance in the video link is not limited.

*If the recordings are short, they can be included in a single video link.

*There is no minimum time requirement.

Publication of Results
The official results will be posted on October 7, 2024, on our website and our social media Addressee.

* All winners' names will be published on our website and social media channels (Instagram, Facebook, YouTube) on the dates mentioned in the announcement.*

Application Deadline
The application deadline is September 23, 2024

Video Recording Requirements

The recording should be taken by one camera, showing the face and hands of the musician.

Video links should be provided at the time of registration, but can also be submitted via email up until the registration deadline.


By registering, participants allow the organizer to freely use the submitted photos, audio, and video recordings for documentation and public relations on its website and social media.



*All award-winning participants will receive a certificate of achievement via email.
*Printed certificates can be sent by post upon request (additional ordering and shipping costs)

*Participants who have not received an award can receive a certificate of participation by email upon request (It can be sent electronically for 23 euros).

*Teacher persons can also receive certificates upon request (It can be sent electronically for 23 euros).

Publication Rights

By participating in the competition, participants agree to the possible publication and popularization of the submitted recordings and photos for advertising purposes. The organizers reserve the right to edit and crop photos of participants for publication on the Internet.


*In each category, the jury awards 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes, special jury prizes, and special mentions based on the participant's score.

*One winner selected by the jury members from all categories will be awarded the Grand Prize.

*The Grand Prize winner will be invited to perform live at Mozarthaus Vienna and will receive an audio and video recording of the performance.

Category and registration fee

Category A: 18 years old and above

Category B: 15 - 17 years old

Category C: 12 - 14 years old

Category D:   9 - 11 years old

Category E: up to 8 years old

A participation fee is 35 € for Solo

Category Piano Duos (The registration fee is 30€ per musician, with no age limit)

Registration Requirements
Candidates will need the following documents to register

1- Application form  >>> Apply!

2- Passport or ID copy (with photo)

3- Biography (in English)

4- Artistic photo (with the name of the photographer)

5- Video link (YouTube)

6- Proof of payment of the participation fee via bank, Revolut, Wise, or PayPal transfer. (If you are unable to pay with PayPal in your country, please contact us for an alternative transfer fee.) 

Please send All documents for submission before September 23, 2024, an e-mail to 

A participation fee is 35 € for Solo
Piano Duos (The registration fee is 30€ per musician, with no age limit)


via PayPal: (Please don’t forget! PAYPAL transfer charges are to be covered by the applicant)    


PayPal account:


via Revolut transfer to Revolut.Me:

via  bank account: (all transfer and bank charges are to be covered by the applicant)    

Bank: Bank Austria UniCredit    

Name: Culture Meeting Point    

IBAN: AT96 1200 0006 0177 8103    


Address: UniCredit Bank Austria AG Rothschildplatz 1, A-1020 Vienna/AUSTRIA

*When making the payment, it is imperative to indicate the full NAME of the participant and specify "Paul Badura-Skoda Piano Competition."

*Once the application fee is paid, it cannot be refunded under any circumstances. Candidates agree to the terms and conditions of the competition upon payment.
*Due to delays in the evaluation process by the competition jury committee, the organization reserves the right to change the dates provided for the announcement of the results.

Paul Badura-Skoda International Piano Competition Vienna respects the rights and privacy of all and does not discriminate based on ethnicity, race, nationality, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.

Final Judgement

The jury's decision is final.


Application form >>> APPLY!

We offer a secure connection for payment. After submitting the application, you will be redirected to the payment platform.

Jury Members
Oleg Marshev (Concert Pianist and Professor at Anton Bruckner University in Linz) -

Igor Cognolato (Concert Pianist and Professor at Conservatory Benedetto Marcello in Venice) - Christian Schulz (Conductor and player at Wiener Symphoniker & Professor at Richard Wagner Conservatory of Vienna)                                                                                             

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