2023 Chicago International Music Competition and Festival

After a three-year interruption, we are thrilled to announce the 2023 Chicago International Music Competition and Festival will be back to an in-person format!

We are so blessed to have many of the world's leading distinguished artist-teachers join us as competition jury and festival faculty such as Veda Kaplinsky, Sasha Korsantia, Boris Slusky, Hung-Kuan Chen, Hieyon Choi, Steven Spooner, and many others!

The 2023 CIMC competition will have two rounds. The preliminary round will remain online, and selected finalists will be invited to Chicago for the final round. The final round will take place July 16-19, 2023, and we have increased the total prize money to $30,000 for the 2023 competition! As always, we will offer many age-specific and special prizes.

Our festival provides the best and most affordable format for young musicians from all over the world to study with world top musicians. In the past 5 years, our winners were also top prize winners at the Chopin, Cliburn, Leeds, and Busoni international competitions. We are looking forward to discovering a new group of extraordinary musicians in this year's edition!

Please join us for the 2023 Chicago International Music Competition and Festival! Apply today!

Contact Us

  • Phone: 1-785-764-3527
  • Email: cimc2018@gmail.com
  • Website: cimcusa.org
  • Organizer:International Institute of Piano Artistry
  • Co-organizers:Wheaton College and Milan Conservatory
  • Address:750 Commerce Plaza II Building 7400 West 110th Street, Overland Park KS 66210-2362 USA