Competition Announcements

2018 Workshop with Antonio Pompa-Baldi

The Annual Competition event will resume in 2019.

Upcoming Events

Student Recital Series
Sunday, March 4, 2018


The San Jose International Piano Competition is a California non-profit organization with a mission of providing excellence and education through competition and performance with emphasis on Russian music

Thank you for visiting our website! We update it frequently with news of events and up to date information about the Competition. We encourage you to explore the site to learn about who we are, who has won in past years, and the other events we host to help contribute to the arts. Enjoy your stay!

The Trianon Theatre

72 N. Fifth Street
San Jose, CA 95112

Contestants Perform on a Steinway D Concert Grand Piano

The San Jose International Piano Competition has been a member of the Alink-Argerich Foundation since 2006

The San Jose International Piano Competition is a registered non-profit organization (California Corporation No. C2272259, Federal Tax ID: 77-0570129) and exempt from federal income tax under Sections 501(c)(3) and 170(b)(1)(A)(vi) of the Internal Revenue Code. All contributions to our organization are tax deductible to the maximum extent allowed by law.  

Get Involved!

If you would like to get involved and help us throughout the year at our various events, please click here for more information.


In-Home concerts

Enjoy a series of concerts where past Prize Winners from our Competition and other internationally acclaimed pianists perform in the relaxed and intimate setting of a private home.


Student Recitals

The recital series is open to students of all ages, levels, and instruments, including voice. Participants will perform on stage, in a concert environment. Certificates of Participation are awarded along with special seasonal raffles and prizes! 



numerous piano competitions our daughter attended locally, statewide and internationally, San Jose International Piano Competition was our favorite one!

John Li


truly an entertaining and rewarding experience … and is free to the public! I highly recommend experiencing these engaging performances at this enjoyable annual event.

Peter Jacobs


to have the San Jose International Piano Competition right here in the Bay Area.  An organization of the highest caliber, this annual event showcases some of the world's most talented young pianists.

Jon Nakamatsu