“What sets the New York International Piano Competition apart from other piano competitions are some unusual rules designed to guarantee that it makes a real difference in the career of a young musician, rather than merely passing judgment on it.” – The Wall Street Journal, June 13, 2012, Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim

The Stecher and Horowitz Foundation, founded in 1975, is an outgrowth of the Stecher and Horowitz School of the Arts in Cedarhurst, New York, founded in 1960. The Foundation is committed to furthering the education, recognition, and fostering of talented young musicians, as well as helping to sustain and preserve the essence of our cultural life through audience development and community involvement. Its flagship programs are The New York International Piano Competition and The Young Artists Series.

Since 2002, The Stecher and Horowitz Foundation has presented the New York International Piano Competition in New York City – a biennial event open to pianists of all nationalities, which includes educational seminars, master classes, coaching, ensemble playing, and performances. The competition provides an opportunity for contestants to perform, network, exchange ideas, and cultivate a support system, carrying them through their professional years.

The organization’s programs also include the Young Artists Series – an event that features NYIPC winners and finalists at dozens of community-based venues, including libraries, houses of worship, university art centers, and cultural centers.


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