The Iowa Piano Competition is an intense three-day competition hosted by the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra in Sioux City, Iowa. The 2017 Competition was held March 9-12, 2017.
The competition consists of three rounds:
First Round - Solo Recital
Each of the twelve competitors will present a 30-minute solo recital of their own choosing. Six semi-finalists will be announced that night.
Semi-Final Round - Chamber Music
Each of the semi-finalists will perform a movement (15-20 minutes) from selected piano trios with the IPC Trio. The semi-finalists will also prepare a 5-10 minute commissioned piece for solo piano. Three finalists will be announced following the performance.
Final Round - Concerto with the Sioux City Symphony (Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 3:00 PM)
Each of the finalists will prepare a movement from selected piano concerti with the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra in preparation for a performance that afternoon. At the conclusion of the performance, the Iowa Piano Competition winner will be announced.