February 26 - March 6 2021, Aarhus, Denmark
February 26 - March 6 2021
Aarhus, Denmark

Aarhus International Piano Competition 2021 has been cancelled

We are extremely sad to announce that Aarhus International Piano Competition 2021 has been cancelled due to covid-19.

During the pandemic we have been carefully monitoring the development in the world and we were optimistic some months ago.

However we must acknowledge that it will not be possible to host a big international competition in three months when taking the current development with an increase in lock downs and travel restrictions in consideration. We have been in contact with the Danish Authorities to discuss the matter, and based on this dialog we have decided to cancel the competition.

Especially we feel sorry for all the applicants who have worked hard to prepare for Aarhus International Piano Competition 2021. We hope to be able to welcome you to Denmark another time in the future.


What now?

All applicants who already applied will be contacted and everyone will get their application fee refunded immediately. 

We will postpone the competition for one or two years. This decision will be made by the board of the competition within the next month.

We have no plan to convert Aarhus International Piano Competition 2021 into an online version.

For us a competition is about a lot more than just awarding prizes. We want a competition filled with live music, audiences, memories and stories for a lifetime, friendship and international networking.


We can't wait to see you in Aarhus when it will be possible again.


Best Wishes

The board of Aarhus International Piano Competition