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BADER & OVERTON CANADIAN PIANO COMPETITION
MAY 10-13, 2023

PRIZES: $20,000 / $6,000 / $4,000 / $1,000

The Isabel's Joan Tobin Hamburg Steinway Piano
The Isabel's Joan Tobin Hamburg Steinway Piano

 

ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS ONLINE STARTING SEPT 6, 2022

app.getacceptd.com/theisabel

 

 

FIRST PRIZE: The Isabel Overton Bader, Clifford Overton and Francoise Landry Prize for $20,000 CAD, a future engagement to perform a concerto with the Kingston Symphony, and a future engagement to perform a recital at the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts that will be recorded by CBC Music for national broadcast.

 

SECOND PRIZE: The Margaret Foster and Katherine Foster Prize for $6,000 CAD.

 

THIRD PRIZE: The Marion Dick Memorial Prize for $4,000 CAD.

 

THE BADER FAMILY AUDIENCE PRIZE: $1,000 CAD.

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: DECEMBER 5, 2022

Repertoire Information, Competition Rules and Application Online: app.getacceptd.com/theisabel

Online applications only. $50 CAD non-refundable application fee payable online.

 

 

WHO CAN ENTER?

We invite pianists who are Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada and between the ages of eighteen (18) to twenty-nine (29) as of January 1, 2023 and who aspire to a professional concert career.

 

COMPETITION KEY DATES:

Application Deadline: December 5, 2022 at 5 PM (EDT)

Semi-Finalist Round in Kingston (6 pianists): May 10 and 11, 2023 at 1 PM

Finalist Round in Kingston (3 pianists): May 13, 2023 at 6:30 PM

All concerts are open to the public.

 

 

 

The 2023 competition has been dedicated to the late Dr. Isabel Bader.

 

 

 

COMPETITION BENEFACTOR

Bader Philanthropies, Inc. & Isabel Bader