About G.Gershwin International Competition

“True music must repeat the thought and inspirations of the people and the time.”
- George Gershwin

The IV George Gershwin Piano Competition will take place November 5-10, 2019 in New York City.
Competition will be presented in 3 age categories: 8-12, 13-17, and 18-37 (inclusive).
The IV George Gershwin Competition for instrumentalists, vocalists, and chamber ensembles will take place in May-June 2020.
Please stay put for exact dates and details in December of 2019.

George Gershwin International Music Competition aims to discover talent, reward brilliance, and celebrate musical artistry.

The Competition is named after George Gershwin, whose music had long been a part of the American consciousness. Truly a pioneer in his field, George Gershwin drew inspiration from European classical music, American popular music, and jazz to form a unique style that would come to define American music.

Offering international talents performance opportunities, the competition aims to universalize George Gershwin's extraordinary legacy around the world. Performing Gershwin’s music for the enthralled New York audience, future “stars” of a musical horizon seek to capture timelessness in an eminent sense of sound…

George Gershwin International Music Competition 2019 is a magical journey to the world of music. A week, full of exquisite performances, master classes, and enlightening community outreach concerts, culminate with the competition Award Ceremony, when the winners will be presented with prizes and concert engagements.

Along with monetary awards, finalists of the Gershwin International Music Competition 2019 will receive concerts in the United States and Europe, recordings on acclaimed music label, appearences with orchestras, alongside with marketing/media promotion.

Founded in 2013 by American pianist and composer Michael Bulychev-Okser, George Gershwin International Music Competition takes place every two years in New York, USA, and is open to talented musicians of all nationalities.