"For me, the possibility of rewatching the performances multiple times is a great advantage of the online formula (…). It allows you to put an end to any potential doubts".
jury member 2015-2017
Dedicated mentorship programs
Unique judging system
Creative approach to help your future
Activities to help you grow
Innovative development opportunities
Open to the entire world
No upper age limit
In these difficult times, when all music competitions are being canceled, we are already working on the next edition of the International Cochran Piano Competition, making it our top priority to continuously offer you an opportunity to focus on your professional, artistic and personal development. We are delighted to announce the jubilee 5th edition!
CD recording session
& residency in Australia
as the main
The International Cochran Piano Competition was created in 2014 as the first entirely online piano competition in the world and was inspired by the music of Julian Cochran – Australian composer.
So far, four editions have taken place, in which participated 500 pianists from all over the world. Its unique formula allows participants to submit recordings of their performances digitally, with no traveling required.
The repertoire has to consist of Julian Cochran’s music. The performances are evaluated by the Jury consisting of prominent, award-winning musicians who do not communicate between one another – so far, these have included Yejin Gil, Stuart Isacoff, Roberto Prosseda, Jacob Shaw, Gil Sullivan, Krzysztof Jabłoński, and Kevin Kenner. Moreover, not only do they assign scores, but they also provide written feedback for every participant, as one of the core assumptions of the Competition is to provide the contestants with an opportunity to develop. Each participant is also offered a Skype conversation with the Jury member of their choice. As the Competition is supposed to be accessible for everyone, there is no upper age limit.