Event policies

  • Winners of the Reno-Tahoe Piano Competition are selected based on exceptional musicianship, technical mastery, communication ability as a performer, originality, spontaneity, individuality, and versatility. The judges are given the flexibility to select winners based on these criteria.
  • There will be two assigned judges from two areas: piano and composition.
  • At the conclusion of the competition, winners of each division will be announced to the public. Their names and photos will be posted on the website.
  • The order of appearance of pianists will be determined and scheduled arbitrary and will be notified two weeks prior to the competition.
  • Each contestant will be judged by a wide variety of parameters such as musicianship, technical mastery, communication ability as a performer, originality, spontaneity, individuality, and versatility.
  • The decision of the judges is final and not subject to questions, revisions, or appeal.
  • All works are to be performed from memory.
  • RTPC reserves the right to audio record, video, and photograph as well as displaying the winners on the website and social media as such.