The San Jose International Piano Competition is a California non-profit organization with a mission of providing excellence and education through competition and performance with emphasis on Russian music


We are so fortunate to have the San Jose International Piano Competition right here in the Bay Area. An organization of the highest caliber, this annual event showcases some of the world’s most talented young pianists.
Jon Nakamatsu

Since 2000, San Jose has had the good fortune of hosting the International Russian Music Piano Competition. The annual age-group competitions that are organized and carried out so beautifully attract the very best young pianistic talent nationally and internationally, and a number of my own students have benefited enormously from preparing and participating in them.

Hans Boepple, Professor of Music at Santa Clara University
The Competition is truly an entertaining and rewarding experience … and is free to the public! I highly recommend experiencing these engaging performances at this enjoyable annual event.
Peter Jacobs

Compared with the numerous piano competitions our daughter attended locally, statewide and internationally, San Jose International Piano Competition was our favorite one!

John Li


In order for us to continue on our mission, we need your support. Please consider making a tax deductible donation to the Competition now.

The San Jose International Piano Competition is a registered non-profit organization and exempt from federal income tax under Sections 501(c)(3) and 170(b)(1)(A)(vi) of the Internal Revenue Code. All contributions to our organization are tax deductible to the maximum extent allowed by law.