The four 2022 Heida Competition Finalists will give Masterclasses at the Westport Library as a component of the three-day competition. Each Finalist will be required to demonstrate their coaching skills to a young pianist studying in the Westport area. The Masterclasses are free and open to the public.
Hosted by MoCA Westport, the 2022 Heida Hermanns Music Competition will bring four of the world’s top young pianists to Westport, Connecticut to compete over the course of three days in one of America’s most celebrated cultural communities. The winner receives a cash prize of $10,000, and each of the other finalists will receive a prize of $2,500. All four finalists will also receive meals and lodging in Westport during their stay, with access to a grand piano for their use. In addition to a cash prize, the Winner shall receive an invitation to perform a solo recital at MoCA Westport, at a later date.
Prior winners include celebrated pianists who have gone on to perform in the world’s most important halls, such as Spencer Myer, Frederic Chiu, Josh Wright, Timur Mustikimov, and Yue Chu.