Alberti Piano Competition

About the Competition

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The Third Alberti Piano Competition was held in Jakarta, Indonesia, July 30 – August 5, 2012, sponsored by Elly Lim Conservatory of Music (Indonesia) and the Golden Key Music Festival (USA).alberti_review1

Named after Domenico Alberti, the Italian composer and father of the Alberti bass, the Alberti Piano Competition has drawn competitive young piano virtuosos from all over the world since itsĀ creation in 2007.

Winners were announced during the competition week.

Age Categories

The competition is open to pianists of any nationality from 3 through 26 years old in eight age groups.*

  • Group A: age 3 – 6 years old
  • Group B: age 7 – 8 years old
  • Group C: age 9 – 10 years old
  • Group D: age 11 -12 years old
  • Group E: age 13 – 14 years old
  • Group F: age 15 – 16 years old
  • Group G: age 17 – 18 years old
  • Group H: age 19 – 26 years old

* Age as of July 1, 2012

Judging and Prizes

Each contestant will perform two pieces according to the repertoire required for that age group. Winners will be selected by an international panel of judges.

First, Second and Third level winners will be honored with a Diploma in the First, Second or Third Degree and a corresponding Medal or Trophy. Winners in all age groups will be invited to perform at Carnegie Hall, (New York, USA) during the United States Golden Key Festival in May 2013. But winners in age groups F, G, and H will also be eligible to receive cash prizes. The amount of the cash prizes will be determined in March 2012.

Fourth, Fifth and Six level winners will receive a corresponding Diploma and Medal or Trophy. Competitors who do not reach a winning level will receive a Certificate of Participation and a commemorative souvenir from the Competition Organizing Committee.

The teachers of all winners will be awarded Certificates of Excellence.

Special Prizes

Domenico Alberti Prize – $500.00 and a special Diploma will be awarded to the best performer of Alberti’s composition. This Prize was established by the American Concert Alliance, Inc. and Mr. Boris Borisov, Jr.

Elly Lim Prize – $500.00 and a special Diploma will be awarded for the best performance of a piano composition by an Indonesian composer. Recommended (not mandatory) composers include: Ananda Sukarlan (1968- ), Trisutji Kamal (1936- ), Yazeed Djamin (1950-2001), Amir Pasaribu (1915-2010), and Mochtar Embut (1934-1973). To purchase the music, contestants can send an email to This Prize was established by Ms. Elly Lim.

Andrey Komanetsky Prize – $300.00 and a special Diploma will be awarded for the best performance of Juggler by the modern American composer, A. Komanetsky. This Prize was established by the Golden Key Music Festival.

Natalia Davydova Prize

  • Category F (age 15-16) First Prize: $300
  • Category G (age 17-18) First Prize: $500
  • Category H (age 19-26) First Prize: $1,000

Run-Ai Luo Prize

This prize is awarded to the best performers in the following age groups and is intended to be used to purchase music books and/or sheet music to further their musical education. Prizes will be awarded in Indonesian currency.

  • Category A (age 3-6) First Prize: Rp 400,000
  • Category B (age 7-8) First Prize: Rp 600,000
  • Category C (age 9-10) First Prize: Rp 700,000
  • Category D (age 11-12) First Prize: Rp 800,000
  • Category E (age 13-14) First Prize: Rp 1,000,000

The Organizing Committee welcomes the creation of additional Special Prizes with the help of individual or Corporate sponsors.


Winners of Diplomas in the First, Second, and Third degree as well as the Alberti and Elly Lim Prizes must participate in at least one of the Competition’s Gala Concerts on a non-honorarium basis in order to receive their awards and honors. The concerts will be held during the Competition week, July 30 – August 5, 2012. Other awards will be granted to the winners on the day of the competition.