MTNA–Stecher and Horowitz Two Piano Competition

The duo pianists, Melvin Stecher and Norman Horowitz, have devoted their lives to performing music for two pianos throughout the world. For decades, they have made it their mission to sustain and advance the importance of artistic collaboration in a profession that has traditionally been the domain of the soloist. For almost five decades they afforded audiences the world over an unforgettable musical experience. Now, the duo is taking their support of two piano performance to a new level through the establishment of the MTNA–Stecher and Horowitz Two Piano Competition.

The MTNA–Stecher and Horowitz Two Piano Competition consists of two rounds: a Preliminary Round, by video submission only; and a Final Round, which takes place live at the National Conference. All entrants will compete without regard to the state or division in which they live or take lessons.

Important Dates

  • September 3, 2024: Online Registration available on Acceptd
  • January 6, 2025: Registration and video submission deadline at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time (no late registrations accepted)
  • January 22, 2025: Notification of selection or non-selection as finalists (5 duos will be selected to perform at the Finals)
  • March 18, 2025: Competition Finals, Awards Ceremony, and Winners Concert at the 2025 MTNA National Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Competition Rules

Please read all Competition Rules for the competition. It is VERY important that you review this document before submitting a registration. This document includes:

  • Eligibility
  • Registration Procedures
  • Repertoire Requirements
  • Video Files
  • Competition Procedures
  • Prizes and Awards
  • Finalist Information
  • General Rules

Please direct all questions to MTNA.

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