Application and video deadline: 25 November 2018

Announcement of Grand Prize Winner: 20 December 2018

Cash Grand Prize $500 – Live in Concert at Carnegie Hall

Dear Friends,
I am happy to announce the launch of the 2018 Malek Jandali International Youth Piano Competition, open to pianists around the world of any nationality up to 18 years of age. In addition to receiving a cash prize of $500 the young grand prize winner will be awarded the opportunity to perform at my Carnegie Hall concert in New York City.

This year we have selected “Andalus” as the required piece. Applications with online video submissions are due no later than November 25, 2018 and the winners will be announced on December 20, 2018. All qualified talents are encouraged to participate and apply. The joy of your journey to showcase your talent to the world begins with a single note!

In harmony,

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2017 Winners

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Grand Prize

Antoni Kleczek, 11 (Poland/USA)

Second Prize

Selim Khamassi, 15 (Tunisia)
Alvin S. Abraham, 14 (India/USA)

Third Prize

Will Drebitko, 11 (USA)
Ward Lahham, 9 (Syria/Turkey)

2016 Winners


Grand Prize

Michelle Emily Qiu, 11 (USA)

Second Prize

Merry Liu, 17 (USA)

Third Prize

Samia Farah, 16 (USA)

Honorable Mention

Great Young Performer Award

Ward Laham, 8 (Syria)
William Drebitko, 11 (USA)

2015 Winners


Grand Prize

keona Lim-Rose, 14 (USA)

Second Prize

Amira Knani, 14 (Tunisia)
Leila Chelbi, 16 (Tunisia)

Third Prize

Ahmed Mohamed, 18 (Egypt)

2014 Winners


Grand Prize

Fathia Ismail, 10 (Tunisia)

Second Prize

Mai Khalife, 14 (Syria)

Third Prize

Selim Khamassi, 12 (Tunisia)


  • Cash Grand Prize $500.00, Second Prize $300.00 and Third Prize $150.00
  • Perform Live with Malek Jandali at Carnegie Hall in New York City
  • Additional Special Awards and Honorable Mention


  1. Complete and submit application form
  2. Select a solo piano work by a composer from your country of origin
  3. Download the required piano composition score from our “welcome” e-mail
  4. Record and upload a video of your best live performance of both works FROM MEMORY
  5. Name the video “Malek Jandali Piano Competition – Name of work – Your Name”
  6. Send the video link (YouTube or Vimeo) via e-mail to agent@malekjandali.com
  7. Good luck and have fun!

Entrance Fee: $50.00

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