Welcome to the 4th International Competition for Young Pianists “Merci, Maestro!”


The competition will be organised in Brussels on April 26-28th, 2019.


There are several categories:

  • Category A: for candidates 10 years old and younger at the time of the Competition;
  • Category B: for candidates from 11 to 14 years old (inclusive) at the time of the Competition;
  • Category C: for candidates from 15 to 21 years old (inclusive) for the time of the Competition.


Application deadline February 25th 2019

Preselection via YouTube. The repertoire is free. Recording can be from any performance, competition or home made. The link should be sent to info@mercimaestro.be
Selected candidates will be informed by the administration of the competition by March 1st 2019

  • Category A: Selected maximum 20 candidates
  • Category B: Selected maximum 20 candidates
  • Category C: Selected maximum 21 candidates


For the 2019 competition a maximum of 10 finalists in each category will be accepted.



  • Monetary prizes
  • Special prizes: scholarship for participation in international workshops, concerts and festivals in Europe.
  • Rewards to younger participants in each category