Prizes & Grants

1st Prize

The Arthur Rubinstein Award - Competition Gold Medal and $40,000
Donated by the Pratt Foundation (Australia)

Szymon Nehring

2nd Prize

The Sara & Moshe Mayer Prize - Competition Silver Medal and $20,000
Donated by Kena & Zalman Shoval

Daniel Petrica Ciobanu

3rd Prize

The Arnold & Marjorie Ziff Prize - Competition Bronze Medal and $10,000
Donated by the Marjorie & Arnold Ziff Charitable Foundation (Leeds)

Sara Daneshpour

The designs on the medals are by Pablo Picasso

3 Finalist Prizes

$6,000 for each of the additional finalists:

Jaehong Park
Xiaoyu Liu
Yevgeny Yontov

Donated by:

- Gad Naschitz, in memory of his beloved wife, Nehama Naschitz and son, Ethan Naschitz
- Sara & Michael Sela
- Liora & Menachem Sternberg (New York)

Best Performer of
Chamber Music Prize


Yevgeny Yontov

Donated by Lady Annabelle Weidenfeld (London)

Best Israeli Performer Prize


Yevgeny Yontov

Donated by "Zefunot Culture"

Best Performer of
a Chopin Piece Prize


Szymon Nehring

Donated by Dr. Orr & Liron Karassin
In memory of their beloved grandparents, Herta Auerbach and Zusia Barkai

Audience Favorite Prize


Daniel Petrica Ciobanu

Donated by the Rosenblum Family, in memory of Dr. Herzl Rosenblum, former editor of "Yedioth Ahronoth"

Advanced Studies Prize


Szymon Nehring

$1,000 a year, for 3 consecutive years For the outstanding pianist, up to 22 years of age
Donated by the Heda Preissman Foundation

Junior Jury Prize


Szymon Nehring

Donated by Nissan Spector, in memory of
his son, Guy Spector

Special Grant to All


Up to $500 to each competitor, to partly cover cost of flight ticket
Donated by The Bistritzky Foundation

Grant to 10 Competitors


$500 to each competitor, who competed in Stage II but did not reach the Finals
Donated by Prof. Arie Vardi, in memory of Bela and Dov Vardi

Audience Favorite in the Periphery


$500 – Dimona
$500 – Or Yehuda
$500 – Jezrael Valley

Junior Jury Encouragement Grant


to a Competitor who did not reach the Finals
Donated by Idith Zvi, in memory of her mother, Bella Zvi

Junior Jury Encouragement Grant


to a Competitor who did not reach Stage II
Donated by Rabinowitz & Cohen-Mintz families, in memory of Sarah Rabinowitz