Prizes Awarded at the last Competition

1 st prize

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

2 nd prize

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

3 rd prize

The Arnold & Marjorie Ziff Award – Competition Bronze Medal and $15,000 Donated by the Marjorie & Arnold Ziff Charitable Foundation (Leeds)

All medals were designed by Pablo Picasso

Finalist Prize for each of the three additional finalist – $6,000

Donated by: Sara & Prof. Michael Sela, Nehama & Gad Naschitz,in memory of their son Ethan, Liora & Menachem Sternberg (New York)

Prize for the Best Performer of Classical Concerto – $5,000

Donated by the Ludwig van Beethoven Association President of the Association: Mrs. Elzbieta Penderecka (Poland)

Prize for the Best Performer of Chamber Music – $6,000

Donated by Lady Annabelle Weidenfeld (London)

Prize for the Best Performer of a piece By Chopin – $3,000

Donated by The Krzysztof Penderecki Academy Association– the International Center of Music (Poland)

Prize for the Best Performer of the Israeli Composition – $4,500

Donated by the”Zfunot Tarbut” Society

Audience Favorite Prize – $3,000

Donated by Yedioth Ahronot newspaper, in memory of Dr. Herzl Rosenblum

Junior Jury Prize – $2,000

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

Advanced Studies Grant for the most outstanding pianist up to 22 years of age – $3,000

Donated by the Heda Preissman Foundation

Grant to 10 competitors who competed in Stage II but did not reach the Finals – $500 each

Donated by Prof. Arie Vardi, in memory of Bela and Dov Vardi

Special grant to all competitors, to partly cover cost of flight ticket to Israel – Up to $500

Donated by the J. J. Bistritzky Foundation