Prizes & Grants 2021

1st Prize

The Arthur Rubinstein Award

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

2nd Prize

The Sara & Moshe Mayer Award

– Competition Silver Medal and $20,000 Donated by Kena & Zalman Shoval

3rd Prize

The Gilon Family Award

– Competition Bronze Medal and $10,000 Donated by Yael & Zohar Gilon

All medals were designed by Pablo Picasso

3 Finalist Prizes

$6,000 for each of the  additional finalist, Donated by:
Naschitz Family
Sara & Michael Sela
Liora & Menachem Sternberg (New York)

Best Performer of Chamber Music Prize

$6,000
Donated by Lady Annabelle Weidenfeld (London)

Best Performer of a Beethoven Concerto Prize

$5,000
Donated by Ruth & Uriel Arnon

Audience Favorite Prize

$3,000
Donated by Orr & Liron Karassin, in memory of their beloved grandparents, Herta Auerbach and Zusia Barkai

Best Performer of a Chopin Piece Prize

$3,000
Donated by the Rosenblum Family, in memory of Dr. Herzl Rosenblum, former editor of “Yedioth Ahronoth” newspaper

Best Performer of an Israeli Piece Prize

$3,000
Donated by Pelossof family, in memory of their beloved mother Renny Pelossof

Best Israeli Performer Prize

$3,000
Donated by “Zefunot Culture”

Advance Studies Prize

$3,000
$1000 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

$2,000
Donated by Nissan Spector, in memory of his son, Guy Spector

Encouragement Grant

$5,000
$500 to each competitor, who competed in Stage II but did not reach the Finals
Donated by Arie Vardi, in memory of Bela & Dov Vardi

Audience Favorite in
the Periphery

$500 for the Auidence Favorite in: 
$500 – Akko (Acre)
$500 – Jezrael Valley
$500 – Or Akiva
$500 – Netivot
$500 – Sha’ar HaNegev

Junior Jury Encouragement Grant

$500
To a Competitor Who did not reach the Finals
Donated by Rabinowitz & Cohen-Mintz families, in memory of Sarah Rabinowitz

Special Grant

$15,000
Up to $500 to each competitor, to partly cover cost of flight ticket
Donated by the Bistritzky Foundation