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Hear tomorrow's great pianists today. 

The Charles Wadsworth Piano Competition attracts the best young pianists from around the world to Newnan, Georgia, to compete for $35,000 in prizes. Contestants routinely hail from the best conservatories and top-ranked music programs in the world, such as The Juillard School, London's Royal College of Music, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Yale School of Music, and New England Conservatory, and represent a broad range of nationalities. 

Taking place over an intensive weekend, the competition includes both solo and accompanied performances, all of which lead to the finale on Sunday. 

The competition is named in honor of Charles Wadsworth, pride of Newnan and of the international piano community and is made possible through the generosity of the Blackwell Testamentary Trust.

Location: Wadsworth Auditorium, Newnan, Georgia

2022 Competition


Yang Gao, Mannes School of Music
Hilda Huang, The Juilliard School
Rixiang Huang, USC Thornton School of Music
Aaron Kurz, Yale School of Music
Alexander Yau, Sydney Conservatorium of Music