College of Fine Arts and Design

The 2018 Kuleshov International Piano Competition

Welcome to the Kuleshov International Piano Festival and Competition! Funded by the Harold and Juanita Swigeart Endowment and Dr. Peter Springberg and Mrs. Lynnette Jung-Springberg in association with the UCO College of Fine Arts and Design and the UCO School of Music. 2016 marked the inaugural year of this exciting event in Oklahoma City. Named after Valery Kuleshov, Van Cliburn Silver Medalist and Artist in Residence at the University of Central Oklahoma, the competition succeeded in engaging audiences all over Oklahoma City with performances by guest jurors, talented competitors and an awards ceremony that offered $8,000 in prizes: $4,000 per division.

Applications must be submitted no later than January 15th, 2018.

For more information or inquiries, please contact Dr. Sallie Pollack at