College of Fine Arts and Design

The 2018 Kuleshov International Piano Competition

Welcome to the 2018 Kuleshov International Piano Festival and Competition! The 2018 Festival is funded by the Harold and Juanita Swigeart Endowment and Dr. Peter Springberg and Mrs. Lynnette Jung-Springberg Endowment 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. Special interpretive prizes will be awarded thanks to generous contributions from the Jung-Springberg Foundation in memory of Lynnette Jung-Springberg and the Brisch Center for Historical Performance Practice.

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

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