The Satori CM encourages the study of music, creates performing opportunities and enriches the culture of the community.

Welcome to our 2nd Annual Young Pianist Contest!  After many years of successfully hosting the Satori Strings Contest, there have been quite a few inquiries to include a piano contest.  Since we are going to move our event to a bigger venue this year, we thought that it would be the perfect opportunity to begin a piano contest.  The Satori Young Pianist Contest 2017 will be held at the same time and location as Satori Strings Contest.  Please check out our new categories for the piano contest, you will find that our principles are still focused on the encouragement of learning music.  We hope you will like our contributions and enjoy these summer events.  Good luck to all young pianists

The Satori Young Pianist Contest is sponsored by Amac Violin Center and Satori Strings Inc.
Students under the age of 19 years old are eligible to participate.

 Up coming contest:  2018 Satori Young Pianist Contest

Sign-up deadline: June 23, 2018


Please note: The Satori Summer Contest' location has changed to:

Azusa Pacific University - East Campus
901 E. Alosta Ave
Azusa, CA 91702

All contest events will start at 9:00 AM everyday

Please send your application <forms, letter> to the following address.

Satori Strings
67 E. Floral Ave.
Arcadia, CA 91006

Quick Guide to Categories:

Virtuoso and Young Artist Grand Prizes = GP (Age 14  - 19)

Junior Virtuoso and Young Artist Grand Prizes = JGP (Age 13  or younger)


Prodigy Solo (young violinist) = P

Prodigy American = PA

Prodigy Bach (baroque) = PB

Prodigy Concerto = PC

Open Solo = O

Open American = A

Open Bach (baroque) = B

Open Ensemble String Duet = SD

Open Ensemble String Piano Trio = TR

Open Ensemble String Quartet = SQ

Open Ensemble Piano Quartet/Quintet = PQ

Qualified Solo = Q

Qualified American = QA

Qualified Bach (baroque) = QB

Qualified String Duet = SD/Q

Qualified String/Piano Trio = TR/Q

Qualified String Quartet = SQ