7th "José Jacinto Cuevas" Yamaha International Piano Competition

November 25th to December 4th 2021
Merida, Yucatan, Mexico


The “José Jacinto Cuevas” Competition was founded in 2008 in honor of the great legacy of Mr. Jose Jacinto Cuevas in an effort to try and follow in his footsteps, just as the great musicians of the state of Yucatan have done and keep doing. The main idea is to give young mexican pianists opportunities to compete and not only learn more about their personal level, but also compare it with their colleagues from all around Mexico and Latin America.

The Competition is a biennial event, whose first edition was dedicated to the 130th anniversary of Mtro. Cuevas' death and had place in Merida, Mexico, from November 23rd to November 30th 2008. Since then it has been held continuously in the years 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2018.

The seventh edition of the Competition is programmed for the year 2021, from November 25th to December, 4th and it will be dedicated to the 250th Anniversary of the Birth of L. v. Beethoven and to the 270th Anniversary of the death of J. S. Bach.

COVID-19 Important Notice

Because of the COVID-19 sanitary contingency, in order to keep the participants, jury and public safe, the organizational committee has taken the responsible decision to cancel the 2020 Edition of the Competition and to postpone it for the year 2021 in the period between November 25th to December 4th 2021.

VERY IMPORTANT: Because of this change, the registration period will be kept open and the deadline to upload documents, videos, and also for payments for the selection test is extended to June 1, 2021. We remind you that the videos must be recently recorded.