Our teachers approach teaching with the goal of complete musicianship, taught in a step-by-step approach, using academic European methods and the Royal Conservatory of Music curriculum.

Dio Piano School

Crescendo International Music Competition

We are proud to announce that Dio Piano School in West Vancouver, has been appointed as the presenter and organizer of the renowned and prestigious Crescendo and Little Mozart International Music Competitions in New York. These competitions offer aspiring musicians the opportunity to showcase their talent and compete at the highest level.

The competitions are divided into two rounds, with the first round in BC taking place at Dio Piano School in West Vancouver. All the participants can register through Dio Piano School for either in-person or online video submission auditions. Winners of the competition will have the honour of performing at the historical and prestigious Carnegie Hall in New York, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that is a dream for many musicians.


Crescendo International Music Competition is open to all instrumentalists (Piano, Strings and Winds), duets, ensembles and vocalists ages 5-21.

Dependent on skill level, contestants will be placed in one of three competing categories: Junior, Intermediate or Advanced.
Contestants will be grouped according to their age as of November 1, 2017.

Application Form & Process

Submit your application by attaching an original copy of Application with payments via the following options:

  • In-person – completed application accompanied with full payment in US money order will be accepted at Dio Piano School in West Vancouver1549 Marine Dr #305, West Vancouver, BC V7V 1H9 during our office hours.
  • E-mail to a Crescendo Competitions local representative at [email protected] who hosts the audition where you participate.