The Santander International Piano Competition has accepted 129 of the 303 candidates who applied for the 20th edition. They accepted young pianist aged between 17 and 31, come from 37 different countries in Europe, Latin America, Asia, and North America, and 5 of them are Spanish.

The pre-selection auditions will be taking place in Paris from the 21 to 26 March, in New York from 29 March to 1 April, and in Madrid from 18 to 22 April.