COMPETITION REGULATIONS

Article 1. GENERAL PROVISIONS

1.1. The competition is open to pianists of all nationalities.
1.2. The Organizing Committee can reject applications for participation in the competition.

1.3. The Amateur Pianists category is intended exclusively for non-professional pianists.

1.4. At the request of the candidate, he/she can receive a certificate of participation in the competition.

1.5. All photos and videos of the participants taken during the competition are the property of the competition.

1.6. All photos and videos sent by the participants to the Organizing Committee of the competition can be used by it for the purpose of advertising the competition at a later date.


Article 2. THE JURY

2.1. The jury has the right not to award all prizes.
2.2. The decision of the jury is final without the right of appeal.

2.3. The jury member does not have the right to vote for the participant with whom he/she is in kinship, as well as for the participant who is his/her student.

2.4 The jury member has the right to vote for his/her former student provided the teaching activities ended at least one year prior to the competition.

Article 3. CANCELLATION OF THE COMPETITION


3.1. In case of cancellation of the Competition by the Organizing Committee, the registration fee will be paid back to the participant.

 

Article 4. VIDEO SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

4.1. Edited/processed demo video will not be accepted. Separate takes between different pieces (not individual movements or set pieces) are permitted.
4.2. The applicant’s face and hands have to be clearly visible.
4.3. The title of the recording must include the following information: full name of participant, the title of the pieces performed (including the opus number), name of composers, duration of performance, date and time of recording. 
4.4. Professional recording is not mandatory, but the submitted recording should have acceptable video and audio quality (at least 720p) with minimal background noise.

4.5. The video should be recent. Recordings made before January 1, 2020 will not be accepted.

4.6. The video could be uploaded and submitted by link (YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion or similar video online platforms). The video in this case should not be private.

PROGRAMME

Young talents:  category A 

Age:  8 years old and younger 

Maximum duration of the programme is 5 minutes 

A free program consisting of two or more pieces of different period and different style

 

Young talents:  category B 

Age:  9 – 12 years old 

Duration of the programme is 8 to 12 minutes 

A free program consisting of two or more pieces of different period and different style

Young talents:  category C

Age:  13 – 15 years old 

Duration of the programme is 15 to 20 minutes 

A free program consisting of two or more pieces of different period and different style

 

Amateur Pianists category

Professional pianists are not admitted

Age:  16 years old and older (no age limit) 

Duration of the programme is 10 to 20 minutes

A free program consisting of two or more pieces of different period and different style

PRIZES

Young talents:  category A: the 1st Prize – 60 €; the 2nd  and the 3rd Prizes – honorary diplomas

Young talents:  category B: the 1st Prize – 100 €; the 2nd  and the 3rd Prizes – honorary diplomas

Young talents:  category C: the 1st Prize – 150 €; the 2nd  and the 3rd Prizes – honorary diplomas

Young talents:  category D: the 1st Prize – 150 €; the 2nd  and the 3rd Prizes – honorary diplomas

 Amateur Pianists category: the 1st Prize – a recital in Paris; the 2nd  and the 3rd Prizes – honorary diplomas

LAUREATES’ CONCERT

of all the categories will be held in Paris, in October, 2020 

(the exact date and venue will be specified later)

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