Rules of the competition

The deadline to apply is June 15, 2021 at 23:59 local time of the contestant.

First step: Please send your application by email. After accepting your application, we will send you a confirmation of the reception.

- The competition is open to for pianists for all nationalities from all over the world.
- The competition is entirely online.
- We can accept only videos sent through YouTube links.
- Only videos available to view are accepted. Please make sure you set the video available for us.
- The contestant can record each piece in a different track and send each piece in a separate link.
- The recording can be cut BETWEEN the movements and pieces, but not DURING the pieces.
- Only videos recorded during 2020/2021 are eligible and accepted.
- The application of minor age musicians must be filled and submitted by their parents or legal tutor.
- We kindly advise to send a recording recorded on upright or grand piano.
- Professional editing is allowed. Changing the angles of the camera as well, but it must be always clear that it is the competitor who is playing. If it is not clear, the submitted video can not be accepted.
- Each competitor will apply to the corresponding category, however, it is allowed to apply to a higher category.
- The pieces must be performed by memory. In case of a concerto played with a piano accompaniment, the second piano is allowed to use the scores.
- By participating in the competition the competitors automatically disown the right for any material (financial) remuneration regarding eventual publication and distribution of submitted music video recordings and the other sent materials.
- The application fee can not be refunded.
- The contestants will be judged based only on the submitted recordings.
- The decision of the jury is final.

Age categories and repertory:

Categories A, B, C, D have only one round

Category E has two rounds

Category A: 6-8 years old,
one round, max 7 minutes
Category B: 9-11 years old,
one round, max 9 minutes
Category C: 12-14 years old,
one round, max 12 minutes
Category D: 15-17 years old,
one round, max 14 minutes

Category E: 18-36 years old,
two rounds:

In your application please send us only the first round video.

-First round: Maximum 15 minutes

-Final round: Maximum 20 minutes (the links to be sent to us after passing to the final stage)

All contestants of all categories can choose a free repertory always in the field of the classical music, may be included any period and style. A piano concerto played with a second piano is accepted. Chamber music pieces are not accepted in the competition.

-The application fees are:

Category A: 20 EUR 
Category B: 25 EUR
Category C: 30 EUR 
Category D: 40 EUR
Category E: 60 EUR

We will lead you to the payment process after receiving and accepting your application.