International Piano Competition
Extension of the registration deadline May 12 th, 2022
April 22, 2022
Online registration deadline.
Week of June 13-19
Publication of shortlisted participants.
Week of July 11-27
Evaluation of the eliminatory rounds and publication of the results and winners.
Pianists of any nationality may apply, aged between 18 and 30 years old on the date of the start of the competition, who have not won the First Prize in previous editions.
The registration period will be open from the date of the announcement to the 22th Of April, 2022 inclusive.
a) The entire registration process will be carried out through the competition`s website using the registration form in which the following must be attached:
- National Identity Document or Passport.
- Recent photography.
- Receipt of the entry of the registration fee.
- Program to be interpreted in each of the tests.
- Brief curriculum.
- A recent recording with a fixed camera and without post-production, in which the hands are clearly visible at all times, for each of the rounds (pre-selection, first round, semi-final and final).
A single link will be sent for each test (in the case of pre-selection and the final round must include two works) with the recording on a YouTube channel, specifying in the description of the video the works performed.
The program cannot be changed once the registration period has ended.
b) A registration fee of € 95 (ninety-five euros) is set where the name and surname of the participant must be clearly reflected.
The payment of the full amount, free of any bank fees, must be transferred to:
EBERLIN BEAUTY INTERNATIONAL SL
Banco Popular, Calle Princesa, 72
28008 Madrid, Spain.
Cta. Nº 0075 6040 36 0601599993
IBAN: ES48 0075 6040 3606 0159 9993
The jury will preselect the participants based on the documentation received and the viewing of the video recordings.
The confirmation of acceptance or not to participate in the competition will be notified to the interested parties, and a list of the pre-selected participants for the next rounds will be made public on the social networks of the competition.
Development of the competition
Repertoire of Preselection
A) An Etude by F. Chopin, to choose from among the following:
Op. 10 u Op. 25 (except Op. 10 nº 3, 6 and 9 and Op. 25 nº 2, 7 and 9)
B) An Etude to choose from among the following authors:
F. Chopin (except those indicated in point A, the 3 Etudes of the Moscheles and Fétis Method and the Etude chosen for point A)
F. Liszt (except Transcendental Etudes Nº 9 “Ricordanza”, Nº 11 “Harmonies du soir”, and Concert Studio “La Leggerezza” S 144 Nº 2)
A. Scriabin (except Op. 2 nº 1, Op. 8 nº 8 and nº 11, Op. 42 nº 2, nº 3 and nº 4, Op. 65 nº 2)
S. Rachmaninoff (except Op. 33 nº 3 and nº 8, Op. 39 nº 2 and nº 7)
C. Debussy (except n° 3 and nº 10)
A link with the recording of the two studies on a YouTube channel has to be sent together with the registration form, specifying the works performed in the description of the video.
It will consist of the interpretation of:
A free choice work by a composer between the romantic and contemporary periods. (Parts of Sonatas will not be accepted)
Duration of the work between 5 and 15 minutes. This work cannot be repeated in any of the other rounds.
A link with the recording of the work on a YouTube channel has to be sent together with the registration form, specifying the work performed in the description of the video.
Second Round (semifinal)
It will consist of the interpretation of a complete sonata, to be chosen from those of F.J. Haydn, W.A. Mozart, L. van Beethoven or F. Schubert.
A link with the recording of the sonata on a YouTube channel has to be sent together with the registration form, specifying the work performed in the description of the video.
It will consist of the interpretation of two complete works, one from group A and another from group B, selected from the following authors:
Grupo A) F. Chopin, F. Liszt, R. Schumann, J. Brahms, F. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, F. Schubert, C. Franck, (except Prelude, Fugue and Variations Op .18), A. Scriabin (up to and including Op .30), S. Rachmaninoff, M. Mussorgsky.
Grupo B) C. Debussy, M. Ravel, G. Fauré, S. Prokofiev, B. Bartók, O. Messiaen, I. Stravinsky, A. Berg, A. Scriabin, (from Op. 31), I. Albéniz, M. de Falla, E. Granados, A. Ginastera, P. Hindemith, D. Shostakovich, G Bacewicz, C. Vine, L. Liebermann.
This round, with its two works, must not exceed 50 minutes, including breaks between works.
The presentation of entire works or complete cycles / Opus or a piece of a cycle / Opus will be accepted. Likewise, entire cycles / Opus of Studies, Preludes, Mazurkas or other musical forms will be accepted. The presentation of several individual pieces of the same cycle / Opus or parts of Sonatas will not be accepted.
A link with the recording of the two works on a YouTube channel has to be sent together with the registration form, specifying the works performed in the description of the video.
The competition establishes the following awards:
First Prize: 5.000 Euros and diploma.
Second Prize: 2.000 Euros and diploma.
Third Prize: 1.000 Euros and diploma.
Diploma of finalist.
All works must be performed by heart.
The repetition of the same work in different rounds is not allowed.
The chosen repertoire should reflect contestant's artistic personality, as well as his ability to express musical ideas. Therefore, the jury will assess not only the interpretation of the presented repertoire but also its difficulty and variety.
The repertoire sent be reviewed by the artistic direction of the competition, reserving the right to reject repertoires which do not meet the requirements of these rules and to request any corrections from the participant in question.
At the end of each of the rounds, the organization will publish the list of participants who will go on to the next round. This list will be available on the website and Facebook of the competition.
No claims will be accepted in relation to the decisions of the jury and the organization of the competition, since they are not appealable.
The organization of the competition reserves the right to modify each of the points of these rules, making them known well in advance.
For the resolution of possible doubts or errors in the translated versions, the one written in Spanish will be considered as the official text of the competition.
Madrid January 2022
No claims will be accepted in relation to the decisions of the jury and the organization of the competition, since they are unappealable.