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COMPETITION RULES & PROGRAM

Instrument categories: 

Piano

String instruments (violin, viola, cello, double bass)

Age groups and program: 

I. Contestants Age 7 or under. 

One or two pieces in different styles. Total duration - max. 5 min. 

Piano: free choice - one or two pieces

Strings: free choice - one or two pieces

II. Contestants Age 10 or under.

One or more pieces in different styles. Total duration - max. 7 min. 

Piano: free choice - one or more pieces

Strings: free choice - one or more pieces

III. Contestants Age 14 or under.

One or more pieces in different styles. Total duration - max. 10 min. 

Piano: at least one piece from classical period

Strings: at least one piece from Vivaldi or one piece from classical period

IV. Contestants Age 17 or under.

One or more pieces in different styles. Total duration - max. 15 min. 

Piano: at least one piece from classical period

Strings: at least one piece from Vivaldi or one piece from classical period

V. Contestants Age 21 or under.

One or more pieces in different styles. Total duration - max. 20 min. 

Piano: at least one piece from classical period

Strings: at least one piece from Vivaldi or one piece from classical period

Competition rules:

  • Only the Judges decide the price winners. The decision of the Jury is final.

  • It is allowed to perform single movements of a longer works (such as sonatas and concertos).

  • Laureates of all age groups are obliged to perform at the laureate's concert without extra gratification on the 6th of August, 2024. The program of the concert will be arranged by the jury.

  • Contestants in each category are required to perform within a limited time. The jury is entitled to interrupt or end an audition at any time and to choose selected pieces from the prepared program. 

  • No sheet music is allowed on stage during the audition.

  • Contestants in the string instruments category will perform with piano     accompaniment. Accompanist will be provided by the organisers of the competition. Contestants are obliged to provide accompanists with sheet music.

  • Performing order is decided by the committee at random. No changes will be allowed after announcement. 

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