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San Sebástian City International Piano Competition (San Sebastián)

Next competition: 2017
Next deadline: to be announced
Categories for the next competition: Piano

City: San Sebastián (Spain)
Age range: 1 - 24 (6 age categories)
Structure: two rounds and closing concert
Cycle: every two years
Categories: piano
Organiser: Escuela Municipal de Música y Danza
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Website: www.donostiaeskola.eus

Rules: The competition is open to pianists of all nationalities who do not exceed the age limit. Each candidate may opt for only one individual category. First prize winner of previous editions may not apply for the same category. All pieces must be played from memory except in the 4-handed category. The jury will be composed of a minimum of six personalities in the world of music and education. None of them are allowed to enter their own students in the contest.

in 2015:
Elementary level 1 up to 11 years
Elementary level 2 up to 13 years
4-handed elemental up to 13 years
Intermediate level 1 up to 16 years
Intermediate level 2 up to 19 years
Upper Level up to 24 years

Detailed 2015 rules

Elementary 1
1st Mention
2nd Mention
3rd Mention
Elementary 2
1st Mention
2nd Mention 3rd Mention
4-handed elemental 1st Mention 2nd Mention 3rd Mention
Intermediate 1
1st Mention 2nd Mention 3rd Mention
Intermediate 2 600 € 400 € 200 €
Upper 2500 € 1200 € 600 €

All winners receive participation certificates.

Application: Registration fees are 15 EUR to 50 EUR and must be paid in before the application is made. The required documents (see rules and application form) must be send to the competition by the application deadline. Unsuccessful applicants will be notified and application fees will be refunded.

Background: The competition was formerly known as the International Competition for Young Pianists and Chamber Music and was founded in 1993.

Last updated: 15.12.2015

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