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PIANALE International Academy & Competition

Next competition: 12.08 - 29.08.2018

Next deadline: To be announced
Categories for the next competition: piano

City: Schloss Hallenburg, Schlitz (Germany)
Age range: 18 – 30
First round: 7 concerts - every participant will perform a programme of at least 15 minutes, either in one or two concerts.

Semifinal Concert: 8 semifinalists will be selected to perform a programme of 10-15 minutes.

Final Concert: 4 finalists are to perform a programme of 15-20 minutes.

Cycle: every year
Categories: piano
Organiser: PIANALE gGmbH
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Website: www.pianale.com


During PIANALE International Academy & Competition participants receive master classes with Justas Dvarionas (Lithuania), Pietro De Maria (Italy), Akiko Ebi (Japan), Yong Hi Moon (South-Corea), Markus Schirmer (Austria), Uta Weyand (Germany) and the special guest Jay Gottlieb (USA). The 7 PIANALE professors teach each student twice and listen to 3 public concerts given by the students previous to the semifinal concert. For their voting both master class experience and concert appearance will be considered. Out of the 8 semifinalists 4 candidates will be selected for the final concert. The finalists are to perform a programme of 15 – 20 minutes.

Further information


Semifinalists: 500 €/ each

Finalists: 1000 € / each

SpecialAwards: EMCY Prize

Jury Award:
 Recital at Salle Cortot, Paris, France


PIANALE is aimed at piano students between 18 and 30 years from Germany and abroad with a repertoire rehearsed to concert standard. All participants are expected to prepare a concert repertoire containing at least four important piano works of their choice that might be performed during the concerts of PIANALE.

Application form


PIANALE International Academy & Competition is one of the most successful combinations between piano master classes, piano competition and language classes. In close association with the Landesmusikakademie Hessen and Inlingua Language School (Fulda), PIANALE provides musicians with the best possible framework for advanced coaching and career planning.

Last updated: 16.01.2018
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