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Ettlingen International Competition for Young Pianists

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07/08/2020 - 09/08/2020
Ettlingen, Germany
Piano

The town of Ettlingen is organizing every two years the International Competition for Young Pianists. The competition is open to young pianists of all nationalities, including stateless people.

There are no restrictions of any kind regarding the musical education of the competitor (e. g. university, college, academy, conservatoire, music school or private instruction). All stages of the competition are open to the public.

Information

Organiser

Ettlingen International Competition for Young Pianists

Structure

The participants should be aged up to 20 years old that will be divided in 2 age categories.
One or two rounds depending on age category.

Cycle

Every two years

Next competition

08.08.2020 – 09.08.2020 (online)

Next deadline

TBA

 

Application

Registration for the Online Finals must be made until June 1, 2020 at the latest using https://portal.pianocompetition.org After the deadline, no further applications are possible.

The login data (email and password) of the original registration must be used.

Rules

The competition is divided into two categories and the competitors may perform in one category only.
Category A: competitors born after August 7, 2004
Category B: competitors born after August 7, 1999

Competitors who have already won a First Prize in a former Ettlingen International Piano Competition may not compete again in the same category.

Due to the corona pandemic, however, the auditions scheduled for August 8 to 16, 2020 in Ettlingen cannot take place. We ask for your understanding. Nonetheless, the organisers decided to invite the 20 best-ranked applicants in each Category to the Online Finals 2020.

More information about Online finals here.

Repertoire

Category A

The competition for Category A will take place in one round.
All pieces must be played from memory.

Competitors may perform their programme with or without repeats, as long as the total length of the programme remains within the prescribed playing time. The jury reserves the right to stop the competitor if the performance exceeds the time limit.

The total playing time must amount to at least 20 minutes, but must not exceed 25 minutes.

1. One of the following etudes
Czerny, An etude from ”Art of Finger Dexterity” op. 740
Chopin, from op. 10, nos. 2, 5, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12; from op. 25 nos. 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12
Liszt, Concert Etudes ”Waldesrauschen”, ”Gnomenreigen”, ”La leggierezza”, ”Un sospiro”.

2. One movement from a sonata by Haydn, Mozart or Beethoven.

3. One or more works or single movements from the Baroque period up to the present.

The audio-recordings for the preliminary judging should contain the following works:
a) The etude (Repertoire section 1)
b) One work or movement from section 2 or 3

Category B

The competition for category B will take place in two rounds.
For the second round, approximately twelve competitors will be chosen from those taking part in the first round.

The jury reserves the right to stop the competitor if the performance exceeds the time limit.

All works must be played from memory.

First Round: The total playing time must amount to at least 15 min, but must not exceed 20 min.
1. Haydn: The first movement of a sonata of the competitor’s choice, without repeats.
2. J. S. Bach: One Prelude and Fugue from the ”Well-Tempered Clavier” Book I or ll.
3. An etude by Chopin, Liszt, Saint-Saëns, Debussy, Rachmaninov, Scriabin or Ligeti.
4. One or more pieces or movements chosen by the competitor, which may also be chosen from the repertoire of the second round.

Second Round: The total playing time including repeats must amount to at least 30 minutes, but must not exceed 40 minutes.
5. A sonata by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven or Schubert.
6. One or more romantic works.
7. One or more works from Impressionism up to the present.

The audio-recordings for the preliminary judging should contain the following works:
a) The first movement of the Haydn-Sonata (Repertoire section 1)
b) The etude (Repertoire section 3)
c) One work or movement from section 6 or 7

Prizes

Category A

1st prize EUR 3.000
2nd prize EUR 1.500
3rd prize EUR 1.000
4th prize EUR 750
5th prize EUR 600

Category B

1st prize EUR 6.000
2nd prize EUR 3.000
3rd prize EUR 1.500
4th prize EUR 1.250
5th prize EUR 1.000

The First Prize of both categories cannot be shared.

The First Prizewinner in Category B will be invited to give a concert in Ettlingen. In addition to this there is an invitation to perform a piano recital in Trier (Germany).

Selected participants will be invited to a master class at the Junior Academy Eppan (Italy) .

The prizewinners are obliged, according to the wishes of the jury, to participate in the Awards Ceremony and Prizewinners’ Concert, otherwise they will lose their right to the prize awarded.

Other prizes

• Encouragement Awards (Categories A and B)
• Special commendation for young talents (Category A)
• Haydn-Prize (Category B)
• EMCY Special Prize (Category B)

Contact

Visit original competition page www.pianocompetition.org

Prize winners

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