The participants should be aged from 18 to 30 years old.
The competition has four rounds: two concert rounds, semifinal and final round.
Piano students between 18 and 30 years from Germany and abroad with a repertoire rehearsed to concert standard are accepted. 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.
The competition will be organised in 4 rounds:
1st Concert Round : 8 – 10 minutes
2nd Concert Round : 8 – 10 minutes
Semifinal Round : 10 – 15 minutes
Final Round : 15 – 20 minutes
During PIANALE there will be held 11 concerts. Participants will perform in at least 2 concerts during PIANALE. The concert series are organized like a competition in front of the jury and audiences. No piece can be repeated and it is allowed to perform parts or movements out of a sonata or piano cycle. In each concert between 7 – 10 participants will perform. The program will be announced on the evening before each concert.
The piano teachers will choose the best piano students for the PIANALE Semi-Final and the Final Concert. All students who are performing the semi-final concert will receive a bursary of 500 Euro. The finalists will be awarded a bursary of 1.000 Euro and receive 8 concert engagements , between them recitals in Leon, Valencia, Madrid, Mallorca, Eichenzell, Fulda, Schlitz and Bayreuth.
EMCY Prize for the best candidate under 25 years
Special Award Steingraeber& Söhne (Concert in Bayreuth)
Special Award Gemeinde Eichenzell (Concert in Eichenzell)
Special Award Landesmusikakademie Hessen (Concert in Schlitz)
Special Award Stadt Fulda (Concert in Fulda)
Special Award Fundación Eutherpe Spain (Concert in Leon/Spain)
Special Award KNS Classical (CD recording/both categories)
Jury Award (Recital at Salle Cortot, Paris, France)
Audience Award (Concert in Fulda)
Special Award Piano&Art (Recital 2020 at the Artist Villa CANBRUT, Mallorca)