Conservatory of Pilsen
The participants should be aged up to 30 years old.
Between one and three rounds, depending on age category.
Every two years
03.11.2020 – 09.11.2020
Each applicant must:
1) fill in an application form by 31 August, 2020.
2) enclose an entry fee until 31 August, 2020.
The entry fee for foreign participants in the Competition amounts to 60 EUR (entry fee is non-reversible)
The entry fee should be credited to the following account number:
IBAN: CZ71 0800 0000 0019 7254 3223
The following documents should be attached to the application form (for foreign participants):
– an electronic copy of the applicant´s passport, stating the applicant´s name, date of birth and passport number
– a portrait photograph of the applicant in an image file format required in the on-line application form
The organiser will acknowledge the receipt and acceptance of applications and confirm applicant´s participant by 15 September, 2020.
The competition is divided into three categories and is open to Czech and foreign pianists who:
a) comply with the age limit of 16 years for the first category (born in 2004 and later) – one round.
b) comply with the age limit of 20 years for the second category (born in 2000 and later) – two rounds.
c) comply with the age limit of 30 years for the third category (born in 1990 and later) – three rounds.
In the third category the jury will select only four contestants to compete in the third round (the Finals).
In the Finals of the Third category, the competitors will be accompanied by the Pilsen Philharmonic Orchestra.
All works in all competition rounds must be performed from memory.
The order of the works performed in individual rounds is the competitors´ free choice with the exception of the free chosen composition.
The composition of a free choice must be played as the last one in every round of the Competition.
The competition performances are open to members of the public.
Any change in the competitors repertoire can be announced to the organizer of the Competition until 30 September, 2020 in a written way or using an e-mail. It is not possible to change the repertoire after this date.
In the event that any radio or TV broadcast or recordings of the competition performances be made, these are at the organiser´s disposal and shall serve to promote the competition. In the event of any commercial use of any recording, this will be the subject of further negotiations.
The time limit of the entire performance is 20 minutes.
A shorter performing time of B. Smetana´s works will result in the disqualification of the competitor.
The composition of a free choice of candidate must be played as the last one.
Every category will perform a different programme.
To know the programme of every category, visit this link.
1st prize: CZK 10, 000
2nd prize: CZK 5, 000
3rd prize: CZK 3, 000
1st prize: CZK 30, 000
2nd prize: CZK 15, 000
3rd prize: CZK 8, 000
1st prize: CZK 50, 000
2nd prize: CZK 25, 000
3rd prize: CZK 12, 000
CZK 30, 000