International Piano Competition

The power and need of the online competition as such showed itself during the COVID situation in the world. This platform gives you a great opportunity to explore your possibilities in the pianistic world of today. It is not only a wonderful way to practice and show your talent, but to present your name to the international public and to professionals. To record a concert or a competition programme is the best way to practice. Recording yourself creates a similar tension as being on the stage: just imagine what a great security it gives you to record a piece several times, to listen it back and try to make it even better: I realise that pianists often play "from fingers", not listening to themselves. Recording and listening back is the best way to advance in this. Playing for a live public or competition after the preparation you have done for this contest is much easier and much more enjoyable for you.


István I. Székely, Artistic director
Contact: franzlisztcenter@gmail.com
Phone: +34 622 73 22 77 (Whatsapp, Telegram, Viber)

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Franz Liszt Center International Piano Competition

3rd Online Edition
February 22-March 5 2023

Deadline to apply: February 10, 2023
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1. The Franz Liszt Center International Piano Competition is open for constants of all nationalities from all countries in the world and will be held between February 22 and March 5 2023.

2. The Competition takes place entirely online

3. AGE CATEGORIES:

Category A: 6-8 years old
Category B: 9-11 years old
Category C: 12-14 years old
Category D: 15-17 years old
Category E: 18-36 years old


The contestants can apply only in one category and only in the corresponding, or higher age category-not in any lower age category.

4. REPERTORY:

4.1 The contestants can choose a completely free repertoire always in the field of the classical music, and may be included any period and style. It is not obligatory to include pieces by Franz Liszt.
Piano concerts with a second piano are accepted. Chamber music is not accepted.

Each category has only one stage:

Category A: up to 5 minutes
Category B: up to 10 minutes
Category C: up to 15 minutes
Category D: up to 20 minutes
Category E: up to 30 minutes



We are flexible within reasonable limits

4.2 All the contestants are obligated to play their program by heart.

4.3 If included in the programme, it is necessary to send us the scores of a contemporary piece.


5. VIDEO RECORDING REQUIREMENTS

5.1 Only recordings made in 2022 and 2023 will be accepted. Only direct YouTube or BiliBili (for Chinese competitors) links will be accepted, we can not accept video files directly sent to us. Please make sure your recordings are not set to "private", so we can access to them.

5.2 The competitor must be completely visible, including the hands and the face.

5.3 The duration of the video can not exceed the time limit of the category.

5.4 It is accepted to record and submit each piece in a separate link

6. DISCLAIMER

6.1 By participating in the competition, competitors automatically disown the right for any material (financial) remuneration regarding eventual publication and distribution of submitted music video recordings and the other sent materials.

6.2 The participant can choose if the recording can be shared on the global internet, on social media and YouTube. To be indicated during the registration process.

7. JURY

7.1 The jury will consist of artistic directors, concert pianists and experienced pedagogues:

István I. Székely, Artistic director of Franz Liszt Center Piano Competition
Dušanka Gavrilović, Artistic director of Piccolo Talents Competition
Alvise Pascucci, Winner of 2022 Edition
Alberto Nosé, Artistic director of Amadeus Piano Competition


7.2 The jury work is based on the internal regulations.
7.3 The contestants will be judged based only on the submitted recordings.
7.4 The decisions of the jury is final and irrevocable.




8. AWARDS

Each pianist taking part in the competition will receive a Diploma.

Category A:

The winner of the Absolute Prize will win the Franz Liszt Center Child Prodigy Award

98-100 points: Absolute Prize
90-97 points: 1st Prize
80-89 points: 2nd Prize
70-79 points: 3rd Prize
60-69 points: Mention


Category B:

The winner of the Absolute Prize will win the Franz Liszt Center Young Prodigy Award

98-100 points: Absolute Prize
90-97 points: 1st Prize
80-89 points: 2nd Prize
70-79 points: 3rd Prize
60-69 points: Mention

Category C:

The winner of the Absolute Prize will win the Franz Liszt Center Young Soloist Award and 150€ scholarship

98-100 points: Absolute Prize
90-97 points: 1st Prize
80-89 points: 2nd Prize
70-79 points: 3rd Prize
60-69 points: Mention


Category D:

The winner of the Absolute Prize will win the Franz Liszt Center Advanced Soloist Award and 350 € scholarship.

With the collaboration of Rotary Club Alfaz del Pi International: Supporting young talents.


98-100 points: Absolute Prize
90-97 points: 1st Prize
80-89 points: 2nd Prize
70-79 points: 3rd Prize
60-69 points: Mention

Category E:

The winner of the absolute prize will win:

-Franz Liszt Center Master Award
-Scholarship of 600 €
-A recital organised by Sombor Philharmonic (Sombor, Serbia)
-Invitation to the Denia International Piano Festival, Spain
-Jury member of 2024 Edition

98-100 points: Absolute Prize
90-97 points: 1st Prize
80-89 points: 2nd Prize
70-79 points: 3rd Prize
60-69 points: Mention





Special prizes:


-Online Master Classes: Franz Liszt Center Academy
-The jury will select pianists to play on different venues in Spain (Costa Blanca)






9. APPLICATION FEE

9.1 The application fees are:


Category A: 35 euros
Category B: 40 euros
Category C: 50 euros
Category D: 60 euros
Category E: 70 euros


9.2 The payment must exclude bank or transfer fees, after we have received your application we will guide you to the payment process.

9.3 Once the application fee is paid it cannot be refunded by any circumstances.


10. APPLICATION PROCEDURE

After sending us the application email, we will confirm you the acceptance and will guide you to the secure payment process where you can pay the application fee with a bank transfer, credit or debit card or Apple Pay.

First step: please apply by sending an email including the following information and documents to:

franzlisztcenter@gmail.com

1. Full name
2. Date of birth
3. Nationality
4. Age category
5. Phone number
6. Short biography (optional)
7. Repertory
8. Links YouTube or BiliBili (for contestants from China)
9. Proof of age and ID
10. Artistic photo


10.1 The application of minor age musicians must be filled and submitted by their parents or legal tutor.

10.2 The deadline for applying to the competition is February 10, 2023

10.3 The Franz Liszt Center Competition reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition in the case of unforeseen circumstances.

10.4 As the competition is entirely online, no transporting costs can be granted to the contestants.

11. By submitting an application, the participant accepts these Rules.