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Age Categories (Live)


-Free program.

-Duration can be exceeded by 1 to 3 minutes maximum

Participants may play slightly longer program depending on the selection of pieces. It is advised not to exceed by too many minutes.

Category A

10 and under 

(Program duration - maximum 12 minutes)


Category B

14 and under 

(Program duration - maximum 15 minutes)


Category C

16 and under 

(Program duration - maximum 18 minutes)


Category D

 18 and under 

(Program duration - maximum 22 minutes)


Category E

19 and up

(Program duration - maximum 25 minutes)

Competition Rules (For Live Participation)

-The 4th Elevato Piano Competition for International Youth 2023 will be taking place in Porto, Portugal, on July 20/ 21 2023.

-Pianists of all nationalities aged 10 and under, 14 and under, 16 and under, 18 and under, 19 and up may participate.

-The age of the participant is considered as of December 31 2022

-There will be two rounds: the first round being based on video recordings, and the final round being live in Porto, Portugal.

-35 participants in total will be selected to advance to the final round

-1 or 2 pieces played in the final round can be the same as the first round.

-First Round

The Jury will evaluate participants through video recordings. The first round applications are due on May 24 2023. The results will be announced by June 5 2023.


-Final Round

The final round will take place in Porto, Portugal, on July 20/21 2023. The jury will evaluate the live performances of the participants. The final round is open to the public. 

-Participants may not make any attempt to be in contact with any of the jury during the competition, and vice-versa. Jury members will not evaluate their own students. 


-Participants will be evaluated on a point based system from 80 to 100 points. The final results given by the jury are not subject to change. 


-Video applications for the first round must have been recorded by the participant, within the past 12 months. Videos should be recorded in one camera angle, without any editing or changes. Participants’ entire silhouette and hands should be clearly visible.​


-Videos are advised to be recorded specifically for the Elevato Competition. Recordings made for other competitions or performances, or performances with orchestra are not recommended.


-The name of the pieces should be written in the video's title 


-Program change after application is not allowed. 


-The solo repertoire must be played by memory. The order of pieces can be chosen by the performer. 

-Participants may apply for both the live piano competition and live concerto competition. 

-Participants who apply more than 3x in a row will receive a recommendation letter from the Elevato Piano Competition

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