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Age Categories (Online)

-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 16 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 28 minutes)

Competition Rules (For Online Participation)

-Participants may choose to participate online, without performing live in Prague, Czech Republic. Evaluations will be the same, and participants are eligible to receive prizes.


-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 May 1, 2024.


-There will be two rounds based on video recordings. 


-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 1, 2024. The results will be announced by May 25, 2024.


-Final Round

The Jury will evaluate participants through video recordings. The final round applications are due on July 1 2024.

The results will be announced by July 15, 2024.

-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. Recordings with orchestra will not be accepted.


-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 online piano competition and live concerto competition. 

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

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