1. Chopin Festival-Youth is open to participants of all nationalities.

2. The competition comprises of participants up to 18 years old.

3. The competition is divided into 6 categories:

Mini Junior A1 (4
&5 years old)
Category A (7 and under)
Category B (10 and under)
Category C (13 and under)
Category D (15 and under)
Category E (18 and under)

4. The application deadline is January 20 2023 at 23:59 PST/11:59 pm
The age of the participant is considered as of December 31 2022

5. All participants can submit one or multiple YouTube videos

6. Competition repertoire must be played from memory

7. Results will be announced on our website and
Facebook page on February 22 2023

8. The Competition's Commitee has the authority to interpret the rules of the competition, and make any changes if necessary.

9. Videos must not be filmed more than 10 months prior to submission. 

10. The video must clearly show the pianist’s face and hands in the frame at all times.
The video must be shot from one fixed angle/position. The quality of the videos
must be good and clear.

11. Videos cannot be filmed from any other concert performance. Videos must have been filmed specifically for the Chopin Festival-
Youth Competition.

12, The sound of the videos cannot have any echo

Repertoire Rules

Mini Junior A1 (4&5 years old )
1 Chopin Piece of free choice

Category A (7 and under)
1 Chopin Piece of free choice

Category B (10 and under)
2 Chopin Pieces of free choice

Category C (13 and under)
1 nocturne + 2 Chopin pieces of free choice

Category D (15 and under)
1 Chopin Etude + 1 Nocturne + 1 Waltz or Mazurka + 1 Chopin Piece of free choice

Category E (
18 and under)
2 Chopin Etudes
1 Scherzo, or Ballade, or Fantasy, or Barkarolle
1 Polonaise, or 1 opus from the Mazurkas, or 1 opus from the Waltzes
6 of the 24 preludes from op. 28 (Free choice)