Competition Rules

Competition Rules (Live)

The 2nd Elevato Piano Competition for International Youth 2021 will be taking place at the Bern Music School and Conservatory (Konsibern) in Bern, Switzerland on July 10th 2021.

 

Pianists of all nationalities between the ages 5 and 18, 19 and up may participate. For chamber, participants from age 16 and up may participate.

 

There will be two rounds.

 

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. 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 8      months. Videos recorded without the intention of applying for the competition, such as past concert performances, will not be accepted.

 

Program change after application is not allowed.

 

The repertoire must be memorized by heart. An exception will be made for contemporary pieces and for chamber music. The order of pieces can be chosen by the performer.

 

Participants may apply for up to two different categories

 

First Round

The Jury will evaluate participants through video recordings. The first round applications are due on March 30th 2021 (Early registration - March 15th). The results will be announced by April 15th.

 

Final Round

We will choose up to 16 piano finalists and 10 chamber finalists to perform live in the final round.

 

The final round will take place at the Bern Music School and Conservatory (Konsibern) on July 10th. The jury will evaluate the live performances of the participants. The final round is open to the public.

 

13) Participants may choose to repeat the same pieces, or perform different pieces.

 

 

 

 

Competition Rules (Online)

Participants may choose to participate online. Evaluations will be the same, and online participants are eligible to receive prizes.

 

Pianists of all nationalities between the ages 5 and 18, 19 and up may participate. For chamber, participants from age 16 and up may participate.

 

There will be two rounds.

 

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. 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 8 months. Videos recorded without the intention of applying for the competition, such as past concert performances, will not be accepted.

 

Program change after application is not allowed.

 

The repertoire must be memorized by heart. An exception will be made for contemporary pieces and for chamber music. The order of pieces can be chosen by the performer.

 

Participants may apply for up to two different categories

 

 

First Round

The Jury will evaluate participants through video recordings. The first round applications are due on March 30th 2021 (Early registration - March 15th). The results will be announced by April 15th.

 

Final Round

Final round videos are due on May 30th.

 

Participants may choose to submit the same pieces or different pieces.

 

We will choose up to 12 piano finalists and 8 chamber finalists.

Piano Rules

Piano Solo or Duo

Program contains at least 2 or more pieces from Baroque, Classical, Romantic, French, or 20th Century

Category A

8 and under (Program duration - maximum 10 minutes)

 

Category B

12 and under (Program duration - maximum 15 minutes)

 

Category C

15 and under (Program duration - maximum 25 minutes)

 

Category D

 18 and under (Program duration - maximum 30 minutes)

 

Category E

19 years old and up (Program duration - no time limit)

 

Chamber Rules

Chamber participants are permitted to use only string instruments.

Program - free choice.

Program duration - up to 30 minutes total.

Chamber participants must be aged 16 years old and up at the time of application.

 

Category F

 Instrumental duo (Except piano duo)

 

Category G

 Piano trio, piano quartet, piano quintet

 

Elevato Piano Competition for International Youth 2020

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