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International Piano

Competition in Tel-Aviv
8-9 May 2023 - Hybrid Format

the 7th edition

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Mission​

Regulation & repertoire requirements

​Established in 2016 Scherzo international piano competition aims to nurture young pianists and provide them with a performance opportunities  

 

First round  (online video selection)
Application deadline: 15 February 2023

Category A: ages 6 – 9 
(max. 7 minutes)

  1. Instructive or virtuoso étude or virtuoso piece 

  2. One piece of competitor choice

Category B: ages 10 – 12 
(max. 10 minutes)

  1. Instructive or virtuoso étude or virtuoso piece 

  2. One piece of competitor choice

Category C: ages 13 – 15
(max. 12 minutes)

  1. Instructive or virtuoso étude or virtuoso piece 

  2. One piece of competitor choice

Category D: ages 16 – 19
(max. 15 minutes)

  1. Instructive or virtuoso étude or virtuoso piece 

  2. One piece of competitor choice

The jury will announce the results of the first round no later than March 1, 2023. The participants admitted to the final round will be invited to Live auditions, that will take place at Israel conservatory of Music Tel-Aviv, Israel. 

Final round (live/online auditions) *

Category A: ages 6 – 9 
(max. 10 minutes)

  1. Polyphonic piece of Baroque composers,

  2. Free program of competitor choice

Category B: ages 10 – 12 
(max. 12 minutes)

  1. Polyphonic piece of Baroque composers,

  2. Free program of competitor choice

Category C: ages 13 – 15
(max. 15 minutes)

  1. First or second and third movement of a classic sonata or variations

  2. Free program of competitor choice

Category D: ages 16 – 19
(max. 20 minutes)

  1. First or second and third movement of a classic sonata or variations

  2. Free program of competitor choice

* Following the ongoing Covid-19 restriction as well as other difficulties, the participants that will be admitted to the final round, but  won't be able to travel to Israel will have a chance to participate in the final round of the competition in the online format. 

All program pieces must be 
performed by heart

Repertiore requirements
2022 Finalists
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Final Round Schedule

Application procedure

The participants must submit the completed application form before 23:59pm on February 15 2023 and pay the registration fee according to the stated below.

Application fee

Category A, B: 60 USD or EURO  equivalent

Category C: 65 USD or EURO equivalent

Category D: 75 USD or EURO equivalent

Payment via PayPal

Account holder: Stella Brener

IBAN: BE21 9671 8951 2603

BIC: TRWIBEB1XXX

Jury

The jury includes internationally recognised pianists, experts, and music teachers.

The jury members for the 2023 Edition will be announced soon.

The jury of the Competition has the right:

  • to divide the prizes between the participants

  • to establish special prizes for the best performance of the piece composed by Israeli composer, best performance of the etude and the best performance of the piece by featured composer.

The jury’s decision cannot be subjected to revision.

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“Music is a moral law. It gives a soul to the Universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, a charm to sadness, gaiety and life to everything. It is the essence of order, and leads to all that is good and just and beautiful.”

 

Plato

Video recording regulation &

copyrights

  • It is allowed to record separate complete pieces, they can be also from different dates. Video Recordings, which are edited or processed inside complete pieces, will be not accepted to take part.

  • The camera must be placed on the right side of the instrument and must show the keyboard, the face and hands of the participant during the complete performance.

  • The Video Recording must have a reasonable video and audio quality (at least 720p) with no background noise.

  • The video must include the category, the name and the surname of the participant.​

  • The recording should be made on January 1, 2022 at the earliest.

Copyrights

  • By registering at the Competition the participant declares that no third party will recognize any copyright and / or other legal rights for video, audio and other materials uploaded or created during the Competition.

  • All rights for the distribution of audio and video materials of the Competition, including commercial purposes, belong to the Organizer of the Competition.

  • Participant transfers the rights for the broadcasting and distribution of materials (including the Internet) at no charge, in any territory, for an unlimited period of time to the Organizer of the Competition.

  • The Organizer of the Competition has the right to broadcast the auditions of the Competition and the final concert on radio, television, the Internet without any additional fee to the participants.

  • The Organizer of the Competition owns the exclusive right for audio and video recordings of the competitior’s performances, master classes of guest musicians, videos of the concerts held as part of the Competition and their use in advertising and teaching purposes.

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