International Piano

2021 online edition

Competition in Tel-Aviv

Application 01.03.21-30.04.21

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Scherzo piano competition invites young pianists from all over the world to take part in this special musical event. Due to the current pandemic restrictions, the Fifth edition of the competition will be held online.

Repertoire requirements

Solo category

Young - age 6 to 9, 
(max. 10 minutes)

  1. Polyphonic piece of Baroque composers

  2. Instructive or virtuoso étude (by Czerni, Gurlitt, Bertini, Mosheles and others ) 

  3. Free piece of the competitor choice

Intermediate - age 10 to 12, 
(max. 15 minutes)

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

  2. Instructive or virtuoso étude

  3. Free piece of the competitor choice

Advanced - age 13 to 16, 
(max. 20 minutes)

  1. Polyphonic piece of Baroque composers

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

  3. Instructive or virtuoso étude

  4. Free piece of the competitor choice

Contemporary music category

Young - age 6 to 9

​Two contrasted pieces of the competitor choice                           (one piece can be a piece from the *EVC music composers)

Intermediate - age 10 to 12

Two contrasted pieces of the competitor choice                           (one piece can be a piece from the *EVC music composers)
 

Advanced - age 13 to 16

Two contrasted pieces of the competitor choice                           (one piece can be a piece from the *EVC music composers)
 

 
 
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All program pieces must be 
performed by heart

Application requirements

The participants must submit the completed application form before 23:59pm on APRIL 30 2021 and pay the registration fee according to the stated below.

Application fee

Solo category:

Young: 50 USD or 41 EURO  
Intermediate: 55 USD or 46 EURO
Advanced: 60 USD or 50 EURO

Contemporary 
music category:

40 USD or 34 EURO

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 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 Russian composer, best performance of the etude and the best performance of the piece by composer from the EVC music.

The jury’s decision cannot be subjected to revision.

Yanina Kudlik

 

Yanina is a Head of Akadma Conservatory in Ashdod. She is a founder and art director of national piano competition “Piano forever “, Editor of classic music program at the Ashdod Performance Art Center. Yanina Kudlik is a member of the society of the Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition, Tel Aviv.

Dr. Maria Pukhlyanko

Maria is a Honored Artist of Ukraine, Associate Professor of the Department of Special Piano No. 2 of the National Music Academy of Ukraine named after P.I. Tchaikovsky. She is an art-director of the International Festival “Dynasty” and director of the project “The art of playing with orchestra”.

Murray McLachlan

Murray is Head of Keyboard at Chetham’s School of Music and he is on the staff at RNCM. He is Artistic Director of the internationally celebrated Chetham’s International Summer school and festival for Pianists. Murray is prolific as a writer on pedagogical issues, is editor of Piano Professional and chair of EPTA UK. Many of his students enjoy successful careers.

Goara Lazic

Goara is an artistic director of International Piano Competition in Sabac, Serbia. She received an award for long-term results and commitment to musical talents from the Association of Music and Ballet Schools.Goara is an expert in music education with more than 30 years of experience.

Prizes

All the participants will receive a participant diploma.
All the teachers of the participants will receive diplomas.

Prizes for the winners:

Solo category

Young: 

Gran-Prix winner of the young category: 100 USD

The winners of the 1–6 places: Laureates Diplomas

Contemporary category

Young: 

Gran-Prix winner of the young category: 50 USD

The winners of the 1–6 places: Laureates Diplomas

Solo category

Intermediate: 

Gran-Prix winner of the young category: 200 USD

The winners of the 1–6 places: Laureates Diplomas

Contemporary category

Intermediate: 

Gran-Prix winner of the young category: 50 USD

The winners of the 1–6 places: Laureates Diplomas

Solo category

Advanced: 

Gran-Prix winner of the young category: 300 USD

The winners of the 1–6 places: Laureates Diplomas

Contemporary category

Advanced: 

Gran-Prix winner of the young category: 50 USD

The winners of the 1–6 places: Laureates Diplomas

The jury will chose one winner from each category to participate in the free master class with one of the jury member.

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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 March 1, 2020 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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