2021 Online Edition

SCHERZO

APPLICATION

01/02/21-27/04/21

INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION IN TEL-AVIV
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Categories

 Solo

Young : from 6 to 9 years old inclusive
Intermediate: from 10 to 12 years old inclusive
Advanced: from 13 to 16 years old inclusive

 

Contemporary music

Young : from 6 to 9 years old inclusive
Intermediate: from 10 to 12 years old inclusive
Advanced: from 13 to 16 years old inclusive

 

 

 

Repertoire

requirements

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

1. Polyphonic piece of Baroque composers

2. Instructive or virtuoso étude (by Chzerni, 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 minuutes)

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

Solo category

All program pieces must be performed by heart

Contemporary music category

Two contrasted pieces of the competitor choice

(one piece can be a piece from the EVC music composers)

“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

Scherzo piano competition invites young pianists from all over the world to take part in this musical event. 

Due to the current pandemic restrictions, the Fifth edition of the competition will be held online.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

The participants must submit the completed application form before 23:59pm on APRIL 27, 2021 and pay the registration fee according to the stated below.

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.

PRIZES

All the participants will receive a participant diploma. All the teachers of the participants will receive diplomas and the teachers of the winners will receive additional prizes. 

Prizes for the winners:

 

Young Category:

  • Gran-Prix winner of the young category: 100 USD

  • The winners of the 1–3 places: Laureates Diplomas 

Intermediate Category:

  • Gran-Prix winner of the Intermediate category: 200 USD

  • The winners of the 1–3 places: Laureates Diplomas 

Advanced Category:

  • Gran-Prix winner of the Advanced category: 300 USD

  • The winners of the 1–3 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.

 

VIDEO RECORDING REGULATION

  • 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.

APPLICATION FEE

Solo category:

Young:50 USD

Intermediate:55 USD

Advanced: 60 USD

Contemporary music category: 40 USD

 

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