2nd INTERNATIONAL ARTEPIANO COMPETITION 2022

Join us for this exciting new edition of our international piano competition and engage with the best emerging talent in the piano world. 

Applications are now open

JURY

Niel du Preez – President of the Jury

Yuki Negishi

Mark Nixon

Aisa Ijiri

Roberto Russo

CATEGORIES & PRIZES

A: Open to all pianists between the ages of 10 – 12 years

GRAND PRIX – 200€

B: Open to all pianists between the ages of 13 – 15 years

GRAND PRIX – 250€

C: Open to all pianists between the ages of 16 – 32 years

GRAND PRIX – 1000€ + Solo piano recital

2nd Prize – 700€

Russo Prize – 200€

DEADLINE

15 March 2022

RULES AND REGULATIONS

  • The deadline for all entries is 15 March 2022.
  • Pianists should send recordings via Youtube or Vimeo link (see application form).
  • A free choice, but well-balanced program showing different musical and technical abilities will be taken into account by the jury.
  • Recordings should date from 16 March 2021 onwards (not older than 1 year).
  • Individual pieces should be recorded in one take, but you are allowed to submit a program from different recording sessions/concerts, as long as it dates from after 15 March 2021. Recordings should be sent as one link.
  • The recording of a movement/s of a sonata/suite is allowed. Concerto movements will not be accepted.
  • A complete application consists of: 1) Application form 2) Recording link 3) Proof of ID 4) Profile photo 5) Application fee 6) Letter of consent by parent/guardian (for categories A & B only).
  • Incomplete or late entries will not be accepted.
  • Candidates will be notified of the receipt of their application and payment.
  • The application fee is non-refundable. 

FURTHER RULES – CATEGORY A (online)

  • Open to all pianists between the ages of 10 – 12 years.
  • Eligible competitors should not be younger than 10 years, or older than 12 years by the application deadline (15 March 2022).
  • Application fee: 35 Euro.
  • A signed letter from parent/guardian MUST be included in your application, giving permission for 1) participation 2) ArtePiano to upload your video to the ArtePiano website and Youtube channel.
  • Pianists should send a video recording of maximum 10 minutes.
  • Recordings can include up to 3 different works from any classical music style period.
  • The winner, runner-up and finalists will be announced online during the last week of May 2022.
  • The winner will be awarded a cash prize of 200 Euro.
  • For more details, PLEASE READ GENERAL RULES ABOVE.

FURTHER RULES – CATEGORY B (online)

  • Open to all pianists between the ages of 13 – 15 years. 
  • Eligible competitors should not be younger than 13 years, or older than 15 years by the application deadline (15 March 2022).
  • Application fee: 35 Euro.
  • A signed letter from parent/guardian MUST be included in your application, giving permission for 1) participation 2) ArtePiano to upload video to the ArtePiano website and Youtube channel.
  • Pianists should send a video recording of maximum 12 minutes.
  • Recordings can include up to 3 different works from any classical music style period.
  • The winner, runner-up and finalists will be announced online during the last week of May 2022.
  • The winner will be awarded a cash prize of 250 Euro.
  • For more details, PLEASE READ GENERAL RULES ABOVE.

FURTHER RULES – CATEGORY C

  • Open to all pianists between the ages of 16 – 32 years. 
  • Eligible competitors should not be younger than 16 years, or older than 32 years by the application deadline (15 March 2022).
  • Application fee: 60 Euro.
  • This category will consist of 3 rounds.
  • The first round will be held online from which the semi-finalists will be chosen.
  • The names of the semi-finalists will be announced online during the first week of May 2022.
  • The semi-finals (2nd round) and final round will take place from 21 – 22 July 2022 during the International ArtePiano Festival in Castelnuovo di Farfa (Ri) in Italy.
  • Recordings for the first round can include works (at least two) from any classical music style period. The recording should not exceed 15 minutes.
  • Semi-finalists should present a free choice, but well-balanced program of 15 – 20 minutes for the live semi-final round. One work can be included from the first round recording, but it is not obligatory.
  • Finalists should present a free choice, but well-balanced program of  20 – 25 minutes for the live final round. One work can be included from either the first or second round, but it is not obligatory. 
  • The prize ceremony will take place on the 22nd of July 2022 during the final round of the competition.
  • The winner will be awarded a cash prize of 1000 Euro and a solo piano recital during the International ArtePiano Festival in July 2023.
  • The runner-up will be awarded a cash prize of 700 Euro.
  • A special prize of 200 Euro will also be awarded for the best interpretation of a solo piano work composed by pianist and composer Roberto Russo.
  • The sheet music will be available here for downloading from the 15th of February 2022.
  • The recording for the Russo prize should be sent as a separate link. It is therefore not included in the 15-minute time frame of your main recording.
  • Participation in the Russo prize is optional.
  • The closing date for entering the Russo prize is 30th of April 2022
  • For more details, PLEASE READ GENERAL RULES ABOVE.

APPLY HERE

CATEGORY A + B  (online)


CATEGORY C (online + live)