International Piano Competition
4 – 6 July 2022
International Master Classes
7 – 10 July 2022

The conditions of Competition:

  1. The competition is intended for all students of the primary and secondary schools – conservatories.
  2. Competitors can send the application no later than June 4, 2022. The application form you can find here: (https://forms.gle/kaEuRThySXxRqxzWA) The confirmation of payment of the registration fee and a photograph of the applicant in a jpg., tiff., png. file must be sent at: info@forumpertasti.com
  3. The registration fee of EUR 20 must be paid to the IBAN: SK21 0900 0000 0051 6531 5003
    Variable symbol: date of birth (DDMMYYYY)
    Each competitor pays only one registration fee.
    For example, the one who paid the fee in solo playing does not pay in piano duos.

    Name and address of the bank:

    Slovenská sporiteľňa, a. s.
    Tomášikova 48
    832 37 Bratislava
    Slovak Republic
    SWIFT: GIBASKBX

    The banking fees shall be paid by the contestant.
  4. The competition in solo playing will be held in five categories:
      1st category – participants born in 2013 and younger, up to 9 years, decisive is the date 7 July 2022
      2st category – participants born in 2011 and 2010, up to 11 years, decisive is the date 7 July 2022
      3st category – participants born in 2010 and 2009, up to 13 years, decisive is the date 7 July 2022
      4st category – participants born in 2008 and 2007, up to 15 years, decisive is the date 7 July 2022
      5st category – participants born in 2006, 2005, and 2004, up to 18 years, decisive is the date 7 July 2022
  5. The competition in piano duo will be held in four categories:
      1st category – average age of both participants until 11 years, decisive is the date 7 July 2022
      2st category – average age of both participants until 13 years, decisive is the date 7 July 2022
      3st category – average age of both participants until 15 years, decisive is the date 7 July 2022
      4st category – average age of both participants until 18 years, decisive is the date 7 July 2022
  6. The competition in solo playing will be held in two rounds. 1st category will be in one round. The competition in the piano duo is one–round. The order of the competitors is determined by drawing lots on 4 July 2022.
  7. Competition performances are open to the public. The competitor agrees that his/her performances will be recorded, and videos may be used to promote the contest.
  8. The results will be solemnly announced after the end of the competition on 6 July 2022, together with the award ceremony and concert of the winners.
  9. Awards for competitors include financial awards, diplomas, and prizes in kind. The absolute winner receives a scholarship for the International Masterclasses FORUM PER TASTI 7. – 10.7.2022.
  10. The participants of the competition pay for the accommodation themselves.
  11. In case of payment of the registration fee and non-participation in the competition, the fee will not be refunded.
  12. In case of cancellation of the competition by the organization, all received fees will be refunded to the participants.

Competition repertoire – solo playing:

1st category:
1st round
  1. free program
Time limit: 3 – 6 min

2nd category:
1st round
  1. free program
Time limit: 5 – 8 min
2nd round
  1. piano piece from the period of the classicism
  2. free program – 1st round repertoire must not be repeated
Time limit: 5 – 8 min

3rd category:
1st round
  1. free program
Time limit: 7 – 10 min
2nd round
  1. piano piece from the period of the classicism
  2. free program – 1st round repertoire must not be repeated
Time limit: 7 – 10 min

4rd category:
1st round
  1. free program
Time limit: 10 – 15 min
2nd round
  1. piano piece from the period of the classicism
  2. free program – 1st round repertoire must not be repeated
Time limit: 7 – 10 min

5rd category:
1st round
  1. free program
Time limit: 15 – 20 min
2nd round
  1. an important part of the sonata from the period of the classicism (Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven) - in sonata form without repetition
  2. free program – 1st round repertoire must not be repeated
Time limit: 15 – 20 min

Studying at a Basic music school is not a condition of participation.
The participant can also play in the higher category.
The number of the compositions is arbitrary.
The whole program has to be played by heart.

Competition repertoire – piano duo:

1st category:
  1. at least two arbitrary compositions - written for a four – hand piano or for two pianos
Time limit: 5 – 8 min

2nd category:
  1. minimum of two arbitrary compositions – written for a four – hand piano or for two pianos
Time limit: 7 – 12 min

3rd category:
  1. minimum of two arbitrary compositions – written for a four – hand piano or for two pianos
Time limit: 10 – 15 min

4th category:
  1. minimum of two arbitrary compositions – written for a four – hand piano or for two pianos
  2. one compulsory composition for two pianos
Time limit: 15 – 20 min

The condition is to include in the competition program original classical compositions written for a four – hand piano or for two pianos. (no transcripts and edits).
The whole program do not has to be played by heart.
Studying at a Basic music school is not a condition of participation.
The participants of the piano duo can also play in the higher category.
A person for flipping the music sheets is not allowed.
The position of the pianos is in a position opposite to each other.

Judges:

Chairman
Otto Niederdorfer - Austria

Members:
František Pergler - Slovakia
Michael Berki - Slovakia

An international jury decides on the awarding of prizes. Its decision is final.
  • expand_moreMaster Classes (15 – 26 years)
    Master Classes led by renowned professors, with the aim of helping young pianists on their way to the art of the piano playing.
    Professor
    Zuzana Niederdorfer
    picture_as_pdf curriculum vitae
    Course fee
    Purchase a separate lesson from lector: 60€.
    Passive participant: 20€ per day.
    Accommodation
    Course participants pay for their own accommodation. They can ask for help with booking accommodation.
    Organization
    In case of cancellation of the courses by the organization, all received fees will be refunded by the participants.

    In case of payment of the fee and non-participation in the Master Classes, the fee will not be refunded.

    The course participant agrees with the photo documentation, which can be used to promote the Master Classes.
    Application form
    https://forms.gle/Uxn8yafVVKqAVWgJ6
  • expand_more Interpretation courses (7 – 14 years)
    Individual piano lessons, deepening knowledge of the interpretive style, support in preparation for the secondary art school as well as contact with the concert stage.
    Lector

    František Pergler
    picture_as_pdf curriculum vitae
    Course fee
    Purchase a separate lesson from lector: 30€.
    The teacher can attend the lessons of his mentee free of charge.
    Passive participant: 20€ per day.
    Accommodation
    Course participants pay for their own accommodation. They can ask for help with booking accommodation.
    Organization
    In case of cancellation of the courses by the organization, all received fees will be refunded by the participants.

    In case of payment of the fee and non-participation in the courses, the fee will not be refunded.

    The course participant agrees with the photo documentation, which can be used to promote the courses.
    Application form
    https://forms.gle/Uxn8yafVVKqAVWgJ6
  • expand_morePreschool courses (3 – 6 years)
    Interactive performances, workshops to support the development of musical feelings in children, to provide practical contact with musical instruments. The aim of the collective lesson is to lead children to a positive attitude towards music, to improve perceptive power, memory, and fine motor skills.
    Lector

    Veronika Chmeliarová
    picture_as_pdf curriculum vitae
    Course fee
    The collective lesson will take place in a maximum of 10 children in one group

    7 days package (4.-10.7.2022): 35€ per 1 child
    In the case of siblings, a discount is possible.
    One-day entry costs 8€ per 1 child.
    Obligation to accompany a child under 4 years.
    Free accompany entry (parents, grandparents, kindergarten teacher).

    The course participant agrees with the photo documentation, which can be used to promote the Preschool Classes.
    Application form
    https://forms.gle/iGB2xCEpDEJY8r618

Place
Conservatory of Žilina
J. M. Hurbana 48
010 01 Žilina
Contact
info@forumpertasti.com
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