13 – 24 May 2022
The Competition is open to professional pianists of all nationalities who were born before 13 May 2004 and after 13 May 1992.
The entry fee is 250 Euros
The Competition is using Acceptd as its application format
Unfortunately, you may not take part in the Competition
The application deadline is before November 1 2021
Please note that Ireland is not a signatory of the Schengen Agreement, and that a Schengen Visa does not necessarily allow a national of a country outside the European Union to enter Ireland. So, if you are from a country outside the European Union, even if you hold a Schengen Visa, please check the Department of Foreign Affairs website to see if you require a separate Irish Visa.
Yes, you may.
Letters of acceptance or rejection will be emailed no later than January 19 2022
The application fee is nonrefundable unless for some reason the Competition does not take place.
The order of the performances will be determined by ballot.
No the First Prize cannot be tied.
The repertoire must have been written for solo piano and no alteration to the piano may take place. Strict adherence to time limits must be observed, and no piece may be played twice in the Competition. Competitors must also include identification numbers of each piece, e.g. Op., K., Hob etc. All Scarlatti sonatas must be identified with Kirkpatrick and/or Longo numbers.
Your repertoire must be played from memory with the exception of the specially commissioned compulsory piece which is to be performed in the semi-finals.
The timing starts when the playing starts and finishes when the performance ends.
The choice of Concertos are listed on the website – click here
Contrasting Concertos normally refer to Concertos from two difference periods, i.e., Classical and Romantic, Romantic and Modern or Classical and Modern.
If you are accepted to take part in the Competition, you will then receive a new deadline date for submitting a revised repertoire.
Yes, you may, if this piece meets the repertoire requirements. If your application is successful, the music sheets are to be forwarded to the Competition Directorate in advance.
email@example.com is the main contact email for the Competition.
The postal address is:
38, Baggot Street Upper Dublin, D04 A2P2, Ireland
Telephone number: +353 (89) 978 4701
Please only send the link to your video, i.e., YouTube link, etc.
Yes you may, maximum of three
The recording should be from a fixed camera position, showing the full body and legs of the candidate. The video recording should be an online unedited recording.
Twenty to thirty minutes duration
The video content is free choice and should also include some of the repertoire you intend to play in any round of the competition.
Certified by the candidates latest teacher, mentor or a musician of standing, verifying that the recording is by the candidate and that no editing has taken place. This letter of verification must include a telephone number and/or an email address for confirmation, if necessary.
It is not allowed to turn off the camera, as there should be no recording interruption during the performance of one piece of music.
No, this is not permitted.
Checklist for documents as follows:
Free accommodation in private houses will be offered to all competitors for the duration of their participation in the Competition.
Competitors not wishing to stay with families must source and pay for their own accommodation.
No. Accommodation is only provided for competitors who are still participating in the Competition.
No. If you are travelling with a companion, your companion must stay in a hotel or guest house at their own expense.
No, if you are accepted for the competition you will receive a questionnaire which will address this issue
This is also addressed in the questionnaire you will receive if accepted.
This is the responsibility of the Competitor and the Competition does not provide any funding for travel.
Rights to any Competition performance whether broadcast, televised, recorded or filmed belong to the Competition. No fee is payable on account of these performances or any recordings, broadcasts or transmissions of them. By entering for the Competition you are automatically accepting these conditions. It is not possible to refuse to do so.
Practice pianos will be available in Dublin before and during the Competition for all Competitors for the duration of their participation in the Competition. Practice pianos will be available from Wednesday, May 11th 2022