REGULATIONS

1. The International Piano Competition "Kyiv" is opened to pianists of all nationalities in following age categories

- Junior category: from 13 till 17 years old

- Senior category: from 18 till 35 years old

2. Candidates must send their Application form, duly filled in, before July 31st 2021 for the senior category and before September 20th 2021 for the junior category via e-mail to the Competition Administration Office, enclosing the following documents:

- Copy of the identification document
- 1 size photo
- Curriculum Vitae in English

 

- Payment of 80 € for the junior category

- Payment of 100 € for the senior category

The link for the payment (or the bank account for Ukraine) is sent after receiving the full application

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3. Candidates will not be admitted to the contest without the payment of the entrance fee. This sum will not be reimbursed for any reason.

4. During the registration at the competition venue, candidates will have to show documents proving their identity to the administration.

5. The jury’s decisions are final and irrevocable.

6. The jury can decide not to give any reward if they think no candidate is worthy.

7. The performances are to be given by heart.

8.The competition includes following rounds:


JUNIOR CATEGORY
only one round

SENIOR CATEGORY

- a preliminary round

- a semi-final
- a final round with orchestra

 

All performances are open to the public.


9. The winners will play free in the award giving concert. A possible refusal will involve the cancellation of the award.

10. In case of radio or television productions or tape and/or video recordings of the rounds, the participating candidates have no right to advance claims or financial request towards producers or transmitters.

11. Competition Program

 

JUNIOR CATEGORY: (online - video)

 

Free program max. 15 min., including 1 virtuos etude

 

The video requirements:

 

 1. The video recording must be taken in 2021.

 

 

2. We kindly ask you to send the video recording in horizontal format with video resolution from 720p (1280x720) to 4K (3840x2160)



3. The required video quality is provided by modern smartphones, including the IPhone (from model 7) and the iPad Pro.

 

4.  The professionally recorded sound is not obligatory.

5. The program must be performed completely from the beginning to the end, without any edition.

 

6. The video recording must be sent at the same time with the completed application form and fee.
 

 

SENIOR CATEGORY:

 

PRELIMINARY ROUND: online. 

*The maximum duration of the preliminary round is 20 minutes.

 

1) Prelude and Fugue from a Well-Tempered Clavier by J. S. Bach (1st or 2nd Book)

2) First movement of a Sonata by J. Haydn, L.v. Beethoven or W. A. Mozart

3) One virtuous etude by F. Chopin, F. Liszt, S. Rachmaninov, A. Scriabin or Cl. Debussy

The video requirements:

 

 1. The video recording must be taken in 2021.

 

 

2. We kindly ask you to send the video recording in horizontal format with video resolution from 720p (1280x720) to 4K (3840x2160)


 

3. The required video quality is provided by modern smartphones, including the IPhone (from model 7) and the iPad Pro.

 

4.  The professionally recorded sound is not obligatory.

 

5. The program must be performed completely from the beginning to the end, without any edition.

 

6. The video recording must be sent at the same time with the completed application form and fee.

 

SEMI-FINAL ROUND: Kyiv. 

*The maximum duration of the preliminary round is 45 minutes.

 

1) One or several works by F. Chopin, R. Schumann, F. Schubert, F. Liszt, J. Brahms, Cl. Debussy or M. Ravel

2) A piece composed between 1900 and 1950

3) Ukranian piece

4) Rest free

 

FINAL ROUND: Kyiv

 

A Concert for Piano and Orchestra chosen among the following ones:

 

W.A. Mozart: Concerto KV 466; KV 467; KV 488; KV 491

L.v. Beethoven: Any of 5 Concertos

F. Mendelssohn: Piano Concerto No.1

F. Chopin: 1st or 2nd Concerto

R. Schumann: Concerto a-minor, Op.54

F. Liszt: 1st Piano Concerto

J. Brahms: 1st or 2nd Concerto

C. Saint-Saens: 2nd Concerto

P. Tchaikovsky: 1st Piano Concerto

M. Ravel: Concerto G-Major

S. Rachmaninov: 1st (2nd edition), 2nd, 3rd Concerto; Rhapsody on a Paganini’s Theme

S. Prokofiev: 1st, 2nd or 3rd Concerto

 

 

 

12. Competition Schedule

 

JUNIOR CATEGORY

 

24. September 2021 - Registration of the candidates

24. September 2021 - the draw of order of performances

24. September 2021 -  rehearsals in the competition hall

25. -26. September 2021 - Auditions

27. September 2021 - Award ceremony 

 

SENIOR CATEGORY

1. -10. August 2021 |First Round (online)

15. August 2021 | Results of the 1st Round

* Maximum 12 candidates will be admitted to the Semi-Final Round

 

24 September 2021 - Draw for the Semi-Finalists


25. - 26. September 2021 - Semi-Final Round

*Maximum 3 candidates will be admitted to the Final Round

 

27. September 2021 - Final Round / Award Ceremony

 
13. Competition Prizes will be awarded in the ukrainian national currency accordingly to the Ukrainian
National Bank's exchange rate on the 27th September 2021.

14. Participation at the competition implies the tacit consent of the above.

15. If there is a dispute about the interpretation of the regulations, the valid text will be the English one.

 

16. The competition provides following accommodation possibilities for for candidates during the competition term:

- 4**** Hotel "Ukraine" (Rates of the website of the hotel: www.ukraine-hotel.kiev.ua)

There is a possibility of a 10% to 20% discount for a stay at the Hotel "Ukraine".

For more details, please contact the competition office.

 

The Competition will be held at the Lysenko-Special Music School ,

Parkovо-Syretska St. 4, Kyiv

The Final Round of the Senior Category will be held at the Great Hall of the National Philharmony ,

Volodymyrsky uzviz 2, Kyiv

 

The Final Round of the Senior Category will be accompanied by the NSO of Ukraine, lead by its Chief Conductor Volodymyr Sirenko.