Participation Rules

  1. The competition is open to young pianists of all nationalities as well as stateless persons.
  2. These are the age bracket reference dates:
    Category I     born after 4 Nov. 2009
    Category II    born from 4 Nov. 2009 to 5 Nov. 2005
  3. The competition is open to the public. The order of performance for the pianists is determined by random selection in the form of a lottery system.
  4. The solo repertoire must be performed from memory. It is possible to apply exemption from this rule in the case of contemporary works. Chamber music works can but don't have to be performed from memory.
  5. No programme changes will be accepted after the application deadline.
  6. The order of works to be performed in both rounds can be determined by the candidate.
  7. The jury reserves the right to interrupt a performance if it exceeds the time limit.
  8. The jury reserves the right not to reward certain prizes. The first prize of each category cannot be shared.
  9. The decision of the jury is final; an appeal of the decisions is not possible. There may be possible changes within the jury.
  10. Members of the jury are not allowed to judge their own pupils. In the case of former pupils, the teaching activities must have ended at least one year prior to the competition.
  11. The competition organization reserves the right to produce Web-Streaming of each individual performance and the award-winners concert as well as making various contributions of the ensembles publically available online. There are no entitlements for competition participants in regards to both visual and audio recordings. All rights of live performance recordings will remain with the Hochschule für Musik FRANZ LISZT Weimar.
  12. The competition will cover accommodation costs for those candidates who have reached the second round (from then onwards), to a maximum of 25 Euros per person per night. This offer does not include accommodation costs for accompanying persons.
  13. Participants must pay for hotel and travel costs themselves. International participants, especially from Eastern Europe, may apply for a subsidy for these costs. No one is automatically entitled to receive a subsidy.
  14. All prize winners are obliged to perform at the prize winners' concert on 5 November 2023 in Weimar without pay.