The Rules

The Neapolitan Masters Competition organize the Online International Piano Edition,
in cooperation with Ernst Krause Berlin Piano represented
by Krause Musical Instrument (Yantai)Co., Ltd.

The organization continues to offer, despite the global emergency,
the opportunity for pianists with the possibilities offered by the online mode.

The Pianists will start their careers with important musical experiences with World Piano Tours,
Scholarships and Professional Recording, Awards: over € 20.000 in prizes

The Jury is composed by the most important international Musicians.
The Competition is official member of the Alink-Argerich Foundation.

Rules

Please choose your category, take a video recording of your performance (Make sure jury can see your hands) and upload it one of these channels: Youtube, Tencent, Youku, Vimeo online sharing service engine,  (either public or unlisted private video is fine)  then send us the link of your video to application form. 

You can send every piece in one video, or is possible to assemble more performances in an only video. 

Candidates can choose more than one category.

The Competition Committee will award a Distinguished Teacher Award to their piano teacher of all the winners.

The categories admitted to the competition are:

Junior A

Ages 10 and under
Video Recording Maximum 10 minutes. The music program is free

Junior B

Ages 11-13
Video Recording Maximum 12 minutes. The music program is free

Junior C

Ages 14-16
Video Recording Maximum 15 minutes. The music program is free

Young

Ages 17-20
Eliminatory Video Recording Maximum 15 minutes – The Music program is free
Final Video Recording Maximum 25 minutes – The Music program is free

(it is possible to insert a composition of the eliminatory round)

 

The Neapolitan Masters Prize

ages 16 – under the age of 40
Eliminatory Video Recording Maximum 30 minutes – The Music program is free
Final Video Recording Maximum 50 minutes – The Music program is free

(it is possible to insert a composition of the eliminatory round)

Code of Ethics

The Pianists who within the last two years have studied on a regular basis with any member of the 2020 International Jury, are ineligible to participate at Competition.

Entry Fees

The non-refundable application fees are as follow:

  • Junior Category A:   € 20
  • Junior Category B:    € 25
  • Junior Category C:   € 30
  • Young:
    -eliminatory: € 25
    -final:  € 35
  • The Neapolitan Masters Prize:
    – eliminatory: if you sign up by July registration costs:  € 25
    if you sign up from August to October the registration costs: € 35
    -final:  € 40

Deadlines

Junior (A-B-C) categories:

  • The candidates must send the video with payment before the 5th December 2020.

Young Masters – The Neapolitan Masters Prizes:

  • The candidates must send the eliminatory video with first payment before the 10th october 2020

 

  • We will announce the finalists before 25th october 2020
  • The finalists must pay second part before 31st october 2020
  • The Finalists must send the final video before 5th December
  • We will announce the winners before 31st december 2020
  • The winners gala will be held in the most important Concert Hall in Naples – Italy on spring 2021
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