The Rules

The Associazione Mousikè organizes the International Piano Competition ‘ The Neapolitan Masters’ in the Conservatory of Music ‘San Pietro a Majella’ in Naples – Italy, in December 2018 from 5 to 9.

The Competition is official member of the Alink-Argerich Foundation.

Categories

The categories admitted to the competition are:

Junior

Category A: ages 10 and under
Maximum 7 minutes. The music program is free

Category B: ages 11 – 13
Maximum 10 minutes. The music program is free

Young

Category A: ages 14 – 16
Maximum 15 minutes. The music program is free

Category B: ages 17 – 19
Maximum 20 minutes. The music program is free

The Neapolitan Masters Prize

ages 16 – 36 or less at the time of the competition

PRE-SELECTION with VIDEO RECORDING: The recording should contain a free program, maximum duration 15 minutes. Editing of the recordings is not allowed, but separate works or movements can be from different takes.

Editing of the recordings is not allowed, but separate works or movements can be from different takes.

The winners of the International Competitions (1,2 and 3 Prize)  will go directly to the semifinal round of the “The Neapolitan Masters” Competition.

Pianists living in Lithuania will be able to pre-selection at Vilnius Naujosios Vilnios Muzikos Mokykla

Entry Fees

The non-refundable application fees are as follow:

Junior:

Category A€ 60,00
Category B: € 70,00

Young

Category A: € 80,00

Category B: € 90,00

The Neapolitan Masters Prize:

€ 120,00  (for Pre-Selection with Video Recording)

Deadlines

Junior (A-B) and Young (A-B) categories:

All the amount must be payed before  the 25 November 2018.


The Neapolitan Masters Prizes:

The candidates must send the video with payment before the 20 November 2018

Code of Ethics

The pianists who within the last two years have studied on a regular basis with any member of the 2018 International Jury, or with the Artistic Director of the competition, or with any other person currently employed by the International Piano Competition The Neapolitan Masters, are ineligible to participate at the Neapolitan Masters Prize section.

Rounds

Rounds of the Neapolitan Masters Prize

A maximum of  50 candidates will be admitted to the 1st  round

SEMIFINAL
Free choice recital. Maximum length: 15 minutes.
It’s recommended to include at least one pice written by the Neapolitan composer Giuseppe Devastato (President of the jury) in this round, for Special Prize offered by Giuseppe Devastato. DOWNLOAD HERE ARCHIVE

FINAL Free choice recital. Maximum length: 40 minutes.
Be allowed repeat works performed in the first round.
The repertoire will consist of works chosen by the pianist and one or more works (minimum length: 5 minutes ) of the Neapolitan Composers. When deciding the Prize for the Best Neapolitan Music Performer the jury will take into account if you include in the final program a work by a Neapolitan Composer of your choice of the 18th, 19th, or 20st Century. It’s possible to play one by one of the Neapolitan Composers: D. Scarlatti, F. Durante, D. Cimarosa, C. Palumbo, A. Longo, G. Martucci, S. Thalberg etc

The Prize for the Best Neapolitan Masters Music Performer can be given to any participant who doesn’t pass to the Final Round.

We will announce the finalists before 19 November 2018

Other Rules Here