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  • The Competition is open to professional pianists of all nationalities who were born before the 14th of October 2017 and after the 14th of October 2001.

  • The applicant's age as of 12:00:00 am United States Central Time on October 14, 2023, will determine which age category they will apply for/compete in. 

  • The general deadline for applications is August 1, 2023.

  • The deadline for applicants requiring travel visas is July 1, 2023.

  • Students of jury members may not participate.

  • All works must be played from memory.

  • The order of the performances will be determined by random draw.

  • Competitors who are not available to perform when called upon to do so by the Jury may be disqualified.

  • The decisions of the Jury will be final and not subject to appeal.

  • The Jury may award or withhold any prize as deemed fit.

  • The First Prize and Grand Prix cannot be tied.

  • 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.

  • A maximum of twenty-four competitors in each category will be admitted to perform.

  • The Jury reserves the right to alter this number at its discretion.

  • 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. 

  • All Repertoire performed in the Screening Round must also be performed in the live Competition except for the (possible) non-Chopin audition work allowed for the Young Musician I (6 - 10 year old) age category.

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