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RULES & REPERTOIRE

Category “Rising Star”

(no age limit)

January 24-25

1st Round: 5-10 min performance time with two contrasting pieces (should the repertoire exceed allotted time the jury might choose to interrupt the performance)

Final Round: 25 min performance time with free program

Application fee: 60 euros

Video required for application

Category “Aspiring Scholar”

(aged 8-18)

January 21, live comments by jury
Two pieces of contrasting styles (cannot exceed 10 minutes)

Application fee: 30 euros

Video required for application

PRIZES

As the culminating component of the festival, the Sicily International Piano Competition will unfold in two separate categories resulting in prize money amounted to 3000 euros, a recording contract with an Italian label, performance engagements in Italy and scholarships offered by the Global Summer Institute of Music @ VCU, USA. The Competition winners will perform in the closing gala concert followed by award ceremony with presence of all jury members and the President of Jury.

“Rising Star”

- Grand Prix: 2000 Euros

- Recording Prize: production of a final audio master in a professional recording studio in Italy with specialized sound engineers and technicians – the CD will be released on an Italian record label and distributed digitally worldwide

- Performance Engagement Prize: a concert tour at 5
series/festivals in Italy (accommodation provided, transportation paid by performer him or herself)

- Scholarship Prize: Partial or full scholarships to attend the Global Summer Institute of Music in Richmond, USA

- John F. Kennedy Center Début Prize: in conjunction with the GSIM Scholarship prize, a debut performance prize at the prestigious John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington D.C. might be awarded at the jury's discretion

“Aspiring Scholar”

- 1st prize: 300 euros

- 2nd prize: 150 euros

- Scholarship Prizes

- Honorable Mentions: certificates

JURY

Competition Adjudication Panel:

“RISING STAR” CATEGORY

“ASPIRING SCHOLAR” CATEGORY

Sicily International Piano Festival & Competition
LOCATION

Catania (CT),
Sicily, Italy

CONTACT US

Email:
info@pianosicily.com

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Sicily International Piano Festival & Competition
LOCATION

Catania (CT),
Sicily, Italy

CONTACT US

Email:
info@pianosicily.com

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TUITION
ACCOMODATION