International Piano-e-Competition

(contains rules and repertoire requirements)

  • English is the official language of the competition. Please contact the competition with questions concerning the repertoire requirements and interpretation of the rules.
  • Please read all rules and regulations carefully. It is your responsibility to make sure that your program complies with all requirements. Make sure to include timing of each work in your application as the time limits will be strictly observed during the competition.
  • The e-Piano Junior is open to pianists of all nationalities who are no older than 17 years of age as of the first day of the competition. In other words contestants must have been born after June 29, 2003.
  • Competitors must not have any other professional commitments during the e-Piano Junior. No contestant may have any member of the jury or the Artistic Director as a principal teacher during the five year period preceding the e-Piano Junior (June 29, 2016 through July 6, 2021). No relative of any juror or the Artistic Director may participate in the e-Piano Junior.
  • Once the sixty participants are announced in December 2020, the competitors are not allowed to take part in masterclasses or private lessons with the jury members or Artistic Director. Any violation of this rule will be cause for the disqualification of the pianist.
  • Up to twenty-four (24) contestants will be invited to compete in person in Minneapolis, MN USA in July 2021.
  • Contestants may not contact or speak with any member of the Jury, including the Artistic Director, as long as they continue to participate in the e-Piano Junior. Any violation of this rule will be cause for the disqualification of the pianist.
  • It is the responsibility of the contestants to provide the Competition with a valid Social Security Number (SSN) or Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN) to receive any prize money.
  • All participants must be accompanied by a responsible adult, or should make suitable arrangements with the Competition office prior to departure from their home country.
  • All video, audio and MIDI recordings, as well as photographs and interviews made during any of the events of the e-Piano Junior Competition will remain the sole property of the e-Piano Junior, International Piano-e-Competition and Musicians in Debut International.
  • All rules and regulations are subject to change at the discretion of the Artistic Director.
  • Foreign contestants and their accompanying adults must obtain their own passports and visas. E-Piano Junior competitors admitted to the Recital Round should contact the nearest American Embassy or Consulate for advice. The contestants are responsible for the arrangements of their transportation to Minneapolis/St. Paul. The contestants who come to Minneapolis will be reimbursed for the cost of economy class roundtrip air fare to Minneapolis from the country of their residence, or from any city in the USA (up to 500USD). Contestants' room and board for the duration of the competition (June 29 - July 6, 2021) will be covered by the Competition. The travel, accommodations and food for the accompanying adult(s) will not be covered. Those who choose not to come to Minnesota to compete will not receive any reimbursement. The competition will reimburse qualified contestants upon their arrival to Minnesota.
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The deadline for submitting applications for 2021 competition is November 20, 2020.
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