International Piano-e-Competition

As we navigate these difficult times, we at Musicians in Debut International continue to work on creating valuable performance experiences for young musicians everywhere. While the format of the competition is adjusted to minimize travel and to keep our contestants and audiences safe, we continue to uphold our trademark commitment to quality and integrity and to utilize technology to promote great art of piano performance.

NEW Application form is now available! The deadline for submitting the application materials for the e-Piano Junior Competition 2021 VIRTUAL! is JANUARY 3, 2021.


Please do either of the following to download and print out this application:
    Click on the link below to open up the application in your browser, then use the print button to print out the application
    Right-Click on the link below to save the application to your hard drive, choose "Save Target As..." or "Save Link As...", and choose a location on your computer to save it to. Open the file by double-clicking on it and then print it out.

DOWNLOAD e-Piano Junior 2021 VIRTUAL! Application Form (English) (PDF)

DOWNLOAD e-Piano Junior 2021 VIRTUAL! Application Form (Русский) (PDF)

NEW! DOWNLOAD e-Piano Junior 2021 VIRTUAL! Application Form (Chinese) (PDF)

You can now pay the application fee (175.00 USD) online using PayPal. Please make sure you clearly indicate the name of the contestant!

Contestant Name

The following documents must be submitted along with the application form:
1. A photo or a scan of a birth certificate or other proof of date of birth. The copy does not need to be notarized.
2. Current one-page biography (as text or word document) See one-page bio sample.
3. Curriculum vita, including a list of principal teachers, master classes attended (as text or word document). See CV sample.
4. A high resolution JPG image (no less than 300DPI) should be sent to piano@ecompetition.org
5. A recording, which should include:

For YOUNG ARTIST Category (Ages 17 and under, DOB after July 12, 2003)

a. First Movement of a Classical Sonata (Beethoven, Clementi, Haydn or Mozart)
b. Any fast Virtuoso Etude
c. A piece of applicant's choice

For ASPIRE Category (Ages 14 and under, DOB after July 12, 2006)

a. First Movement of a Classical Sonata (Beethoven, Haydn or Mozart)
b. Any fast Virtuoso Etude
c. A piece of applicant's choice

For SPARK Category (Ages 10 and under, DOB after July 12, 2010)

a. Any fast Virtuoso Etude
b. A piece of applicant's choice

These recordings should contain no fade-outs or editing. Multiple camera views in an unedited performance is allowed. The video recordings must be submitted as Youtube or Youku upload of the video. Instructions for Youtube Upload. If you have problems with submitting video materials for the competition, please contact Stella Sick at the Competition Office at piano@ecompetition.org.

6. An application fee of $175.00 United States Dollars.  The fee is non-refundable, once the application is submitted for the review process, You have three payment options to choose from:

  1. A check or international money order of $175.00 U.S. dollars payable to the Minnesota International Piano-e-Competition.
  1. Credit card payment through Paypal. Please use "Pay Now" button on top of the page. Go to the top. Please be advised that you are responsible for any wire fees.

Incomplete applications will not be accepted. E-Piano Junior Competition VIRTUAL! contestants will be selected based on their initial application recording. Up to 20 contestants in each category will be selected (no more than 60 contestants total). Each applicant will be notified of their acceptance or non-acceptance by email, after which the announcement will be made on the e-Piano Junior Competition website. The selected contestants will be asked to record their competition program using Disklavier/Videosync technology. The recording window will be between February 15 and June 15, 2021. The locations of the recordings will be determined by each contestant's geographic location. Recording sites will be in multiple cities around the world. Disklavier/Video Recordings from all contestants will be transpmitted to Minneapolis, MN and recreated during the competition in July 2021 on an acoustic Yamaha Disklavier Piano with the accompanying synchronized video, in a concert hall, presented for a life jury and audience (if it is deemed safe to do so at the time). Each contestant will virtually perform two rounds (the first is a non-elimination round), and the winners of the competition will be determined based on the cumulative performance in the two virtual rounds of the competition.

*INSTRUCTIONS ON UPLOADING VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE:

You can upload all or pieces of your application recording to www.youtube.com (Chinese contestants can upload to www.youku.com ) instead of sending in audio CD.  Please follow the rules:

  1. If you do not already have an account on Youtube or Youku, you will need to create one!
  2. Please upload separate video for each piece
  3. Your videos must be unedited and contain no fade ins or fade outs.
  4. Basic Info:
    1. Title:  Contestant’s full name, composer and name of the piece and your category (Young Artist, Aspire or Spark)
    2. Description: For e-Piano Junior Competition 2021
    3. Visibility: Change to “Unlisted”
  5. When you click “Share” button, please email the link (you will have an option on screen) to piano@ecompetition.org.   In the “Additional note” please write your full name.
If you have any questions, please email piano@ecompetition.org. For information or to answer questions please contact:
Dr. Stella Sick
Telephone: 612-460-5640
E-mail: piano@ecompetition.org
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