COMPETITION RULES | Piano

ENKOR is the first ever global online competition for classical performers and the only one with hundreds of jury members and transparent scoring system.



Location: online
The contestants will be judged based solely on the submitted recordings. 

The 4th edition of ENKOR International Music Competition, 
Piano, 2017

Applications: May 20 - June 20, 2017
Voting Start Date: June 30, 2017 | Voting End Date: July 20, 2017
Results: July 30, 2017 | to be announced on the ENKOR's website 

Eligibility
ENKOR International Music Competition (Piano) is open to contestants of all nationalities and countries up to 25 years.

Age Groups
Note: there's a new separation of the age groups valid for the 3rd edition.
Category A: up to 10 years 
Category B: 11 to 15 years 
Category C: 16 to 21 years 
Category D: 22 to 25 years 
(as of the Application Deadline)

Requirements

Repertoire: Free choice (one or more pieces) from the Standard Repertoire: baroque, classical, romantic or contemporary periods. Contestants must perform from memory.

Sonata duos are not acceptable. ENKOR treats the sonata repertoire as chamber music.
The piano performance should be solo or with orchestra.

Duration for 
Category A : up to 10 minutes in total
Category B: up to 15 minutes in total
Category C, Dup to 20 minutes in total

IF THE DURATION OF THE SUBMITTED VIDEO (OR TOTAL DURATION
IF MORE THAN ONE VIDEO) EXCEEDS THE TIME LIMITS, AS SPECIFIED 
IN THE RULES, WITH MORE THAN 60 SECONDS, THE APPLICANT MIGHT 
BE DISQUALIFIED WITHOUT NOTICE AND HIS/HER APPLCATION SHALL
BE TREATED AS NULL AND VOID. 

THE DURATION OF THE PERFORMED PIECES EXCLUDES APPLAUSE 
AND GOING ONTO OR LEAVING THE STAGE.

Video recordings (audio not acceptable) must be genuinely performed by applicants and may not be edited, nor should any effects be added.  To ensure that poor recording quality does not interfere with jury’s ability to review the material, avoid distortion and ensure that accompaniment is not louder than the applicant (where applicable). You will not be penalized for the quality of your video, although it is important that it is good enough to see and hear you clearly.

Videos should be recorded no more than 18 months before the date of your  submission.

When you submit the Application Form, please include the piece/s you are applying with in the format: name of the piece, composer's name, duration. Please also include web link/s below each piece. 

Videos should be available for watching online - download links won't be accepted. 

If you submit YouTube links, be sure your videos have the proper settings:
VIDEO MANAGER → videos → Basic Info → from the dropdown menu, please choose "Public" or "Unlisted" instead of  "Private".


Prizes

Grand Prize
The Grand Prize will be awarded to the most valuable competitor, irrespective of the category. The Grand Prize cannot be shared.

First, Second and Third Prize
Prizes will be awarded at each category.
Only one 1st Prize may be awarded, other awards may be divided among more candidates.
The Jury is authorized to award some additional specific acknowledgements.

Diplomas will be granted to all winners.  
Teachers' diplomas by request only.

The prizes will be awarded based solely on the submitted recordings. The competitors have no right to present any objections against the composition of the Jury. 

Jury
Jury Board | Adjudicating System


Application Fee: $100
The Application Fee is Non-Refundable.


ENKOR Competition Committee reserves the right to make any changes into the rules, dates, schedules and other information related to the Competition.

HOW TO APPLY

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