Introduction
For the eighteenth time, the town of Ettlingen organises the Ettlingen International Piano Competition, from August 7-14, 2022. The competition is open to young pianists from all nationalities, including stateless people.

There are no restrictions regarding the musical education of the competitor (e. g. university, college, academy, conservatoire, music school or private instruction).

All stages of the competition are open to the public.

By participating in the competition, all participants surrender to the competition the right to record, to reproduce and to distribute their performances during the competition. Fees cannot be claimed by any competitor.

In the event of disagreements or differences of opinion arising from translation, the German text in the printed brochure is definitive.

Age Categories
The competition is divided into two categories:
Category A: Competitors born after August 6, 2006
Category B: Competitors born after August 6, 1999

Competitors can perform in one category only.

Competitors who have already won a First Prize in a former Ettlingen International Piano Competition cannot compete again in the same category.

Repertoire Category A
Competitors born after August 6, 2006

The competition for Category A will take place in one round.

The total playing time must amount to at least 20 minutes,
but must not exceed 25 minutes.

1. One of the following etudes:
Czerny, from ”Art of Finger Dexterity” op. 740
Chopin, from op. 10, nos. 2, 5, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12
Chopin, from op. 25, nos. 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12
Liszt, concert etudes ”Waldesrauschen”, ”Gnomenreigen”, ”La leggierezza”, ”Un sospiro”.

2. One movement from a sonata by Haydn, Mozart or Beethoven.

3. One or more works or single movements from the Baroque period up to the present.

Competitors can perform their programme with or without repeats,
as long as the total length of the programme remains within the prescribed playing time.

The jury reserves the right to stop the competitor if the performance exceeds the time limit.

All pieces must be played from memory.

The audio-recordings for the prejudging should contain the following works (no time limit):
a) The etude (Repertoire section 1)
b) One work or movement from section 2 or 3

Repertoire Category B
Competitors born after August 6, 1999

The competition for Category B will take place in two rounds.

For the second round, approximately eight competitors will be chosen from those who took part in the first round.

First Round: The total playing time must amount to at least 15 minutes, but must not exceed 20 minutes.
1. Haydn: The first movement of a sonata of the competitor‘s choice, without repeats.
2. J. S. Bach: One Prelude and Fugue from the ”Well-Tempered Clavier” Book I or ll.
3. An etude by Chopin, Liszt, Saint-Saëns, Debussy, Rachmaninoff, Scriabin or Ligeti.
4. One or more pieces or movements chosen by the competitor, which may also be chosen from the repertoire of the second round.

Second Round: The total playing time including repeats must amount to at least 30 minutes, but must not exceed 40 minutes.
5. A sonata by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven or Schubert.
6. One or more romantic works.
7. One or more works from Impressionism up to the present.

Pieces required in section 1, 2 and 3 (first round) may not be played in the second round.

Competitors may perform their second round with or without repeats, as long as the total length of the programme remains within the prescribed playing time.

The jury reserves the right to stop the competitor if the performance exceeds the time limit.

All works must be played from memory.

The audio-recordings for the prejudging should contain the following works (no time limit):
a) The first movement of the Haydn-Sonata (Repertoire section 1)
b) The etude (Repertoire section 3)
c) One work or movement from section 6 or 7

Application • Deadline
Applications are possible online on www.portal.pianocompetition.org
from January 1, 2022 until April 21, 2022.

After the deadline, no further applications will be accepted.

The application must contain the following items:
a) the fully completed online-application form
b) a recent portrait picture in high quality
c) mp3-files with audio-recordings by the applicant

Prejudging » • Repertoire Category A » • Repertoire Category B »

Prejudging
A prejudging based on the recordings decides who may take part in the competition. The jury for the prejudging consists of Wolfgang Manz (Germany, President), Robert Benz (Germany) and Anna Gourari (Germany).

The candidate's name and nationality are unknown to the jury during the prejudging.

All prizewinners of former Ettlingen International Piano Competitions are allowed to take part without submitting a recording.

Four weeks after the closing date, the results of the prejudging will be emailed to all applicants.

Admission
Together with the result of the prejudging, admitted applicants will receive further information regarding the competition.

Once arrived in Ettlingen, admitted applicants are asked to come to the competition office and to show a valid passport for their registration.

The order of playing will be decided by ballot. The competitors must be present personally during the registration and the drawing of lots.

Participation Fee
Applicants who have not been accepted after the prejudging are not obliged to pay a fee.

Admitted applicants have to pay a participation fee which amounts to 140 Euro and should be paid by July 1, 2022.

The bank transfer should be made, free of charge for the payee, to

Account holder, postal address
Piano Ettlingen, c/o Musikschule, Pforzheimer Str. 25, 76275 Ettlingen, Germany

Account number (IBAN)
DE73 6605 0101 0001 0707 05

Bankcode (BIC)
KARSDE66

Bank name
Sparkasse Karlsruhe

Bank postal address
Sparkasse Karlsruhe, Kaiserstraße 223, 76133 Karlsruhe, Germany

When making the bank transfer, the participant’s full name should be indicated. The participation fee cannot be refunded in case an admitted applicant later decides to withdraw.

Adjudication
The competitor‘s performance will be assessed with a points system.

If a jury member has taught a competitor within the last two years, the jury person will not assess this competitor.

The results for Category B will be announced after each round, the results for Category A after the competition of this category.

The results are incontestable, and the jury‘s decision is final.

Preliminary Jury
Wolfgang Manz, Germany (President)
Robert Benz, Germany
Anna Gourari, Germany

Main Jury
Wolfgang Manz, Germany (President)
Robert Benz, Germany
Christopher Elton, Great Britain
Anna Gourari, Germany
Eliane Reyes, Belgium
Jura Margulis, USA
Barbara Szczepanska, Germany
Catherine Vickers, Canada
Zhe Tang, China

Artistic Directors » • Juries »

Prizes and Awards
Category A
1. Prize  3,000 EUR
2. Prize  1,500 EUR
3. Prize  1,000 EUR
4. Prize      750 EUR
5. Prize      600 EUR

Category B
1. Prize  6,000 EUR
2. Prize  3,000 EUR
3. Prize  1,500 EUR
4. Prize  1,250 EUR
5. Prize  1,000 EUR

Encouragement Awards (Categories A and B)
Special commendation for young talents (Category A)
Haydn-Prize (Category B)
EMCY Special Prize (Category A or B)

The First Prize of both categories cannot be shared.

The First Prizewinner in Category B will be invited to give a piano recital in Ettlingen. In addition there will be an invitation to perform a piano recital in Trier (Germany).

The prizewinners are obliged, according to the wishes of the jury, to participate in the Awards Ceremony and the Prizewinners‘ Concert, otherwise they will lose their right to the prize awarded.

Expected Order of Events
Category B
Sat, August 06, 13:00 h, Deadline for registration (Musikschule)
Sat, August 06, 16:00 h, Drawing of lots (Musikschule)
Sun, August 07, 09:30 h, Start First Round (castle)
Tue, August 09, ca. 16:00 h, End First Round (castle)
Tue, August 09, ca. 19:00 h, Announcement of results (Musikschule)
Wed, August 10, 09:30-18:00 h, Second Round (castle)
Wed, August 10, ca. 21:00 h, Announcement of results (Musikschule)

Category A
Wed, August 10, 13:00 h, Deadline for registration (Musikschule)
Wed, August 10, 16:00 h, Drawing of lots (Musikschule) Thu, August 11, 09:30 h, Start auditions (castle) Sat, August 13, ca. 18:00 h, End auditions (castle)
Sat, August 13, ca. 20:30 h, Announcement of results (Musikschule)

Category A + B
Sun, August 14, 11:30- 13:30h Awards Ceremony and Prizewinners‘ Concert (Stadthalle)

Instruments • Practicing
For the auditions in the castle there will be a Steinway Grand Piano, Model C.

For the Prizewinners’ Concert in the Stadthalle there will be a Steinway Grand Piano, Model D.

Around 30 upright pianos will be available for practicing purposes at the Musikschule. Schedules for practicing will be organised from 8:00-20:00h during the competition. 

Accommodation
We help you to coordinate your hotel-reservation if you wish to. In this case, please contact us before June 15, 2022.

For competitors a limited number of private accommodations is available (free breakfast and overnight stay).

Special Remark
Subject to modifications due to pandemic-related restrictions.



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