Concours International de Piano Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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HOW TO REGISTER?

The City of Saint-Priest is organising the Concours International de Piano Antoine de Saint-Exupéry which will take place at the Theo Argence Theatre from 4 to 7 April 2019. The competition is open to pianists of all nationalities, aged 15 to 30 years old on 3 April 2019.

Registration opens from 1 October to 15 December 2018 :
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The event takes place in 4 rounds :
  • Pre-Selection
  • 1/4 Final
  • 1/2 Final
  • Final
IMPORTANT :

The candidate must present a different program for each round.
Only one piece from the pre-selection program can be added to the program of the Quarter, Semi or Final round.

Pre-Selection

The application should contain the following elements :

  • Photocopy of ID (with photo) to confirm candidate’s identity.
  • One recent artistic photograph carrying the applicant’s, free of copyright upload formats .jpeg files 300 dpi, longest side 10 cm.
  • A short biography not exceeding 300 words.
  • One letter of recommendation in French or English from your current or past Professor, or from an international renowned musician.
  • The fully completed online Application form.
  • 100€ registration fee (non-refundable) paid online on the competition’s website: ipc.stpriest.fr
  • A 20-minute program minimum, high-quality video on YouTube or equivalent online. The video’s repertoire shall conform the following elements : A free program featuring several pieces from different and contrasted styles and periods including an etude from Chopin, Debussy, Ligeti, Liszt, Prokofiev, Rachmaninov, Scriabin or Stravinsky.

Application materials should ONLY be sent online between 1 October and 15 December 2018. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

No application will be considered without paying the registration fee. A confirmation email will be sent after reception of the entire elements required.

After a video screening and analysis of the candidates’ files, a selection committee, appointed by the Direction of the Competition will select 25 pianists who will be invited to participate for the quarter-final in Saint-Priest on 4 & 5 April 2019.

The results of the preselection will be posted on Monday 7 January 2019 on the Competition website. Candidates will also be advised by email from the Direction of the Competition.

1/4 Final: 4 & 5 April 2019

The 25 selected candidates will play :
A 20-minute free program in front of an audience at the Theo Argence Theatre, featuring at least two pieces minimum from different and contrasting styles and periods.

At the end of the Quarter Final the jury will select 12 candidates for the Semi Final that will take place on Saturday April 6, at the Theo Argence Theatre.

The results will be announced after the jury’s deliberation and will be online on the competition’s website.

1/2 Final: Saturday 6 April 2019

The 12 selected candidates will play :
A 30-minute free program in front of an audience at the Theo Argence Theatre, featuring at least two pieces minimum from different and contrasted styles and periods.

At the end of the Semi Final the jury will select 5 candidates for the Final that will take place on Sunday April 7, at the Theo Argence Theatre.

The results will be announced after the jury’s deliberation and will be online on the competition’s website.

Final: Sunday 7 April 2019

The 5 selected candidates will play :
A 30-minute free program in front of an audience at the Theo Argence Theatre, featuring at least two pieces minimum from different and contrasting styles and periods.

 

rules

RULES

jury

JURY 2019

Calendar of the Antoine de Saint-Exupéry International Piano Competition, April 4-7, 2019

CALENDAR

Prizes of the Antoine de Saint-Exupéry International Piano Competition

PRIZES