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Regulation Orbetello Piano Competition 2020

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The competition will be held in Orbetello, Tuscany, Italy from 6th to 9th  May 2020 in the Auditorium, Piazza della Repubblica 1, Historical center of the City, and is open to piano soloists with no limit nationality and born after May 9th 1985.
Candidates must perform all works by memory.

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The jury will award a First, Second and Third Prize, taking into consideration the level of executions. The First Prize is indivisible, the Second and Third Prizes can be awarded to more than one candidate who will share the scolarship award. Candidates will perform three rounds. They may not repeat the performance of any work during the competition. The performances will be open to the public.

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Lots will be drawn by the Artistic Director to determine the order of performance and the order established will be maintained throughout the competition. Pianos will be available at contestants’ disposal, and a practice-timing will be scheduled. It will also be allowed to try the competition piano.

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No competitor will be admitted who has studied in the last two years with a jury member: each juror will sign a relevant declaration about the contestans. The jury’s vote will be expressed by a YES or NO at the conclusion of each round. The jury’s decision is final.

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The winners’ names will be announced and official prize-giving ceremony held during the final concert.

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On registration for the competition applicants tacitly accept all rules contained in this notification. The Italian version of this announcement will be deemed official in the case of any subsequent contestation.

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The following documents should be sent through the online application form in the “Application” menu before March 30th 2020 :
1. Photocopy of legal document regarding age and nationality
2. One artistic portrait photo (for the booklet)
3. Brief artistic curriculum
4. Copy of payment of registration fee – 100 euro (bank commission to be paid by the contestant) – to be paid to Associazione Culturale “Kaletra Contemporanea” Via calatafimi 2, 58015 Orbetello GR

IBAN IT22B0885172320000000200626 Banca TEMA Terre Etrusche e di Maremma- Credito Cooperativo – Società Cooperativa
Bic Swift Code: ICRAITRRNN0


Email address for inquiries and information
A confirmation email will be sent after receiving all the documents.

The application fee can be refunded to the contestant only in the case the competition is cancelled by the organization or in the case the application cannot be accepted (the money will be promptly sent back)

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Preliminary round
Free program maximum 15 minutes, including at least one etude by at least one of the following authors: Chopin, Liszt, Debussy, Scriabin, Rachmaninov.
Semifinal round
Program maximum 30 minutes including at least a first movement of a sonata by at least one of the following authors: Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert. It will not be possible to repeat works performed during the first round.
Maximum 10 contestants will be chosen to acceed to semifinal round.
Final round
A recital maximum 45 minutes including at least 2 works of different period\style. It will not be possible to repeat works performed during the previous rounds.
Maximum 3 contestants will be chosen to acceed to final round.

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Final concert and audience-prize.
Contestants who will be awarded the first three prizes will have the duty to perform works who were played at the competition, during the award-ceremony. At the same time, the prize given by the audience will be given to one of the awarded pianists. Attending the final concert is necessary in order to obtain the prize.

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This cultural event is not comparable to the sweepstakes, as intended by D.P.R.430/2001, art.6 com.1. Therefore, the Resolution n.8/1251 of the 28th October 1976 decides that the prizes will not be income taxed at the source.However,we specify that the final prizes will be added to Your personal income and the winners will have to pay own compulsory contributions on the basis of Your income tax return.