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The competition will be held in presence from 29th April to 1st May 2022 in the Auditorium placed in Piazza della Repubblica 1, Orbetello, Tuscany, Italy and is open to pianists of any nationality according to the categories below. It will be NOT mandatory to play the music by memory.

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Categories will be as follows:

Cat. A up to 11 years old (candidates who haven’t turned 12 at the date of 29th April 2022)

Cat. B from 12 to 14 years old (candidates who haven’t turned 15 at the date of 29th April 2022)

Cat. C from 15 to 17 years old (candidates who haven’t turned 18 at the date of 29th April 2022)

Cat. D from 18 to 21 years old (candidates who haven’t turned 22 at the date of 29th April 2022)

It is Possible to apply to a higher  age category (but not to a younger one), but in any case it’s possible to apply only to one category. 
It’s possible to apply to one category at JUNIOR competition and at the same time to apply to Orbetello Master Piano Competition.




Program (one round – free repertoire)

Cat. A maximum 8 minutes
Cat. B maximum 12 minutes
Cat. C maximum 15 minutes
Cat. D maximum 20 minutes

The performances will happen in Alphabetical order.

Please don’t hesitate to write us if you have any doubts.

Application fee:

Cat. A €50

Cat. B €60

Cat. C €70

Cat. D €85

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Points from 98 to 100: First Absolute Prize and diploma

Points from 95 up: First Prize and diploma

Points from 90 to 94: Second prize and diploma

Points from 85 to 89: third prize and diploma

Points below 85: Mention


Cat. A: First absolut prize (required 98\100 points) with HIGHEST POINTS  € 250

Cat. B: First absolut prize with HIGHEST POINTS  € 400

Cat. C.: First absolut prize with HIGHEST POINTS  € 500

Cat. D: First absolut prize with HIGHEST POINTS  €1000, a concert in Orbetello Piano Festival

It will be possible to divide the echonomic prize in the case of ex- aequo (exactly equal score)

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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 decision is final.

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Pianos for practising will be available to candidates and it will be possible to try the competition piano.

The awarding of the winners will take place in an official form at the  final concert. It will be mandatory to play in the final concert for the 1st absolute prize winner, in order to redeem their prize.

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By applying to the competition you accept all the articles included into this notice. In the case of any demonstration, the Italian text of this regulation will be worthy.

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Application deadline 31st March 2022

To apply to Orbetello Piano Competition you need to send:

  • Name, Family name, birth place and date, Nationality, Address, phone number, email address, Italian TAX CODE (If available) – If the candidate is under 18 years old also give those data from a parent\tutorthrough the application form in the “Application” page
  • A portrait photo for the competition graphics
  • Copy of bank transfer for application fee  (bank commission to be paid by the candidate)
  • IBAN IT22B0885172320000000200626 Banca TEMA Terre Etrusche e di Maremma- Credito Cooperativo – Società Cooperativa
    Bic Swift Code: ICRAITRRNN0 (zero) Associazione Culturale “Kaletra Contemporanea” Via calatafimi 2, 58015 Orbetello GRIF YOU PREFER, INSTEAD OF THE BANK TRANSFER, YOU CAN USE PAYPAL FOR THE PAYMENT, just send us a mail and we will send you details

PLEASE USE THE APPLICATION FORM ON THE “APPLICATION” PAGE. In the case you need technical assistance, please refer to but don’t send application documents to that email.

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The application to Orbetello Junior Piano Competition does not predjudicate the application to Orbetello Master Piano Competition, so one candidate can, for example, apply in one category of Orbetello Junior Piano Competition(in the case the age is suitable), and in the Master competition.

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.

The application fee is one-time payment and it includes participation in the competition. The registration fee will be refunded only in the event that the competition cannot be held due to the decision of the artistic direction or for reasons related to the pandemic. In case of absence of the candidate, notified after the registration deadline, it will not be possible to refund the registration fee.

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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.