GENERAL RULES OF THE BREST INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION

  1. The competition has four categories: It is open to candidates of all nationalities. For categories Y and Z, the age limit is 30 years old or younger at the time of the competition. For category X (young talent) the age limit is set at less than 20 years old on the day of the competition. For the W categories there is no age limit. Candidates may compete in more than one category; an entry fee will be required for each category. Category Y and Z: limited entries.
  2. Works to be performed
  3. All works for solo piano are performed from memory; scores are permitted only for works for four and six hands. Photocopies of scores are not permitted.
  4. The competitions are open to the public.
  5. The registration is done by Internet or by sending the registration form with the payment.
  6. The candidates must communicate: their date of birth, photocopy of the identity card, the letter corresponding to their category, the title, the opus, the tonality or the number of the work presented, the name of their music school and that of their teacher. Registration will be validated upon receipt of this information and payment of the registration fee.
  7. No entries will be accepted after June 21, 2022. The postmark will be taken as proof.
  8. Under no circumstances will the registration fee be refunded or postponed, except in the event of cancellation of the contest.
  9. Each prize will be awarded (financial reward) only in the presence of the winners and the jury at the announcement of the results. In case of absence, the candidate may be disqualified. Candidates unable to attend the award ceremony should leave a stamped A4 envelope with their name and address, specifying the category, at the reception desk.
  10. Travel and hotel expenses will be at the expense of the participants. Nevertheless, if possible, the candidates of category X, Y, Z who are unaccompanied and wish to do so, will be given, at the time of their convocation, the coordinates of a volunteer host family for a free accommodation.
  11. All registrations imply acceptance of the competition rules. The candidate must be present at the day and time mentioned on the invitation which will be sent to him/her two weeks before the date of the competition. In case of non-receipt, please inform the competition secretariat by e-mail.
  12. Candidates are requested to inform the competition secretariat in case of absence.
  13. The jury may interrupt the candidate during the performance.
  14. The jury reserves the right not to award all prizes.
  15. No member of the jury will present a candidate in categories X, Y, Z.
  16. Registration fee :
  17. Rewards : All participants in the recitals will receive a fee. The locations of the concerts will be in Brittany and Ile-de-France.
  18. Location of the competition: Brest Auditorium, rue Émile Zola 29200 BREST
(Version of March 12, 2022)