To take part in Aarhus International Piano Competition 2023 you have to pass a pre-selection round. You can apply via the application form as described below. All participants will be selected solely on the basis of the submitted audio files. Read more about the preliminary judging below.
Deadline for all steps of application is November 15, 2022.The online application form has now closed - Good luck to all the applicants!
The online application form will be asking you for your contact info, and if you are under 18 your parent´s contact info. Furthermore you will be asked to write what you plan to play in the competition.
We also need some more specific files as described in the following:
As a part of the application proces every applicant has to upload a high quality audio recording ( .mp3 in a quality of min. 128 kbit/s — we strongly recommend a minimum of 192 kbit/s. Optimal would be 320 kbit/s).
The repertoire requirements for these recordings are the same in Category A and Category B:
The recording should contain a programme of three pieces with a maximum duration of 20 minutes, including:
1. A first movement of a sonata by J. Haydn, W.A. Mozart or L.v. Beethoven.
2. One piece or movement by F. Chopin.
3. One piece or movement of free choice.
Editing of the recordings is not allowed, but separate works or movements can be from different takes.
Please upload the recording in 3 separate audio files and include the composers name in each file name.
- A letter stating that the applicant is the one playing in the recording, signed by an official insitution, sound engineer or piano professor. (.pdf, .jpg or .png)
- Copy of passport (.pdf, .jpg or .png)
- Photo in high resolution (minimum 600x600 px) (.jpg or .png)
Application fee is 120 € and is non-refundable.
The application fee will be payable with credit card as part of the application.
All audio files will be completely anonymized and numbered by the secretariat and then presented for the pre jury.
Applicants will receive information whether or not he/she has been accepted to take part in the competition in December 2022.
In Category A 20 pianists will be invited for the competition and in Category B 22 pianists will be invited. In Category B two places are reserved for Danish pianists.