Online application 2021

The online application form will open here in October 2020

The deadline for applying is November 15 2020


Application requirements 2021

Audio recording

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).

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.

Documentation for the audio recording

- A letter stating that the applicant is the one playing in the recording, signed by an official insitution, sound engineer or piano professor.

Application fee

Application fee is 100 € and is non-refundable.

The application fee will be payable by VISA, MASTERCARD or AMEX directly upon submitting the application form.

Other documents

- Copy of passport (.jpg, .png or .pdf)

- Photo in high resolution (minimum 600x600 px)

Info about the preliminary judging

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, on the 15th of December 2020 at the latest.

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.   


Pre-selection Jury


Christopher Elton

Great Britain

Teppo Koivisto


Tove Lønskov