1. The competition is open to pianists of all nationalities.

  2. The competition is open to all age groups.

  3. Participants may enter a category of a higher age group.

  4. All the rounds are open to the public.

  5. Candidates will play from memory and must present the score from which they are playing if requested.

  6. Applications close on March 31st 2013.

  7. Entry will be confirmed upon payment of fees.

  8. In case of withdrawal, the participant is kindly requested to inform the organizers.

  9. Fees are not refundable.

  10. The Jury may interrupt a candidate during performance. The Jury can split a prize or not award a prize.

  11. The Jury’s decisions are final.

  12. The results will be announced at the end of each group performance.

  13. The winners of each group will perform at the Gala Concert on May 10th 2013. The prizes and the diplomas will be awarded at the Gala Concert. Should a winner not participate in the Gala Concert the prize will not be awarded.

  14. Any audio or video recordings remain the property of the organizers.

  15. Travelling and living expenses are the responsibility of the candidates.

  16. The organizers will not accept any responsibility for accidents during the competition.

  17. Entry to the competition implies full acceptance of the Competition Rules.