XVII CAMPILLOS INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION
The XVII Campillos International Piano Competition will be held at the IES “Camilo José Cela” Event Hall and the Iglesia Santa María del Reposo in Campillos, Málaga (Spain) in December 6-10, 2023.
The Competition is open to pianists of all nationalities without age limit. The Campillos IPC 1st Prize Winners of past editions and official or private students of Jury members at present time or during the two previous years, are not allowed to take part in the competition. Sporadic master classes are permitted.
The On-line Application Form, with all required documents enclosed, must be received at the Competition Secretariat no later than October 15th, 2023.
The accepted contestants will perform in alphabetical order, determined by a public draw, which will be valid for the First Stage and Semi-final. The performance order of the Final Stage might be modified by the Organizing Committee based on the repertoire. The draw will take place in Campillos Town Hall, on November 3rd 2023, at 10.00 am. All contestants can be present, if they wish. A video will be recorded and will remain at the contestants´ disposal. The resulting order can only be modified under exceptional circumstances, in which case the contestant must provide a valid justification and the Organization will make the final decision.
The contestants may try out the Shigeru Kawai Grand Piano at the Event Hall exclusively on December 6th from 10 am to 2 pm. No further try-outs will be allowed.
Pianos provided by Clemente Pianos and Polimúsica will be at the contestants’ disposal for practicing during the Competition.
The Competition reserves the right to authorize the recording and broadcasting of any of the Competition rounds.
The Organizing Committee shall solve all those situations not specified in these regulations. At present, and due to the situation caused by Covid or a similar one, if there was a clear risk to the health of the jury, organization or participants, as well as the impossibility or strong complications for traveling, the organizing committee could make the decision to turn this edition into an Online format, for which the contestants will be asked to send their recordings through YouTube links with the repertoire presented in the application. In this case, all appropriate rules and measures will be taken and all participants will be informed immediately by email.
In case of any difference between the Spanish and English versions of these rules, the Official Spanish text will prevail.
By sending the application form, the applicant agrees to accept and to comply with all the regulations of the contest.
The On-line Application Form (http://concursointernacionalpiano.es/application/) in Spanish or English must be sent before October 15th, 2023, with the following enclosed documents:
- Photocopy of Passport.
- 1 artistic photograph in .jpg format.
- A Curriculum Vitae in Spanish or English in .doc, .docx or .pdf format.
Only JPG, Word and PDF formats will be accepted as enclosed files.
The Secretary will send an e-mail confirming the reception of the application within 7 days. In case the contestant does not receive the confirmation from our secretariat he or she should contact our secretary as soon as possible by writing an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Only correct and complete applications as specified in these rules will be taken into consideration. Subsequently competitors will be informed that their applications have been received. If any of the requirements for the application happen to be false, incomplete or incorrect, the competitor’s application will not be valid.
In case of too many applications, the Pre-selection Jury will select a maximum of 40 pianists based on the submitted materials and will communicate to each applicant the result of the Pre-selection by October 22. After this communication ONLY selected contestants should pay a 100 Euro entry fee by bank transfer, free of any charge for the receiver, before October 29. Bank transfer details will be sent to selected contestants together with the Notification of Acceptance. On the Bank receipt, it should be written “Campillos IPC” next to the name of the competitor.
Selected contestants must send a copy of the payment Bank receipt by e-mail to the Competition Secretary by October 29.
No competitor will be accepted until the Bank receipt copy and full competition fee are received. This fee cannot be refunded under any circumstances. If the fee is not received by October 29 selected contestants will be excluded.
The Organizing Committee will establish a waiting list from the non-selected competitors who might be invited to participate in case selected contestants cancel or are excluded by the Secretariat.
COMPETITION STAGES AND REPERTOIRE
The Competition consists of a Pre-selection, First Stage, Semi-Final and Final rounds. The last three rounds are open to the public.
PRE-SELECTION: Only one YouTube video recording link by the contestant, or similar system, containing two or more pieces of free choice and different styles and periods from 10 to 15 minutes total length. You can also use two previous different recordings and put them together in one YouTube link. Quality of video and audio should be as good as possible showing always clearly hands and face of each applicant.
A maximum of 40 pianists will be selected to take part in the First Stage.
FIRST STAGE: A performance lasting no longer than 15 minutes containing a program of free choice.
The number of candidates admitted to the Semi-Final will not be more than 14.
SEMI-FINAL: A performance lasting no longer than 30 minutes containing a program of free choice.
The number of candidates admitted to the Final will not be more than 3.
FINAL: A performance with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Málaga of one piano concerto included in the following list:
- W. A. Mozart: No. 20 in D minor K 466 / No. 21 in C major K 467
- L. van Beethoven: No. 3 in C minor Op. 37 / No. 5 in E-flat major Op. 73
- R. Schumann: in A minor Op. 54
- F. Chopin: No 2 in F minor Op. 21
The Artistic Committee and Jury members will take into consideration the variety and difficulty of the whole program of the competition. All works must be edited and it is not allowed to perform own works by the contestants (except the cadenzas of the W. A. Mozart concertos).
No work may be repeated. Only the pieces recorded in the Pre-selection can be repeated in one of the other rounds of the competition.
No program changes will be allowed after October 29.
All the works must be performed by heart.
The Jury may interrupt the performance if the maximum timing for each round is exceeded.
|FIRST PRIZE:||Diploma, cash award of 4000 euro and recitals in important Music Halls and Festivals in Spain.|
|SECOND PRIZE:||Diploma and cash award of 2000 euro.|
|THIRD PRIZE:||Diploma and cash award of 1000 euro.|
|BEST SPANISH PIANIST PRIZE:||Diploma and cash award of 500 euro.|
Some Special Prizes may be awarded as a travel grant containing 250 euro each. The members of the Orquesta Sinfónica de Málaga and the audience of the Final Stage may award their Special Prizes to their favorite finalist.
The First Prize is indivisible, but the other prizes may be shared.
The jury is not obliged to award all the prizes. Their decision is final.
All grants and prizes shall be subject to taxes at the statutory rate.
The award-winning pianists must collect their prizes personally in the Closing Act. A refusal entails the cancellation of the award.
|October 15:||Application deadline.|
|October 22:||Pre-selection communication.|
|October 29:||Deadline for competition fee payment.|
|December 6:||10.00 am. Piano try-out.|
|16.00. FIRST STAGE.|
|20.30. Opening Act: Presentation and Concert.|
|December 7:||FIRST STAGE|
|December 10:||17.00. FINAL.|
|Closing Act: Prize-giving Ceremony.|