Città di Cantù 29th International Piano and Orchestra Competition - REGULATION

1. The CITTÀ DI CANTÙ piano competition is reserved to pianists of all nationalities born after December 31st, 1983.

2. Candidates must send their application form, duly filled in, within April 15th 2019 (please send us by e-mail the application sent by post) to the Competition Secretary’s Office, enclosing the following documents:
- Copy of identification document
- 1 size photo
- curriculum Vitae (English)
- Payment of 100 euro, net of bank charges
- payment of 20 euro, net of bank charges, for free practice with our second pianist.
Addressed to:
Nuova Scuola di Musica di Cantù
Concorso Pianistico “Città di Cantù”
Via Pontida, 5 - c.p 137
22063 CANTÙ (Co) - ITALIA
Banco Posta: IT61 X 07601 10900 000054801691
Cassa Rurale ed Artigiana di Cantù
IT77 A 08430 51060 000000985428
Swift: ACAR IT 22

3. Candidates will not be admitted to the contest without the payment of the entrance fee. This sum will not be reimbursed for any reason.

4. Before beginning the first test, candidates must show documents proving their identity to the competition secretary.

5. The jury’s decisions are final and irrevocable.

6. Those members who have had in the two previous years to the competition (therefore from 1st January 2017 to 1st May 2019) continuous educational relationship with one or more candidates can not be part of the Jury. The secretary’s office will have a self declaration signed by each member at the beginning of the first stage.

7. In case two candidates are joint winners of a prize, the jury can divide the reward in equal parts.

8. The jury can decide not to give any reward if no candidate is worthy.

9. The performances are to be given by heart. Memory execution is not obligatory for concerts of XXI Century section.

10. The competition includes three stages:
- first stage eliminatory test with second pianist
- second stage semifinal test with orchestra
- third stage final test with orchestra
All performances will be open to the public.

11. The winners will play free in the award giving concert. A possible refusal will involve the cancellation of the award.

12. For the preliminary test candidates will have a second pianist who will be at their disposal during the days of the roll-call for free practice: April 27th for section A and April 28th for section B and for XXI Century Section. However it is possible to come with own accompanist. The order of execution of free practice will be communicated during the roll-call while the preliminary test will be communicated in time to the candidates.
The competitor who does not play the original cadence has to  send two copies of the same to the secretariat with application form.

13. In case of radio or television productions or tape and/or video recordings of the tests, the participating candidates have no right to advance claims or financial request towards producers or transmitters.

A concert for piano and orchestra chosen among the following ones:

Bach: BWV 1052, 1053, 1054, 1055, 1056, 1057, 1058
Mozart: KV 271, 413, 414, 415, 453, 466, 467, 482, 488, 491, 503, 537, 595
Beethoven: all

Mendelssohn: 1st
Chopin: 1st, 2nd
Schumann: A minor
Liszt: 1st, 2nd, Totentanz
Brahms: 1st, 2nd
Ciaikovski: 1st
Grieg: A minor
Ravel: G major
Rachmaninov: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Rhapsody on Paganini’s theme
Gershwin: F major, Rhapsody in blue
Prokofiev: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

G. Allevi: 1° concerto per pianoforte e orchestra
V. Gheorghiu: Concerto in la maggiore op. 54
R. Shchedrin: Concerto n. 4
S. Lebetkin: Classic Concerto
2 candidates will be admitted at semifinal test with the whole concerto and the best performer will receive the special prize of 1.500 euro.

15. Candidates will be able to enter themselves in several sections after having paid relative enrolment fees.

29th-30th April, 1st May
Eliminatory tests
. The first movement with second piano.
2nd May 
semifinal’s rehearsal with orchestra
3rd-4th May
AFTERNOON: semifinal tests section A, section B and XXI Century section. Second and third movement with orchestra.
Up to 14 candidates per section A and B will be admitted.
5th May
Final section A and B.
Will be admitted 3 candidates per section selected by the jury.
The whole concerto with orchestra.
Award ceremony.

17. The candidates awarded at the “Città di Cantù” piano competition pledge that in the future they will use the title actually given by the jury. For any controversy the court of Como will be competent.

18. Participation to the competition implies the tacit consent of the above.

19. If there is dispute about the interpretation of the regulations, the valid text will be the Italian one.

Nuova Scuola di Musica di Cantù
Ph. 335.7041043 - Fax 031.706418

To the first applicants the organization will offer hospitality in families (bed&Breakfast).
The organization, at the request of the non-hosted in family, propose a form of “Bed&Breakfast” to a maximum cost of 30 euros.
If candidates want hospitality in families they will ask for it in their application form.