The International Maestro Piano Competition will be held on February 2020 in Taipei, Taiwan with an internationally renowned jury. The grand prize total will be US$10,000 with a concert arrangement with the renown orchestra in Taiwan, as well as a corresponding CD production. Our mission for the International Maestro Piano Competition is to promote classical music and help young artists build an international career in music.
The entire competition will be held at one of the most distinguished concert venues in Taiwan: The National Concert Hall in Taipei. The Finalists will be performing with an orchestra in the big hall, which has approximately 2000 seats.
Eligibility The 2020 International Maestro Piano Competition is open to any pianist who born after January 1st, 1985.
Rules and Procedures for the Competition
The jury is made up of some of the most famous pianists or piano educators from around the world and Taiwan.
The Competition will consist of three separate rounds: First Round, Second Round, and the Final Round.
The selection committee will invite 36 pianists to compete the Second Round, and no more than 4 pianists to the Final Round.
Repertoire must be different for each round.
All works are to be performed from memory, and in their entirety.
The order of appearance of pianists in the Second Round will be determined by Maestro Art, except for reasons of accident, illness, or other unusual circumstances. The order of appearance in the Final Round will depend on rehearsal schedules, program content, and administrative requirements. All phases of the competition will be open to the public.
All competitors will have 10 minutes to prepare in the lounge of the performance hall before the Competition.
Pianists may not contact or speak with any member of the jury as long as they continue to compete in the Competition. Any violation of this rule may disqualify the pianist.
An anonymous majority vote will be taken. If the Jury finds the level of performance too low, there will be no declared winner.
No one may video or tape record during the festival unless it they have received approval in advance from the festival.
Festival has the right to use any recordings of the participant’s performances for promotional purposes.
By taking part in the competition, competition participants automatically agree to all the rules in the competition.