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NICE CÔTE D'AZUR INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION

Piano competition for young talents

International Piano Competition,  Piano solo, Piano 4 hands, Piano with symphony orchestra, Young talents

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2022 edition : Final rounds for the YOUNG TALENTS category will take place at the NICE Conservatory of music : from 31st October to 4th November 2022

PRIZES

 

For the " GRAND PRIZE " category: Diploma and various gifts. € 1500 and an opportunity to perform with a symphony orchestra the following year, depending on the jury's decision.

 

For the " YOUNG SOLOISTS " category: Diploma and various gifts. There may be an opportunity to perform with a symphony orchestra the following year, depending on the jury's decision.

 

For the " CONCERT DIPLOMA " category: Diploma and various gifts. A Recital commitment may be awarded the following year, depending on the jury's decision.

 

Accommodation is offered at the discretion of the Sponsor, Saint Exupéry Hotels, provided that the candidate books accommodation in one of the Sponsor's establishments.

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WHO WE ARE

Since the creation in 2007 of the Nice piano competition, we strive to help young talents to perform and evaluate themselves at the international level of the mastery of this King of Instruments.

Our goal is to help them pursue an education and career that inspires them. Thanks to our passionate teachers and jury members, our exceptional staff, we hope that our work contributes to a synergy between educators/pedagogues/professionals.  

 

The Nice Côte d'Azur International Piano Competition offers a competition that promotes the development and learning of students, and encourages creative minds to surpass themselves. Browse our website to find out what we have to offer.

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​JURYS :
 

FRANCE :

GILBERT SAN PIETRO DI MONTE ROSSO

Concert pianist, Founder and Artistic Director of the Competition,

President of the association « Piano Porta Caeli » Competition organisor.

President of the Jury : GABRIEL TACCHINO

Jury Vice-President : EMMANUELLE STEPHAN

ERIC FERRER

MARILYSE LANOË
JAPAN :
KAZUROU OI
SWITZERLAND :
PRINCESS MAKA DADIANI

DELEGUATES :


FRANCE :
FRANÇOISE CHAFFIAUD
STEPHANOS THOMOPOULOS

GERMANY :

XIN WANG

FLORIAN KOLTUN

MOROCCO:
ARMELLE BENZIANE

ROMANIA :
CRISTIANA LAZAR


POLAND :
GABRIELLA PALUCH-DUTKA 


UKRAIN :

MARIANNA SOKACH

CHINA and INNER MONGOLIA :
XIN WANG


JAPAN :
YURI MAEDA



ITALY :
ADOLFO BARABINO

PRINCESS CAROLINE MURAT-HAFNER


 


GEORGIA and SWITZERLAND :
TAMARA KORDZADZE



 

SIBERIA :

ELENA OSIPOVA
GREECE :

DIANA NAGHI

HUNGARY :

Balàzs SZOKOLAY

ENGLAND / AUSTRALIA :
DEE PENICAUD

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FOR THE 2022 EDITION:

Concerning the YOUNG TALENTS Category divided into 8 degrees: The jury will meet by videoconference to award rewards (diplomas and gifts) as regards to the degrees from Initiation to Medium included. Candidates for the Superior, Virtuosity and Concert Diploma degrees will also be selected by video during the eliminatory round. They will presentially perform in the Final in Nice if conditions allow.

Concerning the YOUNG SOLISTS Category and the GRAND PRIX Category: Candidates will communicate by email the YouTube link which will allow the jury to evaluate their video recording(s). The jury will meet by videoconference to select the 3 candidates who will compete in the final round with live orchestra in Nice if conditions allow. Then the Jury will meet again by videoconference, or presentially in Nice if conditions allow, to award the prizes (diplomas and gifts, amount of money).

 

In the case of the sending of video recordings, it is required that the recordings be realised in one take (no cut between pieces) and that they be deposited only on the YouTube platform as a private link.

SPONSORS:

  Partner with the National Conservatory of Regional Music of Nice.
Supported since 2007 by the City of Nice.
Supported since 2007 by the Departmental Council of the Alpes Maritimes.
Partner with the Ensemble
  Symphonic Kataulus for 2019.

Supported by the "Villa Saint Exupéry" Hotels and his youth hostel.

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2022 PROGRAMME

"YOUNG TALENTS" CATEGORY, divided into 8 degrees :

 

Initiation (candidates born in 2016 and after): one or two piece(s) of own choice.

Total duration between 1 minute 30 and 4 minutes  

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Beginners (candidates born in 2014 and after): 2 pieces of own choice.

Total duration between 3 and 5 minutes  

 

Preparatory (candidates born in 2012 and after): a piece by J.S. Bach and a piece of own choice.

Total duration between 4 and 6 minutes

 

Elementary (candidates born in 2010 and after): a piece by J.S. Bach and one or two pieces of own choice. Total duration between 5 and 7 minutes

 

Medium Degree (candidates born in 2008 and after): a work by J.S. Bach (3 voices polyphony at a minimum), a work from the Classical or Romantic period, and a work by a composer from the 20th century. Contemporary works are admitted on the condition that they are published by a music editor and that the candidates provide two copies of the score to the jury members.

Total duration: between 11 and 14 minutes

 

Superior Degree (candidates born in 2006 and after): Attention : 1st selective round by the posting of videos on the YouTube platform exclusively. An important work by J.S. Bach (4 voices polyphony at a minimum), a work from the classical period (entire work or a single rapid sonata movement), one or two romantic works and one or two works by a composer of the XXth century. Contemporary works are admitted on the condition that they are published by a music editor and that the candidates provide two copies of the score to the jury members. Total duration: between 14 and 19 minutes

 

Virtuosity Degree (candidates born in 2004 and after): Attention : 1st selective round by the posting of videos on the YouTube platform exclusively. An important work by J.S. Bach, a virtuosity study including those of S. Liapounov or M. Moszkowski or F. Chopin or F. Liszt or À. Casella, an entire classical sonata (entire work or a single rapid sonata movement), one or two romantic works, an important work by C. Debussy other than the Preludes or by M. Ravel or one or two works by a 20th century composer. Contemporary works are admitted on the condition that they are published by a music editor and that the candidates provide two copies of the score to the jury members. Total duration: between 19 and 25 minutes

Concert Diploma (candidates born in 1999 and after): Attention : 1st selective round by the posting of videos on the YouTube platform exclusively. An important work by J.S. Bach, and an entirely free program respecting a balance between on the one hand, technical virtuosity and romantic sensibility, and on the other hand a mix of composers of different nationalities and periods. Contemporary works are admitted on the condition that they are published by a music editor and that the candidates provide two copies of the score to the jury members.

Total duration: between 28 and 50 minutes maximum

"YOUNG SOLOISTS" CATEGORY (candidates born in 2006 and after):

Attention : 1st selective round by the posting of videos on the YouTube platform exclusively: 3 finalists will be selected at the end of the on-line eliminatory tests.  

A work by J.S. Bach, a work from the Classical period (or a single rapid sonata movement), a work by a romantic composer and/or (depending on timing requirements) a work by a 20th century composer published by a music editor. For the latter, the candidates will provide two copies of the score to the jury members. Total duration: between 12 and 15 minutes.

For the final round with orchestra : a concerto among:

Mozart Concerto No. 21 - 1st movement only.

The entire concerto in F m by Bach.

The concerto in D m by Bach - 1st movement only.

"GRAND PRIZE" CATEGORY (candidates born in 1991 and after):

Attention: 1st selective round by the posting of videos on the YouTube platform exclusively: 3 finalists will be selected at the end of the on-line eliminatory tests.

1st round : solo piano. Entirely free program that must respect a balance of technical virtuosity and romantic sensibility. Diversify composers of different nationalities and periods. Contemporary works are admitted on the condition that they are published by a music editor and that the candidates provide two copies of the score to the jury members. Total duration: between 50 and 60 minutes.

Final round with orchestra

A concerto among:

Mozart Concerto No. 21

Beethoven Concerto No. 2

Chopin Concerto No. 2

Saint-Saëns Concerto No. 2

Schumann concerto

 

 

 

Category "Piano 4 Hands": free programme.

Contemporary works are admitted on the condition that they are published by a music editor and that the candidates provide two copies of the score to the jury members.

Initiation (candidates born in 2015 and after): one piece of your choice.

Duration: between 1 minute 30  and 4 minutes.

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Beginners (candidates born in 2013 and after): 2 pieces of your choice.

Total duration between 3 and 5 minutes.

 

Preparatory (candidates born in 2011 and after):

Total duration between 4 and 6 minutes.

 

Elementary (candidates born in 2009 and after):

Total duration between 5 and 7 minutes.

 

Medium Degree (candidates born in 2007 and after):

Duration: between 11 and 14 minutes.  

 

Superior (candidates born in 2005 and after):

Duration: between 14 and 19 minutes.

 

Virtuosity (candidates born in 2003 and after):  

Duration: between 19 and 25 minutes.

            

Concert Diploma (candidates born in 1999 and after): Attention: 1st selective round by internet. Entirely free program respecting a balance between on the one hand, technical virtuosity and romantic sensibility, and on the other hand a range of composers from different nationalities and periods. Total duration: between 40 and 50 minutes.     ·     

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CONTACT

POSTAL MAIL ADDRESS:
Nice Côte d'Azur International Piano Competition
Villa lou nette - Quartier Vélouvar - 06 830 Bonson (France)

Partner with the National Conservatory of Regional Music of Nice.
Supported since 2007 by the City of Nice.
Supported since 2007 by the Departmental Council of the Alpes Maritimes.
Partner with the Ensemble  Symphonic Kataulus for 2019

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REGISTRATION COSTS AND REGISTRATION FORM

Registration:

Registrations for the 15th edition of the Nice Côte d'Azur International Piano Competition, will be open from May 15, 2022.

Closing of registrations:

October 5, 2022

 

 

Registration is only effective upon receipt of payment for the registration fees.

 

Registration fees, according to categories and degrees:

Please note that candidates for the levels and categories which include an on-line pre-selection pay only 50% of the registration fee initially; these candidates will pay the remainder of the subscription if they are selected to come and compete in Nice (in person).

 

CATEGORIES' FEES:

YOUNG TALENTS CATEGORIES: 

Initiation 35€

Beginners 45

Preparatory 50€

Elementary 55

Medium 65€

Superior 75€

Virtuosity 85€

YOUNG SOLOIST CATEGORY 100€

CONCERT DIPLOMA CATEGORY Solo Piano 110€

CONCERT DIPLOMA CATEGORY Piano 4 Hands 75€

(contribution per candidate)

GRAND PRIZE CATEGORY 120€



Registration fees are to be paid:

Either by check payable to the Association Piano Porta Caeli.

Or by bank wire transfer payable to the Piano Porta Caeli association ; the IBAN will be communicated at the request of the candidates.

Registration will be validated upon receipt of payment.

To register :

Avoid as much as possible the PDF format which cannot be processed by copy/paste.

Copy the form below in WORD format and send it by email still in WORD format to cipnca@gmail.com

or by post (less preferred by the secretariat) to the following address:

International Piano Competition at Mr Rosso Gilbert - villa lou Nette - Quartier Vélouvar -

06 830 Bonson (France)

 

For a 2nd application, complete a 2nd application.       

The application for registration is made after reading and accepting the full rules of the competition.

The payment fo the registration fees is equivalent to signature.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION NICE CÔTE D'AZUR 2022

REGISTRATION FORM

 

Candidate Name :..................................

First name(s):...................................

Categories (Specify):

Young Talents-Young Soloists-Concert Diploma-Grand Prize-Piano 4 Hands:............................ .....................           

 

Degree in category (level) Young Talents (Specify):
Initiation
 - Beginners - Preparatory - Elementary - Medium - Superior - Virtuosity

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Nationality :   ……………………………..         Gender: M or F………

Date of birth :…./..../………..

E-mail :

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Telephone :………………………………

 

Name of responsible parent or guardian if applicant is a minor:

Address :

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Postal code:

 

City Country :........................... ..................

Telephone :................................................ .

 

Teacher name: ………………………….Teacher email (optional):

 

Method of payment: Check  or wire transfer:

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How did you find out about the competition? :

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"By paying the registration fee, the candidate accepts the conditions of the competition rules as well as the decisions of the jury".

 

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Signature of the candidate or his responsible tutor:

 

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