Organization

Music School São Teotónio, Piano department

General conditions

  • The 17th International Piano Competition and 3rd Nacional Organ Competition of Music School São Teotónio will take place on 26th, 27th and 28th April 2024, in the auditorium of School São Teotónio(piano) and Chapel of Holy House of Compassion of Coimbra.
  • The contest is open to students from Specialized / Vocational Music Schools and all students who are interested, provided that the programs and the ages of the Category in which they are enrolled are respected.
  • Registrations must be submitted by 19th April, 2024.
  • Entries will be admitted, in order of arrival, in a maximum of 15 in each category.
  • It will be considered the age of the competitors until the 31st December of 2023. A photocopy of C.C. must be sent.
  • In addition to the application form, the payment must be made:
    • Categories A, B and C (Piano and Organ)- 50 € (for EMST students it will be 40 €);
    • Categories D and E - € 60 (for EMST students - € 50),
    • Category F (Piano ensemble 4 hands or 6 hands) - 50 € /75€ group (for EMST students - € 40/60€)
  • Registration form available on the competition page at: https://www.steotonio.pt/site/emst/informacao/concurso-piano-orgao
  • Payment will be made by bank transfer and the corresponding receipt attached at the time of registration. Only after confirmation of payment will the registration be considered valid;
  • In case of cancellation the amount of the registration fee will not be refunded.
  • Candidates must provide the jury with the scores they will interpret, attaching them to the form at the time of registration.
  • The competitions of the Organ categories will be held on an organ with a manual and pedalboard, with the keyboard being divided. Thus, the repertoire presented by the competitors must be adapted to the characteristics of the instrument;
  • On the 26th April will be the Concert of Laureates with the delivery of diplomas and prizes for the Organ Competition, and on the 28th April will be the Concert of Laureates with the delivery of diplomas and prizes for the Piano Competition. The winning competitors must be present at the prize-giving ceremony and those nominated by the jury must participate in the closing concert, otherwise they will not receive their respective diplomas and prizes. This concert will not be paid;
  • The organization may carry out photographic, audio or video records of competitors' competitions and other presentations integrated in the contest for reporting purposes, and no claim or monetary compensation may be required by the participants.

Categories / programs

Piano:

   

Category Aup to 9 years: (5 min. max)

Two contrasting pieces of the contestant choice

Category Bup to 12 years: (7 min. max)

Two contrasting pieces of the contestant choice

Category Cup to 15 years: (15 min. max)

Three contrasting pieces of the contestant choice

Category D – up to 17 years: (20 min. max)

Three contrasting pieces of the contestant choice
 

Category E – up to 22 years: (30 min. max)

Three contrasting pieces of the contestant choice

Category F - Piano ensemble (4 hands) – up to 15 years: (15 min. max)

Two contrasting pieces of the contestant choice

 

Organ:

Category Aup to 9 years: (5 min. max)

Two contrasting pieces of the contestant choice

Category Bup to 12 years: (7 min. max)

Two contrasting pieces of the contestant choice

Category C up to 15 years: (15 min. max)

Three contrasting pieces of the contestant choice

 

* The pieces must be executed without repetitions and each test cannot exceed the indicated maximum duration.

 

Performances

  • Piano performances will take place in the auditorium of Music School São Teotónio.
  • Organ performances will take place in the Chapel of Holy House of Compassion
  • The organization of the competition will determine a maximum number of candidates per category. Registrations will be admitted on a first-come basis.
  • All performances will be public, pieces must be played by heart, except for the Category Piano ensemble (4 hands or 6 hands) and Organ Categories
  • After submitting the application, the works to be performed in the Competition cannot be changed.
  • The order of presentation of the candidates will be determined in alphabetical order within the category in which they compete.
  • The jury will consist of the following elements:

Álvaro Teixeira Lopes,
Paulo Oliveira,
Jill Lawson,
António Mota
and Pe. Manuel Carvalheiro Dias.

  •  The decisions of the jury are sovereign and there will be no appeal.

 

Prizes

The following prizes will be awarded:

  • Category A, B, C (Piano/organ), F -Piano ensemble (4 hands or 6 hands)

1st, 2nd, 3rd Prizes – Diploma, didactic material

 

  • Category D

1st Prize – Diploma,150€

2nd Prize – Diploma, 100€

3rd Prize – Diploma, 50€

  • Category E

1st Prize - Diploma,200€

2nd Prize – Diploma,150€

3rd Prize – Diploma, 100€

  • All participants will be entitled to a participation certificate.

Final dispositions

  • The jury may not award any of the prizes, if they wish so.
  • The jury may award honorable mentions, if they wish so.
  • Omitted cases will be decided in accordance with the competition organization.

 

Registration and Information:

Registration form

Escola de Música São Teotónio
Rua do Brasil, nº 49
3030-175 Coimbra

Telephone: 239 701 467467 (call to the national landline)

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Registration form

 


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