ONLINE COMPETITION

The Competition is open for advanced pianists of all nationalities, up to 32 years of age. 

 This year’s competition will be held in one online round adjudicated based on video recordings.

Registrants are not required to attend the Festival to participate in the competition

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APPLICATION AND RECORDING INSTRUCTIONS

Please carefully review each requirement before submitting your video.  This is as close as it gets to a live performance. 

 

  • Videos will be submitted through the HeartOut app.  Please make sure to download the app on your phone or tablet and follow the instructions carefully.   

  • You will have a total of 3 recording attempts before you submit your audition. You can submit your audition even if you did not use all 3 attempts. After you finish recording, watch each video carefully and choose the one you like the most. Finally, select “submit audition” and you are done :)

  • You can familiarize yourself with the recording process on the “Mock Audition” in the app before you do your audition recording. 

  • We recommend that you set your phone to airplane mode when prompted by the system, so nothing can interrupt your recording performance.

  • Video must be recorded horizontally - if you are using a phone or tablet, please make sure you flip it on its side.  Vertical screen recordings will be rejected.

  • Audio must be clear and without any environmental noises or distractions. Please record only your playing, with neither talking nor announcing the pieces. You can make use of as many “recording tests” in the app to see which distance your audition sounds better from. These tests do not get saved anywhere.

  • Your program must be performed from beginning to end without stops, breaks or cuts.  

  • Recordings should be a fair representation of the Contestant’s abilities - both hands and face profile must be visible at all times.

  • Piano requirements: grand piano or acoustic upright piano.  No digital/electronic instruments are allowed. Piano must be fully functional and tuned. 

  • Contestants must perform the entire program from memory.

  • Although there is no time limit for any category, we recommend the videos to be under 25 min.

  • Once the application is submitted, you will receive a unique code.  Enter this code on the HeartOut app to access the CRPF Online Competition

 

If you have any questions, please contact us at costaricapiano@gmail.com

 

We’re looking forward to listening to your inspiring performances!

The HearOut app is simple and easy to use. 

Watch this tutorial to get you set up and ready to go!

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Categories

 A:  9 and under

 B: 10-13

 C: 14-17

 D: 18-32

Age as of July 5, 2020

*Proof of age required in application

Repertoire

Categories A and B 

  • 2 contrasting works of your choice (only one movement for sonatas)

  • Virtuoso etude by Czerny (Op.299 or  Op.740 only) Moszkowski (Op.64,, Op.72, or Op.92 / Tarantelle Op.77 No.6 is accepted for category A only) or Mendelssohn.  Etude requirements from Categories C and D are also acceptable

 

Categories C and D: 

  • 2 contrasting works of your choice (only one movement for sonatas)

  • A work by a Latin American composer

  • Virtuoso Etude by Chopin, Liszt, Rachmaninov, Prokofiev, Scriabin, Ligeti, or Kapustin. 

Application Documents checklist:

  • Online Application form

  • Digital image of a document (government issued ID or passport) certifying the date of birth.

  • Recent digital photograph (headshot) in high resolution.

  • HeartOut app

  • Non refundable application fee 

Entries will be rejected if they are late, incomplete, or damaged.

Application Fee

USD$80

Application Deadline

July 5, 2020

Recording Submission Deadline

July 8, 2020

JURY

Luis Monge

President of the Jury

Costa Rica

Vladimir Khomyakov

Russia

Ana María Orduz

Colombia

Prizes

Category A

1st- USD$600 scholarship and automatic acceptance to 2021 CRPF

2nd- USD$300 scholarship and automatic acceptance to 2021 CRPF

3rd- USD$150 scholarship and automatic acceptance to 2021 CRPF

Honorable mention - automatic acceptance to 2021 CRPF

Category C

1st- USD$800 scholarship and automatic acceptance to 2021 CRPF

2nd- USD$400 scholarship and automatic acceptance to 2021 CRPF

3rd- USD$200 scholarship and automatic acceptance to 2021 CRPF

Honorable mention - automatic acceptance to 2021 CRPF

Category B

1st- USD$600 scholarship and automatic acceptance to 2021 CRPF

2nd- USD$300 scholarship and automatic acceptance to 2021 CRPF

3rd- USD$150 scholarship and automatic acceptance to 2021 CRPF

Honorable mention - automatic acceptance to 2021 CRPF

Category D

1st- USD$800 scholarship and automatic acceptance to 2021 CRPF

2nd- USD$400 scholarship and automatic acceptance to 2021 CRPF

3rd- USD$200 scholarship and automatic acceptance to 2021 CRPF

Honorable mention - automatic acceptance to 2021 CRPF

Special Prizes

Best performance of a Latin American work -

Best Costa Rican pianist - 

All winners will be invited for a special performance TBA

ALL APPLICATION FEES ARE NON REFUNDABLE

By submitting the registration documents, the contestant accepts the Competition’s rules and conditions.

The Costa Rica Piano Festival administration reserves the right to terminate the Online Competition, in whole or in part, and/or adjust, amend or suspend the Competition, and/or the Rules in any way, at any time, for any reason without prior notice.

Competition prizes may not be combined with any other scholarship or promotion

© 2020 by Costa Rica Piano Festival.  All rights reserved.
 

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