International Competition for Young Pianists 'A Step Towards Mastery'
|Categories for the next competition:||Piano|
|City:||St. Petersburg (Russia)
|Age range:||1-19 (3 age categories)
|Structure:||two rounds followed by final accompanied by orchestra
|Cycle:||every two years
|Organiser:||School of Arts for Children No. 4
Rules: There are no restrictions in respect of the status of the participant, such as education, nationality etc.
More information and repertoire requirements (from the 2015 competition).
Prizes: The prize fund of 20,000 € is divided as follows:
- Category A – 3500 €
- Category B – 5500 €
- Category C – 7000 €
- Grand Prize – 4000 €
Application: The application form and audio or video recording must be sent by post (date as postmark) before the application deadline with:
- a photo (10 x 15cm) of the participant for the competition booklet
- copy of the participant’s birth-certificate
- copy of the payment document confirming remittance of 50 % of the entrance fee
Without the advance payment applicants cannot be included in the selection round. This payment cannot be refunded, even if the participant is not selected. The entrance fee is 100 EUR.
The order of pieces in the application must be the order of performance in the competition. The audio or video recording must contain two pieces (chosen by the participant), including an etude. These pieces do not have to be played at the competition.
More information (from the 2015 competition).
Background: The competition was founded in 1995 and has consistently grown and become more international. The competition participants also profit from a cultural programme in the beautiful city of St Petersburg.
Last updated: 18.06.2015