Peter Toperczer International Piano Competition Košice
|Categories for the next competition:||Piano
|Age range:||1-17 (4 age categories)
|Cycle:||every two years
|Organiser:||School of Music of Márie Hemerkovej|
Rules: The competition is open to young pianists of all nationalities up to the age of 17 years on the day of the competition.
In all categories the repertoire is as follows:
Round 1: one Baroque composition and one Romantic composition (different tempi)
Round 2: one Classical composition and one piece from the 20th Century.
Category 2 (up to 13 years): 7-10 minutes
Category 3 (up to 15 years): 9-12 minutes
Category 4 (up to 17 years): 11-14 minutes
Prizes: Cash prizes for the 1st to 5th prizes in each category plus special prizes.
Both top and bottom time limits are binding. All pieces must be played by heart.
Application: The application form should be sent by registered mail before the deadline (date as postmark) with:
- Competition programme
- Copy of birth certificate
- Application for accommodation
- Confirmation of payment of participation fee
- Participant : EUR 130
- Teacher : EUR 130
Background: The first International Piano Competition Košice was held in 1993 and up until its fifth year the competition was organized annually. Later the organizing committee decided to change it to biennial cycle.
The aim of competition is to support young talented children and enable them to represent themselves on the stage, not only in Slovakia, but also abroad.
From its very beginning the International Piano Competition Art Director has been Peter Toperczer, Dr. h. c., Rector emeritus at AMU in Prague, a native of Košice. After his sudden death Peter Breiner, composer, pianist and conductor took over the position as art director and from 2013 Professor Toperczer's son, Peter Tperczer jr., will be art director of the International Piano Competition Košice. The competition is now dedicated to his father thus being renamed into Peter Toperczer International Piano Competition.
Last updated: 29.08.2016