Competition rules - Concours Gagny

International Piano Competition - Ville de Gagny
International Piano Competition - Ville de Gagny
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Competition 2019




The age limit according to the categories is:
(we take into account only the number of years, and not the number of months: for example, a candidate aged 12 years and 3 months can participate in the category “Young Talent” or
“Young Soloists”.)

Category « Young Talents » : Candidates aged from 8 years to 12 years old
Category « Young Soloists » : Candidates aged from 12 years to 15 years old
Category « Young Performers » : Candidates aged from 15 years to 18 years old
Category « Grand Prix » : Candidates aged from 16 years to 28 years old

A candidate who will get a First Prize in his category will not be allowed to participate in the same category during the next edition of the competition.
Candidates are not allowed to participate in 2 categories in the same edition of the competition.

The competition is open to candidates, irrespective of nationality.
Applicants who require a visa will receive an official invitation upon request.


The Competition will last from 9th to 12th April 2019

Candidates will be informed by mail about their rehearsals, and performance time. A list of candidates with their performance time will be also available at the door of the theater in Gagny.


On 12th April at 20:45 will take place the award ceremony and the concert of prizewinners.

Prize winners of each category will have to play at the final concert. If case of absence, the financial award will not be attributed to the Prize winner.

Candidates awarded engage themselves to participate without compensation for the final concert.


The whole competition will take place in the Grande Salle of the Theatre Municipal André Malraux of the Town of Gagny (700 seats), 1 bis, rue Guillemeteau  93220 GAGNY.


The Jury and the artistic committee are made up of figures of the international musical world.
If one member of the Jury is or was a contestant’s teacher, he/she will not participate in the vote.


When registration will be closed, the Competition’s Artistic Committee will draw a letter that will determine the order of passage of the candidates for each category. We will proceed by alphabetical order, starting from the drawn letter.

All auditions are open to the public and can be recorded and partially or completely broadcasted by simple request of the organizer of the competition. For all radio and TV broadcasts, the candidate transfers all interpretation rights for the performances at the Competition.

Expenses for the trip and accommodations are under the responsibility of the participant.

The decisions of the panel are final.

Non respect of these rules may forbid a candidate to participate to the competition.

In the event of dispute, the French text prevails.

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