Rules and Regulations

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The following rules and regulations serve to ensure the Competition is as equitable and fair as possible. The Competition Committee reserves the right to relieve a jury member of his/her duties and/or disqualify a contestant if any of the rules is not observed and followed.

  1. Pianists of all nationalities aged 35 years and younger as of October 21 (Sun) 2018 are welcome.
  2. Applicants are responsible in ensuring that all materials are received by the Organizers by the application deadline. The Organizers are not held accountable for lost audition videos or documents.
  3. All works must be performed from memory. Please refer to the repertoire requirements.
  4. Compositions recorded on the audition video may be performed once during the one of the four competition rounds.
  5. Each contestant must bring THREE (3) copies for repertoire composed after 1950 for the Jurors.
  6. The order of performance throughout the competition is determined in a drawing at the Opening Ceremony on October 13 (Sat) 2018. The order of performance for the Final (IV) Round is determined by the conductor.
  7. Contestants must be ready and willing to perform at any time other than their assigned times during the dates of the competition.
  8. Contestants may not make contact with Jurors as long as they remain in competition. Violation will result in disqualification.
  9. All decisions made by the Competition Committee and Jurors are final.
  10. All contestants must be present at P.C. Ho Theatre on October 13 (Sat) 2018 for the Opening Ceremony where the performance order drawing and official group photograph of the 2018 contestants will take place.
  11. For any performance that takes place during the competition rounds or during the prizewinners’ concerts arranged by the Organizer, the Organizer reserves the right to broadcast via television, radio, or internet, and to take recordings, photographs, or videos for the purpose of reproduction, distribution, and commercialization of these materials as printed material, CDs, DVDs, etc.
  12. Previous final round winners are not eligible to register for the 2018 competition.
  13. The signed application constitutes agreement to the Competition rules and regulations.