Competition Rules

Category A-only online competition

Category B- after online preselection, competition on 

8th February 2025 in Neuchâtel Conservatory (final concert on 9th February)

Category C-after online preselection, 

7th February 2025 semi-final, 
8th February rehearsals with orchestra ,
 9th February final round in Temple du Bas with orchestra.

 The deadline for submitting all application materials and recordings is on 5th december 2024. No applications will be accepted after this date. 

5th december  2024  preselection round: Recording (watch repertoire for each category). This recording has to be send together with your application form.

From each category maximum 20 candidates will be invited in Neuchâtel after jury decision. 

They will receive family accommodation facilities for the week-end of the competition. 

All recordings will be available on our Youtube channel as well as each candidates will be able to contact jury members after performance. 

RECORDINGS: Don't forget about quality of your recording! Your hands and face should be visible, and you have to give preference to the sound quality. You can send us a link to your recording via Youtube or Vimeo. All recordings will be published!!!

Applicants will be admitted to participate in the competition only after the application fee is entirely paid. Any application bank charges or commissions are payable by the applicant. The participant’s full name should be indicated in the payment reference. 

The application fee is non-refundable.

The competition organizers reserve the rights to all audio and video recordings, photos, Internet publications and broadcasts of the recordings, performances and concerts during the competition.

Winners will participate in the Final Concert and any other events arranged by the competition organizers.

All competition recordings will be published. Competition  will be open to the public and transmitted in continuous flow.

All works must be performed from memory except contemporary pieces written after 1960.

Competitor must bring to the jury tree copies of music score of his contemporary piece written after 1960.

The jury’s decision will be final and not subject to appeal. 

The jury reserves the right to stop the participant during the performance, if the performance exceeds the specified time limit or if the jury feels it is ready to make its decision without hearing the rest. 

By registering to participate in the competition, the applicant accepts the competition rules.

In case of dispute, only the french version is valid.

The contest will start in:

Participants of the competition will be divided into three age categories:

"A"- participants born on or after February 9, 2013  (up to 12 years old) only online competition !!!

"B" - participants born on or after February 9, 2009 ( up to 15 years old)

"C" - participants born on or after February 9, 1999  (up to 25 years old)
The competition will be held after online preselection on 7th,8th and 9th February 2025 in Conservatory and Temple du Bas in Neuchâtel, Switzerland.

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