CATEGORIES, REPERTOIRE, AWARDS

  • WIENER URTEXT sponsor all Wiener Urtext editions awarded and gifted at the competition.
  • KAWAI UK sponsor up to four Kawai awards, £100.00 in total. All contestants are eligible.
  • BÄRENREITER sponsor the Bärenreiter awards.
  • The GILLIAN DICKINSON TRUST sponsors the Gillian Dickinson Award
  • Organisers may introduce additional special awards at any time.
Debut Category

One performance: NON-COMPETITIVE. age 8 YEARS AND YOUNGER
Stage time: up to 5 minutes
Programme: two or more contrasting pieces
Awards: all competitors will be awarded diplomas and Wiener Urtext editions
Entry fee: £40.00

A Category

One round: age 11 YEARS AND YOUNGER
Stage time: between 10 and 15 minutes
Programme: three or more contrasting pieces
Awards:

1st place: £150.00
2nd place: £100.00
3rd place: £50.00

Entry fee: £60.00

B Category

One round: 16 YEARS AND YOUNGER
Stage time: between 15 and 20 minutes
Programme: two or more contrasting pieces
Awards:

1st place: £300.00
2nd place: £200.00
3rd place: £100.00
Bärenreiter Award for the best outstanding performance
of a Romantic piece

Entry fee: £70.00

C Category

Age 20 YEARS AND YOUNGER

1ST round:

stage time: up to 12 minutes
Programme:

  1. a virtuosic etude
  2. a fast first movement in the sonata allegro form of a sonata by
    Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven or Schubert

FINAL:

stage time: between 25 and 30 minutes
Programme: free choice, including at least one piece by a Romantic composer
Works from the 1st round may not be included.
Awards:

1st place: the title of the Young Pianist of the North 2017,
£600.00,
the opportunity of performing a solo recital in Vienna, Austria
2nd place: £400.00
3rd place: £200.00
Bärenreiter Award for the best outstanding performance of
a virtuosic etude in the 1st round OR a piece in the Final -
as chosen by the Jury.
All finalists will receive diplomas.

Entry fee: £80.00

Please read "Regulations, 3. Performances. Awards." for further details of repertoire requirements.

    1. Prizes may be monetary awards, Wiener Urtext editions or a combination of both.
    The total value of a prize will not change.

RULES

To download Rules in full please click here, Rules (PDF)

To download the Application form please click here (PDF) or here(Word doc)