RULES of the VII INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION SMEDEREVO
The competition will be held in Smederevo, Serbia, on the first half of May 2020. at the Cultural Center, Karađorđe street, 5-7
The jury will consist of at least three renowned piano professors (composition). The jury’s decision is final and irrevocable.
If a professor is a member of the jury but has his students in the competition , he has no right to evaluate and decide on the evaluation of his own students.
The competition takes place in all categories. The right to participate is open to full and part time pupils of primary and secondary schools, university students and free artists from Serbia and abroad.
Junior category- born in 2011.and younger;free program up to 5 minutes
I category – born in 2009. and younger; free program up to 7 min.
II category -born in 2007. and younger; free program up to10min.
III category – born in 2005. and younger; program up to 14 min.
IV category – born in 2003. and younger; program up to 17 min.
V category – born in 2001. and younger; program up to 20 min.
VI category – born in 1999.and younger; program up to 20 min.
VII category – born in 1997. and younger; program up to 20 min.
VIII category– born in 1995. and younger; program up to 20 min.
IX category -Artistic category, without age limits;program up to 30min
Program for categories Junior, I- II
One or more composition of free choice
Program for categories III-IX
1.Etude or a virtuoso composition
2.At least one composition of free choice
Competitors must play by mind, without notes.
PIANO – GRAND PRIX SMEDEREVO – 2 stages
1.stage- elimination, program up to 20 minutes
2.stage- program up to 30 minutes
It is required to register works from 3 epochs; 1. Sonata form or variations required 2. Virtuoso etuda or virtuoso composition required 3. At least one composition of free choise
I category- 2005. and younger
II category– 2001. and younger
III category– 1996. and younger
IV category– without age limits
IMPORTANT NOTICE! FOR COMPLIANCE WITH THE WORK PLAN IN THE SECONDARY SCHOOL, CATEGORIES II AND III BETWEEN CLASSES: Category II – first and second grade secondary school; Category III – third and fourth grade of high school
I category – Primary Music School, up to 5 minutes
II category – Secondary Music School, first and second grade secondary school, up to 7 minutes
III category – Secondary Music School, third and fourth grade secondary school, up to 8 minutes
Students of vocal studies or ethnic singing who might play another instrument at secondary school level.
I A category – born in 2003. and younger, up to 9 minutes
I B category –born in 2003. and younger ,up to 7 minutes
II A category –born in 2001. and younger, up to 10 minutes
II B category – born in 2001. and younger, up to 8 minutes
III category – University students I, II and III year of study ; program to 11 minutes
IV category – University students IV and V year of study; program up to 12 minutes
A program-students who had previously played piano at a primary school level.
B program-students who had not previously played a piano.
University students who do not study Piano as their primary subject but study the theoretical section, musicology, ethnomusicology, composition, conducting.
Competitors can play with notes.
Students who play four hands piano composition, six hands, and duo, trio,etc, with piano or without piano also have a right to participate.
I category– born in 2008. and younger, up to 8 minutes
II category – born in 2005. and younger, up to 10min
III category – born in 2001. and younger, up to 15 minutes
IV category – born in 1996. and younger, up to 15 minutes
V category– Artistic category without age limit, up to 30 minutes
Program for Chamber music is optional.
Competitors can play with notes.
Amateurs can perform one composition of classical or jazz music for up to 10 minutes. Amateurs are performers who did not attend music school, university or conservatory.
I category- 2011. and younger, program up to 5 minutes
II category- 2006. and younger, program up to 7 minutes
III category- 2001. and younger, program up to 10 minutes
IV category-without age limit , program up to 10 minutes
I category – Primary Music School
II category – Secondary Music School
III category – University students
IV category– Artistic category without age limit
Composition must be written for a piano solo, piano for four hands, for two pianos and chamber ensemble or orchestra with piano.
The maximum length of the composition is up to 8 minutes for the first category and up to 15 minutes for other categories. Recorded compositions must be sent in mp3 format e-mail to email@example.com or through WeTransfer (site for downloading large files). For the first category the competitor can send notes or recording, in other categories both notes and recording must be sent.
The notes must be sent in pdf format. Also, compositions can be uploaded to www.soundcloud.com and link be send by e-mail. Competitor can apply by on-line application on site www.uljus.com
The jury may interrupt the competitors if it exceeds the allowable playing time
95 -100 points – first prize
85-94.99 points- second prize
75-84.99 points- third prize
70-74.99 points – fourth prize
60-69.99 points- certificate of appreciation
0-59.99 points- diploma of participation
If more candidates have the same number of points , we are happy to assign multiple first, second , third and fourth prizes, as well as prizes and certificates of appreciation. If two candidates have the same number of points , the advantage in the ranking is given to a younger candidate.
Laureate of the category must have at least 98 points.
For the competition must be submitted
– Completed application
– Proof of payment
– A copy of the birth certificate
Applications should be submitted by April, 13th
Application, propositions and results of the competition can be downloaded from the website
www.uljus.com where you can participate on-line
Registration fee for the competition is:
30 euros- piano junior, I-III category, comparative piano, complementary piano all categories, amateurs
35 euros – piano III-IV category, chamber music I and II category
40 euros – piano V-VIII category
45 euros- chamber music III and IV category
50 euros – piano IX category, chamber music V category
70 euros –piano GrandPrix all categories
10 euros – composition
Payment with indication ( in EUR):
Registration fee for Piano Competition Smederevo
INTESA SANPAOLO SPA
57:Account with institution:
BANCA INTESA AD, BEOGRAD
Milentija Popovića 7B
Beograd, Republika Srbija
Name: ULJUS (28142838)
Address: Narodnog fronta 1/41, 11300 Smederevo,Republic of Serbia
In case of withdrawal from the competition the amount paid will not be refunded.
Competitors are responsible for the costs of transport, food, and accomodation during the competition.
The winners of the competition will be awarded a diploma and may be given special awards , medals , trophies and gifts where applicable. The jury has the right to award special diplomas to promising young artists for achieving an artistic level of performance. The jury may declare the competition laureates as well as laureates in the individual categories . The competition laureate will be awarded the prize *Nevena Popovic*
The organizer reserves the right to invite candidates for a repeat performance after the competition.
Contestants are not entitled to compesation for video or audio recording of their performance. The organizer reserves the right to publish the photos , shots from the competitions and concerts.
For underage candidates, parents or guardians are must confirm the acceptance of the terms and conditions of the competition. In case of a dispute , the Court in Smederevo. In this case, the applicable text of the propositions in Serbian.
tel. + 381 (0) 642 592 182, + 381 (0) 692 592 182