RULES

1 – General Conditions:

1.1 – The Oeiras Piano Competition (OPC) is an initiative of the CulturXis Association organized in partnership with the Oeiras City Council.

1.2 – The Young Talents Segment is open to pianists of all nationalities, divided in five categories, up to 18 years old (as in December 31st of 2021) and will take place between the 24th and 26th of June, at the Ruy de Carvalho Auditorium, in Carnaxide, Oeiras Municipality, Portugal.

1.3 – The Main Segment is open to pianists of all nationalities, up to 32 years old (as in December 31st of 2021) and will take place between the 1st and 3rd of October, at the Ruy de Carvalho Auditorium, in Carnaxide, Oeiras Municipality, Portugal.

1.4 – The Single Round categories in the Young Talents Segment will be in presential format, with the exception of Category D in a mixed format: the eliminatory round in online format (the recordings will be publicly disclosed and transmitted in alphabetical order) and the final in a presential format, as in 1.2.

1.5 – The Main Segment will have an online Pre-Eliminatory (with video submission). The Eliminatory and Final rounds are presencial, as in 1.3.

1.6 – Competitors wishing to register in a category higher than the respective age group may do so as long as this participation is authorized by the competition organization.

1.7 – The application presupposes the acceptance of the conditions, rules and program stipulated in the current regulation as well as the respective fulfillment of the Registration Requirements.

1.8 – Registration in the competition implies the authorization of audiovisual rights, without compensation being claimed by competitors or guardians, for marketing purposes (website and social networks).

2 – Registration Requirements

2.1 – All applications must be submitted online at http://www.oeirasconcursopiano.com, by filling in the registration form, and attaching the following documents: Participant’s Identification Document (National ID, Passport, birth certificate or any official document establishing the age), a PDF document of the scores to be presented in the Competition and the registration’s fee receipt. The audiovisual recording of the eliminatory round for Categories D and E must be submitted until June 1st (23h59), with the name and category of the participant, through one of the following options: Dropbox, WeTransfer, Google Drive or similar.

2.2 – The audiovisual recording of the eliminatory round for Category D must be submitted until May 30th (23h59), with the name of the participant, through one of the following options: Dropbox, WeTransfer, Google Drive or similar.

2.3 – In the Main Segment, the audiovisual recording of the Pre-Eliminatory round must be submitted by September 1st, as an unlisted recording, on Youtube, and the respective link to the CPO’s email.

2.4 – Entries will be considered valid only for applications that present, within the expected dates, all the elements requested, in the registration form, and upon payment of the registration fee, carried out by bank transfer to IBAN: PT50.0036.0058. 99100193547.33 | BIC / SWIFT: MPIOPTPL | Account name: CULTURXIS.

2.5 – The organizing committee will close the registration as soon as the maximum logistic capacity is reached. In this case, applicants will be promptly notified and refunded.

2.6 – In the Young Talents Segment, the registration fee for early birds – until 30 April – is €25. In the 2nd phase – between the 1st of May and the 1st of June – the tuition fee will be €40.

2.7 – In the Main Segment, the registration fee for early birds – until 31 May – is €50. In the 2nd phase – between the 1st of June and the 1st of September – the tuition fee will be €85.

2.8 – The application fee is non-refundable.

3 – Other Notes

3.1 – The repertoire presented must be performed without repetition and, preferably, from memory. Programs cannot be changed after June 1st (for the Young Talents Segment) and September 1st (for the Main Segment).

3.2 – A quality and uninterrupted (single take) recording, indicated in category D and Main Segment, can be performed at home, in the classroom or auditorium. In the video, made without cuts or edits, the competitor’s right profile should be visible, including pedal articulation.

3.3 – At the presencial rounds (as in D Category Final or Main Segment’s Eliminatory and Final), works performed in the virtual rounds cannot be repeated.

3.4 – The Jury reserves the right not to award prizes or to award honorable mentions. In case of tie, monetary prize will be divided, in equal parts, by the number of winners.

3.5 – When a participant in the competition is a student of one of the members of the jury, he / she will abstain from any evaluation of the same.

3.6 – Any decision by the jury is unapplealable and irreversible.

3.7 – Omitted cases will be resolved by the competition organization.

3.8 – In case of doubts or misinterpretation, the original version (Portuguese) prevails.

4 – Results

4.1 – Regarding Category D Eliminatory (virtual round), there will be online broadcast on June 4th and results announcement on June 5th, on the contest website and on the Facebook page.

4.2 – The Main Category Pre-Eliminatory (virtual round) will be broadcast online on the 3rd and results will be announced on the 4th of September, on the contest website and on the Facebook page.

4.3 – The results of the single round categories (A, B and C) will be announced, predictably, at the end of each category, followed by prize diplomas.

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