Terms & Conditions

Category: Piano Contest "Clavis 2017" / Music Festival Written by Piano Festival Clavis

Age groups (A participant's age on the opening day of the festival is the age that counts:  "Clavis St. Petersburg 2017" on the 1st of November)

Age group "Q": 6-8 years; Free program up to 7 min.
Age group "A": 9-11 years; Free program (A Baroque work) up to 12 Min
Age group "B": 12-14 years; Free program (A Baroque work) up to 15 min
Age group "C": 15-17 years; Free program (A Baroque work) up to 20 min
Age group "D": 18-29 years; Free program (A Baroque work) up to 25 min

All works must be performed by heart. The program should include at least 2 works of different character. All age groups except "Q" are to perform a work from the Baroque period. The duration of the program (see above) is to be strictly adhered to.
The jury will evaluate the program according to the 25-point system. The participants with the score 23-24 achieve a 1st prize; with 21-22 a 2nd prize and with 17-20 a 3rd prize. There will be one Grand Prix awarded once in the competition with 25 points (independent of age group). The jury is allowed to reward the work of the teachers with special prizes and certificates. Likewise, the jury may award individual participants a special diploma for specifics and talents on the program played. All participants scoring  will receive a certificate and gifts.
In the case of a high number of participants, the jury may interrupt the program during the performance. The respective participant is informed about this before the performance.
The organizers or the judges have the right to reject the application if the program does not correspond to the level of the age group. In this case, the participant may register once more with another program.
The jury only has information on the name, age, program of the participants. Jury members are not allowed to evaluate their own pupils.
The final composition of the jury will be announced on the opening day of the festival.

The results will be determined after a brief jury discussion at the end of the performances of each age group.
The results are irrevocable and incontestable. Legal recourse is excluded. Through the application each applicant accepts the conditions of participation. A registration is only valid with full details. The competition is open to the public and accessible to all audiences.
The jurors are experienced pianists and piano educators from Europe, Asia and the Russian Federation.
Participation in the Gala Concert for each participant, as requested and desired by the jury, is obligatory and will not be specially favored. The Gala Concert program will be determined and posted by the jury at the end of the competition. Award of the prizes and diplomas will take place exclusively at the Gala Concert.
The documents and paid fees are not refundable. Organizers are not responsible for the veracity of the documents and are not obliged to check them. Each participant is to be registered with an identity card or birth certificate or to  prove identification on the day of their performance. All participants are responsible for accommodation, food, travel expenses, visa and the like. The organizers will make every effort to provide the necessary instruments and warm up time. The participants, after confirming the registration, will receive by mail their warm-up and age group performance times as well as of master classes and seminars.