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Dear competition participants,

Please read the instructions on this page carefully.

Only videos that comply with the rules will be considered.

We ask for your understanding, look forward to receiving your application and wish you every success 🙂

Digital preliminary round repertoire (video)

The following requirements apply to the repertoire of the digital preliminary round:

>> to the repertoire requirements

The works/contributions played in the digital preliminary round and the competition may be identical, but other works/contributions from the required epochs may also be chosen for the face-to-face round of the competition!

The length of the video is freely selectable.

Only the program of the video is requested in the registration, the repertoire of the presence round will only be communicated to us after admission to the competition (08.02.2025). The information will be sent by e-mail.

When registering, the starting times of each work played must be indicated.


  1. (00:10) L. v. Beethoven: Piano sonata in F minor op.2 No.1, 1st movement: Allegro
  2. (4:15) J.S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue in C minor BWV 847, WTK I
  3. (7:45) F. Chopin: Scherzo in B flat minor op. 31

For the piano competition, a separate video with a name tag(see point 9) must be recorded.

Videos recorded for other piano competitions or other purposes will not be accepted.

All pieces must be recorded in ONE video file. Pauses may be made between the pieces, but the recording must continue.

The recording of the played program must be completely uncut and unedited!

Zooms and tracking shots are not permitted.

Video recording has to be done at a distance of 2 - 4 meters from the instrument

Keyboard, upper body and hands must be clearly visible.

The camera/smartphone stands still, do not film from your hand.

Absolute silence must prevail in the recording room.

Shooting with a smartphone may only be done in landscape format.

At the beginning of the video, the participant or another person holds a sheet of paper in front of the camera for about 5 seconds with his/her first name and surname as well as the age group and the name of the repertoire or contributions performed in large block letters.

ATTENTION: The videos without the name tag before the beginning of the recording will not be admitted to the digital preliminary round. Subsequent editing of the video is not allowed.

After that, the program is played.

You then upload the video via YouTube or Vimeo. For this, you must have/open your own YouTube account.

The link to the video must be provided in the registration form.