Piano Rules

Rules and Regulations

1)    The competition, dedicated to the memory of, Maria Labia, is open to pianists of all nationalities and has NO AGE LIMIT.

2)    CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES:
Entries must arrive, via e-mail, no later than, midnight, on Sunday 10th October 2021.

3)    Please send applications to the following e-mail address:
labiacallegaro@gmail.com
specifying: “Labia Prize 2021”

4)    COMPETITION DETAILS:
The entire competition will take place in the, Captain’s Palace in Malcesine, from Friday 15th October 2021 to Sunday 17th October 2021, inclusive.

There will be, one round, per category, on, Friday 15th and Saturday 16th October 2021.

Competitors who obtain, 98/100 marks and upwards, will then perform in a, final round, on, Sunday 17th October 2021, at 16.30.

Those selected to perform in this concert will be informed, at the end of each category.

After the final performance, there will be an, awards presentation, for all categories and the, overall, winners will be announced.

A timetable, for the early rounds, will be confirmed at 20.00 on Monday 11th October 2021.

The competition is open to the public under the current COVID 19 protocols.

5)    DURATION OF MUSIC TO BE PRESENTED

Section 1 – Soloists

Category First Notes:            5 minutes

Category A:                         7 minutes

Category B:                         10 minutes

Category C:                         13 minutes

Category D:                         16 minutes

Category E:                         20 minutes

Categorty F:                        30 minutes

Section 2 – piano duets (duo)

Category G:                         15 minutes

Category H:                         30 minutes

6)    IN ORDER TO TAKE PART:
Participation is subject to the payment – by bank transfer- of a registration fee This fee is non refundable:

Entrance fees:

Section 1 – soloists

€ 40.00 – Category First Notes:            applicants born in 2015,2016,2017

€ 40.00 – Category A:                            applicants born in 2012,2013,2014

€ 45.00 – Category B:                             applicants born in 2009,2010,2011

€ 45.00 – Category C:                             applicants born in 2006,2007,2008

€ 50.00 – Category D:                   applicants born in 2003,2004,2005

€ 55.00 – Category E:                   applicants born in 2000,2001,2002

€ 60.00 – Category F:                   applicants born in 1999 or before 1999

Section 2 – piano duets (duo)

€ 50.00 – Category G: (total fee per duo)      

€ 60.00 – Category H: (total fee per duo)


6) HOW TO APPLY:
The documents to apply for the competition must be sent via e-mail within the terms indicated above (see number 2).

They must included:
i. Application form in PDF or JPG format completed and duly signed. (The form can be downloaded from this website)
ii. Copy of a valid identity document or passport in PDF or JPG format
iii. Curriculum Vitae in PDF format
iv. Proof of payment of the entrance fee for the competition

7)    ADJUDICATORS
The adjudicating panel will be chaired by, Maestro Stefano Romani and made up of, renowed, musicians and intenationally acclaimed, artistic directors.
The panel’s decision is final and irrevocable.

8)    The adjudicators reserve the right to withold any prize, should none of the performances be considered worthy.

9)    PRIZES
The candidates, selected to perform in the final concert will receive:

– First Prize – The, “Maria Labia Scholarship” of $300,00 and a recital in the Malcesine Classical Concert Season 2022.

– Second Prize – $200,00 and a recital in the Malcesine Classical Concert Season 2022

– Third Prize – $100,00 and a recital in the Malcesine Classical Concert Season 2022

Candidates in each category and placed, first, second and third, will receive an official diploma.

– First place – 95 to 98/100 marks and above

– Second place – 90 to 94/100 marks

– Third place – 85 to 89 / 100 marks

Those remainig will receive a certificate of participation.


9) GENERAL CONDITIONS AND PRIVACY POLICY
The winners agree to recordings of their performance (television, radio and audio) and to their posting on websites, without any extra cost to the Associazione I Solisti Laudensi and Iberclassica.
In accordance with article 13 of the GDPR 2016/679 (E.U. General Data Protection Regulation) we inform you that personal data provided by participants will be used solely for the purposes of the competition.

10) ACCEPTANCE
Participation in the “Labia Prize 2021” implies the unconditional acceptance by the participant of all the rules established by the competition announcement.


11) LEGAL NOTICE
The organisation reserves the right to change due dates and regulations at any time by giving anyway communication on the website www.labia-prize.com.
In the event of claims or dispute the only legal valid document is the present notice of competition in english, composed of 11 rules. The Court of Murcia will have exclusive competence.