Competition rules

Reminder

 

Piano Campus is open to any candidate between the ages of 16 and 25 years the day the competition begins. the level required is the level of one international competition. Both rounds are held in public. The semi-final will take place at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Cergy-Pontoise, from 9:30 a.m to 7:30 p.m. on the first day. The final round will begin at 4pm on the second day at the "Points Communs - Théâtre des Louvrais / Pontoise". The maximum number of candidates in the semi-final will not exceed 12, and the minimum number is 8. The Jury, made up of important figures in the musical world, will decide which three candidates will play in the final round with the orchestra. The Jury will vote in secret and their decisions will be announced in public.

 

ARTICLE 1

Candidates will play in the order determined by drawing lots. The draw will take place during the welcoming dinner, on Thursday 9th February 2023, at the B&B Hotel Cergy Port in Cergy. Candidates are required to attend the draw in person. A second draw will be held to determine the order of the final round, after the semi-final. The public may attend all rounds of the competition.

 

ARTICLE 2

Candidates must begin their solo programme in semi-final on 10th February with the compulsory piece: 

Rachamninoff : Etude-Tableau Opus 39 n°2 in A minor

 

ARTICLE 3

If a candidate play longer than the allotted 30 minutes, the President of the Jury may stop the contestant without penalizing him/her.

 

ARTICLE 4

Jury members have to attend the two days of the competition for their votes to be valid. 

 

ARTICLE 5

1. SEMI-FINAL

Voting is done secretly and behind closed doors.

The Jury will deliberate at the end of the semi-final. 

 

The first vote

Each Jury member will choose 1 candidate he wants to be in the final round. The one who receives the biggest number of vote is automatically qualified for the final round. if 2 candidates receive the same number of votes, both are qualified for the final round. If 3 candidates receive the same number of votes, they are all qualified for the final round.

 

Second vote

Each jury member choose 1 candidate among all the candidates left who received at least 1 vote at the previous vote round. If 2 candidates receive the same number of votes, both are qualified to the final round. In the case of the 1st vote round permitted 2 candidates to be selected in the final and that an equality exists during the 2nd vote round, the Chairman of the jury's choice is decisive. 

 

Third vote 

Each jury member choose 1 candidate among all the candidates left who received at least 1 vote at the previous vote round. If 2 candidates receive the same number of votes, the Chairman of the jury's choice is decisive. 

 

The results of the semi-final round will be announced on the stage of the Olivier Messiaen Auditorium. 

 

2. FINAL

After the final round, each member of the jury choose 1 candidates to be the Gold Piano Campus. If a ranking clearly appears at the end of the 1st vote round, the 3 trophies are designated by order of the jury ranking (Gold, Silver, Bronze). In cas of equality, the Chairman of the jury's choice is decisive. 

 

3. AWARDS

The Gold Piano Campus - € 5.000

The Pontoise City award

The Silver Piano Campus - € 4.000

The Cergy-Pontoise new town award

 

The Bronze Piano Campus - € 3.000  

The Department award

Piano Campus "Région Ile-de-France" special award- € 5.000

Piano Campus "Madame Aline Foriel-Destezet" award - € 3.000

And an engagement for a recital at the season Piano Campus 2023

Piano Campus Audience award - € 1.500

Awarded by the Credit Agricole of Pontoise

The audience will vote for the « Piano Campus Audience Award »

 

Special awards by partners 

Special awards, whose representatives attend the semi-final and final rounds as audience members, may be awarded after the semi-final. If these prizes are awarded after the semi-final, this information will be kept secret from the Jury and the audience, and will be announced only at the closing ceremony. However, representatives of these awards may also attend the final round in order to determine their choices. 

 

« Barreau du Val d’Oise award» - € 1.000

« Sogel Pontoise award » - € 1.500

Piano Campus award for the best performance of the contemporary piece

« Festival d’Auvers-sur-Oise award» engagement for a recital at the season 2024

« Conservatoire Jean-Baptiste Lully award » engagement for a recital at the season 2023/2024

« Piano au Musée Würth award » engagement for a recital at the season 2023

« Points Communs, nouvelle scène nationale de Cergy-Pontoise - Val d'Oise award» engagement for a recital at the season 2023/2024

« Festival Baroque de Pontoise award » engagement for a recital at the season 2023/2024

« Pianiste magazine award » with an interview and audio extracts in the social networks

« Jejouedupiano.com award » with an interview and audio extracts in the website

« Music-industry Press  award»

Piano Campus Orchestra award: The Orchestra will also award the « Piano Campus Orchestra Award » after the final round. This award will be announced by the Orchestra’s conductor.  

 

Special mentions

The Jury may award special mentions after the semi-final and final rounds.

 

ARTICLE 6

The Piano Campus Gold, Silver and Bronze awards must be necessarily awarded at every competition by the jury. These 3 prizes cannot be shared.

 

The Piano Campus Audience award, the Best interpretation of the contemporary piece award the orchestra award and the Region Ile-de-France award must be necessarily awarded at every competition. In case of equality, these awards can be shared.

The Piano Campus special awards have to be necessarily awarded at every competition by partners having followed all the competition. These special awards cannot be shared. 

 

ARTICLE 7

The Jury’s decisions are definitive.

 

ARTICLE 8

A closing ceremony will take place on stage in the presence of 12 candidates and the results will be announced by the chairman of the jury and the chairman of Piano Campus, with the members of the jury.

 

ARTICLE 9

DRESS CODE

Piano Campus prides itself on being a youthful, exciting and dynamic experience for all candidates. Originality and naturalness are encouraged. Contestants are free to choose their outfits for the semi-final and final rounds.

 

ARTICLE  10

The international competition Piano Campus is recorded and filmed during the semi-final and of the Finale. These recordings (sound and video) are the property of Piano Campus which can use them for its communication and its influence. Every candidate will receive a copy « sound archive » of his or her program at the end of the semi-final  and of the Final. 

 

ARTICLE  11

All candidates will be taken in charge (transportation / accommodation / meal) and with no registration fees, will have the obligation to remain on site from Thursday evening until at Monday morning to the B&B Hotel Cergy Port and to respect the schedule of the main appointments. All this to guarantee the spirit of the competition encouraging exchanges and conviviality. Any candidate disrespecting this rule will be struck off.

 

ARTICLE  12

All the candidates not selected in Finale will have to be necessarily present at the meeting with the chairman of the jury, at the lunch which will follow this meeting and at the Masterclass on Saturday, 11th as well as at the end of Final of the competition on Sunday, 12th; moreover all the candidates have to be well dressed. Every candidate not respecting this rule will not be taken in charge by Piano Campus organisation.