Applications are now CLOSED for our 2017 competition.
The number of applications has exceeded our expectations and it will take the Judges longer than anticipated
to review all the recordings and select those who will play in the first round.
We anticipate being in a position to let competitors know by 20th August
so please do not worry if you do not hear anything by then.
We wish you all the best of luck!
RULES AND SYLLABUS
1. The competition is open to pianists of all nationalities, studying or resident in the British Isles on 21st October 2017 and born on or after 21st October 1982.
2. All competitors must submit with their entry a copy of their birth certificate or passport as evidence of date of birth.
3. Previous First Prize winners and anyone who has studied with any member of the Jury twelve months prior to the competition is not eligible to enter.
4. A maximum of 20 competitors will be selected for the Competition. Eight competitors will be selected for the semi-final and three for the concerto final.
5. Competitors must be free from any commitments for the full duration of the Competition ie. from Friday evening, 20th October, to Monday morning, 23rd October and for 4th November.
6. The Competition reserves the right to refuse the entry of any competitor without giving a reason.
7. Competitors’ should be supported by:
a. two referees, one of whom should be the competitor’s current piano teacher or if not applicable a reference from a distguished member of the music profession. DIPC will ask for these references if required, you do not have to submit them with your application form.
b. a recent unedited audio recording of professional standard, 20 to 25 minutes, containing your performance of three contrasting works or movements. Concerto movements will not be accepted.
* Your audio must be recorded in one unedited take.
* Please upload it to your online entry form below. Or send your recording via wetransfer.com to Steve Taylor clearly labelled with your name and title of piece.
8. CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATION FORMS AND PAYMENTS IS 9th JUNE 2017. NO ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES AFTER 9th JUNE 2017. CHANGES TO PROGRAMME WILL BE ACCEPTED UP TO 1st SEPTEMBER 2017. APPLICATION RECORDINGS ARE ACCEPTED UNTIL 14TH JULY 2017.
9. Selection will be made by the DIPC Chairman and Artistic Adviser and the Chairman of the Jury. Their decision is final. No written or verbal feed-back will be provided.
10. Competitors must play all pieces from memory. An exception will be made for complex contemporary music.
11. Competitors must supply two copies of all music performed in the edition used.
12. It is left to the competitors’ discretion whether or not repeats are played.
13. The jury may stop competitors who exceed the time limit.
14. All prizes are awarded at the discretion of the jury. The debut recording will be awarded at the discretion of Siva Oke, Somm Recording.
15. The decision of the jury at all stages of the competition will be final.
16. The order of playing for the preliminary stage will be determined by a ballot. The same order will be kept for the semi-final. The jury will decide the order for the final.
17. The Competition reserves the right to replace any member of the jury who is unable to attend.
No 1 in C major Opus 15
No 2 in B flat major Opus 19
No 3 in C minor Opus 37
No 4 in G major Opus 58
No 5 in E flat major Opus 73 (Emperor)
No 1 in D minor Opus 15
No 1 in E minor Opus 11
No 2 in F minor Opus 21
A minor Opus 16
No 1 in E flat major G124
No 2 in A major G125
No 9 in E flat major K 271
No 14 in E flat major K 449
No 17 in G major K453
No 20 in D minor K 466
No 21 in C major K 467
No 22 in E flat major K 482
No 24 in C minor K 491
No 25 in C major K503
No 27 In B flat major K 595
No 2 in C minor Opus 18
No 3 in D minor Opus 30
Piano Concerto in G major
No 2 in G minor Opus 22
A minor Opus 54
No 1 in B flat minor Opus 23
1. The entry fee is £65 (non-refundable) for all entries. Payments should be made online by completing our entry form or via BACS - Details as follows:
Dudley International Piano Competition
Sort Code: 40-19-28
Account Number: 22021439
For any enquires about payment please contact the Secretary -
Steve Taylor: or 07581 296499.
2. All stages are open to the public
3. Practice facilities will be provided for all competitors.
4. A Yamaha CFX Concert Grand Piano, courtesy of Yamaha UK, will be used for all stages of the Competition.
5. Competitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements.
6. Overnight accommodation on Saturday 21st October will be provided for competitors reaching the semi-final stage and on Friday 20th October for competitors with early (before 12.00 midday) Preliminary Stage performance times.
7. All inquiries should be addressed to the Secretary - Steve Taylor: email@example.com.
8. Dudley International Piano Competition is open to members for a triennial fee of £5. Membership forms can be obtained from the secretary.
The Competition is divided into three stages:
1. The Preliminary Stage will be held at Dudley College of Technology, The Broadway, Dudley, West Midlands on Saturday 21st October 2017, commencing at 9.30
Each competitor will be allowed a maximum of 20 minutes for the performance of three contrasting works from each of the following categories:
a) either a Bach Prelude and Fugue or a Scarlatti Sonata
b) any one movement from a classical sonata by Haydn, Mozart or Beethoven
c) a study by Chopin, Liszt, Scriabin, Debussy, Rachmaninov or one significant work from the Romantic or 20th/21st century repertoire.
A maximum of eight competitors will go forward to the Semi-final Stage.
2. The Semi-final Stage will be held at Dudley College on Sunday 22nd October 2017, commencing at 10.00.
Competitors will be allowed a maximum of 45 minutes for a professionally presented programme which must include one major work. Competitors will be allowed to incorporate one work from the Preliminary Stage.
3. The Final Stage will be held at Symphony Hall, Birmingham on Saturday 4th November 2017, commencing at 15.00. Competitors must prepare TWO concertos to an equal standard from the list opposite.
One concerto will be chosen by the jury for performance at the Final. The choice of concerto will be made immediately after the semi final results are announced. Both concertos must be prepared to equal standard.