Regulations

rules

The IIPA competition shall employ the most advanced international scoring system to evaluate competitors. The grading scale is as follows:

Grand Prizes

100-95 , First Prize: $2,000

Diploma

Exclusive recording contract with ALOM Records

Worldwide concerts through our partner institutions

Publicity of competition DVD performances

94-90 , Second Prize: $1,200

Diploma

Exclusive recording contract with ALOM Records

Worldwide concerts through our partner institutions

Publicity of competition DVD performances

89-85 , Third Prize: $800

Diploma

Exclusive recording contract with ALOM Records

Worldwide concerts through our partner institutions

Publicity of competition DVD performances


Prizes

Thousands of dollars in prizes including an exclusive recording contract, worldwide concert opportunities, and cash prizes!  The CIMC also offers all competitors the chance to work with the competition's renowned faculty.

Within each competition classification (i.e. age range), awards will be given for First, Second, Third, and Honorable Mention/s. Winners shall receive a certain amount of cash as well as a certificate. If, within any classification, competitors’ scores do not meet a minimum level agreed upon by the Jury, then it is possible that some awards may remain undeclared. All finalists shall receive a performance certificate and teachers shall receive an Outstanding Teacher certificate.

Performing Prizes

Special Prizes for each category are $100

Special Prizes for instruments may include:

Best performance of a virtuoso etude

Best performance of a Classical Sonata

Best performance of a work by J.S. Bach

Best performance of a Baroque work

Best performance of a Romantic work

Best performance of a Contemporary work

Best performance of a work by Liszt

Best performance of a work by Chopin

Best performance of a work by a Russian composer

Best Chamber Music group

Best Piano Duo (2-piano or Four-Hands)

Best Collaborative pianist in each instrument category (string, brass, woodwind)

Special Prizes for vocal performances may include:

Best Performance of an Opera Aria

Best Performance of an Art song

Best Performance of a German Lied

Best Performance of a French song

Best Performance of an Italian song

Best Performance of a Musical selection

Best Duo

Best Collaborative pianist (vocal)

* Selected winners shall also be included on an internationally distributed recording of the IIPA Competition Winners.  This recording will be released under the A Life of Music Record Label, USA.

* Selected winners will be chosen to play on winner’s concerts at selected venues in the US, Europe, and Asia.

Finalists must comply to the following rules:

1. Finalists must perform from memory, or be disqualified *The Final round will be held in the USA. The performed musical selections may include pieces from the Preliminary Round.

2. The results of the Final round will be determined by ballot with no discussion among the jury, cast a single time for each age group.  After counting the ballots, the ordered winners’ list within each age group shall be determined.

3. Competitors are allowed only the maximum time limit to perform.  If their selections exceed the time limit, they will be stopped.

4. Competitors are asked to eliminate repeats in most cases.

5. The decisions of the jury are final. Competitors must accept the results without condition or protest.

6. Photography and video are not permitted during the final round. The Competition maintains copyright of all video, audio, and photographs taken during the competition period and retains legal usage rights of video, audio, and photographs.

7. At the beginning of the competition, competitors will draw lots to determine performance order.

Contact Us

  • Time: 2018.07.28 - 2018.08.04
  • Phone: 1-785-764-3527
  • Email: cimc2018@gmail.com
  • Website: cimcusa.org
  • Organizer: International Institute of Piano Artistry
  • Co-organizers: Wheaton College and Milan Conservatory
  • Address: 750 Commerce Plaza II Building
  • 7400 West 110th Street,
  • Overland Park KS 66210-2362 USA