Levels 2021

Levels are determined by the age on the June 1st 
The following levels apply to all categories:

Elementary A1–A2: age 5 to 7
Elementary B1–B2: age 8 and 9

Intermediate A1–A2: age 10 and 11
Intermediate B1–B2: age 12 and 13

Advanced A1–A2: age 14 and 15
Advanced B1–B2: age 16 to 18

  • Competition is open to all young pianists age 5 to 18.
    – Pianists must be five years old and no older than eighteen on June 1st, 2021.
    – Pre-college students only.
  • Previous Grand Prize winners:
    – Cannot compete in the category and/or age group they won the year before.
    – Can compete in the category they won when they are old enough to be in the next level up.
    – Can compete in other competition categories in the following year.
  • Solo category first place winners at the Carmel Klavier Europe, Latin America and Asia are eligible to compete in the final round at the Carmel Klavier in the USA.
  • Preliminary video auditions are required for all levels and categories.
    – Videos must be submitted via YouTube or Vimeo URL links in the registration form.
    – Videos can be recorded within nine months prior to March 20th, 2021.
    – The adjudication committee will evaluate video submissions and applicants will be informed of the jury’s decision no later than April 23, 2021.
  • Repertoire for the preliminary audition does not have to be the same as in the live round but must comply with the repertoire requirements and time limit for the level and category.
    – When competing in more than one category, the same repertoire cannot be repeated.
    – Textual repeats are at the discretion of the pianist but must remain within the time limits for the level and category.
    – Memorization rules vary for each category.
    – Time limit of the performances is determined by the level and category entered.
  • The “virtual” live rounds
    – Contestants will receive a PIN code to submit their videos through the HeartOut app. Only videos submitted via this app will be accepted.
    – The videos will be raw and not be editable.
    – External microphones are not allowed.
    – Contestants will have a total of three attempts to record their performance. They will choose one of the three to submit .
    – All videos (including solo final round) are due Sunday, June 20th, 2021.  Judges will then adjudicate between June 23-27.
    – Solo category contestants will be notified if they proceed to the finals.  There is no need to take any action as the videos for the final round are collected by June 20th regardless of whether you pass or not.  
    -All final results will be announced on Sunday, June 27th, 2021. 
  • The jury reserves the right to interrupt any performance exceeding the allotted time limit.
    – Prizes will be awarded according to the competition jurors’ discretion.
    – Withdrawal from the competition will require a 48-hour notice prior to the start of the designated round and must be sent to the competition committee in writing, tap contact.
    – Any violation of the rules and conditions by the contestant may result in expulsion from the competition, which is irrevocable.
    -If performances do not meet the established performance quality criteria for the competition, the jury reserves the right not to award a prize in one or all categories.
    -All decisions of the jury are final.

All payments and fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable due to the nature of the event.

By signing the registration form, participants agree to all rules of the Carmel Klavier International Piano Competition for Young Artists.

The organizers reserve the rights to update competition rules.

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