‘Fryderyk Chopin’sPortrait ’, Luigi Isler
1842, agate cameo ‘ISLER’, 
Fryderyk Chopin Muzeum at Fryderyk Chopin
National Institute [M/31], 
photo - Waldemar Kielichowski



of the 6th International Subcarpathian 
Chopin Piano Competition 

Annex: online
 Regulations and Programme

  1. The Competition is organized by the Wojciech Kilar Music School Complex No. 2 in Rzeszów and the “All for Music” Association.
  1. The Competition will take place on 10th to 12th March 2022 in the school auditorium at 15 Sobieskiego street in Rzeszów, Poland.
  1. The purpose of the competition is to make Chopin’s music more popular, as well as:
    - promote talents and provide them with an opportunity to present their skills on an international forum
    - compare their performance levels, as well as share experience between their pedagogues
    - establish new international contacts between piano students and their teachers
    - make students more aware and interested in Chopin’s music, especially in the dances
  1. The Competition is open to pianists of any nationality – students of public music schools of primary and secondary level as well as the ones learning individually. No students at college or university level are allowed.
  1. The competition will be held in four age categories:
    1st category             – age up to 12  – participants born on March 10th2010 and younger,
    2nd category           – age up to 14   – participants born on March 10th, 2008 and younger,
    3rd category            – age up to 17   – participants born on March 10th, 2005 and younger,
    4th category            – age up to 21   – participants born on March 10th, 2001 and younger,
  1. Competitors can apply for one category only. Competitors may apply for a superior age category, provided that the pieces required in that category are performed.
  1. For all the groups, the competition has only one stage.
  1. The participants are obliged to prepare performance of pieces chosen from the programme given by the organizers on the basis of an original edition of Fryderyk Chopin’s works.
  1. All the pieces must be performed from memory.
  1. The obligatory enrolment fee is 35 Euro (or 150 Polish zloty). Participants from Poland are exempt from this fee. It should be paid to the following bank account:
    Stowarzyszenie Wszystko dla Muzyki
    Bank: mBank
    Account No: PL 28 1140 2004 0000 3102 7677 2432
    with an inscription: "CHOPIN PIANO COMPETITION"

  2. Each application should be submitted on the suitable APPLICATIOM FORM, completed in print. The application form will be accessible from our website pianocompetition.rzeszow.pl . It should be sent by e-mail to the: konkurs@zsm2.resman.pl 
    or by traditional post or to the following address:
    Zespół Szkół Muzycznych nr 2 im. W. Kilara
    ul. J. III Sobieskiego 15
    35-002 Rzeszów, Poland.
    The APPLICATION FORM should be accompanied by:
          a) A copy of the proof of the enrolment fee payment
          b) The participant’s photo, to be published in the competition booklet. Minimal resolution: 300 dpi (3.5 x 4.5 cm), (410 x 530 pixels). The file size must not be larger than 3 MB. Allowed file types: jpg, pdf.
  1. The deadline for sending the application forms has been postponed till 25th January 2022.
  2. The order of the participants will be finalized when the list of submissions is closed. Particular information about the list of the candidates and the schedule of the auditions and rehearsals will be posted on the competition website, at pianocompetition.rzeszow.pl
  3. All the costs concerning the participation in the competition, e.g. travel, accommodation and meals, are to be covered by the participants themselves. The participants should book accommodation on their own.
  4. The cost of the fee transfer is to be paid by the participants themselves.
  5. The enrolment fee is not refundable.
  6. The Jury will consist of renowned artists and pedagogues. The Chairman of the Jury will be Professor Andrzej Jasiński of the Academy of Music in Katowice (Poland).
  7. The Jury’s decisions will be final.
  8. The Jury will assess the performances according to the scale of 1 to 25 points.
  9. In each of the categories, the Jury selects the winners of 1st, 2nd and 3rd place and awards honourable mentions. The Jury's score calculated as the arithmetic mean of individual jurors' scores determines awarding the prizes. The participant who receives a minimum of 21 points may become a laureate.
  10. Attractive rewards will be provided for the winners of the first three prizes in each group.
  11. The students of music schools in Poland who become laureates will obtain the rights specified in Article 44zh of the Education System Act of 07 Sept. 2001, Article 132 of the Education Law Act of 14 Dec. 2016, or in the regulations issued on the basis of Article 162 of this Act.      
  12. The jury has the right not to select the winners of the prizes referred to in Point 20 or to award the joint prizes (ex-aequo).
  13. The jury may award honourable mentions to any number of the contestants and their teachers.
  14. Only the Jury is entitled to decide about the awards and honours.
  15. When the Competition prize-winners are announced, a meeting of the participants and the members of the Jury will be organized. The Jury Members will have an opportunity to share their thoughts about the Competition performances with the participants and their pedagogues and give them individual consultations.
  16. Winners are required to attend the gala concert at the end of the contest. The program of the final concert will be chosen by the Jury.
  17. All the contest auditions, including the final concert, will be held in public and – if approved by the Organizing Committee – may be broadcasted by radio and television or recorded, filmed, photographed and distributed by authorized institutions with no gratification for the performers.
  18. Submission of the application form will mean acceptance of all the clauses contained in the Regulations of the Competition, without any possibility of appeal.

Annex to the Regulations
related to the online form of the competition

Due to the epidemic situation both in Poland and all over the world, the form of the competition has changed. The 6th  International Subcarpathian Chopin Piano Competition will be held online. The following changes are introduced to the Competition Regulations:

  1. The competition will be held in a hybrid form. The participants will submit the recordings of their performances, whereas the Jury Members will work in the traditional form, sitting in one room.
  2. The participants are required to video-record the pieces performed by them, and then send the file with the recording to the Competition e-mail address. It is recommended that the file should be sent via WeTransfer. The recordings will be made available to the public during the Competition.
  3. The participants are obliged to send theirfiles to the following e-mail address: konkurs@zsm2.resman.pl not later than 28th February 2022. The participant’s name and surname must be included in the title of the e-mail. The deadline for submitting the application has been postponed to 25th January 2022.
  4. The recording must meet the following conditions:
    • It must be recorded in one file, with no cuts either between or within the pieces. The quality of the video should ensure adequate image visibility – preferably, in Full HD.
    • The hands and the entire participant's figure must be visible.
    • Video or audio editing is not allowed. During the recording, an external microphone can be connected to the recording device.
  5. If the recording is found out to have been edited, the Competition organizers reserve the right to disqualify the participant in question.
  6. The Competition recordings will be listened to by all the Jury members at the same time, in the same room, using the same playing device.
  7. The Diplomas of participation, diplomas of the prized persons and the prizes in kind will be sent by traditional mail to the addresses given in application forms. The programme of the Competition will be sent by e-mail in a PDF file.
  8. The financial prizes will be transferred to the bank accounts indicated by the laureates or their guardians.
  9. The winning recordings will be published on the official YouTube channel of the Competition and will be available after its completion as well.
  10. The information on the dates and hours of the presentation of the participants' recordings willbe given on the website of the Competition: http://pianocompetition.rzeszow.pl/

The detailed information is available from the School Office:
Zespół Szkół Muzycznych nr 2 im. Wojciecha Kilara w Rzeszowie
e-mail: sekretariat@zsm2.resman.pl (Telephone: +48 17 748 29 90 Fax: +48 17 748 29 96)

For information in English, in Russian, please call at +48 508 269 407


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