General conditions

  1. All the competitors will be able to participate in their category (according to their age) or in a superior category if they consider this convenient. Each competitor will only be able to take part in one category.
  2. All the competitors will be able to participate in their category (according to their age) or in a superior category if they consider this convenient. Each competitor will only be able to take part in one category.
    Drawing will take place on April 17th 2018 at 20 hours at José Monleón Theatre (José Saramago Cultural Center) in Leganés. All Rounds will be open to the public.
  3. The jury can stop the contestant’s performance; it does not mean any kind of evaluation.
  4. The jury is not obliged to give all the prizes. Their decisions are final.
  5. The awarded candidates will personally take their awards in the Closing Act that will take place on April 22nd at 7 P.M. at the Concert Hall of José Monleón Theatre in Leganés. The First Prize of the all Categories will be indivisible while the 2nd, 3rd and Special Prizes can be divisible.
    All grants and prizes shall be subject to withholding tax at the statutory rate.
  6. The Competition will provide pianos for practising at contestant’s disposal in the Professional Conservatory of Music Manuel Rodríguez Sales (Leganés).
  7. All contestants under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult who will take care of the competitor during the whole contest. If the adult is not the contestant’s parent, a permission note will be asked from at least one of the parents upon registration. The Competition management will not be responsible for any contestant incidents during the competition.
  8. All travel costs, like tickets and visa costs must be carried by the participant. Visa requirements for Spain have to be requested at the respective embassy or consulate. The participants are responsible to request their own visa. An invitation letter can be requested from the organization by email.
  9. The Organizing Committee will select a maximum number of 80 pianists and will notice the pianist if he/she has been selected before March 23rd 2018.
    The Organizing Committee will establish a waiting list of those not selected pianists and they would be invited to take part if any of the selected contestants leaves the competition or gets declassified.
  10. The Organizing Committee will solve every situation that’s not specified in these regulations. In case of divergence between the texts translated from Spanish to English, the official Spanish text will prevail.
  11. All contestants taking part on this competition already accept the Regulations.