Imola City Awards

As an integral part of the Festival, the Imola Academy will be promoting a program that has been set up in order to recognize and reward the most talented Master Class students.

Imola City Awards total amount  €20.000

RULES
Imola City Awards may attend only the external students enrolled in the Piano Master Class of the Festival Festival. Participation is voluntary and shall be notified to the secretariat at registration. The enrollment to the competition has a cost of 20 euro each.

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The contest is divided into three categories:

CAT A (17-25 years old)
I prize  € 3000 - "Premio M°Umberto Micheli e Lelia Magistrelli"
II prize € 2000
III prize € 1000

CAT B (13-16 years old)
I prize € 3000 - "Premio M°Umberto Micheli e Lelia Magistrelli"
II prize € 2000
III prize € 1000

CAT C (6-12 years old)
I prize € 1500 - "Premio M°Umberto Micheli e Lelia Magistrelli"
II prize € 1000
III prize € 500

Special Prize  "Florence Daniel Marzotto" € 5000
for the best young talent

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Preliminary Round (sessions from July 21st - 26th)
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The candidates will judged by a Commission chaired by Maestro Franco Scala, which will determine who qualifies for the Semifinal. The Preliminary Round sessions will take place every morning from July 21st to July 26th, according to a schedule drawn up by the Secretariat.
The duration and choice of pieces is up to the candidate, who must submit, on the day of the audition, a list of the chosen pieces.
At the end of each day, the Commission will communicate the results to the candidate(s).


Semifinal (July 27th -28th)
Candidates who have passed the Preliminary Round, as well as those pianists who, as participants in the China and Japan Project, will have been preselected in spring, have the right to take part in the Semifinal.
Participants will have to perform a free programme that complies with the following timings:

CAT A: free programme of max 35 minutes’ duration.
CAT B: free programme of max 20 minutes’ duration.
CAT C: free programme of max 10 minutes’ duration.

Final (July 29th-30th)
Will be entitled to access to the final the first three finalists in each category.
Candidates must perform a free program that may also include the same works presented in the previous rounds following the playing time as follows:

CAT A: free programme of max 35 minutes’ duration.
CAT B: free programme of max 20 minutes’ duration.
CAT C: free programme of max 10 minutes’ duration.

The commission of the prize will be composed by the teachers of the Academy.

The schedule of the different rounds could be subdued to some changes: candidates will be promptly informed 


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