016th Svetislav Stančić International Piano Competition will be held in Zagreb from 3rd to 8th February 2018. in the Vatroslav Lisinski Concert Hall in Zagreb.
02The competition is opened for all pianists up to 35 years of age (1st January).
03The competition falls into three stages:
- 1st stage: recital (up to 30 minutes)
- 2nd stage: recital (up to 60 minutes)
- Final stage: piano concerto (accompanied by a symphony orchestra).
All competition stages are open to the public.
04Deadline for submitting on-line applications is November 15th 2017 for applicants from countries with a visa regime for Croatia, and December 15th for all other applicants. Each application must contain the following:
- a) neatly completed application form
- b) recent photo (digital – 300dpi)
- c) proof of the payment of 100€ paid to the bank account of Udruga klavirskih pedagoga-EPTA, Trg maršala Tita 12, 10000 Zagreb at Zagrebačka banka, Trg bana Jelačića 10,10000 Zagreb, IBAN HR 3523600001101636694 ; SWIFT/BIC code:ZABAHR2X.
- d) copy of the passport for applicants from abroad.
05Any incorrect information in the application will result in disqualification of the competitor.
06Changes regarding the program stated in the application form will not be permitted.
07All music has to be performed by memory.
08Daily practice, as well as a piano rehearsal at the competition hall, will be provided for all participants.
09The finalists will have one rehearsal with the accompanying symphony orchestra.
10EPTA Croatia reserves all rights for radio and TV broadcasts during all stages of the competition without any compensation to the competitors.
11The Jury reserves the right to interrupt any competitor whose program exceeds the agreed duration.
12Performances in 1st and 2nd round will be held in alphabetic order starting with letter S (Stančić). The order of appearance in the finals is determined by the jury.
13All competitors have to contact the competition office on 3rd February 2018 in person, submitting valid documentation, including passports (if not agreed otherwise by a special permit of the competition office).
14The Jury will choose 12 competitors to reach the second stage and 6 competitors to reach the final stage.
15All competitors will be presented with Certificates of Participation.
16Possible complaints against Jury decisions will not be taken into consideration.
17By submitting the application, competitors indicate that they accept all conditions and decisions of the competition.
18In the case of any ambiguities caused by translation, the Croatian text of theregulations is considered authoritative.