IAOPC 2022

Art. 1 – With the aim of making piano competitions accessible to those who live very far from Lazise (VR) and do not have the possibility to make very long and unconfortable trips, or for those who want to participate to a new form of competition that has become very common lately thanks to the audio/video technology that is now within everyone’s reach, Accademia Amadeus presents the 2nd International Amadeus Online Piano Competition (IAOPC) 2022 in asynchronous mode.

The competition will take place through the screening of the YouTube videos containing the candidates’ performances. The link of the video, together with the proof of payment of the application fee and the correctly filled application form, must be sent by the application deadline postponed to October 10, 2022.

The organization has the right to make changes or integrations to the present regulation.

Art. 2 – The application implies the unconditioned acceptation of the present regulation. The candidate through the application authorises the Association Accademia Amadeus – according to art. 97 of the Law about the copyright – to make audio-visual recordings about someone’s performance and broadcast on all platforms of the Association or connected to it and to publish photos on promotional material of the Association or exhibit on occasion of future events. In relation to this the candidates cannot advance any right or financial reward to Accademia Amadeus.

According to the art. 13 and 14 of GDPR – Regulation UE 2016/679 about copyright – the data provided on the application will be used exclusively to send information about the Competition excluding any other use.

The organization declines any responsability for whatever damage to people and/or things of all kinds during the Competition.

Art. 3 – The 2nd International Amadeus Online Piano Competition (IAOPC) 2022 is articulated into the following age categories:

Cat. Prime note online: born after 2014; free program of max. 5 min.

Cat. A online: born from 2012 to 2013; free program of max. 8 min.

Cat. B online: born from 2009 to 2011; free program of max. 12 min.

Cat. C online: born from 2006 to 2008; free program of max. 15 min.

Cat. D online: born from 2003 to 2005; free program of max. 20 min.

Cat. E online: born from 1999 to 2002; free program of max. 25 min.

Cat. F online: born from 1994 to 1998; free program of max. 30 min.

Cat. G online: born from 1987 to 1993; free program of max. 40 min.

Performance by memory is not required.

The candidates can apply to a higher category, but not to a lower one.

All participants, winners or not, will be able to apply for the next editions of the Amadeus Competition (IAPC and/or Premio Amadeus).


The application fees for each category are the following:

Cat. Prime note online € 15,00
Cat. A online € 20,00
Cat. B online € 25,00
Cat. C online € 30,00
Cat. D online € 35,00
Cat. E online € 40,00
Cat. F online € 45,00
Cat. G online € 50,00

In case of cancellation of one or more categories by the organization, whenever the number of applications is considered insufficient, the application fee will be reimbursed at 100%.

In case of cancellation by the candidate, due to cases of force majeure suitably documented, the application fee will be reimbursed at 50%; if not documented properly, the fee will not be refunded.

In case a sufficient number of total application (90) is not reached, the competition will be cancelled and the fees refunded in full.


– The video must be made without cuts, keeping a fixed frame, with the candidate’s face and hands clearly visible at all times. Any kind of editing or manipulation of audio and video is therefore prohibited. This may result in the competitor being disqualified.

– The performances of the proposed pieces can be recorded at different times and then assembled into a single video, or the program can be recorded entirely without cuts between one piece and another (works that have multiple movements, such as sonatas, variations, etc. however, they must be recorded in a single video).

– All videos must date back to performances after 2020. The birthdate is the criterion for participation in the category, not the recording date.

– The video does not necessarily have to be recorded in a professional studio but can also be recorded in a domestic or informal environment, as long as it is of sufficient visual and above all sound quality for a clear artistic evaluation of the candidate’s abilities.

– The candidate must upload the video on a personal Youtube channel (or on a Youtube channel of a parent or contact person) by setting the visibility to “Public” and indicating in the title:

“2nd International Amadeus Online Piano Competition (IAOPC) 2022” – [CANDIDATE NAME AND SURNAME] – [CATEGORY]. The detailed music program must be included in the video description.

– The video link must be specified in the application form in the “Program” section.

Art. 6 – The jury is made up of internationally acclaimed musicians.

The jurors CANNOT vote for contestants who have had constant teaching relationships with in the last two years from the date of the competition (October 2022).

The jury has the right not to award prizes and scholarships to contestants who do not reach the required artistic level for that prize.

The jury’s judgement is unquestionable and irrevocable.