How to apply

To participate in the International Piano Competition for Young Musicians, you must complete the following steps:
1Fill and submit the competition application form

Application deadline is September 15, 2023.
After that date, applications are not accepted, and preliminary judging starts.

2Submit required documents and pay the processing fee

To complete the submission, you have to send a number of documents to the Competition Secretary before September 15th via e-mail, or with regular mail (post) to addresses stated on our contacts page:

  • A copy (a scan) of the birth certificate, or passport;
  • A short CV (biography) with details of education and participation in competitions;
  • A letter of recommendation (in English) signed by the management of the teaching institution or by the teaching professor;
  • 2 recent photos — one passport photo and one artistic photo with the name;
  • Competition repertoire, including exact details of titles and individual movements, the duration of each work or of each separate movement;
  • Proof of the payment of 20 euro of the application fee to The Stichting IPC (The Foundation IPC):

Rabobank Enschede – Haaksbergen
Het Eeftink 2, 7541 WH Enschede, the Netherlands
IBAN: NL06 RABO 0155 1575 58

Account number: 1551.57.558
Account holder – Foundation IPC

Expenses connected with the money transfer are to be covered by the applicant. Indicate the name and age group of the applicant. Indicate also address and the name of the bank where the transfer is made from. Please, make sure you use transfer instructions we’ve provided above.

3Wait for the results of preliminary judging

After 1st of October the results of the preliminary judging will be published online. Successful applicants have to make a payment of the participation fee of 150 euro. The money transfer must be completed before November 1st. The fee of 150 euro cannot be returned in case of no show. Participants who come for registration will receive 50 euro, so effective fee is only 100 euro.