Rules and regulations

The competition is open to violists of all nationalities aged max. 30 years. All competition rounds and winners concert are open to the public, competitors do not play anonymously. Piano accompanists will be available for all competitors. Audio or video recordings made during the competition may be used for promotional purposes without any further consent from the competitor(s). No copyright related to the aforementioned use of recordings is applicable.

  • Registration fee EUR 100 (must be paid together with the application). The entry fee is non-refundable. But in case the Competition will be cancelled due to a Covid_19 restrictions, we will reimburse the amount in full on your account. 
  • Piano accompaniment fee EUR 30 (will be paid in full at the time of the competition)
  • Applications deadline is 15th of September 2020. 
  • The competition is held between October 28 - November 1, 2020.  (the schedule will be announced in September 2020) at the Academy of Performing Arts, Malostranske namesti 13, Prague 1, Czech Republic.
  • The order of performance is drawn before first round.

The organizer of the competition is authorized to photograph, film and make sound recordings and/or digital/electronic recordings at all concerts or events within the period of the competition and to use these recordings for publicity purposes. In particular the organizer reserves the right to authorize radio and TV stations to record and broadcast (e.g. via radio and television, including on-line) all events of the competition. No claims for reimbursement for participants may arise from this.

The competition organizer reserves the right to use selections from the competitions and prize winners’ concerts on a CD and/or DVD, which will serve to publicize the participants and document the competition. Beyond this, the competition organizer reserves the right to release and distribute or permit the distribution on its own or through third parties of contributions to the competition in sound form, on analogue and/ or digital sound or data media in any format or process (including as digital downloads via online distributors), either commercially or non-commercially.

The declaration of understanding on the part of the competition participants shall be considered given with the registration to participate in the competition: the same applies to transfer of broadcast rights in keeping with the aforementioned conditions. The prize winners have no claim to additional compensation.

Prize winners are obliged to perform at the Prize Winner Concert without a fee.

The financial awards are subject to tax and/or other possible deductions in accordance with laws and regulations valid in the Czech Republic.

In case of unpredictable circumstances (pandemic situation getting worse), we might turn into online version of the competition to guarantee competitors safety.

The organizer cannot accept any responsibility for the competitors’ instruments and their personal property.

Competitors are responsible for arranging and paying their travel costs, own accommodations, as well as for the travel costs and accommodation of any pianist that they bring to perform with them. The organiser is not responsible for underage competitors nor liable for any potential damage that may arise during the course of the competition.

By sending in the application form, the participants consent to the above competition guidelines.