— Official Rules and Application(2013) —
Prizes1st Prize $3,000
2nd Prize $2,000
3rd Prize $1,000
The Competition is open to piano students who will be between 14 and 18 years old on September 20, 2013. Students of any nationality may apply. Past first prize winners are not eligible to compete.
Applicants shall audition by CD. Applicants must submit the following byJune 1st, 2013:
- Completed application
- $125 USD application fee
- Two copies of CD
- Certified copy of birth certificate or passport
Please note: Receipt applications will be acknowledged through email. Incomplete applications will not be accepted and will not be returned. Applications become the property of the Julia Crane International Piano Competition.
The International Jury
- Eugenia Tsarov, Chair
- Gary Busch
- Marc Durand
- François Germain
- Paul Wyse
- Guest TBA
Judge's decisions are final.
Order of Performance
A letter of the alphabet will be drawn at random and will be used as the starting letter. Performances will be determined alphabetically from the letter chosen.
- Applicants shall include 2 or 3 selections of contrasting styles, minimum 12 minutes, maximum 20 minutes. At least one selection from the baroque or classical periods must be included.
- Applicant must include 2 copies of CD with application.
- DO NOT include your name on the CD
- 12 competitors will perform the first movement of a concerto by W.A. Mozart with second piano to be chosen from the following list: K. 414 in A major, K. 466 in D minor, K. 467 in C major, K. 488 in A major, as well as selections from their semi-final program.
- Contestants may be stopped in the preliminary round. The jury reserves the right to ask a competitor for any or all of a given repertoire selection.
- 6 semi-finalists will perform the entirety of a self-chosen 20-25 minute recital program from memory before the jury and a live audience. At least one selection from the baroque period must be included.
- 3 finalists will perform the first movement of their quarter-final concerto with the Orchestra of Northern New York, Kenneth Andrews conducting.
- Contestants agree to arrive in Potsdam by Thursday, September 19th, 5:00PM when official registration begins.
- Contestants are responsible for their travel and lodging costs.
- The quarter-final is closed to the public.
- The semi-final and final rounds are open to the public.
- All works are to be performed from memory.
- Contestants may be stopped in the quarter-final round.
- Works presented in the CD audition are permissible in the competition.
- The order of the pieces performed in the semi-final round is to be decided by the contestant.
- In the semi-final round, the contestant will not be stopped unless the stated time limit is exceeded.
- The playing of repeats is left to the discretion of the contestant.
- All contestants must be present at the announcement of the semi-finalists and finalists
- Finalists and semi-finalists must be present at the awards ceremony on Sunday, September 22nd, 2013, to be elligible to receive an award.
Lodging and Transportation
Blocks of rooms are reserved at two local hotels for the competition weekend. A limited number of host families are available upon request.
Meals may be purchased on campus during the competition.
Please reference our information on regional maps and area airports here.
University student guides will assist participants on campus.