1. The 4th C.V. ALKAN – P.J.G. ZIMMERMAN INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITON will be held in Athens, 27-31 March 2018. The final round will take place on Saturday the 31st of March (the hall and exact time will be announced).
  2. Any pianist born after the 1st of January 1985, may apply to the Competition.
  3. The sequence in which the pieces shall be played is up to every candidate.
  4. All works performed during the Competition must be played from memory.
  5. Candidates must provide the jury with the scores of their program, in the edition they are going to use.
  6. Compositions with multiple movements must be played integrally, with the exception of those compositions that are normally only partially executed in concerts (e.g. Brahms-Paganini: first or second book etc.)
  7. The jury may interrupt the competitor during the first two rounds if they believe that it is necessary. The jury has the right, during all rounds, to ask the competitor not to execute one or more works.
  8. The participants or their representatives should be present during the draw. The exact date and time of the draw will be announced soon.
  9. Application Forms must be sent by email the latest till Monday the 18th of December 2017, to the ALKAN-ZIMMERMAN INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION.
  10. Preselection round. A recording file for the pre-selection round (.mp3 or .mp4) including at least 3 different works by different composers should be sent with the application. Upon receipt of the complete application the Alkan-Zimmerman international Music Association will confirm its acceptance of the Competition application. The announcement of the candidates’ names selected to participate will be announced on Monday the 8th of January 2018.
  11. An entry fee of seventy Euros (70€) is payable to the Gina Bachauer International Music AssociationBANK OF PIREUSAccount no. 6551-108694-988
    IBAN: GR 4401715510006551108694988
    SWIFT / BIC: PIRBGRAA The payment of bank charges and (if required) commission for conversion into Euros is the responsibility of the applicant.

    *The entry fee is not refundable.

  12. Applicants must send a certified copy of a birth certificate or other legal document stating their age and nationality. A curriculum vitae and recent photograph should also be sent with the application.
  13. All rounds are open to the public.
  14. The recording and filming rights of all the rounds belong to the competition organizers.
  15. It is prohibited to record or film during the competition.
  16. The organizers reserve the right to make reasonable changes to the schedule and the program.
  17. All decisions of the Jury are final and are not subject to question.