• Changes in the selected repertoire will be accepted up to and no later than Friday, July 31st 2021. The participant has to inform the organizational committee via e-mail, with the complete final repertoire. No changes will be accepted after this date.
  • Pianos for practice will be available for all the participants for up to 2 or 3 hours a day, depending on the stage they are currenly participating in.
  • The stages of the Competition are played on a Yamaha CFIII-S Concert Grand Piano.
  • Before each stage there will be a limited time to try the piano that is going to be played on for the competition.
  • The Competition will take place in the "Felipe Carrillo Puerto" Theater and there will be free admission to the general public. The Theater is located at Calle 60 No. 491-A entre 57 y 59, Col. Centro, CP 97000, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico.
  • The "Jose Jacinto Cuevas" International Piano Competition offers its participants lodging and breakfast from Thursday, November 25th 2021 to Saturday, December 4th 2021 included. The exit from the hotel is on Sunday, December 5th 2021. The competition does not cover the transport to the citi of Merida, as well as food, which must be paid for by the contestant.
  • The lodging will be in the "Colonial" Hotel, located at Calle 62 No. 476 entre 57 y 59, Col. Centro, CP 97000, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. The lodging and breakfast expenses are covered only for the participants of the competition.
  • The participation draw, the Inaugural Ceremony and the Grand Opening will take place on Thursday, November 25th 2021 at 20:00 hours (event place to be confirmed). Because of that all the participants must be in Merida on Thursday, November 25th. The Grand Finale of the Competition with the Yucatan Symphony Orchestra will take place on Friday, December 3rd 2021 at 20:00 hours at the "José Peón Contreras" Theater. The Closing and Awards ceremony will take place on the next day, Saturday, December 4th 2020 at 20:00 hours, also at the "José Peón Contreras" Theater, and all the participants must be present.
  • The Organizational Committee reserves the right to record the stages of the Competition, as well as to transmit them through diverse media. Video recording and picture taking by individuals is not allowed during the Competition.
  • The Jury is composed of outstanding national (Mexico) and international pianists, whose names will be announced in a timely manner.
  • If a participant were a student of a member of the jury, the latter will not grade the participant's performance.
  • The opinion and evaluation of the Jury is not subject to appeal.
  • Circumstances not covered by this call and/or during the Competition will be resolved by the Organizational Committee, whose decision will not be subject to appeal.

Important Notice

Dear applicants, we are delighted to announce that the registration for the Seventh Edition of the "Jose Jacinto Cuevas" Yamaha competition is officially open once again.

We had to disable the registration portal temporarily to make some adjustments to the call, and because of that we kindly ask you to register anew and load your updated information.

IMPORTANT:The changes in the repertoire of the Third Stage for the Adults Group, were done because of the necessity to reduce the number of musicians on-stage because of active sanitary restrictions and will apply only to the current edition of the Competition.

Please watch for changes or updates on our website.