General Rules

Requirements

Participants are to be divided in two groups, depending on their age:

Youth Group (National Level)

This group is for pianists that are either Mexican or foreigners living in Mexico, reaching their 21st birthday on or before November 26th 2020.

All the participants under 21 years old, who consider themselves able to present the Adults Group repertoire, can present themselves in the previously mentioned group, playing the corresponding repertoire, at their own responsibility.

Adults Group (International Level)

This group is for pianists that are either Mexican, foreigners living in Mexico or pianists originating from Latin American countries*, reaching their 29th birthday on or before November 26th 2020.

* Latin American Countries: Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Dominican Republic, Uruguay, Venezuela.

Mandatory Documents

We are working on a new application portal, in which the candidates will be able to upload their information and send it to the organizational committee in a digital format. This is being done to accelerate the application process, and also to aid you financially through saving on the shipping of physical documentation. The portal will be available by the end of February 2020.

The required documents will be the following:

  1. Signed and Scanned Registration Application with a photograph. The application format will be generated automatically by the new application portal, using the information provided by the applicant.
  2. Scan of birth certificate.
  3. Scan of official ID. Personal ID card (for Mexicans) or the first pages of the passport (for foreigners). (In case the participant is underage and doesn't have neither an ID card nor a passport, a sealed school ID card or some other institution ID card with a photograph of the person can be used).
  4. Scan of the corresponding immigration document for foreigners residing in Mexico.
  5. Scans of Signed Recommendation letters from two professional pianists who have knowledge of the participant's career path.
  6. Artistic resume. Must be prepared to be included in the book of the competition, and must contain:
    • Information on musical studies.
    • Names of educational institutions from which you have received your musical formation.
    • List of professors that have been crucial in your pianistic formation.
    • List of awards, acknowledgements and distinctions.
  7. Proof, certificate or diploma of music studies. In case the participant has won competitions, attach scans of the recognition documents or diplomas that are mentioned in the resume.
  8. One high resolution color artistic photograph for the Competition's book.
  9. Scan of payment proof for the "Qualification Stage" fee.

    For Mexicans or foreigners residing in Mexico

    Cover the fee in the amount of $600.00 MXN for the "Qualification Stage". The bank account where you can deposit the fee is:

    60-52805898-3, Banco Santander, S.A. - Irina Decheva

    For Latin American Participants

    Send the amount of $30 USD to the PayPal account administracion@cndepianojjcuevas.com

    You must send an e-mail to the organizational committee to notify of your payment, so that in a period of no more than 24 hours the committee could confirm the payment receival.

    It's recommendable to make the deposit on the same day you send your documentation.

  10. Video file with the material required for the "Qualification Stage".
    The video will be uploaded to the application portal of the Competition's website. The video must comply with the restrictions established in the portal.

All the documents must be sent through the application portal until Wedneseday, June 10th 2020.

To make the uploading process easier for you, the portal will allow for information to be uploaded in parts, so that you can submit everything once you have all the necessary information.

No documentation nor video files uploaded to the application portal after Wednesday, June 10th 2020 will be accepted.

* Very Important: on the same day of sending the information via the application portal, the applicant must inform the organizational committee via e-mail that he/she has uploaded the information on the application portal.

Once the documentation is received, the Organizational Committee will review it and view the recording for the Qualification Stage.

The Organizational Committee will inform the selected candidates of their participation in the Competition no later than Friday, July 10 2020 via e-mail.

Application Fee

After receiving confirmation of participation in the Competition, the registration fee must be paid immediately (until July 17th 2020):

For Mexicans or foreigners residing in Mexico

Cover the participation fee in the amount of $1,500.00 MXN. You should attach a copy of the payment receipt from the bank. The bank account where you can deposit the fee is:

60-52805898-3, Banco Santander, S.A. - Irina Decheva

For Latin American Participants

To cover the registration fee, send the amount of $85.00 USD to the PayPal account administracion@cndepianojjcuevas.com

You must send an e-mail to the organizational committee to notify of your payment, so that in a period of no more than 24 hours the committee could confirm the payment receival.