Prizes

Youth Group Prizes

  1. First prize - $50,000.00 Mexican Pesos and a medal
    • Vertical Piano Silent 109cm. (brilliant black) Model JU109SG2PE or its equivalent, given by Yamaha de México
    • Recital at the "José Peón Contreras" Theater in Merida, Yucatan in 2022
    • Professional CD recording, containing a total duration of 60 minutes of final audio, in FT Music Studio in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico; a photographic session; CD art design; a roundtrip ticket to Merida and 6 days and 5 nights of lodging in the city. Digital and physical distribution of the CD. Award given by FT Music.
  2. Second Place - $40,000.00 Mexican Pesos and a medal
  3. Third Place - $30,000.00 Mexican Pesos and a medal
  • Encouragement Prize (Fourth Place) - $7,500.00 Mexican Pesos
  • For the best interpretation of the Mandatory Mexican piece - $5,000.00 Mexican Pesos
  • For the best interpretation of a Prelude and fuge by J. S. Bach - $5,000.00 Mexican Pesos
  • For being the youngest participant to pass through to the second stage of competition - $3,000.00 Mexican Pesos

Adults Group Prizes

  1. First Place - $80,000.00 Mexican Pesos a medal and a statue.
    • Concert as a soloist of the Yucatan Symphony Orchestra in 2022, includes lodging and fees.
    • Recital in the "Carlos Chavez" Hall in the University Cultural Center of the National Autonomous University of Mexico in Mexico City in 2022, includes lodging and fees.
    • Award Recital in the Lake Theater of Frutillar, Chile; Concert in Puerto Varas and a master class within the 52nd Edition of the "Semanas Musicales de Frutillar" Festival in Frutillar, Chile, 2022. The prize includes a national ticket, from Santiago de Chile to Frutillar, lodging and fees.
    • Grand Piano 161cm. (brilliant black) with chair, Model GC1M-PE or its equivalent, given by Yamaha de México
    • Professional CD recording, containing a total duration of 60 minutes of final audio, in FT Music Studio in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico; a photographic session; CD art design; the organizational committee will provide a roundtrip ticket to Merida and 6 days and 5 nights of lodging in the city. Digital and physical distribution of the CD. Award given by FT Music.
  2. Second Place - $70,000.00 Mexican Pesos and a medal
  3. Third Place - $60,000.00 Mexican Pesos and a medal
  • Encouragement Prize (Fourth Place) - $15,000.00 Mexican Pesos
  • For the best interpretation of the Mandatory Mexican piece - $7,500.00 Mexican Pesos
  • For the best interpretation of a L. v. Beethoven Sonata - $5,000.00 Mexican Pesos

Details

The Yamaha awards will be delivered by Yamaha de México on Mexican territory without extra charge for the winners.

In case the winner of the Adults Group were a foreigner, the shipping of the Yamaha award to the corresponding Latin American country is responsibility of Concurso Nacional e Internacional de Piano "José Jacinto Cuevas", A.C. (piano export process) and the winner (reception process - import taxes, etc.), and is paid for by them. The money to finish the export and reception process of the prize, must be complete by February 20th, 2022. Yamaha de México is not responsible for shipping outside of Mexico.

Once the Yamaha piano awards have been delivered to their respective winners and the correct functioning and quality of the pianos has been confirmed, the responsibility and the maintenance of the instruments will correspond to the winners.

The first prize of each group is not to be divided.

In the other prizes there can be a tie, and the money that is not used from some other prize that has not been given is added to the tie sum and the result is divided in half.

If the required level is not reached, it is possible that some of the prizes will not be given.

COVID-19 Important Notice

Because of the COVID-19 sanitary contingency, in order to keep the participants, jury and public safe, the organizational committee has taken the responsible decision to cancel the 2020 Edition of the Competition and to postpone it for the year 2021 in the period between November 25th to December 4th 2021.

VERY IMPORTANT: Because of this change, the registration period will be kept open and the deadline to upload documents, videos, and also for payments for the selection test is extended to June 1, 2021. We remind you that the videos must be recently recorded.