Piano Festival & Piano competition "Clavis"

ATTETION! due to the quarantine situation in many countries, the duo category deadline has been postponed to the next stage on February 26th!
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We wish you good preparation for the competition and success!

Klavierfestival & Wettbewerb Clavis 2021

Piano competition Clavis 2021 in PDF

We are proud to present you our concept for the „Clavis“ piano competition in 2021!

The competition will consist of two rounds: a first (digital) round, and second optional finals.

In the first round, you can choose from five categories, sorted by musical era. We would be glad to hear your program in all 5! But to qualify for the finals, you only need to participate in two: the mandatory baroque category and one more category of choice.

For each category you participate in, we ask you to record videos (requirements attached below).

There will be time between the different deadlines for sending these videos to make the recording easier. The jury will then judge the videos. Depending on the category and age group, they will also give prizes; Master titles will be awarded for extraordinary performance.

The second round- the finals, in which the participants can compete for special prizes from our international partners- are planned to take place in person in St. Petersburg, Russia (28th- 31st of May, 2021) and Füssen, southern Germany (9th-11th of July, 2021)All participants of the finals (everybody who sent in videos for the baroque category and one more category of choice) are warmly invited to St. Petersburg, where the finals will take place as a concert in the Belosselsky-Belosersky Palace. However, the number of participants is limited for Füssen, therefore the jury will be selecting the Füssen finalists based on the videos. All participants who were chosen for Füssen will be notified by the 24th of March, 2021.

We ask you to kindly specify where you would like to, and be able to, participate on the registration form. In case you are chosen for Füssen, you are warmly invited to participate in both cities! Please let us know where we will be able to welcome you in person by the 31st of March, 2021.

For more details, please consult the schematic overview of the competition enclosed.

We are looking forward to an exciting competition and wish everyone success! We are happy to assist you and answer any questions.

Best wishes, stay healthy!

The Piano Festival "Clavis" unlocks all piano lids and opens the doors for small to professional!
Clavis means "key", "button", "letter" or "note" ... the little clavis "c" we know as the first note, clavis "G" serves as the treble clef.
The main theme of the festival is the unification of all keyboard instruments, the way on from the beginning, from the source of the art of piano to today's world of piano. This is a connection between the traditions of the Russian pianoforte school with the piano art of Europe, wherein organ and harpsichord music are the basis of all pianistic knowledge.
Concerts, seminars, masterclasses of Clavichord, harpsichord, piano and organ will be offered during the three-day festival. The center of the Project are two international  Competitions for children and young People: The International Competition of Music of baroque (Harpsichord and Organ) and the International Piano  Competition. Organizers of the festival make every effort to make the piano art a bit closer and more tangible for all. All piano lovers, pianists, teachers and students are cordially invited to these two great events!

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