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NEW APPLICATION DEADLINE AUGUST 3 2023 | NUOVA SCADENZA ISCRIZIONI 3 AGOSTO 2023.
Before the application, read the rules and regulations (Click here to read)*
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Your first name and surname*
Place and date of birth*
Where you live
Your email (We will use it for official communications)*
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PianoLink International Amateurs Competition 2023. Chose your category: CATEGORY A - NON-GRADUATES: Candidates with no type of Diploma in Piano Performance (Undergraduate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Professional, Graduate, Postgraduate, Specialist, or other equivalent Degrees).CATEGORY B - GRADUATES: Candidates with a Diploma in Piano Performance (Undergraduate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Professional, Graduate, Postgraduate, Specialist, or other equivalent Degrees).
Repertoire chosen for the online preliminary round (8-12 minutes) including: —At least one piece written by 1800 —At least one passage written from 1801 to today played, recorded and sent via video file:
The video for the Preliminary Round must be a single file live recording, made with any available device at personal disposal (smartphone, tablet, video, or webcam, etc.) as long as used with the camera’s lens being completely clean, with no cuts, editing, postproduction work and without any inserted text, logo and/or graphical elements, with fixed framing – one single camera – from the right side of the piano – high register – so that the keyboard, pedals, as well as the hands and the whole body of the Candidate can be clearly seen. The camera must be placed horizontally for horizontal aspect ratio. The Candidate will introduce her/himself before the performance, declaring the Name and Year of the Competition (for example saying "PianoLink 2023"). The video must range from a minimum of 8 to a maximum of 12 minutes of pure performance, without considering the time required for verbal presentation and the pauses between pieces.Videos with a shorter performance duration than what required or that exceed the maximum duration by more than 29 seconds will not be accepted under any circumstance. The video must be sent according to the scheduling stated on the Application Form, through permanent links, free of authentication or login restrictions. Temporary and/or links with required passwords will not be accepted. The video must also be uploaded on a YouTube Channel as “not listed”, i.e., only available through link. Already published and/or released videos will not be accepted.
Check-list of video compliance: The video was recorded live continuously without any editing or post-production or any insertion of text, logos and/or graphics, in a single file. The video is HORIZONTAL with fixed framing (one camera only, not moving) from the right side of the keyboard (high register) In the video the two hands, the full keyboard, the pedals, and the whole figure of the pianist are clearly visible The candidate verbally introduced himself/herself before the performance mentioning the name of the competition and the year (example "PianoLink 2023") The video contains a minimum time of 8 and a maximum of 12 minutes of actual performance of music, not including time for the initial verbal presentation and breaks between pieces.
Insert the link to the video file: Warning: temporary links (for example wetransfer) are not accepted, but only permanent links without password protection (for example Google Drive or Dropbox). Please take great care to verify that link sharing works.
Insert the link to the video on YouTube: The video must also be uploaded to a youtube channel as an "unlisted" video, ie only viewable via links. Videos already published and / or already disclosed also privately, will be discarded.
Repertoire chosen for the Final Round (15-20 minutes):
Tell us in a few words who you are and / or what binds you to music, a reflection, a thought, a question ... (It is your presentation to the jury. The written submission may be published in its entirety).)
Tell us your musical experiences.
Only for Category B: Diploma: achieved at in (year)
If you are enrolled in a music school, a conservatory or a music institute, tell us which one:
Your teacher's name:
You declare that you were born before September 1, 1993.*
You declare that you are not a professional pianist (Professional pianists are those who perform concert piano and/or piano teaching activities for remuneration) or have not been so for at least 10 years at the date of application for the competition. *
You declare that you have had no continuing educational relationship with any of the members of the Jury from 01/01/2021.*
Bank Transfer Invoice of €90,00 on bank account IBAN IT59D0306909606100000102994 of ASSOCIAZIONE MUSICALE PIANOLINK and causal "Application to PianoLink International Amateurs Competition 2022" or PayPal invoice of transaction payed here.
Signed statement (click here to download the file, then print it, sign it and upload a scan or image of the signed document)
Valid identity document
Two free of copyright artistic photos, in high resolution, one of them at least with face in the foreground (max: 3 MB)
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You declare to fully accept the regulation (click here to read it) *
The candidate / musician and anyone who will participate in any capacity in the activities related to the PianoLink International Piano Competition is informed, pursuant to art. 13 of Legislative Decree 196/2003 (hereinafter "Privacy Code") and art. 13 of EU Regulation no. 2016/679 (hereafter "GDPR 2016/679"), containing provisions to protect people and other subjects regarding the processing of personal data, that the personal data he / she provided will be processed in compliance with the aforementioned legislation and the confidentiality obligations with which the PianoLink association, owner of the treatment, is required and that the personal data provided are necessary for the fulfillments required by law, as well as for the realization of the competition for which the candidate submits an application, and will be collected and stored by the Association's Management and used for the purposes of management and good coordination of the related events already planned and / or to be carried out. The treatment can be carried out both automatically and manually, in compliance with the provisions of art. 32 of the GDPR 2016/679 and Annex B of Legislative Decree 196/2003 (articles 33-36 of the Code) on security measures, by subjects specifically appointed and in compliance with the provisions of art. 29 GDPR 2016 / 679. In compliance with the principles of lawfulness, purpose limitation and data minimization, pursuant to art. 5 GDPR 2016/679, personal data, except when provided in the following paragraph regarding the use of images, will be kept for the period of time necessary for the achievement of the purposes for which they are collected and processed and for all the time necessary the fulfillment of the consequent obligations. Furthermore, the data collected may be disclosed and communicated to third parties (including the necessary communications that may involve the transfer of data to public bodies, consultants or other subjects for the realization of the competition and the events and manifestations implicated by the same, as well as for related administrative and legal obligations), as well as transferred to member states of the European Union and third countries not belonging to the European Union. PianoLink does not adopt any automated decision-making process, including profiling, referred to in Article 22, paragraphs 1 and 4, of EU Regulation no. 679/2016 and at any time, the candidate or in any case the interested party can exercise the rights referred to in art. 7 of Legislative Decree 196/2003 and articles from 15 to 22 of EU Regulation no. 2016/679, also by writing to email@example.com. The candidate gives his explicit consent to the PianoLink Association to process personal data and make the necessary communications to third parties as well as the possible dissemination and transfer of data for all purposes related to the competition and events / demonstrations connected to it, as well as for the fulfillment of all obligations and consequent obligations. In case of audio/video/photographic recordings of each Round of the Competition and of the Winner’s Recital, the Candidates renounce to every economical right and of any other sort and authorize the Artistic Direction of the Competition, as well as any other eventual connected production or broadcasting corporation, to their free publication and reproduction. The Candidates, by submitting the Application, consent to the treatment of their personal data, given to PianoLink APS in relation to the present Competition, which will follow the European Norm (UE) 2016/679 in matter of protection of physical individuals in relation to the treatment of personal data, also through electronic devices. The treatment will be done exclusively for purposes related to the participation to the Competition. The responsible of the treatment is PianoLink APS, with Office in Milano, Via Giacomo Watt n.2. In particular, spontaneously submitted personal data will be treated by the Owner with mostly electronic procedures and with analytical instrumentation, including statistical, with the purpose of carrying out all of the activities connected to the Competition. Furthermore, the data will be treated and conserved until necessary to comply with administrative, and of other types, norms which are mandatory by law in our Country or in virtue of EU decisions. The requested data are of compulsory providing for the aforementioned purposes and their missed conferment will impede to fulfil the Competition’s administrative activities and to comply with normative regulations. The retention of the data with regards to administrative reasons will be limited to the period of fulfillment of its individual phases and according to what requested by concerning law. In compliance with art. 15-21, GDPR, by writing to the Owner at the abovementioned postal address, it is possible to exercise consultation, modification, cancellation, and erasure rights, as well as data treatment limitation or to oppose their treatment for legitimate reasons or for informative or promotional purposes. In case of withdrawal of given consent, which can be presented in any given moment, it remains clear that this does not undermine the lawfulness of the treatment based on previously manifested consent or on lawful alternative consent mechanisms. It is also made clear that whoever might be interested has the right to file a complaint to competent authority in order to claim their rights. Finally, one has the right to request data portability, where applicable, i.e., to receive one’s personal data in a structured format, of public availability and readable on common electronic devices, in order to directly transmit them to another subject, autonomous owner of the treatment, so that he will be able to treat them within the limits drawn by the concerning person.
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