Registration details

Mail registration: Pianissima International Association, 34 rue du Docteur Charcot, 59700 Marcq-en-Barœul

Registration by mail (except for payment by check) :

Note: the confirmation of the time of passage will be able to be done only on March 8, 2018.
To envisage that the 1st and 2nd categories will pass the Saturday and the 3rd category on Sunday.

Download the registration form

Registration fee:

15 € (1st category)
30 € (2nd category)
45 € (3rd category)

Payment method:

  • Check (payable to the Association Pianissima International)
  • Bank transfer (contact us)
  • PayPal

Information: or from the contact section


Article 1 - The competition is open to candidates of any nationality.Article 1 - The competition is open to candidates of any nationality.

Art. 2 - The competition is divided into 3 categories, each with three levels:

- 1st category : up to 12 years old : Non troppo, Calendo, Largo, Larghetto
- 2nd category : up to 16 years old : Moderato, Andante, Andantino
- 3rd category : up to 25 years old : Allegro, Presto, Prestissimo

Art. 3 - All pieces are set according to level and will be executed from memory and without repeats.

Art. 4 - Competition registration implies full acceptance of the rules on the part of candidates.

Art. 5 - Candidates have to be present on the day and at the time specified on the notification, which they will receive by post two weeks before the date of the competition. (In the event of the non-receipt of the notification, please inform the competition secretariat).

Art. 6 - Performances are public and admission is free of charge.

Art. 7 - Photocopies are forbidden (Act of 11/03/57 of the French Penal Code Article 425).

Art. 8 - Registration may be conducted either online or by post, by returning the form duly completed (in PDF format).

Art. 9 - The competition organisers may limit the number of entries per level, depending on the number of registered candidates.

Art. 10 - Candidates are required to present proof of age by way of an official document at the time of registration.

Art. 11 - A registration fee will be required for candidates to participate in the competition. The registration fee is non-refundable, unless the competition is cancelled.

Art. 12 - The prizes for each level will be as follows : 1st et 2nd category: ‘with the highest distinction’, ‘with great distinction’, ‘with distinction’ 3rd category, Allegro and Presto levels: 1st 2nd et 3rd medal Prestissimo level : Grand Prize (optional), 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize

Art. 13 - A financial prize will be presented to the winners in each level. 1st category: €45, 2nd category : €100, 3rd category, Allegro level : €250, Presto level : €500, Prestissimo level : €2,000.

Art. 14 - If the grand prize is awarded, the town of Marcq-en- Barœul will offer the winner an opportunity to play the first part of the recital in the ‘Liaisons Musicales’ Festival programme.

Art. 15 - Depending on the level of candidates, the ‘Clef de Soleil’ and ‘Albert Roussel’ festi- vals may offer the opportunity for candidates to perform as part of their programme.

Art. 16 - The decisions of the jury cannot be subject to appeal.

Art. 17 - The jury reserves the right not to award all prizes.

Art. 18 - The dates of the competition will be specified on the website, leaflet and competition poster.

Art. 19 - The results will be announced publicly at the close of the competition.

Art. 20 - No registration will be accepted after the 3rd of March.