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Juries in Competition

The rather different piano competition

Terms and Conditions

  • Juries in Competition will be held by the Mozarteum University in Salzburg from 5 to 13 February 2019.
  • Eligible are pianists from all nations born in 1987 or later. Pianists who have studied with a jurymember within the last five years are unable to participate.
  • All rounds are open to the public. The juries consists of major personalities from the international world of music. The decisions of the jury are incontestable.
  • Participants must find their own accommodation. A list of hotels and other types of accommodation will be sent out from the Competition Office together with the confirmation of acceptance.
  • The decisions of the juries are irrevocable. Candidates who are eliminated will have the opportunity to consult with a jury member.
  • All rounds of the competition can be recorded by the Mozarteum University. The recordings can be used and made publicly accessible for radio purposes (radio and television, including online services) in their entirety, partially and/or in excerpts, live or at a later date, also by individual retrieval, independent of the kind of receiver. Other broadcasters in Austria and abroad can use these recordings including the final rounds simultaneously or at a later date.
  • All events of the pianocompetition Juries in Competition may be recorded by the Mozarteum University and/or authorized third parties.
    The recordings can be used for broadcasts (radio and television, including online media) in full, partially, and/or in excerpts, live and for later transmission, and also for individual retrieval, irrespective of the kind of receiver, and made accessible to the public. Other domestic or foreign broadcasting stations can use these recordings at the same time or transmit them at a later date.
    The Mozarteum University also reserves the right to distribute the event or master-class performances in sound and/or audio-visual form itself or have them distributed by third parties, on analogue and/or digital sound/picture/ picture-sound media, including online platforms, irrespective of existing and future format or procedure.
    Furthermore, candidates of Juries in Competition explicitly declare their willingness to take part free of charge in recordings for documentation, current news reports and promotion for the Mozarteum University Salzburg and thereby renounce all related rights.
    Candidates of Juries in Competition agree that they can be photographed by the Mozarteum University Salzburg in the context of Juries in Competition and that these photographs can be used with no limitations by the Mozarteum University Salzburg as well as by sponsors of the performance and with no further compensation for usage in publications as well as for press and public relations services.
    By registering for Juries in Competition, participants agree to the recording, publication and archiving of the above-mentioned reports, as well as to the related renunciation of rights. Participants have no right to claim remuneration.
  • Participation in Juries in Competition occurs at the candidat’s own risk. Candidates are liable for damage which they may cause. Liability by the Mozarteum University Salzburg for compensation, in so far as it is not based on intent or gross negligence is out of the question.
  • All candidates in Juries in Competition must have health, accident and liability insurance. In the case of accidents or theft of any kind, damage or loss of personal objects of the participants, the Mozarteum University Salzburg assumes no liability whatsoever.
  • The Mozarteum University Salzburg gathers personal data from candidates in order to process applications and participation in Juries in Competition. The Mozarteum University abides by the regulations of the DSG (Data Protection Law) as well as the DSGVO (General Data Protection Regulation). The Mozarteum University Salzburg informs candidates with the data protection declaration of Juries in Competition of the course of online registration in Juries in Competition (legal situation as of 25 May 2018) in particular about the purpose, kind and extent of data collection, processing, usage as well as the erasure of personal data necessary for processing the application and participation in Juries in Competition, as well as about their rights resulting from the DSG and the DSGVO.



  • Artistic Direction:
    Klaus Kaufmann

  • Artistic Assistance and Candidate Advisor, Contact Advisor for Detail Questions:
    Lei Meng

  • Competition Planning:
    Iris Wagner,
    Henning Pankow

  • Research:
    Joachim Brügge,
    Rainer J. Schwob