Concurso Internacional de Piano
XXIX Cidade de Ferrol



1. The Department of Culture of the City Council of Ferrol (A Coruña-Galicia-Spain) is organising the 30th International Piano Competition “Cidade de Ferrol”, which shall be held at Ferrol, from between 17 - 24 November 2017, in accordance to the following schedule:

17 November: opening concert: and public drawing (order of performance)
18 - 22 November: first and second eliminating stages
23 November: rehearsal of the three finalists with the Galicia Symphony Orchestra
24 November: final stage of competition

2. The competition is open to everyone, regardless of nationality, but applicants must be between the age of 16 and 35 at the deadline for registration (31 October). Former first place winners may not participate in the competition.

3. Registration

3.1. - Registrations shall commence the day following the publication of the rules in the Official Provincial Bulletin (BOP) and shall close on 31 October 2017.

3.2. - The registration form must be submitted to the Department of Culture (negociado de Cultura) - Piano Competition “Cidade de Ferrol”, duly completed and accompanied by the following mandatory documents, which shall not be returned under any circumstance:

a) Copy of national identity document or passport.
b) Two passport sized photos, with the name and surname of the participant on the back.
c) A photo on glossy photographic paper, at least 9x12cm, which may be reproduced during the course of the competition.
d) Curriculum vitae of the candidate, in double-spaced format, which details personal information, completed studies, teachers, tours, concerts, etc., as well as any other details of the participant’s musical activities.

All of the above documentation must be sent to the following address:

Praza de Armas s/n - 15402 FERROL (GALICIA-ESPAÑA)
Phone: +34 981 944 180. Fax: +34 981 945 173

4.3. - The registration form may be replaced by a letter signed by the person concerned (the person sending the documents in the previous point), which must state:

a) Personal details: name, surname, date of birth, nationality, national identity document or passport number.
b) Address for notifications: street, post code, city, country, telephone, fax, e-mail.
c) Works chosen for the competition: titles and composer for the first, second and third stages (piano concerto with orchestra).
d) Declaration certifying that the contestant understands and shall abide by the rules of the competition and accepts the decisions of the jury.

4.4. - Registration applications shall be reviewed by the organisers of the competition, which shall verify the suitability of the submitted documentation and shall determine the status of applicants’ admission, which shall be notified by certified mail, email or fax, along with the full text of the rules.

5. - Jury
The jury shall be composed of the following positions:

  • A technical president and four members, all of them renowned worldwide musicians, with the right to vote. Each one of them shall be paid the amount of 3,000 euros for their consultancy (subject to tax).
  • An institutional president with representative functions, who shall either be the Mayor or the Culture Councillor of Ferrol.
  • The Secretariat shall be held by a civil servant in the Culture section, with voice but no vote.

The membership of the jury shall be notified on the webpage:, so that any legal appeals may be presented, should it be deemed appropriate to do so.

The decisions of the jury shall be published on the webpage:

6. - Recording and publishing rights
The International Piano Competition “Cidade de Ferrol” reserves all radio broadcasting, recording and television broadcasting rights during the various stages of the competition, as well as the rights to sound recording, the release of records, DVDs or videos of the competition.

7.- The registration for the International Piano Competition “Cidade de Ferrol” necessarily implies the full acceptance of all points contained under these rules.

8.- In order to resolve any potential doubts or errors in the translation of these rules, the Galician version shall prevail.

9.- The competition organisers may resolve any situation not covered by these rules.

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