The International Competition for Young Performers in Val de Travers is open to pianists of any nationality, born after 1 July 1993. The competition will be held from 6 to 12 July 2019 at Chapelle de Couvet, in Val de Travers, Switzerland.

The deadline for submitting all application materials is 3rd May 2019. No applications will be accepted after this date.

10th May candidates will receive invitation by mail.

Applicants will be admitted to participate in the competition only after the application fee is paid. Any application bank charges or commissions are payable by the applicant. The participant’s full name should be indicated in the payment reference. The application fee is non-refundable.

The competition organizers reserve the rights to all audio and video recordings, photos, Internet publications and broadcasts of the performances and concerts during the competition.

Winners will participate in the Final Concert and any other events arranged by the competition organizers.

All rounds of the competition, as well as the Opening Concert and the Final Concert will be open to the public.

All works must be performed from memory except contemporary pieces written after 1960.

The jury’s decision will be final and not subject to appeal.

The jury reserves the right to stop the participant during the performance, if the performance exceeds the specified time limit or if the jury feels it is ready to make its decision without hearing the rest.

By registering to participate in the competition, the applicant accepts the competition rules.

In case of dispute, only the french version shall be valid

Participants of the competition will be divided into three age categories:

Category A: Participants from 5 to 11 years old

Application fee: 70 Swiss francs

Category B: Participants from 12 to 15 years old

Application fee: 100 Swiss francs

Category C: Participants from 16 to 25 years old

Application fee: 120 Swiss francs

L’association « Les Interprètes de Demain »
Banque Cantonal Neuchâteloise
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Compte postal : 20-136-4


Category A

  • 1st prize : 500 francs
  • 2nd prize : 300 francs
  • 3rd prize : 200 francs

Category B

  • 1st prize : 1000 francs
  • 2nd prize : 700 francs
  • 3rd prize : 300 francs

Category C

  • 1st prize : 3000 francs and a paid concert the following year
  • 2nd prize : 1500 francs
  • 3rd prize : 500 francs

Competitors of Category C will have the additional opportunity to compete for the special Prize of 1000 francs, if they include creation of composer Jean-Philippe Bauermeister in their program of the second round.
A special Prize "Virtuose Suisse" of 1,000 francs will be awarded to the best swiss student.