General regulations

1.1. To become a participant, a pianist must send an application and go through preliminary video selection procedure. Deadline for sending applications – August 1, 2012 (for deadline, date on the postal stamp will be taken into account).

The application must be sent by email:

 The application should be accompanied with:

a) Photocopy of the passport (or birth certificate);

b) A digital photo, which were taken not earlier than 2011. The photo must be sent on email of the music academy (

c) Photocopies of documents confirming winner titles and/or diplomas, received at previous contests (the most considerable for last five years, no more than three competitions);


d) Video (on CD/DVD-R/RW) of the performance according to the repertoire of selection round

-the video should have a written confirmation of the record company that no cutting or editing has been done to it;

 - the program of the selection round must include two virtuoso etudes from the program of 1Round:

1. One virtuoso etude (according to choice) by F. Chopin or F. Liszt

2. One virtuoso etude (according to choice) by S. Rachmaninoff, A. Skriabin, C. Debussy, I. Stravinsky or S. Prokofiev.

 - the Video should have:

1. An indication of the contestant’s name and last name;

2. Titles of the compositions (in the sequence of their recording);

3. Duration;

4. Date of recording.


The International piano competition

 in memory of Emil Gilels

65023, Ukraine, Odessa, Novoselskogo str. 63

Odessa State A.V.Nezhdanova Music Academy

1.2. The decision on admission to participation will be based on listening to the obtained  Video and reported by the Organizing Committee no later than September 1, 2012. All admitted to participation in the contest will receive an official invitation from the date of arrival at the competition.

1.3. The Organizational committee sent the participants messages which proves the receiving of the applications. The documents sent late or not in a complete set are not taken into consideration.

1.4. All the applications are regarded confidentially. The Organizational Committee has the right to ask for additional information from the applicants.