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29th June to 2nd July 2017
LLEIDA, Catalonia (Spain)
Open to pianists of all nationalities

The pleasant town of Lleida, birthplace of Ricard Viñes and Enric Granados, is located in Catalonia, an hour by train from Barcelona and two hours from Madrid.

The competition takes place in the magnificent auditorium Enric Granados. The music conservatory is in the same building, so that all participants have practice rooms at their disposal.

We propose to the competitors, and their accompanying adult, various possibilities of lodging in the town. We also offer the opportunity of free accommodation in our host families.



The competition is open to pianists of all nationalities born in the year 2000 or later. This excludes relatives of jurors or pianists who have been students of the jurors during the last two years.



The competition is divided into three age categories:

  • I Category (born in or after 2006)
  • II Category (born in 2005, 2004 or 2003)
  • III Category (born in 2000, 2001 or 2002)



I Category (maximum 12 minutes)

  1. One piece from the baroque period
  2. One etude of own choice
  3. One or more pieces of own choice

II Category (minimum 15 minutes – maximum 20 minutes)

  1. One piece from the baroque period
  2. One etude of own choice
  3. One or more pieces of own choice

III Category (minimum 25 minutes – maximum 30 minutes)

  1. One piece from the baroque period
  2. One etude of own choice
  3. First movement of sonata from the classical period
  4. One or more pieces of own choice (optionally, one piece by Enric Granados) (see annex 1)

The entire programme has to be performed by heart.

Repetitions can be performed at the competitor’s discretion, as long as the total duration of the programme does not exceed the time limit.

The jury reserves the right to cut short or interrupt any of the tests if the contestant exceeds the maximum alotted time.

Repertoire changes can be made until June 1st 2017.



  • Mr Stanislav Pochekin
  • Mr Vladislav Bronevetzky
  • Ms Hui-Ying Liu-Tawaststjerna
  • Ms Akemi Alink-Yamamoto
  • Ms Puri Terrado
  • Mr Jordi Benseny
  • Mr Enric Prió



I Category

  • 1st Prize 500 €
  • 2nd Prize 300 €
  • 3rd Prize 200 €

II Category

  • 1st Prize 1,000 €
  • 2nd Prize 500 €
  • 3rd Prize 300 €

III Category

  • 1st Prize 2,000 € and a concert in the Auditorium Enric Granados, Lleida
  • 2nd Prize 1,000 €
  • 3rd Prize 500 €
  • Special Prize for the best performance of the Enric Granados repertoire 300 €

All participants will receive diplomas of participation.

There is a possibility of awarding distinctions.

The decisions of the Jury are final with no appeal.

In order to receive the corresponding amount, the winners are obliged to participate in a performance at the award ceremony.  The programme of the concert is set by the jury.

The amounts of the prizes are subject to the legal taxes.



The application deadline is May 3rd 2017.

For organisational reasons, candidates are strongly advised to apply early.



Following documents should be sent by e-mail to cricardvines@paeria.cat

  1. Application form (see annex 2) duly completed
  2. Authorisation by the parent or legal guardian of the competitor, duly completed and signed (see annex 3)
  3. Photocopy of the identity card or passport of the candidate
  4. Curriculum vitae specifying studies, concerts offered, awards and diplomas and other aspects that the candidate sees fit
  5. One current photo, suitable for reproduction



  • Once the application with all the other documents has been received, the organisation will send an acknowlegement by e-mail within seven working days.
  • After the deadline (May 3rd 2017), the organization will have until May 26th to send an email to all applicants informing them of their admission or non-admission to the competition. In the event that tis information is not received, the applicant should contact the organizer.
  • The candidates accepted will have a week, from the time the organization  informs them of their admission, to pay the registration fee of € 50,00 (fifty euros). This amount is non-refundable.



The number of participants is limited. After the deadline for submission of applications, and in the case that more entries are received than the competition can accommodate, the competition board, which is composed by pianists belonging to the jury, will choose the number of candidates. The selection will be based on the various musical and pianistic aspects in the curriculum.



The organisation will contact the competitors who are accepted and will provide them with practical information about their travel to Lleida, and also with a list with several possibilities of accommodation in the town. The competition has adventageous arrangements with several hotels of the town.

Free accommodation in our host families for participants, and the person accompanying them, is also possible. The number of host families is limited, participants coming from faraway places will have priority.

Under-age competitors must be accompanied and supervised by an adult. Supervisors are fully responsible for competitors at all times.



The organisation will provide to competitors with practice rooms with pianos in the music conservatory during the days of the competition.

Each candidate will have a short acoustic rehearsal in the competition hall according to the advertised schedule.



All selected candidates will be required to attend the reception of competitors, which will take place in Concert Hall 2 in the Auditorium, according to the following schedule:

  • III Category: Thursday, 29thJune at 6 pm
  • II Category: Friday, 30thJune at 8 pm
  • I Category: Saturday, 1st July at 8 pm



Opening’s concert
Thursday, 29th June at 6 pm
(by Dina Ivanova – free entrance)

III Category
Presentation of competitors              Thursday, 29th June at 6 pm
Performances                                   Friday, 30th June

II Category
Presentation of competitors              Friday, 30th June at 8 pm
Performances                                   Saturday, 1st July

I Category
Presentation of competitors              Saturday, 1st July 8 pm
Performances                                   Sunday, 2nd July (morning)

Awards ceremony and concert of the winners
Sunday, 2nd July at 7 pm

After the ceremony, prize winners will give performances

Performances in all categories will be in alphabetical order determined by the first letter of each candidate’s family name. The starting letter for the 1st Ricard Viñes Piano Kids and Youth will be determined by de organization. The exact schedule of the performance for each competitor will be given after the presentation of the competitors in their category.



The Town Council of Lleida reserves the right to record, broadcast and produce all the competition’s performances.



The non-fulfilment of one or any of these rules or the refusal to accept the jury’s decisions may lead to exclusion from the contest, with no right of appeal.

By submitting the application for the competition, the competitor accepts the stated rules.