The online application must be submitted by MONDAY 31 MAY 2021, attaching the following documents:

A) applicant biography in english

B) one high quality colour photo in jpg format

C) a pdf of a valid identity document with proof of nationality and age

D) the receipt of payment of the application fee to the preselection of euro 40.00 paid via paypal to: or by bank transfer to the following current account: Concorso Internazionale di Musica da Camera “Palma d’Oro”, Banca Carige, Cassa di Risparmio di Genova e Imperia; Filiale di Finale Ligure via Giuseppe Garibaldi 3, 17024 Finale Ligure (SV).  SWIFT/BIC: CRGEITGG202 – Iban: IT68 L061 7549 4100 0000 1286880

E) links to VIDEO (up to 3) previously uploaded by the applicant in unlisted mode on the digital platforms YouTube with a free choice of programme lasting between 20 -30 minutes.

– Only videos recorded in the three years preceding the application submission are accepted

– Videos must be with the face and hands of the applicant always visible, without transitions or editing. Transitions or editing are granted only in the case of professional video recordings of live performances performed by international piano competitions or concert organizations

12 candidates will be selected from the jury and will take part in the Palma d’Oro International Piano Competition 2021
August ?? – September ?? FINALE LIGURE (Italy) / DONZDORF (Germany)


The preselection examining board is exclusively made up of judges for the 2021 edition. The examiners in charge of the preselection will take into consideration the candidates biography and will watch the video recordings; there after communicate to the competition’s administration office by the 26th June 2021, giving their opinion on the candidates’ performances by a numerical valuation grid with a minimum of 80 to a maximum of 100 points. On the 27th June 2021, the administration office will proceed to calculate the average of each candidate resulting in the total sum of all the examiners marks, without rounding off marks in excess or fault. Therefore creating an official list of the 12 candidates admitted to the 47th edition of the “Palma d’Oro” competition. 

The results of the preselections will be announced by e-mail to the candidates on SUNDAY 27 JUNE 2021

The selected candidates must confirm by Wednesday 30 June if they intend to participate and send a 100 euro competition entry fee by paypal to:

In the event of one or more selected participants renouncing participation, the organization will contact the three reserves that the jury has appointed in the alternative to the 12 selected

Selected candidates will be hosted in the hotel (single room) by the competition organization in the following days:

– the nine candidates not admitted to the final round: ??, ??and ?? August

– the three finalists: ??, ??, ??  in Finale Ligure; ??, ??, ?? September in Donzdorf

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