Terms of Competition 2020

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27th international competition named after Mozartamod pianists under 11 years old

Brno, November 26 - 28, 2020

Competition Rules

Dates for the 27th AMADEUS Competition
Competition: 26th and  27th November 2020
Besední dům, Komenského nám. 8., Brno 
Winners‘ Concert: 28th November  2020
Besední dům, Komenského nám. 8., Brno 
Time limits and categories
The competition has one round. It is not compulsory to be a student at a music school or institution. Participants are categorised according to year of birth.  
Category Age (year of birth) Time limit
I. 2014 and younger 2-4 minutes
II. 2013 2-4 minutes
III. 2012 3-5 minutes
IV. 2011 3-5 minutes
V. 2010 5-8 minutes
VI. 2009 5-8 minutes



  • At least one composition by W.  A. Mozart
Eventually other compositions by different authors who were contemporaries of Mozart e.g.: 
A. Fr. Bečvařovský, L. van Beethoven, J. A. Benda, J. L. Dusík, Fr. X. Dušek, J. N. Hummel, J. Jelínek, L. Koželuh, J. Kř. Kuchař, V. V. Mašek, L. Mozart, J. Mysliveček, J. J. Ryba, J. A. Štěpán, V. J. Tomášek, J. Kř. Vaňhal, J. A. Vitásek, A. Vranický, V. Jírovec, etc.
Time limits must be strictly observed.
If a competitor play one longer composition (for example, Mozart Variations), time limit may be extended by 30 seconds in categories I  - III and 1 minute in categories IV  - VI. Works for solo piano are permi ed. It is compulsory to play from memory. The number of works played is unlimited.
Changes to repertoire must be announced in writing before 20.9.2020 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Later changes to programmes will not be accepted and will lead to disqualification of the competitor!
The order of contestants for the competition will be determined via a draw during festival „Mozart´s Children” 2020 and published on the competition website.


The jury grants these prizes in each category: 1st, 2nd and 3rd place and Honourable Mention. 
All prizes can be shared upon the jury´s recommendation or some might be skipped. All contestants who win one of the prizes receive a diploma, gifts and the title of a laureate on Winners‘ Concert. Program of the concert will be determined by the jury. 
Concert performances for chosen laureates:
  • An offer to perform a concert with the symphony orchestra.
  • Grand concert in Villa Tugendhat.
The jury may decide to award these special prizes amount to 55 000 CZK: 
  • The prize of the governor of South Moravia, for the absolute winner of the competition
  • The Mayor of Brno´s prize for best interpretation of a work by W. A. Mozart
  • The prize of the mayor of Brno  - Žabovřesky for the best Czech competitor
  • The prize of the mayor of Brno - Centre for the best competitor from Brno
  • The prize of the mayor of Brno-Žebětín for the best foreign competitor
  • opportunity to record a profile CD
  • The prize for the youngest competitor
The jury may decide to award a special prize to teachers for their efforts and preparation of the contestants. Special prizes need not be awarded and can be divided. The decision of the jury is final.


The closing date for applications is: 22nd June 2020 Applications must be made online at www.amadeusbrno.cz
  • Applications can be made through a music school or a legal representative.
  • Information on the application form must be correct and true. Teachers or legal representatives are responsible for the accuracy of information.
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted.
  • Maximum number of  participants: 100
Competition schedule and rehearsal schedule (on Steinway piano) will be made public and available to view on www.amadeusbrno.cz on 10th October 2020.
The organisers offer practice facilities only for duration of the competition days and winners´concert.
By sending in an application form to us, the legal representative of the contestant agrees to photos to be taken and a recording to be made free of charge of the contestant´s performance in the competition and also at the concert of laureates and its free use by public media.

Competition Fee

The fee for the competition is 60 Euro. It is non-returnable. The fee must be paid by bank transfer by 22.6.2020: 
Bank: Komerční banka, a.s., pobočka Brno-město; Nám. Svobody 92/21, 60200 Brno
Name of account: Parnas, z.s.
Account number: 27-6667420297
IBAN: CZ2901000000276667420297
Sort code/bank code: KOMBCZPP
Variable symbol: date of birth of the contestant (DDMMYYYY)
Account number: 27-6667420297
Details of charges: OUR (it´s not possible to eneter any other code)
It is not possible to assign the payment without the variable symbol.

Competition Organisation

The competition takes place under the auspices of:
  • the govenor of South Moravia, JUDr. Bohumil Šimek
  • the mayor of the city of Brno, Markéta Vaňková
  • the mayor of the Brno-centre district, Vojtěch Mencl
  • the mayor of the district of Brno-Žabovřesky, Lucie Pokorná
  • the mayor of the district of Brno-Žebětín, Vít Beran
  • the President of the Association of Regions of the Czech Republic MUDr. Jiří Běhounek
The jury consists of 5 members, all of whom are well-known and respected Czech and foreign pedagogues and artists. The secretary of the jury is a teacher from one of the organising music schools and the conduct of the jury is overseen by the chairman. The jury gives points between 0 and 25.
The points from all the jurors are added together and an average value is calculated. If a juror’s points differ from the average by 3 points or more, this juror’s mark is crossed out and not taken into consideration and a new average value is calculated. The jury marks all performances after all the contestants have played within each category and the order is established. Jurors’ marks are public during the competition. Jurors are not permi ed to mark their own students or their family members.
The competition is organized by:
  • AMADEUS, foundation fund
  • PARNAS, z.s.
  • The Brno Philharmonic
  • Music School Brno, Veveří, contributory organisation
  • Music School of Frantisek Jilek, contributory organisation


School of Arts, Brno, Veveří 
MgA. Vladimír Halíček, director
tel.: 00 420 731 610 025
email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.