Competition Rules

Competion Dates for the 30th AMADEUS Competition

Competition: 30th November and  1st December 2023 Besední dům, Komenského nám. 8., Brno

Winners‘ Concert: 2nd December  2023

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.                         2016 and younger        2-4 minutes

II.                        2015, 2014                   3-5 minutes

III.                       2013, 2012                   5-8 minutes

IV.                       2011, 2010                   6-9 minutes

V.                        2009, 2008                   7-10 minutes


In the event of an unfavorable epidemiological situation, the organizers reserve the right to hold a contest online.


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  – II and 1 minute in categories III  – V.

it is only possible to play works for solo piano. It is compulsory to play from memory. The number of works played is unlimited.

Time limit means net playing time. If the lower limit is not met, the competitor may be disqualified.

Changes to repertoire must be announced in writing before 15. 10. 2023 to

Later changes to programmes will not be accepted and will lead to disqualification of the competitor!

The order of the contestants will be determined by drawing lots, which will be 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.


Absolut winner:

An offer to perform a concert with the symphony orchestra.

New pianino by PETROF


The jury may decide to award these special prizes amount to 65 000 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

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: 15th October 2023 Applications must be made online at

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: 90

Competition schedule and rehearsal schedule (on Steinway piano) will be made public and available to view on on 25st October 2023.

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

Payment of the fee by June 21st 2023  is 55 Euro.

Payment of the fee by October 15th 2023  is 70 Euro.


It is non-returnable. The fee must be paid by bank transfer.

Bank: Česká spořitelna, a.s., pobočka Brno; Minská 22, 61600 Brno

Name of account: Parnas, z.s.

Account number: 1356430399

IBAN: CZ85 0800 0000 0013 5643 0399

Sort code/bank code: GIBACZPX

Variable symbol: date of birth of the contestant (DDMMYYYY)

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.



School of Arts, Brno, Veveří

MgA. Vladimír Halíček, director

tel.: 00 420 731 610 025



Competition Organisation

The competition takes place under the auspices of:

the govenor of South Moravia, Mgr. Jan Grolich

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, Filip Leder

the mayor of the district of Brno-Žebětín, Vít Beran

the President of the Association of Regions of the Czech Republic MUDr. Martin Kuba


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 the organising music school 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.



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