Please note: These are the 2017 competition rules and regulations. We are currently working on the 2018 regulations, which will be published shortly. Thank you for your understanding!
§ 6 Assessment
All performances are open to the public. The order of performance is drawn before each round.
The judging members of the jury are excellent musicians, teachers or
concert organizers themselves.
The jury assessment is given in public in the presence of the audience and the participant. Each juror will submit
his evaluation immediately after each competitor's
performance, showing the points awarded on a scorecard. The candidates can see the score immediately after
from 0–6, to one decimal, will be awarded separately for technical
mastery of the instrument and for artistic expression, and then be
If the score given by one member of the jury differs from the next
higher or lower score by one or more than one point then this score
is eliminated by the chairman.
Members of the jury are not allowed to evaluate their present or former
The score of the first round (A) is only used to establish the participants
of the second round (B) and is then discarded.
The score of the second round (B) is added to the score of the final round (C). The competitions are decided by the sum of the points gained in the
second round (B) and in the final (C).
The jury may determine by unanimous decision that no first prize will be awarded. The second prize will be granted to the top ranking participant instead. The runner-up will then receive the third prize, etc. The chairman has to justify such a decision publicly.
The decisions of the jury are final. No appeals are permitted.