/!\ Competition schedule modification /!\                 /!\ Competition schedule modification /!\                 /!\ Competition schedule modification /!\
Due to financial restrictions the 9th Poulenc International Competition can not take place on the defined schedule.
Our will to give a better standing to the competition in both France and abroad lead the Organization Board to postpone it in November 2016 with the same program.

We apologize for this necessary modification.

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Awards :
¤ 1st Prize : - 6000 €
- Recital offered in Salle Cortot in Paris.
- Recitals in France and abroad defined later.
¤ 2nd Prize: - 4000 €
- Recitals in France and abroad defined later.
¤ 3rd Prize : - 2000 €
¤ Other Prizes : - 2000 €

Regulations :
- The 9th Francis POULENC International Piano Competition is opened to pianists from all nationalities, born after 31st December 1980.

- First round : in Paris on 24th, 25th and 26th November 2015

- Semi Final : in Paris on 27th Nov. 2015.

- Final recital on 28th in Paris and final concerto on 30th in Barbizon.

- The closing date for application is on 1st October 2015.

- Each candidate must pay a subscription fee of 100 €. In the event of his (her) cancellation the subscription fee won't be reimbursed.

- Candidates can only present themselves twice in this competition. For the second presentation they have to perform a different program than the one they played at the first time, only conserving the unchanged imposed pieces.

- In case of a second participation any former candidate won’t be rewarded if he (she) does not get a better award than he (she) got previously.

- Candidates will be drawn their serial number in front of the "Directeur du Concours" and a member of the "Comité Directeur du Concours".

- A working room will be attributed to each candidate by drawing of lots.

- During the drawing of lots if candidates are absent for a justified reason their number and their repetition piano will be drawn by a member of the "Comité Directeur du Concours".

- The serial number given by the drawing of lots won't be modified unless it's necessary.

- The works will be played without repeat and from memory in the order given by the candidate

- The jury reserves the right to stop candidate in the middle of a performance.

- The President of the jury has the casting vote which counts double in case of draw and the jury's decision is final.

- Any member of the jury presenting one or more present or former students in the competition won't be able to participate in the vote for these candidates.

- In the event of a tie the prize will be shared.

- The jury's members may decide not to award prizes if they consider the standard of playing to be inadequate.

- Between each stage of the competition eliminated candidates may discuss their performance with the jury's members.

- The jury is allowed to grant special prizes to candidates who participated in the semi-final and who have not been accepted to the final test.

- The Final-Concerto will be performed with an Orchestra or a accompaniment piano;

- The results will be declared immediately after each stage of the competition.

- The Francis POULENC Association will take charge of transport between the above mentioned towns for those candidates who will be qualified for the final.

- The photocopying of scores is illegal (Act of 03/11th/1957).

- Any candidate who acts contrary to the regulation will be eliminated without any compensation or reimbursing the subscription fee.

- In case of legal dispute only the French text of the rules is valid.

- By signing the application form all the clauses of the regulation are accepted.

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