Rules and Regulations

The Candidates

1.The competition is open to young pianists and violinists of all nationalities aged under 23.

2.Candidates are divided into 3 age groups:

Group A: 12 or younger (born in 2007 or younger)

Group B: 13 – 16 (born between 2003 and 2006)

Group C: 17 – 23 (born between 1996 and 2002)

3.Application deadline: 30 April, 2019 (by GMT+8 23:59)

4.The Organizing Committee will inform the admitted applicants of their qualification to the first round on or before 15 May, 2019.

5.Any change of the repertoire must be submitted to the Organizing Committee via email on or before 15 June, 2019. Any change of the repertoire during the competition is not allowed.

Violin Group A: violin-a@zhomozart.org

Violin Group B: violin-b@zhomozart.org

Violin Group C: violin-c@zhomozart.org

Piano Group A:piano-a@zhmozart.org

Piano Group B:piano-b@zhmozart.org

Piano Group C:piano-c@zhmozart.org

6.Pupils of the jury mumber who currently study with the jury for at least three years before the competition are not eligible to enter. Participation in the master classes does not affect.

7.Every applicant shall upload the consent with his/her tutor's signature.

8.Travel subsidy:

The Organizing Committee provides travel subsidy to candidates qualified to the first round, and the actual amount of the subsidy is based on where the candidate’s school is. Candidates should hold valid economic class air tickets with boarding passes, railway tickets, ferry tickets, bus tickets or any other valid travel documents. Subsidy is provided according to the following principles:

  • Candidates studying in Europe, America, Oceania and Africa will receive a subsidy of 400 USD per capita;

  • Candidates studying in Asia, including Taiwan and Chinese mainland (except Guangdong Province, Hong Kong SAR and Macau SAR) will receive a subsidy of 250 USD per capita.

  • For candidates studying in Guangdong Province, Hong Kong SAR, or Macau SAR, if the expense exceeds 250 USD, candidates will receive a subsidy of USD 250; if the expense is less than 250 USD, the subsidy will be the actual amount.

9.Accommodation (breakfast included) is provided when a candidate is still competing.

10.The Organizing Committee does not cover the companions’ traveling, catering and accommodation expenses. However, the Organizing Committee can help the companions to make the reservation of their catering and accommodation in the designated restaurants and hotels. Participant in Group C who comes alone could choose to stay with guest families.

11.The Organizing Committee will allocate the official collaborative pianists to the candidates at no cost. A candidate may bring his/her own accompanist at his/her own expense.

12.The Organizing Committee must be informed of any change of plan in time during the competition.

13. The decisions of the jury are final and not subject to question, review or appeal.

14.Participation in the competition indicates full acceptance of the conditions, including rights for the organizer to live stream, broadcast, record, televise, film and publicize the performances during the competition. The Organizing Committee reserves the copyright of all audio and video productions and offers no payment to participants.

15.Participants shall attend the concerts organized by the Competition Committee during the competition.

16.All winners must attend the Closing and Award Ceremony. The absentee is considered to automatically disqualify his/her award.

17.The winners will have the opportunities to engage in concerts or recitals in China or other countries/regions arranged by the Organizing Committee. (The winners will sign contracts with the Organizing Committee.)

18.The Organizing Committee provides related documents for Chinese visa application, including but not restricted to official invitation, hotel reservation voucher, etc.

19.There is no limit on the number of candidates accepted.
20.The application fee is non-refundable.

21.Participation in the competition includes full acceptance to the above conditions.


Notes for Application

1.EnterApplication, and fill in the online application form. Please make sure that you successfully submit the online application.

2.The application fee of 100 USD per capita must be paid via bank transfer. The candidate’s full name as well as the payment reference “Zhuhai Mozart Competition 2019” should be stated on the payment slip. e.g. “A. Smith’s application fee for Zhuhai Mozart Competition 2019”


       Account Name: ZHUHAI HUAFA AND CPAA THEATRE MANAGEMENT CO.LTD. (Please make sure that you fill in the complete name without any omission.)

Bank: BANK OF CHINA ZHUHAI BRANCH WANZAI SUB-BRANCH

Bank address: NO.29 ZHONG SHENG ROAD WANZAI TOWN ZHUHAI CITY GUANGDONG CHINA (Please make sure that you fill in the complete address without any omission.)

Account No.: 6600 7065 8400

Bank Code/ SWIFT Code/BIC Code: BKCHCNBJ45P

Company address: Huafa & CPAA Grand Theater, No. 1663 Yinwan Road, Wanzai, Zhuhai, China


3.All applicants must record a DVD of their performance attached to documents below: 

- a photo ( passport standard ) marked with the applicant' s name (in pinyin, English or Roman transliteration) and the month and year of birth. This photo should be the same as the one uploaded to the application system. 


4.Please mail the DVD and documents to: Zhuhai International Mozart Competition for Young Musicians Office, University Mozarteum Salzburg, Mirabellplatz 1, A-5020, Salzburg, Austria

Please mail it before 25 April, 2019 (by GMT+8 23:59). Postmark date on the envelope will be regarded as the sending date.


5.Applicants have the responsibility to ensure the materials can be well received by the Competition Office before pre-selection. The organizers will accept no responsibility for loss of documents or DVD in the mail.


6.An application will be invalid if the required documents are incomplete. Mailed materials will not be returned. The Organizing Committee will strictly keep all the documents submitted by the applicants confidential, and at the same time reserves the right to ask for any supplementary document(s).


7.The application fee is non-refundable.