A preliminary judging based on the recordings will determine who may take part in the competition. These decisions are made by the competition directorship.
Participants with permanent residence in the Asianpacific area may qualify through the Robert Schumann Competition in Chongquing, China, 2nd to 6th October 2016.
By the end of the year 2016, all of the applicants will receive the results via mail. All applicants admitted, will receive all further details about the competition schedule. They are asked to register themselves personally with ID-Card or Passport at the competition office on 28th February 2017.
The order of performance of the competitors will be defined through a draw. The competitors are required to take part in the draw personally.