A preliminary judging based on the audio and video recordings will determine who may take part in the competition. These decisions are made by Prof. Barbara Szczepanska, Prof. Georg Schneider and Dr. Lars Wallerang.
By 30th of November 2020, all of the applicants will receive the results of the preselection via mail. All applicants admitted will receive all further details about the competition schedule.
The competitors who will be admitted to the competition, will be contacted in person for the preparation of the Video recording (1st round).The competitors will receive individual time slots allocated by the competition directorship. All Video recordings will be made in the time from 7th – 13th of December 2020. The recordings of all competitors will be put together and presented on 19th and 20th of December online for the jury evaluation. All of the competition recordings will be presented online at the same time.
The competition directorship will announce the decision of the jury on 21st of December 2020. 18 competitors will be invited to the second round in Düsseldorf; with the invitation, they will receive the scores from the commissioned piece by Manfred Trojahn. The competitors who will be admitted to the second round are asked to register themselves in person on 24th of February 2021 at the competition office, with their passport or personal ID and to pay the competition fee of 100 Euro. The order of performance of the competitors will be defined through a draw. The competitors are required to take part in the draw personally.