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Schedule and Venue

Foto: Michael Reichel

Time schedule Amateur competition

Both competition rounds are public and will take place in the Schlosskirche at Elisabethenburg Palace. The awardees will introduce themselves in a festive final concert with awards ceremony.

The winner will perform on July 4, 2015 with the Meiningen Court Orchestra conducted by General Music Director Philippe Bach.


All times are tentative. Minor scheduling changes may occur.

Saturday

June 27, 2015, 2:30 – 6:30 pm: arrival, registration, organizational matters, information to practice opportunities  

June 27, 2015, 7:30 pm: festive awardees concert of the Children and youth competition with awards ceremony and reception  

Sunday

June 28, 2015, 9:30 am – 5:30 pm: preliminary round (with breaks) followed by announcement of finalists

Monday

June 29, 2015, 2:30 - 7 pm: short rehearsal with the accompanist in preparation for the final round

June 29, 2015, 7:30 pm: Long Night of Piano – public piano session at Hotel Ernestiner Hof

Tuesday

June 30, 2015, 9 am - 1 pm final round with the accompanist on the second piano

during the day: music-themed guided tour and cultural program

June 30, 2015: from 2 pm further competition rounds (Professional competition)  

Wednesday

July 1, 2015, during the day: further competition rounds (Professional competition)

July 1, 2015, 6:30 - 7:30 pm: technical rehearsal for Amateur competition awardees concert

July 1, 2015, 8 pm: festive awardees concert of the Amateur competition with awards ceremony and reception

Thursday

July 2, 2015, during the day: further competition rounds (Professional competition), departure possible (except for 1st Prize winner)

Friday

July 3, 2015, during the day: further competition rounds (Professional competition)

July 3, 2015, 7:30 pm: festive awardees concert of the Professional competition (solo repertory) with awards ceremony and reception  

Saturday

July 4, 2015, starting at 10 am: dress rehearsal for the 1st prize winner of the Amateur competition with the Meiningen Court Orchestra  

July 4, 2015, 7:30 pm: festive awardees concert featuring the 1st prize winner of the Amateur competition and the Meiningen Court Orchestra as well as the winners of the Professional competition; awards ceremony and reception