FAQ for Participants

Where do I have to transfer the money? Until when?

The participants must transfer the registration fee of EUR 100,00 to the account of the organizer.
IBAN: DE04 2505 0000 0101 0550 10
The money has to be transferred until July 4, 2021.

Until when can I change my repertoire?

On August 25, 2021 the repertoire must be finally confirmed. It is fine if you tell us all the changes collectively on that day. 


How should I play the repititions?

Concerning the repetition, you should be guided by how you would play it on stage.


When will I receive the theme for the recital?

The theme will be communicated on August 9, 2021, it will be selected by cooperating concert and festival organizers together with the artistic directors.


When do I have to submit my program for the recital?

The program should be submitted no later than August 25, 2021, along with an explanation suitable for publication in the program booklet (600-900 characters). Further information will be sent directly to the participants.


When do I have to arrive in Hannover?
Probably on September 19, 2021. Under pandemic conditions there will be a 5-day-quarantine. After 5 days all participants will be tested and are exempt from quarantine with a negative result.
All participants must register in person at the competition office in Hanover on September 25, 2021.


How many rehearsels are possible per round?
Preliminary round I: The acoustic rehearsal in the hall is 20 min.
Preliminary round II: One rehearsal with pianist in a rehearsal room
Semifinal I: 50 min. rehearsal, 30 min. sound check, both with Camerata Bern
Semifinal II: At least 1 hour solo/duo rehearsal, 50 min. quartet rehearsal
Final: 1 hour rehearsal, 30 min. sound check, both with the NDR Radiophilharmonie


When will the performance order be announced?
The order will be drawn on September 26, 2021.


Will travel expenses be reimbursed?
All participants are entitled to a travel allowance. Reimbursement will be made upon presentation of travel documents in Hanover. The amount of reimbursement will be equal to the lowest-priced air or rail connection between the point of departure/start and Hanover and back, as determined in Germany on June 30, 2021.


Where will I stay during the competition?
Whether we will be able to accommodate the participants in host families this year is still unclear due to the pandemic and will be decided in the course of the next time. The stay for the participants is free of charge in any case.