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The competition is open to contestants of all nationalities. Contestants must be no older than 18 years of age as of June 1st 2024*. 


Contestants will be divided into three categories as follows:


Category A: Ages 10 and younger

Category B: Ages 11-14

Category C: Ages 15-18


* Valid documentation is required as proof of eligibility. First prize winners in each category will be ineligible to compete in the same category in future editions of the competition.


Repertoire Requirements:


Contestants are free to perform their choice of repertoire, however, presenting pieces of contrasting character is encouraged.


All works must be performed by memory, and repeats may be omitted at the discretion of the contestant.


The maximum total performance time for each category, not to be exceeded, is as follows:


Category A: Maximum 5 minutes

Category B: Maximum 10 minutes

Category C: Maximum 15 minutes


Contestants are required to provide a scanned copy of the music with their application.


Video & Application Submission Requirements:

  • Videos must be uploaded to YouTube, with privacy set to “Unlisted” and comments disabled.

  • Contestants must check video privacy settings to ensure playability before submitting, as unplayable videos will be cause for disqualification.

  • Links for each video recording will be submitted within the online application.\\

  • If multiple works are performed, separate videos must be uploaded for each work.

  • Videos must be unedited; any evidence of audio or video modification will result in disqualification.

  • The contestant’s face and hands must be clearly visible throughout the recording.

  • The video recordings must not have been previously published, they must not be of previous public performances, and they must not have been filmed more than 3 months prior to the submission of the application.

  • Videos must be in horizontal orientation, on a fixed camera angle (the use of a tripod is advised).

  • Titles, fade-outs, or video transitions must not be present in the video.

  • The title of the video recording must appear on YouTube in this format:

    • Full name of the composer – Title of composition – Number and title of movement

  • Within the description section, contestants must enter the following information:

    • Contestant’s Full Name – City, Country – Competition Category

    • 2024 Settenote Online Piano International Competition



In addition to the YouTube links, contestants should be ready to submit the following with the online application:

  1. A high-resolution professional picture (at least 300 dpi, max 5 MB).

  2. A photo of an official identification document (passport, drivers license, birth certificate; max file size 5MB)

  3. Complete titles of all works performed – please mark “(female composer)” alongside the composer’s full name on the application form for any works written by female composers.

  4. Links to uploaded scores of each work performed. Separate links must be provided for each work performed. Scores must be uploaded to Google Drive or Dropbox, and contestants must ensure that scores are accessible to the jury. Contestants must be able to prove ownership of the uploaded scores.


Registration Fees:

Registration fees will be paid via credit card, directly on the Application page. Registration Fees are non-refundable.



To register, contestants must complete the online application and pay the registration fee. Registrants should enter onto the application their full names, the complete titles of all works performed, as well as links to scanned copies of music scores and video recordings of all works performed. Incomplete applications will result in disqualification.



Deadline for submission of applications is 11:59pm Eastern Standard Time on June 1st, 2024, but submissions prior to that date are encouraged. The competition will be limited to the first 150 registrants.


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