SEPTEMBER 15, 2020 AT 23:59 PM (EST)


Cat. I (till 8) Sep. 13 €35 Sep. 20 5 min. Sep. 27 Oct. 4 Nov. 29
Cat. II (9-11) Sep. 13 €40 Sep. 27 10 min. Oct. 4 Oct. 11 Nov. 29
Cat. III (12-15) Sep. 13 €45 Oct. 4 15 min. Oct. 11 Oct. 18, 25 Nov. 29
Cat. IV (16-19) Sep. 13 €50 Oct. 25 20 min. Nov. 1 Nov. 8, 15, 22 Nov. 29


  1. The Young Division of the #StayHome International Piano Competition (hereafter referred to as “#StayHome Young”) is open to pianists up to the age of 19 and from all countries.
  2. #StayHome Young is divided into 4 different age categories:
    • Category I: 8 years old (on October 4) and younger
    • Category II: from 9 to 11 years old (on October 11)
    • Category III: from 12 to 15 years old (on October 25)
    • Category IV: from 16 to 19 years old (on November 22)
  3. #StayHome Young will be held on the following days:
    • Category I: October 4, 2020
    • Category II: October 11, 2020
    • Category III: October 18 and 25, 2020
    • Category IV: November 8, 15, and 22, 2020
    • Grand Prize: November 29, 2020
  4. Applications will be accepted from July 15, 2020 until September 13, 2020 at 23:59 PM (EST). No video recording is needed at the time of the application.
  5. #StayHome Young will take place on the Internet by pre-recorded video submission (see “Video Recordings” section for details).
  6. #StayHome Young consists of a Pre-Screening selection* (offline) and a single Round (streamed online) using the same video submitted.
  7. The videos must be submitted using the Video Recording Form and by the following deadlines (see “Video Recordings” section for details):
    • Category I: September 20, 2020
    • Category II: September 27, 2020
    • Category III: October 4, 2020
    • Category IV: October 25, 2020
  8. Among all video recordings submitted:
    • Up to 35 competitors will be selected for the streaming of Category I
    • Up to 25 competitors will be selected for the streaming of Category II
    • Up to 25 competitors will be selected for the streaming of Category III
    • Up to 25 competitors will be selected for the streaming of Category IV
  9. Results of the Pre-Screening selections will be announced by the following dates:
    • Category I: September 27, 2020
    • Category II: October 4, 2020
    • Category III: October 11, 2020
    • Category IV: November 1, 2020
  10. Winners will be announced after the last online performance of each category.
  11. Competitors will be evaluated by an international Jury.
  12. Jury members who are currently teaching (or have taught in the past 2 years) a competitor, will have to abstain from assessing his/her performance(s).
  13. All video recordings submitted will be streamed online at a certain date and time, while jury members watch and listen from different corners of the world.
  14. Even if not required, it is strongly encouraged that compositions are performed from memory.
  15. If requested by the jury members, the competitor will have to provide a PDF file of specific compositions.
  16. By participating in #StayHome Young, competitors give to the Organization all rights to audio and video recordings of any round with no financial compensation.
  17. #StayHome Young Organization reserves the right to make changes to all information posted on the competition’s official website if need be.

* Due to the collaboration between #StayHome Young and EumYoun Competition in South Korea, applicants who have been awarded the First Prize (all categories till the age of 19) at the 39th EumYoun Competition will be granted automatic admission to the final stage of the #StayHome Young Piano Competition, skipping the pre-screening selections.


In order to qualify for #StayHome Young, prospective competitors have to fill out the Application Form and pay the Application Fee by September 13, 2020 at 23:59 PM (EST). Incomplete applications will not be considered. The Application Fee is non-refundable.

Applications must include:

  1. A biography in English of no more than 1,000 characters.
  2. A high-resolution professional picture (at least 300 dpi, max 5 MB).
  3. List of competition Repertoire.

Application fees amount are differentiated for each category:

  1. Category I: € 35 (EUR)
  2. Category II: € 40 (EUR)
  3. Category III: € 45 (EUR)
  4. Category IV: € 50 (EUR)

A copy of the receipt of the Application Fee payment must be sent to



  1. Competitors must send one (1) downloadable video link with a solo program of competitor’s choice for Pre-Screening selection.
  2. The video must be sent using the Video Recording Form and by the following deadlines:
    • Category I: September 20, 2020
    • Category II: September 27, 2020
    • Category III: October 4, 2020
    • Category IV: October 25, 2020
  3. If selected, the same video will be used for the streaming on the competition day.
  4. The Organization needs to be able to download the original files in order to upload and stream them during the competitions days. WeTransfer, DropBox, Box, Google Drive, or similar are strongly suggested. YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook, etc., links will not be accepted.
  5. The video must be unpublished and must have been recorded after July 15, 2020. To ensure that the recording has been made specifically for the competition, competitors have to say “StayHome Young” at the beginning of the video. Competitors are welcomed (especially younger ones) if they wish to decorate the piano and surrounding, or to put a puppet/doll/toy on the piano.
  6. Recordings must take place at home. Grand and upright pianos are recommended. Electric pianos with 88 weighted keys are accepted. If the competitor does not have any instrument at home, please contact the Organization at
  7. Duration of the files cannot exceed the one requested for each category as follows:
    • Category I: max 5 minutes
    • Category II: max 10 minutes
    • Category III: max 15 minutes
    • Category IV: max 20 minutes
  8. The total performance time has to include pauses between pieces (if more than one is played). Files that exceed the allotted time will not be accepted.
  9. Edited video recordings will not be accepted. The video must be taken in one shot, no interruptions during the performance are permitted.
  10. All compositions must be performed in whole. However, single movements from a sonata, or single pieces from a collection, are accepted. Memorization is not required but strongly suggested.
  11. The video must be made by one fixed camera and must show the keyboard and the musician in full view.
  12. Repeats will be left to the discretion of the competitor.