63rd Ferruccio Busoni International Piano Competition

Pre-Selections: 6 - 11 August 2020

Finals: 25 August - 4 September 2021




Due to the global emergency caused by the outbreak of the coronavirus, the registration deadline for the Ferruccio Busoni International Piano Competition has been extended to May 6. Candidates will so have more time and peace of mind for preparing at their best. 


New deadline: May 6, 2020

The 80 for the pre-selections selected candidates will be notified by June 5, 2020.


For applying to the competition, you have to request at the following link, your username and password for accessing the online form > https://www.concorsobusoni.it/en/request-form


For filling out the online application form, you have to insert and/or upload the following data:

· Personal data

· Copy of your passport

· Your biography

· Possibly a receipt of enrollment or diploma

· Possibly a proof of artistic activity

· A recent picture in high resolution


· Your program for the Pre-Selections that should not be longer than 20 minutes and consist of the following pieces:  

a) One étude by F. Chopin (Op. 10 or Op. 25) or one étude by F. Liszt

b) One étude by C. Debussy, B. Bartók (Op. 18), S. Rachmaninoff, S. Prokofiev, I. Stravinsky, A. Scriabin or G. Ligeti

c) One or more pieces of the candidate’s choice



· A video which must meet the following requirements:

Maximum duration: 15 minutes; Maximum size: 50 Gb; Format: MP4.

The recording must be of good technical quality, preferably a professional recording.

The video must be filmed using only one camera from a fixed position without cuts during the performance of a single piece.

The video must have been made no earlier than 12 months prior to the submission of the application.

The recording must be unedited. Do not include titles, fadeouts, or video transitions.

The repertoire will consist of works freely chosen by the candidate. It does not have to be the same as the program chosen for the Pre-Selections.

Only complete works will be accepted. By complete works we also mean the individual études, interludes or pieces that in normal concert practice are played outside of the composed cycle; however we do not accept single movements of sonatas or suites.







Competition Rules

ENGLISH 2020/21



Competition Rules 

ITALIANO 2020/21



Competition Rules 

DEUTSCH 2020/21



Competition Rules 

RUSSIAN 2020/21



Competition Rules 

CHINESE 2020/21