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Piano Competition Online
« on: March 23, 2021, 10:29:12 PM »
Hello Dear Pianists from around the world  :D

We present the first edition of the Piano Competition Online - the competition that takes place entirely in the Internet.

All you need is to make the best video recording of your performance,
upload it to YouTube or a selected public platform and apply!

There are 11 age categories - in each we give prizes.

The winners' videos will be published on our website.

Please check the details on our website: www.piano-competition.online

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 30th April 2021



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Re: Piano Competition Online
«Reply #1 on: March 24, 2021, 02:21:57 AM »
Before people pay the enterance fee and give you all financial rights to their recordings and ANY other sent materials (RULE 5. DISCLAIMER) you should publish what the prize actually is.

Also I read on the website:
"For the most fair and transparent results the jury members will work independently from different places in the world."

Two of the jury members ARNOLD GNIWEK and DARIA ZURAWLOWA who are also head of the Elena Aleksiejuk Foundation that is hosting this competition are married. Also all of the jury members are Polish.
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Re: Piano Competition Online
«Reply #2 on: March 24, 2021, 04:04:14 AM »
Before people pay the enterance fee and give you all financial rights to their recordings and ANY other sent materials (RULE 5. DISCLAIMER) you should publish what the prize actually is.

Also I read on the website:
"For the most fair and transparent results the jury members will work independently from different places in the world."

Two of the jury members ARNOLD GNIWEK and DARIA ZURAWLOWA who are also head of the Elena Aleksiejuk Foundation that is hosting this competition are married. Also all of the jury members are Polish.

Yeah, but what an exciting opportunity for any skilled pianist!

A structure of multiple levels, pyramidal, even! 

What an exceptional opportunity. 

I believe anyone can win, if they have the ability and will to achieve greatness.
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«Reply #3 on: March 24, 2021, 08:22:38 PM »
Dears

Thank you for your sincere critics, we are going to use it to improve the structure of the Competition. It is always hard to start something new because no matter how you care, you can make mistakes or just you can be judged wrong...
Before people pay the enterance fee and give you all financial rights to their recordings and ANY other sent materials (RULE 5. DISCLAIMER) you should publish what the prize actually is.
We actually gave an information about the prizes. The RULE 7. AWARDS clearly states what the prizes are.

RULE 5. DISCLAIMER Don't understand your disagreement about it. This is a common rule in most of the competitions. The idea is to honour the prizewinners by presenting them on our website. By ANY OTHER sent materials we mean biographies and photos of the awarded contestants which we want to publish on the website together with their video (YouTube link, we do not collect video files). This rule just protects us in case you want a profit from being on our website.

However, if you find this rule inaccurate, we're waiting for suggestions.  :D

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"For the most fair and transparent results the jury members will work independently from different places in the world."

Two of the jury members ARNOLD GNIWEK and DARIA ZURAWLOWA who are also head of the Elena Aleksiejuk Foundation that is hosting this competition are married. Also all of the jury members are Polish.

Yes, as you noticed all the judges are connected with Poland. We don't hide it. And it's true that we work from different cities in 3 european countries. EXCEPT us, two people, organizers, who are married (and again it's really easy to find it in the Internet, although the info about our private life shouldn't be of your interest because it has nothing to do with the fairness of the Competition). We are also those people who run the Foundation, which is not a piece of cake, especially for people from the music world.
It is important for us to do everything that concerns our projects, right. All our intentions are to be able to help other musicians and to give them opportunities. To fight for culture in today's world which pushes it beyond the margins.
The Piano Competition Online is our first project - we started it from scratch, with 0 sponsors. So please think twice before writing ironic comments like
Yeah, but what an exciting opportunity for any skilled pianist!

A structure of multiple levels, pyramidal, even! 

What an exceptional opportunity.

If you don't find it any opportunity just don't take part  :D

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«Reply #4 on: March 26, 2021, 01:33:04 AM »
We actually gave an information about the prizes. The RULE 7. AWARDS clearly states what the prizes are.
7. AWARDS
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The selected contestants may be offered concerts opportunities or invitation to the masterclasses led by our supporters.

All the awarded contestants will be sent Diplomas.


So you MAY be offered concert opportunites and MAY be invited to masterclasses but you be awarded Diplomas? The OR statement that it could be a concert OR masterclass means that we could expect that winners simply have master classes with someone and should not expect concert arrangements.  But this is all under the MAY statment so you may recieve nothing at all but a Diploma which worth is unknown. It feels like this competition should be free of charge and nothing provided to the foundation should become its property until you are willing to offer some kind of renumeration or prize money. You can build a name and trust with the music world first.


RULE 5. DISCLAIMER Don't understand your disagreement about it. This is a common rule in most of the competitions.
I didn't say I disagree with it I said before people enter your competition and give you all their material you should let them know what they are playing for. Your prize doesn't seem alluring enough to give you this material and entry fee, it seems you are benefiting more than the competitors.

Yes, as you noticed all the judges are connected with Poland. We don't hide it. And it's true that we work from different cities in 3 european countries. EXCEPT us, two people, organizers, who are married (and again it's really easy to find it in the Internet, although the info about our private life shouldn't be of your interest because it has nothing to do with the fairness of the Competition).
If I enter a competition I am going to do some research. The website claimed that all jury members are kept separate and are chosen from all over the world, but the members are Polish and two of the members are married do you expect them to live apart for the duration of the competition and not communicate with one another? The competition states this situation that jury are kept separate, it is a condition the competition has applied and advertised will provide fairness, but it is contradictary. There is nothing wrong with married couple judging the event if they do it fairly (eg: make their votes be worth half each) but the competition should not state what it did if this is the case.

It is important for us to do everything that concerns our projects, right. All our intentions are to be able to help other musicians and to give them opportunities. To fight for culture in today's world which pushes it beyond the margins.
I mean this all sounds nice but what do you exactly mean? What opportunity are you exactly giving? You said there MAY be opportunities for concert arrangements for winners. MAY is not a very confident word. What is the diplomas you are offering winners, is it world recognised or just a piece of paper? What kind of concert, an online one due to covid situation? Why would someone fly over to Poland to do a concert given the covid situation? Would they pay for their flights, accomodation, food, it will end up costing them more money (I may not even be able to get back home since Australia restricts the amount of people returning from overseas, I also have to pay for my own 2 week quarantine in a hotel). The concert event would not be profitable (or even possible due to covid) unless you have some large numbers in mind but we have no idea what this concert arrangement entails. Would the competition winners be paid profit from these concerts or perhaps a performance fee, or are they just turning up to play for free?


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