Prizes and Awards
The first prize will receive 8 000 US dollars, the second prize will receive 4 000 US dollars and the third prize will receive 2 000 US dollars.
The first prize will be proposed an offer of several concerts in the two years following the competition, including a recital as part of the annual program of the concert hall of Notre-Dame de Sion high school (Istanbul, Turkey), a recital during the Lisztomanias Festival (Chateauroux, France), a concert at the Gümüşlük International Classical Music Festival (Gümüşlük, Turkey) and a concert at the Ayvalık International Music Academy (Ayvalık, Turkey). The winner might be offered the opportunity to give other concerts, the list of which will be regularly updated on the competition website.
One of the candidates will be offered, within two years after the competition, a recital at the Saint-Bonnet theater (Bourges, France).
Candidates may also be awarded other prizes, such as the Ali Darmar Prize, the NDS Jeunesses Musicales Prize or any other musical prize validated by the competition president and the jury members.
Cemal Reşit Rey Prize
In partnership with the Cemal Reşit Rey (CRR) Concert Hall, Murat Cem orhan, General Artistic Director of CRR will join the Jury during the Final (Friday, November 18, 2022) to award the Cemal Reşit Rey Prize to the finalist who proposed the best performance of the imposed piece from the composer Cemal Reşit Rey.
The Cemal Reşit Rey Prize will be accompanied by a concert offer in the programming of the CRR concert hall.
Prize of the Consul General of France Olivier Gauvin
In partnership with the French Institute of Istanbul, the Consul General of France, Mr. Olivier Gauvin, a trained professional pianist, will join the jury during the semi-final (Thursday November 17, 2022) to award his prize to the candidate of his choice.
The Prize of the Consul General of France Olivier Gauvin, will be accompanied by an offer of residence in France, the terms of which will be specified as soon as possible. A residency program aims to encourage the mobility of artists and promote dialogue between cultures, in France, Europe and around the world.
All prizes will be given at the closing Gala Recital of the competition.