“AMADEUS“, the international Mozart competition for young pianists up to 11 years old was founded to salute the genius Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart who performed in Brno at the Reduta theatre on 30th December 1767 at the age of 11.
Competion Dates for the 25th AMADEUS Competition
Competition: 7th and 8th November 2019 - Besední dům, Komenského nám. 8., Brno
Winners‘ Concert: 9th November 2019 - Besední dům, Komenského nám. 8., Brno
Time limits and categories
The competition has one round. It is not compulsory to be a student at a music school or
institution. Participants are categorised according to year of birth. If less than 5 participants enroll
to category I, it will be merged with category II.
I.2013 and younger 2 - 4 minutes
II. 2012 2 - 4 minutes
III. 2011 3 - 5 minutes
IV. 2010 3 - 5 minutes
V. 2009 5 - 8 minutes
VI. 2008 5 - 8 minutes
At least one composition by W. A. Mozart, eventually other compositions by different
authors who were contemporaries of Mozart.
Time limits must be strictly observed. If a competitor play one longer composition, (for
example, Mozart Variations), time limit may be extended by 30 seconds in categories I – III
and 1 minute in categories IV to VI.
Works for solo piano are permitted. It is compulsory to play from memory. The number of
works played is unlimited.
Playing by memory is mandatory
The jury grants these prizes in each category: 1st, 2nd and 3rd place and Honourable Mention
All prizes can be shared upon the jury’s recommendation or some might be skipped. All
contestants who win one of the prizes receive a diploma, gifts and the title of a laureate.
First, second and third prize winners will perform at the concert of winners.
The jury may decide to award these special prizes:
The prize of the governor of South Moravia, Bohuslav Simek, for the absolute winner of
The Mayor of Brno’s prize for best interpretation of a work by W.A Mozart.
The prize of the mayor of Brno-Žabovresky for the best Czechcompetitor.
The prize of the mayor of Brno-Centre for the best competitor fromBrno.
The prize of the mayor of Brno-Žebětín for the best performance within categories I –III.