14th International Mozart Competition Salzburg
Piano 5 - 11 February 2020
General Terms and Conditions

    These General Terms and Conditions (the “GTC”) apply to the application and participation at the International Mozart Competition Salzburg (the “Competition”) organized by the University Mozarteum Salzburg.
    By submitting an application all applicants agree to these GTC and accept them as binding.
    1. Registration
      Registration deadline: 19 August 2019
      Eligibility: Musicians of all nations born during or after 1988 are eligible to apply for the Competition. All competition rounds are accessible by the public.
      Applications have to be submitted online and will be opened during the early months of 2019. The online application form to be used exclusively for all registrations can be found at the following link: http://www.uni-mozarteum.at/de/kunst/mowe/index.php.
      Concomitantly to the online registration all applicants are required to upload a video (containing audio & video). This video needs to have arrived at the Competition administration no later than the registration deadline. By registering for the Competition the applicant confirms that they own or have obtained all exploitation rights/rights of use as well as intellectual property rights in connected to the recording (video). The applicant shall indemnify and hold harmless the University Mozarteum Salzburg from and against anything hereto related.
      The following documents are to be attached to the online application:
      1. A copy of the participant’s passport;
      2. A high resolution portrait photo in vertical format; and
      3. A CV in German and English (continuous text, approx. 1500 characters)
      The submitted video shall serve as basis for the decision on whether or not an applicant will be admitted to the Competition.
      The application forms as well as all other application material are retained by the Competition Office.
      The full online application has to be submitted no later than 19 August 2019. Applications by minors (according to § 21 Abs. 2 ABGB: “[…] Personen, die das achtzehnte Lebensjahr noch nicht vollendet haben.“ – “People who have not yet completed their 18th year of life”) need to be completed by their respective legal guardian.
      The repertoire chosen and sent in by the candidates with their online application is binding. Subsequent changes are not possible.
      By registering, the applicant confirms their adherence to the Competition schedule. Performance and rehearsal schedules that are part of the competition cannot be altered because of personal appointments.

      Video Preselection
      The video for the preliminary round must contain:
      1. First movement of one of the following Sonatas by W.A. Mozart:
        - Sonata c major, K.279
        - Sonata f major K.280
        - Sonata b-flat major, K.281
        - Sonata e-flat major, K.282
        - Sonate g-major, K.283
      2. One of the following piano works by W.A. Mozart:
        - Fantasy and Fugue c major, K.394
        - Fantasy c minor, K.475
        - Rondo a minor, K.511
        - Adagio b minor, K.540 and Gigue g major, K.574
        - Fantasy d minor, K.397 and Rondo d major, K.485
      The videos must be played without interruption and must not be edited in any way.
      Generally, we recommend using original “Urtext“ editions. We expect that all music by W. A. Mozart is performed using the New Mozart Edition: http://www.nma.at/
      Pieces from the preliminary round may be played in the other competition rounds.
    2. Eligibility Requirements
      Musicians of all nations born during or after 1988, who are at least 15 years old are eligible applicants.
      It is at the sole discretion of the jury and pre-jury to decide who will be admitted to the International Mozart Competition Salzburg. Applications that do not meet the requirements of the Competition will be rejected.
    3. Application fee
      The application fee of € 100 must be paid by 19 August 2019. It is payable – without exception – by bank transfer to the following account held with Bank Austria (free of expenses for the recipient):
      IBAN: AT 381100009953258200
      After the registration deadline a refund of the application fee in case of an inability to attend is not possible.
    4. Notification of admission
      Applicants will be informed in October 2019 whether or not they are admitted to the Competition. Applicants from foreign countries can – if necessary – use this confirmation to immediately apply for a visa. Applicants are eligible to participate in the competition after paying the application fee on schedule and receiving the confirmation of admission.
    Participants have to find their own accommodation.
    Participants whose place of residence (or place of study) is outside of Salzburg and who reach the second round of the Competition will receive € 50 per day as reimbursement for their expenses. Students of the Mozarteum University Salzburg are not eligible for these reimbursements.
    Candidates have to register in person at the Competition Office (Mirabellplatz 1, 5020 Salzburg) on 05 February 2020 between the hours of 09:00 – 12:00 a.m. where they will have to present an official photo ID. The order of performance will be drawn by lot on 05 February 2020 and is valid for the entire duration of the Competition Every participant shall draw their own number. Practice spaces will be provided for participants. The first round of the Competition will start on 06 February 2020. All competition rounds are open to the public.
    The decisions about the results of the Competition are made by the jury and are irrevocable and incontestable. Feedback sessions with the members of the jury will be available for contestants who have been eliminated from the competition.
    Chamber music and piano accompaniment will be provided by the Mozarteum University Salzburg. Participants may, however, bring their own piano accompanists.
    String quartet accompaniment will be organized by the University Mozarteum Salzburg.
    The prize-winners will be determined in the final round. The announcement will be made subsequent to the final round. Representatives of international concert and theatre institutions as well as media representatives will be invited.
    1. prize: € 10.000,-
    2. prize: € 7.000,-
    3. prize: € 5.000,-
    Various special awards may be given on a discretionary basis.
    1. Right of withdrawal according to long-distance transactions and information on exercising the right of withdrawal
      After applying to and registering with the International Mozart Competition Salzburg online the applicant has the right to cancel the registration within fourteen days of submitting the application without giving any reason.
      In order to cancel the registration a conclusive statement (e.g. letter or email) explaining the intent to cancel the closed application has to be verifiably sent to the following address:
      International Mozart Competition Salzburg of the University Mozarteum Salzburg, Mirabellplatz 1, 5020 Salzburg, Austria or vie email: mozartwettbewerb@moz.ac.at
      It is required to enclose an international bank account (incl. BIC and IBAN), as well as name of the account-holder and address of the bank.
      The declaration of withdrawal is not bound to be written adhering to a specific format, however it is recommended to use this model withdrawal form.

      Consequences of Withdrawal
      In case of a cancellation of the registration within the 14-day period mentioned above, any related payments that have already been received by the applicant will be immediately, at the latest fourteen days from the receipt of the declaration of withdrawal, refunded – deducting all transaction costs. The refund will be made to the same medium of exchange that was used in handling the initial payment. However, it is possible to explicitly arrange an alternative method of reimbursement, which must not come with any additional costs to the Competition office. For technical reasons a refund to credit cards is not possible.
    2. Other types of withdrawal
      If a written withdrawal is received by 19 August 2019 the application fee, minus all transaction costs and expenses, will be reimbursed. A written withdrawal is required to have enclosed an international bank account (incl. BIC and IBAN), as well as name of the account-holder and address of the bank. For technical reasons a refund to credit cards is not possible. Applicants who wish to withdraw their application are to proceed in accordance with Clause 6.1.
      Deregistering from the competition for personal reasons is possible at all times by sending an informal email to mozartwettbewerb@moz.ac.at. Reimbursement of the application fee after the application deadline is not possible.
    The University Mozarteum Salzburg collects private information of all participants for the competition procedures. The University Mozarteum Salzburg expressly abides by the policies of the DSG, as well as the DSGVO. The University Mozarteum Salzburg informs participants about the data protection policy of the International Mozart Competition as part of the online registration, particularly in regards to the purpose, nature and extent of the elicitation, processing, usage, and deleting of private information of participants that is necessary for the handling of the application and participation at the International Mozart Competition Salzburg; and the participants’ rights as decreed by the DSG and the DSGVO.
    All events and competition rounds of the International Mozart Competition may be recorded by the University Mozarteum Salzburg and/or other parties who have been granted the right hereof by the University Mozarteum Salzburg.
    The recordings may be used for broadcasts (radio, television) and online media in full, partially, and/or in excerpts. They may be aired live and/or at a later time. They may be made available for individual retrieval irrespective of the kind of receiver and they may be made accessible to the public. Other domestic or foreign broadcasting stations may use the recordings and use them live and/or at a later time.
    The University Mozarteum Salzburg reserves the right to distribute contributions at events in sound and/or audio-visual format. The University Mozarteum Salzburg may do so itself and/or have a third party distribute the respective recordings – this may be done in analogue and/or digital sound/picture/picture-sound media, including online platforms and social media, in all formats or procedures known today and/or in the future that may be used for distribution.
    Furthermore, participants of the International Mozart Competition Salzburg explicitly agree to partake free of charge in any documentation, reporting and advertisement undertaken for the University Mozarteum Salzburg and revoke all associated rights.
    Participants of the International Mozart Competition Salzburg hereby agree to be photographed during the Competition and consent to these photographs being used by the University Mozarteum Salzburg, as well as sponsors of the event. All photographs may be used/published by the press/advertisement/ and other departments by the above mentioned parties unrestrictedly and free of charge, as the rights to these photographs are hereby pre-emptively transferred to the Mozarteum University Salzburg.
    By applying to the International Mozart Competition Salzburg all participants agree to the documentation, publication and archiving of all above mentioned contents in all formats or procedures known today or in the future, as well as the associated transferral of rights. Participants are not entitled to any kind of remuneration.
    All candidates of the International Mozart Competition Salzburg are liable to abide by the house rules of the University Mozarteum Salzburg.
    Participating in the International Mozart Competition at the Mozarteum University Salzburg ensues at one’s own peril. Participants are liable for any damage they might cause. A liability of the Mozarteum University Salzburg for compensation for damages is ruled out, unless it is based on intent or gross negligence.
    All participants of the International Mozart Competition Salzburg are required to hold a valid health insurance; accident insurance; and liability insurance. The Mozarteum University Salzburg is not liable in case of accidents or thefts of any kind, nor is it liable in case of damage or loss of personal objects of the participants.
    The legal guardian who signed the contract to participate in the International Mozart Competition Salzburg on behalf of any underage candidate declares consent that the University Mozarteum Salzburg does not provide any kind of supervision of the underage candidate. This particularly applies to the conduct immediately before or after a performance and outside the rooms used for performances. Every application of a minor requires a ‘parents’ declaration’ signed by the legal guardian.
    The legal guardian is liable for any damage caused by the underage candidate. Furthermore, the legal guardian is to indemnify and hold harmless the University Mozarteum Salzburg from and against the underage candidate claiming damages.
    The Mozarteum University Salzburg, and therefore the International Mozart Competition Salzburg, have a strict zero tolerance policy regarding discrimination. Any kind of discrimination – against gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, worldview or ethnicity – is unacceptable and may lead to an exclusion from the competition.
    In case any provision of these GTC shall be invalid, the validity of the remaining provisions of the GTC will not be affected. The invalid provisions will be substituted by replacement provisions that effects the original intent of the GTC as closely as possible.
    Austrian law applies for all disputes resulting from or in the context of the business relation notwithstanding the norms of international private law and UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG).
    The courts of Austria, Salzburg are the place of jurisdictions for all disputes resulting from or in the context of the business relationship and these GTC.
    In case of any possible uncertainty or contradiction between the German and English text of the General Terms and Conditions of the International Mozart Competition Salzburg of the University Mozarteum Salzburg, the German text is legally binding.