Competition rules 2022

Oltregiogo Piano Competition

Associazione Musica&Cultura Pentagramma, in collaboration with the Associazione Oltregiogo and Comune di Gavi, organizes the 1st edition of the Oltregiogo Piano Competition.


-1- The competition will take place on 4/5/6 November 2022 at the Civic Theater of Gavi (AL).

-2- The competition is open to musicians of all backgrounds and nationalities and aims to promote musical culture by encouraging young people to study music.

Sections - Categories - Repertoire

-3- The competition is divided into two sections and six categories.  All tests will be public.

Section I – Piano

Cat. A Born in 2014 and subsequent years Free program max.  5 min.
Cat. B Born between 2011 and 2013 Free program max.  8 min.
Cat. C Born between 2008 and 2010 Free program of 10-15 min.
Cat. D Born between 2005 and 2007 Free program of 15-20 min.
Cat. E Born between 2002 and 2004 Free program of 20-25 min.

Section II

Oltregiogo Award Born between 2006 and 1992 Free program of 35-40 min.

-4- Competitors can register for more than one section, but not for more categories.

It is allowed to enroll in a higher category, if one’s preparation is considered adequate, but not in a lower category.

-5- There is no obligation to perform the music from memory.

-6- All the pieces must be performed in their original form and must be published;  no concessions are allowed.

-7- At the beginning of their performance, the competitors must deliver to the jury 1 copy of the pieces on the program.  Competitors will be listened to in order consequent to the letter drawn.


-8- The appointment of the jury and secretaries is the responsibility of Associazione Musica&Cultura Pentagramma.  The jury is made up of renowned professors, concert performers and musicians.

-9- The jury expresses the vote in hundredths, its judgment is final and unappealable; the jury reserves the right to request the candidates to perform all or part of the program presented or to call a further test.

-10- It is the faculty of the jury not to assign the Absolute First Prize, if it does not consider the appropriate level.  The Absolute First Prize is indivisible.

-11- In the event that the members of the jury have relations of kinship or affinity, or in the case of didactic relations in the period prior to the competition with one of the competitors, they must refrain from the discussion and from expressing a vote on the examination of the competitor itself.


-12- Prizes will be awarded in the following ways:

Score 98 to 100 Absolute first prize – plaque and diploma

Score 95 and above First prize – diploma

Score between 90 and 94 Second prize – diploma

Score between 85 and 89 Third prize – diploma

Score less than 85 Participation diploma

Absolute first prizes and scholarships

Cat. A €  50 Voucher to be used at TuttoMusica Taulino in Alessandria

Cat. B € 100 Voucher to be used at TuttoMusica Taulino in Alessandria

Cat. C € 150 Voucher to be used at TuttoMusica Taulino in Alessandria

Cat. D € 200 Scholarship offered by Rotary Club Gavi Libarna

Cat. E € 300 Scholarship offered by Rotary Club Gavi Libarna

Oltregiogo Award € 800 Scholarship offered by Associazione Musica&Cultura Pentagramma

Frydryk Chopin” Special Prize € 100 

for the best Chopin performance, offered by the Comunità Polacca di Torino – Ognisko Polskie w Turynie.

Prize concerts:

At the discretion of the jury, up to 4 prize concerts can be assigned ti the winners of Cat. E and Oltregiogo Award, offered by:

  • Associazione Musica&Cultura Pentagramma
  • Associazione Musicale Clara Wieck Schumann
  • Associazione Novi Musica e Cultura
  • Associazione MoMu (Montaldeo Musica) APS

-13- The awarding of the first, second and third prizes will take place at the end of each category.

The absolute prizes will be awarded during the winners’ concert to be held on Sunday 6 November at 21:00 at the Civic Theater of Gavi (AL).  Failure to participate will result in the loss of the prize.

How to participate and terms

-14- The application for registration must be made no later than 25 October 2022 in the appropriate section “Online application” on the website accompanied by the following attachments:

• Photocopy of an identity document;

• Receipt of payment of the registration fee;

• High definition photo of the competitor.

Registration Fees

Cat. A € 25

Cat. B € 30

Cat. C € 30

Cat. D € 40

Cat. E € 50

Oltregiogo Prize € 65


Terms of payment

Payment must be made by bank transfer to the following coordinates:

In the name of Associazione Musica e Cultura Pentagramma

Bank Carige s.p.a Filiale di Gavi

IBAN IT19N0617548311000000430280


Reason Oltregiogo Piano Competition, Surname Name, Section  Cat.

General Rules

-15- The calendar of tests will be made available online in good time and sent by email to the competitors.  Candidates are therefore invited to inquire by telephone and by consulting the website

Competitors are given the opportunity to try the competition piano at the established times.

-16- The candidate, pursuant to art.  97 of the law on copyright, authorizes (by registering for the Competition) the Associazione Musica&Cultura Pentagramma to record and disseminate on YouTube channels, Facebook and Instagram pages, websites, even partial performances during the Competition, as well as to publish photos on any multimedia platform or brochures or specialized magazines.  Candidates will not be able to make any financial requests or any rights towards the Associazione Musica&Cultura Pentagramma.

-17- Personal information, sent upon registration, will be treated in accordance with art.  13 of the EU Regulation n.  2016/679, laying down provisions for the protection of persons and other subjects regarding the processing of personal data.  The organization of Oltregiogo Piano Competition excludes any other use of the aforementioned information.

-18- Travel and accommodation expenses for participation in the competition are borne by the candidates.  The organization does not assume responsibility for any risks or damages of any kind to people or things during the event.

The registration fee will be refunded only in the event that the competition cannot take place due to the decision of the artistic direction or for reasons related to the pandemic.

Registration implies the unconditional acceptance of this regulation. In the event of any dispute, the italian text of these regulations shall prevail.


Cell 334 9465142 Artistic Director

Cell 347 1099307 Secretariat