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21. Piano Competition by @Pianotaste

Updated: Mar 14




Take part in my next piano competition for free and get the chance to win great cash prizes and  coupons for piano sheet music!

Read in my conditions of participation how you can participate:


Conditions of participation – as of March 7th, 2024

The organizer of the competition is Dr. Elisa Kafritsas (hereinafter referred to as organizer). These conditions of participation apply to the "Piano Competition by @pianotaste".


21. Piano Competition by @pianotaste


Participation in the competition is free of charge.

The participant video (Reel) must be uploaded on Instagram between March 8th to November 17th, 2024.

The participant's Instagram account must be public.


1. Participation


There are two categories of participation:


Category professional pianist: a pianist who is studying or has finished a study in piano at a music conservatory (conservatory, university or equal).


Category amateur pianist: a pianist, who has not fulfilled the requirement of a professional pianist (as above).


To participate in the piano competition it is necessary to subscribe to @pianotaste and to the Instagram account of @oktavcom and @sheetmusicdirect and to the Instagram accounts of the jury members @paulosteinberg, @pianochandesu, @elena.nesterenko.pianist and @blackboxpiano provided that these Instagram accounts have not been subscribed yet.


Repertoire: The participant video (Reel) must show and allow to hear a piano composition (complete piano piece) of Elisa Kafritsas performed by the participant. The participant can choose between one of the following three piano pieces: Sunrise, Starlight (original or ''easy'' version) or Golden Eagle. The compositions are available for free during the 21.piano competition. The piano sheets are available on the homepage: https://www.pianotaste.de/shop with the voucher code: pianocompetition21

IMPORTANT! The voucher code can be used only once!


The participant must be seen in the video: head (filming from behind is allowed if you don't want to show your face), arms, hands with piano keys. No other people may be seen in the video. The video must not be edited.

The video may only contain the two-handed piano piece of the participant. Protected objects such as paintings may not be shown on the video either. In addition, no statements shall be recorded beyond the musical performance nor texts, trademarks or other signs shall be displayed in the video.


The participant video (Reel) must show the following information in the description:

Piano competition by @pianotaste + name of the piano piece + name of the music author: Elisa Kafritsas + participant's category level amateur or professional. NO OTHER TEXT! Use the hashtags #neoclassicalpiano #pianocompetition #pianocover. Additional hashtags are allowed.


The participant video with the piano piece must be posted in the Instagram account of the participant as a Reel in the feed. After posting the Reel in the participant's Instagram feed, the competition Reel has to be posted in the participant's story with the annotation: name of piano piece + name of the music author: Elisa Kafritsas + piano competition by @pianotaste.


Participation in the competition is possible during the period March 8th to November 17th, 2024.


Registrations received after this time will not be considered. Organizer is not liable for technical or other transmission problems of data during registration, unless Organizer is responsible for them.


DEADLINE: November 17th, 2024 GERMAN TIME: 11:59 p.m. Central European Time.


All piano players from 16 years without age limit are eligible to participate. Minors may only participate with the prior consent of their legal representatives (e.g. parents) in the participation and these conditions of participation. Upon request, participant must present the consent of the legal representatives at any time and Organizer is authorized to demand the identification and authorization of the person giving consent the consent, verification and authorization is not submitted within seven days or if it is insufficient, the participant will be excluded from the competition and eventual winnings may be claimed back. The participant must inform the Organizer of his / her age and country of residence by message via the email address of the Organizer pianotaste7@gmail.com.


Only one participation per competition is possible. If from the same participant or from the same Instagram account a second or several videos are uploaded, the participant will be disqualified.


The personal data provided by the participant during registration must be completed and truthful.


With uploading the video and with linking to the Instagram account @pianotaste the participant agrees to the conditions of participation.



2. Exclusion from participation


Relatives or students of the jury are excluded from participation, as well as relatives of the Organizer.



3. Determination of the winners


Each video properly provided has a chance to win. A jury, selected by the organizer, will determine the winners.



4. Prize


The Top 5 of both categories will be posted in the story of @pianotaste with nearly 170.000 follower.


Category professional pianist:


1st place: 100 EURO cash + 50 Euro coupon for piano sheet music of your choice and piano sheets from Arvo Pärt ''Für Alina'' from Universal Edition + Pianotaste winner wristband + certificate + announcement in feed and story on the Instagram account @pianotaste with nearly 170.000 follower.


2nd place: 50 EURO cash + 50 Euro coupon for piano sheet music of your choice and piano sheets from Arvo Pärt ''Für Alina'' from Universal Edition + announcement in feed and story on the Instagram account @pianotaste with nearly 170.000 follower.


3rd place: 50 Euro coupon for piano sheet music of your choice and piano sheets from Arvo Pärt ''Für Alina'' from Universal Edition + announcement in feed and story on the Instagram account @pianotaste with nearly 170.000 follower.


Category amateur pianist:


1st place: 100 EURO cash + 50 Euro coupon for piano sheet music of your choice and piano sheets from Arvo Pärt ''Für Alina'' from Universal Edition + Pianotaste winner wristband + certificate + announcement in feed and story on the Instagram account @pianotaste with nearly 170.000 follower.


2nd place: 50 EURO cash + 50 Euro coupon for piano sheet music of your choice and piano sheets from Arvo Pärt ''Für Alina'' from Universal Edition + announcement in feed and story on the Instagram account @pianotaste with nearly 170.000 follower.


3rd place: 50 Euro coupon for piano sheet music of your choice and piano sheets from Arvo Pärt ''Für Alina'' from Universal Edition + announcement in feed and story on the Instagram account @pianotaste with nearly 170.000 follower.


The prizes to be won are only awarded once. A winner receives only one prize. The prizes can be provided by sponsors, which will be pointed out- if necessary, highlighted- during the competition. The costs incurred by the transmission of the prizes be borne by the Organizer or an eventual prize sponsor. If the prize of the competition constitutes a taxable benefit for the winner, the obligation to pay taxes rests with the winner.


5. Notification of the winners and publication in the ranking list

The winners will be notified via a personal Instagram message. For the transmission of the prize, the winner must provide via the email of the Organizer pianotaste7@gmail.com the data requested by the Organizer (address, e-mail address, bank account details, etc.) immediately, not later than one day from notification. If it is not possible to contact a winner, if he/she does not react immediately (not later than one day from notification) or if he/she does not provide the information requested for the determination of the prize within the period mentioned, his/her claim to the prize shall be forfeited without compensation. In these cases, the organizer can reassign the prize at its own discretion.


6. Manipulation

Any form of manipulation of the competition is prohibited. This applies in particular in the event that the participant does not provide the pianist's performance himself.


7. Consequences in the event of infringements

In case of violations of these conditions of participation or legal regulations by participants, the Organizer reserves the right to exclude the participant from participation. This applies in particular in the event of false information about the participant's person or manipulation of the competition (see no. 5). Exclusion results in the forfeiture of any claim to a prize without compensation and can also take place subsequently with the consequence that a prize can be claimed back. The Organizer expressly reserves the right to make other claims.


8. Rights to content and rules of conduct

The Organizer is authorized, but not obliged, to place the winner videos with the pianist performances on the Organizer’s Instagram stories. In addition, the Organizer may mark the winner posts with the note "piano competition by @pianotaste", as well as the respective placements. The videos may be linked to the account of the winners. The winners can delete the video at any time.

For clarification purposes: The linking from the Organizer’s Instagram account @pianotaste to the video released in the account of the participant is permitted in perpetuity. The participant reserves the right to delete the video.

By linking the video in its own Instagram account, each participant confirms that he/she is authorized to do so as well as to the authorization of the use by the Organizer according to paragraph 1 and 2 of section 7. The participant must effectively obtain any third-party rights required for this. This applies in particular to the rights to the music (musical works and any sound recordings used) and the rights of the filmmakers (e.g. cameraman).

The videos may not contain any political, religious, fascist, discriminating, insulting, advertising and/or illegal content. This also applies to viruses, trojans and other malware.


9. Liability

Organizer is liable without limitation if the cause of damage is based on intent or gross negligence. Furthermore, Organizer shall be liable for the slightly negligent breach of essential obligations, the breach of which endangers the achievement of the purpose of the contract, or for the breach of obligations, the fulfilment of which makes the proper execution of the contract possible in the first place and on the observance of which the contractual partner regularly relies. In this case, however, Organizer shall only be liable for foreseeable damage typical for the contract. Organizer is not liable for the slightly negligent breach of obligations other than those mentioned in the above sentences. The above limitations of liability shall not apply in the event of injury to life, body or health or in the event of fraudulently concealed defects. Liability under the Product Liability Act remains unaffected. As far as the liability of the Organizer is excluded or limited, this also applies to the personal liability of representatives and vicarious agents of the Organizer.


10. Miscellaneous


Solely responsible for the action is the Organizer. Participant fully releases Instagram from liability. The competition is not affiliated with Instagram and is in no way sponsored, endorsed or organized by Instagram.

All recourse to legal action is excluded.

Should any of these terms and conditions be or become invalid, the validity of the remaining terms and conditions shall not be affected.


11. Data protection

The data protection regulations apply.



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