1. 11th EPTA – Dora Pejačević International Competition for Young Pianists will be held in Osijek from 23rd till 27th of April 2019 in the Franjo Kuhač Music School Osijek.
  2. All young pianists, regardless of the degree and type of training, can participate in the competition.
  3. The competition is divided into four categories:
    • Category A – 11 years and younger
    • Category B – 13 years and younger
    • Category C – 16 years and younger
    • Category D – 19 years and younger, two stages
      Categories are determined by the age of the candidate on the day when the competition starts, April 23rd, 2019
  4. Performances will be held in alphabetic order, starting with the letter O
  5. The awarded participants will be obliged to attend the award ceremony and to perform at the prize winners concert without compensation, otherwise they forfeit their right to the award. The prize winners concert will be held on April 27th 2019 with participants selected by the Board of Judges.
  6. EPTA - Croatia reserves all rights in the event of television or radio recording during the competition, without compensation.
  7. In accordance with the Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 and with the Personal Data Protection Act („Narodne novine“ br. 42/18.), by submitting the application for the competition, the contestants agree that their personal data can be further collected and processed for the purpose of conducting the competition, reporting the appropriate authorities on the competition, as well as for the announcement and reporting on the competition in electronic and print media, on the Franjo Kuhač Music School website and FB page and the EPTA website and FB page.
  8. Applications must be submitted until March 1st 2019 (date on the postal stamp will be considered) by e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    • Application must contain the following:
      • a) clearly filled out application form
      • b) two recent photographs
      • c) photocopy of the Certificate of Citizenship for Croatian participants, or a copy of passport for foreign participants
      • d) 1 letter of recommendation from a piano teacher
      • e) a receipt of payment of the participation fee in the amount:
        • Category A : 40 EUR
        • Category B : 50 EUR
        • Category C : 60 EUR
        • Category D : 70 EUR
          To the bank account of: Franjo Kuhač Music School, Trg Sv. Trojstva 1, 31000 Osijek, Croatia
          IBAN: HR55 2500 0091 1020 2868 0
          SWIFT/ BIC Addiko Bank d.d. Zagreb: HAABHR22
          Participation fee is not refundable.
          Download the application form here.
  9. Participants must report to the Competition Organization Office in the Franjo Kuhač Music School prior to the beginning of their category. They will receive additional information from the organizer in due time.
  10. Daily rehearsals and an acoustic rehearsal in the competition hall will be available to all participants.
  11. Participants will not be allowed to change their program from the one stated in the application. Only original piano works can be performed.
  12. The entire program should be played from memory.
  13. The Board of Judges reserves the right to interrupt a competitor who exceeds the program duration set by the Regulations.
  14. Compulsory pieces by Dora Pejačević will be available in pdf on web site epta-croatia.hr in September 2018.
  15. There shall be no right of appeal to the decisions of the Board of Judges.
  16. By signing the application, participants agree to all terms and regulations of the competition.
  17. In an event of any ambiguities caused by translation, the Croatian text of the Regulations is considered authoritative.