Only candidates selected on video will be admitted to public events




1st Audition               

Duration of the program : 30-35 min.

1. One Prelude and Fugue of J.S. Bach’s well-tempered Clavier.
2. Three studies : one of F. Liszt, one of F. Chopin and one of the 20th or 21th century.
                                       The Jury chooses one study.The contestants will be told of this choice one hour before they give their performances.
3. A work of your choice.



Duration of the program : 50 min.              8 Contestants

1. An unpublished set work of 5 min especially written for the competition.
                                        The score of this work will be sent to candidates after the selection on video exams.
2. Free program



3 contestants
One of the five concertos by L. v. Beethoven

The proposed works may appear only once in the program of a candidate.



Admission Requirements



The André Dumortier International Competition is open to all pianists, irrespective of nationality, born after September 08, 1992.
The laureates of the previous sessions may no longer take part.



Fill the 2018 online entry form including:
- A photocopy of the identity card or passport
- A detailed CV
- A recent black and white photograph
- A letter of application in French or in English
- A copy of the proof of payment of the registration fee
- Recording VIDEO per link (s) YouTube a 30 min program. max. comprising :
         a. 1 Study of F. Chopin
         b. 1 Prelude and Fugue of J.S. Bach’s well-tempered Clavier
         c. 1 Work of your choice

The works presented on VIDEO may include the contest program of events.
Registration will be final upon receipt of all documents.

The applications are to be send at the latest by June 01, 2018


Registration Fee

100 EUR (non-refundable) to be transferred by international bank transfer to:           

IBAN : BE04 3630 1189 1331 
Banque : ING Belgique sa, rue de Condé, 45 à 7900 LEUZE-EN-HAINAUT.
With the mention "no cost to the beneficiary"

Participation in the contest is validated upon receipt of the registration fee.



The applications and video recordings will be submitted to the Competition’s Artistic Committee.
Each of the successful applicants will be informed in a letter posted no later than 2nd July 2018.
The score of the set work will be included in this mail.
The successful applicants who require a visa will receive an official invitation upon request.
A candidate admitted to participate in public events is committed to participate effectively in these events.



Unfolding of Competition



The contestants must come and participate in the drawing that will determine the order of passage on Saturday 08th September 2018 at 3.00 pm at the Town Hall of Leuze-en-Hainaut.
There will be a meeting with the composer of the set work at the end of this draw.



The 1st event and ½ Final will take place in the Grande Salle de l’Hôtel de Ville (Town Hall) of Leuze-en-Hainaut.
The Final takes place in the Collegate Church of St. Pierre of Leuze-en-Hainaut.



1st Audition : On Sunday 09th and Monday 10th September 2018
Semi-Final : On Tuesday 11th and Wednesday 12th September 2018
Final : On Saturday 15th September 2018
The finalists will be accompanied  by the orchestra of the Chapelle Musicale de Tournai under the direction of Philippe Gérard, Professor of conducting at the royal Conservatory in Brussels.
Orchestral rehearsal : On Friday 14th 2018
Short rehearsal before concert: On Saterday15th 2018

The three prize-winners will give a recital of official reception within the framework of the Festival of Wallonie-Hainaut on Thuesday 18th 2018.






The Jury is chaired by Michel Stockhem, Director of ARTS2 (Royal Conservatory in Mons).
It is made up of figures of the international musical world.
If one member of the Jury is or was a contestant’s teacher, he/she will not participate in the vote.
Any members of the Jury who are in any way related to a contestant, by blood or by marriage and to the fourth degree, must also not vote upon this contestant’s performance.





1st Prize  : "Grand Prix International André Dumortier" : 8.000 EUR

He will receive a proposal for commitment for a concert with the Orchestra of the Chapelle Musicale de Tournai.

2nd Prize  : "Prix Michel Hallynck" : 5.000 EUR
3rd Prize :  3.000 EUR
Special Prize : 1.000 EUR

(awarded to the best interpretation of the compulsory piece performed in the Semi-Final)

The winners will be offered various engagements.
The Jury has the right not to award prizes.
The proclamation of the results and the giving of awards will take place at the end of the Final.
The "Prix Spécial" may be awarded to any semi-finalist. They must therefore all be present at the prize giving ceremony. In the absence of a winner, the prize will be forfeited.





The contestants indicates on the entry form the duration of each work of their programme on the registration form .
The repeats are up to the contestant’s choice.
Works presented must be performed by heart except for the work imposed in the second round.
The Artistic Committee and the Jury have the right to ask the contestants to provide some of the scores.
All auditions are open to the public and can be recorded and partially or completely broadcasted by simple request of the organizer of the competition. For all radio and TV broadcasts, both in Belgium and abroad, the contestant transfers all interpretation rights for the performances at the Competition. 
The winners will be offered various engagements.
The decisions of the panel are final.
In the event of dispute, the French text prevails.