Note: The Masters Coupe Mondiale category was formally run as the 'International Competition for Piano Accordion.' The competition has program reuqirements between the Junior and Senior Coupe Mondiale divisions.

Special Note: As we continue to develop our digital technology, this year candidates in the Masters Coupe Mondiale category will be required to submit a copy of the Judges music in .pdf format, so that they will be viewable by an IPAD or similar device. As we have much of the Baroque/Classical repertoire already on file, we will advise you which pieces we need you to submit. If you have any problems at all, you are still welcome to bring a printed copy to the Coupe Mondiale and hand it in at registration for scanning by CIA staff prior to your competition category. We are happy to assist you in this process.
  • There is no limit of numbers of candidates from each country.
  • Candidates up to 32 years of age are allowed to enter the competition - year of birth: born 1980 or later. All entrants are required to provide proof of age and nationality (Passport) when they register at the Coupe Mondiale.
  • For full eligibility, please see General Information and Conditions
  • All entries and entry fees will be processed on-line.
  • Entries closed on July 15, 2012.

  • OWN CHOICE PROGRAM: consisting of three (3) or more pieces including one from the Baroque era, one piece to be of a slower, lyrical style* and one piece of a technical virtuosic style**. It must contain at least one Original Work but transcriptions may also be used. Individual movements from cyclic works are acceptable.
     * Examples of the slower, lyrical style: Kalina Krasnaia by Semionov, Romance by Angelis, Vocalise by Rachmaninov, Aria by Bach etc...
    ** Examples of the technical virtuosic style: Caprice by Paganini, a fast Sonata by Scarlatti, Finale of 1st Sonata by Kusjakov etc...
  • Competitors must present themselves as artists to an audience; presentation, dress and stage-craft all being important.
  • Playing time: minimum 15 minutes to maximum 20 minutes playing time. Failure to observe minimum or maximum playing time will result in a mark penalty.

  • 1st Prize: 800 Euro
  • 2nd Prize: 500 Euro
  • 3rd Prize: 300 Euro
  • All candidates will receive a Diploma of Participation.
  • National member associations are requested to offer concerts or a tour for the 1st Prize Winners.
  • All winners must be present in person at the Awards Ceremony in appropriate attire suitable for press coverage and publicity appearances. In case of absence, the prize may be accepted by a delegate of their country or the Diplomas will be mailed by the Secretariat.

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