Thanks for your interest in the International Schimmel Piano Competition. Please read the competitons rules and regulations before applying. Submissions are open till 15 July 2020.

Find out more about the application process and required documents here.


Registration Form

Hinweis: Bitte die mit * gekennzeichneten Felder ausfüllen.

Upload Form


Please upload the following files:

  • Your application video (surname_firstname_video)
    • file format: .mp4 // size: max. 8 GB 
  • A description of both program concepts for the first and for the final round, including the repertoire, one DIN A4 page per concept idea max. (surname_firstname_concept)
    • file format: .pdf // size: max. 500 KB
  • Portrait picture (surname_firstname_photo)
    • file format: .jpg, .png, .gif // 300 dpi // size: max. 5 MB
  • Copy of your passport or your identity card (surname_firstname_pass)
    • file format: .jpg, .pdf, .gif // size: max. 2 MB

Please name all files as specified (surname_firstname_file (e.g. schimmel_nikolaus_video.mp4).

Your submission is only valid upon receiving all  requested files as specified.


Upload files:

Select multiple files on your device and drag and drop them together (not one by one) into the upload form.


Update for pianists applying from China

If you encounter technical problems submitting the registration form or uploading the requested files, please send all necessary information to and upload the files via Baidu Cloud link to