Appassionata for Amateurs

Due to the health crisis and for the sake of fairness, the Appassionata competition is postponed to 2023

REGISTRATION - Appassionata Amateurs

Competition's Rules

ORGANIZATION - Appassionata Amateurs

Contact? / +32.494.42.80.05 / +32.497.99.90.96

Bank Details: Lavrenov Music Society asbl - BE33 3631 8257 4046 / BIC: BBRUBEBB

Post address: Rue Général Lens 20, 4360 Oreye, Belgium

When ? From 11 to 17 July 2022

Where ? Les Tréteaux - Rue de la Chinstrée 2 - 4600 Visé - Belgium OR "Online"

Given the health restrictions, online participation in the competition will also be organized (see rules art.5.). Therefore, all participants must prepare a video recording of their program:

  • in case, the competition could not take place live.

  • for participants who could not come to the competition's site.

  • for groups of more than 10 (ten) participants.

Registration deadline ? Wednesday the 01st of June 2022

Registration details ? Participants who wish to register for the competition are required to (see Rules):

  • complete the online registration form (see on top of the page).

  • Send a copy of valid ID.

  • Send a picture of themselves for the competition's catalog (artistic pictures accepted).

  • provide a personal video recording (approximately 5 minutes long) of a work or extract of a work that they wish to play for the competition*.

  • pay the registration fee.

  • meet deadlines.

* The organizers has the right to make a video preselection to ensure the smooth running of the event.

Music styles*In solo or in groups ; classical, jazz, folk, pop, rock, world music, improvisation (in the styles mentionned previously).

*Some specificities may apply depending on your style of music (see Art.24.bis.)

Program ? Own choice program: one or two pieces of a total duration of maximum 15 (fifteen) minutes.

For whom ? All amateur musicians internationally without age limit:

  • who are not enrolled in full musical studies in a institution of higher education for the discipline represented.

  • who have not completed full musical studies in a institution of higher education for the discipline represented.

  • who don't make a living as a musician.

  • mainly students who take lessons in music schools, in non-profit organizations or private.

Groups can be accompanied or conducted by one or more professional musicians at a maximum of 1/3 of the group members.

Registration fee ?

Solo : 50€ in total

Groups : 20€ application fee/project + 30€/participant

Groups of 11 participants and more : 350€/ single fee for the entire group

Prizes ? Recording sessions in a professional studio, photo shooting, diplomas, vouchers for musical material, concerts, honorary awards, etc.

PRIZES & AWARDS - Appassionata Amateurs

10 x "Excellence" Prize

  • Participation in one or more concert(s) in Belgium.

  • A recording session.

  • Appearance on the competition's CD.


"Special Prize"

  • Photoshoots with a professional photographer.

  • Creation of video portraits.

  • Participation in radio broadcasts.

  • Musical material.


"Honorary Prize"

  • Diplomas

  • Musical material

  • Etc.

SECRETARIES OF THE JURY - Appassionata Amateurs

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Philippe Lehaen


Pianist - Director of the Royal Academy Cesar Franck in Vise

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Christelle Knops


Deputy Director of the Royal Academy Cesar Franck in Vise.


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