01/06/2020 : application deadline and sending of files
06/07/2020 : publication of the names of the selected candidates
12/09/2020 : drawing and meeting with the composer of the imposed work
13/09/2020 et 14/09/2020 : 1st stage
15/09/2020 et 16/09/2020 : Semi Final
18/09/2020 : Orchestral rehearsals
19/09/2020 : Final and giving of awards
20/09/2020 : gala recital of the three winners
Only candidates selected on video will be admitted to public events.


1 st Audition Duration of the program : 30-35 minutes
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.
Semi final Duration of the program : 50 minutes max. 8 contestants min - 12 contestants max.
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 An unpublished set work of 5 min especially written for the competition.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
Final 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 12 September 1994.
The laureates of the previous sessions may no longer take part.
Fill the 2020 online entry form including :
A photocopy of the identity card or passport. 
A detailed CV
A photocopy of the identity card or passport
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) You Tube a 30 min program. max. comprising :
a. One study of F. Chopin
b. One Prelude and Fugue of J.S. Bach’s well-tempered Clavier
c. A work of your choice
The videos posted for the pre-selection must have been made in the 12 months preceding the registration deadline. They
must be made without assembly. On the image, the plan must be fixed.
The works presented on VIDEO may include the contest program of events.
Registration will be final upon receipt of all documents.
Registration Fee
100 € (non-refundable) to be transferred by international bank transfer to :
Concours International André Dumortier ASBL
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 by e-mail no later than 6 July 2020.
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.

Unfolding of Competition

The contestants must come and participate in the drawing that will determine the order of passage on Saturday 12
September 2020 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 take place in the Church of St. Peter Leuze-en-Hainaut.
1 st Audition
On Sunday 13 and Monday 14 September 2020
Semi Final 8 contestants minimum - 12 contestants maximum
On Tuesday 15 and Wednesday 16 September 2020
3 contestants
On Saturday 19 September 2020
The finalists will be accompanied by the orchestra of the Chapelle Musicale de Tournai under the direction of Philippe
Gérard, hononary Professor of conducting at the royal Conservatory in Brussels.
Orchestral rehearsals
Friday 18 and Saturday 19 September 2020.
The three winners will give a gala recital as part of the Wallonie-Hainaut Festival on Sunday 20 September 2020.


The Jury is chaired by Michel Stockhem, Director of ARTS 2 .
It is made up of 7 figures of the international musical world.
If one member of the Jury is or was a contestant’s teacher (excluding Masterclasses), he 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.


1 st Prize Grand Prix International André Dumortier   8.000 €
The André Dumortier International Grand Prix will receive a proposal for a concert with the orchestra of the Chapelle
Musicale de Tournai.
2 nd Prize Prix Michel Hallynck  5.000 €
3 rd Prize 3.000 €
Special Prize 1.000 €
awarded to the best interpretation of the compulsory piece performed in the semi-final.
The winners will be offered various engagements. The organization of the Competition doesn’t intervene in the conditions
of engagement.
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 Special prize may be awarded to candidate not participating in the final. In the absence of the laureate, the prize will
be awarded to the candidate who has received the second highest grade.


The contestants shall mention on the registration form the duration of each work of their programme.
The repeats are up to the contestant’s choice.
Works presented must be performed by heart except for the work imposed in 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 decisions of the panel are final.
In the event of dispute, the French text prevails.