Rules of the XXV Benidorm Music Competition organised by the Benidorm Town Hall.

Sofía Ferrandiz


 The competition is open to all students enrolled in the Active modality in the piano speciality in the XXXV Benidorm International Music Course.



Send a video recording of between 15 and 20 minutes with a free programme, not manipulated and made in a single take, no older than one year from the date of the competition, which will be the 3rd of July 2024, before the 10th of June at 23.59 hours to cursomusica2024@gmail.com.

The list of students who pass to the final phase will be published on the website of the Benidorm International Music Course on the 17th of June.


In this final phase, 3 finalists chosen from the preliminary phase will perform a free programme of a maximum of 25 minutes, consisting of one or more works of different styles. The presentation of independent movements will be allowed.

The candidates will communicate the programme to be performed to cursomusica2024@gmail.com before 23:59 on 25 June 2024.

The Jury will value the variety of styles and periods, as well as the difficulty of the repertoire presented. All works must be published and the performance of the contestants’ own works (except for cadences) will not be allowed.

Complete repetition of the same programme in both phases of the competition will not be accepted.

The finalists will perform the programme from memory in the final phase, except for the repertoire after 1950.

The Jury may interrupt a performance that exceeds the maximum time stipulated for the test.


The order of performance of the finalists will be determined by drawing lots the day before the final.

The organisers reserve the right to record and broadcast the competition by the appropriate means at each and every stage without any remuneration or royalties being paid to the contestants. Any other recording must be authorised by the competition organisers.

Each participant will have a 25-minute rehearsal at the competition venue and in the same order of performance.

Candidates must use original material.

Participation in the competition implies acceptance of these rules by the candidates.


The panel will be made up of teachers from the Course as well as teachers and/or soloists of recognised prestige and its composition will be made public before the final exam is held. The panel’s decision will be final. The panel may declare a prize void.


First Award: Special Prize “Ajuntament de Benidorm” endowed with a prize of 1000 € which includes the performance of the inaugural concert of the Cycle “Classics at 9 o’clock” to be held in Benidorm in July 2025, 200€ voucher from “Editorial Piles” and an accredited diploma.

Second Award: “Servigroup” Prize which includes free board and lodging during the XXXVI International Music Course of Benidorm in 2025, 200€ voucher from “La Musa Instrumentos” and a diploma.

Third Award: Benidorm International Music Course Award which includes free registration for the XXXVI Benidorm International Music Course 2025 and a diploma.

Audience Award: Gift set of “La Musa Instrumentos”.