Each year since 1985, France's Ecole Polytechnique has been organizing an international amateur piano competition. This event is open to all university students.
The three finalists get the exceptional opportunity to play a piano concerto with a professional orchestra. The finals are public and take place at Ecole Polytechnique's main auditorium in Palaiseau, near Paris.
Applicants for the 31st edition, to be held in Paris in January 2017, must prepare two pieces of their choice and one imposed piece, as well as a Mozart concerto of their choice for the finals.
Update from October 1st. The imposed piece is: Claude Debussy, Toccate de la Suite pour le piano.