The piano competition “Andrée Charlier” is accessible to pianists respecting the following conditions:


Students from Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth cannot take part in the “Andrée Charlier” competition.


Pianists who have already participated in a previous edition of the competition “Andrée Charlier”, who haven’t obtained the first prize, are authorised to present themselves, with a new programme, if they still meet the conditions of article 1.


enrolment fees are fixed at 50€ for the ACA level and 75€ for both the Bachelor and Master Degree, to be paid on the “Andrée Charlier” competition’s account BE 91 0017 4421 3176 with the reference “Concours + the candidate’s name + Level”. A discount of 10€ is offered for all enrolments before June 30. Registration fees will not be refunded except in case of cancellation of the competition.


candidates are invited to return their enrolment forms together with an id-format photograph by email to the following address by September 30, 2019 (up until this date, candidates are free to change their programme).

The following documents must be annexed to the enrolment form:


confirmation of your participation will only be effective when registration fees are paid. Applications will be confirmed by the secretariat.


the competition is open to the public


the competition reserves the rights to all photography, recording and broadcasting rights of all the competition’s performances.


the jury reserves the right to limit the performances of candidates according to the amount of participants.


If a candidate is or was the student of a member of the jury, the latter cannot mark the candidate.


the Piano competition will be held on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 October 2019, in the premises of the Conservatoire Arthur GRUMIAUX (1, rue Biarent à 6000 Charleroi).


the candidates’ order of appearance will be determined by the Competition Committee and will be communicated to candidates after the end of enrolments.


The Jury is not obliged to attribute all the prizes.


It is not possible to appeal the jury’s decisions nor the Andrée Charlier competition rules and regulations. The Andrée Charlier competition is sovereign to decide for all issues that may not be present in the rules and regulations.


the competition attributes the following prizes:

The first laureate of MASTER level will have a contract for the performance of a piano and string concerto with the Namur Chamber Orchestra, on 21 April 2020 in the Palais des Beaux Arts in Charleroi. This will wind up the 19-20 Season of Midday Concerts in the Palais des Beaux Arts in Charleroi.


Prizes are distributed at the end of the competition in the premises of the Conservatoire. All prize-winners are invited to collect their prize in person.


the Competition reserves the right to modify the date of the event or to cancel the event or a level if it is estimated that the amount of candidates is insufficient.


taking part in the competition means adhering to the rules and regulations of the competition


the rules and regulations are published in French, Dutch, English and in German. In case of dispute, the French version is to be applied.