Chopin amateur piano competition. Finally, there is an "audience award" which is given to the amateur pianist who has the most votes from the audience, collected at the final round of the competition. In everyday terms, however, "professional" generally means following that occupation as a means of livelihood or gain, does it not? We are pleased to add a festival which is a non-judged, non-competitive concert hall performance opportunity for another 24 amateur pianists. Maciek Cz 3, forum posts. Personally I think that competitions that disallow those with degrees in music performance come closest to the spirit of the term. Irina Zaritskaya. Kazuteru Hatanaka Japan If someone spends 10 hours a day in the office, and then teaches vintage monocoupe parts for a couple of hours a couple days a week, to me she's not a pro. Webarchive template wayback links. United States. Nicola Ormando Italy From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Read our community guidelines.