Competition scheme

Days 1 and 2: Preliminaries

In the first round every duo performs a programme of 15 minutes. The repertoire is partially mandatory, partially free to choose.

Day 3: Semifinals

Twelve duos make it into the semifinals. The performance takes 20 minutes, consisting of mandatory and free repertoire as well as the commissioned composition.

Day 4: Finals

Six duos compete in the finals. Every duo performs 30 minutes, free to choose repertoire (which may include repertoire performed earlier during the competition).

Note: contrary to earlier editions, the competition starts on Thursday, not Friday!