Participants of the competition can be students of European music colleges as well as graduate musicians below the age limit. The age limit for participating is 30 years; exceptions are calculated by the ensemble average age. There is no limit to the number of ensembles entering the competition from each conservatoire.
- Duets in the following instrumentations: string instrument & piano, wind instrument & piano, piano four hands, singing voice & piano
- Trios in all common combinations