Day 1: preliminaries
In the first round every duo performs a programme of 15 minutes. The repertoire is partially mandatory, partially free to choose.
Day 2: 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 3: 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).