FAQ

Screening Round
For Solo Division Competitions: Please submit by 1st June 2020 a video recording of one piece of your performance.
(The video recording need not be the selected competition piece, and can be a recent recording of not more than 6 months old)
Repertoire & Duration
NO CATEGORY REPERTOIRE & DURATION
VIOLIN SOLO COMPETITION
A1 Children Category Free choice. 1 piece to maximum 4 minutes.
A2 Junior A Category Free choice. 1 piece to maximum 5 minutes.
A3 Junior B Category Free choice. 1 piece to maximum 6 minutes.
A4 Youth Category Free choice. 1 piece to maximum 8 minutes.
A5 Young Artist Category Set piece. Maximum 10 minutes.
A6 Open Category Free choice. 1 piece to maximum 8 minutes.
VIOLA SOLO COMPETITION
B3 Junior Category Free choice. 1 piece to maximum 6 minutes.
B4 Youth Category Free choice. 1 piece to maximum 8 minutes.
B5 Young Artist Category Set piece. Maximum 10 minutes.
CELLO SOLO COMPETITION
C1 Children Category Free choice. 1 piece to maximum 4 minutes.
C2 Junior A Category Free choice. 1 piece to maximum 6 minutes.
C3 Junior B Category Free choice. 1 piece to maximum 5 minutes.
C4 Youth Category Free choice. 1 piece to maximum 8 minutes.
C5 Young Artist Category Set piece. Maximum 10 minutes.
C6 Open Category Free choice. 1 piece to maximum 8 minutes.
PIANO SOLO COMPETITION
P1 Children Category Free choice. 1 piece to maximum 4 minutes.
P2 Junior A Category Free choice. 1 piece to maximum 5 minutes.
P3 Junior B Category Free choice. 1 piece to maximum 6 minutes.
P4 Youth Category Free choice. 1 piece to maximum 8 minutes.
P5 Young Artist Category Set piece. Maximum 10 minutes.
P6 Open Category Free choice. 1 piece to maximum 8 minutes.
WOODWINDS SOLO COMPETITION
W1 Children Category Free choice. 1 piece to maximum 4 minutes.
W2 Junior A Category Free choice. 1 piece to maximum 5 minutes.
W3 Junior B Category Free choice. 1 piece to maximum 6 minutes.
W4 Youth Category Free choice. 1 piece to maximum 8 minutes.
W5 Young Artist Category Set piece. Maximum 10 minutes.
W6 Open Category Free choice. 1 piece to maximum 8 minutes.
CHAMBER MUSIC & INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLE COMPETITION
D Chamber Category Free choice. 1 piece to maximum 7 minutes.
E Instrumental Ensemble Category Free choice. 1 or 2 pieces to maximum 10 minutes.
F Chamber Open Category Free choice. 1 piece to maximum 7 minutes.
G Instrumental Ensemble Open Category Free choice. 1 or 2 pieces to maximum 10 minutes.
The piece should fit within the required duration (Your piece can be less than the duration. However, a fee applies if the piece exceeds time limit). For Children, Junior, Youth and Open Solo Categories, the repertoire is free choice. Only Young Artistic Category is required to perform the set piece.
Category & Age Limit
Competing members cannot exceed the indicated age limit of each category as of 1st August 2020.
Example: Children Category (1/8/2012 or later).
Solo Final Competition
Solo Final Competition will be held on 22th – 24th August in Singapore.
String & Woodwind participants are required to arrange their own accompanists.
Chamber Music & Instrumental Ensemble Competition
It is not required to send in a performance video with your registration. There is only one live round for Chamber Music Competition.
Submit Online For Registration
  1. Completed online Registration Form
  2. Picture of individual or Ensemble Group
  3. A photo copy of participant’s Identity Card or Birth Certificate (JPG file)
  4. Screening Round Recording (For Solo Category Competition only)
  5. Registration Fee
    * Please state participant name on the payment slip.
    * Email a copy of payment slip to info@srimf.sg.
Competition Results
Results of Final Competition will be announced on the same day after competition, Please check SRIMF Website and Facebook page for updates and announcements.
Award Ceremony / Gala Concert
Winners must be represented at the Award Ceremony on 24th August 2020 to receive certificate and award.
One representative of the Ensemble can collect on the group’s behalf.
Selected Top Prize Winners who will perform in the Gala Concert will be contacted via phone.
Award & Gala Concert Venue: Singapore Conference Hall

Rules and Regulations

  • Musicians of all nationalities worldwide may apply up to four competition divisions.
  • Kindly noted there will be only ONE live Competition in this 2020 for Soloist Categories and Chamber & Instrumental Categories.
  • Finalist from soloist category Preliminary Round will compete in Singapore for the Finals in August 2020.
  • If applying for more than one division, applicants must complete separate applications and pay the required fee for each individual division.
  • Piano accompaniment is a required for the Soloist Live competition.
  • All applicants may apply in categories where they are under the minimum age limit, provided they meet the entry level and requirements.
  • Contestants must have their pieces memorized with the exception of the required Sonata works and Chamber Music. Accompanists are exempt.
  • The order of performances will be determined by the organizers.
  • The Competition Committee reserve the right to cancel any competition category should the total participants are less than 10 pax (For Solo Division). The Competition Committee reserves the right to cancel the Cash Award when there are less than 10 participants in the Solo category.
  • All the submitted video with application must be unedited. Contestants can submit the video via YouTube URL or mail DVD for application.
  • Contestant agree and understand that competition committee have right to use all the submitted material including photos, recordings, videos or any uploaded information in any situation.
  • The committee reserves the right to reschedule the competition in the case of a natural emergency.
  • The jury is permitted to award the same ranking to several contestants. In the event of a tie, the jury may divide the monetary prize equally between the prizewinners.
  • The jury retains the right to stop any performance without objection from the contestants.
  • Unauthorized photography, audio, and/or video recordings are strictly prohibited. The committee reserves the sole right to record and document the competition. The committee also has the right to release any recordings (such as DVDs, CDs, etc.) for publicity or commercial purposes without seeking further approval from the contestants or making payments of any kind to them. The contestants agree that all copyrights of these recordings belong to the Competition Committee.
  • Contestants must take appropriate actions to ensure the safety of their musical instruments, bows, and personal belongings (such as luggage, personal effects, money, and musical accessories).
  • The committee reserves the right to make changes to the rules and regulations, and all supporting materials relating to the competition at any time without further notice.
  • Festival Masterclass are available for participate with international jury and availability is on first-come-first-served basis. Registration will start on 1st March 2020.

* Updated on 10th December 2019.