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PIANO SOLO COMPETITION

NO CATEGORY AGE YEAR PIECE DURATION
PIANO SOLO COMPETITION
P1 Children Category Age 7 and Below Born after 01/08/2013 1 Piece Within 4 Mins
P2 Junior A Category Age 9 and Below Born after 01/08/2011 Within 5 Mins
P3 Junior B Category Age 12 and Below Born after 01/08/2008 Within 6 Mins
P4 Youth Category Age 16 and Below Born after 01/08/2004 Within 8 Mins
P5 Young Artistic Category Age 25 and Below Born after 01/08/1995 Set Piece Within 10 Mins
ABRSM GRADED COMPETITION NEW!
P6 Grade 1-4 Category Age 20 and Below Born after 01/08/2000 2 Exam Pieces Within 5 Mins
P7 Grade 5-8 Category Age 20 and Below Born after 01/08/2000 2 Exam Pieces Within 8 Mins

* Candidates are allowed to enroll for more than one category.

P5 - YOUNG ARTISTIC CATEGORY SET PIECE (PIANO REPERTORY)

Participants are required to play 1 piece either from List A or List B
(A) First movement of one of the following Concertos:
  1. Mozart Concerto No. 20 in D minor K. 466
  2. Mozart Concerto No. 23 in A Major K. 488
  3. Mozart Concerto No. 24 in C minor K. 491
(B) Piano Virtuoso Pieces:
  1. Beethoven Sonata in E♭, Op. 81a ‘Les adieux’ (1st Mvt)
  2. Chopin Ballades No. 1, or 2 or 4
  3. Debussy L’isle Joyeuse
  4. Debussy – from Preludes for Piano Book 1 (Choose 2):
    – Le vent dans la plaine (No. 3)
    – Ce qu’a vu le vent d’ouest (No. 7)
    – La danse de Puck (No. 11)
  5. Debussy – from Preludes for Piano Book 2 (Choose 2):
    – Les fées sont d’exquises danseuses (No. 4)
    – La terrasse des audiences (No. 7)
    – Ondine (No. 8)
    – Les tierces alternées (No. 11)
(Please email us for more information)

ADJUDICATION & EVALUATION

Competition will be evaluated on a 100-point system based on the following criteria:
  1. Technicality (40%) Intonation, Rhythm, Tonal Qualities, Dynamics, and Balance;
  2. Musicality (40%) Phrasing, Interpretation, and Style;
  3. Overall impression (20%) Expression and Overall Artistic Impression.
Each participant will receive Jury’s Comments sheet which aims to offer professional insights into their level of performance for their progression in their music journey.

AWARDS & CERTIFICATE

AWARD MARKS PRIZE
SOLO COMPETITION
Gold 95 & Above S$300, Certificate & Trophy
Silver 90 & Above S$200, Certificate & Trophy
Bronze 88 & Above S$100, Certificate & Trophy
Elite 85 & Above Certificate & Medal
Excellent Performance 80 & Above Certificate & Medal
Outstanding Performance 78 & Above Certificate & Medal
Due to the Covid-19 situation, we will not mail the physical certificate and medal. A Printable/encrypted Certificate will be provided by the Competition Committee. Special request of Printed Certificate and Medals, please contact us after the competition result.
** No cash prize is awarded to categories with less than 10 participating groups.
*** All trophy requests and orders ended on 6 Sept 2021. We are unable to process any requests beyond this date. We thank you for your kind understanding.

REGISTRATION FEE

PIANO SOLO REGISTRATION FEE
Children & Junior Category
S$150
Youth & Young Artistic Category S$210
ABRSM GRADED REGISTRATION FEE
ABRSM Grade 1-4 Category
S$150
ABRSM Grade 5-8 Category S$210

VIDEO SUBMISSION GUIDELINE

Specifications for the video submission are as follows:

  • Layout: Landscape Mode
  • Quality: 1920 X 1080 HD
  • Format: .mp4 or .mov file
  • Audio: Source from video camera or DSLR is recommended 
The entire performance must be one take, without any editing. Recordings must be made no earlier than 6 months prior to the registration dateline.
  • Please tune your instrument before the start of the recording. Tuning does not need to be recorded.
  • Ensure that the video consistently captures the performer and the instrument.