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STRINGS SOLO COMPETITION

VIOLIN COMPETITION

NO CATEGORY AGE YEAR PIECE DURATION
VIOLIN SOLO COMPETITION
A1 Children Category Age 7 and Below Born after 01/08/2013 One Piece Within 4 Mins
A2 Junior A Category Age 9 and Below Born after 01/08/2011 Within 5 Mins
A3 Junior B Category Age 12 and Below Born after 01/08/2008 Within 6 Mins
A4 Youth Category Age 16 and Below Born after 01/08/2004 Within 8 Mins
A5 Young Artistic Category Age 25 and Below
Born after 01/08/1995 Set Piece Within 10 Mins
ABRSM GRADED COMPETITION NEW!
A6 Grade 1-4 Category Age 20 and Below Born after 01/08/2000 2 Exam Pieces Within 5 Mins
A7 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.

YOUNG ARTISTIC CATEGORY SET PIECE - VIOLIN 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 Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major, K216
  2. Mozart Violin Concerto No. 4 in D Major, K218
  3. Mozart Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major, K219
  4. Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E Minor
  5. Beethoven Violin Concerto in D
  6. Bruch Violin Concerto in G Minor
  7. Wieniawski Violin Concerto No. 2 in D Minor
  8. Barber Violin Concerto Opus. 14
(B) Violin Virtuoso Pieces:
  1. P. de Sarasate Zigeunerweisen
  2. C. Saint Saens Introduction and Rondò Capriccioso
  3. P. de Sarasate Carmen Fantasy
  4. M. Ravel Tzigane
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VIOLA SOLO COMPETITION

NO CATEGORY AGE YEAR PIECE DURATION
VIOLA SOLO COMPETITION
B3 Junior Category Age 12 and Below
Born after 01/08/2008 One Piece Within 6 Mins
B4 Youth Category Age 16 and Below Born after 01/08/2004 Within 8 Mins
B5 Young Artistic Category Age 25 and Below
Born after 01/08/1995 Set Piece Within 10 Mins
ABRSM GRADED COMPETITION NEW!
B6 Grade 1-4 Category Age 20 and Below Born after 01/08/2000 2 Exam Pieces Within 5 Mins
B7 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.

YOUNG ARTISTIC CATEGORY SET PIECE - VIOLA REPERTORY

Participants are required to play the following list
First Movement of one of the following Concertos:
  1. Bartok Concerto for Viola
  2. Hindemith Der Schwanendreher
  3. Walton Concerto for Viola
  4. F.A.Haffmeister Viola Concerto in D major
  5. F.A.Haffmeister Viola Concerto in B flat Major
  6. C. Stamitz Concerto in D Major No. 1
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CELLO SOLO COMPETITION

NOCATEGORYAGEYEARPIECEDURATION
CELLO SOLO COMPETITION
C1Children CategoryAge 7 and BelowBorn after 01/08/2013One PieceWithin 4 Mins
C2Junior A CategoryAge 9 and BelowBorn after 01/08/2011Within 5 Mins
C3Junior B CategoryAge 12 and BelowBorn after 01/08/2008Within 6 Mins
C4Youth CategoryAge 16 and BelowBorn after 01/08/2004Within 8 Mins
C5Young Artistic CategoryAge 25 and Below
Born after 01/08/1995Set PieceWithin 10 Mins
ABRSM GRADED COMPETITION NEW!
C6Grade 1-4 CategoryAge 20 and BelowBorn after 01/08/20002 Exam PiecesWithin 5 Mins
C7Grade 5-8 CategoryAge 20 and BelowBorn after 01/08/20002 Exam PiecesWithin 8 Mins
* Candidates are allowed to enroll for more than one category.

YOUNG ARTISTIC CATEGORY SET PIECE - CELLO REPERTORY

Participants are required to play the following list
First Movement of one of the following Concertos:
  1. Haydn Cello Concerto in D Major
  2. Schumann Cello Concerto in A Minor
  3. Dvorak Cello Concerto in B Minor
  4. Elgar Cello Concerto in E Minor
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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

AWARDMARKSPRIZE
SOLO COMPETITION
Gold95 & AboveS$300, Certificate & Trophy
Silver90 & AboveS$200, Certificate & Trophy
Bronze88 & AboveS$100, Certificate & Trophy
Elite85 & AboveCertificate & Medal
Excellent Performance80 & AboveCertificate & Medal
Outstanding Performance78 & AboveCertificate & 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

STRINGS / PIANO / WOODWINDS SOLO REGISTRATION FEE
Children & Junior Category
S$150
Youth & Young Artistic Category S$210
ABRSM GRADED SOLO 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, including the full length of the bow.

ACCOMPANISTS

  • All accompanied works are to be recorded with accompaniment.
  • Where an accompanist is part of the performance, they should be in view, although the string / woodwind player should be the main the focus.