The Competition

Rules and Regulations

1. About

Music Singapore International Piano & Violin Competition is an annual competition organised by Music Singapore Pte Ltd.

 

2. Competition Procedure

There will be two competition formats – physical and virtual. The physical format will be held in Singapore and candidates need to be physically present to compete. The virtual format will be opened to candidates from all around the world and submission of repertoire is entirely online. Candidates will not compete physically.

 

2.1. Physical Format:

There will be TWO rounds for the physical format – video screening and final live performance round.

Video screening round: Registration will end at 11:59pm, 15 February 2022. The video screening round will be held virtually. An online video recording will need to be submitted upon registration via a YouTube URL. It is the candidate’s responsibility to create a clear video recording. The video recording has to be continuous and unedited.

Final Live Performance Round: Results of the video screening round will be announced by the end of February, 2022. Shortlisted finalists will compete in the final live performance round between 12-20 March, 2022. Prize winners from the final round will also be invited to perform at the prize-giving ceremony on 19 March 2022.

 

2.2. Virtual Format:

There will only be ONE round for the virtual format. Registration will close at 11:59pm, 28 February 2022. The online video recording will need to be submitted upon registration via a YouTube URL. It is the candidate’s responsibility to create a clear video recording. The video recording has to be continuous and unedited.

Results of the virtual format competition will be announced on 31 March 2022.

 

3. Eligibility and categories

For both the physical and virtual format, there will be two categories – Open Solo and ABRSM graded. The competition is open to candidates of all nationalities within the following age groups in each category:

3.1. Open Solo Category:

  • Category A (Children): 4-7 YO
  • Category B (Junior): 7-9 YO
  • Category C (Intermediate): 10-12 YO
  • Category D (Senior): 13-17 YO
  • Category E (Artists): 18-28 YO

3.2. ABRSM Graded Category:

  • Grade 1 – 2
  • Grade 3 – 4
  • Grade 5 – 6
  • Grade 7 – 8

3.3. Candidate’s age will be considered from 01 January 2022.

3.4 Candidates are allowed to enrol for more than one format and one category.

3.5 Candidates are allowed to enrol in a higher age group than their current age..

 

4. Repertoire requirements:

The same repertoire requirements apply to both video screening and final live performance rounds.

4.1. Open Solo Category:

  • Category A (Children): 2 contrasting pieces, up to 6 minutes in total
  • Category B (Junior): 2 contrasting pieces, up to 8 minutes in total
  • Category C (Intermediate): 2 contrasting pieces, up to 10 minutes in total
  • Category D (Senior): 2 contrasting pieces, up to 15 minutes in total
  • Category E (Artists): 2 contrasting pieces, up to 20 minutes in total

4.2. ABRSM Graded Category:

  • Grade 1 – 2: any two exam pieces drawn from different lists
  • Grade 3 – 4: any two exam pieces drawn from different lists
  • Grade 5 – 6: any two exam pieces drawn from different lists
  • Grade 7 – 8: any two exam pieces drawn from different lists

4.3. Candidates are allowed to choose the same repertoire for both video screening and final live performance rounds.

4.4 Candidates are required to submit the composer, title and duration of their competition repertoire.

4.5 Candidates who are not performing from memory are encouraged to use Henle Verlag or ABRSM publications.

4.6 Violin candidates are expected to arrange for their own piano accompanists or inquire on hiring a piano accompanist with the organiser at ask@musicsingapore.com.sg. Piano accompanists provided by the organiser are chargeable and available on a first come first serve basis.

 

5. Competition Prizes.

5.1. All candidates who submit a video recording will receive a Certificate of Participation.

5.2. Certificates and voucher rewards will be awarded to First (SGD$150 cash vouchers), Second (SGD$100 cash vouchers) and Third (SGD$50 cash vouchers) Prize Winners for each category.

5.3 Certificates will also be awarded to Honorable Mention winners who are not selected as Prize Winners but have shown promise in their performances.

5.4 Prize Winners participating in the physical format will be invited to perform at the prize-giving ceremony on 19 March 2022.

5.5 Teachers who have two or more students selected as Prize Winners will receive a Certificate of Recognition.

 

6. Registration and fees.

6.1. Candidates are required to register online, click here.

6.2 The registration fee will be as follow:

Open Solo Category:

Category A (Children): 4-7 YO SGD 120
Category B (Junior): 7-9 YO SGD 130
Category C (Intermediate): 10-12 YO SGD 140
Category D (Senior): 13-17 YO SGD 150
Category E (Artists): 18-28 YO SGD 160

ABRSM Graded Category:

Grade 1 – 2 SGD 120
Grade 3 – 4 SGD 130
Grade 5 – 6 SGD 140
Grade 7 – 8 SGD 150

7. Payment.

7.1. We accept PayNow, Bank Transfer, Cheque, Cash, WeChat Pay, AliPay.

7.2 For payment methods, click here.

 

8. Others.

8.1. The competition schedule is solely determined by the organizer.

8.2 Registration fees are not refundable unless the organising committee has to cancel the competition due to unforeseen circumstances.

8.3 The organizer reserves the sole right to record and document the competition. Any unauthorized photography, audio and/or video recordings are strictly prohibited.

8.4 By submitting the registration form, all candidates agree that all copyrights of their photographs, audio and/or video recordings belong to the organiser. The organiser retains all rights to the recorded materials. No payment to the participants will be made for the use of these materials for broadcast and promotional purposes by the organiser and/or its sponsors.

8.5 By submitting the registration form, all candidates authorize the organizer and/or its related partners/sponsors to use their contact information, including for marketing purposes.

8.6 The organiser reserves the right to make changes to the rules and regulations of the competition at any time..

 

9. Judging

9.1. A panel of three judges will judge all categories of the competition.

9.2 First, second and third prize winners will be selected for each category.

9.3 Judges reserve the right to award multiple/no prizes for any of the category.

9.4 Judges reserve the right to interrupt a performance at any time during the competition.

9.5 Judges may present their students, however they will abstain from judging them.

9.6 The judges’ decisions are final and unquestionable. No discussion will be entertained.

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