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Competition rules

Regulations

Participants of each age group may choose to apply in one or more categories. For example, a participant may participate in one or more solo category, or participate in one of any solo category and one duo category. Instrumentalists may only compete in individual categories, but if participants want to compete for the top three grand prizes, they must participate in two solo categories.

piano

Etudes, choose from another solo category (choose from the Baroque, Classical sonata, romantic, or twentieth century groups).

instrumental music

Choose two works of different periods, any composers.

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Solo Piano and Instrumental

Age Group Category
4-6 years old Young musician I
7-9 years old Young musician II
10-11years old Young Musician III
12-14years old Young Artist I
15-17years old Young Artist II
18 and above Concert Artist group

A. Self Choice Etude Category: Any Composer

Young musician I—One or two pieces, no longer than 3 minutes, any composer

Young musician II—One or two piece, no longer than 4 minutes, any composer

Young Musician III- One or two piece, no longer than 5 minutes, any composer

Young Artist I—One or two piece, no longer than 6 minutes, any composer

Young Artist II-- One or two piece, no longer than 7 minutes, any composer

Concert Artist group--One or two piece, no longer than 8 minutes, any composer

B. Self choice Baroque Group

Young musician I—One or two pieces, no longer than 3 minutes, any composer

Young musician II—One or two pieces, no longer than 4 minutes, any composer

Young musician III—One or two pieces, no longer than 5 minutes, any composer

Young Artist I--One or two piece, no longer than 6 minutes, any composer, fugal portions of the piece must be performed

Young Artist II--One or two piece, no longer than 7 minutes, any composer, fugal portions of the piece must be performed

Concert Artist group--One or two piece, no longer than 8 minutes, any composer, fugal portions of the piece must be performed

C. Self choice Classical Sonata group

Young musician I--One Sonata, no longer than 3 minutes, any composer, one, two, or all movements

Young musician II—One Sonata, no longer than 4 minutes, any composer, one, two, or all movements

Young musician III—One Sonata, no longer than 5 minutes, any composer, one, two, or all movements

Young Artist I--One Sonata, no longer than 6 minutes, any composer, one, two, or all movements

Young Artist II--One Sonata, no longer than 8 minutes, any composer, one, two, or all movements

Concert Artist group--One Sonata, no longer than 10 minutes, any composer, one, two, or all movements

D. Romantic period work group

Young musician I-- One piece, no longer than 3 minutes, any composer

Young musician II-- One piece, no longer than 4 minutes, any composer

Young musician III-- One piece, no longer than 5 minutes, any composer

Young Artist I--One piece, no longer than 6 minutes, any composer

Young Artist II--One piece, no longer than 8 minutes, any composer

Concert Artist group--One piece, no longer than 10 minutes, any composer

Note: Sergei Rachmaninoff’s works count as Romantic works

E. Twentieth/Twenty-first century works group

Young musician I-- One piece, no longer than 3 minutes, any composer

Young musician II-- One piece, no longer than 4 minutes, any composer

Young musician III-- One piece, no longer than 5 minutes, any composer

Young Artist I--One piece, no longer than 6 minutes, any composer

Young Artist II--One piece, no longer than 7 minutes, any composer

Concert Artist group--One piece, no longer than 8 minutes, any composer

F. Self-choice Russian composition group

Young musician I-- One piece, no longer than 3 minutes, any composer

Young musician II-- One piece, no longer than 4 minutes, any composer

Young musician III-- One piece, no longer than 5 minutes, any composer

Young Artist I--One piece, no longer than 6 minutes, any composer

Young Artist II--One piece, no longer than 8 minutes, any composer

Concert Artist group--One piece, no longer than 10 minutes, any composer

G. Piano Duo/Four Hands

a) Piano four-hands group

Young musician I-- One piece, no longer than 4 minutes, any composer

Young musician II-- One piece, no longer than 5 minutes, any composer

Young musician III-- One piece, no longer than 6 minutes, any composer

Young Artist I--One piece, no longer than 7 minutes, any composer

Young Artist II--One piece, no longer than 8 minutes, any composer

Concert Artist group--One piece, no longer than 9 minutes, any composer

b) Piano Duo group

Young musician I-- One piece, no longer than 4 minutes, any composer

Young musician II-- One piece, no longer than 5 minutes, any composer

Young musician III-- One piece, no longer than 6 minutes, any composer

Young Artist I--One piece, no longer than 7 minutes, any composer

Young Artist II--One piece, no longer than 8 minutes, any composer

Concert Artist group--One piece, no longer than 9 minutes, any composer

Note: age group is determined by the average age of the two entrants

Solo vocalist

Age Group Category Time limit
4-6 years old Children Singer I 3 minutes
7-9 years old Children Singer II 4 minutes
10-11years old Children Singer III 4 minutes
12-14years old Young Vocalist I 5 minutes
15-17years old Young Vocalist II 6 minutes
18 and above Concert Vocalist group 7 minutes

A. Children’s group

Children Singer I—one work, no longer than 3 minutes, any composer, any language

Children Singer II—one work, no longer than 4 minutes, any composer, any language

Children Singer III—one work, no longer than 5 minutes, any composer, any language

B. Art Song Group

Young Vocalist I—one work, no longer than 5 minutes, any composer, any language

Young Vocalist II—one work, no longer than 6 minutes, any composer, any language

Concert Vocalist Group—one work, no longer than 7minutes, any composer, any language

C. Opera Group

Young Vocalist II—one Aria, no longer than 6 minutes, any composer, any language

Concert Vocalist Group—one work, no longer than 7minutes, any composer, any language

D. Male Open Group

Young Vocalist II—one work, no longer than 5 minutes, any composer, any language

Concert Vocalist Group—one work, no longer than 6 minutes, any composer, any language

E. Female open Group

Young Vocalist II—one work, no longer than 5 minutes, any composer, any language

Concert Vocalist Group—one work, no longer than 7 minutes, any composer, any language

F. Broadway Musical Group

Children Singer I—one piece from any Broadway musical, no longer than 3 minutes, any composer, English or Chinese

Children Singer II—one piece from any Broadway musical, no longer than 4 minutes, any composer, English or Chinese

Children Singer III—one piece from any Broadway musical, no longer than 5 minutes, any composer, English or Chinese

Young Vocalist I—one piece from any Broadway musical, no longer than 5 minutes, any composer, English or Chinese

Young Vocalist II—one piece from any Broadway musical, no longer than 6 minutes, any composer, English or Chinese

Concert Vocalist Group—one piece from any Broadway musical, no longer than 7 minutes, any composer, English or Chinese

G.Vocal Duo or Trio Group

Children Singer I—one work, no longer than 3 minutes, any composer, any language

Children Singer II—one work, no longer than 4 minutes, any composer, any language

Children Singer III—one work, no longer than 4 minutes, any composer, any language

Young Vocalist I—one work, no longer than 5 minutes, any composer, any language

Young Vocalist II—one work, no longer than 6 minutes, any composer, any language

Concert Vocalist Group—one work, no longer than 7 minutes, any composer, any language

Note: The age group of vocal participants is based on the average age of all participants

Chamber Music

Ensemble (string quartet, piano trio) Ensemble participants’ age group is based on the average age of all participants

Age Group Time Limit
12 years old and under A No longer than 10 minutes
13-18 years old B No longer than 12 minutes
19 years old and above C No longer than 15 minutes

Note: The maximum age of Group A cannot exceed 15 years old, the maximum age of Group B cannot exceed 21 years old, the maximum age of Group C cannot exceed 30 years old.

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  • Time: 2018.07.28 - 2018.08.04
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