2020 Spore Int’ Piano Competition

 

2020 SINGAPORE INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION

Artist Classes Deadline: 30 Nov 2019

Download Artist Class information and application form in PDF here.

 

COMPETITION CHAIR Yimei Zhang

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Xiaohan Wang    

JURY CHAIR Matti Raekallio/Danwen Wei                  

 

 

DATES: January 14-19, 2020

VENUE: School of the Arts (SOTA), Singapore

AWARDS CEREMONY: Victoria Concert Hall

 

 

  1. 1. GENERAL INFORMATION

 

     a. The Competition is open to pianists of all nationalities.

     b. All pieces must be performed from memory.

     c. In case of a tie, the jury may decide to divide a prize between the winners.

     d. All decisions of the jury are final and cannot be appealed.

     e. Contestants or visitors from overseas may need visas. Applicants should consult the nearest Singaporean Embassy or Consulate.

 

  1. 2. JURY

 

     Matti Raekallio (Finland)

     Finland Pianist

     Professor of Piano at the Juilliard School

 

     Danwen Wei (USA)

     Steinway Artist

     Head of the Piano Department at the Central Conservatory of Music

  

     Gesa Lecker (Germany)

     German Pianist

     Professor of Piano at University for Music and Dance Cologne, Germany

     Teaching at the “International Keyboard Institute and Festival” at Mannes College (IKIF) in

     New York City, USA

 

     Hexin Fan (China)

     Head of the Piano Department at the China Conservatory of Music

 

     Gennadiy Demyanchuk (Ukraine)

     Honored Artist of Ukraine

     Associate Professor of Special Piano Department at National (Tchaikovsky) Music 

     Academy, Kyiv, Ukraine

     

     MA Cong, Andrew (Hong Kong, China)

     Hong Kong Pianist

     Teaching at HK Academy for Performing Arts

     Consultant of Trinity College London (HK)

 

     Ng Chong Lim stm (Malaysia)

     Malaysia Pianist / Composer

     Faculty member of University Malaya

     Teacher of Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (Singapore)

     

3.  APPLICATION FORMS (Send to nanyang_edu@hotmail.com)

    

a. Applications close 30 Nov 2019

b. Once applications are submitted NO changes to repertoire can be made

c. Incomplete applications will not be accepted

d. All supporting documents must be submitted with application form

e. The applicant grants to the Competition the rights to use any and all submitted documents             free of any rights, fees or charges.

f. Application form can be found on the last page.

 

4.  SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS

 

a. All documents must be submitted to nanyang_edu@hotmail.com at the time of application

b. Audition video(s) must meet the criteria listed below

c. Copy of current passport clearly showing all personal details

d. Current professional photographs. Must be 300 dpi resolution.

e. Remittance receipt.

 

5.  VIDEO RECORDING REQUIREMENTS

a. The recording may be a single, unedited recording of the applicant or the application may be made up of separate recordings. In all cases, total time of all recordings submitted must be in the allotted time. And must show the face and hands of the applicant at all times.

b. The video must be made within 6 months of the submission of the application

 

6.  COMPETITION ROUNDS, AWARD

 

  * The 2020 Singapore International Piano Competition consists of two rounds of competition.  

  * Each class selects 12 competitors to enter the final. Committee Officer will inform you by email in the first week of Dec.

  * All competitors are expected to arrive on 14 January, and depart on 20 January 2020.

 

Concert Artist Class

Age 18-35 (born between January 1, 1985 and December 31, 2002)

 

Preliminary (By video)

A video (Format MP4 or AVI) to be submitted with free repertoire, but must include one virtuosic etude by Chopin. Total time limit 10 to 12 minutes.

 

Final

A free recital program of 40-50 minutes duration to include a substantial work. Pieces performed in the preliminary video may not be repeated in this round.

 

Award

Top Scorer:               Trophy + Certificate + SGD15,000 plus 10 concert engagements in Asia

Second Prize:            Trophy + Certificate + SGD 6,000

Third Prize:                Trophy + Certificate + SGD 3,000

Fourth Prize: Trophy + Certificate

Fifth Prize:                Trophy + Certificate

Sixth Prize:               Trophy + Certificate

 

Young Artists Class

Age 10-17 (born between January 1, 2003 and December 31, 2010)

 

Preliminary (By video)

A video (Format MP4 or AVI) to be submitted with free repertoire, but must include one virtuosic etude. Total time limit 7-8 minutes.

    

Final

A free recital program of 15-20 minutes duration to include a virtuosic étude. Pieces performed in the preliminary video may not be repeated in this round.

 

Award

Top Scorer:               Trophy + Certificate + SGD5,000

Second Prize:            Trophy + Certificate + SGD3,000

Third Prize:                Trophy + Certificate + SGD1,000

Fourth Prize: Trophy + Certificate

Fifth Prize:                Trophy + Certificate

Sixth Prize:               Trophy + Certificate

 

7.  Fees

 

Preliminary:

Registration fee for preliminary: SGD 20

    

Finals

Registration fee for Finals: Free
Finalists get to attend the following for free:

*Register

*Master classes observation

            Matti Raekallio

            Danwen Wei

            Gesa Lecker

            Hexin Fan

            Xiaohan Wang

            Gennadiy Demyanchuk

            MA Cong, Andrew

            Ng Chong Lim stm

*Gala Concert

*Award ceremony

*Winners’ concert

   

Bank Detail:

Beneficiary’s Name: Singapore Nanyang Education Research Centre

Beneficiary’s Address: 91 Bencoolen Street #03-04 Sunshine Plaza (Office tower), S189652

Beneficiary’s Bank Name: United Overseas Bank Limited, Singapore

                        Account No.: 3403028655

                        SWIFT CODE: UOVBSGSG

                        BANK CODE: 7375

                        BRANCH CODE: 019

 

For all correspondence and enquiries, please contact:

Ms Grace Zhou

Email: nanyang_edu@hotmail.com  

 

8.  SCHEDULE

 

14 January: Registration
15 January: Finals
16 January: Finals
17 January: Master Class
18 January: Master Class
18 January: Gala Concert
                  Artistic Director, Prof. Xiaohan Wang
                  2019 Singapore International Piano Competition First Prize winner, Liu Ziyu
19 January: Awards Ceremony & Winners Concert

9.  INTERPRETATION

 

a. The Jury’s decision is final and binding.

b. There will be no appeal process and no correspondence will be entered into.

c. The Singapore International Piano Competition Committee reserves the rights of final decision on the interpretation of these terms and conditions at any time.

 

 

Age/Theme Based Classes Deadline: 20 Dec 2019

Download Age/Theme Class information and application form in PDF here.

 

COMPETITION CHAIR Yimei Zhang

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Xiaohan Wang    

JURY CHAIR Matti Raekallio/Danwen Wei                  

 

 

DATES: January 16-19, 2020

VENUES: Alliance Francaise, School of the Arts (SOTA)

AWARDS CEREMONY: Victoria Concert Hall

 

1.   GENERAL INFORMATION

 

a. Age-based classes are open to all pianists except:

        * Full-time piano students of a music conservatory or in a university music department.

        * Piano students of a pre-college program affiliated with a music conservatory or university music department.

b. Theme-based classes are open to everyone, all pianists.

c. All pieces must be performed from memory except the four-hands class

c. Repeats are at the discretion of the contestants

d. In case of a tie, the jury may decide to divide a prize between the winners

e. All decisions of the jury are final and cannot be appealed

f. Overseas contestants or visitors may need visas. Applicants should consult the nearest Singaporean Embassy or Consulate

 

2.   JURY

 

Members of the jury will be published on the website by the end of Nov.   

                           

3.  APPLICATION FORMS (Send to nanyang_edu@hotmail.com)

    

a. Applications close 20 Dec 2019

b. Once applications are submitted NO changes to repertoire can be made

c. Incomplete applications will not be accepted

d. All supporting documents must be submitted with application form

e. The applicant grants to the Competition the right to use any and all submitted documents free of any rights, fees or charges.

f. Application form is found on the last page.

 

4.  SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS

 

a. All documents must be submitted to nanyang_edu@hotmail.com at the time of application

b. Audition video(s) must meet the criteria listed below

c. Copy of current passport clearly showing all personal details

d. Current professional photographs. Must be 300 dpi resolution.

e. Remittance receipt.

 

5.  VIDEO RECORDING REQUIREMENTS

 

a.     The recording may be a single, unedited recording of the applicant or the application may be made up of separate recordings. In all cases, total time of all recordings submitted must be in the allotted time. And must show the face and hands of the applicant at all times.

b.     The video must be made within 6 months of the submission of the application

 

6.  COMPETITION ROUNDS, AWARDS

 

The 2020 Singapore International Piano Competition will consist of two rounds of competition:

 

à  Preliminaries: Contestants with 80 points will be selected to finals. Committee Officer will inform you by Email before 31 Dec.

à  Finals: All selected contestants need to arrive in Singapore for the final round.

   

a. Prizes

·  Contestants who receive 90 points or higher will be awarded First Class Honor Certificate and Trophy

·  Contestants who receive 85 points or higher will be awarded Second Class Honor Certificate

·  Contestants who receive 80 points or higher will be awarded Third Class Honor Certificate

·  Top Scorer + SG$ 300 will only be awarded to the contestant who receives the highest point in his/her class, and with 92 points or higher.

·  Additional prizes will be awarded to: “Best Stage Manners”, “Best Stage Appearance”, “Best Talent”, “Best Potential” and “Best Musicality”.

 

b. Categories

 

Young Children Class A – Age 5 or under (Born on or after January 1, 2014)

Free repertoire. Total time limit 4 minutes.

Top Scorer: Trophy + SGD 300

 

Young Children Class B – Age 6 (Born between January 1 and December 31, 2013)

Free repertoire. Total time limit 4 minutes.

Top Scorer: Trophy + SGD 300

 

Children Class A – Age 7 (Born between January 1 and December, 2012)

Free repertoire. Total time limit 6 minutes.

Top Scorer: Trophy + SGD 300

 

Children Class B – Age 8 (Born between January 1 and December 31, 2011)

Free repertoire. Total time limit 6 minutes.

Top Scorer: Trophy + SGD 300

 

Children Class C – Age 9 (Born between January 1 and December 31, 2010)

Free repertoire. Total time limit 6 minutes.

Top Scorer: Trophy + SGD 300

 

Children Class D – Age 10 (Born between January 1 and December 31, 2009)

Free repertoire. Total time limit 8 minutes.

Top Scorer: Trophy + SGD 300

 

Children Class E – Age 11 (Born between January 1 and December 31, 2008)

Free repertoire. Total time limit 8 minutes.

Top Scorer: Trophy + SGD 300

 

Children Class F – Age 12 (Born between January 1 and December 31, 2007)

Free repertoire. Total time limit 8 minutes.

Top Scorer: Trophy + SGD 300

 

Youth Class A – Age 13 (Born between January 1 and December, 2006)

Free Repertoire. Total time limit 10 minutes.

Top Scorer: Trophy + SGD 300

 

Youth Class B – Age 14 (Born between January 1 and December 31, 2005)

Free repertoire. Total time limit 10 minutes.

Top Scorer: Trophy + SGD 300

 

Youth Class C – Age 15 (Born between January 1 and December 31, 2004)

Free repertoire. Total time limit 10 minutes.

Top Scorer: Trophy + SGD 300

 

Youth Class D – Age 16 (Born between January 1 and December 31, 2003)

Free repertoire. Total time limit 12 minutes.

Top Scorer: Trophy + SGD 300

 

Youth Class E – Age 17 (Born between January 1 and December 31, 2002)

Free repertoire. Total time limit 12 minutes.

Top Scorer: Trophy + SGD 300

 

Young Adult Class – Age 18 to 28

(Born between January 1, 1991 and December 31, 2001)

Free repertoire. Total time limit 15 minutes.

Top Scorer: Trophy + SGD 300

 

Four-Hands Classes

a.   Primary (On or after January 1, 2008)

b.   Middle School (Born on or between January 1, 2002 and December 31 , 2007)

c.    University (Born on or before December 31, 2001)

Free repertoire. Playing from the score is permitted. Total time limit 10 minutes.

 

Elementary Piano Study Class – No age limit

a.   Any two pieces from “Squirrel Pianist” Volume I

b. Any two pieces from “Squirrel Pianist” Volume II

c. Any two pieces from “Bastien” Volumes I and II

d. Any two pieces from “Bastien” Volumes III, IV and V

e. Any two pieces from “John Thompson” Volumes I and II

f. Any two pieces from “John Thompson” Volumes III, IV and V

g. Any two pieces from “Faber Piano Book” Volumes I and II

h. Any two pieces from “Faber Piano Book” Volumes III, IV, V and VI

 

Burgmüller Étude Class – No age limit

Any one or two pieces from “25 Études facile et progressives, Op. 100”. Total time limit 5 minutes.

 

Lemoine Étude Class – No age limit

Any one or two études from “Études enfantines, Op. 37”. Total time limit 5 minutes.

 

Czerny Étude Class A – No age limit

Any one or two Czerny Études, Op. 599, 636, 718 and 849,. Total time limit 5 minutes.

 

Czerny Étude Class B – No age limit

Any one or two Czerny Études, Op. 299,740,. Total time limit 5 minutes.

 

Heller Étude Class – No age limit

Any one Heller Étude. Total time limit 5 minutes.

 

Moszkowski Étude Class – No age limit

Any one Moszkowski Étude. Total time limit 5 minutes.

 

Sonata/Sonatina Class – No age limit

One complete sonatina from:

Mozart Six Viennese Sonatinas for Piano, K. 439b

Beethoven Sonatina in G major, Anh. 5 No. 1

Beethoven Sonatina in F major, Anh. 5 No. 2

Or:

Any first or last movement from:

Clementi Sonatinas

Dussek Sonatinas

Kuhlau Sonatinas

Diabelli Sonatinas

Mozart Sonata in C major, K. 545

Beethoven Sonata in G minor, Op. 49, No. 1

Beethoven Sonata in G major, Op. 49, No. 2

Total time limit 6 minutes

 

Bach Elementary Class – No age limit

Any work from “First Lessons in Bach” or “Notebooks for Anna Magdalena Bach”. Total time limit 4 minutes.

 

Bach Intermediate Class – No age limit

Any work from “Two-Part Inventions, BWV 772-786” or “Six French Suites, BWV 812-817”. Total time limit 6 minutes.

 

Bach Advanced Class – No age limit

Any prelude & fugue from “The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I and II, BWV 846-893” or any one or two movements from “Six English Suites, BWV 806-811”. Total time limit 8 minutes.

 

Haydn Sonata Class – No age limit

Any fast movement from sonata by Haydn. Total time limit 6 minutes.

 

Mozart Sonata Class – No age limit

Any first or last movement from a sonata by Mozart. Total time limit 6 minutes.

 

Beethoven Sonata Class – No age limit

Any movement from a sonata by Beethoven. Total time limit 8 minutes.

 

Mendelssohn Class – No age limit

Any work by Mendelssohn. Total time limit 6 minutes.

 

Schubert Class – No age limit

Any work by Schubert. Total time limit 6 minutes.

 

Schumann Class – No age limit

Any work by Schumann. Total time limit 8 minutes.

 

Brahms Class – No age limit

Any work by Brahms. Total time limit 6 minutes.

 

Chopin Class – No age limit

Any work by Chopin. Total time limit 12 minutes.

 

Liszt Class – No age limit

Any work by Liszt. Total time limit 6 minutes.

 

Grieg Class – No age limit

Any work by Grieg. Total time limit 6 minutes.

 

Tchaikovsky Class – No age limit

Any work by Tchaikovsky. Total time limit 6 minutes.

 

Rachmaninoff Class – No age limit

Any Prelude, Etude-Tableaux or Moment Musicaux by Rachmaninoff. Total time limit 6 minutes.

 

Scriabin Class – No age limit

Any work by Scriabin. Total time limit 8 minutes.

 

Prokofiev Class – No age limit

Any work by Prokofiev. Total time limit 8 minutes.

 

Debussy Class – No age limit

Any work by Debussy. Total time limit 6 minutes.

 

Ravel Class – No age limit

Any work by Ravel. Total time limit 6 minutes.

 

Chinese Composer Class – No age limit

a. Junior b. Intermediate c. Advanced

Any work by a Chinese composer. Total time limit 6 minutes.

 

Spanish Composer Class – No age limit

Any work by Granados, Albeniz or De Falla. Total time limit 8 minutes.

 

Contemporary Composer Class – No age limit

Any work by a 20th or 21st century composer. Total time limit 10 minutes.

 

Jazz Class – No age limit

Any jazz composition. Total time limit 6 minutes.

 

Own Composition Class – No age limit

Any work, or works, composed by the contestant. Please submit the music score to the committee when you register. Total time limit 6 minutes.

 

Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music Grade Examination Syllabus Class – No age limit

Any work from the syllabus. Please indicate which grade. Total time limit 6 minutes.

 

Central Conservatory of Music Grade Examination Syllabus Class – No age limit

Any work from the syllabus. Please indicate which grade. Total time limit 6 minutes.

 

China Conservatory of Music Grade Examination Syllabus Class – No age limit

Any work from the syllabus. Please indicate which grade. Total time limit 6 minutes.

 

7.  FEES

Preliminary:

Registration fee for preliminary: SGD 20

    

Finals

Registration fee for finals: SGD 300
Including: *Register

                    *master classes observation

                            Matti Raekallio

                             Danwen Wei

                            Gesa Lecker

                            Hexin Fan

                            Xiaohan Wang

                            Gennadiy Demyanchuk

                            MA Cong, Andrew

                            Ng Chong Lim stm

                    *Gala Concert

                    *award ceremony

                    *winners concert

    

Fee for each additional category: SGD 150

 

Bank Detail:

Beneficiary’s Name: Singapore nanyang education research centre

Beneficiary’s Address: 91 Bencoolen Street #03-04 Sunshine Plaza (Office tower), S189652

Beneficiary’s Bank Name: United overseas bank limited, Singapore

                        Account No.: 3403028655

                        SWIFT CODE: UOVBSGSG

                        BANK CODE: 7375

                        BRANCH CODE: 019

 

For all correspondence and enquiries, please contact:

Ms Grace Zhou

Email: nanyang_edu@hotmail.com

 

8.  SCHEDULE

 

16 January: Registration
17 January: Finals/ Master Class
18 January: Finals/ Master Class
18 January: Gala Concert
                  Artistic Director, Prof. Xiaohan Wang
                  2019 Singapore International Piano Competition First Prize winner, Liu Ziyu
19 January: Awards Ceremony & Winners Concert

 

9.  INTERPRETATION

 

a. The Jury’s decision is final and binding

b. There will be no appeal process and no correspondence will be entered into.

c. The Singapore International Piano Competition committee reserves the rights of final decision on the interpretation of these terms and conditions at any time.

 

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