Rules and Regulations
Music Singapore International Piano & Violin Competition is an annual competition organised by Music SG 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 who registered for virtual format will not compete physically.
2.1. Virtual Format
There will only be ONE round for the virtual format- video screening and the result will be announced by 24th of February, 2023 28 February 2023.
Registration will close at 11:59pm, 31 January 2023 will be extended till 15 February 2023.
The online video recording will need to be submitted upon registration via a YouTube or Tencent Video (腾讯视频) URL. It is the candidate’s responsibility to create a clear video recording. The 2 choosen pieces must be recorded continuously in 1 video. No video editing is allowed and taken no longer than 3 months prior to registration.
Results of the virtual format competition will be announced on 24 February 2023 28 February 2023.
2.2. 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, 31 January 2023 will be extended till 15 February 2023.
The video screening round will be held virtually. An online video recording will need to be submitted upon registration via a YouTube or Tencent Video (腾讯视频) URL. It is the candidate’s responsibility to create a clear video recording. The 2 choosen pieces must be recorded continuously in 1 video. No video editing is allowed and taken no longer than 3 months prior to registration.
Results of the video screening round will be announced on 24 February 2023 28 February 2023.
2.3. Shortlisted finalists will compete in the final live performance round between 13-16 March, 2023 at Asia music @ Parkway Parade.
Violin - 13 &14th of March 2023
Piano - 14-16th of March 2023
Final Live Performance Round: Result for final live performance round will be announced on 17th of March 2023
3. Eligibility and Categories
For both the physical and virtual format, there will be two categories
3.1. Open Solo
3.2. ABRSM graded
For participants who are aged 18 years and below, the parent or legal guardian of the participants must give consent to the participants who are participating in this competition.
Actual birthday and month to be taken into consideration with reference to the deadline at 31 January 2023.
3.3. Open Solo Category:
Category A (Children): 4 - 6 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
3.4. ABRSM Graded Category:
Grade 1 – 2
Grade 3 – 4
Grade 5 – 6
Grade 7 – 8
3.5. Videos used for ABRSM performance graded exams WILL NOT be accepted.
3.6. Candidates’ age to be considered from the first day of our finals.
3.7. Candidates are allowed to enrol for more than one format and one category.
3.8. Candidates are allowed to enrol in a higher age group than their current age.
4. Repertoire Requirements
The same repertoire requirements apply to both Physical and Virtual format of the competition.
4.1 Choice of Category:
4.2. Choice of repertoire
2 Contrasting pieces for Open category.(Baroque Period, Classical Period, Romantic Period and 20th Century). Pop, Jazz or other non-classical genres are not allowed and no points will be granted for candidates who perform such repertoires.
ABRSM category for Piano - 2 exam pieces from either
Syllabus 2021-2022 or
ABRSM category for Violin - 2 exam pieces from Syllabus 2020-2023
Pieces must be drawn from TWO 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 upon registration.
4.5. Performance from memory is encouraged, but remains optional. No additional marks will be awarded.
4.6. Participants are required to perform from original copies if played with the score for both format.
4.7. No photocopied pieces should be used during the competition. Failure to comply may result with disqualification.
4.8. Candidates who want to play with the score on the final live performance round are required to show the original book upon registration.
4.9. Violin candidates are expected to arrange for their own piano accompanists or inquire about hiring a piano accompanist with the organiser at email@example.com. 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 an e-Certificate of Participation.
5.2. 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. Contestants that have shown promise in their performances will receive an E-certificate of Honorable Mention.
5.4. Teachers who have two or more students selected as Prize Winners will receive an e-Certificate of Recognition.
6. Registration and Fees
6.1. Candidates are required to register online, click here.
6.2 The registration fees will be as follow:
6.3 Open Solo Category:
Category A (Children):4-6 YO = SGD 140
Category B (Junior):7-9 YO = SGD 150
Category C (Intermediate):10-12YO = SGD 160
Category D (Senior):13-17 YO = SGD 170
Category E (Artists):18-28 YO = SGD 180
6.4 ABRSM Graded Category:
Grade 1 - 2 = SGD 140
Grade 3 - 4 = SGD 150
Grade 5 - 6 = SGD 160
Grade 7 - 8 = SGD 170
We accept Master Card, VISA, American Express, China Union Pay, JCB, Diners, Electron, Maestro, etc.
8. Award Ceremony & Gala Concert
Prize winners will be invited to our Award Ceremony & Gala Concert on 19 March 2023 @ Nafa, Lee Foundation Theatre. Certificates and awards will be rewarded accordingly.
8.1 Selected prize winners from all categories for Physical Format will be invited to perform one of their repertoire in our Award Ceremony & Gala Concert. The invitation will be formally extended via WhatsApp message.
8.2 Ticket price for the Award Ceremony & Gala Concert is $38 per person.
9.1. A panel of judges will judge all categories of the competition.
9.2. Judges reserve the right to award multiple/no prizes for any of the categories.
9.3. Judges reserve the right to interrupt a performance at any time during the competition.
9.4. Judges may present their students, however they will abstain from judging them.
9.5. The judges’ decisions are final and unquestionable. No discussion will be entertained.
9.6. The juries and organizer’s decisions on all matters relating to the event (including the selection of participants, the conduct of the event and/or any resolutions made) shall be final and absolute and binding on the participants. No discussion, correspondence, enquiry, appeal or challenge in respect of any decision of the juries.
10.1. The competition schedule is solely determined by the organiser.
10.2. Registration fees are not refundable unless the organising committee has to cancel the competition due to unforeseen circumstances.
10.3. The organiser reserves the sole right to record and document the competition. Any unauthorized photography, audio and/or video recordings are strictly prohibited.
10.4. 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.
10.5. By submitting the registration form, all candidates authorize the organiser and/or its related partners/sponsors to use their contact information, including for marketing purposes.
10.6. The organiser reserves the right to make changes to the rules and regulations of the competition at any time.
10.7. Strictly no cancellation/refund after the registration form has been submitted.
10.8. The organizer reserves the right to change the schedule of the competition in case of an emergency.
10.9. Failure to comply with the terms and conditions will result in disqualification.