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 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 extended to 28 February 2022. 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 video recording has to be continuous, unedited and taken no longer than 3 months prior to registration.
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.
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 or Tencent Video (腾讯视频) URL. It is the candidate’s responsibility to create a clear video recording. The video recording has to be continuous, unedited and taken no longer than 3 months prior to registration.
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 - 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
3.2. ABRSM Graded Category:
Grade 1 – 2
Grade 3 – 4
Grade 5 – 6
Grade 7 – 8
3.3. Candidates’ age to be considered from the first day of our finals.
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 Physical and Virtual format of the competition.
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 upon registration.
4.5. Candidates who are not performing from memory must use officially published music scores. No photocopies are allowed.
4.6. Repertoires for open category must be classical piano pieces (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.
4.7. Violin candidates are expected to arrange for their own piano accompanists or inquire about hiring a piano accompanist with the organiser at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. e-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. e-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. Teachers who have two or more students selected as Prize Winners will receive an e-Certificate of Recognition.
6. Registration and Fees
6.2 The registration fees will be as follow:
We accept Master Card, VISA, American Express, China Union Pay, JCB, Diners, Electron, Maestro, etc.
8.1. The competition schedule is solely determined by the organiser.
8.2 Registration fees are not refundable unless the organising committee has to cancel the competition due to unforeseen circumstances.
8.3 The organiser 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 organiser 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.
9.1. A panel of 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.