RULES:

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The II International Online Instrumental Performance Competition - Toronto 2021 is open to pianists, violinists, violists, cellists, doublebass players, flutists and chamber ensembles (in any combination of string and woodwind instruments and piano: piano 4 hands, piano duo, piano trio, piano quartett, piano quintett, string duo, string trio, string quartett, string quintett, woodwind duo, woodwind trio, woodwind quartett, woodwind quintett) of all nationalities and ages. Each instrumental discipline is divided into different age categories.

Participants are required to submit video recordings, which do not need to be in a professional quality.

 

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JURY

Jury members will consist renowned performing artists and experienced pedagogues. Work of the Jury is regulated by the special Jury Protocol.

 

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AWARDS

Competitors are qualified according to the average grade point of evaluations by the Jury:

Ist Prize: from 90 to 100

II Prize: from 80 to 89

III Prize: from 70 to 79

Distinction: from 60 to 69

The decision of the Jury is final and irrevocable.

Prizewinners and their teachers will receive diplomas and certificates by mail. 

 

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COMPETITION SCHEDULE

Application deadline: 30.05.2021

To apply for the Competition participant must submit:

-completed application form

-scan of ID or passport

-photo

-a video recording: YouTube link

-payment confirmation – application fee amount 40 Euro for soloists, 25 Euro for chamber ensemble each member. Commissions and expenses for translation, pays contestant.

 

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Incomplete application including failure to pay fees will be disqualified. Inscription fee is not refundable.

 

Video recording regulations:

It's not allowed to edit sound or view inside the piece. Different pieces can be recorded and submitted separately. The video recording must be done after 30.05.2020. The camera view must show performer clearly. Memorisation is no mandatory. Only links to the YouTube are accepted – please do not send files to download.

All video materials sent by participants are property of the competition, and can be use in the competition’s YouTube channel, website and other social media.

 

Winners will be announced on our website on 25.06.2021.

 

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REPERTOIRE AND AGE CATEGORIES

Age categories are the same for soloists:

Category A: participants born after January 1st, 2013; free choice repertoire; time limit – max. 5 min.

Category B: participants born between January 1st, 2010 – December 31st, 2012, free choice repertoire; time limit – max. 8 min.

Category C: participants born between January 1st, 2006 – December 31st, 2009, free choice repertoire; time limit – max. 10 min.

Category D: participants born between January 1st, 2002 – December 31st, 2005, free choice repertoire; time limit – max. 15 min.

Category E: participants born before December 31st, 2001, free choice repertoire; time limit – max. 20 min.

 

Age categories for chamber ensembles:

Category A: the average age of the ensemble members – max. 8 years; free choice repertoire; time limit – max. 5 min.

Category B: the average age of the ensemble members – 9-11 years; free choice repertoire; time limit – max. 8 min.

Category C: the average age of the ensemble members – 12-15 years; free choice repertoire; time limit – max. 10 min.

Category D: the average age of the ensemble members – 16-19 years; free choice repertoire; time limit – max. 15 min.

Category E: the average age of the ensemble members – min. 20 years; free choice repertoire; time limit – max. 20 min.

 

Organizers reserves the right to make any changes in the rules, schedule and other informations related to the competition.

APPLICATION FORM SOLOISTS:

APPLICATION FORM CHAMBER ENSEMBLES: