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The 4th Hong Kong International Young Musicians Competition - Categories

Violin Category A – At or Under 7

VIOLIN CATEGORY A

Pre-Selection + Two Rounds

Pre-Selection: (Video)
*No Application fee for Video Pre-Selection

Duration: Not exceeding 7 minutes in length

Repertoire: Free choice of any ONE piece, can be the same repertoire chosen for the 1st and Final Round.

1st Round: (Hong Kong)

Duration: Not exceeding 7 minutes in length

Repertoire: Free choice of any ONE piece, can be the same repertoire chosen for the Final Round.

Final Round:

Final Round (Hong Kong):

Duration: Not exceeding 11 minutes in length

Repertoires: A recital consisting of free choice repertoires from TWO different epochs.

Application Fee for Selected 1st Round Candidates: USD100

(All Bank Charges etc. on both sides should be at the cost of candidates)
Prizes for Final Winners:

1st Prize: USD800 + PIRASTRO Violin Perpetual Set Mittel and Rosin

2nd Prize: USD500

3rd Prize: USD200

Violin Category B – Age 8-10

VIOLIN CATEGORY B

Pre-Selection + Two Rounds

Pre-Selection: (Video)
*No Application fee for Video Pre-Selection

Duration: Not exceeding 10 minutes in length

1st Round: (Hong Kong):

Duration: Not exceeding 10 minutes in length

Repertoire: Free choice of any ONE piece, can be the same repertoire chosen for the 1st and Final Round.

Final Round:

Final Round (Hong Kong):

Duration: 15 – 20 minutes in length

Repertoires: A recital consisting of free choice repertoires from TWO different epochs.

Application Fee for Selected 1st Round Candidates: USD100

(All Bank Charges etc. on both sides should be at the cost of candidates)
Prizes for Final Winners:

1st Prize: USD1200 + PIRASTRO Violin Perpetual Set Mittel and Rosin

2nd Prize: USD800

3rd Prize: USD500

Violin Category C – Age 11 - 15

VIOLIN CATEGORY C

Pre-Selection + Two Rounds

Pre-Selection: (Video)
*No Application fee for Video Pre-Selection

Duration: Not exceeding 15 minutes in length

Repertoire: Free choice of any TWO pieces, can be the same repertoire chosen for the 1st and Final Round.

First Round (Hong Kong):

Duration: Not exceeding 15 minutes in length

Repertoires: Free choice of any TWO pieces, can be the same repertoire chosen for the Final Round.

Final Round:

Final Round: (Hong Kong)

Duration: 20 – 30 minutes in length

Repertoires: A recital consisting of free choice repertoires from TWO to THREE different epochs.

Piano accompaniment must be arranged by participants except for solo piece.
The whole program must be performed from memory except Sonatas.

Application Fee for Selected 1st Round Candidates: USD140

(All Bank Charges etc. on both sides should be at the cost of candidates)
Prizes for Final Winners:

1st Prize: USD1600 + PIRASTRO Violin Perpetual Set Mittel and Rosin

2nd Prize: USD1200

3rd Prize: USD800

Violin Category D – Age 16 - 23

VIOLIN CATEGORY D

Pre-Selection + Two Rounds

Pre-Selection: (Video)
*No Application fee for Video Pre-Selection

Duration: Not exceeding 20 minutes in length

Repertoire: Free choice of any TWO pieces, can be the same repertoire chosen for the 1st and Final Round.

Two Rounds

1st Round: (Hong Kong):

Duration: 25 – 35 minutes in length

Repertoire: 

a) One movement from ONE of the 6 Sonatas and Partitas (BWV S.1001 to S 1006) for solo violin of J. S. Bach (without repeat)

b) One caprice from Paganini 24 Caprices for Solo Violin, Op. 1

c) First or last movement of a Classical Sonata, and

d) A virtuoso piece

Final Round(Hong Kong):

First or second and third movement from a Romantic Violin Concerto with cadenza by L. Van Beethoven, J. Brahms, F. Mendelssohn, N. Paganini, J. Sibelius, Synmanowski, P. Tchaikovsky, or H. Wieniawski (with piano accompaniment)

Piano accompaniment must be arranged by participants except for solo piece.
The whole program must be performed from memory except Sonatas.

Application Fee for Selected 1st Round Candidates: USD180

(All Bank Charges etc. on both sides should be at the cost of candidates)
Prizes for Final Winners:

1st Prize: USD2000 + PIRASTRO Violin Perpetual Set Mittel and Rosin

2nd Prize: USD1600

3rd Prize: USD1200