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RULES & REGULATIONS INTERNATIONAL SECTION

*The exact date and arrangement for the Grand Final and the Gala Concert will be subject to the latest situation of the Covid19.

PARTICIPANTS ARE REQUIRED TO REGISTER ONLINE AND SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING:

  1. A short personal biography, not exceeding 200 words, suitable for publication purposes
  2. High resolution (300dpi) photograph
  3. The required video recordings (as indicated).
  4. A non-refundable registration fee will be payable.

All completed applications need to be submitted by 30 June 2021. Incomplete applications will be rejected.

REQUIREMENTS FOR VIDEO RECORDING:

Candidates are requested to submit high quality unedited video in one continuous recording for all international section entries.

For online submission of recordings, it should be uploaded to a shareable online drive such as Google Drive, DropBox, OneDrive or other similar platforms. Save all the uploaded files into one folder and provide the folder link in the application form. Please save the folder in the following format: “HKIYMC_[Your Full Name]”

Note:

  1. The recordings must have been produced within the last 12 months.
  2. The candidate must be fully visible throughout the duration of each recording.
  3. The date and place of performance/ recording must be included.

INTERNATIONAL STRINGS OPEN GROUP I (Born 1992 - 2004)

  • Open to Violin strings players born 1 January 1992 – 31 December 2004
  • There will be TWO rounds
  • First round: A 30-min to 40-min free program including (one slow movement of Bach Sonatas and Partitas, one Paganini Caprice, first or last movement of Sonata by Beethoven and a virtuoso piece)
  • Final Round – First or second and third movement of a romantic Violin Concerto
  • Piano accompaniment must be arranged by participants except for solo piece otherwise marks will be deducted
  • The whole programme must be performed from memory or marks will be deducted

Application Fee: HK$1200/US$160

Final First Prize

Final Gold Medal winner will be invited to play at the Gala Concert in Hong Kong with Kirill Troussov, together with a CASH PRIZE of US$2000.00, plus travel expense subsidy of US$500.

Final Second Prize

The winner of second place is awarded the Silver Trophy with a CASH PRIZE of US$1,200.00. The award includes a performance at the Winners’ Gala Concert as well as a masterclass conducted by one of our World Class Master Class clinicians.

Final Third Prize

The winner of third place is awarded the Bronze Trophy with a cash prize of US$800.00. The award also includes a performance at the Winners’ Gala Concert as well as a masterclass conducted by one of our World Class Master Class clinicians.

INTERNATIONAL STRINGS OPEN GROUP II (Born 2005-2010)

  • Open to Violin strings players born 1 January 2005 – 31 December 2010)
  • Free Program of a minimum of THREE repertoires from TWO epochs not less than 20 minutes and within 30 minutes
  • Piano accompaniment must be arranged by participants except for solo piece otherwise marks will be deducted
  • The whole programme must be performed from memory or marks will be deducted

Application Fee: HK$1200/US$160

First Prize

The winner of first place is awarded the HKIYMC Gold Trophy with a CASH PRIZE of US$1,200.00 and will also be invited to play at the FINAL GALA CONCERT in Hong Kong as well as a masterclass conducted by one of our World Class Master Class clinicians.

Second Prize

The winner of second place is awarded the Silver Trophy with a CASH PRIZE of US$800.00 as well as a masterclass conducted by one of our World Class Master Class clinicians.

Third Prize

The winner of third place is awarded the Bronze Trophy with a CASH PRIZE of US$500.00 as well as a masterclass conducted by one of our World Class Master Class clinicians.

INTERNATIONAL STRINGS OPEN GROUP III (Born after 2011)

  • Open to Violin strings players born after 1 January 2011
  • One Round – duration 10-15 min: free choice of pieces from 2 different epochs.
  • Piano accompaniment must be arranged by participants except for solo piece otherwise marks will be deducted
  • The whole programme must be performed from memory or marks will be deducted

*SPECIAL PRIZE FOR THE YOUNGEST OUTSTANDING PARTICIPANT WILL BE AWARDED A CASH PRIZE OF US$100.00.

Application Fee: HK$1000/US$130

First Prize

The winner of first place is awarded the HKIYMC Gold Trophy with a CASH PRIZE of US$500.00 and will also be invited to play at the FINAL GALA CONCERT in Hong Kong as well as a masterclass conducted by one of our World Class Master Class clinicians.

Second Prize

The winner of second place is awarded the Silver Trophy with a CASH PRIZE of US$300.00 as well as a masterclass conducted by one of our World Class Master Class clinicians.

Third Prize

The winner of third place is awarded the Bronze Trophy with a CASH PRIZE of US$200.00 as well as a masterclass conducted by one of our World Class Master Class clinicians.

INTERNATIONAL SPECIAL PRIZE GROUPS

PAGANINI PRIZE

  • PAGANINI PRIZE will be awarded a CASH PRIZE of US$250
  • Open to all violin players at all ages
  • Any one caprice from Paganini 24 Caprices
  • The whole caprice must be performed from memory or marks will be deducted

Application Fee: HK$500/US$65

BACH PRIZE

  • BACH PRIZE will be awarded a CASH PRIZE of US$250
  • Open to all violin players at all ages
  • Any one movement of Bach Sonatas and Partitas
  • The whole movement must be performed from memory or marks will be deducted

Application Fee: HK$500/US$65

INTERNATIONAL CHAMBER GROUPS FOR STRINGS

Group A (Born before 1992) | Group B (Born before 2002) | Group C (Born before 2008)

  • A CASH PRIZE OF US$300 sponsored by “Hong Kong Young Soloists” will be awarded to each Chamber winning group.
  • No individual may compete in more than one ensemble
  • Changes in personnel are prohibited once the video has been submitted to the competition
  • Each ensemble must submit video recordings of one or two selected movements. The video must include a minimum of 6 minutes of playing time from the Classical selection (i.e. Haydn, Mozart, or Beethoven) and/or one movement from a contrasting period (Romantic, Impressionistic, or Contemporary).
  • The video recording must show all ensemble members at all times. The picture must remain stationary (no panning, fade-in/fade-out or close-up techniques). The ensemble should fill the screen as much as possible. Each movement must be a complete take with no editing.

Application Fee: HK$800/US$100