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APPLICATIONS OPEN – 2019 Singapore International Strings Festival

The 2019 Singapore International Strings Festival is now open for registration

All Chamber Orchestra and Junior Orchestra members will be required to participate, and will be automatically signed up for the Orchestra category! Please only fill out the form if you wish to additionally participate in Solo or Chamber music categories.

We encourage all Melody Strings members to apply for additional categories,  and be a part of this wonderful opportunity to compete for awards in varying categories. Please read on for details!

 

HOW TO APPLY:

  • Email us at [email protected] with “Application Form” as the Subject, and state your interest in applying.
  • A PDF application form will be emailed back to you.
  • Please fill it out electronically and email it back to us, or print, fill, and scan it, and email it back to us.
  • Please also attach a scanned passport photo of the contestant(s) in youe email to us.
  • Solo competition applicants, please prepare a fee of $180 to be paid to Melody Strings in Cash or Cheque.
  • Orchestra competition applicants, please prepare a fee of $30 to be paid to Melody Strings in Cash or Cheque.
  • You may call us at  +65 6440 1008 for inquiries!
  • The deadline for submitting applications is 31st Dec.

Official website here: https://r.xiumi.us/board/v5/2JiKP/120616949

 

COMPETITION SCHEDULE & DETAILS:

  • Competition Masterclass Concert Educational Conversation

 

COMPETITION CATEGORIES

Solo:

  • Youths Group (Professional / Leisure) (18 and Above)
  • Juniors Group B (Professional / Leisure) (16 – 18)
  • Juniors Group A (Professional / Leisure) (13 – 15)
  • Kids Group B (10 – 12)
  • Kids Group A (7 – 9)
  • Child Group (6 and under)

Ensembles, Chamber Music, Orchestra:

  • Youths Group (18 and Above)
  • Juniors Group (13 – 18)
  • Kids Group (7 – 12)

 

PROGRAMME AND TIME GUIDELINES

Solo:

  • Youths Group (Professional / Leisure): 2 pieces from different time periods, total runtime under 15 minutes.
  • Juniors Group A & B (Professional / Leisure): Two pieces with contrasting styles, total runtime around 7-10 minutes.
  • Kids Group A & B: One piece, total runtime under 5 minutes.
  • Child Group: One piece, total runtime under 3 minutes.

Ensembles, Chamber Music, Orchestra:

  • Youth Group: 2 pieces from different time periods, total runtime around 8-10 minutes.
  • Juniors Group: 2 pieces from different time periods, total runtime around 6-8 minutes.
  • Child Group: 1piece, total runtime around 3-5 minutes.

 

COMPETITION REQUIREMENTS

  • All soloists must play from memory
  • All solo category participants must perform with piano accompaniment (Pieces written without accompaniment excluded)
  • All participants must be in formal wear and concert-appropriate attire during performances.

 

AWARD CATEGORIES

Solo Awards:

  • Performances: Gold, Silver, Bronze, Excellence Award, Best Performance Award, Most Potential Award
  • Composition: Gold, Silver, Bronze, Composition Team Award
  • Teaching: Outstanding Instructor Award
  • Accompaniment: Outstanding Piano Musical Direction Award

Ensembles, Chamber Music, Orchestra Awards:

  • Performances: Gold, Silver, Bronze, Excellence Award, Best Performance Award, Most Potential Award, Best Technical Skill Award
  • Conducting: Best Conductor Award

 

ITINERARY (Subject to Change):

January 28th :

  • 8:30 – 11:30: Professional Solo Category rehearsal with Piano Accompaniment
  • 13:30 – 17:30: Competition
  • 18:30 – 21:30: Competition

January 29th :

  • 13:30 – 18:00: Chen Yun Masterclass, Zuo Jun Masterclass
  • 19:30 – 21:30: Awards Ceremony, Concert