The number of video submissions required depends on the category of the participant. Category A will be considered semi-competitive, and contestants will only be asked to submit only one video recording of competitor’s own performance. Contestants in categories B & C who advance to the semifinal round will be asked to submit second video recording, different from their initial submission. Pianists will be chosen by separate panels of adjudicators, with a first, second, and third prize awarded for each instrument and in all categories.
Preliminary Round: Competitors ages under 8 will submit a video recording of themselves of up to 10 minutes in length performing either one or two classical work(s) (see repertoire for more information). The Competition will accept submissions for a period of three months: January 1-March 22, 2015.
Final Round: 12 video submissions by competitors from the preliminary round will be chosen for evaluation by internationally acclaimed musicians in a final round. Three internationally acclaimed musicians will vote toward a first, second, and third prize winner for Category A.
Category B & C
Preliminary Round: Competitors will submit a video recording of themselves performing a classical work (see repertoire restrictions). The Competition will accept submissions for a period of three months: January 1-March 22, 2015.
Final Round: Twelve competitors from the preliminary round will be chosen to compete in the final round. Once notified of their promotion, competitors will be given until May 1, 2015 to submit a second video, performing a different program than that of their initial submission. All competitors in the final round will have a profile on the competition website, including a photograph and brief biographic sketch. Three internationally acclaimed musicians will vote toward a first, second, and third prize winner in both categories B and C.
For more details please see the official rules and regulations.