Orlando Music Institute | OMI – Orlando Classical Music School | About the Competition
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About the Competition

 

The Junior International Piano Competition hosted by the Orlando Music Institute will be open to a global audience on the World Wide Web. All finalists will receive a trophy award as well as a profile on the competition’s website, recognizing their achievement. In addition, the first prize winner in each category will receive a cash prize.

All performances by competitors will be shared on the OMI’s website through the YouTube video sharing platform. In this way, the competition will be open to the public, even though it will take place in cyberspace instead of in a concert hall. There are three age categories that pianists and guitarists may choose to participate in.

 Participation Fees

  • Category A: Pianists ages 8 and under

  • USD55.00Ea
  • All pianists ages 8 and under are welcome to participate.
  • Category B: Pianists ages 9-13

  • USD85.00Ea
  • All pianists ages 9-13 are welcome to participate.
  • Category C: Pianists ages 14-17

  • USD125.00Ea
  • All pianists ages 14-17 are welcome to participate.

Competition Rounds

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.

 

Category A

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.