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RULES AND REGULATIONS

Age Categories

 

Competition is open to pianists of any nationality from 8 to 21 years old 

  • CATEGORY A -  8 to 11 years old*

  • CATEGORY B -  12 to 15 years old*

  • CATEGORY C -  16 to 21 years old*

   *The contestants must be of qualifying age as of November 1, 2019

 

Competition Stages

 

PRELIMINARY ROUND (ONLINE)

  • Participants have to submit a video recording, that should be a fair representation of the contestant’s abilities with visible hands at all times, but need not be of professional quality. All compositions must be performed by memory, including those for the First Online Round

  • The board of judges will choose finalists that will advance to the final round.  Finalists will be announced on the website and will be notified personally by e-mail on or before Friday, September 6, 2019

 

FINAL ROUND

  • Finalists will perform on Saturday, November 2, 2019, at Concert Hall of Holy Virgin Mary Cathedral

  • The Winners will be announced at Award Ceremony, on Sunday, November 3, 2019

  • All the decisions of the adjudicators are FINAL

  • All the finalists will be provided with hard copies written personal comments on their performances

  • All the winners must attend the Award Ceremony to receive the prizes, and perform in the Winner's Concert on Sunday, November 3, 2019

  • Global Musical Bridges reserves the right to terminate the Competition, in whole or in part, and/or adjust, amend or suspend the Competition, and/or the Rules in any way, at any time, for any reason without prior notice

  • All photos and videos taken during the Competition will exclusively belong to Global Musical Bridges and can be published and used for any promotional purposes                                                                    

 

Repertoire

  • Contestants must perform from memory in all rounds including preliminary recordings. No simplified versions of traditional repertoire are allowed. No free improvisation or pop music is acceptable. The program should be played by memory with no repeats

  • No repertoire changes are allowed after the application is submitted or at any point during the competition            

  • Time limit for the Final Round performances: Category A – 15 min  |  Category B – up to 25 min  |  Category C – up to 30 min

 

PRELIMINARY ROUND (ONLINE)

  • Participants of all categories must submit a video recording performing a free choice repertoire (maximum duration - 20 minutes), representing two contrasting compositions of Baroque, Classical, Romantic or Contemporary** Era. 

  • Only unedited one-take-per-composition single-camera video will be accepted  (YouTube link or similar media). Separate compositions can be recorded as separate takes files. Although multi-movement compositions (like Sonatas, Variations, etc.) must be one-take recordings.

  • Hands and face of the participant must stay visible for the entire recording. 

  • The recording may include either or not the same pieces which will be played in the Final Live competition round                                                                                             

FINAL ROUND

  • Category A - two (2) compositions of contrasting styles of Baroque, Classical, Romantic or Contemporary** Era

  • Category B - three (3) compositions of contrasting styles, one of which has to be written by Russian* composer. The other two can represent two contrasting compositions of Baroque, Classical, Romantic or Contemporary** Era 

  • Category C - three (3) compositions of contrasting styles, one of which has to be written by Sergey Rachmaninoff. The other two can represent two contrasting compositions of Baroque, Classical, Romantic or Contemporary** Era                                

       

*Composers representing former Soviet Union republics are allowed (i.e. Armenia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, etc.)

**For compositions written after 1960 participants must provide the Judges with the original music score (no photocopies)

Travel and Accommodation

  • The participants of the Competition are solely responsible for all their expenses related to traveling to Los Angeles and local transportation. Festival will not provide accommodation to the participants of the Festival, although will recommend different hotel options close to the Competition's venues. 

  • International contestants selected for the Final Round will be provided with an official letter of invitation in PDF format (US embassies and Consulates do not require hard copy of the invitation)

  • The finalists are solely responsible for obtaining an appropriate type of US Visa

  • The Competition can not provide any legal assistance with visa application process, as well as with any visa-related issues during the visit to Los Angeles

*Disclaimer: The organizing committee reserves the right to terminate the Competition, in whole or in part, and/or adjust, amend or suspend the Competition, and/or the Rules in any way, at any time, for any reason without prior notice.