What are the repertoire requirements?

There's no specific requirement!  We are a classical and Jazz music competition so please choose repertoire accordingly, but we do not request specific pieces or time periods.  Choose whatever represents your artistic merit best.

Do I have to play the same pieces in all rounds?

There are no specific requirements for that. You can play the same pieces; or you can play completely different  program; or a combination of both. You decide everything about your repertory yourself.

What makes this competition unlike any other?

It's fully virtual with many innovative elements you can view above in the slides and boxes. Our Broadcasts are made using TV technology (NOT Zoom!)

How do I know I'm good enough to compete?

All levels are welcome!  You can choose non-competitive or competitive. With many categories to excel in and multiple age groups to win in, this competition provides one of the biggest lineups of winners and prizes out there.

Do I need a recording to enter?

You can choose to perform all Rounds LIVE.

We also accept recordings for Preliminary Round only.

How do I perform with an accompanist?

If you would like to perform with accompanist, we recommend asking them to record the minus one (accompaniment part only) in the tempo that you're comfortable with. Please have a ready .mp4/.mp3 before coming for the Preliminary Round.  We recommend using wireless headphones for playing and listening to the minus one as you perform. Of course, if the social distancing requirements in your country allow you to perform in the same space with your accompanist, go for it!

How do I know my equipment is good enough to perform on a live broadcast?

Visit Technical Requirements page for a list of things you will need to have a stress-free time in the tech check.  If you already meet the minimum, apply with confidence.  If not, we recommend finding the equipment online or borrowing from friends.  

My teacher is one of the judges, can I still apply to compete?

Absolutely! Your performance will be adjudicated by the panel which will EXCLUDE your current and previous teachers

Do I have to win first place to receive any prizes?

Not at all! Many prizes are offered by distinguished companies with vast experience in promoting performing arts which are experts in classical music. Each company will award their prize(s) to Finalist(s) of their own choice. Their decisions may or may not match those of the judges'. Some companies may choose to not award their prizes.

Can I win money?

Yes! The amounts of each Award will depend on the judges' decisions, and on the amount of money in the Prize Pool.

Will my teacher get recognition?

Of course! Your teachers share their knowledge and inspiration with you! The Competition will recognize teachers and schools of every participant on the Teachers page. If you win, your teacher will be invited to join the live broadcast and receive special recognition during virtual Awards Ceremony. 

I still have more questions. What should I do?

Send us your question by email or chat directly! 

We will do our best to answer your questions there.