Piano & Singing competition Rules and Regulations
The video submission deadline for the first round: 22.02.2023
The video submission deadline for the second round: 02.04.2023
Final round in London: 01.07 or 02.07.2023
Participants: Vietnamese children and young people living, studying, or working in Europe.
The competition will have 5 categories
Piano 1: from 5 to 12 years old (born in 2011 => 2018)
Piano 2 (Professionals & Amateurs): from 13 to 20 years old (born in 2003 => 2010)
Singing 1: from 5 to 12 years old (born in 2011 => 2018)
Singing 2: from 13 to 20 years old (born in 2003 => 2010)
There will be five first prize winners, five second prize winners, and five third prize winners.
Contestants will submit the original unedited video clip in 16:9 landscape format to the Organizing Committee. The video clips must be recorded after the contest's official launch date.
Round 1: Contestants submit video clips of themselves performing two repertoires for up to 12 minutes for the jury to select the TOP 40 and the two contestants with the most views on Facebook & YouTube to enter the TOP 42 (the number may change depending on the ability of the contestants)
Round 2: Contestants submit a 6-minute video clip for the Jury to select finalists to advance to the final round
Round 3: finalists will perform in London (up to 5 minutes). Please contact the organiser to avoid duplicate repertoire in the final round.
Piano contestants will perform one piece of their choosing. Only the Piano 2 Professional contestants will perform one more short piece by a British composer while waiting for the results
Application form for contest participation; if you want to change any of the information, continue by clicking on the link below (or the edit link will be sent to the registration email)
*** Up to 12 minutes means it does not have to be 12 minutes long; younger contestants may only need 4-5 minutes to be eligible.
*** Only Vietnamese songs written by Vietnamese authors or Vietnamese folk songs are allowed. Contestants will sing along with accompaniment (piano/karaoke...), have the option of using a microphone to boost the volume, and record both accompaniment and vocals at the same time. Contestants do not sit or stand on tables, chairs, or beds while singing.
*** Piano repertoires must be played in their original, unedited versions from books. Edited/arranged scores are not acceptable. Piano scores must be uploaded in pdf format to the Google drive application folder. We encourage you to choose classical repertoires by European composers to demonstrate more technique and expression, and to avoid repertoire like "Fur Elise" and New Age music.
*** Contestants are not allowed to replay any repertoire during any competition rounds.
*** Contestants have the possibility of registering for two categories, but both require two repertoires for round 1.
*** The organsers reserves the right not to award the first and second prizes if the quality of the candidates is not met.
*** Contestants and their families are responsible for their own visa fees (£100/person); airline tickets; accomodation and transportation in London (minimum £70/person/day).
*** The top 24 contestants and their parents will receive free tickets to the final concert as well as assistance with the UK Visa application process.
The judges will evaluate the following four criteria when scoring:
Musical ability and potential
Level of expertise, technique
To ensure fairness, contestants will be awarded points based on their birth year after calculating the average score of three judges.