Entry information - Piano

Piano sections 

1.1 Piano Solo – 8 years and under

Submissions open 9am, Thursday 16 April 2020
Submissions close  5pm, Friday 17 April 2020
Reports emailed to entrants Thursday 23 April 2020
Winner posted online Friday 24 April 2020

Time limit: 3 minutes
Requirements: Music of own choice for solo piano
Prizes: 1st – $30 voucher, 2nd – $20 voucher, 3rd – $10 voucher

1.2 Piano Solo – 10 years and under

Submissions open 9am, Thursday 16 April 2020
Submissions close 5pm, Friday 17 April 2020
Reports emailed to entrants Thursday 23 April 2020
Winner posted online Friday 24 April 2020

Time limit: 3 minutes
Requirements: Music of own choice for solo piano
Prizes: 1st - $40 voucher, 2nd – $25 voucher, 3rd – $15 voucher

1.3 Piano Solo – 12 years and under

Submissions open 9am, Thursday 23 April 2020
Submissions close 5pm, Friday 24 April 2020
Reports emailed to entrants Thursday 30 April 2020
Winner posted online Friday 1 May 2020

Time limit: 3 minutes
Requirements: Music of own choice for solo piano
Prizes: 1st - $50 voucher, 2nd – $30 voucher, 3rd – $20 voucher

1.4 Piano Solo – 14 years and under

Submissions open 9am, Thursday 30 April 2020
Submissions close 5pm, Friday 1 May 2020
Reports emailed to entrants Thursday 7 May 2020
Winner posted online Friday 8 May 2020

Time limit: 4 minutes
Requirements: Music of own choice for solo piano.
Prizes: 1st – $60, 2nd - $35, 3rd – $25

1.5 Piano Solo – 16 years and under

Submissions open 9am, Wednesday 29 April 2020
Submissions close 5pm, Thursday 30 April 2020
Reports emailed to entrants Wednesday 6 May 2020
Winner posted online Thursday 7 May 2020

Time limit: 6 minutes
Requirements: Music of own choice for solo piano.
Prizes: 1st – $70, 2nd – $40, 3rd – $30

1.6 Piano Solo – 18 years and under

Submissions open 9am, Tuesday 19 May 2020
Submissions close 5pm, Wednesday 20 May 2020
Reports emailed to entrants Tuesday 26 May 2020
Winner posted online Wednesday 27 May 2020

Time limit: 8 minutes
Requirements: Music of own choice for solo piano
Prizes: 1st – $90, 2nd – $55, 3rd – $35

1.7 Piano Solo – Open

Submissions open 9am, Monday 27 April 2020
Submissions close 5pm, Tuesday 28 April 2020
Reports emailed to entrants Monday 4 May 2020
Winner posted online Tuesday 5 May 2020

Time limit: 15 minutes
Requirements: Music of own choice for solo piano. Two works to be performed
Prizes: 1st – $125, 2nd – $75, 3rd – $50

1.8 Piano Concerto Award – Open

Dates: To be confirmed 
Venue: Hawthorn Arts Centre
Time limit: Heats - 10-20 minutes; Final - 15-25 minutes
Prizes: 1st – $1000, 2nd – $600, 3rd – $400  

Section requirements: Entrants shall nominate a single excerpt (movement or movements) from a piano concerto to perform in their heat with a piano accompaniment. 

From the heats, 3 finalists will be selected who will be required to play a movement or movements from a concerto taken from the list of suitable works. Finalists will nominate a minimum of 2 preferences from this list, with the final choice of repertoire chosen by the conductor.

Entrants are not restricted to the approved list of repertoire in the heats.

Finalists will also be required to attend 2 rehearsals with the orchestra.

Accompanist: Participants must provide their own accompanist

Supporter: Accompanied by Camerata Orchestra

Piano Concerto finalists must play nominated selections from any concerto by the following composers (unless otherwise noted):

  • Beethoven
  • Brahms (only Piano Concerto No.1 in D minor, Op.15)
  • Chopin
  • Grieg
  • Liszt
  • Mendelssohn
  • Mozart
  • Prokofiev (only Piano Concertos Nos.1, 2 and 3)
  • Rachmaninov
  • Saint-Saëns
  • Schumann
  • Tchaikovsky.

1.9 Piano Solo (non-competitive) – 12 years and under

Submissions open 9am, Thursday 23 April 2020
Submissions close 5pm, Friday 24 April 2020
Reports emailed to entrants Thursday 30 April 2020
Winner posted online Friday 1 May 2020

Time limit: 3 minutes
Requirements: Music of own choice for solo piano
Eligibility: Participants cannot register for this event if they enter any section from 1.1 - 1.8
Prizes: In non-competitive sections, there is no placing or prizes. Participants will receive a participation certificate and written feedback from the adjudicator.

1.10 Piano Solo (non-competitive) – 13-18 years

Submissions open 9am, Thursday 30 April 2020
Submissions close 5pm, Friday 1 May 2020
Reports emailed to entrants Thursday 7 May 2020
Winner posted online Friday 8 May 2020

Time limit: 5 minutes
Requirements: Music of own choice for solo piano
Eligibility: Participants cannot register for this event if they enter any section from 1.1 – 1.8
Prizes: In non-competitive sections, there is no placing or prizes. Participants will receive a participation certificate and written feedback from the adjudicator.

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