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Entry information - Piano

Please note that registrations for performers have closed for the 2021 competition

1.1 Piano Solo – 8 years and under

Date: 10am, Saturday 22 May, 2021
Venue: Hawthorn Arts Centre
Registration fee: $25
Time limit: 3 minutes
Requirements: Music of own choice for solo piano.
Prizes: 1st – $30, 2nd – $20, 3rd – $10

1.2 Piano Solo – 10 years and under

Date: From 10am, Sunday 23 May, 2021
Venue: Hawthorn Arts Centre
Registration fee: $25
Time limit: 3 minutes
Requirements: Music of own choice for solo piano.
Prizes: 1st - $4, 2nd – $25, 3rd – $15

1.3 Piano Solo – 12 years and under

Submissions open 9am, Tuesday 29 June 2021
Submissions close 5pm, Wednesday 30 June 2021
Reports emailed to entrants Wednesday 7 July 2021
Winner posted online Thursday 8 July 2021

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, Wednesday 7 July 2021
Submissions close 5pm, Thursday 8 July 2021
Reports emailed to entrants Friday 16 July 2021
Winner posted online Monday 19 July 2021

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, Thursday 15 July 2021
Submissions close 5pm, Friday 16 July 2021
Reports emailed to entrants Tuesday 27 July 2021
Winner posted online Wednesday 28 July 2021

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, Wednesday 28 July 2021
Submissions close 5pm, Thursday 29 July 2021
Reports emailed to entrants Tuesday 10 August 2021
Winner posted online Wednesday 11 August 2021

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, Tuesday 13 July 2021
Submissions close 5pm, Wednesday 14 July 2021
Reports emailed to entrants Wednesday 28 July 2021
Winner posted online Thursday 29 July 2021

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

Heats were held on the following days:

  • 6:30pm, Tuesday 18 May
  • 6:30pm, Wednesday 19 May
  • 6:30pm, Thursday 20 May

The finals will be held at 2pm on Sunday 25 July, 2021.

Venue: Hawthorn Arts Centre
Time limit: Heats – 10 to 20 minutes
Final – 15 to 25 minutes

Prizes: 1st – $1000, 2nd – $600, 3rd – $400

Section requirements:

Heats
Entrants shall perform a single excerpt (movement or movements) from a piano concerto to perform in their heat.
Entrants are not restricted to the approved list of repertoire in the heats.

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

  • 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

Finalists will be required to attend two rehearsals with the orchestra.

Accompanist: Participants must provide their own accompanist for the heats.

Final is accompanied by Camerata Orchestra.

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

Submissions open 9am, Wednesday 11 August 2021
Submissions close 5pm, Thursday 12 August 2021
Reports emailed to entrants Thursday 19 August 2021
Winner posted online Friday 20 August 2021

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 to 1.9
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 to 18 years

Submissions open 9am, Wednesday 11 August 2021
Submissions close 5pm, Thursday 12 August 2021
Reports emailed to entrants Thursday 19 August 2021
Winner posted online Friday 20 August 2021

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 to 1.9
Prizes: In non-competitive sections, there is no placing or prizes. Participants will receive a participation certificate and written feedback from the adjudicator.

1.11 Online Junior Piano – 18 years and under

Submissions open 12 noon, Wednesday 2 June 2021
Submissions close 5pm, Thursday 3 June 2021
Reports emailed to entrants Thursday 10 June 2021
Winner posted online Friday 11 June 2021

Registration fee: $25
Time limit: 8 minutes
Requirements: Music of own choice for solo piano.
Prizes: 1st - $70, 2nd – $40, 3rd – $30

Adjudicator: TBC
Participants who are either related to the adjudicator or have been taught privately by the adjudicator within 6 months prior to the date of event are ineligible to participate in this section.

Participants must read agree to the General Rules before completing their registration. 

1.12 Online Senior Piano – Open

Submissions open 12 noon, Wednesday 2 June 2021
Submissions close 5pm, Thursday 3 June 2021
Reports emailed to entrants Thursday 10 June 2021
Winner posted online Friday 11 June 2021

Registration fee: $25
Time limit: 12 minutes
Requirements: Music of own choice for solo piano. Two works to be performed.
Prizes: 1st - $125, 2nd – $75, 3rd – $50

Adjudicator: TBC
Participants who are either related to the adjudicator or have been taught privately by the adjudicator within 6 months prior to the date of event are ineligible to participate in this section.

Participants must read agree to the General Rules before completing their registration. 

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