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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

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

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

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

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

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

1.3 Piano Solo – 12 years and under

Date: 10am, Sunday 30 May, 2021
Venue: Hawthorn Arts Centre
Registration fee: $25
Time limit: 3 minutes
Requirements: Music of own choice for solo piano.
Prizes: 1st - $50 voucher, 2nd – $30 voucher, 3rd – $20 voucher

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

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

1.4 Piano Solo – 14 years and under

Date: 10am, Saturday 5 June, 2021
Venue: Hawthorn Arts Centre
Registration fee: $25
Time limit: 4 minutes
Requirements: Music of own choice for solo piano.
Prizes: 1st – $60, 2nd - $35, 3rd – $25

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

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

1.5 Piano Solo – 16 years and under

Date: 6:30pm, Sunday 6 June, 2021
Venue: Hawthorn Arts Centre
Registration fee: $25
Time limit: 6 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 date of event are ineligible to participate in this section.

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

1.6 Piano Solo – 18 years and under

Dates: 6:30pm, Wednesday 23 June and 6:30pm, Thursday 24 June, 2021. (Winners announced at conclusion of Thursday 24 June session)
Venue: Hawthorn Arts Centre
Registration fee: $25
Time limit: 8 minutes
Requirements: Music of own choice for solo piano.
Prizes: 1st – $90, 2nd – $55, 3rd – $35

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

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

1.7 Piano Solo – Open

Dates: 6:30pm, Tuesday 1 June; 6:30pm, Wednesday 2 June and 6:30pm Thursday 3 June, 2021. (Winners announced at conclusion of Thursday 3 June session)
Venue: Hawthorn Arts Centre
Registration fee: $25
Time limit: 15 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 date of event are ineligible to participate in this section.

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

1.8 Piano Concerto Award – Open

Heats will be held on the following days.

6:30pm on Tuesday 18 May

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6:30pm on Wednesday 19 May

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6:30pm on Thursday 20 May

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

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

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

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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:

  • 6:30pm, Thursday 22 July, 2021 at the Hawthorn Arts Centre
  • 6:30pm, Friday 23 July, 2021 at the Hawthorn Arts Centre

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

Accompanist: Participants must provide their own accompanist. Final is accompanied by Camerata Orchestra

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

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

Date: 3pm, Sunday 30 May, 2021
Venue: Hawthorn Arts Centre
Registration fee: $25
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.

Adjudicator: TBC

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

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

Date: 4pm, Saturday 5 June, 2021
Venue: Hawthorn Arts Centre
Registration fee: $25
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.

Adjudicator: TBC

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

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 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 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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