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Entry information - Strings

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

3.1 Strings Solo – 9 years and under

Submissions open 9am - Wednesday 7 July 2021
Submissions close 5pm - Thursday 8 July 2021
Reports emailed to entrants Thursday 15 July 2021
Winner posted online Friday 16 July 2021

Time limit: 3 minutes
Requirements: Music of own choice for violin, viola, cello or double bass.
Prizes: 1st – $30, 2nd – $20, 3rd – $10

Accompaniment requirements have been lifted for all sections. If competitors wish to perform unaccompanied, there will be no penalty. However, if competitors have booked an official accompanist with their original entry, accompanists will still be available to record and send you a backing track to perform with or accompany you live, complying with applicable Covid-19 safety restrictions.

Please contact accompanists directly to arrange your backing track recording or live accompaniment session.

The accompanist fee is payable at the time of entry and covers the performance only. The official accompanist must be advised of repertoire directly by the entrant no later than 14 days prior to the scheduled event. Rehearsals are strongly encouraged and are to be arranged privately with the accompanist. These will incur additional fees as determined by the accompanist.

Entrants may use their own accompanist by private arrangement.

3.2 Strings Solo – 12 years and under

Submissions open 9am - Monday 12 July 2021
Submissions close 5pm - Tuesday 13 July 2021
Reports emailed to entrants Tuesday 20 July 2021
Winner posted online Wednesday 21 July 2021

Time limit: 3 minutes
Requirements: Music of own choice for violin, viola, cello or double bass.
Prizes: 1st – $50, 2nd – $30, 3rd – $20

Accompaniment requirements have been lifted for all sections. If competitors wish to perform unaccompanied, there will be no penalty. However, if competitors have booked an official accompanist with their original entry, accompanists will still be available to record and send you a backing track to perform with or accompany you live, complying with applicable Covid-19 safety restrictions.

Please contact accompanists directly to arrange your backing track recording or live accompaniment session.

The accompanist fee is payable at the time of entry and covers the performance only. The official accompanist must be advised of repertoire directly by the entrant no later than 14 days prior to the scheduled event. Rehearsals are strongly encouraged and are to be arranged privately with the accompanist. These will incur additional fees as determined by the accompanist.

Entrants may use their own accompanist by private arrangement.

3.3 Strings Solo – 15 years and under

Submissions open 9am - Wednesday 14 July 2021
Submissions close 5pm - Thursday 15 July 2021
Reports emailed to entrants Thursday 22 July 2021
Winner posted online Friday 23 July 2021

Time limit: 5 minutes
Requirements: Music of own choice for violin, viola, cello or double bass.
Prizes: 1st – $60, 2nd – $35, 3rd – $25

Accompaniment requirements have been lifted for all sections. If competitors wish to perform unaccompanied, there will be no penalty. However, if competitors have booked an official accompanist with their original entry, accompanists will still be available to record and send you a backing track to perform with or accompany you live, complying with applicable Covid-19 safety restrictions.

Please contact accompanists directly to arrange your backing track recording or live accompaniment session.

The accompanist fee is payable at the time of entry and covers the performance only. The official accompanist must be advised of repertoire directly by the entrant no later than 14 days prior to the scheduled event. Rehearsals are strongly encouraged and are to be arranged privately with the accompanist. These will incur additional fees as determined by the accompanist.

Entrants may use their own accompanist by private arrangement.

3.4 Strings Solo – 18 years and under

Submissions open 9am - Tuesday 20 July 2021
Submissions close 5pm - Wednesday 21 July 2021
Reports emailed to entrants Wednesday 28 July 2021
Winner posted online Thursday 29 July 2021

Time limit: 8 minutes
Requirements: Music of own choice for violin, viola, cello or double bass.
Prizes: 1st – $90, 2nd – $55, 3rd – $35

Accompaniment requirements have been lifted for all sections. If competitors wish to perform unaccompanied, there will be no penalty. However, if competitors have booked an official accompanist with their original entry, accompanists will still be available to record and send you a backing track to perform with or accompany you live, complying with applicable Covid-19 safety restrictions.

Please contact accompanists directly to arrange your backing track recording or live accompaniment session.

The accompanist fee is payable at the time of entry and covers the performance only. The official accompanist must be advised of repertoire directly by the entrant no later than 14 days prior to the scheduled event. Rehearsals are strongly encouraged and are to be arranged privately with the accompanist. These will incur additional fees as determined by the accompanist.

Entrants may use their own accompanist by private arrangement.

3.5 Strings Solo – Open

Dates: To be confirmed
Time limit: 12 minutes
Requirements: Two works of own choice for violin, viola, cello or double bass.
Prizes: 1st – $125, 2nd – $75, 3rd – $50

Accompaniment requirements have been lifted for all sections. If competitors wish to perform unaccompanied, there will be no penalty. However, if competitors have booked an official accompanist with their original entry, accompanists will still be available to record and send you a backing track to perform with or accompany you live, complying with applicable Covid-19 safety restrictions.

Please contact accompanists directly to arrange your backing track recording or live accompaniment session.

The accompanist fee is payable at the time of entry and covers the performance only. The official accompanist must be advised of repertoire directly by the entrant no later than 14 days prior to the scheduled event. Rehearsals are strongly encouraged and are to be arranged privately with the accompanist. These will incur additional fees as determined by the accompanist.

Entrants may use their own accompanist by private arrangement.

3.6 Strings Solo (non-competitive) – 18 years and under

Submissions open 9am - Thursday 8 July 2021
Submissions close 5pm - Friday 9 July 2021
Reports emailed to entrants Friday 16 July 2021
Winner posted online Monday 19 July 2021

Time limit: 5 minutes
Requirements: Music of own choice for violin, viola, cello or double bass.
Eligibility: Participants cannot register for this event if they enter any section from 3.1 to 3.5.
Prizes: In non-competitive sections, there is no placing or prizes. Participants will receive a participation certificate and written feedback from the adjudicator.

Accompaniment requirements have been lifted for all sections. If competitors wish to perform unaccompanied, there will be no penalty. However, if competitors have booked an official accompanist with their original entry, accompanists will still be available to record and send you a backing track to perform with or accompany you live, complying with applicable Covid-19 safety restrictions.

Please contact accompanists directly to arrange your backing track recording or live accompaniment session.

The accompanist fee is payable at the time of entry and covers the performance only. The official accompanist must be advised of repertoire directly by the entrant no later than 14 days prior to the scheduled event. Rehearsals are strongly encouraged and are to be arranged privately with the accompanist. These will incur additional fees as determined by the accompanist.

Entrants may use their own accompanist by private arrangement.

3.7 Online Junior Strings – 18 years and under

Submissions open 12 noon, Wednesday 16 June 2021
Submissions close 5pm, Thursday 17 June 2021
Reports emailed to entrants Thursday 24 June 2021
Winner posted online Friday 25 June 2021

Registration fee: $25
Time limit: 8 minutes
Requirements: Music of own choice for violin, viola, cello or double bass.
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. 

3.8 Online Senior Strings – Open

Submissions open 12 noon, Wednesday 16 June 2021
Submissions close 5pm, Thursday 17 June 2021
Reports emailed to entrants Thursday 24 June 2021
Winner posted online Friday 25 June 2021

Registration fee: $25
Time limit: 12 minutes
Requirements: Two works of own choice for violin, viola, cello or double bass.
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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