Rules & Regulations

Rules & Regulations

  1. The participant’s age group is determined by the year of birth, regardless of month. Entries to the incorrect age group will be forfeited.
  2. Applications are not considered complete and accurate information required and fees have been received by the Euroasia.
  3. All fees are non-refundable and must be paid in full upon submission. There will be no refunds for withdrawals after online application has been submitted.
  4. Works chosen must reflect the current level and standard of the competitor and must be a published work of Western Art Music tradition[1], unless taken from the ABRSM or Trinity College London exam syllabuses (refer to Rule no. 5).
  5. All repertoire listed under the ABRSM and the Trinity College London graded and diploma syllabuses are accepted.
  6. Participants may enter more than once in the same age group in each region – but are not allowed to perform the same piece.
  7. Please note the actual timing of each work based on the participant’s time of performance, and not from a third party recording of the piece. The length of the piece selected should not exceed the allotted time as stated in the performance requirements, there is no minimum time required.
  8. Participants are encouraged to perform from memory, although this is not compulsory and no additional marks will be awarded.
  9. Participants are required to perform from original copies.  No photocopied pieces should be used during performance. Failure to comply may result with disqualification.
  10. Only ONE piece is accepted, any single movement from a set work (e.g. Sonata; Suite) is considered as one piece.
  11. Piece chosen must be performed in entirety, with no part of the chosen work omitted. Any work that is not performed in entirety may result in disqualification. Repeats are at the discretion of the participant.
  12. Performance over the timing allowed, or any work not performed in entirety will not be awarded any prize regardless of the quality of performance.
  13. Any repertoire changes after submission will incur a change fee of RM50. Repertoire changes will not be accepted once applications are closed for the chosen region.
  14. Any amendments after submission (E.g. name/repertoire spelling error) will incur an Administrative fee.
  15. Certificate reprints due to applicant/application error will be chargeable.
  16. Gold Prize Winners from all Entry Groups are eligible to participate in the national level Final Round at the Malaysian Piano Competition. A link to the online registration will be made available to winners at the conclusion of each regional round.
  17. Finalists are not required to perform the same piece for the Finals.
  18. The participant is required to bring two copies (photocopies) of the music performed for the Jury.
  19. Order of performance for the Preliminary and Final rounds will be finalised no later than two weeks before the actual event day and will be sent  out via email only to the correspondence email submitted.
  20. Requests to alternate order of performance will not be entertained.
  21. Participants must be ready and willing to perform earlier or later than their scheduled time due to any cancellations and unforeseen schedule changes.
  22. Recordings of any sort (video/audio) are limited to the family members and/or teacher of the participant ONLY.  Recordings of other competitors are not allowed.
  23. Announcement of winners and prize-giving for all categories will be held at the conclusion of the event day unless stated otherwise.
  24. Please submit all queries via the contact form or email to [email protected] or [email protected]

Terms & Conditions

  1. The decision of the Jury is final and is not open to further discussion.
  2. Contacting Jury members before or during the competition is strictly prohibited.
  3. All participants will receive a Certificate of Participation at both the Regional and Final round.
  4. The Jury may choose to;
    • Listen to only a part of the program presented if they feel they have heard enough to make a judgment.
    • Withhold awards, as in line with international competitions, if the minimum points required are not met.
    • Award joint-prizes or choose winner in the event of a tie.
  5. Minimum points for each Round and Category as below;
    Regional Rounds
    Gold Prize – 80 points and above
    Silver Prize – 70 points and above
    Bronze Prize – 60 points and above
    Final Round
    First Prize – Top scoring participant of the category with a minimum of 90 points.
    Second Prize – Second highest scoring participant of the category with a minimum of 85 points.
    Third Prize – Third highest scoring participant of the category with a minimum of 85 points.
  6. Each Gold Prize winner shall only be allowed ONE performance for the final round, regardless of the number of gold prizes won at the regional round(s).
  7. The Organiser(s) [2] reserves the right to limit the total number of participants and to combine or divide any age group category depending on the numbers of Participant in each category.
  8. The Organiser(s) reserves the right to limit the total number of prizes awarded for each of the categories and/or change the value and type of awards given at any time without prior-notice.
  9. Any unclaimed prizes will be discarded three (3) months after the event date.
  10. In the event that a member of the Jury presents his/her student at the Piano Festival, the said Jury member is to recuse himself/herself from the Panel. The marks will be awarded only by the remaining Jury, and divided accordingly to obtain the average mark. A current student is defined as having studied within the previous 12 months. Attending or performing at masterclasses does not apply for this rule.
  11. All participants and their accompanying members are responsible for their own expenses and no reimbursements of any kind will be provided.
  12. The Piano Competition is open to the public. Participants’ are able to observe all competition classes.
  13. ALL persons wishing to observe the competition (including parents, teachers, page turners) are required to purchase a Entry Pass from the Registration Desk.
  14. The Organiser(s) shall have no liability in the event of illness and/or injury to persons, damage and/or theft of objects that may occur during the journey or while the competition is in progress.
  15. The Organiser(s)has unrestricted rights to film, broadcast, photograph and record any part of the competitor’s participation including but not limited to rehearsals and competition performances. The Organiser(s) reserves all rights. The participant agrees that he/she waives all rights and interests arising from the distribution or use of any such recordings.
  16. The rules of the application must be strictly adhered to and each supplementary document requested supplied.
  17. By submitting the Application Form, which forms a part of the Rules & Regulations and Terms & Conditions of the Piano Festival, the participant is deemed to agree and comply with this document.

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All information on this document was correct when posted. However, the organiser(s) reserves the right to make changes without prior notice if circumstances dictate.

Latest Amendment date: 17 December 2019

[1] Western Art Music tradition – from the Baroque to 21st Century periods and does not include works of jazz, pop, rock, etc.

[2] Organiser(s) include Euroasia Association of Performing Arts, Malaysian Youth Orchestra Foundation, and the Johor Society for the Performing Arts

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