Young Artists Concerto Competition

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Rising Stars Piano Competition

The 2021 New Zealand Music Competition's Rising Stars category is open to beginner and intermediate piano students in four age groups. Rising Stars are students who have recently embarked on their music studies. Applicants should indicate their and age group on the application form, and also upload a photo.

Competition Date: January 28 - 31, 2021
Competition Venue: Adam Concert Room, New Zealand School of Music, Wellington

Description of Groups - age on 28 Jan 2021

Piano A (PA): Age: 7 - 8 Max. 5 minutes
Piano B (PB): Age: 9 - 10 Max. 8 minutes
Piano C (PC): Age: 11 - 13 Max.10 minutes
Piano D (PD): Age: 14 - 18 Max.12 minutes

• 1st prize trophy for Piano A and B
• 1st prize trophy, and $50 for Piano C and D
• 1st prize winners of each group will be invited to perform at the gala concert
• Each group will have two 2nd prizes with medals, three 3rd prizes with medals, and the rest of the candidates will receive a certificate
• Each group will have one prize with certificate for The Best Performance of a Chinese Work and one prize with certificate for The Best Performance of a New Zealand Work

Repertoire Requirement:
• Free choice of repertoire
• A maximum of 3 pieces
• We encourage students to perform New Zealand and Chinese works at the competition (but this is not compulsory)
• You cannot change the competition repertoire once it is submitted

• Two adjudicators per group
• Details of the adjudicators will be announced closer to the time

Other Information:
• Participants will perform in alphabetical order by surname
• The decision of the adjudicators is final
• The organisers reserve the right to make any changes to the event if necessary
• Rights to any competition performance, whether broadcast, televised or recorded, belong to the competition, and no fee is payable for any transmissions, recordings or broadcasts of them


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