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Honorary Patrons

Special appreciation to the Polish Diplomatic Outposts for recognizing and honorary patronage of the competition on their respected territories where the in-person competition rounds will be held.

The competition will be held in a hybrid mode.
Participants may choose to participate in an offline + online format or an online-only format.

There are THREE CATEGORIES:
1. Solo (two rounds: Round One is off line or online, Final Round is online)
2. Chamber (two rounds: Round One is off line or online, Final Round is online)
3. Standized (one round only: offline or online)

* all groups complete in two rounds except for Standized Category.
* Participants are allowed to play the same piece for Preliminary Round and Final Round.

There are FIVE AGE GROUPS:
Standized: 5-18 years old  *one round only, Solo category
Junior: 5-10 years old   *two rounds (same piece is allowed for both rounds)
Young Artists: 11-18 years old   *two rounds (same piece is allowed for both rounds)
Professional: 19-33 years old  *two rounds (please refer to repertoire for details)

Amateur: 19-100 years old.  *two rounds (same piece is allowed for both rounds)

TWO ROUNDS:

PRELIMINARY ROUND Format

Solo, Chamber and Young Amateur Categories:

Offline: (face-to-face) in four locations:
Hong Kong : 14. Jan. 2024, City Hall, Central
Indonesia: 20 January 2024, Jakarta, Yùn Artified Community Art Center
Japan: 03. Feb. 2024, Kioicho Salon Hall, Tokyo
South Korea: 17. Feb. 2024, Cosmos Art Hall, Seoul

Online: Video Submission

*please refer to Schedule section for details

FINAL ROUND Format

Online: Video submission

A ZOOM OPEN HOUSE SESSION will be held for early birds participants who register before 15 December 2023.
The Open House Session will include subject about how to best prepare for the competition and explain details of judging criteria. The session will be held in English.

Registration Deadline – 15 January 2024

Competition Round One

Offline:

Hong Kong : 14. Jan. 2024, City Hall, Central
Indonesia: 20 January 2024, Jakarta, Yùn Artified Community Art Center
Japan: 03. Feb. 2024, Kioicho Salon Hall, Tokyo
South Korea: 17. Feb. 2024, Cosmos Art Hall, Seoul

Online
Video Submission – Round One: 17 February 2024

Competition Final Round
Online
Video submission before: 17 March 2024

<Result announcement for the preliminary round>

Online and Offline Preliminary Round Results Announcement: 25 Feb 2024 (results will be posted on the website)

Standaized category Results Announcement
– offline – same day at the venue
– online – 09 March 2024 on the website

<Result announcement for the final round>

24. March.2024

Solo Winners Concert – Warsaw, end of June 2024
Round One, 2nd, 3rd prize Winners Concert with Orchestra – Warsaw, end of June 2024

For All Participants:

Dress Code: Appropriate concert attire is advised for all participants.
Age and Identity Verification: Participants may be required to present their identification document before performing to confirm their birth date, name, and last name.
Age Accuracy: Misrepresentation of age will lead to disqualification.
Multiple Categories: Participants can apply for more than one category. However, separate applications are necessary for each.
Memorization Requirement: If specified, pieces must be played from memory.
Jury’s Decision: All decisions made by the jury are final.
Terms Subject to Revision: Be aware that rules, awards, and the judging panel might be revised without prior notice.
Promotional Activities: Winners and participants may be asked to partake in promotional events.
Copyrights: All recordings, photos, and videos from the competition are the property of the organizers and may be used as deemed appropriate.
Registration Fee: This fee is non-refundable.
Awards Discretion: The jury may choose not to present certain awards if they deem no participants qualified.
Primary Round Registration: All participants must register for the primary round. Only those qualifying for the final round will receive an email with instructions for final round payment.
Communication: If participants don’t receive any email before the competition, they should check their spam folder or contact us via our social media channels.

Additionally, For Online Participants:

Video Recording Guidelines: The participant’s face and full body must be clearly visible during the performance. The recording should not be older than 6 months.

Additionally, For Offline (In-Person) Participants:

Sheet Music: Participants should provide a copy of their score for in-person events. This will be returned post-performance.
Scheduling: The schedule for in-person competitions will be shared a month in advance. If participants can’t attend, an online option is available.
Audience Policies: The audience may or may not be permitted at the physical venue.
Dress Code Reminder: Participants are expected to wear proper concert attire.
Recording Restrictions: No audio or video recording is permitted during the competition.

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