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WHO CAN APPLY

The Organizing Committee of the Hong Kong International Piano Competition (from now on referred to as The Committee), welcomes applications from pianists from all over the world whose dates of birth are on or later than the 7th October 1989.

Students of members of the Jury ARE allowed to participate. Should this be the case, the score awarded by the Jury to a candidate whose teacher is a member of the Jury will exclude the voting of his/her teacher. The score each participant will receive will then be divided by the number of votes contributing to achieve his/her score for each stage.

In order to achieve this fair treatment of all candidates, applicants must list all teachers they have studied or are studying with, specifying the form of studies undertaken with each of them, duration of studies, etc. Failing to do so might result in disqualification of candidates at any stage of the competition.

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HOW TO APPLY

Applicants will need to send:

a) A duly completed APPLICATION FORM supplied with this brochure.
   
b) Along with their application form, applicants are requested to participate in a preliminary audition by sending a digital video recording (in any standard format) of their performance, minimum 40 minutes long, which must include pieces selected, (and as directed), from a given “menu” (see Annex 1). (The pieces do not need to have been recorded all at the same time, and they can include selections from live performances, for example).
   
  First Prize-winners of International Piano Competitions, members of the World Federation of International Music Competitions, will be automatically accepted to participate without having to go through this Selection process, provided they comply with other conditions of application to participate in the competition. However, given the new format the Competition is adopting, they will be requested to participate in Round I (Quarter Finals) of the Competition.
   
c) 4 passport-size recent photographs plus two high definition photographs (bigger, one in color and one in black and white) which could be used in all publicity material.
   
d) Photocopy of all relevant pages of their passports. If the participant lives in a country different from the one who issued his/her passport, please, include supporting documents proving permission to stay (and study and/or work as it might be the case) in the declared present country of residence.
   
e) Furthermore the candidates will need to include a detailed CV with proofs of achievements claimed, such as prizes won in competitions, etc. Applicants must list all teachers they have studied or are studying with, specifying the form of studies undertaken with each of them, duration of studies, etc. Failing to do so might result in disqualification of candidates at any stage of the competition.
   
f) A non-refundable application fee of USD150 must be paid. Payment should be made by telegraphic transfer to the following bank account:
 
   
Name of account: The Chopin Society of Hong Kong Ltd.
Number of account: 848 – 609525 - 838
Bank: HSBC Hong Kong
Bank code: 004
SWIFT: HSBCHKHHHKH
Bank address: 1 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong
   
The receipt or duplicate issued by the bank executing the telegraphic order should be sent together with other documents accompanying the digital video recording. All bank charges (by the sending and receiving banks), connected with the remittance, should be paid for by the applicant.
   
g) Proposed repertoire of an up to 70 minutes performance to be recorded and sent to the office of the competition, should the applicant be selected among the 35 contestants who will be participating in Round I, Quarter finals, of the competition (see Round I - Quarter finals).
There is no need to send, at this stage, the proposed programme for further stages of the competition.
   
ALL DOCUMENTS AND RECORDINGS SHOULD BE SENT TO:
   
Dr. Anabella Levin-Freris,
Executive Secretary,
The Hong Kong International Piano Competition,
Room 1909, 19/F., St. George’s Building,
No.2 Ice House Street, Central,
Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2868 3325, (852) 2868 3387
Mobile: (852) 9027 1429
Fax: (852) 2868 1994
E-mail: afreris@netvigator.com
   

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WHEN TO APPLY

The Application package should reach the office of the competition any time from now on and until the 28th February 2019 (postmark date).
(Should the applicant have problems meeting this deadline, he/she should contact the office of the competition to agree on an acceptable alternative date).

First prize winners of international piano competitions included in the list of the World Federation of International Music Competitions, will be automatically accepted to participate in the competition directly in Round I (Quarter finals). they will also need to send all the documents requested above, with the exception of the video recording.

 

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ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE SELECTED 35 CONTESTANTS (Quarter finalists)

The names of the 35 Contestants (Quarter finalists) accepted to participate in The Hong Kong International Piano Competition will be publicly announced in the official Website of our Competition: www.chopinsocietyhk.org on the 15th March 2019. All applicants will be contacted individually to let them know of the results of the Preselection Audition.

 


 


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