International Piano and Strings Competition 2014
The American Protégé International Piano and Strings Competition 2014 is open to school students and adults of all nationalities and countries.
All instruments, including piano, strings, voice and winds are welcome to participate in the Competition.
Participants are required to submit video/audio recording materials for the audition.
We invite school students and adults to participate in the Competition. There is no age limit for the adult participants.
Multiple winners will be chosen in each of the following age groups:
|School Students:||Adults (19 and older):|
|Young Musicians: age 6 - 10||Amateur without professional degree|
|Junior: age 11 - 14||College students and professional musicians|
|Intermediate: age 15 - 18|
First, Second and Third Place winners will perform at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York City.
Winners Concerts will take place on
Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 1:00 PM at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall
Sunday, April 20, 2014 (Easter) at 3:30 PM and 8:00 PM at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall
Sunday, May 11, 2014 at 7:30 PM at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York City
Judges' Distinction Award and other Special Awards may be granted based on the judges recommendations.
Honorable Mention Winners will be given a performance at other venues in New York City on the dates to be announced.
Four qualified judges will evaluate audition materials. All judges are independent; their students are not allowed to apply this season.
How to Apply
To apply for the Competition participants must submit:
Completed online Application Form
DVD/CD or links to YouTube (or other vide sharing sites) video recordings.
A biography of the applicant in MS Word format (not to exceed 150 words). Include past participations in competitions, festivals and other public events. Portrait photo in electronic format, to be used for the Competition brochure printing. Biography and photo should be sent via e-mail to email@example.com
Mail DVD/CD and Application Fee to: American Protégé, P.O. Box 287476, New York, NY 10128
International participants must use express shipment services to the following street address and provide the tracking number.
Application materials must be postmarked no later than January 20, 2014.
The Organizational Committee will be accepting the application packages until the end of the business day on January 27, 2014.
Application Fee for solo performers - $150
Application Fees for duo, trio and quartet participants in all categories are reduced to $100 per person
Application Fees are not refundable.
U. S. participants should make a check or money order payable to American Protégé.
International participants may use:
• Certified bank check payable to American Protégé
• International money order payable to American Protégé
• PayPal. Go to the bottom of this page.
American Protégé Piano and Strings Competition Rules:
1. Audition time limit for the application video recording:
Duration of each piece submitted for the audition must not exceed 7 minutes.
|Young Musicians||6 - 10 years old||not to exceed 5 min|
|Junior||11 - 14 years old||not to exceed 7 min|
|Intermediate||15 - 18 years old||not to exceed 12 min|
|Amateur/Adults||19 and older||not to exceed 15 min|
|College Students/Professionals||19 and older||not to exceed 15 min|
2. Repertoire Requirements: Applicant may choose one or several pieces from the standard repertoire (Baroque, Classical, Romantic or Contemporary periods).
One movement of Sonata could be accepted as a separate piece.
3. Recordings should be a fair representation of the Contestant's abilities, but need not be of a professional quality. Recording materials must be labeled.
4. Contestants must perform from memory. No repeats. Music for the ensembles does not have to be memorized.
5. The DVD/CD will not be returned.
6. Judges comments will not be disclosed. Judges' decisions are final and can't be appealed.
7. First Prize Winners may not submit the same audition program for the following season.
8. The final selection of winners will be based solely on the audio/video recordings submitted.
9. Winners of the Competition will perform one piece selected by the judges from the participant's audition repertoire.
10. No changes of repertoire are allowed after the application is submitted.
11. Competition results will be published on American Protégé web-site on February 27, 2014.
12. The Certificates will be granted to the performing winners only, after the Winners Recital.
Winners Recital Information:
1. Winners of the Competition will perform one piece selected by the judges from the participant's audition repertoire.
2. Recital and Photo Fees for the Winners Recital at the Hall, including five tickets, set of high resolution digital photos, Winner's Certificate and Teacher's Diploma, are as follows:
Recital and Photo Fees for soloists are $320.
Recital and Photo Fees for ensemble members are $190 per member plus $70 per group.
Recital and Photo Fees fees are not refundable.
3. Detailed Recital Guidelines will be emailed to the winners.
4. Winners who have chosen not to participate in the Winners Recital for any reason may be disqualified.
5. All participants are responsible for their own expenses.
6. For extra tickets please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
To pay the Application Fees on-line please select the payment amount from the drop-down window and click on the button below.
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American Protégé Organizational Committee reserves the right to make any changes into the rules, dates, schedules and other information related to the Competitions
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