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Divisions and Time limits 

Contestants are to select both age group and repertoire group when registering.

General age Groups and time limits:






























*The time indicates for one single work only


 Repertoire Groups:

  • Baroque

  • Classical

  • Romantic

  • Impressionism

  • 20th century

  • Contemporary

  • Polyphonic 

  • Traditional folk music

  • Contestant’s Choice (Final only)

  Professional age Groups and time limits:


*The given time represents the total duration of the performance, which includes both selected pieces (TWO).


Participants must choose one category and perform two required pieces:

1. Contestant's Choice Category:

   a) Choose one technical etude

   b) Choose one piece of your choice

2. Works by Chu Wanghua Category:

   a) Works by Chu Wanghua

   b) Choose one technical etude


1st Prize

2nd Prize

3rd Prize

Performance Award 

In each instrument group (such as Piano, String, Brass, Percussion, Vocal, and Chinese Instrument), a monetary award will be given to the participant with the highest score. However, in order to be eligible for this monetary award, there must be a minimum of three contestants competing in that particular division.



Competition Regulations:


1. General:

   a. The grand final consists of one round only.

   b. Participants are required to dress formally.


2. Performance Guidelines:

   a. Participants are responsible for ensuring the proper tuning and safety of their instruments.

   b. Time limits are specified for each group, and participants must strictly adhere to them.

   c. Memorization of the repertoire is generally required, unless otherwise specified.

   d. Participants must be present and ready to perform at the designated time. Overtime will result in being asked to stop, but no points will be deducted.

   e. Participants are limited to a single performance opportunity for the grand final.


3. Jury and Evaluation:

   a. The competition will be judged by a panel of distinguished international musicians and educators.

   b. Evaluation criteria may include, but are not limited to, technical proficiency, musicality, interpretation, intonation, accuracy, and stage presence.

   c. The jury's decision is final and cannot be contested.


4. Interruptions during Performances:

   a. Jury members have the right to interrupt the performance or ask the participant to play any section of the music for further evaluation or clarification.

   b. The participant will not lose points for complying with the jury's requests.


5. Conduct and Discipline:

   a. Participants and the audience must follow the instructions or directions of staff members to maintain an orderly environment.

   b. Participants may be disqualified if they violate any of the competition rules or engage in misconduct.


6. Final Interpretation:

   a. The organizing committee has the right to make the final interpretation of the regulations.


By participating in the competition, contestants acknowledge that they have read, understood, and agree to abide by the competition regulations.

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