THE 16TH ASIA PACIFIC OUTSTANDING YOUTH PIANO COMPETITION 

Competition Date: 25 January - 10 February 2023

Last day of entry payment: 28 December 2022

Live competition venue: HK Cultural Centre

For online session, last day of video submission:​

20 January 2023

Any participant can join both the live or the online competition for different classes (no duplicates).

*If the pandemic continues, and venue is closed during the competition dates, all live competition participants will be asked to provide video recording and join the online competition. We shall announce the changes and arrangement by mid of January on our Facebook HKMFY

Award and Prize in each class:

  • Winner- one person: will be awarded a winner trophy and prize HK$300; Diploma Open Class: will be awarded a winner trophy and prize HK$400

  • Second and Third prize- can be more than one person: will be awarded a trophy

  • Each awardee will obtain an award certificate

  • Each competitor who scores 90 and/or above will obtain a Honours Certificate

  • Each competitor who scores 80 and/or above will obtain a Merit Certificate

*$150 administrative fee will be applied per person to applications or any information change after 28 December 2022.

Official registration time, competition time and performing order will be announced by  individual notification via email between 10-15 January 2023.

- If there is a sudden incident in the city, suspension of school from HK Education Bureau, or bad weather ie. red and black rainstorm, typhoon no.8 or above, all competitions will be cancelled. We will not rearrange the competition schedule and the enrolment fee will not be refunded. If there is an Amber rainstorm, typhoon no.3 or 1, the competitions remain as scheduled. Thank you for your understanding.

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Group entry (suitable for teachers and schools)

Payment method for overseas participants

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Competition Class

Free Choice Class Series– perform ONE piece of piano music of your own choice

Age calculate on 25 January 2023

Each competitor can enter max. 3 different classes.

 

Young Children Primary Class   Class code: YCP

Age 5 or under    Beginner to Grade 2 level Piece   Time limit: 2 minutes

HKD 480

 

Young Children Intermediate Class   Class code: YCI

Age 6 or under     Beginner to Grade 3 level Piece   Time limit: 2 minutes

HKD 480

Young Children Advanced Class   Class code: YCA NEW

Age 6 or under    Grade 4 to Grade 7 level Piece   Time limit: 5 minutes

HKD 520

Children Primary Class   Class code: CP

Age 12 or under     Beginner to Grade 3 level Piece     Time limit: 2 minutes

HKD 480

 

Children Intermediate Class   Class code: CI

Age 12 or under     Grade 3 to Grade 5 level Piece    Time limit: 3 minutes

HKD 480

 

Children Advanced Class   Class code: CA

Age 12 or under     Grade 5 to Grade 8 level Piece     Time limit: 5 minutes

HKD 520

 

Youth Advanced Class   Class code: YA

Age 16 or under      Grade 6 to Grade 8 level Piece     Time limit: 5 minutes

HKD 520

 

Youth Professional Class   Class code: YP

Age 28 or under      Grade 8 to Diploma level Piece     Time limit: 6 minutes

HKD 580

Austrian/ German Piano Music Class    Class code: AGM  

Age 28 or under     Perform one piece from any French composer, without repeat      Time limit: 6 minutes

HKD 630

Sonata Class    Class code: SON      

Age 28 or under     Perform one movement from any Piano Sonata, without repeat      Time limit: 6 minutes

HKD 630

Diploma Open Class   Class code: DO   

Any Diploma level Piece   Perform one piece only, without repeat

Time Limit: 8 minutes

HKD 630

Piano Recital Class   Class code: PR   NEW

No age limit   Any ONE to THREE pieces in a different style

Time Limit: 20 minutes

HKD 1380

Professional Piano Teacher Class  

Professional Teacher Intermediate Class   Class code: PTI

Age 28 or above      Any Grade 6 to Grade 8 level Piece     Perform one piece only, without repeat  Time limit: 5 minutes

HKD 520

Professional Teacher Advanced Class   Class code: PTA

Age 28 or above      Any Diploma level Piece   Perform one piece only, without repeat

Time Limit: 8 minutes

HKD 630

Piano Duet Primary Class   Class code: DP

Age 12 or under     Beginner to Grade 3 level Piece     Time limit: 3 minutes

HKD 520

 

Piano Duet Intermediate Class   Class code: DI

Age 16 or under      Grade 4 to Grade 5 level Piece     Time limit: 5 minutes

HKD 520

 

Piano Duet Advanced Class   Class code: DA

No age limit     Grade 6 to Grade 8 level Piece    Time limit: 6 minutes

HKD 580

'Il Maestro e lo Scolare' Class  ('Teacher and Pupil' Duet Class)  Class code: DTP 

A duet class to be performed by a teacher and pupil    No age limit.   Any piece of Grade 5 level or below.   Time limit: 5 minutes    Each teacher can participate in 3 duet groups maximum

HKD 520

Piano Graded Series

Perform ONE piece only from either HK Schools Music Festival/ ABRSM/ Trinity Guildhall/ Central Conservatory of Music 21/22 or 22/23 Syllabus

No age limit

Grade 1     Class code: E1

HKD 480

Grade 2     Class code: E2

HKD 480

Grade 3     Class code: E3

HKD 480

Grade 4     Class code: E4

HKD 480

Grade 5     Class code: E5

HKD 480

Grade 6     Class code: E6

HKD 520

Grade 7     Class code: E7

HKD 520

Grade 8     Class code: E8

HKD 520

All participants must follow the competition requirements for the chosen class, including age, repertoire level and time limit. Those who do not meet the requirements risk disqualification. Payment is not refundable nor transferable in any case.

Entry Fee (expressed in Hong Kong Dollar)

$480: YCP, YCI, CP, CI, E1, E2, E3, E4, E5

$520: YCA, CA, DP, DI, DTP

$520: E6, E7, E8, YA, PTI

$580: YP, DA

$630: DO, SON, AGM, PTA

$1380: PR

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