THE 12TH ASIA PACIFIC OUTSTANDING YOUTH PIANO COMPETITION
Last day of Entry: 10 February 2021 (both HK residents and overseas players)
Last day of Video Submission: 28 February 2021
Prizes will be announced before April 2021.
Each competitor can enter max. 3 different classes.
Awards and Prizes
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 10 February 2021.
Participants will need to upload videos to the specific standard requested and the jury will give marks and comments, and awards for each competition class.
We will email you the link for uploading video once we have confirmed your registration and payment. Participants can choose to submit videos in either of the following ways:
1) Upload videos directly from a computer, mobile phone or any portable device, or
2) Upload the video to your personal YouTube channel and submit us the YouTube link.
The video must not be changed/ updated/ revised once it is submitted.
Camera resolution should be set 720p (and/or 30fps) and the file size must not exceed 2GB. There is no limit for YouTube videos.
Competitors are required to present live performance etiquette such as bowing before and after the performance. The performer's face must be shown clearly (with sufficient lighting in the room).
No need to announce name or introduce the music.
The video should clearly show the upper body up to pedals (if used), hands and keyboard during performance.
The video has to be made in one take without any processing or editing.
The video must be taken within three months before the deadline for submission (recorded between 1 Dec 2020 and 28 Feb 2021)
Any video that does not meet the requirements or is not related to the competition will be disqualified, and the payment will not be refunded.
Group entry (suitable for teachers and schools)
Payment method for overseas participants
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Free Choice Class Series– perform ONE piece of piano music of your own choice
Age calculate on 15 February 2021
Young Children Primary Class Class code: YCP
Age 5 or under Beginner to Grade 2 level Piece Performing Time: within 2 minutes
Young Children Intermediate Class Class code: YCI
Age 6 or under Beginner to Grade 3 level Piece Performing Time: within 2 minutes
Children Primary Class Class code: CP
Age 12 or under Beginner to Grade 3 level Piece Performing Time: within 2 minutes
Children Intermediate Class Class code: CI
Age 12 or under Grade 3 to Grade 5 level Piece Performing Time: within 3 minutes
Children Advance Class Class code: CA
Age 12 or under Grade 5 to Grade 8 level Piece Performing Time: within 5 minutes
Youth Advanced Class Class code: YA
Age 16 or under Grade 6 to Grade 8 level Piece Performing Time: within 5 minutes
Youth Professional Class Class code: YP
Age 28 or under Grade 8 to Diploma level Piece Performing Time: within 6 minutes
French Piano Music Class Class code: FM
Age 28 or under Perform one piece by any French composer, without repeat Performing Time: within 6 minutes
Sonata Class Class code: SON
Age 28 or under Perform one movement from any Piano Sonata, without repeat Performing Time: within 6 minutes
Piano Duet Primary Class Class code: DP
Age 12 or under Beginner to Grade 3 level Piece Performing Time: within 3 minutes
Piano Duet Intermediate Class Class code: DI
Age 16 or under Grade 4 to Grade 5 level Piece Performing Time: within 5 minutes
Piano Duet Advance Class Class code: DA
Age 28 or under Grade 6 to Grade 8 level Piece Performing Time: within 6 minutes
Diploma Open Class Class code: DO
Any Diploma level Piece Perform one piece only, without repeat
Time Limit: within 8 minutes
Piano Graded Series
Perform ONE piece only from either HK Schools Music Festival/ ABRSM/ Trinity Guildhall/ Central Conservatory of Music 19/20 or 21/22 Syllabus
No age limit
Grade 1 Class code: E1
Grade 2 Class code: E2
Grade 3 Class code: E3
Grade 4 Class code: E4
Grade 5 Class code: E5
Grade 6 Class code: E6
Grade 7 Class code: E7
Grade 8 Class code: E8
Entry Fee (expressed in Hong Kong Dollar)
$400: YCP, YCI, CP, CI, E1, E2, E3, E4, E5
$460: CA, DP, DI
$520: E6, E7, E8, YA
$520: YP, DA
$580: DO, SON, FM
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.
1. You agree and understand the last day of video submission is 28 February 2021, no change can be made after submission.
2. $150 administrative fee will be applied per person to applications or any information change after 10 February 2021.
3. Once your application is confirmed, payment is not refundable nor transferable.
4. An official receipt will be sent by email within five working days after we receive your application and the confirmation of payment. Please inquire to email@example.com if you do not receive it.