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Regulation - Online Division

Eligibility and Participation:

  1. The Royal International Piano Competition is open to pianists in all ages and all nationalities.

  2. Pianists ages 16 and up may participate in more than one category. The fee and application must be submitted separately.

  3. All applicants can apply for both Online and Live competitions.

 

Categories:

Prodigy I (Under 6)

Prodigy II (Age 6-7)

Junior I (Age 8-9)

Junior  II (Age 10-11)

Young Musician I (Age 12-13)

Young Musician II (Age 14-15)

Emerging Artist (Age 16-17)

Professional Artist (Age 18-35)

Professional Composers (Age 16 and up)

Amateur (Age 18 and up)

 

(For Program Requirements of each category, please see the Repertoire page)

 

Application Deadline and Fee:

  1. The application must be submitted by July 28th. Submissions must be on time to be accepted.

  2. A non-refundable application fee of 130 USD is due with the application (150 USD for Professional Artist Category).

 

Video Submission:

  1. The preliminary video should be uncut and unedited (without effects, zoom, titles, or fades). The contestant’s face and hands should be visible at all times.

  2. The video recording should be of good technical quality (no dynamic compression)

  3. Works may be recorded in one take or separately.

  4. The video should not be older than six months at the time of application

  5. Only piano SOLO repertoire will be accepted. No concerto is allowed.

  6. All works must be performed by memory (Except for the Amateur Category. Performing by memory is OPTIONAL for the Amateur Category)

  7. Contestants may perform with or without repeat as long as the performance duration meets the requirement (for the time range of each category, please refer to the Repertoire page).

  8. One or more piano solo works may be performed.

  9. Videos may be uploaded on Youtube, Youku, Bilibili, and other platforms upon request.

 

After Submission & Final Round:

  1. Preliminary Round decisions will be made by July 30th.

  2. Judges will select up to contestants from each category to compete in the Final Round.

  3. Contestants who advance to the Final Round must submit a new video no later than August 31st (Preliminary video can’t be used for the Final Round)

  4. All the Final Round programs can be the same as the Preliminary Round or different.

  5. Contestants may perform with or without repeat as long as the performance duration meets the requirement (for the time range of each category, please refer to the Repertoire page)

  6. All works must be performed by memory (Except for the Amateur Category. Performing by memory is OPTIONAL for the Amateur Category)

  7. Competitors who exceed the allotted performance time may be disqualified.

  8. Final Round results will be announced by September 20th.

 

Judging Criteria:

The judging criteria for the competition include, but are not limited to:

  • Technique

  • Musicality

  • Interpretation

  • Stage presence

  • Overall performance

 

Awards & Prizes:

Scholarship Prizes, Certificate of Diploma, Winner’s Concert at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

 

Other Rules:

*Competitors must wear appropriate concert attire.

*All decisions made by the judges are final.

*Competitors who do not adhere to the rules and regulations of the competition may be disqualified.

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