"The piano as a medium for expression is a whole world by itself. No other instrument can fill or replace its own say in the world of emotion, sentiment, poetry, imagery and fancy" – Leopold Godowsky
Vivace Music Contestants Must Submit Requires Documents
1. Complete entire application form
2. An unedited recorded performance of required work on DVD/CD or YouTube link
3. Non-refundable audition fee
4. A recent digital photograph (head & shoulders for publication purposes)
5. A short biography
Contestants age as of 10/1/19 will determine appropriate level.
Division I : Youth - 5-6 years old (max. 5 mins)
Division II : Junior - 7-9 years old (max. 6 mins)
Division III : Intermediate A- 10-12 years old (max. 8 mins)
Division IV : Intermediate B - 13-15 years old (max. 10 mins)
Division V : Advance - 16-18 years old (max. 12 mins)
Division III : Intermediate A- 10-12 years old (max. 10 mins)
Division IV : Intermediate B - 13-15 years old (max. 12 mins)
Division V : Advance - 16-18 year old (max. 14 mins)
Note: Two piano-8-hands duets can not be accepted (performance venues consist of one piano)
Contestants may choose up to four contrasting pieces to audition from the standard repertoire
Baroque, Classical, Romantic or Contemporary periods.Time allotted solely depends on the number of pieces registered (two pieces per registration). New age, pop, jazz, free improvisation of this genre will not be accepted and contestant will be automatically disqualified. Contestants will not be admitted to the competition unless payment is received. The competition will be judged by a pool of internationally trained artists musicians and pedagogues. Contestants who have passed the preliminary round will take part in the winners performance. The committee will notify the contestants for admission to the winners performance of the competition within approximately two weeks of application submission.
One movement of Sonatina/Sonata could be accepted as a separate piece
Only original pieces will be accepted, please avoid abbreviated versions
Selections should not exceed contest's allotted time duration
Contestants must perform from memory
October 1, 2019
Preliminary audition fee for solo & ensemble performers - $60
Winners performance fee for solo & ensemble performers - $150
Audition Fees are non-refundable
Participants can make electronic payments through application process
Recorded performances should be sent via application form with a video or YouTube link and must include the entire URL (clickable link).
YouTube or video link
Contestants must perform from memory
Recording materials must be labeled and does not have to be of professional quality
Videos must be un-edited
Judges' decisions are final and can't be appealed
The Vivace International Music Competition finals will take place in the
Kimmel Center for Performing Arts (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania).
The final round of Vivace Music Competition will be open to the public. The final selection of winners will be based exclusively on the video recording submission. Finalist will receive a registration form 1-2 weeks after preliminary audition. The jury's decisions are unquestionable and final. No appeals or comments will be considered. The performance order within each category will be randomly selected.
Financial expenses for travel, accommodation and visa costs, if necessary, are the responsibility of the participants themselves.
All stages of the Competition may be broadcast live and/or may be recorded and videotaped for broadcast, video, DVD, audio recording or any other format/media use.
It is anticipated that recordings of selected performances may be commercially produced, that a documentary of Vivace Music Competition incorporating selected performances will be produced for television, and that parts of the Competition will be made available on the Internet. Camera crews may photograph the competition.
Questions regarding any aspect of the competition should be addressed to
firstname.lastname@example.org and should be submitted by the teacher.