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The International Music Talent Online Competition, Piano Category ,which is now a recognised member of the Alink-Argerich Foundation.

Total Prize Offering Valued at HKD$410,000

Each class 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize winners will be awarded a Trophy and certificate  

1st Prize, one 2nd Prize and one 3rd Prize will be announced to contestants who have reached a score of 85.
 

 "Gold Honour”certificate will be awarded to contestants who score 90 or above.

"Silver Honour" certificates will be awarded to contestants who score 80-89.

"Bronze Honour" certificates will be awarded to contestants who score 75-79.

Prize

International Fringe Prize (A001) Category

1st Prize: USD $1,000, Trophy, and Certificate of Honor

2nd Prize: USD $200, Trophy, and Certificate of Honor

3rd Prize: USD $100, Trophy, and Certificate of Honor

 

Sponsorship Prize for Contests in Piano Category

B101 - 118 1st prize, 2nd prize and 3rd prize

LIFETIME Subscription (USD $495)

are sponsored by TONEBASE 

Sponsorship Prize for Contests in Strings Category

C301 - 306, all 1st prize winners will receive Strings By Mail Gift Certificate Prize US$20; All 2nd& 3rd prize winners will receive Strings By Mail Gift Certificate Prize US$5

Sponsored by Strings By Mail

C206 Professional Musicians Class 1st prize winner:

2021 HEARTLAND CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL

a 9days program valued USD$875

(Tentative date: July 30- Aug7 2021)

Sponsored by Heartland Chamber Music

Sponsorship Prize for Contests in Guitar Classes

J803 Open Class :

1st Prize: Cash Prize $1,000 + Altamira Guitar N500 (999USD) + gift bag

Gift bags for 2nd, 3rd and 4th Prize

J804 Adult Class :

1st Prize: Altamira Guitar N400 (799USD) + gift bag

Gift bags for 2nd, 3rd and 4th Prize

J802 Youth Class :

1st Prize: Altamira Guitar N200 (399USD) + gift bag

Gift bags for 2nd, 3rd and 4th Prize

 

J801 Children Class :

1st Prize: Altamira Guitar N100 ¾ size (279USD) + gift bag

Gift bags for 2nd, 3rd and 4th Prize

 

J805 Rising Star Class I : gift bags for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Prize

J806 Rising Star Class II : gift bags for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Prize

All cash prize and gift bags (60USD) are

sponsored by Altamira Guitars

Guitar Category J801 - 806 1st prize, 2nd prize 3rd prize and 4th prize LIFETIME Subscription (USD $495)

are sponsored by TONEBASE 

J802 Classical Guitar Youth class the 1st prize winner:

2021 Eastman Summer Classical Studies (Guitar) - a three week program valued USD$2,000 (Tentative date: July 11-30th)

For non-university students only

Sponsored by Eastman Community Music School

Classical Guitar class, all 1st prize winners will receive Productions d’Oz Score Prize EUR€50;

All 2nd, 3rd & 4th prize winners will receive Productions d’Oz Score Prize EUR€40

Sponsored by Productions d’Oz

All classical 1st Prizes also include one ErgoPlay guitar support plus one music stand made in Germany

Sponsored by ErgoPlay

All guitar categories, all 1st prize winners will receive Strings By Mail Gift Certificate Prize US$20; All 2nd, 3rd, & 4th prize winners will receive Strings By Mail Gift Certificate Prize US$5

Sponsored by Strings By Mail

Classical Guitar class, all 1st prize winners will receive Augustine Strings String Prize (SIX sets of Augustine Strings in an Augustine Strings tote bag); Each runner up will receive TWO sets of Augustine Strings.

Sponsored by Augustine Strings

All guitar categories, all 1st prize winners will receive ONE Sagework guitar support (Umbra model US$76 each)

Sponsored by Sagework Guitar Supports

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Deadline: October 31st, 2020
 

Announcement Date: November 7th, 2020
Competition Date: November 16th to November 30th, 2020
Competition Platform: International Fringe Association Facebook Page

IFA will broadcast the competition videos online for all participants, parents, teachers and judges to watch. Participants can learn from each other by watching the online clips. It also increases the transparency and ensures fairness. After each competition is broadcast, the judges have a short deliberation and announce the results.

General rules of the competition

  • We do not accept resubmission once the video recording is submitted.

  • Contestants may use mobile devices such as a cell phone or tablet or a photo camera to record the performance video. External microphones are allowed.

  • At the beginning of the recording, contestants may clearly announce their name, and the pieces that will be performed.

  • All video of the performance must be kept in original and in one single shot / take / recording.

  • No editing and reverb is allowed.

  • There is no limitation on the dress code and venue.

  • The contestant can choose a front view or side view for the performance video recording. Please make sure your entire torso and hands can be clearly seen. The performance gestures, such as hands movements and the pedals, must be visible.

  • The contestants are encouraged to memorize music, but this requirement is not necessary.

  • Once announced, the judges’ decisions are final and the decision cannot be appealed.

  • The videos recordings and images of contestants could be posted on International Fringe Association official website and its social media platform (Facebook, WeChat or Instagram).

  • The Competition Committee has full ownership of all the video recordings during the competition. The video recordings could be used for future marketing on various media without informing the participants.

  • All application fees are not refundable or transferable to other categories.

  • The first, second, and third prize winners of the age group need to present valid ID documents to the Association before they are issued a certificate & trophy.

  • The winner requires to pay the shipping or courier fee for the trophy.​​

  • One single unedited shot / take / recording from recent performance or concert (dated between Jan-Oct of 2020) is allowed.

  • Contestants who fail to follow the rules of the competition mentioned above will be disqualified.

How to Apply

1. Fill in the application form below
2. Arrange payment via Paypal via application process
3. Submit performance recording either:

a) Submit the recording YouTube link during the application process
b) Send the video recording to info@ifacompetition.com. The name of the file submission should be in the following format: “class_name_name of the piece”
(e.g. A001_John_Smith_Chopin_Ballade_2.mp4)