City Music is proud to announce the KORG Junior Piano Competition 2018 – the first-ever KORG Digital Piano Competition for young students in Singapore.

The finals of the competition will be held at BookFest@Singapore on 23 Dec 2018, and offers young aspiring pianists a wonderful platform to showcase their musical talents on a nationwide stage.

We invite all young pianists aged 10 and under to participate in this fabulous opportunity.

Parents/Guardians may register for interested parties by filling in the registration form on the bottom of the page.

For more competition & audition details and guidelines, please read on below.

We look forward to all your participation and hope to see you at BookFest!

KEY DATES

Closing date for Registration: 30 Nov 2018 (Fri)

Auditions:

Date:

Time:

Bras Basah Complex

1 Dec 2018 (Sat)

2pm - 4pm

Serangoon NEX Mall

2 Dec 2018 (Sun)

2pm - 4pm

Marine Parade Central

8 Dec 2018 (Sat)

2pm - 4pm

Toa Payoh HDB Hub

9 Dec 2018 (Sun)

11am - 1pm

Jurong Point

9 Dec 2018 (Sun)

3pm - 5pm

Grand Finals:

Suntec Convention Hall 401

(Stage Area)

23 Dec 2018 (Sun)

4.30pm – 7.30pm

REGISTRATION GUIDELINES

All participants must be 10 years old and below (born in the year 2008 or later). The age requirement applies to the participant’s age as of 1 October 2018. The KORG Junior Piano Competition is open to candidates of all nationalities and background.

Register here for the in-store auditions.

Participants will be notified via email and/or phone regarding audition venue, date and time. 

FORMAT OF COMPETITION

1. Auditions

Successful registrants will be invited to audition at one of five store locations. Participants should indicate their preferred choice of audition venue during registration (venue allocation will be given on a first-come-first-serve basis).

For the audition, participants must prepare ONE (1) piece for solo piano from eras of Western classical music (including Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Twentieth Century) to be performed.

Original compositions and improvisations are not permitted. Repeats may be played at the discretion of the performer but are not required. 

The audition floors will be open for practice 1 hour before the audition takes place. Practice session is based on first-come-first-serve basis and is limited to 10 minutes per participant. Participants are advised to bring along their own headphones for the practice session.

2. Grand Finals

20 finalists will be selected to proceed to the finals at BookFest@Singapore. Finalists will be contacted via email and/or phone call by 15 December 2018.

Finalists will be given 5 minutes on stage for their piano recital. Finalists are only required to perform ONE (1) piano piece and it can be the same as the audition piece.

Original compositions and improvisations are not permitted. All decisions made by the judges are final.

10 winners will be picked and the prize presentation will be held on stage at the end of the Grand Finals. Prizes are worth more than $4,000!

  • 1st Prize - KORG C1 Air Digital Piano (Worth $1,575)
  • 2nd Prize - $1,000 Voucher from The Pianist Studio
  • 3rd Prize - $800 Voucher from The Pianist Studio
  • Consolation Prize x 7
    • KORG KDM-3 Digital Metronome (Worth $80) + $100 Voucher from The Pianist Studio

Please note that prizes and value are subjected to change without prior notice.

JUDGING CRITERIA

Judging of the performance will be based on Arrangement, Performance, Tone and Rhythm.

Judges may call a stop to the audition (without affecting the score). All decisions made by the judges are final.

RULES AND REGULATIONS

This contest is only open to children aged 10 years old and below (born in the year 2008 or later), excluding employees and immediate family members of KORG, City Music Co (Pte) Ltd and Popular Book Co (Pte) Ltd. The age requirements apply to the participant’s age as of 1 October 2018. The KORG Junior Piano Competition is opened to candidates of all nationalities and background.

Registration is free of charge and registration closes on 30 November 2018. It is the responsibility of the participant and their parent/guardian to read the competition guidelines and all other terms and conditions stated herein.

By participating in the competition, the participant and their parent/guardian agree to accept all terms and requirements set forth herein and be bound by decisions of the organisers. KORG, City Music Co (Pte) Ltd and Popular Book Co (Pte) Ltd reserve the right to change any of the competition guidelines and all other terms and conditions without prior notice.

All decisions made by the judges are final, and no correspondence regarding the judges’ decisions will be entertained.

KORG, City Music Co (Pte) Ltd and Popular Book Co (Pte) Ltd are not responsible for and shall not be held liable for any claims, suits, actions, liabilities, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind in connection with the competition or resulting from acceptance, possession, or use of any prizes and awards.

Photographs and videos will be taken during this event for publicity purposes. By registering for the contest, the participant and their parent/guardian authorises the use of the participant's name, image, likeness or particulars for internal and external publicity purposes, without further compensation, for an unlimited period of time, in any manner as the organisers shall in their sole discretion deem fit, except where prohibited by law.

PERSONAL DATA PROTECTION ACT

By submitting the registration form, you agree that KORG, CITY MUSIC and POPULAR may collect, use and disclose your personal information included in the form to inform you via direct mails, emails and/or text messages about KORG and POPULAR’s products and services, upcoming promotions or events organized or co-organized by KORG, CITY MUSIC and POPULAR. It also constitutes permission to KORG and POPULAR and its agencies to use the winners’ names and/or photographs and videos for purposes of publicity, advertising and/or trade without further compensation or notice.

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