THE AMATEUR CLASS


Competition and Repertoire Requirements


Category for Amateur Class Repertoire Requirements
Category 1: Ages 6 and below Contestant’s own choice of 1 work or 2 works
(within 1 minute to 3 minutes)
Category 2: Ages 7 to 10 Contestant’s own choice of 2 or 3 works
(within 4 to 6 minute)
Category 3: Ages 11 to 14 Contestant’s own choice of 2 or 3 works
(within 7 to 10 minutes)
Category 4: Ages 15 to 17 Contestant’s own choice of 3 works
(within 11 to 15 minutes)

• The Amateur Class is opened to all young pianists residing in Malaysia aged 17 and below (born on & and after 1st Jan 2005).

• Contestants MUST perform from memory.

• The program to be performed comprises of the contestant’s own choice of works. However, the contestants are encouraged to perform a balanced program of contrasting styles and includes classical music from different eras.

• All pertinent program details (Composer, Work, Key, Op., No., Hob., K. designations) for each movement of the work intended for performance must be listed.

• Original compositions and improvisations are not permitted. No concerti or transcriptions are allowed.

• Repeats may be played at the discretion of the contestant, but are not required.

• Jury has the right to request for the photocopies of all the scores from the contestants.

• Contestants will have to perform all repertoires as stated in the application form.

Contestants would be playing on a Steinway Grand throughout the competition.

Video Recording will be conducted in a continuous, live-recording manner at Steinway Showroom (Mutiara Damansara or Penang Gurney Paragon Mall) by our recording team in one take only. Repeating or re-recording of performance is not permitted.



Eligibility


• The Amateur Class is open to all young pianists residing in Malaysia aged 17 and below (born on & and after 1st Jan 2005).

• Category 1: Ages 6 and below (i.e. born on or after 1st Jan 2016)

• Category 2: Ages 7 and 10 below (i.e. born between and inclusive of 1st Jan 2012 and 31st Dec 2015)

• Category 3: Ages 11 to 14 (i.e. born between and inclusive of 1st Jan 2008 and 31st Dec 2011)

• Category 4: Ages 15 to 17 (i.e. born between and inclusive of 1st Jan 2005 and 31st Dec 2007)



Important Dates


2022*

Jan 1   Registration Opens

Mar 31   Registration Closes

May 26  SMYPC Video Recording (Category 1)

May 28-30  SMYPC Video Recording (Category 2)

June 1-3   SMYPC Video Recording (Category 3)

June 4 & 5   SMYPC Video Recording (Category 4)

July/August   Steinway Winners Celebration Concert and Award Ceremony


*Dates may be subject to change.


Prizes & Recognition


• Ten Awards for each Category :
- Gold (1 award winner)
- Silver (1 award winner)
- Bronze (1 award winner)
- Excellence Award (7 award winners)

• All award winners will receive certificates and commemorative trophies.

• An invitation to all award winners to perform at Steinway Winners Celebration Concert and Award Ceremony.

• Award winners will receive national recognition on steinwaymypc.com and the opportunity to be featured on Steinway Malaysia’s social media.

• An invitation to all contestants to attend exclusive Steinway Webinars (Topics to encompass Competition Preparation, Practicing & Performing and more)

• Certificate of recognition for all contestants.

• All contestants will receive the video recording of their performances on Steinway Grand.



Application Procedures


Category for Amateur Class Entry Fee
Category 1: Ages 6 and below RM180
Category 2: Ages 7 to 10 RM220
Category 3: Ages 11 to 14 RM260
Category 4: Ages 15 to 17 RM300

STEP 1
• Registration starts 1st Jan, 2022 and closes 31st Mar, 2022
• A non-refundable entry fee must be paid at the time of online registration
• Payment through online transfer only

Beneficiary Name : Bentley Music Sdn Bhd

Account Number : Public Bank Berhad 3077806823

Recipient Reference : Enter your Full Name

Other Payment Details: Enter "SMYPC 2022"

STEP 2
• Once payment is made, please click HERE to fill in the online application & upload the Bank-in Slip/Bank Giro Receipt.
• Please get ready the following documents (in JPEG or PDF format) as these documents are to be uploaded at the end of the online application submission:
(1) A photocopy of MyKad, MyKid or Passport
(2) Recent photo (preferably professional photo)
(3) Proof of payment (bank-in-slip/bank giro receipt)



Rules for Video Recording


• Video Recording will be conducted at Steinway Showroom (Mutiara Damansara or Penang Gurney Paragon Mall) whereby contestants will be playing on a Steinway Grand.

• Contestants will have to perform all repertoires stated in the application form for our recording purposes in one take only. Repeating or re-recording of performance is not permitted as mandated by the adjudicators.

• Each contestant is given up to 10 minutes maximum warm up time prior commencement of the video recording.

• Only one of the parents/family members is allowed entry during warming up. Photography/videography is allowed during warm up time.

• Video recording can only be done by our representative from Steinway, no other recording or devices are permitted.

• Parents/family members/teachers are NOT allowed entry during video recording.

• Contestants are advised to come dressed formally and appropriately for the video recording.

• Failure to comply to our schedule of video recording will result in disqualification. No compensation will be given.



General Rules


• Contestants are not allowed to change repertoire once the application form is submitted.

• The participating pianist should be non-professional, not playing for fees, signed to an agent or management.

• Contestant is not allowed to take part in both the Amateur Class and Professional Class simultaneously.

• All decisions of the jury are final.

• Click HERE to view other General Rules and Jury Rules.


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