|Category 1 :|
|Age 10 & below (i.e. born on or after January 1, 2008)|
|Category 2 :|
|Age 11 to 14 (i.e. born between and inclusive of Jan 1 2004 and Dec 2007)|
|Category 3 :|
|Age 15 to 17 (i.e. born between and inclusive of Jan 1 2001 and Dec 2003)|
Participants must present three (3) contrasting selections totaling a playing time not more than 20 minutes during the semi-final and final.
Repertoire must include the first movement of a Sonata by either Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Clementi or Schubert.
Participants are required to perform the exact same repertoire during semi-final, final and further stages of the competition.
Participants must fulfill a Live Audition at Bentley Music Steinway Showroom.
The 4th Steinway Malaysia Youth Piano Competition 2018 (SMYPC) is only opened to all Malaysian Citizens and Permanent Residents aged 17 and below.
Previous Grand Winners of SMYPC and Professional Pianist are not eligible to participate.
All decisions of the jury are final.
You must choose a minimum of one piece from your three (3) contrasting selections to perform.
The total playing time of your audition piece(s) should be no longer than 10 minutes.
Payment through online transfer only. Entry Fee is RM430. (Early submission received before/on 15 December 2017 is entitled to a discounted entry fee of RM320.)
Beneficiary Name : Bentley Music Sdn Bhd
Account Number : Public Bank Berhad 3077806823
Once payment made, please log onto www.steinwaymypc.com/registration.html to fill in the online application & upload the Bank In Slip/Bank Giro Receipt.
The Jury shall assess contestants' interpretative and pianistic skills, such as stylistic competency, accuracy, musicality, expressiveness and artistic aspects of the performance.
Every member of the Jury will listen, assess all participants at each stage of the competition and take part in the Jury deliberations.
The assessments of the Jury shall be confidential.
All competitions are judged by the Jury Panel.
The Jury Panel has the final decision and no correspondence will be entertained. All contestants shall have no right to appeal under any circumstances.
The order of performances for the semi-finalists and finalists shall be arranged by the Jury Panel and is not subject to appeal by contestant.
Finalists are encouraged to be accompanied by an adult guardian for the duration of the competition. The guardian is fully responsible for the minor's safety during the competition and all related events.
Official communications with applicants shall be corresponded via email. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide a valid email address and respond in a timely manner. In the event that the applicant does not have an email address, he/she shall be contacted by phone.
The Organiser reserves the right to produce, broadcast, disseminate and publish the audio and video images taken at any time during the competition. No fee shall be payable. The copyrights for all the material created, produced or obtained during the competition shall be the property of the organizers.
Any Audio/Video recording of the performances during the competition is strictly forbidden.
Contestants are required to participate in all media events for the competition organized by the organizers without remuneration. Unjustified absence from attending these events shall result in withdrawal of prize or disqualification.
Applicants are responsible for own valuables and belongings. The organizer shall not be responsible for any lost, stolen and damages during the competition.
The organiser shall not be liable for any cancellation or alterations to the events due to force majeure circumstances and circumstances beyond control, and for any associated damages and losses.
The organiser reserves the right to amend and determine the Terms and Conditions of the regulations.
Steinway MYPC rules are published on the website: www.steinwaymypc.com/rules
The prize shall be accepted as is and may not be exchanged or transferred. No substitutions shall be allowed.
Bentley Music Sdn Bhd, their affiliates, as well as their respective directors, officers and employees, shall assume no liability resulting from losses, delays, mistaken addresses on mail or e-mail received, typographical errors, technical, computer or telephone malfunctions, loss or theft of computer or telephone data, damage to software or computer equipment, fraudulent calls or any other unintentional mistakes.
The winner and his/her travel companion are responsible for obtaining a valid passport and/or other required travel documentation at their own expense. If the winner and his/her travel companion are unable to travel because they lack proper documentation, the prize will be forfeited without compensation, and a new draw may be held.
The winner must be available to travel on the dates mentioned in the prize description. If the winner is unable to compete on the designated dates, the prize shall be forfeited without compensation.