THE PROFESSIONAL CLASS


Repertoire Requirements


Category for Professional Class Repertoire Requirements
Category 1 : Ages11 and below • Contestants must present 3 contrasting selections with total playing time between 10 to 20 minutes

• Repertoire must include the first movement of a Sonata by either Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Clementi or Schubert. However, Category 1 contestants may alternatively present a Sonatina movement or movements by any Classical Composer
Category 2 : Ages 12 to 14
Category 3 : Ages 15 to 17

• The Professional Class is only opened to all Malaysian Citizens and Permanent Residents aged 17 and below (born on & after *31st July 2005).

• Contestants MUST perform from memory.

• One of the repertoires must include the first movement of a Sonata by either Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Clementi or Schubert. However, Category 1 contestants may alternatively present a Sonatina movement or movements by any Classical Composer.

• 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.

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

• Contestant are required to perform the exact same repertoire for further stages of the competition.

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



Competition Stages


1. Video Recording AUDITION

a. All Professional Class contestants are required to participate in this Audition round. The Audition round will be held at Steinway Showroom (Mutiara Damansara or Penang Gurney Paragon Mall) by our recording team.

b. Video Recording will be conducted in a continuous, live-recording manner. Re-takes are not allowed.

c. Contestants will have to perform all 3 repertoires as stated in the application form.

d. Top 10 contestants (regardless of categories) will be selected to compete in the FINALS.


2. FINALS

a. Video Recording of FINALS will take place at Steinway Showroom (Mutiara Damansara or Penang Gurney Paragon Mall) by our recording team. The recording will be conducted in a continuous, live-recording manner. Re-takes are not allowed.

b. The 10 finalists will have to perform all 3 same repertoires at the FINALS.

c. The Grand Prize Winner proceed to represent Malaysia at the 6th Steinway South-East Asia Pacific REGIONAL FINALS 2022.


3. 6th Steinway South-East Asia Pacific REGIONAL FINALS 2022

a. In the 6th Steinway South-East Asia Pacific (SEAP) REGIONAL FINALS, our Malaysia Grand Prize Winner together with the representatives from Australia, Indonesia, Korea, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam will compete to determine SEAP’s representative in the 20th International Steinway Festival in Hamburg, Germany.

b. Video Recording of Steinway SEAP REGIONAL FINALS will take place at Steinway Showroom by our recording team. The recording will be conducted in a continuous, live-recording manner. Re-takes are not allowed.

c. The 1st Prize Winner of the Steinway SEAP REGIONAL FINALS will be invited to represent SEAP to participate in the 20th International Steinway Festival to be held in Hamburg, Germany, alongside with representatives from several European nations, China and Japan. 1st Prize Award include a Winner Certificate, flight ticket and hotel accommodation for the winner and his/her accompany to Hamburg. The 2nd Prize Winner will be awarded a certificate and 500 Euro. The 3rd Prize Winner will be awarded a certificate and 300 Euro. The rest of the regional finalists will each receive a certificate of recognition.


4. 20th International STEINWAY FESTIVAL 2022 in Hamburg, Germany

a. The International STEINWAY FESTIVAL is a biennial event organized by Steinway & Sons in Hamburg, Germany. Its purpose is to identify, encourage and promote young pianists in the formative stages of their careers.

Since 1987, this much anticipated STEINWAY FESTIVAL takes place every two years in Hamburg, Germany. Young pianists from different countries come together for a musical congregation, also known as a “Laeiszhalle”. Programs such as harbour tour and an exclusive visit to the Steinway Factory would be amongst the many highlights of the STEINWAY FESTIVAL; where an important aspect of the festival is for these young talents to experience the culture of performing on stage, without having competition pressure.



Eligibility


• The Professional Class is only open to all Malaysian Citizens and Permanent Residents aged 17 and below (born on & after *31st July 2005).

• Category 1: Ages 11 and below (i.e. born on or after 1st Jan 2011)

• Category 2: Ages 12 to 14 (i.e. born between and inclusive of 1st Jan 2008 and 31st Dec 2010)

• Category 3: Ages 15 to 17 (i.e. born between and inclusive of *31st July 2005 and 31st Dec 2007)



Important Dates


2022*

Jan 1   Registration Opens

Mar 31   Registration Closes

May 22   SMYPC Video Recording AUDITION (Category 1)

May 22 & 23   SMYPC Video Recording AUDITION (Category 2)

May 24   SMYPC Video Recording AUDITION (Category 3)

June 5   Announcement of 10 Finalists

June 12   SMYPC FINALS

July/August   Steinway Winners Celebration Concert and Award Ceremony

July 28 & 29   6th Steinway South-East Asia Pacific REGIONALFINALS

Aug/Sept    20th International STEINWAY FESTIVAL, Hamburg, Germany


*Dates may be subject to change.



Prizes & Recognition


GRAND PRIZE WINNER

RM800 cash
Trophy & Certificate
To represent Malaysia at the 6th Steinway South-East Asia Pacific (SEAP)
REGIONAL FINALS
Opportunity to represent SEAP at the 20th International STEINWAY FESTIVAL
in Hamburg, Germany.
CATEGORY 1

First Prize
Trophy & Certificate

Second Prize
Trophy & Certificate

Special Achievement Awards
Trophies & Certificates
CATEGORY 2

First Prize
Trophy & Certificate

Second Prize
Trophy & Certificate

Special Achievement Awards
Trophies & Certificates
CATEGORY 3

First Prize
Trophy & Certificate

Second Prize
Trophy & Certificate

Special Achievement Awards
Trophies & Certificates

• All 10 finalists will receive commemorative trophies and certificates.

• Individual piano masterclass for all finalists with reputable maestro/pianist/ Steinway Artist.

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

• Finalists will be invited to record on Steinway Spirio R, the world’s finest high-resolution player piano which is capable of live performance capture and playback.

• Finalists 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).

• All contestants will be invited as observers at the piano masterclass for the finalists.

• All contestants will receive certificate of recognition.

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



Application Procedures


STEP 1
• Registration starts 1st Jan, 2022 and closes 31st Mar, 2022
• A non-refundable entry fee of RM400 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, Passport or proof of Malaysia Permanent Residence.
(2) Recent photo (preferably professional photo).
(3) Letter of recommendation from current piano teacher.
(4) Proof of payment (bank-in-slip/bank giro receipt).



Rules for Video Recording


• Professional Group contestants will have to perform all 3 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.

• Previous Grand Prize Winners of SMYPC are not eligible to participate.

• 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 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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