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April 30th 2017, Alliance Francaise de Bangalore.

The mission of the Kawai Junior Piano Competition is to encourage and to promote musical culture among children and youth by holding an annual piano competition which showcases the talents of gifted participants from all over India and provides opportunities for music appreciation, better musical understanding, and interactions with distinguished teachers for further musical growth.

For 2017, the repertoire of 4 pieces will be: One Minuet each from the Baroque and Classical Eras, and one piece each from the Romantic and 20th Century Eras dealing with the subject of nature. Do bear in mind that the repertoire should be contrasting. Repertoire Lists Enclosed

This time, there will be 3 rounds.

    

1st Round: Preliminary/Audition Round for all cities.

Participant has to perform a piece of their own choice (any piece from piano exam recently concluded) at the appropriate level. This audition needs to be sent as a video clip with the following conditions:

  1. The recording should not be edited or spliced, and should be done in a single take.
  2. The recording needs to be done in an environment that is as quiet as possible. Participants in Bengaluru, New Delhi, Gurgaon, Mumbai and Goa can choose to do the video recording at one of our THEME Institutes/Showrooms, if it is convenient to them.
  3. The performance should be on a digital or acoustic piano only. No keyboard performances are permitted.
  4. Name of candidate, age, city, piece, and grade passed needs to be announced clearly before the performance.
  5. These clips can be uploaded on Youtube as a private link, and the link can be emailed to us at [email protected] Video clips need to reach the Convener NO LATER than Nov 30th 2016.

2nd Round: Semi-finals at Bengaluru.

50 participants (who will be announced by Dec 15th 2016) will be chosen into this round and they will be required to perform 2 out of the chosen 4 – one Baroque OR Classical Minuet, and the other, the Romantic OR 20th century piece.  Lots will be drawn to determine order of performance and the pieces performed.
This will be held at 2pm on April 30th  2017 with  rehearsal time allotted that morning . Participants are permitted to select one own choice piece that fits into the Appropriate Repertoire Type with prior approval from the Convener.

3rd Round: Finals at Bengaluru

Competition begins at 6 pm on April 30th 2017, where the Top 10 will be announced with the drawing of lots to determine the order of performances. The competition will follow this order except at the discretion of the Convener, or for unusual and extenuating circumstances. All 4 pieces will need to be performed.

Performing order for each program is determined by the participant.

RULES AND REGULATIONS

1) The Competition is open to all pianists all pianists born after 30th April 2003. Proof of age is required to be submitted with the application, including 2 passport size photos.

2) The application form enclosed will need to be filled out by the teacher, under whom the participant is presently studying.

3) The participant should be from Grade 1-3 standard, and should have proof of entering ABRSM/TRINITY GUILDHALL/LCME examinations in 2016. One pre-approved piece will be allowed outside the official repertoire list.

4) Previous 1st Place Winners are not eligible to re-enter into the Competition

5) A non-refundable participation/processing fee of Rs 500/- for the Preliminary Round, followed by Rs 3000/- if selected into the Top 50 will need to be paid at the time of application. Cheques/DD in favour of THEME MUSIC COMPETITION

Name:- Theme Music Competition

Corp Bank A/c No. 168801601140014

Branch:- Neb Sarai, Delhi.

A/c Type :- CBCA

Branch Code:- 1688

IFSC:- CORP0001688

6) The competition is open to all residents of India.

7) PRIZES

First, second and third prizes, as well as a prize for Most Promising Pianist, and certificates of participation will be awarded.

1st Prize – KAWAI Digital Piano KDP 90

2nd Prize – INR 21,000/-

3rd Prize – INR 11,000/-

7) REPERTOIRE: Please find repertoire list attached. Candidates are encouraged to choose pieces from outside the repertoire listed by the Music Examination Boards. Participants are permitted to select one own choice piece that fits into the Appropriate Repertoire Type with prior approval from the Convener.

8) Participants will be required to wear badges, as are teachers and accompanying parents/guardians. Under no circumstances will participants be allowed to discuss competition results or queries with the jurors; all questions should be directed through the Convener. Contravention of this rule can lead to disqualification.

9) Jurors will not be able to enter participants for the competition.

10) All repertoire needs to be performed from MEMORY.

11) All contestants must give credit for all awards won in the KAWAI JUNIOR PIANO COMPETITION in all future publicity.

12)  THEME MUSIC reserves the right without payment of fees, to record and distribute recordings for media and other purposes, including the Internet, and to televise, broadcast, film, record, videotape, photograph or live stream all stages of the competition, all prize performances and concerts.

13) By applying to the competition, applicants agree to abide by all the rules and regulations.

14) The Competition reserves the right to make necessary changes as circumstances dictate.

15) KEEP COPIES OF ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS.  Acknowledgement of your application will be sent to you by email.  If you do not hear from us within ten working days, contact us immediately.

16) The adjudicator’s decision is final.

 

KAWAI NATIONAL JUNIOR COMPETITION 2017 – REPERTOIRE LIST

One piece to be chosen from each list.

LIST A: BAROQUE MINUETS
1. Menuet – Couperin (from Baroque Keyboard Pieces Book 2 ABRSM Edition)
2. Menuet – Telemann (from Baroque Keyboard Pieces Book 2 ABRSM Edition)
3. A Trumpet Minuet – Clarke (from A Keyboard Anthology First Series Book 1 ABRSM Edition)
4. Minuetto in C – Scarlatti (from A Keyboard Anthology First Series Book 1 ABRSM Edition)
5. Minuet – Purcell (from A Keyboard Anthology Third Series Book 1 ABRSM Edition)
6. Minuet in G – attributed to Bach (from A Keyboard Anthology Third Series Book 1 ABRSM Edition)
7. Minuet in G – Bach (from The Young Pianist’s Repertoire Book 1 Faber Music Edition)

LIST B: CLASSICAL MINUETS
1. Minuet – Haydn (from Music Through Time Book 1 Oxford Edition)
2. Minuet – Boccherini (from Music Through Time Book 3 Oxford Edition)
3. Menuetto – Beethoven (from Music Through Time Book 3 Oxford Edition)
4. Menuetto in C – Pleyel ( from A Keyboard Anthology First Series Book 1 ABRSM Edition)
5. Nannerl’s Minuet – L Mozart ( from The Young Pianist’s Repertoire Book 1 Faber Music Edition)
6. Tempo di Minuetto  – Hook ( from A Keyboard Anthology Third Series Book 1 ABRSM Edition)
7. Minuet in C – Jones ( from  A Keyboard Anthology First Series Book 1 ABRSM Edition)

LIST C: ROMANTIC ERA
1. The Echo – Reinecke Op. 206 No. 21  (from  Short Romantic Pieces for Piano Book 2 ABRSM Edition)
2. Pastorale – Burgmuller (from 25 Easy and Progressive Studies Op. 100 ABRSM Edition)
3. Tender Flower – Burgmuller (from 25 Easy and Progressive Studies Op. 100 ABRSM Edition)
4. Two Cocks – Razorenov (from The Russian School of Piano Playing 2 Boosey & Hawkes Edition)
5. Huntsman’s Song – Schumann (from For Younger People Part 1 of Album for the Young Op. 68 ABRSM Edition)
6. Spring Morning – Crotch (from Music Through Time Book 1 Oxford Edition)
7. L’Avalanche – Heller (from Music Through Time Book 2 Oxford Edition)

LIST D: 20th CENTURY
1.  Lost Lamb – Alwyn (from Willam Alwyn – Odd Moments, April Morn & Hunter’s Moon ABRSM Edition)
2. Robin Redbreast – Furze (from Original Pianoforte Pieces Book 1 ABRSM Edition)
3. Dance of the Toads – Bamford (from Original Pianoforte Pieces Book 1 ABRSM Edition)
4. Winter Solstice Song – Bartok (from For Children Boosey & Hawkes Edition)
5. In the Park – Norton (from Microjazz Collection 2 Boosey & Hawkes Edition)
6. Shepherd’s Song – Washburn (from Music Through Time Book 1 Oxford Edition)
7. Dragonflies – Harris (from Music through Time Book 1 Oxford Edition)