International Music Talent Online Competition 2020

Solo Instrument Class (For Piano / Strings / Woodwinds / Brass / Harp / Guitar / Percussion / Voice) 
Solo Piano Classes
Solo Strings Classes (Violin / Viola / Cello / Double Bass)
Solo Brass Classes (Trumpet / Horn / Trombone / Euphonium / Tuba)
Solo Percussion Classes
Solo Harp Classes
Solo Vocal Classes
Solo Guitar Class
Composition Classes

Deadline: October 31st, 2020
Confirmation Announcement Date: November 7th, 2020. Please check our website and the International Fringe Association Facebook for the final competition detail.
Competition Date: November 17th to November 26th, 2020
Competition Platform: International Fringe Association Facebook Page

IFA will broadcast the competition videos online for all participants, parents, teachers and judges to watch. Participants can learn from each other by watching the online clips. It also increases the transparency and ensures fairness. After each competition is broadcast, the judges have a short deliberation and announce the results. 

How to Apply

1. Fill in the application form on my-pulses.com
2. Arrange payment via Paypal via application process
3. Submit performance recording either:
    a) Submit the recording YouTube link during the application process
    b) Send the video recording to [email protected] The name of the file submission should be in the            following format: “class_name_name of the piece”  (e.g. A001_John_Smith_Chopin_Ballade_2.mp4)

General rules of the competition

  • 1.  We do not accept resubmission once the video recording is submitted.
  • 2.  Contestants may use mobile devices such as a cell phone or tablet or a photo camera to record the performance video. External microphones are allowed.
  • 3.  At the beginning of the recording, contestants may clearly announce their name, and the pieces that will be performed.
  • 4.  All video of the performance must be kept in original and in one single shot / take / recording.
  • 5.  No editing and reverb is allowed.
  • 6.  There is no limitation on the dress code and venue.
  • 7.  The contestant can choose a front view or side view for the performance video recording. Please make sure your entire torso and hands can be clearly seen. The performance gestures, such as hands movements and the pedals, must be visible.
  • 8.  The contestants are encouraged to memorize music, but this requirement is not necessary.
  • 9.  Once announced, the judges’ decisions are final and the decision cannot be appealed.
  • 10.  The videos recordings and images of contestants could be posted on International Fringe Association official website and its social media platform (Facebook, WeChat or Instagram).
  • 11.  The Competition Committee has full ownership of all the video recordings during the competition. The video recordings could be used for future marketing on various media without informing the participants.
  • 12.  All application fees are not refundable or transferable to other categories. 
  • 13.  The first, second, and third prize winners of the age group need to present valid ID documents to the Association before they are issued a certificate & trophy.
  • 14.  The winner requires to pay the shipping or courier fee for the trophy.
  • 15.  ​​One single unedited shot / take / recording from recent performance or concert (dated between Jan-Oct of 2020) is allowed.
  • 16.  Contestants who fail to follow the rules of the competition mentioned above will be disqualified. 

Prize

Each category has a 1st, 2nd & 3rd Prize

All 1st, 2nd & 3rd Prize winners in each category will receive a certificate & trophy.

Following certificates will be awarded based on a contestant’s score:

  • Gold Prize Honor Certificate: a score of 90 or above
  • Silver Prize Honor Certificate: a score between 80 and 89
  • Bronze Prize Honor Certificate: a score between 75 and 79

International Fringe Prize (A001) Category

1st Prize: USD $1,000, Trophy, and Certificate of Honor

2nd Prize: USD $200, Trophy, and Certificate of Honor

3rd Prize: USD $100, Trophy, and Certificate of Honor

General Prize for Other Categories

The top 3 contestants (with a minimum score of 85) from each of the Hong Kong SAR, China and Overseas pool will receive a Certificate of Honor.

The top 3 contestants (with a minimum score of 85) globally will also receive a trophy.

Sponsorship Prize for Contests in Guitar Classes*

Open Class
1st Prize: USD $1,000 and Altamira Gift bag
Altamira Gift bags for 2nd, 3rd and 4th Prize

Youth and Adult Class
1st Prize: Altamira Guitar x1 and Altamira Gift bag
Altamira Gift bags for 2nd, 3rd and 4th Prize

Children Class
1st Prize: Altamira Guitar x1 and Altamira Gift bag
Altamira Gift bags for 2nd, 3rd and 4th Prize

Rising Star Class I
Altamira Gift bags for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Prize

Rising Star Class II
Altamira Gift bags for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Prize

*All cash prizes are sponsored by Altamira

Date

Nov 01 2020 - Nov 26 2020
Ongoing...

Time

All Day
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