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2023 International Youth Talent Musician Competition




Assessment Criteria:

Assessment will be based on, rhythm, melody, control of tone, touch, dynamics, tonal balance, choice of music, style, gesture, overall projection of musical character, personal engagement, confidence and performance flair, etc.

Awards & Prizes:

(1)In each class, there will be champion, 1st runner up, 2nd runner up,

        3rd runner up and 4th runner up.

(2)In each class, both trophies & certificates will be presented to

        champion, 1st runner up and 2nd runner up winners. For 3rd runner

        up & 4th runner up winners, certificates will be presented.

(3)Besides for above awards, for all participants who have reached

        certain standard, certificates will be presented:

        A. For those who scored 85 points or above, "Youth Talent Musician

            Gold Prize" certificate will be presented.

        B. For those who scored 75 points or above, "Youth Talent Musician

            Silver Prize" certificate will be presented.

        C. For those who scored 65 points or above, "Youth Talent Musician  

            Bronze Prize" certificate will be presented.

(4)Teacher of each champion will be presented with "Youth Talent      

        Musician - excellent teaching" Certificate.

(5)For teachers who nominated 10 contestants or above, "Great Youth

       Talent Musician Teacher" Medal will be presented.


(1)For classical music, repertoire should be played from the beginning,

        do not start your performance from the middle.

(2)For classical music, except for those marked with D.C. or D.S., please

        play the repertoire without repeat.

(3)For pop music, there is no limitation on how to repeat as long as time

        limit is matched.



LIVE competition - Points to Note:

(1)Participants must arrive 15 min before marked competition time, and

        show identity document with photo for register (Eg. Student ID card/

        student handbook/ HK ID card, etc).  

(2)Once the competition started, jury or our staffs may reject entry of any

        persons (including participants). Late participants could miss

        important announcement or be disqualified.

(3)Marked competition time is for reference, competition will on-going as

        scheduled and could be delayed. We do not accept any application

        for earlier or delay of competition time.

(4)If jury believe the playing is good enough for marking, jury could

        request shorten or terminate the performance. If the performance has

        over the time limit, jury has the right to request termination of the

        performance, in this case, marking will not be influenced. No

        objection from the participants may be entertained.

(5)Each participant may be companied by one adult. On-site seats are

        reserved for participants. In particular sites when seats are limited,

        companions may not have seats inside the site.

(6)We have full right to arrange the competition on any date, any time

        and any site. We reserve the right to make changes, or even cancel

        the competition.

(7)In case government has tightened policy due to pandemic situation,

        we reserve the right to change LIVE competition to ONLINE




ONLINE competition - Recording Requirements:

(1)Video resolution minimum requirement is 720P. 

(2)Please double check before video submission, make sure your

        performance could be clearly seen and heard.

(3)If you send us your file, the file size must not exceed 2GB.

        If you send us link of YouTube, google drive, OneDrive, etc., there

        is no limit of size requirement.

(4)Video should be taken within 6 months before video submission date.

(5)Video has to be made in one take without any processing or editing

        (except adding personal introduction in front is allowed).

(6)Video should clearly show the upper body up to pedals (if used),

        hands and keyboard during performance.

(7)Video should include, Full name of the participant, category (class)

        name and number:

        A. Say, write or type it, make it in front of your performance,

            through filming or editing.

        B. Or, include above information in your file name.

(8)Participants are required to present live performance etiquette such as

        bowing before and after the performance. The performer's face must

        be shown clearly (with sufficient lighting in the room).

(9)Once video is submitted, no change is allowed.

(10)Any video that does not meet the requirements or is not related to

         the competition will be disqualified, and the payment will not be




Things to know before application:

(1)Each application form is for participating competition for one class. If

        you want to join more classes, please fill in another form (if you use

        hard copy application form, you may be photocopy it).

(2)If handwriting on application form cannot be read clearly, 

        or if application fee payment record is not submitted properly,
        or if video is not submitted properly,
        or if information provided is not sufficient,
        we reserve the right to reject your application without refund of paid  

        application fee.

(3)Participants may join more than one class. However, for graded class

        with same music instrument, you may select only one grade to


(4)Participant could not change choice of repertoire after application

        form submission.

(5)Subject to decision by HKIMCA, late application may be accepted

        with extra handling fee of HK$150 per class.

(6)We do not have any competition withdrawal procedure. Application

        fee could not be refunded, nor be transferred to another person, nor  

        be transferred to another competition or event.

(7)Once application form is submitted, applicants would be seen as

        read and agree the rules and regulations about the competition. We  

        reserve the right to cancel your right to participate in case of

        failed to comply.

How to apply:

(1)In person or by mail

        A. Please prepare below 4 documents, mail or deliver in person, to:

            Shop 126, 2/F, Kingswood Richly Plaza, Tin Shui Wai, New    

            Territories, Hong Kong

             i.  Filled application form.

             ii. HKID copy or passport copy or student ID copy.

             iii.Crossed check, payment slip or internet payment transfer

                screencap, for your application fee.

                Please make your payment to:

                Bank: DBS Bank Hong Kong

                Beneficiary: The Hong Kong Pianist Society

                Account no: 016-883-350090320

                ** For check payment, please make it payable to

                     "The Hong Kong Pianist Society" **

            iv. Score copy of your repertoire

        B.  Video submission: before 13-02-2023, please send us file, or

            send us link to download your video, to

(2)By internet

        A. First, please prepare below digital files:

​            i.  HKID copy or passport copy or student ID copy.

            ii. Payment slip or internet payment transfer screencap, for your

                application fee.

                Please make your payment to:

                Bank: DBS Bank Hon Kong

                Beneficiary: The Hong Kong Pianist Society

                Account no: 016-883-350090320

           iii. Score pdf of your repertoire

        B. Please fill in application google form, and submit 3 documents

            mentioned in (2) A above.

        C. Video submission: before 13-02-2023, please send us file, or

            send us link to download your video, to

Rules & regulations:

(1)We will post updates about the competition, through this website and

        our facebook page, please stay tuned. 

(2)After result released, awards, trophies & certificates could be received

        through either:

        A. Collect in person at Rm.1623B, Star House, Tsim Sha Tsui.  OR,

        B. Courier by S.F. express freight collect.

(3)For those who want to re-check the results, please apply within 7 days

        after result released.

        To apply, please pay in advance HK$200 admin fee. Please write

        an email to, including name of participants

        and class joined, along with admin fee payment slip.

        Jury panel will then review and make final decision. Then, no one

        could appeal further. 

(4)All awards and prizes could not change to cash.

(5)HKIMCA owns the copyright for all videos submitted or filmed for this

        competition. We have the right to edit, share or re-post all videos to

        the public, including using them for marketing.

(6)HKIMCA has all rights to amend rules & regulations for the

        competition, including all deadlines, jury members, awards & prizes,

        etc. In case of any argument, HKIMCA has the right to make final


Winners' concert:

(1)Selected champions will be invited to perform in winner's concert for

        their winning piece. Performing time will be arranged by HKIMCA. If

        performer want to revise the performance time slot, please request

        through email and provide supporting documents if needed. HKIMCA

        reserve the right to reject your request, and performer should

        perform according to our plan then.

(2)Smoking, eating, or drinking is not allowed inside the ceremony

        venue. Please turn your mobile phones to silent mode and turn off all


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