Categories & Prize

Age Based Categories
Awards for each class:
First Prize USD300 (one place), Second Prize (three places), Third Prize (five places), Honorable Mention.

Children Class A – Age 4 - 6 (Born between Jan 1, 2014 and Dec 31, 2016)
Two own choice pieces, including one étude. Total time limit: 5 minutes.

Children Class B – Age 7 - 9 (Born between Jan 1, 2011 and Dec 31, 2013)
Two own choice pieces, including one étude. Total time limit: 6 minutes.

Children Class C – Age 10 - 11 (Born between Jan 1, 2009 and 31 Dec, 2010)
Two own choice pieces, including one étude. Total time limit: 8 minutes.

Youth Class A – Age 12 - 13 (Born between Jan 1, 2007 and Dec 31, 2008)
Two own choice pieces, including one étude. Total time limit: 10 minutes.

Youth Class B – Age 14 - 15 (Born between Jan 1, 2005 and Dec 31, 2006)
Two own choice pieces, including one étude. Total time limit: 10 minutes.

Youth Class C – Age 16 - 17 (Born between Jan 1, 2003 and Dec 31, 2004)
Two own choice pieces, including one étude. Total time limit: 12 minutes.

Young Adult Class – Age 18 to 28 (Born between Jan 1, 1992 and Dec 31, 2002)
Two own choice 
pieces, including one étude. Total time limit: 15 minutes.

Concerto & Two Pianos Categories – No Age Limit
Awards for each class:
First Prize USD300 (one place), Second Prize (three places), Third Prize (five places), Honorable
Mention.

Four-Hands Class
One own choice piece. Playing from the score is permitted.
Total time limit: 12 minutes.

Concerto Class
One own choice piece.
Total time limit: 15 minutes.

Two Pianos Class
One own choice piece. Playing from the score is permitted.
Total time limit: 15 minutes.
 
Theme Based Categories – No Age Limit
Awards for each class:
First Prize (one place), Second Prize (three places), Third Prize (five places), Honorable Mention.

Bach Class
above “Two-Part Inventions, BWV 772-786” level, Any one work from Bach.
Total time limit: 8 minutes.

Haydn Class
Any one work from Haydn.
Total time limit: 8 minutes.

Mozart Class
Singapore International Piano Competition (Amateur)
Any one work from Mozart.
Total time limit: 8 minutes.

Beethoven Class
Any one work from Beethoven.
Total time limit: 8 minutes.

Chopin Class
Any one work by Chopin.
Total time limit: 12 minutes.

Liszt Class
Any one work by Liszt.
Total time limit: 8 minutes.

Debussy Class
Any one work by Debussy.
Total time limit: 8 minutes.

Tchaikovsky Class
Any one work by Tchaikovsky.
Total time limit: 8 minutes.

Prokofiev Class
Any one work by Prokofiev.
Total time limit: 8 minutes.

Contemporary Composer Class
Any one work by a 20th or 21st century composer.
Total time limit: 12 minutes.
 
Elementary Piano Study Categories – No Age Limit
Awards for each class:
First Prize (one place), Second Prize (three places), Third Prize (five places), Honorable Mention.

“Bastien” Class a
Any two pieces from “Bastien” Volumes I and II.
Total time limit: 6 minutes.

“Bastien” Class b
Any two pieces from “Bastien” Volumes III, IV and V.
Total time limit: 6 minutes.

“Faber Piano Book” Class a
Any two pieces from “Faber Piano Book” Volumes I and II.
Total time limit: 6 minutes.

“Faber Piano Book” Class b
Any two pieces from “Faber Piano Book” Volumes III, IV, V and VI.
Total time limit: 6 minutes.

ABRSM Class a
Any two pieces from Level 1 to 3.
Total time limit: 6 minutes.

ABRSM Class b
Any two pieces from Level 4 to 6.
Total time limit: 6 minutes.

ABRSM Class c
Any one piece from Level 7 to 8.
Total time limit: 6 minutes.

Other Music Grade Examination Syllabus Class a
Any two pieces from Level 1 to 3.
Total time limit: 6 minutes.

Other Music Grade Examination Syllabus Class b
Any two pieces from Level 4 to 6.
Total time limit: 6 minutes.

Other Music Grade Examination Syllabus Class c
Any one piece above Level 7.
Total time limit: 6 minutes.