JUNIOR ACADEMY OF THE 2019 MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL PIANO & STRINGS FESTIVAL

We are excited to announce that the 2019 Melbourne International Piano and Strings Festival will include a Junior Academy to provide an opportunity for young musicians to learn about Australian culture and be inspired and encouraged to further develop their potential. Students will have a chance to participate in masterclasses, improve their aural skills, and learn about Australian culture through interactive workshops on Australian folk songs. All students will also perform in a graduation concert and learn how to present like a professional musician.  At the culmination of the program, students are invited to attend the Gala Concert of the Melbourne International Piano and Strings Festival, where they will hear the most talented musicians from the festival perform, and be inspired by the performance of a master teacher from the festival.

TEACHING FACULTY/COMPETITION JURY

Melbourne International Piano and Strings Festival

Kenji Fujimura (Piano)

The University of Melbourne;

International Academy of Musical Arts

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Elizabeth Sellars (Violin)

International Academy of

Musical Arts

Melbourne International Piano and Strings Festival

Lisa Grosman (Violin/Viola)

Monash University

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Miranda Brockman (Cello)

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

Melbourne International Piano and Strings Festival

Tamara Smolyar (Piano)

The University of Melbourne

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Julia Lu (Piano)

International Academy of

Musical Arts

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Noella Yan (Cello)

Trio Anima Mundi

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DATES & SCHEDULES

2/8/2019

Participants arrive in Melbourne

3/8/2019

AM – Learning Music in English, Aural Training; PM – Masterclass

4/8/2019

AM – Competition; PM - Competition

5/8/2019

AM – Masterclass; PM – University Campus Tour; Evening Gala Concert

6/8/2019

Phillip Island Tour (incl. the Chocolate Factory and Penguin Parade)

7/8/2019

Yarra Valley Tour (incl. Healesville Sanctuary and Puffing Billy)

8/8/2019

Participants depart Melbourne

FESTIVAL VENUE​

We are pleased to announce that the 2019 Melbourne International Piano and Strings Festival will be hosted at Ormond College:

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • Junior Academy: 6-12 years old (as on first day of program).

  • For information about the Senior and Intermediate Academies (13-25 years old), please click here.

  • Accepted Instruments: Piano, violin, viola, cello.

  • Minimum Musical Standard:  We recommend that applicants have studied music for at least 12 months prior to participating in the program.

COMPETITION GUIDELINES

Work: One Work of Own choice
Time Limit: 5 minutes
First Prize: $200 AUD and Certificate;

Second Prize: $100 AUD and Certificate;

Third Prize: $50 AUD and Certificate

Junior Piano Section (9-12 Years Old)

Work: One Work of Own choice
Time Limit: 5 minutes

First Prize: $200 AUD and Certificate;

Second Prize: $100 AUD and Certificate;

Third Prize: $50 AUD and Certificate

Junior Strings Section (9-12 Years Old)

Work: One Work of Own choice
Time Limit: 3 minutes

First Prize: $100 AUD and Certificate;

Second Prize: $50 AUD and Certificate;

Third Prize: $25 AUD and Certificate

Junior Piano Section (6-8 Years Old)

Work: One Work of Own choice
Time Limit: 3 minutes

First Prize: $100 AUD and Certificate;

Second Prize: $50 AUD and Certificate;

Third Prize: $25 AUD and Certificate

Junior Strings Section (6-8 Years Old)

The best candidates from the competitions will also be invited to perform in the Gala Concert on the evening of 5 August.

INFORMATION FOR PARTICIPANTS

  • All participants will need to prepare two works (one for masterclass and one for competition).  The time limit for each work will be as follows: Junior Academy (9-12 years old) - 5 minutes; Junior Academy (6-8 years old) - 3 minutes.

  • All participants except for piano students must bring their own instruments.

  • Students who are travelling from overseas (i.e. not normally residing in Australia) must email proof of their travel insurance to contact@iamusica.org prior to the commencement of the festival.  We regret that we cannot accept students without proof of travel insurance purchase.

  • For local Australian students applying to participate in individual masterclasses or competition sections, please click here.

INCLUSIONS​

  • Classes and competition as outlined above.

  • Chinese interpreter for all classes.

  • Performance in a masterclass for all students.

  • Accompanist for strings students in competition and concert.

  • Certificate of participation issued by the International Academy of Musical Arts.

  • Chartered bus transport to gala concert.

  • 6 nights twin-share 3-star hotel accommodation for 1 student and 1 adult.

  • Breakfast on all days (except on day of arrival) for 1 student and 1 adult.

  • Lunch on all study days for student.

  • 3 days local public transport card for travel from hotel to study venue for 1 student and 1 adult.

  • Transport, guide, admissions, lunch, and dinner for both day tours for 1 student and 1 adult.

EXCLUSIONS​

  • Airfare, surcharges, and taxes.

  • Instrument transport costs on flight.

  • Travel insurance (all students must have travel insurance to participate in the festival).

  • Visa-related costs.

  • Airport transfers.

  • All other meals not already listed.

  • Other miscellaneous costs such as laundry, internet, tips etc..

ACCOMMODATION

  • Participants will stay at a Melbourne CBD hotel in a twin-share arrangement with an accompanying adult.

  • Check in: Friday 2 August 2019

  • Check out: Thursday 8 August 2019

  • Daily breakfast is included in the stay from 3 to 8 August 2019.

HOW TO APPLY

All international applicants will need to participate in a preliminary round competition or submit an audition video if no preliminary competition is held in their region.  For more information, please email contact@iamusica.org and let us know which country you are based in.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Before you apply, please read carefully the full Terms & Conditions and Model Waiver and Release.

FESTIVAL SPONSORS

FESTIVAL SPONSORSHIP

Support the arts and sponsor a prize at the 2019 Melbourne International Piano & Strings Festival competition! Have your / your organisation's name included as part of the award name.  For more information on how to become a sponsor, email us at contact@iamusica.org.

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