DATES & SCHEDULES

3/8/2019

AM – Masterclass; PM - Masterclass (Booked Out)

4/8/2019

AM – Competition; PM - Competition; Concert

5/8/2019

PM – Gala Concert

FESTIVAL VENUE​

We are pleased to announce that the 2019 Melbourne International Piano and Strings Festival will be hosted at South Melbourne Town Hall:

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • Senior Academy: 18-25 years old (as of 1 August, 2019).

  • Intermediate Academy: 13-17 years old (as of 1 August, 2019).

  • Junior Academy: 6-12 years old (as of 1 August, 2019).

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

COMPETITION GUIDELINES

Work: One Work of Own choice

Time Limit: 10 minutes

First Prize: $500 AUD and Certificate;

Second Prize: $250 AUD and Certificate;

Third Prize: $125 AUD and Certificate

Senior Piano Section
(18-25 Years Old)

Work: One Work of Own choice
Time Limit: 10 minutes

First Prize: $500 AUD and Certificate;

Second Prize: $250 AUD and Certificate;

Third Prize: $125 AUD and Certificate

Senior Strings Section (18-25 Years Old)

Work: One Work of Own choice
Time Limit: 7 minutes

First Prize: $300 AUD and Certificate;

Second Prize: $150 AUD and Certificate;

Third Prize: $75 AUD and Certificate

Intermediate Piano Section
(13-17 Years Old)

Work: One Work of Own choice
Time Limit: 7 minutes

First Prize: $300 AUD and Certificate;

Second Prize: $150 AUD and Certificate;

Third Prize: $75 AUD and Certificate

Intermediate Strings Section
(13-17 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 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)

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

Miranda (photoshopped 1).png

Miranda Brockman (Cello)

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

Melbourne International Piano and Strings Festival

Tamara Smolyar (Piano)

The University of Melbourne

JuliaProfile.jpg

Julia Lu (Piano)

International Academy of

Musical Arts

NoellaTAM.jpg

Noella Yan (Cello)

Trio Anima Mundi

rochelleTAM.jpg

Rochelle Ughetti (Violin)

Trio Anima Mundi

COMPETITION RULES & REGULATIONS

Eligible Instruments
 
  • Piano

  • Strings (Violin, Viola, Cello)


Categories Information
 
  • Please see above

 

Dates
 
  • Applications to participate in the competition will close on 30 June 2019 and will be on a first-come first-served basis.  The Committee reserves the right to stop accepting applications once the number of places have been filled.

  • Accepted applicants will be informed of their allocated session times by 15 July 2019.  

  • All competition sessions will be held on Sunday 4 August.


Repertoire Regulations
 
  • The repertoire presented must adhere to the time limit specified in the Categories Information above. The performance will be stopped and marks deducted from the competitor’s score if the performance exceeds the total allocated time.

  • Competitors may only present one work in each category of the competition. 

  • Competitors are permitted to perform a single movement or select movements from a multi-movement work as long as it does not exceed the maximum total duration allowed for the category.

  • Competitors for the piano sections must only present solo works (i.e. no concerti or accompanied works).

  • A competitor may compete in more than one category if performing on a different instrument.  However, no competitor may perform more than once in each category.    

  • Please provide two photocopies of music marked “For 2019 MIPSF Adjudication Only” on the day of competition. For copyright reasons, the photocopies will be destroyed after the competition and will not be returned to the competitor.

 

General and Judging Rules
 
  • In these rules and regulations, the word “Committee” shall mean “The Management Committee of the International Academy of Musical Arts”.

  • The Committee reserves the right to determine the status of any competitor and the application and interpretation of these rules.

  • In the event of insufficient or large entries, the Committee reserves the right to combine or divide sections accordingly.

  • The Committee reserves the right to amend the program at any time, such as varying the order of competitors or categories, alter the competition date, or replace jury members due to unforeseen circumstances.  

  • Non-piano students requiring an accompanist will need to arrange their own accompanist for the competition.

  • The decision of the jury is final and cannot be disputed.

  • Jury members are not allowed to judge former or current students (excluding masterclass and festival participation). In the event that a former or current student of a jury member is competing, the competitor will be judged by the remaining jury members.

  • Competitors are not permitted to speak to jury members during the competition. Breaking this rule may lead to disqualification by the competitor.

  • The International Academy of Musical Arts respects diversity and the competition does not discriminate based on race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, or political association.

  • The competitor grants the International Academy of Musical Arts broadcast rights to film, photograph, record, broadcast, live stream, reproduce, transmit, and show via different media platforms and channels for the purpose of promoting the current and future programs in Australia and internationally.  

  • Competitors and people in the audience may not film, photograph, record, or broadcast the performances in the competition without prior written consent from the Committee.  

 

 

For further information, please email admin@iamusica.org

 

COMPETITION GUIDELINES

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

FEE

  • The entry fee for each competition section is $25 per student.  The fee for each 20-minute masterclass is $100 per student.

FESTIVAL VENUE​

DATES & SCHEDULES

3/8/2019

Masterclasses  (Booked out.  Join waitlist using application form).

4/8/2019

Competitions (Please note: all sections are now full.  Please use application form to join the wait list.)

5/8/2019

Evening – Gala Concert

FESTIVAL VENUE​

We are pleased to announce that the 2019 Melbourne International Piano and Strings Festival will be hosted at South Melbourne Town Hall:

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • Senior Academy: 18-25 years old (as of 1 August, 2019).

  • Intermediate Academy: 13-17 years old (as of 1 August, 2019).

  • Junior Academy: 6-12 years old (as of 1 August, 2019).

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

COMPETITION GUIDELINES

Work: One Work of Own choice

Time Limit: 10 minutes

First Prize: $500 AUD and Certificate;

Second Prize: $250 AUD and Certificate;

Third Prize: $125 AUD and Certificate

Senior Piano Section
(18-25 Years Old)

Work: One Work of Own choice
Time Limit: 10 minutes

First Prize: $500 AUD and Certificate;

Second Prize: $250 AUD and Certificate;

Third Prize: $125 AUD and Certificate

Senior Strings Section (18-25 Years Old)

Work: One Work of Own choice
Time Limit: 7 minutes

First Prize: $300 AUD and Certificate;

Second Prize: $150 AUD and Certificate;

Third Prize: $75 AUD and Certificate

Intermediate Piano Section
(13-17 Years Old)

Work: One Work of Own choice
Time Limit: 7 minutes

First Prize: $300 AUD and Certificate;

Second Prize: $150 AUD and Certificate;

Third Prize: $75 AUD and Certificate

Intermediate Strings Section
(13-17 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 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)

TEACHING FACULTY/COMPETITION JURY

Melbourne International Piano and Strings Festival

Kenji Fujimura (Piano)

The University of Melbourne;

International Academy of Musical Arts

liz.jpg

Elizabeth Sellars (Violin)

International Academy of

Musical Arts

Melbourne International Piano and Strings Festival

Lisa Grosman (Violin/Viola)

Monash University

Miranda (photoshopped 1).png

Miranda Brockman (Cello)

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

Melbourne International Piano and Strings Festival

Tamara Smolyar (Piano)

The University of Melbourne

JuliaProfile.jpg

Julia Lu (Piano)

International Academy of

Musical Arts

NoellaTAM.jpg

Noella Yan (Cello)

Trio Anima Mundi

rochelleTAM.jpg

Rochelle Ughetti (Violin)

Trio Anima Mundi

COMPETITION RULES & REGULATIONS

Eligible Instruments
 
  • Piano

  • Strings (Violin, Viola, Cello)


Categories Information
 
  • Please see above

 

Dates
 
  • Applications to participate in the competition will close on 30 June 2019 and will be on a first-come first-served basis.  The Committee reserves the right to stop accepting applications once the number of places have been filled.

  • Accepted applicants will be informed of their allocated session times by 15 July 2019.  

  • All competition sessions will be held on Sunday 4 August.


Repertoire Regulations
 
  • The repertoire presented must adhere to the time limit specified in the Categories Information above. The performance will be stopped and marks deducted from the competitor’s score if the performance exceeds the total allocated time.

  • Competitors may only present one work in each category of the competition. 

  • Competitors are permitted to perform a single movement or select movements from a multi-movement work as long as it does not exceed the maximum total duration allowed for the category.

  • Competitors for the piano sections must only present solo works (i.e. no concerti or accompanied works).

  • A competitor may compete in more than one category if performing on a different instrument.  However, no competitor may perform more than once in each category.    

  • Please provide two photocopies of music marked “For 2019 MIPSF Adjudication Only” on the day of competition. For copyright reasons, the photocopies will be destroyed after the competition and will not be returned to the competitor.

 

General and Judging Rules
 
  • In these rules and regulations, the word “Committee” shall mean “The Management Committee of the International Academy of Musical Arts”.

  • The Committee reserves the right to determine the status of any competitor and the application and interpretation of these rules.

  • In the event of insufficient or large entries, the Committee reserves the right to combine or divide sections accordingly.

  • The Committee reserves the right to amend the program at any time, such as varying the order of competitors or categories, alter the competition date, or replace jury members due to unforeseen circumstances.  

  • Non-piano students requiring an accompanist will need to arrange their own accompanist for the competition.

  • The decision of the jury is final and cannot be disputed.

  • Jury members are not allowed to judge former or current students (excluding masterclass and festival participation). In the event that a former or current student of a jury member is competing, the competitor will be judged by the remaining jury members.

  • Competitors are not permitted to speak to jury members during the competition. Breaking this rule may lead to disqualification by the competitor.

  • The International Academy of Musical Arts respects diversity and the competition does not discriminate based on race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, or political association.

  • The competitor grants the International Academy of Musical Arts broadcast rights to film, photograph, record, broadcast, live stream, reproduce, transmit, and show via different media platforms and channels for the purpose of promoting the current and future programs in Australia and internationally.  

  • Competitors and people in the audience may not film, photograph, record, or broadcast the performances in the competition without prior written consent from the Committee.  

 

 

For further information, please email admin@iamusica.org

 

COMPETITION GUIDELINES

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

TERMS & CONDITIONS

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

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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.

2019 MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL
PIANO & STRINGS FESTIVAL

The Melbourne International Piano and Strings Festival is one of Australia’s most prestigious classical music festivals.  Every year, the festival attracts the world’s most talented young musicians and features a stellar teaching faculty from among Australia’s greatest artists.   

Over an intensive week, students from around the world will attend a variety of masterclasses, workshops, and seminars, and experience the thrill of performing on the Australian stage.  In 2019, we are excited to introduce the inaugural Melbourne International Piano and Strings Festival Competition, where local students will also have the opportunity to participate.  For more information about how to enrol in a competition section, please see below.

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