The First Kirov International Music Competition
Asian Preliminary Competition
Discipline: Piano, Violin
Application Deadlines: Wednesday, May 1, 2019 ~ Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Asian Preliminary Competition will be held on Sunday, June 9, 2019 at Sunhwa Arts School in South Korea. For citizens of Asian countries, videos can be submitted on Youtube.
Competition will be held on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at Kirov Academy in Washington DC.
Winners’ Recital will be held on Thursday, August 15, 2019 at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC. Another winners’ recital will be held at Moscow State Conservatory. (if requested by the winners)
Seniors: age 17 ~ 32 (born after August 14, 1986, born before August 15, 2002)
Juniors: under age 17 (born after August 14, 2002)
Competition Chair: Yangsook Lee, Artistic Director of Kirov International Music Festival
Piano Competition Chair: Gary Graffman (Faculty at Curtis Institute)
Violin Competition Chair: Victor Danchenko (Faculty at the Glenn Gould School)
First prize winner $3,000
Second prize winner $2,000
Third prize winner $1,000
Audience prize $250
First prize winner $2,000
Second prize winner $1,000
Third prize winner $500
Audience prize $250
Benefits for Winners
First prize winner: a free roundtrip ticket to Washington DC
Second prize winner: $1,000 provided for a plane ticket to Washington DC
Third prize winner: $500 won provided for a plane ticket to Washington DC
For all winners from the final (1st, 2nd, and 3rd place): free master classes (piano with Gary Graffman, violin with Victor Danchenko)
Preliminary: one classic standard solo work with any length
Final: minimum 20-minute solo repertoire including a fast movement of a classical sonata
Preliminary: one classic standard solo work with any length (accompanist not necessary)
Seniors: a complete concerto
Juniors: one fast and one slow movement from a concerto (two movements in total)
The video must clearly show the pianist’s face and hands in the frame at all times.
All videos must be shot from one angle with a single fixed camera (no zooming, tilting, or panning).
Every work on the video must be an unedited performance.
All videos must be privately recorded (formal performance videos not allowed).
All audition video files must be uploaded to the Youtube.
All works must be played from memory, with no music scores in evidence.
Solo performance only; no orchestral performance will be accepted.
Accompanists are not required for violin.
Application submission and inquiries
Application fee: $90
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