St George's Piano Competition

Applications for 2017 are now closed.

Overall Winners’ Cash Prizes:

1st Place Zenith Music Piano Prize: $1000

2nd Place Snadens’ Piano Prize:
$500

3rd Place: $250

People’s Choice Award:

$250

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The Piano Competition at St George’s College is now in its fourth year. The competition began as an intercollegiate event, however this year will expand to include all students currently enrolled at any university in Western Australia. Students of any discipline of study are eligible to compete in the competition. This means the music majors will compete against the doctors, lawyers and engineers to take out first prize! No doubt there is immense undiscovered talent in W.A. and this is your chance to show us what you’ve got!

The competition will take place in three stages:

1. Preliminary Round: Submission of a 5-10 minute video recording via YouTube
2. Semi-Finals: Competitors may be selected to perform in the Semi-Finals, which will be held in the St George’s College Dining Hall
3. Finals: Up to 6 contestants will then be selected to perform in an open public concert in the St George’s College Concert Series


APPLICATION PROCEDURE

  • Applicants will submit a 5-10 minute video recording of themselves via YouTube as the preliminary round. The recording should include one or two contrasting solo pieces. Videos must be unedited, and shot in a single take showing the keyboard, torso and head of the performer in profile view.
  • Competitors may be selected to perform in the Semi-Finals, which will be held in the St George’s College Dining Hall. Semi-finalists will perform one or two contrasting solo pieces with a total performance duration of up to 7 minutes.
  • Up to six competitors will then be selected to perform in the Competition Finals, which will be an open public concert in the St George’s College Concert Series on Sunday 5th November
  • The judges’ decision in awarding prizes is final, and no discussion will be entered into with regard to the distribution of prizes.


The preliminary judging panel will be chaired by St George’s College Music Fellow, Raymond Yong.
The Competition Finals will be judged by a panel of expert pianists.


DEADLINES & DATES

Friday 29th September: Videos must be uploaded to Youtube, with links e-mailed to music@stgc.uwa.edu.au by 4:00PM.

Friday 6th October: Successful applicants will be notified via e-mail, with further information regarding the Semi-Finals procedure.

Saturday 28th October: Semi-Finals held as an open public concert from 2:00 – 5:00pm, in St George’s College Dining Hall. Finalists will be announced immediately following the Semi-Finals round.

Sunday 5th November: Competition Finals held as an open public concert from 2:00 – 5:00pm, in St George’s College Dining Hall. Prize winners will be awarded their prizes at the conclusion of the competition.


COMPETITION RULES

  • All decisions made by the competition judges are final.
  • Judges reserve the right to stop any performance that exceeds the allocated time limit.
  • Performance order for the Semi-Final Round will be determined randomly once entries have closed. Contestants will then be notified of their performance time.
  • Contestants are required to arrive at the Competition Venue, at St George’s College, Mounts Bay Road, at least 15 minutes prior to their performance time. A warm up room will be made available for contestants’ use.
  • Please notify the Music Office (08 9449 5991) immediately should you wish to withdraw from the competition. This courtesy will ensure the competition continues to run smoothly for all other contestants.


Information for applicants about repertoire requirements and the audition recording can be found in the accompanying application form below.