IMPORTANT DATES:

Application period: Oct. 1 to Dec. 1, 2021
Video submission deadline: December 10, 2021
Judging period: December 11-15, 2021
Gold Medalists’ Concert: Saturday, January 15, 2022, 7:30 pm at Mercer Island Presbyterian Church

 

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INSTRUMENTS:

Piano, strings, woodwinds, brass, voice

CATEGORIES:

Solo works, Chamber works & Concertos

REPERTOIRE:

Pianists may play any published solo work(s) by any living or deceased composers composers of Russia and other Soviet era countries. Pianists must use standard published repertoire (This refers to music printed for distribution and sale and available through the general market in printed form with legal copyright printed on the music). Participants must use legally-obtained music that is available to the general public. Music purchased from a legal internet source meets the criteria if it is accompanied by copyright and proof of purchase information. All repeats and Da Capos may be omitted.

MEMORIZATION:

Memorization is REQUIRED for ALL divisions EXCEPT for Chamber division. Chamber includes piano duos, trios, quartets, quintets, etc.  A concerto may NOT be categorized as chamber work.

YOUTUBE FORMAT:

ONE LINK only, even if multiple pieces are performed. Must be a single, continuous take without pausing, stopping or editing. All YouTube links must showcase performances recorded AFTER July 1, 2021.  No edits, cuts or trimming any of the works will be permitted. All pieces must be performed memorized. While there is no penalty for pianists exceeding the TOTAL playing time for each Age Division, adjudicator will STOP performance when maximum time allotment is reached. The recording must show face hands and continuous uninterrupted performance if more than one piece is performed. Pausing between pieces is permitted, but camera must not be paused or stopped. No post editing or splicing permitted.

For TITLE section in YouTube it must say “2021 RCMFS Competition” followed by NAME and AGE (e.g. 2021 RCMFS Piano Competition, Johnny Appleseed, age 12) For the DESCRIPTION section in YouTube, list piece(s) performed in the correct order. Include composer name, piece(s) titles, catalog numbers like Opus, etc. (e.g. Prokofiev Sonata No. 7 in B flat Major, Op. 83, first movement)

PRIZES & RECOGNITION:

Virtual E-Medals/Diploma may be given based on merit: Gold, Silver and Bronze. No honorable mentions. Up to 3 Gold medals may be given to each age division. Multiple Silver & Bronze medals may be given in each age division. All pianists will receive Achievement E-certificates, and valuable feedback from World-Class adjudicators from around the country. All top medalists will be featured on our Facebook page. Several outstanding musicians may be invited to perform in future RCMFS concerts.


DIVISIONS

Solo Piano (must be memorized):

PIANO A – up to 6 years (up to 4 minutes) – Fee $60

PIANO B – 7-8 years (up to 5 minutes) – Fee $65

PIANO C – 9-10 years (up to 6 minutes) – Fee $70

PIANO D – 11-12 years (up to 7 minutes) – Fee $75

PIANO E– 13-14 years (up to 8 minutes) – Fee $80

PIANO F– 15-16 years (up to 9 minutes) – Fee $85

PIANO G – 17-18 years (up to 10 minutes) – Fee $90

PIANO H  – 19 years and older (up to 11 minutes) – Fee $95

Concertos (soloist performs memorized, with or without accompanist):

CONCERTOS, any instrument A – 13 years of age and under (one movement, up to 10 minutes) – Fee $90

CONCERTOS, any instrument B – 14-18 years (one movement, up to 19 minutes) – Fee $95

Solo Strings (soloist performs memorized, with or without accompanist):

STRINGS A –13 and under (no concertos, up to 8 minutes) – Fee $85

STRINGS B – 14-18 years (no concertos, up to 11 minutes) – Fee $90

Solo Winds/Brass/Voice/Miscellaneous (soloist performs memorized, with or without accompanist):

BRASS, WIND, VOICE, MISC A – 13 and under (up to 8 minutes) – Fee $85

BRASS, WIND, VOICE, MISC – 14 and older (up to 10 minutes) – Fee $90

Ensemble (piano duo, piano trios, etc. Memorization optional):

ENSEMBLE A – Average age 13 and under (up to 10 minutes) – Fee $90 per group

ENSEMBLE B – Average age 14 and older (up to 11 minutes) – Fees   $95 per group