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Young Musician of the Year 2014 Rules

Entries are invited for the Young Musician of The Year 2014—Thailand.

Eligibility

Musicians

  • 14–20 years of age on the 24 March 2014.
  • Thai nationals or expatriates who have been living in Thailand for at least one year and will still be resident in Thailand in March 2015.
  • Should a musician reach the Semi-Finals, each contestant’s entry will need to be endorsed by their university, school or musical academy.

Contestants

Candidates may choose an instrument from any of the following categories:

  • Piano or Harp
  • Strings
  • Woodwind
  • Brass
  • Percussion

Conditions of Entry

  • Contestants must submit their entries as audiovisual performances online by uploading two video files, one in each performance category. Entries will only be accepted according to the Entry Procedure below, no other forms of entry will be accepted.
  • Contestants must be available for the semi-finals and finals to be held in the month of March 2015.  Candidates need to provide their own accompanists and ensure that their accompanist is of a high professional standard.
  • A previous winner of the Young Musician of the Year—Thailand is not eligible to enter the competition again.
  • The judges’ decision is the final and correspondence cannot be entered into with regard to the final results and copies of the mark sheets used by the judges will not be made available.
  • The Royal Over-seas League Thailand (ROSLT) reserves the right to use recordings of the pieces played in the competition and to make stills for any promotional documentary and educational purposes including for the ROSLT’s publications, website, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube channels. Credit will be given to the musician.
  • Should any entry contravene copyright or other intellectual property rights for any reason, or the performance be requested removed from ROSLT’s YouTube channel by that site’s administrators, the candidate will be disqualified.
  • ROSLT reserves the right to revise, alter or amend the competition rules at any time.

Information, Rules and Regulations

Entry Procedure

  • Enter the competition online by filling in the online Entry Form. Once submitting the entry form successfully you will receive instructions on how to upload your video files to our server.
  • Performance Categories. Upload a visual recording of two pieces of Western Classical music, one fast and virtuoso and the other one slow and expressive (maximum length of 10 minutes in total) by 20 October 2014. All electronic recordings uploaded will be posted publicly via social media and by entering the competition, contestants give permission for this dissemination.
  • Review of and Validation of Entry. You will receive an email from ROSLT within 5 days of posting your entry providing you with a reference number only if the submission is all in order. If the entry requires revision, you will be asked to make adjustments before the entry can be accepted and a reference number given. This number will be needed if your artwork is selected for the semi-finals.
  • If you have not received an email from ROSLT within 5 days of posting your entry, send us an email via our contact page…

Judging Process

  1. The deadline for entries is 20 February 2015***PLEASE NOTE NEW CLOSING DATE.
  2. Selection of semi-finalists will be made from the uploaded entries by a panel of international and Thai judges, the popular votes online (at ROSLT FaceBook and YouTube channels) will also be considered.
  3. Semi-finalists will be expected to perform in front of the judges in the month of November 2014.
  4. From the semi-finalists, five finalists will be selected.
  5. Finalists will perform in November 2014 at the ROSLT finals. They will be expected to play any two pieces of their choice but no longer than 12 minutes in total for both pieces (contestants cannot play the two pieces that were uploaded with their entry into the competition).  The pieces must be selected carefully because the choice of repertoire and presentation will play an important part in the assessment of a candidate. A Grand Piano will be provided for piano accompanists. Finalists must provide the judges with 5 copies of the musical scores.
  6. The winner will be announced at the finals.

Prizes

The winner will receive:

  • The King’s Trophy.
  • THB 100,000
  • Two return air tickets to London for two people.
  • The opportunity to perform in concert at The Royal Overseas League’s Princess Alexandra Concert Hall and to participate in master classes in the UK

 The other finalists will receive a runner-up trophy. Semi-finalists will receive a certificate.