GSF Singapore Festival 2022

Our Inaugural Strings Competition (Virtual Edition)

Schedule

05 Mar 2022 to 19 Jun 2022

Venue

Online




The Global Strings Federation (GSF) Singapore Festival 2022 Virtual Edition is the GSF’s inaugural strings competition that would see musicians from around the world compete on this prestigious stage. Partnered with well-known organisations from around the world, GSF seeks to keep the spirit of strings alive and to unite musicians for the common good.

VISION

Building a Better World through Strings

MISSION

To put musicians at the heart of the GSF movement through providing a platform that identifies and nurtures young talents worldwide.

VALUES

Strings, Stage, and Sustainability. To showcase the talents of string musicians on stage, to kickstart and facilitate the path of continuous learning and development.

IMPORTANT DATES


Date of Registration Period: 5 Mar 2022 - 19 June 2022 

 

 

Round 1

Video Recording Submission Period: 02 Jul 2022 - 17 Jul 2022

Jury Announcement: 31 Jul 2022

Round 2

Video Recording Submission Period: 1 - 7 Aug 2022

Jury Announcement: 14 Aug 2022


  • Participants need to submit the registration form online and have to log in to their GSF account to upload the video link.

  • Contest results for Round 1 and Round 2 will be posted on the participant’s account.


Competition Fees:

Round 1 - SGD$136 

Round 2 - SGD$190


CATEGORIES

The competition is open to Participants of all nationalities and countries. Participants compete in categories based on their age.

CategoriesAge categoryAge of participant as of 19th June 2022
1Age 7 or under
Participants born on 19th June 2014 or after
2Age 9 or under
Participants born on 19th June 2012 or after
3Age 11 or under
Participants born on 19th June 2010 or after
4Age 13 or under
Participants born on 19th June 2008 or after
5Age 15 or under
Participants born on 19th June 2006 or after
6Age 16- age 21
participants born between 19th June 2006 to 19th June 2001


PRIZES

 

Category

 

Age 

Prizes (SGD)

1st

2nd

3rd

1

<7 years

$500

$200

$100

2

<9 years

$500

$200

$100

3

<11 years

$500

$300

$200

4

<13 years

$600

$300

$200

5

<15 years

$800

$600

$300

6

15-21 years

$1000

$800

$600

 

Grand Prize

 

Italian Violin 

(valued at $15,000)

 


REPERTOIRES
Repertoire: Participants can choose from 4 periods - Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and 20th Century (*Chinese works are classified as 20th Century).

Round 1: 2 pieces (2 different periods cannot be repeated, piano accompaniment is required for use in all recordings unless composed as unaccompanied)

Round 2: 1 piece (period cannot be repeated from round 1, piano accompaniment compulsory)

 

 

Category

 

Age 

Track Length

Round 1 Duration

Round 2 Duration

1

<7 years

5-10 minutes

3-7 minutes

2

<9 years

6-12 minutes

4-8 minutes

3

<11 years

8-15 minutes

5-10 minutes

4

<13 years

10-20 minutes

6-12 minutes

5

<15 years

10-20 minutes

6-12 minutes

6

15-21 years

15-30 minutes

8-15 minutes


VIDEO REQUIREMENTS

Please use a camera or mobile phone to record, the performance cannot be edited

      Layout: landscape mode, full body must be in the frame

      Image quality: resolution 1920 X 1080 HD, aspect ratio 16:9

      Format: .mp4 or .mov file, video size should not exceed 1GB

Jury



Mark Messenger

Mark Messenger

Royal College of Music/ Head of Strings

Igor Yuzefovich

Igor Yuzefovich

Royal Academy of Music/ Concert leader of the BBC Symphony Orchestra

Chai Liang

Chai Liang

Professor at Hunan Normal University

Akiko Ono

Akiko Ono

Guildhall School of Music & Drama: Violin Professor, The Yehudi Menuhin School: Principal Violin Teacher

Yume Fujise

Yume Fujise

VIOLINIST

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