The Vivace International Piano Competition North America Competition opens to pianists ages 18 and under who are residents of the United States and Canada.
Division 1: ages 5 and under
Division 2: ages 6-7
Division 3: ages 8-9
Division 4: ages 10-12
Division 5: ages 13-15
Division 6: ages 16-18
Age requirements apply to the applicant’s age as of April 1, 2021.
--Applicants are required to perform one or more works for solo piano within the time limit.
--Each applicant will be allotted the following amount of time for the performance of the ENTIRE VIDEO:
Division 1: max. 6 minutes
Division 2: max. 6 minutes
Division 3: max. 8 minutes
Division 4: max. 10 minutes
Division 5: max. 12 minutes
Division 6: max. 15 minutes
--The finalists from all divisions are required to perform only one work that shows virtuosity within 15 minutes. Repertoire from the First Round may not be repeated.
--Original compositions and improvisations are not permitted.
--Repeats may be played at the discretion of the performer, but are not required.
--Applicants may perform with or without sheet music. Performing from memory is encouraged, but not required.
--Applicants will be required to upload only one video for the First Round to YouTube. (Applicants may perform one or more pieces in one video within the time limit.)
--The videos must be filmed with both the pianist’s face and hands in the frame at all times.
--The videos must be continuous and unedited performance.
--Applicants will be required to name the title of the YouTube videos as:
Example: VIPC-Divison 5-Jessica Wang-First Round-Mozart Piano Sonata in D Major K. 311
--Contestants should wear their best performance attire.
--The Finalist will be required to upload another video for the Final Round after the results announcement of the First Round.
--Evaluations for each round of the competition made by the jury committees are final.
--Grading System of the First Round:
First Prize: above 90 points
Second Prize: above 80 points
Third Prize: above 70 points
Potential Prize: above 60 points
--All participants will receive constructive feedback from world-renowned pianists.
--The top 3 pianists who get the highest points from each division will be selected to participate in the
Final Round Live Concert. There will be a total of 18 finalists from 6 divisions.
--Gold Awards, Silver Awards, and Bronze Awards of each division will be announced right after all performances on the Final Round Live Concert. Based on the points received.
--Vivace International Piano Competition reserves the right to use the video recordings submitted for marketing purposes. No extra fee will be paid to the applicants.
--Vivace International Piano Competition reserves the right to the interpretation of the Terms and Conditions of the Regulations.
--Applicants must complete and submit the full application on the Apply page.
--A NON-REFUNDABLE application fee must be paid at the time of application submission.
Division 1: $60 USD
Division 2: $60 USD
Division 3: $70 USD
Division 4: $80 USD
Division 5: $90 USD
Division 6: $100 USD
--There is no additional fee for the Final Round.
--The application fee has to be sent to Vivace International Piano Competition's official account by using the following payment methods:
Quickpay/Zelle: 9293196777 Long Island Music Conservatory
Please make sure you provide the applicant's name when sending the fee!
(We highly suggest applicants to use Quickpay/Zelle or Venmo if possible.)
--A confirmation email will be sent once an applicant’s complete application has been received. Your application will be considered as completed after we receive your application fee.