strings for section I


For Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Guitar, and Harp. (For the Harp, please scroll down further.)

This section is eligible for age E to G.

 

Age Categories:

E1: Born between April 1st, 2011 ~ March 31st, 2013. 

E2: Born between April 1st, 2009 ~ March 31st, 2011.

E3: Born between April 1st, 2007 ~ March 31st, 2009.

 

(Note: Those who were born after year 2013, please apply for the Youth Course under Section III HERE.)

 

Age - J :   Born between April 1st, 2004 ~ March 31st, 2007. 

Age - H:  Born between April 1st, 2001 ~ March 31st, 2004.

Age - U:  Born before March 31st, 2001 or currently in College/University/Post-graduate.  

Age - G:  For those who graduated from any University/Post-graduate program. No age limit. 

 

+ Those who have graduated high school by March 2018 but have not yet entered university should be Age - U or Age - G.

Repertoire for the Strings:

(Note: The pieces are to be performed by memory. Cello and Double Bass contestants must bring their own endpin rest.)

 

Ages - E1 to E3: 

 

For Regional Round in Malaysia

(Approximate Duration 5 minutes)

 

1) Any piece(s) or movement(s) chosen by the contestant. 

 

 

For Final Round in Osaka 

(Approximate Duration 5 minutes)

 

1) A piece or a movement chosen by the contestant. (Must be different from the piece for the regional round. Different movement or a piece from the same opus number is NOT acceptable.)


 

Age - J:

 

For Regional Round in Malaysia

(Approximate Duration 6 minutes)

 

1) Any piece(s) or movement(s) chosen by the contestant. 

 

 

For Final Round in Osaka

(Approximate Duration 6 minutes)

 

1) A piece or a movement chosen by the contestant. (Must be different from the piece for the regional round. Different movement or a piece from the same opus number is NOT acceptable.)


 

Age - H:

 

For Regional Round in Malaysia

(Approximate Duration 7 minutes)

 

1) Any piece(s) or movement(s) chosen by the contestant. 

 

 

For Final Round in Osaka

(Approximate Duration 7 minutes)

 

1) A piece or a movement chosen by the contestant. (Must be different from the piece for the regional round. Different movement or a piece from the same opus number is NOT acceptable.)


 

Ages - U & G:

 

For Regional Round in Malaysia

(Approximate Duration 10 minutes)

 

- For Violin, Viola, & Cello -

 1) A piece or a movement from any of J.S.BACH's Sonatas, Partitas or Suites.

 

2) A piece chosen by the contestant. (Other than J.S.BACH's pieces)

 

- For Double Bass & Guitar -

(Note: Here, the total approximate duration for the Double Bass & Guitar is 8 minutes)

 

1) Any piece(s) chosen by the contestant. 

 

 

For Final Round in Osaka

(Approximate Duration 8 minutes)

 

- For Violin, Viola, Cello & Double Bass -

 1) A piece chosen by the contestant. (Must be different from the piece for the regional round. Different movement or a piece from the same opus number is NOT acceptable.)

 

- For Guitar -

 

1) Any piece(s) chosen by the contestant. (Must be different from the piece for the regional round. Different movement or a piece from the same opus number is NOT acceptable.)


Repertoire for Harp:

 

Ages - E & J (JUNIOR Category):

 

For Regional Round in Malaysia

(Approximate Duration 6 minutes)

 

1) A piece(s) chosen by the contestant. 

 

  

For Final Round in Osaka

(Approximate Duration 6 minutes)

 

1) A piece chosen by the contestant. (Must be different from the piece for the regional round. Different movement or a piece from the same opus number is NOT acceptable.)


 

Ages - H, U & G (SENIOR Category):

 

For Regional Round in Malaysia

(Approximate Duration 8 minutes)

 

1) A piece(s) chosen by the contestant. 

 

  

For Final Round in Osaka

(Approximate Duration 8 minutes)

 

1) A piece chosen by the contestant. (Must be different from the piece for the regional round. Different movement or a piece from the same opus number is NOT acceptable.)


 

For Grand Final, Gala Concert:

 

Eligible for all Section I 1st prize winners. 

 

1) Any piece(s) of approx. 10 minutes max in duration, chosen by the contestant. For Ages E & J, approx. duration is 5 minutes max.

 

(Note: The same piece for the final is acceptable. The registration form for the Grand Final, Gala Concert will be handed out after the announcement of the finals' result. A shortened piece is acceptable.)