VIVO-S General Information
VIVO - S International Music Competition is open to all ages of instrumentalists of all nationalities. The competition takes place in various instrumental divisions including piano, strings, woodwinds, brass, duo groups and chamber ensembles.
Participants must perform two different styles of compositions from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic or Modern periods from standard repertoire. One movement of Sonata or Concerto will be considered as one piece.
Arrangements, simplified or modified editions, popular music and/or non-classical music will not be accepted.
No change in the submitted repertoire may be made once an application is submitted.
Finalists will perform a piece/pieces selected by the judges from their semi final repertoires.
** The two contrasting pieces are necessary for the semi-final round, but applicants may use one of the two for the preliminary round (along with additional pieces as they want).
Rounds and Repertoire
VIVO - S International Music Competition consists of three rounds of competitions. The details are as follows:
1. Preliminary Round (video submitted via online application)
All applicants must submit a web-hosted video recording (YouTube, Vimeo, etc.) via online application. This recording shall be between 5-15 minutes long. It may be a single work, or multiple works of the applicant’s choice, all of which is included within a single video recording. Applicants are not required to perform this repertoire in the next, semi final round, but they may do so if they wish.
2. Semi Final Round (Live/Video submission)
About Fifteen contestants from each division will be invited to the Semi Final Round. Contestants must perform two different styles of compositions from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic or Modern periods from standard repertoire.
* If a contestant is unable to attend a live Semi Final Round, he or she can submit video recordings by emailing a YouTube link (a clickable URL) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. Final Round (Live)
About Five contestants from each division will be invited to the Final Round. Contestants of the final round will perform a piece/pieces selected by the judges from their semi final repertoires.
The Final Round of competition will be open to the general audience.
Rules Relating to Rounds and Repertoire
- All solo contestants must perform their repertoires from memory. Contestants in duo groups and chamber ensembles may use music during the competition.
- The jury retains the right to stop a performance if the contestant exceeds the allotted time.
- No change in the submitted repertoire may be made once an application is submitted.
- Finalists will perform a piece/pieces selected by the judges from their semi final repertoires.
- Multiple or no winners may result in instrumental divisions at the discretion of the jury. All jury’s decisions are final and cannot be appealed.