2022 Piano Category Rules & Conditions

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The following rules and conditions are specific to the PIANO category. 
Please ensure you also read the General Rules & Conditions of Entry.

 1.    Performances are for soloists unless an event indicates otherwise.

2.    Registration and performance rules are strictly enforced. Please refer to the General Rules & Conditions of Entry Items 17 to 29.

3.   COMPULSORY FESTIVAL e-PROGRAM: Purchase of a Festival e-Program is compulsory for all entrants. Teachers submitting entries for individual students MUST PURCHASE a Festival e-Program for each soloist, except where they share the same family address. As the online entry form only allows for one compulsory Festival e-Program on checkout, teachers who enter multiple students on the SAME online entry form are requested to email: production@sydneyeisteddfod.com.au  to complete their compulsory Festival e-Program purchase requirements.

4.   TEACHER’S PASS: Teachers who have submitted 10 or more students in SOLO events will be eligible for ONE Festival Pass. To claim, they should email: production@sydneyeisteddfod.com.au  no later than Friday 20 May 2022 giving details of each student's name and the event number they are entered. Please allow 10 working days to receive this Pass in the mail. An administrative charge of $10 needs to be paid, so please be sure to arrange for this payment at the same time as when applying.

5.    Time limits allow for the presentation of ONE OR MORE ITEMS, published or unpublished unless otherwise stipulated, provided they fit within the nominated time limits. Limits are strictly monitored and entrants exceeding ‘Total Performance Time’ will be eligible for ‘comments only’ - not for a placing. Please refer to Item 27 in the General Rules & Conditions of Entry.

6.    A different item is required for each event unless repeats are specifically allowed. Items performed in a Heat must be repeated in the Final unless otherwise stipulated.

7.    If it is specifically indicated that an item may be repeated, it may be repeated ONLY ONCE except when progressing to a Final. An entrant found repeating an item other than where allowed will be eligible for ‘comments only’ - not for a placing.

8.    A copy of the music, in performance order, labelled with Event & Entrant numbers MUST BE provided for the adjudicator. Only original published music will be returned. Photocopies will not be returned as per APRA/AMCOS Policy.

9.    Subject to the venue, there may be no warm-up or dressing room facilities. Entrants are called from the auditorium except in a Final.

10.    Declaration for ‘Century’ Tests & Australian Works: At the time entrants register and hand in their music to the Session Manager, they are also requested to submit a form signed by themselves or their legal guardian. Piano Declaration form available from Entrant Corner.

a)    'Century’ Tests: An event for a specified century means the date when the composition was completed (e.g. 18th Century: the period 1701-1800; 19th Century: 1801-1900; 20th Century: 1901-2000; 21st Century: 2001 to present). Entrants can refer to the Grove Dictionary of Music for the exact date when a certain piece of music was composed. The responsibility for the correct selection of music relevant to each century rests with the entrant.

b)    Australian Works: A piano composition by an Australian composer may be an original work of the entrant. The Australian Music Centre has over 1000 published and unpublished compositions for piano by Australian composers. Tel: 02 9935 7805; 1300 651 834; www.australianmusiccentre.com.au

11.   IMPORTANT NOTICE: Sydney Eisteddfod’s mission continues to promote ‘live’ performances in our annual Festival. However, should a pandemic preclude this, it reserves the right to ask all entrants to send in videos to continue to be able to perform their work/s.