2.2 Stage 1 – Preliminary (Off-site)
2.2.1 The total duration of performance shall be around 14-16 minutes.
2.2.2 Contestants have to video-record a solo performance with piano accompaniment, including one own choice and at least one piece from Repertoire List B (please refer to the section on the Lists of Repertoire), for submission with the application. More than one piece can be selected from List B as long as the total time is within the time limit.
2.2.3 Contestants are responsible for submitting the softcopy of the original music scores together with the application. Application may be rejected if no valid music score related to the performance is being submitted.
2.2.4 Requirements for video recording are as follows:
188.8.131.52 The camera should be steady for the whole duration of recording;
184.108.40.206 The recording must be done in a single take without interruption for each piece of music performance;
220.127.116.11 The camera should capture the full body of the contestant from head to feet for the whole duration of recording;
18.104.22.168 Personally identifiable information should not be displayed or left visible anywhere on the video except for the title of the video;
22.214.171.124 Submit the video without a bow, greetings, any effect, or text data. The intervals before and after the performance should be as short as possible;
126.96.36.199 Volume control in the recording is not allowed;
188.8.131.52 The recording must not be edited post-recording;
184.108.40.206 The recording must be an authentic live performance of the contestant recorded after 20 October 2020;
220.127.116.11 The video recording must be in DVD format or submitted online in a method specified in the application form;
18.104.22.168 Contestants are responsible for the quality of video recording on the submitted media. If there is any doubt on the authenticity of the recording, the contestant will be required to submit a written explanation of the doubts as part of the contestant’s declaration, falsification of which will lead to disqualification;
2.2.5 The Organiser reserves the right to screen entries for meeting minimum acceptable standard before passing to the Jury;
2.2.6 A maximum of twenty-four (24) contestants will be admitted to Stage 2. The list of contestants admitted to Stage 2 will be announced on the official website of the HKICHC in Aug 2021. All contestants will be notified individually of their results; and
2.2.7 By applying to the Competition and submitting a video, both participants and owners of the videos are granting the Organiser to save and publicly transmit the videos without limitation nor charge. All submitted video materials will not be returned to the applicants.