Competitors for the opening round must record one piece of Baroque, Classical, Romantic or Modern work of their choice performed by memory.
Arrangements, abridged editions or non classical compositions will no be accepted.
Finalists – will have an opportunity to submit another recording if they wish, otherwise they will be judged on the original recording that they submitted for the opening round.
Competitors must ensure that a copy of their sheet music is provided to the festival coordinator at the start of the day of their scheduled semifinal. Please note that photocopies will not be returned.
The judging panel is composed of a minimum of 5 distinguished, international musicians and all decisions of the panel are final. The judges reserve the right to withhold any prize or award should the required standard not be achieved.
The Festival reserves the right to record, film, web-stream or broadcast any part of the Festival events. Competitors must grant BIYMF the sole and exclusive right to use of these recordings.
The following must be received by BIYMF before an application can be accepted:
An application form must be completed on the BIYMF website with a copy of the applicant’s passport or birth certificate for proof of age. All applicable information must be completed.