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Applications for ​Orchestras, Bands & Chamber Music Groups are accepted in the following genres

  • Classical music ensembles (Duos, trios, quartets etc)

  • Classical music orchestras (string orchestras, symphonic orchestras etc)

  • Jazz Band

  • Military/Symphonic Band

  • Chinese Orchestra

  • Folk orchestras

  • Ethnic groups

Age categories

For groups with mixed-age participants, the age group of the majority of the participants will apply. For example, if there are 10 participants in total, 6 in Category II (13-21) and 4 in Category III (21+) the correct category will be "Category II"


  • GRAND PACIFIC AWARD and cash prize (only one award across all categories and ages)

  • Outstanding | Platinum award, a certificate and opportunity to perform at the Gala Concert

  • 1st prize  | Golden award, a certificate and scholarship to attend masterclasses

  • 2nd prize | Silver award, a certificate and invitation to attend the Gala Concert

  • 3rd prize  | Bronze award, a certificate and invitation to attend the Gala Concert

  • Special Award for Teachers and certificates of recognition

Participants and groups that are not awarded a prize, will still receive a Participation certificate

General Rules

  • Incomplete applications (including failure to pay the application fee) will not be processed

  • Application fee is not refundable

  • Adjudicator's panel decision is final and cannot be appealed. A summary/commentary about performance from the panel can be provided upon request (please note these will be provided only in English)

  • Multiple winners can be chosen in each of the groups, except Grand Pacific Award

  • Participants agree and authorize the organizers to use their image for any publicity activity

Video Requirements

  1. Video recordings of a live performance (without editing, gluing frames, overlaying audio tracks,  mending/tampering with) are allowed for the competition

  2. Each performance has to be recorded as one video file

  3. Filming must be no more than 12 months old

  4. Recording should be a fair representation of the contestants' abilities but does not need to be of a professional quality

  5. The video recordings must show the hands and faces of the contestants (playing with masks on is alowed)

  6. Performance recording has to be published/shared via YouTube, Vimeo, Google Drive, QQ etc., and has to be accessible for the adjudicator's panel

Evaluation Criteria

Your performance wiill be assessed based on the following general criterias. ​

  1. Technical mastery

  2. Clarity of the tone

  3. Sound projection

  4. Level of artistic performance

  5. Selection and complexity of the repertoire

  6. Conveyance of musical style

  7. Interpretation

* The panel of adjudicators reserves the rights to include assessment of other criterias not mentioned above

How to apply

To apply for the competition participants must submit

  1. A completed online application form

  2. A video recording uploaded online

  3. A Resume / CV / Biography (optional)

  4. An application fee

  5. A group photo/image of the participants (optional)


  • Last day for submitting applications is on 30 April 2022

  • Winners will be announced on our website on 5 June 2022

  • Please note that the participant retains 100% of the recording rights

Our inclusivity policy

We welcome entries from participants with special needs and would like to be a platform of encouragement and inclusivity for all. We strongly believe that participants with special needs are creative, talented and unique - in their own way.

We believe that all children are equal and special. That no diagnosis is an obstacle to living happily, learn, develop and be talented. We want to provide opportunities and support to all persons with special needs so that their lives take on bright colors.

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