Competition Requirement

The Raffles International Music Competition welcomes participants of all nationalities.

No Category Age Duration Repertoire
A Children Division 7 Years Old & Below Max 3
Minutes
Free Choice (1 Piece)
B Junior Division A Between 8 – 9
Years Old
Max 4
Minutes
Free Choice (1 Piece)
Junior Division B Between 10 – 11
Years Old
Max 7
Minutes
2 Contrasting Pieces
C Youth Division A Between 12 – 13
Years Old
Max 8
Minutes
2 Contrasting Pieces 
Youth Division B Between 14 – 16
Years Old
Max 10
Minutes
2 Contrasting Pieces 
D Violin/Cello Ensemble
String Ensemble
Below 18
Years Old
Max 7
Minutes
Free Choice
(1 or 2 Pieces)
E Woodwind Ensemble
Brass Ensemble
Guitar Ensemble
Below 18
Years Old
Max 7
Minutes
Free Choice
(1 or 2 Pieces)

* Age according to the registration deadline as of 15th June 2015. ( Extended by 2 weeks)

Soloist Categories:
Violin, Viola, Cello

Ensemble Division:
●  Violin/Cello Ensemble (Duet, Trio, Quartet and more performers)
●  String Ensemble (8 to 30 performers)
●  Woodwind Ensemble (Duet, Trio, Quartet and more performers)
●  Brass Ensemble/Band (8 to 30 performers)
●  Guitar Ensemble
* We specially would like to welcome our new additional Ensemble -Guitar Ensemble to join the Chamber Music this year.

*If your chamber group comprises of a different instrument combination from the above, please email us for approval.

Rules and Regulations

  • Please submit your video with your application. There will be two rounds of LIVE competition (Preliminary and Finals) for Soloist categories. For the ensembles categories, there will only be one round of Live competition.
  • Musicians of all nationalities worldwide may apply up to three competition divisions.
  • If applying for more than one division, applicants must complete separate applications and pay the required fee for each individual division.
  • Piano accompaniment is optional for the Preliminary round. However, piano accompaniment is a pre-requisite for the Finals.
  • The winners will be invited to participate in Master Class with international jury. They will also be participating in the Closing Ceremony Concert.
  • All applicants may apply in categories where they are under the minimum age limit, provided they meet the entry level and requirements.
  • Contestants must have their pieces memorized with the exception of the required Sonata works and Chamber music. Accompanists are exempt.
  • The order of performances in the Final Round will be determined by the organizers.
  • All the submitted video with application must be unedited. Contestants can submit the video via YouTube URL or mail DVD for application.
  • Contestant agree and understand that competition committee have right to use all the submitted material including photos, recordings, videos or any uploaded information in any situation.
  • The committee reserves the right to reschedule the competition in the case of a natural emergency.
  • The jury is permitted to award the same ranking to several contestants. In the event of a tie, the jury may divide the monetary prize equally between the prizewinners.
  • All winners must collect their awards in person.
  • The jury retains the right to stop any performance without objection from the contestants.
  • The Competition Committee reserve the right to cancel any competition category should the total participants are less than 10 pax (For Solo Division). Registration fee would be refunded.
  • Unauthorized photography, audio, and/or video recordings are strictly prohibited. The committee reserves the sole right to record and document the competition. The committee also has the right to release any recordings (such as DVDs, CDs, etc.) for publicity or commercial purposes without seeking further approval from the contestants or making payments of any kind to them. The contestants agree that all copyrights of these recordings belong to the Competition Committee.
  • Contestants must take appropriate actions to ensure the safety of their musical instruments, bows, and personal belongings (such as luggage, personal effects, money, and musical accessories).
  • The committee reserves the right to make changes to the rules and regulations, and all supporting materials relating to the competition at any time without further notice.