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* No repeats except for da capos.


  1. The Competition is open to musicians worldwide and of all nationalities.

  2. Application deadline is 31 May 2021.

  3. Each competitor may take part in no more than one Solo Category belonging to Categories C1 through to C3.

  4. Repertoire Guidelines

    • All pieces must be played from memory; failure to do so will result in a 5% reduction from the final mark;

    • Performance of repeats stated in the music scores is optional except in the cases of da capo, dal segno and the minuet and trio movement;

    • Competitors must submit a digital copy (PDF) of their choice music to be used during the adjudication. All PDF files must be clearly labelled with the competitor’s full name and category competing in;

    • Competitors must not exceed the stated time limit (according to the category applied for).

    • The Organiser reserves the right to impose a penalty of 5% deduction on the final marks if any of the rules are not adhered to.

  5. Competitors are not allowed to contact adjudicators during the course of the competition. Non-compliance will result in the competitor being removed from the Competition and forfeiting all awards and cash prizes.

  6. The Organiser reserves the right to use all videos submitted to the Competition for related activities such as broadcast and promotional purposes without the consent of the participant.  The Organiser retains all rights to the submitted materials.

  7. Competitors residing in Singapore who require recording studio or assistance should contact our Event Secretariat to arrange for hiring at their own expense.

  8. The competitor’s submission of his/her Competition application will be tantamount to the applicant’s acceptance of the Rules.

  9. The decisions of the Organiser and judges are final and not open to questions, discussions, reviews or appeals.

  10. The jury reserves the right to withhold prizes at their artistic discretion.


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4. The 1st Prize winner of each category will be invited to perform in one of the NAFA School of Music’s events:

  • Nanyang International Piano Academy 2022

  • Nanyang International Piano Academy 2023

  • Nanyang International Music Competition 2023  


5. The Organiser reserves the right to revoke all awards and cash prizes of competitors who breach the rules and regulations of the Competition.

  1. Adjudicators will evaluate each competitor based on a 100-point scale and the final score will be averaged, up to 2 decimal points.

  2. All competitors will receive a Certificate of Performance based on marks scored:

    • Gold with Distinction       90% and above;

    • Gold                                    85% - 89.99%;

    • Silver                                   80% - 89.99%;

    • Bronze                                65% - 79.99%;

    • Participation                      64.99 % and below.

  3. Prizes​

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Tong Ming Xi offers discounts for registered participants to have their instruments checked, tuned and serviced at 20% discount off regular prices according to the needs of the participants. The offer is valid till 31st July 2021. 

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