Eligibility & Repertoire Preparation
The Nanyang International Piano Academy 2020 is open to all piano enthusiasts.
The Advanced Pianist category is open to pianists 28 years and below, subject to pre-screening results.
The Aspiring Pianist category is open to pianists of all ages, subject to pre-screening results.
The Inspiring Educator category is open to pianists of all ages, subject to pre-screening results.
The Observer category is open to pianists of all ages.
Participants in the Advanced and Aspiring Pianist categories should bring at least two pieces for study: one that is perfected and ‘performance ready’ and one that is in the refining stage.
Each applicant (except applicants for the Observer Category) is required to submit an audition video of their performance for placement in the classes for the NIPA.
For participants auditioning for the Advanced Pianist Category, you are required to submit a recording of two contrasting works, with a duration of 10 - 15 minutes. As for the Aspiring Pianist Category, you are required to submit a recording of no more than 5 minutes.
For the Inspiring Educator Category, you are required to submit a recording with a duration of no more than 5 minutes, and/or a word document with 3-4 specific questions that you would like addressed by our clinicians.
Each piece must be uploaded as a separate file and labelled to indicate the performer, composer, title and movement. i.e. Therese Grob – W.A. Mozart’s Piano Sonata No 5 in G Major K.283 Movement 1.
For consistency, each piece must be in an unedited recording performed in one sitting with same conditions e.g. grand piano, room. Audition videos should be submitted electronically via Google Drive, Dropbox, YouTube or other accessible platforms online.
15 Oct - Application Opens
15 Dec - Application Closes
20 Dec - Announcement of pre-screening results
by 31 Dec - Payment of Participation Fee
16 - 19 Jan (2020) - Nanyang International Piano Academy
(Opening Gala Concert by NIPA faculty members on Thursday 16 Jan, 7.30pm at NAFA Lee Foundation Theatre)