The Music Society of Myanmar Instrumental & Vocal Competition 2019 aims to identify and develop classical music talents in Myanmar, and is open to all Festival participants from Myanmar playing western orchestral instruments, piano or voice.
This year's competition would be held at 10am on Monday, 12th August 2019.
Repertoire: Free choice classical* pieces with a combined duration of 5 to 15 minutes long, solo or accompanied. Please select repertoire that demonstrates your technical ability as well as your musicality.
Age limit: 10-30 years old
First Prize: Diploma and USD$500 Second Prize: Diploma and USD$300 Third Prize: Diploma and USD$200
Best Violinist Prize: Synwin Master Handmade Violin (SV9001) fitted with Peter Infeld Strings, C.A. Gotz German bow and Jakob Winter Carbon Design Violin Case worth a total of USD$2030 Best Pianist Prize Audience Prize Most Promising Young Musician Award
Prize winners should be available to perform at the closing concert on 17th August 2019 and may be given potential overseas performance opportunities. This will be up to the discretion of the Festival Directors.
Audition recordings would be used as pre-screening for the competition.
Jury members: Gabriel Lee Leslie Tan Goesta Mueller Poom Prommachart Dr Andrew Filmer Jenny Shang-Chen Fu
*Standard repertoire from the classical canon - with Bach to Bartok as a rough guideline.
2018 Prize Winners First Prize: Gum Seng Aung Du (violin) Second Prize: Kyi Zin Wai (piano) Third Prize: Sut Seng Du (piano) Audience Prize: Gum Seng Aung Du (violin) Most Promising Young Musician Award: Siss Thwae (violin) Best Violinist Award: Gum Seng Aung Du (violin) Best Pianist Award: Kyi Zin Wai (piano)
2017 Prize Winners First Prize - Aung Moe Kyaw (piano) Second Prize – Saw Simeon (piano) and Ye Lynn Han (voice) Best Violinist Prize – Saw Adam Htwe Most Promising Young Musician – Youngmin Kim Audience Prize – Jason Steele