The Music Showcase 2020 provides a platform for musicians of all ages, levels, and nationalities in Myanmar to showcase their skills and talents to an audience and a panel of international adjudicators. This will be done via video submissions online and is open to all Festival participants playing western orchestral instruments, piano, guitar, voice or Myanmar harp. There will be two different categories:
Western (Instrumental and Vocal) Category Free choice classical* piece with a maximum duration of 10 minutes long, solo or accompanied.
Myanmar Harp Category Each participant has to submit one Myanmar Classical Song and one Kalabaw song
Based on each performance, participants will qualify for one of the following levels of awards: Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum. All participants will receive adjudication reports and a certificate.
Each Category will award two cash prizes: Audience Prize (200,000 MMK) and Judges Prize (300,000 MMK) Other Special Prizes may also be awarded
Selected participants will have their performances included at our Virtual Concert on 25th July 2020 and may be given potential overseas performance opportunities.
Instructions to Participants: - Record your video in landscape format - Upload your video to the Music Society of Myanmar Facebook Page by 8 July 2020 - For Myanmar Harp participants, upload the two songs as separate posts - Fill in the registration form here: https://forms.gle/dRQsMghzpSvJsHKH6 - Get your friends to like the posts! The most number of likes will receive the Audience Prize for each category.
*Standard repertoire from the classical canon - with Bach to Bartok as a rough guideline.
Western (Instrumental and Vocal) Category Kyoko Koyama (Japan) Goesta Mueller (Austria) Ryan Lewis (UK) Chi Hoe Mak (Malaysia) San Win Htike (Myanmar)
Myanmar Harp Category Dr Su Zar Zar (Myanmar) Aung Pyae Sone (Myanmar)
2019 Prize Winners First Prize: Naw Htoi (Nories) Second Prize: Siss Thwae Oo Third Prize: Maggie May Audience Prize: Naw Htoi (Nories) Best Violinist Prize: Naw Htoi (Nories) Most Promising Young Musician Prize: Nay Htet Sharr 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