Video Submission Guideline


Videos should be recorded in the spirit of a live audition or recital performance. You may record in any venue suited to you, with natural acoustics, with or without an audience. Dress professionally, as you would for a live performance

Recording Instructions

  • The entire performance must be taken in one take, without any sound or video editing.
  • Recordings must be made no earlier than three months prior to the application deadline, and must be in accordance with the repertoire guidelines.
  • Performances are to be within the time limits to be considered as eligible for the competition.
  • It is recommended that videos recording should be made in the highest quality possible.
  • Please note that where repertoire choice or other submission requirements are not met, the candidate may be disqualified.
  • Please tune your instrument before the start of the recording. Tuning does not need to be recorded.
  • Have your camera record from a fixed position as if three adjudicators were seated in front of you.
  • Face straight forward to the camera as you would appear to adjudicators in a live performance.
  • You are encouraged to not put the camera too close to the instrument, as it can compromise sound quality.
  • Ensure that the video consistently captures the performer and the instrument, including the full length of the bow. Ensure that a music stand does not block this view.
  • All accompanied works are to be recorded with accompaniment, backing tracks / cd accompaniment are only acceptable for Preliminary Round submissions.
  • Where an accompanist is part of the performance, they should be in view, although the string player should be the main the focus.
  • Accompanists are required to use legal publications that are compliant with copyright restrictions.
  • The accompanist may be assisted by a page turner.

YouTube Video Format

  • Name your video in this format: NAME [Age Group], Composer: Repertoire.
    (E.g. Lee Tin Ven [6 and under], Traditional: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star)
  • Copy the shareable link and insert it into the registration form.
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