A183F5B9-0F82-45DF-94F3-C7D269EA436D.webp
0B9311C9-FEF8-4DA0-9A24-B103153C0288.webp

PACIFIC STARS INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION

July 30 2022—August 15 2022

  • Pacific Stars International Piano Competition is one of the famous global classical piano performance competitions, open to different ages and talented artists.

 


CATEGORY
A
7 AND UNDER
B
8-10
C
11-14
D
15-118
AGES OF THE PARTICIPANTS WILL BE BASED AS OF JULY 1, 2022 WITH REFERENCE TO THEIR BIRTH DATE.
FREE SELECTION OF REPERTOIRE - 6 MINS
FREE SELECTION OF REPERTOIRE - 8 MINS
FREE SELECTION OF REPERTOIRE - 10 MINS
FREE SELECTION OF REPERTOIRE - 12 MINS

CATEGORY A
FIRST PRIZE
CERTIFICATE DIPLOMA 
WINNER MASTERCLASS & WINNER CONCERT
LOS ANGELES WINNERS RECITAL INVITATION TO 2023 YOUNG ARTIST SERIES
 
SECOND PRIZE
CERTIFICATE DIPLOMA 
WINNER MASTERCLASS & WINNER CONCERT
LOS ANGELES WINNERS RECITAL INVITATION TO 2023 YOUNG ARTIST SERIES

THIRD PRIZE
CERTIFICATE DIPLOMA 
WINNER MASTERCLASS & WINNER CONCERT
LOS ANGELES WINNERS RECITAL INVITATION TO 2023 YOUNG ARTIST SERIES

CATEGORY B
FIRST PRIZE
CERTIFICATE DIPLOMA 
WINNER MASTERCLASS & WINNER CONCERT
LOS ANGELES WINNERS RECITAL INVITATION TO 2023 YOUNG ARTIST SERIES
 
SECOND PRIZE
CERTIFICATE DIPLOMA 
WINNER MASTERCLASS & WINNER CONCERT
LOS ANGELES WINNERS RECITAL INVITATION TO 2023 YOUNG ARTIST SERIES

THIRD PRIZE
CERTIFICATE DIPLOMA 
WINNER MASTERCLASS & WINNER CONCERT
LOS ANGELES WINNERS RECITAL INVITATION TO 2023 YOUNG ARTIST SERIES

CATEGORY C
FIRST PRIZE
CERTIFICATE DIPLOMA 
WINNER MASTERCLASS & WINNER CONCERT
LOS ANGELES WINNERS RECITAL INVITATION TO 2023 YOUNG ARTIST SERIES
 
SECOND PRIZE
CERTIFICATE DIPLOMA 
WINNER MASTERCLASS & WINNER CONCERT
LOS ANGELES WINNERS RECITAL INVITATION TO 2023 YOUNG ARTIST SERIES

THIRD PRIZE
CERTIFICATE DIPLOMA 
WINNER MASTERCLASS & WINNER CONCERT
LOS ANGELES WINNERS RECITAL INVITATION TO 2023 YOUNG ARTIST SERIES

CATEGORY D
FIRST PRIZE
CERTIFICATE DIPLOMA 
WINNER MASTERCLASS & WINNER CONCERT
LOS ANGELES WINNERS RECITAL INVITATION TO 2023 YOUNG ARTIST SERIES
 
SECOND PRIZE
CERTIFICATE DIPLOMA 
WINNER MASTERCLASS & WINNER CONCERT
LOS ANGELES WINNERS RECITAL INVITATION TO 2023 YOUNG ARTIST SERIES

THIRD PRIZE
CERTIFICATE DIPLOMA 
WINNER MASTERCLASS & WINNER CONCERT
LOS ANGELES WINNERS RECITAL INVITATION TO 2023 YOUNG ARTIST SERIES

ALL CATEGORY SPECIAL PRIZE
BEST PERFORMANCE OF VIRTUOSO ETUDE
BEST PERFORMANCE OF BAROQUE WORK 
BEST PERFORMANCE OF CLASSICAL SONATA

STUDENT AWARD: HONORABLE MENTION

CATEGORY
A
7 AND UNDER
B
8-10
C
11-14
D
15-118
AGES OF THE PARTICIPANTS WILL BE BASED AS OF JULY 1, 2022 WITH REFERENCE TO THEIR BIRTH DATE.
FREE SELECTION OF REPERTOIRE - 6 MINS
FREE SELECTION OF REPERTOIRE - 8 MINS
FREE SELECTION OF REPERTOIRE - 10 MINS
FREE SELECTION OF REPERTOIRE - 12 MINS

CATEGORY A
FIRST PRIZE
CERTIFICATE DIPLOMA 
WINNER MASTERCLASS & WINNER CONCERT
LOS ANGELES WINNERS RECITAL INVITATION TO 2023 YOUNG ARTIST SERIES
 
SECOND PRIZE
CERTIFICATE DIPLOMA 
WINNER MASTERCLASS & WINNER CONCERT
LOS ANGELES WINNERS RECITAL INVITATION TO 2023 YOUNG ARTIST SERIES

THIRD PRIZE
CERTIFICATE DIPLOMA 
WINNER MASTERCLASS & WINNER CONCERT
LOS ANGELES WINNERS RECITAL INVITATION TO 2023 YOUNG ARTIST SERIES

CATEGORY B
FIRST PRIZE
CERTIFICATE DIPLOMA 
WINNER MASTERCLASS & WINNER CONCERT
LOS ANGELES WINNERS RECITAL INVITATION TO 2023 YOUNG ARTIST SERIES
 
SECOND PRIZE
CERTIFICATE DIPLOMA 
WINNER MASTERCLASS & WINNER CONCERT
LOS ANGELES WINNERS RECITAL INVITATION TO 2023 YOUNG ARTIST SERIES

THIRD PRIZE
CERTIFICATE DIPLOMA 
WINNER MASTERCLASS & WINNER CONCERT
LOS ANGELES WINNERS RECITAL INVITATION TO 2023 YOUNG ARTIST SERIES

CATEGORY C
FIRST PRIZE
CERTIFICATE DIPLOMA 
WINNER MASTERCLASS & WINNER CONCERT
LOS ANGELES WINNERS RECITAL INVITATION TO 2023 YOUNG ARTIST SERIES
 
SECOND PRIZE
CERTIFICATE DIPLOMA 
WINNER MASTERCLASS & WINNER CONCERT
LOS ANGELES WINNERS RECITAL INVITATION TO 2023 YOUNG ARTIST SERIES

THIRD PRIZE
CERTIFICATE DIPLOMA 
WINNER MASTERCLASS & WINNER CONCERT
LOS ANGELES WINNERS RECITAL INVITATION TO 2023 YOUNG ARTIST SERIES

CATEGORY D
FIRST PRIZE
CERTIFICATE DIPLOMA 
WINNER MASTERCLASS & WINNER CONCERT
LOS ANGELES WINNERS RECITAL INVITATION TO 2023 YOUNG ARTIST SERIES
 
SECOND PRIZE
CERTIFICATE DIPLOMA 
WINNER MASTERCLASS & WINNER CONCERT
LOS ANGELES WINNERS RECITAL INVITATION TO 2023 YOUNG ARTIST SERIES

THIRD PRIZE
CERTIFICATE DIPLOMA 
WINNER MASTERCLASS & WINNER CONCERT
LOS ANGELES WINNERS RECITAL INVITATION TO 2023 YOUNG ARTIST SERIES

ALL CATEGORY SPECIAL PRIZE
BEST PERFORMANCE OF VIRTUOSO ETUDE
BEST PERFORMANCE OF BAROQUE WORK 
BEST PERFORMANCE OF CLASSICAL SONATA

STUDENT AWARD: HONORABLE MENTION

714E0C19-AB71-440E-8CBC-17F32BCB6527.jpeg

LOCAL COMPETITION SCHEDULE

JULY 1ST : APPLICATION DEADLINE
JULY 7TH : ANNOUNCEMENT SEMIFINAL

JULY 20 : DEADLINE TO APPLICATION PAYMENT
JULY 30TH-31ST : SEMIFINAL
AUGUST 7TH : FINAL

34CDD8A5-C300-4ECF-9D14-26EE51FA7455.jpeg

APPLICATION FEE
PRELIMINARY ROUND IS FREE!
IF ADVANCE TO THE SEMIFINAL ROUND, CONTESTANTS WILL PAY $120.00 USD.

GENERAL RULES

Pacific Stars
International Piano Compitition 2022

  1. The 2022 Pacifi Stars International Piano Competition is open to contestants of all nationalities.

  2. The 2022 Pacific Stars International Piano Competition will be in person and online. 

  3. All contestants must submit unedited videos for their applications. 

  4. The application deadline is Friday, July 1st, 2022 at 9PM (PST) for Amateur Category and Friday, July 15th, 2022 at 9PM (PST) for Professional Category. This deadline includes completion of a video submission and payment of the application and registration fees.  

  5. Following the application deadline, the application and registration fees will be non-refundable.

  6. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

  7. Decisions by the jury are final and unappealable.

  8. The 2022 Pacific Stars International Piano Competition reserves rights to publish contestant's photos and videos for any use, including promotion (once submitted), and will not provide remuneration to contestants for such use. 

  9. Contestants waive all rights and claims to the use of the submitted videos and photos contained in their application

  10. The 2022 Pacific Stars International Piano Competition will not be responsible for accommodation or airfare in connection with any performance/recital awarded to a contestant as a result of their participation in this competition.

  11. Participants who are applying for the Professional category are not eligible to apply for Amateur Category. 

  12. First, Second, and Third Prizes will be awarded for each category. Tied prizes will be awarded at the jury’s discretion.

  13. The competition will award three (3) grand prize winners in total

  14. Each contestant will receive a participation certificate. No comments from the jury will be provided.

  15. Contestant’s ages will be based as of July 1, 2022 with reference to their birth date.

VIDEO SUBMISSION RULES:

  1. It is permitted to submit separately recorded pieces together as one video. However, each piece must be recorded in a single, continuous take. Any editing or splicing of within a piece (in any manner whatsoever) is prohibited and will result in immediate disqualification. 

  2. For professional categories, each of the Preliminary and Final Rounds must be recorded in a single, continuous take. Contestants are not permitted to record repertoire separately and combine separate recordings of different pieces into one video. 

  3. If the contestant is entering multiple classes, a video must be prepared for each class that the contestant is participating in (i.e. if you are entering two different classes, please submit two videos.) 

  4. The video may be recorded in any location with clear lighting such that the camera view clearly shows the piano keyboard, pedal, hands, and the face of the contestant.

  5. The camera angle must remain stationary throughout the video.

  6. Although the jury will not be judging the quality of videos, it is expected that videos are of a reasonable video and audio quality. 

  7. For Professional categories, the video quality must be at least 720p resolution.

  8. All videos must be uploaded to Youtube, with private link share (unlisted.)  (Chinese Contestants are allowed to upload to Youku (with password setting of "123") and Bilibili.

  9. Each Youtube title must include the contestant’s full name, category and age.  (Ex. John William, Category A, age 13)

  10. Videos must be recorded after September 30, 2020.