PIANO FESTIVAL 2020: Beethoven and Beyond

FESTIVAL ANNOUNCEMENT

This 2020 will be Beethoven’s 250th birthday, and the Piano teachers Guild of the Philippines shall host a Piano Festival: Beethoven and Beyond.

The Audition Dates shall be on 1 December 2019 at the University of the Philippines Diliman College of Music, and Lyric Alabang Town Center.

Participants may perform:

  • Pieces by Ludwig van Beethoven.
  • Any standard Classical Piano Literature

The Festival dates are on 16 and 23 February 2020. Venue TBA.

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GUIDELINES. PLEASE READ!

  • ELIGIBILITY
    • Open for ALL students under 30 years of age of members or non-members of PTGPFI.
  • AUDITION
    • All participants must undergo an audition before they are entered into the official roster of festival performers.
    • Participants must fill out the Audition Form before they proceed with the audition. The forms are formatted on an 8×13 (LONG) sized paper. Forms may be downloaded below. Forms at the audition venue will have a fee.
    • Online form only for scheduling purposes. Forms may be accessed below.
    • IMPORTANT!! BRING A 2×2 ID PHOTO, ON A WHITE BACKGROUND. SELFIES ARE NOT ALLOWED. (It would be preferable to have the photo taken professionally.) TEACHERS ARE ALSO REQUIRED TO GIVE A PHOTO. PRINT YOUR NAME LEGIBLY ON THE BACK OF THE PHOTO.
      • You may send your photos at festival.ptgpfi@gmail.com and wait for an acknowledgment email.
      • UPDATE: Photos should be taken within SIX (6) months only. We will be checking reused photos from previous festivals and will AUTOMATICALLY NOT INCLUDE REUSED PHOTOS.
      • Photos with bad quality will also AUTOMATICALLY NOT BE INCLUDED. However, we will contact the participant to submit a new photo.
      • IMPORTANT!!! THE FESTIVAL COMMITTEE WILL NO LONGER CONTACT PARTICIPANTS WITHOUT A PHOTO. THIS IS FINAL. The logo of PTGP will be put in place of your photo.
    • ONLINE AUDITION: Those residing outside Metro Manila may opt for a video audition. The video should have a short introduction with the following information: (1) Participant’s name; (2) Teacher’s name; and (3) Title of work to be played. Videos may be uploaded on video sharing sites (YouTube, Vimeo, etc.) or on online drives (Google Drive, Dropbox, etc.) and should be sent at festival.ptgpfi@gmail.com with the subject “ONLINE AUDITION – (NAME OF PARTICIPANT)” (In all caps), and wait for an acknowledgment email.
    • A non-refundable audition fee of PHP 1,000 should be settled not later than the chosen audition date.
    • For Ensembles, The audition fee is divided among the participants (e.g. 2 participants will pay only PHP 500 each, 4 participants PHP250 each). If some/all of the participants of the ensemble will perform Solo pieces, that will be a different fee.
    • Payments may be made in cash or be deposited through the Guild’s Bank Account:
      • Bank: Security Bank
      • Account Name: Piano Teachers’ Guild of the Philippines Foundation, Inc.
      • Account Number: 171-031393-001
    • Those who deposited the fee should give a photocopy of the deposit slip alongside the form on the day of the audition. Kindly write the name of the participant for proper documentation.
    • Walk-in auditions may be entertained only until 1:00 PM.
  • REPERTOIRE (UPDATE)
    • For SOLO PERFORMERS: Performance is limited to:
      • FOUR (4) SHORT WORKS (no repeats) NOT EXCEEDING FIVE MINUTES (or if in case of a short multi-movement work, e.g. a Sonatina, should NOT EXCEED FIVE MINUTES)
      • ONE (1) movement from a MAJOR multi-movement work (CAN EXCEED FIVE MINUTES)
      • ONE (1) Major Work (CAN EXCEED FIVE MINUTES)
    • FOR ENSEMBLES: Performance is limited to
      • TWO (2) SHORT WORKS (no repeats, no time limit)
      • ONE (1) movement from a multi-movement work (no time limit)
      • ONE (1) Major Work (no time limit)
  • OTHER PROVISIONS: 
    • Schedules are drafted by the Festival Committee and will be uploaded a few days before the festival for proofreading.
    • In case of changes in schedule, you may email festival.ptgpfi@gmail.com only until 20 January 2020.
    • There will be a corresponding penalty of PHP 300 for changes in schedule after said date
    • NO SCHEDULE MODIFICATIONS WILL BE ALLOWED BY THE COMMITTEE DURING THE FESTIVAL. This is final. ALL participant must arrive at least FIFTEEN (15) minutes before the schedule. If you are late with your performance, your slot will be carried over to the next scheduled programme. This is to ensure the flow of the presentation.

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FORMS:

FOR RESERVATION OF AUDITION SLOTS:

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