Masterclasses Eligibity

4 Members of the International Jury of the Competition will be hosting a series of Masterclasses during the competition period at the Hong Kong City Hall. A limited number of young artists will be selected from those who apply to sing before the Masters and receive their comments and advice.

Applications will REOPEN on 1 September 2020. All interested persons aged 16 or above (born on or before 29 June 2005) and not limited to participants of the Competition are able to apply. The Masterclasses are to be held by the following members of the International Jury:

Masterclasses with
Dame Kiri Te Kanawa

Masterclasses with
Sumi Jo

Masterclass with
Dennis O’Neill

Applications Fee

Each applicant must pay an Application Fee of USD 20 and a transaction fee of USD 3, or the equivalent amount in other currencies according to the exchange rates on the day of the submission via our official Application Fee Payment Page.

The Masterclass Application Fee can be paid via art-mate.net. More information to be released when application reopens.

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Application Materials

Applicants must complete and submit the Application Form, together with the following documents and materials:

A link to video recording(s) of the Applicant’s performance

Photo identifications

Curriculum vitae

Payment receipt

A copy of the Application Fee Payment receipt.

Application Procedures

You may submit your application either Online or Offline. The following list shows the clear application procedures. The application will reopen on 1 September 2020. Musica Viva reserves the right to extend the closing date.

Please read the competition rules carefully before you submit the application.

Online Application

  1. Prepare a link to video recording(s) of the Applicant’s performance.
  2. Pay an Application Fee of USD 20 and a transaction fee of USD 3, or the equivalent amount in other currencies according to the exchange rates on the day of the submission.
  3. Email your Application Attachments to masterclass@musicavivahk.org with the email subject as “HKIOSC 2021 Masterclass Application – Your last name, Your first name“.
  4. Filling in the online application form.
  5. You will receive an email within 5 working days to confirm your application has been processed.

Offline Application

  1. Prepare a link to video recording(s) of the Applicant’s performance.
  2. Pay an Application Fee of USD 20 and a transaction fee of USD 3, or the equivalent amount in other currencies according to the exchange rates on the day of the submission.
  3. Download the application form here. Print and fill in the application form.
  4. Post the completed Application Form and the Application Attachments to this address: Unit 402, 4/F, Tai Po Arts Centre, 12 On Pong Road, Tai Po, N.T., Hong Kong
  5. You will receive an email within 5 working days to confirm your application has been processed.

Successful candidates will receive an email confirmation and a request to settle a Masterclass Fee of USD 150 payment in April 2021.

Accommodation and Transportation

All participants must arrange and cover their own round-trip travel and accommodation. The total cost of bringing the Participant’s own piano accompanist for the Masterclass will be the responsibility of the Participant.

Programme Selection and Repertory

Singers that have been selected to participate in the Masterclass must submit their complete programmes and copies of vocal scores of the music of their chosen programmes, in the correct key with any cuts and variations clearly marked upon request. This requirement is to ensure that compatible and appropriate piano accompaniment will be provided by the Organiser.