General Rules

General Rules

  • The competition is open to participants of all nationalities.
  • The participants will be assessed based solely on the submitted video recording.
  • Participants can take part in more than one category, by registering in the category according to their age and concurrently in the other category  (it is possible to join in Mandatory, Performance Grade and Free Choice Category at the same time)
  • Registration is necessary for taking part of the competition, the application form is available at
  • Please complete the data accurately, also attached the form with the following files: age document (birth certificate/pasport), proof of payment, and PDF repertoire for Performance Grade and Free Choice Category only.
  • Please note that, no revision/change the repertoire and link video after submitting the registration.
  • Key Dates
  Online regiatration & Video submission deadline : Sunday 10 September 2023
  Judging period : 14 - 21 September 2023
  Result of the competition : 24 September 2023
  • Entry Fees
    Bank transfer
    Bank Central Asia
    Account number : 7881103617
    Account holder: Gani Susana Dewi
  • The entry fee is non-refundable.
  • Registration fee includes a trophy.
  • Free shipping fee for the Java-Bali, Indonesia area. Outside Java-Bali area, the shipping fee is IDR 50k/participant. For international shipping fee please refer to the options in the application form.
  • The decision of the juries will be final and will not open to further discussion. Also the committee will not accept any intervention during the event.
  • A Jury member cannot vote for his/her own student. Therefore, the result of the score is taken from the average of the existing votes.
  • The committee reserves the right to combine or divide any group classes depending on the numbers of participant in each class.
  • Participants agree and authorize the organizer to publish their name and recording for publicity.
  • By submitting the registration form, participants agree to the General Rules of the competition.
  • The committee is not responsible for the video content submitted. Therefore, it is expected the supervision of teachers or parents regarding the recording process, especially for underage participants.  
Marking Criteria & Prize Structure

Marking Criteria & Prize Structure

  • The following prizes will be awarded to participants in all categories:

  1st Prize : 90 points - above
  2nd Prize : 85 - 89 points
  3rd Prize : 80 - 84  points
  4th Prize : 75 - 79 points
  Honorable Mention : 74 points - bellow

  • There is no limit to the number of each prize (individual assesement).

  • The participants will be assessed based solely on the submitted recordings. The competition committee will arrange and send participants' video to professional jury panel.

  • In awarding, jury members will give marks based on which qualities and abilities listed below are demonstrated towards the overall result.The judging criteria includes: notes and rhythm accuracy, articulation, dynamics, tempo, technique, sound quality, interpretation & artistic.

  • Cash prizes will be awarded to selected high scorer.

  • All participants will receive a Certificate and judge's comments (digital format) which can be downloaded in the website. Trophy for all participants will be sent to the registered shipping address after the announcement of the results.  

Video Submission Rules

Video Submission Rules

  • Participant must submit the video recording link along with the application.
    (No video revision after submitting the registration)
  • The video recording can be made at home, at private center or at music school (Not recommended to use a live-performance recorded from other competitions venue).
  • The video should be a "one take" video shot and not edited in any way both audio and visual. Do not add any effects to the video: merging, transition effects or adding subtitles such as name/category/title of work (the identification can be done in the YouTube title).
  • Pieces must be performed by memory. Omitt the repeat marks, except for Da Capo (D.C) and Dal Segno (D.S). If 1st and 2nd room, directly to 2nd room.
  • Record the video from a fixed position to avoid "shaky hand" effect and facing straight ahead at the camera as in a live performance.
  • Ensure that the video consistently captures the face and hands of the performer, where possible the whole of the keyboard should be visible and the pedals should also be in view.
  • It is recommended to record the video in landscape mode (horizontal orientation).
  • Participants will not be penalized for the quality of the video, but it is important to ensure the quality is good enough (image and sound) to see and hear the participant clearly.
  • Platform for uploading videos : YouTube only
  • YouTube Video Format:

  YouTube Title : Classical Keys 2023 - the participant's name - categories- title of the work
  (Example: Classical Keys 2023 - John - Piano Mandatory Basic A - The Campton Race)

  Privacy setting: "Public" or "Unlisted"

  • Please make sure the video visibility setting before submitting your application, and it must remain so for the entire duration of the competition.
  • Copy the shareable link and insert it into the registration form
Class Categories & Enty Fees

Class Categories & Enty Fees


(The age cut-off by 10 September 2023)

(Perform by memory one selected piece from the available repertoire material) Materials can be downloaded from the website

A : ≤ 4 years old
B : 5 - 6 years old

A : ≤ 6 years old
B : 7 - 8 years old
C : 9 - 11 years old

A : ≤ 7 years old
B : 8 - 10 years old
C : 11 - 14 years old

A : ≤ 8 years old
B : 9 - 11 years old
C : 12 - 15 years old

A : ≤ 14 years old
B : ≥ 15 years old

(Perform by memory one piece, or movement of a piece from the repertoire list of any music examination system syllabus - such as ABRSM, Trinity, LCM or else)

(IDR 400K)
A : ≤ 6 years old
B : 7 - 8 years old
C : 9 - 11 years old

(IDR 400K)
A : ≤ 7 years old
B : 8 - 10 years old
C : 11 - 13 years old

(IDR 425K)
A : ≤ 13 years old
B : ≥ 14 years old

(IDR 450K)
A : ≤ 14 years old
B : ≥ 15 years old

(Perform by memory one piece within the specified time limit)
Please note: If the duration of the piece exceeds 30 seconds from the specified time limit, the performance will be interupt, but will not reduce the assessment.

A : ≤ 7 years old (max. 3 minutes) (IDR 450K)
B : 8-10 years old (max. 4 minutes) (IDR 450K)
C : 11-13 years old (max. 5 minutes) (IDR 500K)
D : ≥ 14 years old (max. 6 minutes) (IDR 500K)