2021 4D Virtual Music Competition

MISSION

To hold a virtual platform promoting musical growth, creativity, and collaboration!

GENERAL OVERVIEW

Eligibility: Contestants must be currently between the ages of 8 to 28 at the time of application.

Required Repertoire: Vocalise by Rachmaninoff.

Entry fee: $25 USD per individual.


A minimum of 20 applications must be received to hold the competition. If less than 20 applications are received by the deadline, all contestants will receive their money back. Otherwise, all entry fees are non-refundable.

There are five categories of entries: 

1. Voice

2. Strings 

3. Woodwind

4. Brass

5. Percussion

 

The online application form is available on the 4D Piano "2021 4D Virtual Music Competition" webpage at www.findbach.com/competition.

The deadline for applications is January 31st, 2021, at 11:59 PM Pacific Standard Time.

 

PRIZES

Prizes will begin in the following amounts:

 

One Grand Prize: $300 USD

Up to 5 Best Category Prizes*: $100 USD each

Up to 5 Honorable Mentions: $40 USD each

As applications increase in number, prize money and the number of prizes may also increase.

All prize winners will get a free lifetime subscription of 4D Piano web apps, each worth $199 USD.

Winners will be announced via email and social media platforms and through 4D Piano main page​ on or soon after Monday, March 1st, 2021, at 6:00 PM Central Time.

*May be withheld by 4D Piano, should there be insufficient entries in the category.

RULES AND APPLICATIONS

Each application must consist of the following to be submitted below:

 

  • A completed online application form

  • Contestant's proof of identification and age

  • $25 non-refundable application fee

  • A Facebook or YouTube link to applicant's solo playing or singing of Rachmaninoff's Vocalise (with or without repeats) with 4D Piano App accompaniment.

The 4D Piano App accompaniment must be captured and rendered on the 4D Piano App*. The contestant is welcomed to play or sing along with any one or more of these combinations:

  • A pre-recorded accompaniment through automated and/or manual playback

  • A live accompaniment through automated and/or manual playback

  • A pre-recorded accompaniment provided by a keyboardist using a MIDI or hybrid keyboard

  • A live accompaniment provided by a keyboardist using a MIDI or hybrid keyboard

*The new 4D Piano Pocket Player is also valid.

To further explore the usage of 4D Piano, please visit the 4D Piano main page, watch the videos below, or book a free tutorial session. Transpositions and transcriptions are permitted.

Recordings must contain audio AND video, and video must be a single camera or screenshot angle that captures both performer and the 4D Piano App animation at all times. Each application must be an unedited single take. Do not under any circumstances use multiple cameras and edit between them.

Videos must be uploaded to Facebook or YouTube. Video URL links must be provided in the application process. These links must be publicly accessible till January 31st, 2022. 4D Piano holds the rights to repost participant's performance, and ask for winner's videos to be downloaded and re-uploaded for future promotional opportunities.

EVALUATIONS AND COMMENTS

Each category will be evaluated by one or more designated jury member(s). Jury decision is final. Comments will be emailed to each contestant after the prize is announced and awarded. The Grand Prize award will be determined by the consensus of multiple jury members coordinated by 4D Piano.

 

LEGAL

This competition is open to subscribers and non-subscribers of 4D Piano App. Identity and age verification documents are required at the time of application.

This competition does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.

In order to claim a prize, the winner must provide a valid PayPal email address. The currency conversion will be based on the system automated by PayPal at the time of the award release.

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All questions should be directed to webcompanist@gmail.com.

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