11th Annual National Online Piano Festival | 16th - 17th March 2021
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11th Annual National Online Piano Festival

March 16th, 2021 Results

Results - Solo Under 12

Pei Lin Oisin Pu
96
1st
Grace Bai
95
2nd
Ryan Keogh
94
3rd
Maria Motsonelidze
94
3rd
Yihan Sheng
92
VHC
John Elwood
92
VHC
Aran Cahalan
90
HC
Aurora Drapikovska
90
HC
Eóin Mc Intyre
90
HC
Fiona Mc Intyre
90
HC
Emma Wang
90
HC
Ryan Ali
89
C
Alexandra Butler
89
C
Saoirse Dagg
89
C
Thea Jin
89
C

Results - Solo Repertoire Under 12

Ethan Bai
93
1st
Anita Han
92
2nd
Ryan Keogh
92
2nd
Yihan Sheng
91
3rd
Rebecca Yu
91
3rd
Mia Dobbyn
90
VHC
Timothy Lau
90
VHC

Results - Solo Under 14

Pei Lin Oisin Pu
96
1st
Mark Egan
94
2nd
Yichen Yao
94
2nd
Zoe Yu
94
2nd
Molly Devaney
92
3rd
Yajun Wu
92
3rd
Kexin Zhang
92
3rd
Laurence Coonan
91
VHC
John Ding
91
VHC
Michael Holton
91
VHC
Reuben Avery
90
HC
Anna Doherty
90
HC
Jimmy Heng Fan Mi
90
HC
Léon GAUTIER-LOFTUS
89
C
Eve O' Donovan
89
C

March 17th, 2021 Results

Solo Under 6

Ella Siyu Liu
95
1st
Sofia Foran
93
2nd

Solo Under 8

Emily McCarthy
96
1st
Rebecca Yu
94
2nd
LuoXi Xu
94
2nd
Jane Yihan Sun
92
3rd
Daniel Zhu
92
3rd
Arabella Lin
89
VHC
Ava Marie Mc Cabe
89
VHC
Yuzheng(Lucas) Wang
89
VHC
Emily Xinning Zhao
87
HC
Jenny Han
87
HC
Sam Elwood
86
C
Elisabetta Skurykhina
86
C

Solo Under 10

Grace Bai
96
1st
Victoria Lin
93
2nd
Chuqiao(Jody) Wang
93
2nd
Quintus Lin
92
3rd
Sienna Silverman
92
3rd
Lin jing (Henry) zhan
92
3rd
Anna Dobbyn
90
VHC
Augusta Stefanska
90
VHC
Charlotte Butler
89
HC
Dmitrij Sabaliauskas
89
HC

Sonatina Under 12

LuoXi Xu
94
1st
Emily McCarthy
93
2nd
Mia Dobbyn
92
3rd
Aine Mc Polin
91
VHC

Solo Etude

Pei Lin Oisin Pu
96
1st
Zoe Yu
95
2nd

Solo Under 16

Pei Lin Oisin Pu
95
1st
Leah Elwood
94
2nd
Zongwen Wu
94
2nd
James Gerald Guerrero
93
3rd
Maria Nasypanaya
93
3rd
Conor Dixon
91
VHC
Abigail Fahy
91
VHC
Grace O'Donovan
90
HC
Anna Hrymak Quinn
90
HC

Solo Under 18

Dylan Hanly
96
1st
Dean Fahy
94
2nd
Cate O' Donovan
93
3rd
Emma Wang
91
VHC
Líadh O’ Toole
90
HC

Solo Adult Bronze

Pearse Crowley
93
1st

Solo Adult Silver

Laura Finn
95
1st
Ailish Malone
94
2nd
Gavan Doherty
93
3rd

Bob Smyth Concerto

Stan O’Beirne
96
1st
Zongwen Wu
94
2nd

Limerick Contest

☘️LIMERICK Contest ✍️AWARDS:

Very Highly Commended:
Bob Turvey - Bristol, UK
Bonnie Neubauer - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA

Joint 3rd:
Emily Mc Carthy - Dublin
Mac Chen - Kirkland, Washington, USA

Joint 2nd:
Ciara Cassoni - Kells, Co Meath
Dick Warwick - Oakesdale, Washington, USA

1st:
Dave O’ Sullivan - Co Kildare

Clive Gouldson Junior & Senior Award

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Welcome

You will remember how we quickly & successfully switched the Festival to Online last March… and with live events still not permitted, this year's 2021 Online Festival will take place March 16th & 17th, as part of the St Patrick's Day Celebrations! We like to take things up a notch and can assure you, the 2021 Festival will be even better than ever!! We invite you to go *all out* and wear your craziest or finest GREEN! Along with the numerous performance prizes throughout each round, there will be extra prizes thrown in for the most interesting costumes!!

Online Piano Festival

We are excited to welcome this year’s piano adjudicator, Dr Peter Mack – former student of Mr Frank Heneghan and Bela Siki. From Terenure just beside us, he relocated to Seattle, WA in the 1990’s to further his studies in Piano Performance, where he enjoys a highly successful teaching & performing career.

From the tiniest tots (under 6 yrs) ALL the way to our most MATURE & seasoned adults (pre and post Grade 5)…and everyone in between…the PAI Festival is the perfect platform for you to step out of your comfort zone, have your performance heard, get some positive feedback from an esteemed pianist, who has also many times before been in your shoes!

With fantastic prizes, interlaced with some good ol’ fashioned Irish humour what are you waiting for?!

Limerick Contest

NEW this year is our LIMERICK CONTEST!

The Limerick (5 line rhyme) contest will be one of the fun highlights of this year's National Piano Festival! To help lift the oul' spirits, all participants, friends and family are encouraged (arms twisted:) to submit ONE Limerick to the Piano Academy of Ireland!

During the Piano Festival Concerts on March 16th - 17th, the top finalists will recite their Limericks! The overall winner will be announced and awarded a handsome prize including the illustration & framing of their Limerick, to the value of €100.

Save the Dates!

Registration Deadline

REGISTRATIONS - sending of LIMERICK (optional - but go on…give it a lash!) Poems not later than

EXTENDED TO
5:00pm Friday, 5th March, 2021

Piano Videos Due

not later than

5:00pm Wednesday, 10th March
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Submit Your Video

Festival Procedure

1. With round-the-clock piano performances, each age-group Concert will be presented, running in alphabetical order – followed by Dr. Mack’s video adjudication – just like the live-event! Interlaced with humourous Limericks, the ‘Most Festively Dressed’ & the ‘Best Limericks’ will also be announced. The Festival will be YouTube Premiered on 16th/17th March but in the event that you are busy, it will be viewable afterwards.

2. Feedback Report sheets and certificates will be emailed in the days immediately after the Festival, including other special awards. Medals will be mailed out after that.

3. Surprises & total €800 Cash Prizes to be sent electronically

4. Trophies to be picked up from the PAI Office or delivery by courier, at the expense of the participant.
Who says we can’t also have some craic! In true Irish spirit, here’s to a joyful *Celebration* of the piano - of ALL your wonderful talents - of Irish culture and indeed of life itself! We really hope you can join us & be a part of this wonderful Festival, so go ahead and register right away!

Don’t forget, Registrations (including Limericks) have been extended and will close 5:00pm Friday, 5th March!


Go n-eirí an t-ádh libh, 


Rhona & Archie

Categories

  1. Solo Under 6 years
  2. Solo Under 8 years
  3. Solo Under 10 years
  4. Solo Under 12 years
  5. Sonatina Under 12 years*
  6. Solo Repertoire Under 12 years**
  7. Solo Under 14 years
  8. Solo Under 16 years
  9. Solo Under 18 years
  10. Solo Etude Open (no age limit)***
  11. Piano Concerto Open (no age limit)****
  12. Solo Adult Bronze Jubilee Pre-Grade 5 (over 18)
  13. Solo Adult Silver Jubilee Post-Grade 5 (over 18)
  14. Duet Under 10 years
  15. Duet Under 16 years

*To perform the first OR last movement from any Sonatina.
**To present 5 - 7 minutes of contrasting repertoire, minimum of 2 pieces representing different styles/moods. Please note performers presenting a programme under the time limit will not be considered for a prize.
***To present one Piano Etude by one of the following composers: Hummel, Moscheles, Herz, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Chopin, Liszt, Alkan, Henselt, Smetana, Gottschalk, Saint-Saens, Moszkowski, Lyadov, MacDowell, Debussy, Busoni, Godowsky, Scriabin, Rachmaninov, Bartok, Stravinsky, Szymanowski, Prokofiev, Lutoslawski, Ligeti, Glass, or Bolcom.
****To present one movement from a piano concerto of own choice. Orchestral part to be provided by the competitor. A second piano will be provided.

Video Submission Guidelines

Video Submission Link: https://forms.gle/qDCzvPCJxXkb1Cqz6
Video Recording Tips:
Please film your video in Landscape.
Using your phone or tablet to record is fine.
Please hold your phone/tablet to record video in landscape, not portrait (landscape is horizontal, portrait in vertical). This type of recording will help fill the screen better and make for a more consistent presentation for our premiere.
When recording your video, include just a few seconds of silence before and after starting the performance.
Try to present yourself as if this were a “real” performance! We want to capture your best performance to share!

Instructions for Uploading Video:
After your video audition has been created, upload it to YouTube as “unlisted” (see below). Be sure to give the file an appropriate title and description (see below). Copy/paste the URL into your online Video Submission Form. Please check your URL to ensure it is functioning properly before submitting your application.

Video Format: YouTube accepts any of the following video formats: .MOV, .MPEG4, MP4, .AVI, .WMV, .MPEGPS, .FLV, 3GPP, and WebM.

Upload: Follow these directions to upload your completed video to an unlisted YouTube file. By doing this, only someone with a direct link to your video will be able to view it on YouTube.
1. Go to www.youtube.com and sign in. If you don’t already have an account, create one.
2. Click the “UPLOAD” button at the top.
3. Either click on the “Select files to upload” box and select your video file from the directory or
drag/drop your video file into the box.
4. In the “Basic Info” screen, enter YOUR NAME, PIECE & COMPOSER, CATEGORY where the filename appears. i.e. Lisa Smith, Sonata in E major, K. 984, 1st mvt by Mozart, U16
5. Change the privacy setting from “Public” to “Unlisted.”
6. Click “Done.”
7. When the video is finished, copy the URL and paste it into your online application form.
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