2022 Satori Young Pianist Contest

Contest schedule will be posted on June 28th.

Contest Schedule is located at: http://event.satoricm.net/satori-young-pianist-contest/young-pianist-contest-schedule/


What to bring for competition

Important Note: All Judge’s decision are final. Please don’t approach judge unless they have requested.

1. Evaluation Form

Contestants will need to fill out two copies of evaluation form with their entry number, category number, and repertoire.

Your entry number will be available after the contest schedule is released.

It is recommended that contestants arrive 15 minutes before their performance time.
The evaluation form can be found at:

http://www.satoricm.net/satoricmFile/scm/form/Satori%20Young%20Pianist%20Contest%20Evaluation%20Form.pdf

Please print and pre-fill information before the time of competition to expedite the check-in process.

2. Music score for judges.

Music score must either be originals or photocopies with proof of purchase/ public domain origin. Copies of the score can either be 1) the original score for the piece or 2) an electronically sourced/ photocopied version. If you provide an electronically sourced/ photocopied version of the score, you must also provide a brief description of where you obtained the copy from (i.e proof of purchase, link to public domain source, etc). No illegally sourced copies of the score will be accepted at the time of the competition, and any contestants providing an illegally sourced copy will be disqualified to prevent any copyright infringements.

3. Proper performance attire.


Policy and Process

Due to a last-minute campus-wide policy change, we are now requiring that all participants of the competition wear masks when indoors, performers included.  

We also strongly recommend that parents and guardians do not accompany performers into the competition rooms. Parents and guardians, who must accompany younger performers into the competition room,  please follow all instructions from our staff members when doing so. 

We apologize for the last-minute change. Our goal is to keep everybody safe and healthy.

Please read the instructions carefully to ensure the health of yourself and others.

Check-in Process:

We recommend arriving 20 minutes before your scheduled time slot to allow ample time for the check-in process.

Unpack and set up your instrument in the parking lot, then leave your instrument case in the car BEFORE heading to the check-in table. Remember to bring your 2 filled-out comment sheets and sheet music for the judges.

Tell the check-in team your entry number, name, and category and they will take note of your attendance. After checking in, you may wait in the plaza OR, if you are planning on having an intense warm-up session, please go back to the parking lot.

A staff member will be bringing 3-5 groups of performers into the building to their assigned rooms at a time in the order of the performance schedule so please be ready when you are called.

WE WILL LET YOU KNOW WHEN TO ENTER THE BUILDING. Do not enter the building yourself as we are trying to limit the amount of people indoors at a time.

Late Arrivals:

If you are running late, please call (626) 268-3591 to let us know about your situation and we will do our best to fit you in when you arrive. HOWEVER, the performance schedule is already very tight, we can’t guarantee that there will be an available time so PLEASE aim to arrive on time.

If the check-in team has not recorded your attendance when your time slot is about to begin and have not already received a call, they will call the number entered from when you signed up and/or your teacher’s number if it was given. Each number will only be called once.

Performance Policy:

Masks must be worn inside the building.

Each performer is allowed to bring ONE other person with them (not including the accompanist), again, we are trying to limit the amount of people indoors at a time.

Please wait in the hallway outside your assigned room once the staff member drops your group off. Another staff member inside the room will let you know when the judges are ready for you to come in.

Hand the judges your sheet music and comment sheets then head to the stage. At this point, the performer (and only the performer) may remove their mask. Hand sanitizer will also be offered to pianists.

Once performers are done, they must put their mask back on and leave the BUILDING, not just the judge’s room.

Results will be delivered to the Trophy Distribution table after the entire time slot is done. Please allow the staff up to 20 minutes to process the results and sort the comment sheets. Once the results are posted, you may pick up your trophy and comment sheets.


Time Limits

Prodigy Categories:  10 minutes maximum performing time.
Open Categories: 6 minutes maximum performing time.
All Qualified Category:  4 minutes maximum performing time.


Grand Prize

For this year’s Grand Prize Competition, once you find out you are eligible for the Grand Prize Competition (either through placing 1st in your category or upon judge’s recommendation), you must immediately go to the check-in table and fill out a Grand Prize Competition form with your contact information and repertoire. The full Grand Prize Competition schedule will be released by 9 PM PST Saturday night. Please make sure to check it.

More detail about grand prize competition can be found at: http://event.satoricm.net/grand-prize-information/

Due to time constraints, we were unable to make the Grand Prize registration process online like in past years. We thank you for your cooperation and wish you luck in the upcoming competition.


Results:

The results for a category’s age group will be announced one hour after that group is done. The trophy and commenting sheets will be handed out at the same time.


Date:

Open and Prodigy Categories of Piano Contest, Qualified Age group 16 and above: Saturday, July 9 2022.
All Qualified:  Sunday, July 10 2022.
Grand Prize: Sunday, July 10 2o22

Event Parking:
Parking Lot C (the one right next to the Music building) is only available for event Judge and Organizer.
Please use the Parking Lot at University Way.

Address: