2nd Grand Opus Piano Competition 2024

 

For this second year, 2024, Grand Opus Piano Competition (GOPC) has live audition and representatives for the Solo preliminary round from Southeast Asian countries such as Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia, and Indonesia.

The main attraction of this competition is the grand scale of the final round, which will take place in Ho Chi Minh City – Vietnam. GOPC provides two orchestras and two conductors, more than 70 professional musicians performing alongside the contestants on stage.

This provides a rare opportunity for contestants to showcase their talent by playing with a professional orchestra. Additionally, they will have the chance to experience elegant and sophisticated stages, as well as their performances being recorded by professional technicians.

Our main sponsor – Impressivo Klaviere & Flugel Ltd. is proud to gather leading experts in piano as well as sponsors, music partners, and media partners to create an internationally renowned competition. This also brings a new highlight to the overall piano arena for students and parents.

In Vietnam, participating in the competition in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City gives contestants the opportunity to meet experienced teachers and famous pianists from both national and international backgrounds, who serve as artistic advisors and judges.

International participants will also have a chance to meet judges from across Asia when registering for competitions in their countries.

Competition Schedule 2024

 

Categories and Repertoire Requirements

divided by age, in both Professional and Amateur groups

A

Category

Born in 2016-2020

B

Category

Born in 2013-2015

C

Category

Born in 2009-2012

D

Category

Born in 2003-2008

E

Category

Born in 1992-2002

Amateur Group

for competitors who do not study music at professional music schools/colleges/ universities/conservatoires

Competitors in the Amateur group can play any compositions for piano, from Classical to Pop Covers,

Amateur competitors are not limited to only Classical piano compositions.

 

Round/ Category
A
B
C
D
E
Online Video
Free choice program, up to 3 minutes in total
Free choice program, up to 4 minutes in total
Free choice program, up to 4 minutes in total
Free choice program, up to 5 minutes in total
Free choice program, up to 5 minutes in total
Solo Round
Free-choice program, up to 5 minutes, the candidate may reuse the performance in the video
Free-choice program, up to 5 minutes, the candidate may reuse the performance in the video
Free-choice program, up to 5 minutes, the candidate may reuse the performance in the video
Free-choice program, up to 6 minutes, the candidate may reuse the performance in the video
Free-choice program, up to 6 minutes, the candidate may reuse the performance in the video
 

Competitors can withdraw after the Solo Round and receive the Competition Certificate,

Competitors chosen by the judges to proceed to the Orchestra Final will perform live with the orchestra in Ho Chi Minh City

Orchestra Final
Choose one of the Level 1 or higher compositions to play with the orchestra
Choose one of the Level 2 or higher compositions to play with the orchestra
Choose one of the Level 3 compositions to play with the orchestra
Choose one of the Level 3 compositions to play with the orchestra
Choose one of the Level 3 compositions to play with the orchestra
  It is compulsory for the competitors to use the sheet music provided by Grand Opus Competition when registering for the competition. This is to avoid any errors or differences between different versions of the music score. 

Professional Group

for competitors who study music at professional music schools/colleges/ universities/conservatoires,

or competitors with graded exam certificates Grade 6-8 of ABRSM, LCM, AMEB, Trinity…

or competitors with the ability to conquer professional piano compositions as required below:

Round / Category
A
B
C
D
E
Online Competition
Free choice program, up to 4 minutes in total, including 1 composition by Bach or 1 movement from a Sonatina/Sonata
Free choice program, up to 5 minutes in total, including 1 composition by Bach or 1 movement from a Sonatina/Sonata
Free choice program, up to 6 minutes in total, including 1 composition by Bach or 1 movement from a Sonata
Free choice program, up to 7 minutes in total, including 1 composition by Bach or 1 movement from a Sonata
Free choice program, up to 8 minutes in total, including 1 composition by Bach or 1 movement from a Sonata
Solo Round
Free choice program, up to 5 minutes in total, including 1 Etude. The candidate may reuse the performance in the video
Free choice program, up to 6 minutes in total, including 1 Etude. The candidate may reuse the performance in the video
Free choice program, up to 8 minutes in total, including 1 Etude. The candidate may reuse the performance in the video
Free choice program, up to 10 minutes in total, including 1 Etude. The candidate may reuse the performance in the video
Free choice program, up to 10 minutes in total, including 1 Etude. The candidate may reuse the performance in the video
 
 

Competitors can withdraw after the Solo Round and receive the Competition Certificate,

Competitors chosen by the judges to proceed to the Orchestra Final will perform live with the orchestra in Ho Chi Minh City

Orchestra Final
Choose one of the Level 3 compositions from the AMATEUR group to play with the orchestra, or one of the following Concertos

Turkish March – Mozart

or one of the following Concertos

Turkish March – Mozart

or one of the following Concertos

One of the following Concertos

One of the following Concertos

 
The competitors of Professional group needs to purchase their own music score. We highly recommend the URTEXT editions by Henle Verlag, or Barenreiter, which are the best and most accurate score to perform with the orchestra

 

Choices of Compositions to play in the Orchestra Final for Amateur Group

Choose one of the below to meet your category requirement

Level 1: 
Ode To Joy – Beethoven
Fur Elise – Beethoven
 
Level 2:
Fur Elise – Beethoven
One Summer’s Day – Joe Hisaishi
My Heart Will Go On – Celine Dion
Level 3:
My Heart Will Go On – Celine Dion
Howl’s Moving Castle – Joe Hisaishi
Ashitaka and San – Joe Hisaishi
River Flows in You – Yiruma
Kiss The Rain – Yiruma
Moonlight Sonata – Beethoven
Clair de lune – Debussy
Turkish March – Mozart
Nocturne in E flat – Chopin
Nocturne in C sharp minor – Chopin

Choices of Concerto to play in the Orchestra Final for Professional Group

  • Bach Piano Concerto D minor BWV 974, First Movement
  • Bach Piano Concerto F minor BWV 1056, First Movement
  • Haydn Piano Concerto No.11 D major, Hob. XVIII/11, First Movement
  • Mozart Piano Concerto No. 12 K.414, First Movement
  • Mozart Piano Concerto No. 17 K.453, First Movement
  • Mozart Piano Concerto No. 20 K.466, First Movement
  • Mozart Piano Concerto No. 21 K.467, First Movement
  • Mozart Piano Concerto No. 23 K.488, First Movement
  • Beethoven Concerto No.1, First Movement
  • Grieg Piano Concerto in A minor, First Movement

 

Fees

This is the example fees for some countries, for other countries the fees might be different. Please contact your country representative for the most accurate information.

 

Amateur Group

Professional Group

Online Round 45 USD 55 USD
Solo Round 85 USD 110 USD
Orchestra Round 420 USD 500 USD

 

 

Prizes and Awards