Aloha International Piano Festival & Competition

Application Procedures

Application Procedures


All applicants must submit the completed application form, video link and US$150 application fee online on or before May 1, 2022 (11:59PM HST).  Only complete applications will be considered by the Competitor Selection Jury.

Please keep in mind the following as you complete your application:


Your video audition files are the primary basis on which you will be evaluated to become a competitor for the 2022 Ke’alohi International Piano Competition.  Please make sure that video audition files adhere to the following guidelines:

Preliminary Video Round Repertoire

  • Up to 20 minutes of any solo work to include any virtuosic etude of the applicant’s choice AND
  • First or last movement of any published concerto of the applicant’s choice with a second piano accompaniment or with orchestra.

Recording Instructions

Entrants must upload an unedited, high-definition (HD) video of their performance to YouTube.

  • Applicant’s face and hands should be clearly visible.
  • All works must be performed from memory and in their original form.
  • Video must not be edited, nor should any effects such as “reverb” be added.  Any evidence of audio that does not match the performance will result in disqualification.
  • Video must have been recorded within 3 months of submission.
  • Different pieces may be recorded on different occasions/venues.
  • Video recordings may be paused between each piece, however each work on the video must be a continuous and unedited performance.
  • In order to preserve anonymity during the audition process, please DO NOT add your name to the title of the individual files.
  • Your recording must be genuinely performed by you. 
  • Review your recording before uploading to ensure they are of good quality.
  • Please note that submitted recordings do not need to be filmed in a particular setting. Videos filmed in a practice room, a living room, a concert hall, a recording studio, or any other setting may be submitted. 
  • No substitutions of video are allowed once submitted.


The following supporting documents must be uploaded with the application:

  • Brief biography of the applicant
  • High-res color photograph in JPEG file. 


Applicants will be notified of their acceptance/alternate/non-acceptance status by e-mail message sent no later than May 20, 2022.