Aloha International Piano Festival & Competition

Rules & Regulations

Rules & Regulations

  • All pieces must be performed from memory.
  • No cuts or editing are allowed for the works performed.
  • Repeats indicated in the score are optional.
  • Video recordings may be paused between each piece, however each work on the video must be a continuous and unedited performance.
  • Any recording over the allotted time will not be penalized but will not be judged.
  • Repertoire changes are permitted as long as the Festival Director is notified by email before the video submission.
  • Applicants whose programs do not meet the repertoire requirements may be disqualified.
  • All video and audio recordings, as well as photographs and interview made during any of the events at AIPF will remain the sole property of the Aloha International Piano Festival.
  • Judges comment sheets will not be provided.
  • Applicants invited to the live round in Honolulu, Hawaii will be required to submit a copy of a passport, driver’s license, or birth certificate to verify their age.
  • Applicants must perform the semifinal concerto round with an accompanist provided by AIPF. Accompanist will be provided free of charge.
  • All live rounds in Honolulu will be open to the public and are ticketed events.
  • All live-round competitors must be ready and willing to perform earlier than their assigned time due to any cancellations or reassignments.
  • Competitors who fail to participate in competition rounds forfeit their rights to any prize money they might otherwise have received.
  • Competitors waive all claims and fees for the broadcast of their competition performances and/or video applications on radio, television, or on the internet, either live or recorded. The Aloha International Piano Festival reserves the right to video tape/record all rounds of the Competition for its own archives, and to use such recordings and/or application videos at any time without payment of fees or royalties to the performers.   
  • Changes in the arrangements for the Competition may be made by the President and/or the Board without prior notice.
  • The decisions of the Jury at every stage of the Competition are final and are not subject to question, review, or appeal.