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The Second International Zhang Violin Online Competition

Sunday, 31 January 2021

The 2nd Zhang Violin Online Competition

The Second International Zhang Violin Online Competition

Zhang Violin Multimedia teaching method utilises modern technology in violin teaching and learning. The comprehensive teaching and learning video resources provide students with an efficient learning and practising approach. To provide a better platform for more students in violin learning and performing, we would like to invite you to join us at the Second International Zhang Violin Online Competition. 

How to register 

The competition is open to all website subscribers. If you are a member or a subscriber of the website, please log onto the online teaching centre, you can  register the competition directly, and upload the video before the deadline. If you are not yet a member or a subscriber, please go to Join Member and register as a member or a subscriber before proceeding to register the competition.

The participant can choose any one piece or one movement from the Zhang Multimedia Violin Method for Young Beginner, Violin The First 100 DaysZhang ShiXiang Progressive Violin Repertoire Volume 1 to 8. The participant can register the competition first and submit the video file before May 15th, 2021. The participant can only upload one video file and can re-submit the video file any time before May 15, 2021. The latest submitted video file is the only valid file for the competition.

Registration will be closed on May 15th, 2021.

The competition result will be announced online on June 1st, 2021.

Registration fee: AUD35

General Rules

The competition will be in six groups based on the participant's age. (The final groups may be adjusted based on registration number.) 

  • Group A: 5 year old and younger
  • Group B: 6 & 7 years old
  • Group C: 8 & 9 years old
  • Group D: 10 & 11 years old
  • Group E: 12 & 13 years old
  • Group F: 14 to 17 years old

You can see your registration status via the online Teaching Centre on the website. Professor Peter Shixiang Zhang and Charmian Gadd will be the chairmen of judicators. Based on the participant’s intonation, rhythm, articulation, music expression and stage performance, adjudicators will provide the report to all participants. Each group will have Gold, Silver, Bronze and participation awards. All participants will receive the certificate and judicator report. The gold award recipients will receive international judicator’s feedback and report.

All gold award videos will be published on the website and, zviolin-com Wechat account, Facebook and Youtube. The gold award students’ teachers will also receive the certificate of Excellence and a year's free teacher membership. 

How to Record and Upload Video

We recommend the participant play with the piano only video provided on the website and record his/her play using a mobile phone or video camera. Alternatively, the player can also use their own piano accompaniment for video recording. The player should face the camera. The video file should clearly show the player's both hands' movement and body gesture. Please log on to the online teaching centre, the participant can upload the video file there. The participant can change the piece or video file before May 15th, 2021. The recommended video file format is mp4. The submitted video file should be the participant's own play. There should not be anyone else’s playing in the video submitted. The video couldn't meet the requirements above could be disqualified. The disqualified video will not receive any report or marking.

The participant can re-submit the video before May 15th, 2021. Only the latest submitted video file is the valid file for marking. You can refer to the following videos as recording standard.