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Application Requirements

  1. Aged 25 or under as of 31 August 2022.

  2. Permanent Hong Kong resident of Chinese ethnicity, habitually resident in Hong Kong for not less than seven years. 

  3. Proof of enrolment (admission confirmation) in an overseas university/music conservatory for the 2022/23 academic year.
  4. Scholarship recipients should return to Hong Kong immediately and thereafter work in the music profession locally.

*Due to the COVID-19 pandemic situation, the audition for 2022/23 scholarship will be in the format of video audition for all applicants. 

 

Videos and Additional Documents for Different Areas of Studies

Apart from the required documents on the application form, please submit the required material listed below based on your applied course:

 

 -  Performance
  1. A 10 to 15-minute performance video of three contrasting pieces, with short self-introduction. 

  2. Two hard copies and a soft copy of the music scores of the three performed pieces. 

  3. A 2-minute video personal statement.

* Please note that applicants are required to have your face shown in the both videos.
* Each video should start from the beginning with no cuts or other editing.
* Please play with piano accompaniment (if required).

* The pieces could be performed complete or in excerpt. 
* Please submit 1-3 items in the same USB or DVD.

 

 -  Conducting
  1. Two 30-minute videos of rehearsing and conducting performance of two contrasting pieces or excerpts.
  2. Two hard copies and a soft copy of the music scores of the two conducted pieces. 
  3. A 2-minute video personal statement with a short self-introduction.

* Conducting performance video can be orchestral, small chamber ensemble and piano.
* Applicants are required to have their faces shown in all the videos.
* Each 30-minute video should start from the beginning with no cuts or other editing.
* Please submit 1-3 items in the same USB or DVD.

 

 -  Composition
  1. A portfolio containing the scores of three pieces of your own composition in two hard copies.
  2. Audio-recordings of the submitted pieces.
  3. A 2-minute video personal statement with a short self-introduction.

* Please submit 2-3 items in the same USB or DVD.

 

 -  Other Music Related Studies
  1. Two hard copies of your three submitted essay / thesis.
  2. A 2-minute video personal statement with a short self-introduction, in USB or DVD.

* Applicants are required to present and show the new research topic in the video. 

 

Notes on Video Audition

 

Application Method  

Complete the application form and return with required documents to:
 

Bernard van Zuiden Music Fund

The Hong Kong Philharmonic Society Ltd
Level 8, Administration Building, 
Hong Kong Cultural Centre, 
10 Salisbury Road, Tsimshatsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong

 

Download Application Form

 

Application Deadline: 25 May 2022 (WED) 6:00 PM