Qualified Ensemble Categories

For small ensembles. Repertoire must be from the Baroque or early-Classical period. The best four groups in each category win a commemorative medal. The age category is determined by the age of the eldest member of the ensemble. The time limit for this category is 3 minutes.

Make sure to register at the front desk and fill out the comment sheets with your contest info and repertoire for judges to use. Contestants may sign up for two other Qualified categories. Contestants who sign up these categories may not sign up for any of the Prodigy and/or Open categories.

Qualified Ensemble (Entry Fee: $30 per category)

Qualified Ensemble Categories – Selected repertoire for students with THREE YEARS OR MORE OF FORMAL STUDY. Please see the qualified repertoire list for suggested repertoire.  Judges will be present to decide on the best performances in each category; the four best performers in each category will be awarded a beautiful commemorative medal.

Violin Duets
Baroque/Classical Romantic/20th Century Modern
ND/QBC13 – age 13 ND/QRM13 – age 13
ND/QBC15 – age 15 ND/QRM15 – age 15
ND/QBC17 – age 17 ND/QRM17 – age 17
ND/QBC19 – age 19 ND/QRM19 – age 19
Viola Duets
Baroque/Classical
Romantic/20th Century Modern
AD/QBC13 – age 13 AD/QRM13 – age 13
AD/QBC15 – age 15 AD/QRM15 – age 15
AD/QBC17 – age 17 AD/QRM17 – age 17
AD/QBC19 – age 19 AD/QRM19 – age 19
Cello Duets
Baroque/Classical
Romantic/20th Century Modern
CD/QBC13 – age 13 CD/QRM13 – age 13
CD/QBC15 – age 15 CD/QRM15 – age 15
CD/QBC17 – age 17 CD/QRM17 – age 17
CD/QBC19 – age 19 CD/QRM19 – age 19
Bass Duets
Baroque/Classical
Romantic/20th Century Modern
BD/QBC13 – age 13 BD/QRM13 – age 13
BD/QBC15 – age 15 BD/QRM15 – age 15
BD/QBC17 – age 17 BD/QRM17 – age 17
BD/QBC19 – age 19 BD/QRM19 – age 19
Piano Duets
Baroque/Classical
Romantic/20th Century Modern
PD/QBC13 – age 13 PD/QRM13 – age 13
PD/QBC15 – age 15 PD/QRM15 – age 15
PD/QBC17 – age 17 PD/QRM17 – age 17
PD/QBC19 – age 19 PD/QRM19 – age 19
String Trio
Baroque/Classical
Romantic/20th Century Modern
ST/QBC13 – age 13 ST/QRM13 – age 13
ST/QBC15 – age 15 ST/QRM15 – age 15
ST/QBC17 – age 17 ST/QRM17 – age 17
ST/QBC19 – age 19 ST/QRM19 – age 19
Piano Trio
Baroque/Classical
Romantic/20th Century Modern
PT/QBC13 – age 13 PT/QRM13 – age 13
PT/QBC15 – age 15 PT/QRM15 – age 15
PT/QBC17 – age 17 PT/QRM17 – age 17
PT/QBC19 – age 19 PT/QRM19 – age 19
String Quartet
Baroque/Classical
Romantic/20th Century Modern
SQ/QBC13 – age 13 SQ/QRM13 – age 13
SQ/QBC15 – age 15 SQ/QRM15 – age 15
SQ/QBC17 – age 17 SQ/QRM17 – age 17
SQ/QBC19 – age 19 SQ/QRM19 – age 19
Piano Quartet
Baroque/Classical
Romantic/20th Century Modern
PQ/QBC13 – age 13 PQ/QRM13 – age 13
PQ/QBC15 – age 15 PQ/QRM15 – age 15
PQ/QBC17 – age 17 PQ/QRM17 – age 17
PQ/QBC19 – age 19 PQ/QRM19 – age 19
Piano Quintet
Baroque/Classical
Romantic/20th Century Modern
P5/QBC13 – age 13 P5/QRM13 – age 13
P5/QBC15 – age 15 P5/QRM15 – age 15
P5/QBC17 – age 17 P5/QRM17 – age 17
P5/QBC19 – age 19 P5/QRM19 – age 19
Mixed Strings
Baroque/Classical
Romantic/20th Century Modern
MS/QBC13 – age 13 MS/QRM13 – age 13
MS/QBC15 – age 15 MS/QRM15 – age 15
MS/QBC17 – age 17 MS/QRM17 – age 17
MS/QBC19 – age 19 MS/QRM19 – age 19
Mixed Ensemble
Baroque/Classical
Romantic/20th Century Modern
ME/QBC13 – age 13 ME/QRM13 – age 13
ME/QBC15 – age 15 ME/QRM15 – age 15
ME/QBC17 – age 17 ME/QRM17 – age 17
ME/QBC19 – age 19 ME/QRM19 – age 19

To any other instruments who would like to join:

Please follow the template above and use the given abbrieviations for each instrument: Clarinet = CL / Oboe = OB / Flute = FL / Harp = HP / Harpsichord = HC / Guitar = GT / Trumpet = TP / Trombone = TB / French horn = FH / Tuba = TA / Saxophone = SP, and submit the completed form to Mr. Edmund Wu. Any transcript music may be used for clarinets.