Competition Day Guideline

Preparing for the Competition

What to bring?

– A copy of your identification document (IC/Passport) – this can be a photocopy.
– A print out of your Confirmation Slip. Please take note we cannot register you without the slip, and any print-outs on the day will incur a RM10 fee.
– 2 photocopies of the music score you are playing, please ensure your name and grade are written clearly on top of it.
– Water bottles. As a green campus, Sunway University strongly discourages the use of single-use plastic, hence there are plenty of dispensers around for you to refill.
– A cardigan or light jacket in case you feel cold, and If it helps you, hand-warmers/mitten/gloves to keep your hands warm!


You only need to arrive no later than 30 minutes before the start time of your session.
E.g. if your session starts at 2:00pm, you only need to register by 1:30pm

There will be TWO registration queues, and they are labelled as SOA Gallery and JC2, please queue according to where you will be competing. If you are unsure of your group, please download the Schedule and Order of Performance Document HERE.

For registration, you will need to present:
– Confirmation slip
– IC/Birth Cert, any ID document. A photocopy or photo of it in your device is accepted.
– TWO photocopies of the music you are performing, with your name and category written clearly on top of it.
We will be giving to you:
– The participant’s badge.
(Please wear this immediately and keep it on at all times, this gives you access to all the classes for the day you are competing)
– The complimentary pass. (For parents/teachers/observers)
(This is a wrist-tag, please wear it immediately and keep it on at all times. Our crew has the right to deny entry to those without a valid wrist-tag.)

Entry to the Competition

Entry Pass for Observers.
This is priced at RM30 each (per day), if you wish to attend the second day as well, you can purchase a two-day package at RM50. Any persons wishing to observe the competition will have to purchase an entry pass, and this includes and is not limited to children, teachers, parents, page-turners. Entry passes can be purchased here:

Entry for Participants
Participants are given free entry to the competition FOR BOTH DAYS. If you would like to observe the competition on the day you are not competing, please bring a copy of your CONFIRMATION SLIP and collect a special pass from the Registration Counter.

Entry for Collaborative Pianists (Strings Participants only)
Pre-registered* collaborative pianists will be given a free pass. The accompanist has to collect this from the Registration Counter. Accompanists which are not on the pre-registered list will have to purchase an entry pass.
*The name of the accompanists was requested on the registration form upon sign-up, if you are unsure if you have registered your accompanist, you can check from the first email, which contained your Order Number.

Collection for Online Ticket Purchases
For those who have already purchased your day / two-day passes online, please take note that you do not need to print your ticket(s). There will be designated “Collection” counter on the day, please quote your Order Number, or Ticket Number to collect your tickets (this will be a wrist-tag).

Warm-up Facility

There will be digital pianos available for warm up purposes. These are available on a first come first served basis. Please be considerate to others and only use it briefly. Please bring your own wired Ear/Headphones – If you are not using one, then please only warm-up silently (with the sound off). Strings participants, if you would like to warm-up, you may make use of the hallways outside the registration area.

During the Competition

Before the session
Participants need to be in the competition room and report to the crew 10 minutes before the start of your session (E.g. if your Session starts at 10am, please be at the competition room by 9:50am.) with your Confirmation Slip. The QR on your Confirmation Slip is required to take your attendance, and our crew will seat you according to the order of performance.

During the session
Please remain in your designated seat for the entire session. When it is your turn to perform, the emcee will announce your name, and our crew will usher you on the stage for your performance. When you are finished, please return to your designated seat.

After the session
You may leave the hall after the end of your session, and the prize-giving will take place as per the timing listed on the schedule. To facilitate the next session and to prevent crowding, our crew will need clear the hall after each session.

Comment Sheets

The comment sheets from the jury is sent automatically to the email you have entered during registration (the same one which your confirmation slip is sent to). These are automated and will be sent out once your session is completed. Sometimes, this gets bounced to your spam/junk folders, so if you don’t see it in your inbox, please search your mailbox for emails from ‘Competition System’ – [email protected].

Final Round Prizes

Prizes at the Final Round are awarded on a point system and can be withheld subject to the juries decision. Please take note that individual marks are not released.

  • First Prize – Top scoring participant with a minimum of 90 points.
    Second Prize – Second highest scoring participant with a minimum of 85 points.
    Third Prize – Third highest scoring participant with a minimum of 85 points.
  • Honorable Mention – At the discretion of the Jury Panel
  • Finalists’ Medal – Participants who did not meet the minimum points for prizes.

Trophies & Certificates
Each participant receives a Finalist Certificate, and prize-winners will receive a First/Second/Third Prize Trophy, a Honourable Mention Plaque or a Finalists’ Medal.

Award Certificates
Award Certificates (First, Second, Third Prize or Honourable Mention) will only be issued digitally at the end of the Final Round period. These are sent to the email you have entered during registration (the same one which your confirmation slip is sent to). If you wish to have a print-out of the Award Certificate, this can be made available and couriered to you, at your expense. You can read about the Digital Certs HERE.

Special Prizes for the Final Round.

Masterclass Prize

The prize entitles the winner to one (1) free masterclass with a member of the Masterclass Panel. The prize will be awarded to the first, second and third prize winners from the Solo Graded and Diploma Category.

Please click HERE for more information.

Euroasia Sinfonia Scholarships

This is an elective prize awarded at the jury’s discretion. The Euroasia Sinfonia Scholarships provide the winner an opportunity to be a part of a vibrant community of musicians. Winners will learn from Malaysia’s most celebrated and reputed names in music, and work with other brilliant, like-minded young musicians to develop their skills, foster their creativity, build friendships and networks, and unlock their full musical potential as a solo and orchestral player. The scholarship covers the Sinfonia’s term fees for three consecutive terms (2023-2024).

Terms and Conditions:
The scholarship is offered to selected prize winner(s) from the Strings Division of the Euroasia Youth Music Festival upon full settlement of the registration and term fees. The term fees will be refunded at the end of the scholarship period, subject to at least 80% attendance and satisfactory performance as stipulated in the Euroasia Sinfonia Handbook.

Pedal Extensions

For participants requiring pedal extensions, you are advised to bring your own to ensure you are comfortable with the device. Our piano sponsor has very kindly provided a pedal extension and you are welcomed to make use of this, but we will not be held responsible in any way if they don’t work the way you are used to. Please take note that you are responsible for installing/removing the device, our crew will not be able to help with this.

Please click HERE for the complete list Rules and Regulations of the Euroasia Youth Music Festival.

Please click HERE for the Competition Schedule and Order of Performance.