Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, most of the members of the jury of the 38th Macao Young Musicians Competition, organised by the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC), are unable to visit Macao, so that certain adjustments are required, the bureau said in a statement on Wednesday.
In order to reduce the risk of crowds gathering, the competition will adopt an online assessment of recorded performances and online announcement of the competition results, instead of an assessment of live performances and an on-site announcement of the competition, statement.
The competition will start on 15 August and will be dedicated to Chinese and Western instruments and vocal music, featuring a number of categories including strings, woodwinds, brass, Chinese instruments and vocal music.
Due to the impact of the pandemic, the competition will not be assessed on-site, but will adopt the method of “online assessment of recorded performances and announcement of competition results” in place of “assessment of live performances and announcement of competition”, the statement said.
In order to ensure impartiality, participants must follow the competition schedule (final version) announced on 26 June, and the organiser will record the participants’ instrumental/vocal performances at one time, without re-recording arranged, the statement noted.
The assessment of performances will be made based on the video recordings provided by the bureau. There will be no on-site awarding on the day of the Competition. The competition results will be announced through the competition’s website on 16 September. The Special Prize Competition will be rescheduled, the date of which will be announced in due course.
The competition will be held at the Macao Museum of Art (MAM) and at the Healthy Life Education Centre of the Social Welfare Bureau (IAS). The statement underlined that the contestants and spectators must strictly follow the epidemic prevention guidelines for the 38th Macao Young Musicians Competition provided by the bureau during the competition. For more information on the epidemic prevention guidelines and event arrangements, please refer to the 38th Macao Young Musicians Competition – Notes for Anti-Epidemic Arrangements and New Competition Format on the competition’s website (www.icm.gov.mo/cjmm).
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