How to Apply

Project Summary

Up to 16 candidates/ensembles who pass the live audition will be invited to record a 15-17 minute radio programme in RTHK studio. The adjudicators will decide who the Successful Candidates are. Their programmes will be broadcast on Radio 4 and they will be invited to record a programme for RTHK TV. Performance clips will also be uploaded onto RTHK's website, RTHK's mobile app(s), or other social media platforms managed by RTHK. All successful candidates will be invited to perform at the Final Concert.


Application is open to candidates who have a HKID card. Candidates should be instrumentalists/vocalists performing Western or Chinese fine music repertoire. Instrumental applicants must be born on or after 1 November 1996. Vocal candidates should be born on or after 1 November 1991. For ensembles, the maximum number of members is 12, excluding conductor and accompanist. The date of birth of members of an ensemble must follow that listed above, and names cannot be changed once the application form is submitted, unless approved by the Adjudicating Panel. Interested candidates should fill out the application form downloaded from this page and return it to RTHK Radio 4 on or before 31 October 2018.

Repertoire and Selection Process

The application form should be accompanied with a good-quality audition audio file, in formats such as CD/SD/DVD/USB, which contains the applicants' unedited performance of a self-chosen programme, including at least two works of contrasting styles. Total duration of the audition file should be between 10-15 minutes. It will be a blindfold audition. CDs/SDs/DVDs/USBs will not be returned to the applicants.

Short-listed candidates will be invited for a live audition. Only works listed in section IIIA can be performed. Those who do not hear from RTHK by 10 Nov 2018 may consider their disc audition unsuccessful. If an accompanist is required for a piece, he/she must be provided by the candidate, and at the candidate's own expense. Scores awarded by the adjudicators will not be revealed.

Other Performing Opportunities

Successful candidates may be invited to perform at other RTHK events. His/her recording may be offered for broadcast by local and/or international media.

Adjudicating Panel

The Panel includes:
Ms. Nancy Loo
Mr. Christopher Pak
Mr. Jimmy Shiu (Head of RTHK Radio 4)


Deadline for Application 31 October 2018 (Wednesday)
Live Audition 12 November 2018 (Monday), from 2:30pm
Briefing Session 16 November 2018 (Friday), 5:30-7pm
Radio Recording From 19 November 2018
Photo-Taking Day 24 February 2019 (Sunday), whole day
TV Filming From February 2019
Broadcast of Radio and TV Programmes Summer 2019
Final Concert and Prize-presentation ceremony Late August 2019
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