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Young Scholars Application 2022-2024



Dear Applicant, Parent and/or Guardian,
Please read and fill out the application carefully.

Applications are open to young pianists across the world; however, eligibility is limited to young classical pianists ages 6 – 16. All applicants must be fluent in English.

Deadline: All applications must be received by 12:00 AM EST on December 1, 2021.

Notification: After submitting your details, you will receive an email confirming that we have received your application.  The review and selection process takes approximately 4 – 6 weeks from the deadline, and notification will follow.  Please do not make phone or email inquiries regarding the status of your application during this period.  All applicants will be notified upon selection.

Applicant must demonstrate the following Characteristics and Qualifications:

  1. Exceptional musical ability
  2. Deep love of music
  3. Willingness to communicate and share their talents with other children
  4. Enthusiasm for performing
  5. Great potential for progress and development

Expectations for Young Scholars

As part of the Lang Lang International Music Foundation’s® mission to inspire the next generation of music lovers and performers, the Foundation is looking to support young pianists who demonstrate what we call “Play it Forward” by showing leadership in giving back to their communities through music. 
We expect Young Scholars to already be heavily invested in pursuing music and playing the piano. They must have the drive to succeed and be committed to their craft. Young Scholars will receive unique opportunities to hone their craft, and discover insight into the professional world of music. Therefore, the child should be enthusiastic about the program and mature enough to take on the commitment.

As a Young Scholar, the child will become a representative of the Lang Lang International Music Foundation®. This requires young talents who exhibit a level of maturity beyond their years, a sincere sense of appreciation for music as a source of inspiration, and an understanding of their role as ambassadors of classical music.

The selected Young Scholar, their parents or guardians, and their teacher must be agreeable to the mission of the Foundation and willing to support the Foundation’s efforts through active participation in the Young Scholars Program. Selected Young Scholars will be invited to perform at Foundation programs including those focused on music education for young audience members and fundraising events. As such, parents and teachers must also be committed to the child’s participation in the program domestically and internationally.


    Personal information and address

    Thank you for your Application.

    You will receive an email confirmation shortly.


    Getting to Know You

    Video Submissions:
    To submit the required videos, visit and create a user account if you do not already have one. Log in and upload your videos to YouTube. You may elect to make the videos “unlisted” which means that only people who have the link to the video can view it. An “unlisted” video will not appear in any of YouTube's public spaces, such as search results, your channel, or the Browse page. The link can be shared with anyone by providing the URL. Click the “share” button and copy and paste the URL to the correct location on the application.
    Please submit the following 3 videos (maximum 5 minutes each video):

    Please answer the following questions in English for your personal video:

    • Please introduce yourself
    • Why do you want to become a Young Scholar?
    • Why is music important to you?
    • What was your first musical experience?
    • What inspired you to choose piano and why?

    Note to parents/guardians: 
Our judges are interested in hearing the children’s ideas and answers to these questions. The responses must be solely the thoughts and words of the applicant.

    Recording 1:

    Recording 2:

    Questions for Parent/Guardian

    Authorizations - Applicant

    I confirm that all my responses are accurate and truthful to the best of my knowledge, the materials submitted are entirely my own. The Lang Lang International Music Foundation® is not responsible for my submission of the videos to YouTube. I hereby give my consent to Lang Lang International Music Foundation’s® use of the materials, including the personally identifiable information, submitted in order to evaluate my application. The Lang Lang International Music Foundation® is hereby given the right to publish the videos on YouTube as well as digital platforms such as websites and social media pages of the Foundation, Sponsor and Cooperation Partners. I understand that this application is not a guarantee that I will be selected. If selected by the Lang Lang International Music Foundation®, I agree to be a Participant in the Young Scholars Program of the Lang Lang International Music Foundation®.

    [By entering your name in this field, you are formally acknowledging the above statement.]

    Authorizations - Parent/Guardian

    [By entering your name in this field, you are formally acknowledging the above statement.]

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