For each discipline within the Classic category, a maximum of 24 competitors will be admitted to the qualifying rounds (i.e. no more than 24 pianists will be invited to the Auditions, the final qualifying round for the ArtsGames.) ArtsGames works with existing competitions, organizations or experts in the field to identify the best candidates for each qualifying discipline. The juries for each category will be comprised of renowned artists in their respective field.
The ArtsGames has created the Maestro and Aspirante Program (MAP) to work with recognized and well-respected artists from around the world who have an interest in mentoring and working with outstanding young performers. For example, a Jazz Maestro like Hugh Masekela from South Africa will work with a young flamenco guitarist from Spain and a percussionist from Japan. Similarly, a pipa Maestro from China can collaborate with an oud player from the Middle East and a classic pianist from Europe. These artists will be working hand in hand to create a unique, inclusive and accessible to all masterpiece that will complement each other’s differences.
For the covers’ discipline, artists from around the world will be doing their best interpretation of the hottest songs of the moment.