Chiang Mai  Ginastera International Music Festival

Competition 2018


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Guidelines for 2018 Competition Applicants

All musical instruments (including vocal) and formats (solo, ensemble, piano four-hands, 2 pianos, chorus, etc.) of western classical music are eligible.

Application deadline for international contestants: September 15, 2018
Application deadline for Thai contestants: October 15, 2018

 

2018 COMPETITION APPLICATION FORM

 

Applicants are divided, judged, and awarded in the following age categories.

  • Junior Category “A” : 9 years old or younger as of January 1, 2018.
  • Junior Category “B” : From 10 to 12 years old as of January 1, 2018.
  • Junior Category “C” : From 13 to 15 years old as of January 1, 2018
  • Open Category: 16 years old or older
    Contestant must be at least 16 years old as of January 1, 2018.
NOTE

  • Applying for the competition with an ensemble performance, the category is determined according to the age of the oldest performer in the group.
  • Upgrade from Category C to the Open Category only when approved by the judges.
  • Junior Contestants will only be judged to the Semi-Final round. They will not proceed to the Final Round.


 

Preliminary Audition

Entry Fee : 2,000THB

 

  • Contestants will perform one program/repertory of their choice for 10 minutes (maximum).
  • Contestants in the Juniors Category can play shorter program. Their performances are not judged based on time.
  • All the contestants will receive feedback from our judge member.
  • 2016 and 2017 Award Winners will be exempt from the Preliminary Audition only if they are in the same category. Entry fees apply.
Qualifiers

We will announce the names of the qualifiers on our website on October 30 for local contestants, September 30 for international contestants (YouTube Audition).

–Regional Round In Thailand

Chiang Mai:
October 27, 2018 at CRK Hall, Payap University Nawarat Campus (Open House)

Bangkok:
October 21, 2018 at Peterson Piano Gallery (Open House)

 

–Youtube Video Round Out of Thailand

We accept Youtube video submissions for international contestants.
We also accept WeChat submission. Please let us know if you wish to use WeChat.

  • Your face, hands and pedal position (for piano) must be clearly visible throughout the recording.
  • The recording must have been made during 2018.
  • Before the contestant plays their piece, begin by introducing your name, entry number, the title of the music you are performing in English.
  • Contestants will perform one program / repertory of their choice for 10 minutes (maximum) and upload it on Youtube.
  • Contestants in the Juniors Category can play shorter program.
  • Video has to be uploaded to Youtube and be emailed URL to us by September 15, 2018

 

–China Round

Shanghai:
September 14(Fri), 15(Sat),21(Fri), 22(Sat) 2018
Address: 191 Benxi Road, Yangpu, Shanghai
Jury members: Mrs. Atsuko Seta, Mr. Chao Tang, and Mrs. Haoyu Yang

 

2018 COMPETITION APPLICATION FORM


 


First Round

Date: November 11 to 13
Fee: 2,000THB
Venue: Baan Roichan Hall (Louts Hotel Pang Suan Kaew 7F)

 

  • Contestants will perform one program / repertory of their choice that is a maximum of 10 minutes per contestant.
  • Contestants in the Juniors Category can play shorter program. Their performances are not judged based on time.
  • It must be different from the piece performed at the Preliminary Audition.
  • It will be open to the public.(Free Admission)


 

Semi-Final Round

Junior contestants will only be judged to the Semi-Final round. They will not proceed to the Final Round.

Date: November 14 to 15
Fee: 2,000THB
Venue: Baan Roichan Hall (Louts Hotel Pang Suan Kaew 7F)

 

  • Contestants will perform one or two program(s) / repertorie(s) of their choice that is a maximum of 15 minutes per contestant.
  • Contestants in the Juniors Category can play shorter program(s). Their performances are not judged based on time.
  • Your programs must be different from the piece performed at the First Round.
  • It will be open to the public.(Free Admission)


 

Final Round

Date: November 16
Fee: Free
Venue: Baan Roichan Hall (Louts Hotel Pang Suan Kaew 7F)

 

  • The final round will be a 20 minutes concert style performance.
  • Your programs must be different from the pieces performed at the Semi-Final Round.
  • It will be open to the public.(Free Admission)
  • Finalists are judged by all the judge members.

 

NOTE

  • The payment will not be refunded in case of non-participation.
  • A piano accompanist has to be brought by the contestant. It is also possible to request a piano accompanist designated by the festival.
  • Competition performances will be opened to the public.

 

Prizes and Awards

Junior Category
  • Contestants will only be judged to the Semi-Final round. They will not proceed to the Final Round.
  • The Gold Prize(1st Prize), Silver Prize(2nd Prize), Bronze Prize(3rd Prize), and Encouragement Prize will be awarded.
  • Winners will be eligible to perform at the winners’ concert, but no cash prize will be awarded for this category.
  • 2017 Award Winners will be exempt from the Preliminary Audition in 2018 only if they are in the same category.
Open Category

The Gold Prize(1st Prize), Silver Prize,(2nd Prize) Bronze Prize(3rd Prize), and Encouragement Prize will be awarded.

  • Gold Award (1st Prize): 100,000THB
  • Silver Award (2nd Prize) : 50,000THB
  • Bronze Award (3rd Prize): 30,000THB

Winners will also be given the opportunity to perform with CPO in 2019.

 

Ginastera Special Prize

Contestants who perform the music of Ginastera during the competition will be judged for the “Ginastera Special Prize.”

  • Open Category: 5,000B
  • Junior Category: No cash prize

 

Special Awards for Chiang Mai Musician

The prizes are limited to contestants residing in Chiang Mai.
Junior Category: No cash prize

  • Gold (1st Prize) : 10,000THB
  • Silver(2nd Prize): 5,000THB
  • Bronze(3rd Prize): 3,000THB

 

Usaato Special Award

Several Special Recognition Awards will be presented by Mr. Usaburo Sato.

  • Open Category: 5,000B
  • Junior Category: No cash prize

 


 

Awards Ceremony

  • Junior Category: After the semi-final on Nov 15.
  • Open Category: During the Gala Concert on Nov 17

 


 

Piano Accompaniment

Please see “Piano Accompaniment

 


 

Piano Rentals for Contestants

Contestants piano practice period: Nov 10 to 16
Please see the Practice Room page for details.

 

 

Where to stay in Chiang Mai

The Lotus Pang Suan Kaew Hotel and Baan Dinki are the most convenient hotels for contestants. Please read our HOTEL PAGE if you would like to stay in these hotels with special rate.
Baan Roichan Hall (Competition venue) is located by the swimming pool on the 7th floor of The Lotus Pang Suan Kaew Hotel, it is also connected to Baan Dinki Hotel. Both hotels are sitting adjacent to the Kad Theater which is inside the Kad Suan Kaew Shopping Complex. It is just a walking distance from Nimmanhaemin Rd and the Old City, surrounded by Chiang Mai’s best selection of restaurants, attraction and entertainment facilities.

 

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