Chiang Mai  Ginastera International Music Festival

COMPETITION


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Guidelines for 2017 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 : August 15, 2017

 

2017 ENTRY CLOSED

 

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

  • Junior Category “A” : 9 years old or younger as of January 1, 2017.
  • Junior Category “B” : From 10 to 12 years old as of January 1, 2017.
  • Junior Category “C” : From 13 to 15 years old as of January 1, 2017
  • Open Category: 16 years old or older
    Contestant must be at least 16 years old as of January 1, 2017.

–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 : 1,000THB

 

  • 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 Award Winners will be exempt from the Preliminary Audition only if they are in the same category. Entry fees apply.

We will announce the names of the qualifiers on our website on September 15, 2017.

 

–Regional Round In Thailand

 

Chiang Mai:
September 9-10, 2017 at CRK Hall, Payap University Nawarat Campus

 

Bangkok:
August 26, 2017 at Peterson Piano Gallery

 

–DVD Round for the Contestants in China
Your DVD must be of excellent quality and played by general DVD players and computer. Unread files will be seen as disqualified.
Your face, hands and pedal position (for piano) must be clearly visible throughout the recording. The recording must have been made during 2017. The DVD must be clearly labelled with your name (both in Chinese and pinyin), entry number, and the details of where and when produced.

Entries must be sent to

Mr. Ricky Tsang
A11 Room 1, Wing Kut Industrial Building, Castle Peak Road, Hong Kong.
(TEL)(852)3150-0212

and should arrive no later than 31 Aug 2017.

No entries will be returned.
Entries are made at the entrants’ own expense and no refunds of any expenses will be made.

Contestants will perform one program / repertory of their choice for 10 minutes (maximum) . Contestants in the Juniors Category can play shorter program.

 

–Youtube Video Round Out of Thailand
We accept Youtube video submissions for overseas contestants. Your face, hands and pedal position (for piano) must be clearly visible throughout the recording. The recording must have been made during 2017. 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 August 31, 2017

 

First Round

Date: November 12 to 14
Fee: 2,000THB

 

  • 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.

 

Semi-Final Round

12 people will move up to the final round.
Junior contestants will only be judged to the Semi-Final round. They will not proceed to the Final Round.

Date: November 15 to 16
Fee: 2,000THB

 

  • 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.

 

Final Round

Date: November 18
Fee: Free

 

  • The final round will be a 20 minutes concert style performance and open to the public.
  • Your programs must be different from the pieces performed at the Semi-Final Round.
  • Audience ticket will be 300THB.

 


 

*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 open to the public.
*Finalists are judged by all the judge members.


 

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

Winners will also be given the opportunity to perform with CPO in 2018.
 
Special JAL(Japan Airlines) Award for Outstanding Thai Musician

The prize is limited to one Thai national contestant.

  • Open Category: One JAL round trip air ticket from Bangkok to Japan
  • Junior Category: No prize

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 Award for Chiang Mai Musician
The prizes are limited to contestants residing in Chiang Mai. The Chiang Mai Award will be judged and awarded after the First Round on November 12. Award winners can proceed to the Semi-Final Round.
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 16.
  • Open Category: During the Gala Concert on Nov 18.

 


 

Piano Accompaniment

Please see “Piano Accompaniment

 


 

Piano Rentals for Contestants

Contestants piano practice period: Nov 11 to 18

Piano Rental Fees:

  1. Upright Piano 100THB/ hour
  2. Grand Piano 200THB/ hour

 


 

Where to stay in Chiang Mai

The Lotus Pang Suan Kaew Hotel is the most convenient hotel for contestants: competition, concerts, rehearsals, shopping, food among many other things.

 

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