The 5th China International Piano Competition (Xiamen)
Rules and Regulations
1. The 5th China International Piano Competition will be held from October 28 to November 7, 2010 in Xiamen, China under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture of the People's Republic of China and presented by the Xiamen Municipal Government of China. The Organizing Committee is responsible for the management of all procedures in the competition.
2. The jury panel is composed of world-famous musicians. Decisions made by the jury panel in all rounds of the competition are final and unchangeable.
3. The competition is open to pianists of all nationalities between the age of 17 to 32 (born between October 28, 1978 and October 28, 1993).
4. The competition is consisted of three rounds. Not more than 12 contestants will be advanced to the Semi-Final, and not more than 6 contestants to the Final Round.
The Organizing Committee is responsible for arranging all the audio and visual recording, TV broadcasting, internet broadcasting, prize-winner concert and other related activities during the Competition. The Organizing Committee also possesses the copyright of all the audio and visual products derived from the Competition and is not obliged to pay any extra payment to the participants. Prize winners of the competition will have the opportunity to participate in at least 3 concerts organized by the Organizing Committee (contracts will be signed after the competition).
II.RULES FOR THE APPLICATION & PARTICIPATION
1. Contestants shall fill in the application form (see the attached form or download it from the Competition's official website) and submit it to the Organizing Committee in person or by post before June 20, 2010 (according to postmark) with the following enclosures:
* Three recent photos (4×5cm) and two black and white performance photographs (8×10cm) suitable for printing;
* A Xerox copy of the applicant's identification card or passport.
* The resume and the graduation certificate (Xerox copy) or a student's certification and a letter of recommendation from a well-known musician. Those who have no academic certifications must supply recommendation letters of two well-known musicians.
* One DVD or Video-Cassette recording (PAL OR NTSC) of the applicant's recent performance, signed by the applicant and certified by another musician, with the following repertoire:
⑴ Two virtuoso Etudes, including one by F. Chopin.
⑵ One Prelude & Fugue from the Well-tempered Clavier by J. S. Bach.
⑶ One classical sonata (the 1st movement), by F. Haydn, W. A. Mozart, L. VAN. Beethoven or F. Schubert.
⑷ One piece of work of the applicant's own choice (about 10 minutes).
The 5th China International Piano Competition (Xiamen) Organizing Committee
No.95 Tiyu Road, Xiamen, China
Postal Code: 361012
Applications with unclearly written Application Forms or incomplete enclosures will be considered invalid. No application materials will be returned. The applicant should have a copy of application materials. Applications will be treated as confidential, and the Organizing Committee is entitled to request further information from the applicant.
2. The Organizing Committee will make a preliminary selection based on the application material and decide the qualification of the contestants. The applicant will be notified of the results by fax, mail or E-mail before July 20, 2010. On receiving the qualification confirmation from the Organizing Committee, the applicant should remit an application fee of US$60 by money order or check before August 20, 2010 (according to postmark). Chinese citizens living in mainland China will pay the equivalent amount of RMB on the day's exchange rate. Remittance should be addressed to:
RMB Remittance Account:
BANK: Banking Dept, Head Office of Xiamen City Commercial Bank of China
ACCOUNT NUMBER: 8331 0201 1100 7086
NAME: Significant Art Activity Office, Xiamen Cultural Bureau
USD Remittance Account:
BANK: Bank of China Xiamen Branch
ACCOUNT NUMBER: 8400 0850 0408 0960 14
NAME: xia men shi wen hua ju
zhong da yi shu huo dong ban gong shi
SWIFT CODE: BKCHCNBJ73A
3. Upon receipt of the application fee, the Competition Organizing Committee will confirm within 20 days the applicant's participation for the Competition.
4. Contestants should arrive in Xiamen, China on October 26 or 27, 2010 and register at the venue appointed by the Organizing Committee of the competition.
5. The order of playing in the competition will be determined by drawing lots and this order shall be maintained during the whole competition. The contestant should arrive at the venue at the appointed time, or he or she will be considered as giving up the competition voluntarily.
6．All performances should be played by memory. The order of pieces and repeats can be determined by the contestant..
7．Any repertoire changes should be submitted to the Competition Organizing Committee no later than August 30, 2010. Contestants can not change repertoire during the competition.
8．Rules for transportation expenses, meals and accommodation:
* A travel allowance of US$500 will be given to all qualified contestants into the Competition from the continents of Europe, America, Oceania and Africa and US$250 to those from Asian countries, Taiwan, Hongkong and Macao;
* Meals and accommodation of the contestants will be covered by the Competition Organizing Committee from two days before the opening of the Competition (October 26, 2010) to its conclusion day (November 7, 2010) according to the following conditions:
Contestants who do not enter the Semi-Final will be hosted until the next morning after the Preliminary Round.
Contestants who do not enter the Final will be hosted until the next morning after the Semi-Final.
Finalists will be hosted until the next morning after the Award Ceremony.
* Traveling expenses, meals and accommodation of the company of contestants to and from Xiamen of China will be paid by themselves. The Organizing Committee can arrange meals and accommodations for them, but only at appointed hotels by the Organizing Committee.
First Prize: US$30,000
Second Prize US$20.000
Third Prize US$10,000
Fourth Prize US$8,000
Fifth Prize US$6,000
Sixth Prize US$5,000
Prize for the best performance of Chopin's compositions: US$2,000
IV . REPERTOIRE REQIUREMENTS
Duration of the total performance must be 25 to 30 minutes
1. One virtuoso etude from Op. 10 (except for No.3, No. 6, No. 9) or Op. 25 (except for No.1, No.2, No.7) by F. Chopin
2. One virtuoso etude by any composers other than F. Chopin
3. One of these compositions by F. Chopin:
One of the Ballades, one of the Scherzos, one of the Polonaises, Fantasie, or Barcarolle
4. One piece of work of the applicant's own choice.
One 55-60 minutes recital program including:
1. One complete classical Sonata by F. Haydn, W. A. Mozart, L. Van. Beethoven, or F. Schubert.
2. Few pieces of work of the applicant's own choice (No repertoire from the Preliminary Round is allowed).
1. One Piano Concerto by W. A. Mozart from K.271, K.466, K.467, K.491, K.537, K.595
2. One Piano Concerto from:
L. VAN. Beethoven Piano Concerto No.3 in C minor, Op.37
Piano Concerto No.4 in G major, Op.58
Piano Concerto No.5 in E-flat major, Op.73
F. Chopin Piano Concerto No.1 in E minor, Op.11
Piano Concerto No.2 in F minor, Op.21
F. Liszt Piano Concerto No.1 in E-flat major
R. Schumann Piano Concerto in A minor, Op.54
J. Brahms Piano Concerto No.1 in D minor, Op.15
Piano Concerto No.2 in B-flat major, Op.83
P. Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No.1 in B-flat minor, Op.23
S. Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No.2 in C minor, Op.18
Piano Concerto No.3 in D minor, Op.30
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op.43
S. Prokofiev Piano Concerto No.2 in D-flat major, Op.10
Piano Concerto No.3 in C major, Op.26
Jun. 20, 2010 Deadline for application (according to postmark)
Jul. 20 Notification of qualification results
Aug. 20 Deadline for the payment of application fee (according to the sending date)
Aug. 30 Deadline for alterations of repertoire
Oct. 26 and Oct. 27 Registration at appointed venues
Oct.28 Competition begins
Oct. 28 –Oct. 31 Preliminary Round
Nov. 1 –Nov. 2 Semi-Final Round
Nov. 3 –Nov. 4 Rehearsal for Finalists with Orchestra
Nov. 5 –Nov. 6 Final Round
Nov. 7 Closing Ceremony and prize-winners concert
VI. RIGHT OF INTERPRETATION
The Organizing Committee reserves the right for the interpretation of the Charter.