2018 GCC COMPETITION AWARDS & RULES

POSTED ON 2018-01-13 00:32 | BY GCC

The seventh China Changsha International Guitar Festival will be held in Changsha in July 11-15, 2018.

The purpose of the open competition is to identify outstanding musical talents, and to provide them with performance opportunities.

The jury consists of national and international musicians, music scholars, and music experts.

The jury will seek to identify the most promising musical performers who demonstrate all around excellence in musicianship, technique and performing ability. 

 

GUITAR COMPETITION AWARDS.

01 Open Group

1st Prize: 10,000 US dollars cash, certificate, trophy

2nd Prize: 5,000 US dollars cash, certificate, trophy

3rd Prize: 3,000 US dollars cash, certificate, trophy

4th /5th /6th: 500 US dollars cash, certificate

Note: The winner of the Open  group will held a solo concert tour  in six Chinese cities of 2019, with the full support of the organising committee of International Guitar Festival Changsha China. All the certificates in the open group is signed by judges. 

02 Youth Group

1st Prize: RMB5,000 cash, certificate, trophy

2nd Prize: RMB3,000 cash, certificate, trophy

3rd Prize: RMB1,000 cash, certificate, trophy

4th /5th /6th: Certificate

 03 Children Group A

1st Prize: RMB3,000 cash, certificate, trophy

2nd Prize: RMB2,000 cash, certificate, trophy

3rd Prize: RMB1,000 cash, certificate, trophy

4th /5th /6th: Certificate

04 Children Group B

1st Prize: RMB3,000 cash , certificate, trophy

2nd Prize: RMB2,000 cash, certificate, trophy

3rd Prize: RMB1,000 cash, certificate, trophy

4th /5th /6th: Certificate  

Note: Cash prizes are paid gross, any tax should be paid by competitors .

RULES OF COMPETITION

1. Open Group

PRELIMINARY ROUND:

Set piece: one piece from the baroque period.

Free choice: one or more pieces by different composers from periods other than the baroque.

The total performance time must not exceed fifteen (15) minutes. Pieces can be performed in any orders.

FINAL ROUND:

Final Round

Set piece: Las Ciclades Arcaicas, especially composed for the open group of this festival by Leo Brouwer

The music score will be sent to the contestants three working days after registration.

Free choice: one or more pieces. All pieces in the final round should be by different composers.   While material from the preliminary round may NOT be repeated in the final round, different works by the same composers can be used in the two  rounds.

The total duration for  free choice piece(s) must not exceed twenty five (25) minutes.  Pieces can be performed in any order.

Requirements: no limits in age or nationality. The contestants should provide the music scores of their chosen repertoire when registering on arrival in Changsha.

2. Youth Group

PRELIMINARY ROUND:

Set piece: Carcassi Op.60 No.24

Free choice: one or more pieces from different composers.

The total duration for  free choice piece(s) must not exceed five (5) minutes.  Pieces can be performed in any order.

FINAL ROUND:

One or more free choice pieces from different composers. While material from the preliminary round may NOT be repeated in the final round, different works by the same composers can be used in the two  rounds.

The total performance time must not exceed twelve (12) minutes.

Requirements: 11-15 years old, those born between (and including)  July 10, 2003 and July 11, 2007 are eligible; any nationality. 

3. Children group A

PRELIMINARY ROUND:

Set Piece: Brouwer - Estudios sencillos No.7

Free choice : one or more pieces from different composers.

The total performance time must not  exceed eight (5) minutes.  Pieces can be performed in any order.

FINAL ROUND:

All finalists are required to perform a minimum of two (2) works of contrasting styles, by different composers.  The pieces can be from the same composers in the preliminary round. Material from the Preliminary Round may NOT be repeated in the Final Round.

Total performance time  not to exceed  ten (8) minutes.

Requirements: 9-11 years old, those born between (and including)  July 11, 2007 and July 10, 2009 are eligible; any nationality.

4. Children Group B

PRELIMINARY ROUND:

Set Piece: Sor Op.60 No.4

Free choice : one or more free choice pieces from different composers.

The total performance time must not exceed eight (5) minutes.  Pieces can be performed in any order.

FINAL ROUND:

All finalists are required to perform a minimum of two (2) works of contrasting styles, by different composers.  The pieces can be from the same composers in the preliminary round. Material from the Preliminary Round may NOT be repeated in the final round.

Total performance time not to exceed ten (8) minutes.

Requirements: under 9 years old; born on or after July 11, 2009; any nationality.

 

Ultimate authority to interpret the Rules of Competition rests with the Organizing Committee of the 2018 Changsha International Guitar Festival.

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