2019 GCC COMPETITION AWARDS & RULES

POSTED ON 2019-03-05 14:29 | BY GCC


The Eighth China Changsha International Guitar Festival will be held in Changsha in July 26-30, 2019.

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 2020, with the full support of the organising committee of International Guitar Festival Changsha China.

The winner of the Open group may recording the NAXOS crown series record (the final interpretation is up to the organizing committee).

All the certificates in the open group is signed by judges.

The Victoria and Joaquin Rodrigo Foundation provides and sets up Joaquin Rodrigo special award for the competition. Contestants from open group performing the work of Joaquin Rodrigo will be selected. The best performer will get the prize of €500.



02 Junior 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:

Set piece: Joaquin Rodrigo —《Sonata Giocosa》.The piece was chosen to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the death of the great composer Rodrigo.

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. Junior Group

PRELIMINARY ROUND:

Set piece: Carcassi Op.60 No.19

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: 12-15 years old, those born between (and including)  July 25, 2007 and July 26, 2003 are eligible; any nationality.



3. Children group A

PRELIMINARY ROUND:

Set Piece: G.F.Handel —《Sonata for a Musical Clock》

Free choice : one or more pieces from different composers.

The total performance time must not  exceed five (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  eight (8) minutes.

Requirements: 9-11 years old, those born between (and including)  July 26, 2007 and July 25, 2010 are eligible; any nationality.



4. Children Group B

PRELIMINARY ROUND:

Set Piece: Trad.Irish —《The Meeting of the Waters》

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

The total performance time must not exceed five (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 eight (8) minutes.

Requirements: under 9 years old; born on or after July 26, 2010; any nationality.


Ultimate authority to interpret the Rules of Competition rests with the Organizing Committee of the 2019 Changsha International Guitar Festival.



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