The 1st China Beijing International Piano Accordion Competition Information
The 1st China Beijing International Piano Accordion Competition
2018年比赛规则和类别
报名时间:2018年8月1日至-8月30日

The 1st China Beijing International Piano Accordion Competition

1.

Historical Reviews and Present Objectives

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In August 1993, the 1st Beijing International Accordion Festival was held in Beijing, China. This festival was jointly hosted by Ministry of Culture of the PRC and China Central Conservatory of Music, co-organized by Beijing Musicians Association, Accordion Society. Mr. Jiang Jie, as the director of the Accordion Standard Grade Examination of Central Conservatory of Music, worked as the executive president of this festival. This festival was highly praised and warmly welcomed by thousands of Chinese accordionists.

Later in 1998, Accordion Profession Board of Shanghai and Tianjin Musicians Association became co-organizers of Beijing International Accordion Festival. President Li Cong (of Shanghai), President Wang Shusheng (of Tianjin), President Yang Guoli (of Beijing), with their great accordion associations, made a huge contribution to the development of Beijing International Accordion Festival.

Until 2007, Beijing International Accordion Festival has been successfully held for 11 times. To a very large extent, this festival has not only left an impressive and profound impact on Chinese accordion education but also has influentially promoted the development of Chinese accordion industry.

Due to some irresistible factors, Beijing International Accordion Festival interrupted after 2007, but the brilliant memory remains. In order to conform to current trend of international accordion development and also for better facilitating keyboard accordion education in China, this year, the Organizing Committee of Beijing International Accordion Festival decides to hold the 1st Beijing International Piano Accordion Competition.

This competition, as a new start for Beijing International Accordion Festival, will continue its honorable tradition. Besides, more innovative contents will be added. We sincerely hope this competition will become your distinct platform where you can show your professional (virtuoso) techniques and also bring you more unforgettable industrial-related experiences!

2.

Organization Structure

  Host:
International Union of Piano Accordion
Professional Accordion Union of Chinese Conservatory of Music
Beijing Musicians Association, Accordion Society
Accordion Profession Board of Shanghai Musicians Association
Accordion Profession Board of Tianjin Musicians Association
  Support
China Musicians Associations, Accordion society
China Children's Culture and Art Foundation
People’s Daily Digital Communication
  Organizer
China Piano Accordion Union
Beijing Jiang Jie Music and Dance School
Shanghai Great Tone Network Technology Company
  Co-organizer
Piano department of Central Conservatory of Music
Modern music department of Shanghai Conservatory of Music
Accordion department of Tianjin Conservatory of Music
Piano department of Shenyang Conservatory of Music
Accordion electronic-keyboard department of Sichuan Conservatory of Music
Piano department of Xian Conservatory of Music
Shenzhen Accordion Association
  Media
Music Weekly
Oriental Accordion Website
Chao Gang Accordion We-chat Public Account
China Accordion Education We-chat Public Account
  Executive President
Jiang Jie
  President of Judging Panel
Yuri Shishkin
  Member of Organizing Committee
Wang Shu sheng (Tianjin)
Cao xiaoqing (Beijing)
Wang Congyu (Shanghai)
(The rest member and judge list will be released soon)

3.

Mechanism of Competition

  The competition is to be divided into 2 rounds. The first round, as preliminary contest, is to take place online. The second round, as the final contest, is to be held on-site in Beijing.

4.

Date and Venue of Competition

  Date of first round (online):
1st August-10th September, 2018.

5.

Categories and Requirements

  1) Category : Soloist ( Free bass)
Age requirement for Candidate: 18-35 year-old
Candidate can choose several pieces of different styles, must include a work of polyphony which has at least 3 parts.
One-round competition: Candidate who enrolls for this category will directly enter final contest.
Length of playing: A maximum of 25 minutes may be played.
  2) Category: Accordion and Piano Duo
No age requirement for Candidate.
No requirement for pieces selected.
The duo must be performed together by one accordionist and one pianist.
Two-round competition: online preliminary contest and final contest.
Length of playing: A maximum of 10 minutes may be played.
  3) Category: Children B
Age requirement for Candidate: 7-9 year-old
No requirement for pieces selected.
Two-round competition: online preliminary contest and final contest.
Length of playing: A maximum of 5 minutes may be played.
  4) Category: Children A
Age requirement for Candidate: 10-12 year-old
No requirement for pieces selected.
Two-round competition: online preliminary contest and final contest.
Length of playing: A maximum of 5 minutes may be played.
  5) Category: Adolescent B
Age requirement for Candidate: 13-15 year-old
No requirement for pieces selected.
Two-round competition: online preliminary contest and final contest.
Length of playing: A maximum time of 8 minutes may be played.
  6) Category: Adolescent A
Age requirement for Candidate: 16-18 year-old
No requirement for pieces selected.
Two-round competition: online preliminary contest and final contest.
Length of playing: A maximum time of 8 minutes may be played.
  7) Category: Adult ( Standard bass)
Age requirement for Candidate: above 19 (including)
No requirement for pieces selected.
Two-round competition: online preliminary contest and final contest.
Length of playing: A maximum time of 10 minutes may be played.
  8) Category: Middle aged and older people
Age requirement for Candidate: Above 50 (including)
No requirement for pieces selected.
Two-round competition: online preliminary contest and final contest.
Length of playing: A maximum time of 10 minutes may be played.
  9) Category: Chamber music
No age requirement for Candidate.
No more than 5 Candidates in one group.
Instruments must include one piano accordion, and 1-4 other instruments (could also include one Bayan or one Bandoneon) Two-round competition: online preliminary contest and final contest.
Length of playing: A maximum time of 10 minutes may be played.
  10) Category: Ensemble
No age requirement for Candidate.
No more than 5 Candidates in one group.
Two-round competition: online preliminary contest and final contest.
Length of playing: A maximum time of 15 minutes may be played.
  11) Category: Ensemble of Middle aged and older people
Age requirement for Candidate: Above 50 (including)
No more than 5 Candidates in one group.
Two-round competition: online preliminary contest and final contest.
Length of playing: A maximum time of 15 minutes may be played.
Notice: Candidates who enroll for this category are not allowed to enroll for Category: Ensemble

6.

Prizes and Awards Setting:

  An amount of 120,000 CNY is to be prepared as prizes.
(Detailed information about prizes will be released soon).
  1) Candidate who won 1st to 6th place in the final contest (second round) of each category will be awarded cash prize and a certificate with excellent performer mentions jointly granted by the International Union of Piano Accordion and the Organizing Committee of the 1st Beijing International Piano Accordion Competition.
  2) Candidates who are not in the 1st to 6th place of the final contest will obtain a certificate with honorable mentions granted by the International Union of Piano Accordion and the Organizing Committee of the 1st Beijing International Piano Accordion Competition.
  3) Candidates who are admitted into final contest will automatically become an official member of International Union of Piano Accordion. A certificate of membership will be granted and no membership fees will be charged.

7.

Notice of Enrollment:

  1) Method of enrollment: Candidates should firstly complete a form of enrollment (application) which contains their personal information, on the website of Great Tone
http://www.greattone.net/
and then choose a video of accordion performance required by Organizing Committee to update through the Great Tone website.
    Information about online enrollment:
i) Log in to the official website of "China Good Music" http://www.greattone.net/ or download the "Chinese Good Music" app (both IOS version and Android version).
ii) After registering the account, click on the “Local Competition” page on the official website or APP homepage, and then click to enter the “2018 First Beijing International Keyboard Accordion Competition” channel. Players choose different registration channels according to the competition group.
Sign up. Among them, the contestant group, the children's group B, the children's group A, the junior group, the youth group, the adult group, and the middle-aged and older group participants, click to enter the "solo group" registration channel to register. Accordion and Piano Recital/Concert, Chamber Music, and Accordion Repertoire, click to enter the “Group Group” registration channel to register.
iii) After entering the corresponding registration channel, fill in the entry form. All information must be filled out truthfully, and the organizing committee will verify that if the information filled in does not match the actual information, the player will be disqualified from entering the final.
- Among the soloists, the participants must fill in: name, phone number, birthday, competition items and groups, entries (should be written by the composer, arranger, adaptor), instructor and phone (if there is no instructor) , fill in no). In the introduction column, you need to write a simple self-introduction, including name, gender, and school (graduation).
- Group players must assign a representative player to fill out the entry form. Must be filled in: name, phone number, birthday, game items and groups, entries (including the name of the composer, arranger, and adaptor), instructor, and phone number (if there is no instructor, fill in none). In the introduction column, you need to write a brief team introduction, including the team name, number of participants, name of each player, gender, and school (graduation).
iv) After completing the registration information form, upload the performance video according to the “Contest Category and Track Requirements” column in the competition regulations (add time code when recording). The video length must strictly comply with the regulations. Videos that exceed the specified length of time may not be uploaded. The negative effects (such as video playback may not be smooth, thus affecting the results of the player's sea elections) may be borne by the players themselves.
v) After selecting the video and uploading it, the web page will display the “Upload Successful” prompt. After a few minutes, return to the registration homepage, and the contestant's entry video will be displayed on the homepage. Wait for the video to play normally, that is, the registration is successful (the video background transcoding takes time, please wait patiently.)
  2) Enrollment period of first round:
1st August—30th August, 2018
  3) Judgement period:
31st August—9th September, 2018
  4) Date of announcement: 10th of September, 2018
For candidates who are admitted into final contest (second round).
  5) Fees of enrollment:
No enrollment fees will be charged for both preliminary contest and final contest.
  6) Session of check-in for final contest: 9 am - 17 pm, 3rd October, 2018

8.

Notice of Participation (for final contest)

  1) Candidate who enters final contest must bring its validated ID card or Passport during the session of check-in. Staffs from the Organizing Committee will check the authenticity of its document.
  2) Candidate who enrolls for solo category may also enroll for group category.
  3) Candidate is not allowed to play electronic accordion with amplification system. No accompanying music produced by electronical musical instruments is allowed during this competition.
  4) Candidate should pay attention to its length of playing. The exceeding part may cause loosing points.
  5) The Organizing Committee’s rights of adjusting or modifying prizes and awards will be reserved when there are no adequate participants of each category.
  6) Candidates who won prizes (laureates) should attend Award concert as well as other related activities organized by the Organizing Committee.
  7) The copyright of the audio and video materials produced during competition, including candidates and foreign accordionists’ performances will be reserved by the Organizing Committee.
  8) Candidate may choose same pieces to play in both first round and second round. No accompanying music is allowed for candidates from solo category.
  9) Apart from candidates from Category: Chamber Music and Category: Ensemble, the rest candidates are not allowed to read scores during this competition.
  10) All Candidates must dress decently.

9.

Schedule of Concert during Competition

  1) 3rd October, 2018
Concert of Opening ceremony
  2) 4th October, 2018
Specialized concert performed by Shenzhen Accordion Association
  3) 5th October, 2018 Specialized concert performed by Russian accordionists
  4) 6th October, 2018
Closing ceremony and awards concert

10.

For More Enquiries

  Please contact Secretary of the Organizing Committee Ms.Yan
Telephone number: +86 (0) 64890241
Or send your questions to the following email address:
wenhuizhenglisa@sina.com


Translated by Wenhui Zheng, 28th July, 2018.
   
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