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The 2010 Third Beijing International Music Competition – CELLO

A serial of International music competitions, which are under systemic operation and unified management of Beijing International Music Competition (BJIMC). Beijing International Music Competition always abides by independent, open and just principles with high professional standards and strict implementation of the given guidelines. The international music competitions in China are highly praised by the world music circles. Currently, Beijing International Music Competition has four international professional competitions, respectively, flute, clarinet, cello and string quartet. Each individual competition is divided into preliminary contest, quarter-final contest, semi-final contest and final contest, holding once every four years. And other individual international competition will be gradually added in the upcoming days.

The Competition is Intended to:

  • Cultivate excellent potential to find the music excellent rookies, provide more space and broad prospects for the majority of young musicians,
  • Hasten the birth of new works and a more comprehensive literacy and skills,
  • Regulate competition, promote the healthy development of the cause of Music Competition,
  • Promote cultural exchange between diverse music.

Objective

Submit your recording for pre-selection that must be from 20 minutes to 25 minutes and must include two works as below. These works may not be repeated in subsequent rounds.

  • A baroque work (no repeat),
  • One work from the First Round Section b.

Please read complete repertoire for further details.

Prizes

2010 Third Beijing International Music Competition – Cello will award the First Prize, the Second Prize, the Third Prize, the Fourth Prize, the Fifth Prize, the Sixth Prize and the Best Interpretation of a Chinese Composition with certificates and prizes. All the contestants who enter the second round but fail to enter the final will be awarded with certificates. All the contestants entering the first round will receive a souvenir.

The Panel Jury may decide not to award a place or to award the same ranking for two or more prizewinners. If two or more prizewinners are awarded the same rank, the total amount of cash prizes for that ranking shall be divided equally among them.

The prizewinners will have the opportunity to take part in the concert series.

  • $25000 US – First Prize
  • $12000 US – Second Prize
  • $7000 US – Third Prize
  • $1000 US – Fourth Prize
  • $1000 US – Fifth Prize
  • $1000 US – Sixth Prize
  • $1000 US – The Best Interpretation of a Chinese Composition

Rules

  • The Competition is open to applicants of all nationalities and races born on or after 21 October 1978.
  • The application materials must be sent to BIMCA by registered letter, express delivery, postmarked no later than 15 July 2010. Applications sent later than this deadline will not be accepted.
  • Applicants without professional education must submit two recommendation letters from two professors of cello.
  • The 2010 Third Beijing International Music Competition – Cello will be held from 22 October to 29 October, 2010 in Beijing China.
  • Beijing International Music Competition Administration (abbreviated BIMCA) is in charge of organizing and arranging the 2010 Third Beijing International Music Competition – Cello.
  • BIMCA has the right, without payment of any fee, to record, videotape, film, broadcast on TV, radio and internet, each round of the competition, the Award Celebration Concert and any other concerts or events. The rights to record and broadcast the performance of these events belong exclusively to BIMCA.

The 2010 Third Beijing International Music Competition Rules

How to enter?

The following materials must be submitted by the applicants. All the documents must be in English or Chinese.

  • Completed application form
  • Personal Resume
  • Three photos (front, waist-up, 4cm x 5cm ); Two art photos (8× 10cm for printing)
  • Two photocopies of passport or personal ID card on A4 paper
  • A photocopy of diploma or other certification of professional education and recommendation letter from one professor of cello
  • Photocopy of certificates awarded at other competition(s)
  • Applicants without professional education must submit two recommendation letters from two professors of cello
  • Recording of pre-selection repertoire for the Competition in the format of CD, DVD. The recording may not be more than one year old. Edited recordings are prohibited.

The application materials must be sent to BIMCA by registered letter, express delivery, postmarked no later than 15 July 2010. Applications sent later than this deadline will not be accepted.

Address for Application Materials:

Beijing International Music Competition Administration
Suite 1804 , Tower 5, SOHO New Town,
No. 88 JianGuo Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing , P. R. China Postcode: 100022

Entry fee

Applicants admitted to the Competition should remit an entrance fee of $100 US by 25 August 2010 at the latest. The entrance fee is non-refundable. The account information will be provided in the official invitation letter. The copy of the receipt certifying payment of the entrance fee should be sent to BIMCA via fax or email once the remittance is completed. Any expenditure related to the remittance must be covered by the applicants.