9th GCC ONLINE INTERNATIONAL GUITAR COMPETITION, 2020

POSTED ON 2020-10-04 20:14 | BY GCC
9TH GCC CHANGSHA INTERNATIONAL GUITAR FESTIVAL, 2020
ONLINE INTERNATIONAL GUITAR COMPETITION
The purpose of the competition is to identify outstanding musical talents, and to provide them with performance opportunities. The jury consists of national and international musicians, scholars, and experts. The jury will seek to identify the most promising musical performers who demonstrate all around excellence in musicianship, technique and performing ability.
The 2020 Changsha International guitar competition has been changed to an online, pre-recorded video competition, which is open to competitors of any nationality. Competitors must participate in the group corresponding with their birth date.
 

GROUPING & REGISTRATION 

The competition of all groups has preliminary and final rounds. 
Grouping
 (1) Open Group – No limits of age and nationalities.
 (2) Youth Group – age 12-15, only for Chinese competitors, born between Jan.1, 2005 and Dec.31, 2008.           
 (3) Children Group A – age 9-11, only for Chinese competitors, born between Jan.1, 2009 and Dec.31, 2011.
 (4) Children Group B – under 9 years old, only for Chinese competitors, born on and after Jan.1, 2012.
 
Note:First prize winners from any previous GCC are not eligible to compete in the same age group that they previously won.
 
There is no limit to the number of competitors. Competitors are allowed to register for more than one group.
 

KEY DATES

Registration start date:Sept. 30, 2020
Preliminary round video submission deadline: Nov. 15, 2020
Notification of finalists : Nov. 30, 2020
Open group final round video submission deadline: Dec. 17, 2020
Youth group final round video submission deadline: Dec. 10, 2020
Children group A & B final round video submission deadline: Dec. 10, 2020
 
 
VIDEO SUBMISSION
 

1.Chinese competitors could use the Qr code below (released by the GCC committee) to login http://www.haosailei.cn, filling in the information, and uploading the competition video.

2.Foreign competitors should upload the competition video to YOUTUBE, and send email to GCC committee (email: gcc@guitar.org.cn), including their personal information (name, email, nationality, phone number) and YouTube link to their competition video, along with PDF’s of all scores for their selected pieces for both rounds.
3.  The jury will watch the video and judge the competitors.
                            
Registration Fee: Chinese Competitors:¥ 50 / person,Foreign Competitors:$ 10 / person
 

HOW TO PAY

All the candidates,Download this entry form and completed it Send to:gcc@guitar.org.cn

Competition Form:Download
Composition Form:  Download

1、Competition competition registration fee :USD10/person; 
2、Composition competition registration fee :USD20/person; 

Payment Method

1.  Paypal: hncshq@163.com

2.  WeChat or alipay:

 
 
Alipay  WeiChat Pay
When making a payment, please indicate Your name in the “remark” column


3. Bank transfer
Account:6212  2619  0100  2602  397
Beneficiary name:He Qiong
Bank of deposit:Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, Shaoshan Road Branch, Changsha, Hunan

Tel:+86731-8517 7877  
Contacts:Mr. Zhao

 

VIDEO REQUIREMENTS

      •      All pieces must be performed from memory, with the exception of the required piece of the final round of open group.
      •      The performance must be within the time restrictions (including any tuning), otherwise the competitor will be disqualified.
      •      The video must be unedited, in a single shot (no edits between pieces or at any time). Do not use compression or special sound effects (such as reverb, etc.).
      •      The program of the preliminary round cannot be repeated in the final round.
      •      The video format should be MP4 or AVI, less than 200MB. For other detailed recording requirements, please read the registration page.
 

AWARDS

1. Open Group
1st Prize: 10,000 US dollars cash, certificate
2nd Prize: 5,000 US dollars cash, certificate
3rd Prize: 3,000 US dollars cash, certificate
4th /5th /6th: 500 US dollars cash, certificate
The winner of the Open Group will have a recital tour in six cities in China, sponsored by GCC organizing committee.
2. Youth Group
1st Prize: RMB5,000 cash, certificate
2nd Prize: RMB3,000 cash, certificate
3rd Prize: RMB1,000 cash, certificate
4th /5th / 6th: certificate
3. Children Group A
1st Prize: RMB3,000 cash, certificate
2nd Prize: RMB2,000 cash, certificate
3rd Prize: RMB1,000 cash, certificate
4th /5th / 6th: certificate
3. Children Group B
1st Prize: RMB3,000 cash, certificate
2nd Prize: RMB2,000 cash, certificate
3rd Prize: RMB1,000 cash, certificate
4 th/5 th/ 6 th: certificate
 
Note:Tax should be paid by the prize winners.
 
PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
1. Open Group
 •  Preliminary Round (total time within 15mins)
Required piece: One piece from baroque period.
Free choice pieces: One or more pieces other than baroque period.
 •   Final Round
Required piece: Bagatelles with Fantasies(Download), by Steven Goss, to commemorate the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, commissioned by GCC committee. This will be sent to all competitors in the open group, upon registration.
Free choice pieces: elapsed time within 25 mins (for the free choice pieces only, including any tuning and space between the free choice pieces). One or more pieces by different composers. The piece(s) played in the preliminary round cannot be repeated in this round, but the composer(s) can be repeated.
Note: No limits to age or nationality. Competitors should offer the scores (PDF) by sending email to gcc@guitar.org.cn. The previous open group winners are not eligible to enter the same group they previously won.
2. Youth Group
 •  Preliminary Round
Free choice pieces: total time within 8mins, one or more pieces by different composers.
 •  Final Round
Free choice pieces: total time within 12mins, one or more pieces by different composers. The piece(s) played in the preliminary round cannot be repeated in this round, but the composer(s) can be repeated.
Note: Only for Chinese competitors, age 12-15. The previous youth group winners are not eligible to the same group.
3. Children Group A/B
 •  Preliminary Round of Group A
Free choice pieces: total time within 5mins, one or more pieces by different composers.
Note: Only for Chinese competitors, age 9-11.
 •  Preliminary Round of Group B
Free choice pieces: total time within 5mins, one or more pieces by different composers.
Note: Only for Chinese competitors, 9 years old and under.
 •  Final Round of Group A/B
Free choice pieces: total time within 8mins, one or more pieces by different composers. The piece(s) played in the preliminary round cannot be repeated in this round, but the composer(s) can be repeated.
Note: The previous youth group winners are not eligible to the same group.
 


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