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October Event: First Chinese International Piano Competition

The Organization Committee of NTDTV Chinese International Piano Competition-

Mission

The Chinese International Piano Competition is one of a series of world music events sponsored by
New Tang Dynasty Television (NTDTV). Its purpose is to provide Chinese from around the world
with a platform to exchange Chinese and Western cultures and art.

Organizer

The Chinese International Piano Competition is sponsored by New Tang Dynasty Television
(NTDTV) and will be televised around the world through the satellite, cable and internet.

Panel of Judges

The Panel of Judges for the Chinese International Piano Competition will be composed of
professional veteran pianists and they will be responsible for judging the contestants’ performances.
The decisions of the Panel for all rounds shall be final.

Procedures and Competition Repertoire

  1. The Competition is divided into three rounds: Preliminaries, semi-finals, and finals.
    1) Preliminary pieces: Contestants may choose to play the 1st movement of any of Mozart
    Piano Sonatas (K331, K545 excluded). No repeat is needed.
    2) Semi-final pieces: Contestants may choose to play the 1st movement of any of
    Beethoven Piano Sonatas (Opus 49 No.2 excluded). No repeat is needed.
    3) Final pieces: Contestants may choose one piece from each of the following two
    composers.
    J.S. Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier Prelude & Fugue

    • NO.8 IN E-FLAT MINOR/D-SHARP MINOR BOOK I, BWV 853
    • NO.12 IN F-MINOR, BOOK I, BWV 857
    • NO.5 IN D-MAJOR BOOK II, BWV 874

    F. Chopin

    • BALLADE NO.1 IN G MINOR, OP.23
    • BALLADE NO.2 IN F MAJOR, OP.38
    • BALLADE NO.3 IN A-FLAT MAJOR, OP. 47
    • BALLADE NO.4 IN F MINOR, OP. 52
    • SONATA NO.1 IN C MINOR, OP.4-I. ALLEGRO MAESTOSO
    • SONATA NO.2 IN B-FLAT MINOR, OP.35- I. GRAVE DOPPIO MOVIMENTO
    • SONATA NO.3 IN B MINOR, OP.58-I. ALLEGRO MAESTOSO
  2. Contestants are required to play from memory.
  3. The Panel has the right to suspend the playing.

Eligibilities

  1. All students or teachers from professional performing arts academies and every pianist who has reached a professional level may sign up for the competition, provided they are 16 years of age or older.
  2. Only Chinese or Chinese descendents are accepted in this competition.
  3. Eligibility: The Panel of Judges will examine all application materials before mailing out the
    Invitations to the Chinese International Piano Competition to all eligible contestants, who will in
    turn obtain their visas and register with the Organization Committee.

Registration

  1. Date: As of March 21, 2008.
  2. Methods of Registration:
    1) Internet: http://piano.ntdtv.com
    2) Email: piano@globalcompetitions.org
    3) Hotlines: 1-646-736-2969 (English), 1-646-736-2988(Chinese)
    4) Fax: 1-212-918-3479
    5) Mail: P.O. Box 1434, Secaucus, NJ 07096-1434, U.S.A.
  3. Application package:
    1) The applicant should fill out and submit the forms for the Chinese International Piano
    Competition and a resume, both of which can be downloaded from the Competition’s
    website. Signature of guardian is required if applicant is under 18 years old.
    2) The applicant should provide two 1×1 inch color photos (digital photos preferred) and a
    copy of their valid ID.
    3) The above application materials should be sent to the Competition’s Organization
    Committee by registered express mail. All application materials will not be returned.
  4. A US$50 registration fee shall apply. We take cash, traveler’s check, or money order. Please
    make your check payable to New Tang Dynasty Television…….

Location

• Preliminaries in Taiwan
Ya-Yinh Building
National University of Tainan
Tainan, Taiwan
• Competitions in USA (Preliminaries, Semi-Finals, Finals & Award Ceremony)
The Town Hall Foundation
123 West 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036
U.S.A.

Date

1. Preliminaries in Taiwan will be held August 22nd through 23rd, 2008.

2. Competitions in USA will be held October 31st through November 2nd, 2008 according to the following schedule:

  • Wednesday, October 29th: Contestant Registration & Orientation
  • Thursday, October 30th: Rehearsal
  • Friday, October 31st: Preliminaries
  • Saturday, November 1st: Semi-finals
  • Sunday, November 2nd: Finals (including Award Ceremony)

Awards

  • One Gold Award (US$10,000)
  • One Silver Award (US$3,000)
  • One Bronze Award (US$1,000)
  • A number of outstanding performance award winners.

Accommodation and Transportation

  1. The Competition Organization Committee will recommend hotels in New York City for
    contestants and those accompanying them.
  2. Contestants and their entourage shall pay for their own accommodation and transportation.

Miscellaneous

  1. Upon registration, contestants acknowledge the validity of the Rules and Regulations for the
    Competition.
  2. Contestants must follow the arrangements by the Competition’s Organization Committee. The
    Committee has the right to revoke violators’ eligibilities and the prizes awarded.
  3. New Tang Dynasty Television is entitled to all copyrights of audio and video products made
    during the Competition.
  4. The Competition’s Organization Committee shall have the ultimate authority to interpret the
    Rules and Regulations for the Competition and have the right to make any changes to them as
    necessary.

~ Written by The Organization Committee of NTDTV Chinese International Piano Competition

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