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The 4th International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians
2002-04-29


The 4th International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians
(18th-31st October 2002, Xiamen, China)

The ITCYM was the brainchild of the Association of Tchaikovsky Competition Stars (ATCS) founded in 1990 in Moscow. As an independent and highly respected competition in its own right, and as part of the International Tcahikovsky Music Competition, one of the four most prestigious international music competitions in the world, the ITCYM is dedicated to furthering the artistic development of young talented musicians around the globe.

The first three ITCYM were held in Moscow, Sendai, and St. Petersburg respectively. The 4th ITCYM, sponsored by the ATCS and Xiamen Municipal Government, will be held in Xiamen China, from the 18th – 31st October, 2002. Known as “Music Island”, Xiamen is home to a number of international renowned musicians such as Junqin Lin, Chengzong Yin, Feiping Xu. Xiamen Municipal Government attaches great importance to this 4th ITCYM,

The 4th ITCYM will cover three instruments, namely the piano, violin and cello. It is open to young musicians of any nationality born after the 18th October, 1985. Applicants from Russia and other European countries should apply through Moscow, while those from China (including Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau) and other countries should apply through Xiamen in China. Applicants will be selected to take part in the competition on the basis of the personal information and recordings --- either on video or on audio tape --- provided. No more than 40% of the contestants who take part in the first round in each section will go forward to the second round, and 6 contestants from each section will then go on to the final round. ACTS will recommend that the First, Second and Third Prize winners should be entitled to enter the next International Tchaikovsky Music Competition (for Adult) without going through the preliminary selection process.

The famous Chinese pianist Chengzong Yin will act as the President of the judging panel for the 4th ITCYM, while the Vice-President and the members of the panel will all be internationally renowned musicians, professors of music and winners of previous International Tchaikovsky Music Competitions.



 
     

 
Honorary Director:
HONG Yongshi Member of the CPC Standing Committee of Fujian Province, Secretary of Xiamen Municipal Party Committee
Consultants:
CHEN Xiaoguang Deputy Minister of Culture
Andrey Scherbak   President of the Association of Tchaikovsky Competition Stars (ACTS)
WANG Yaohua Vice Chairman of People’s Political Consultative Conference of Fujian, Chairman of the Chinese Musicians’ Association
CAI Wanghuai     Chairman of Xiamen People’s Political Consultative Conference
YIN Chengzong     Pianist, Chinese American
WANG Shiguang   Vice Chairman of the Chinese Musicians’ Association
Legal Adviser:
ZHANG Binsheng Vice Director of Xiamen People’s Congress
Director:
ZHU Yayan Deputy Governor of Fujian Province, Mayor of Xiamen
Deputy Director of the Standing Committee:
WU Fengzhang Deputy Secretary of Xiamen Municipal Party Committee
Vice Director:
HUANG Qizhang Director General of the Culture Department of Fujian
HONG Biling Member of the CPC Standing Committee of Xiamen,Director of Publicity Bureau of Xiamen
LIN Mingxin Vice Director of Xiamen People’s Congress
JIANG Shuxia Deputy Mayor of Xiamen
YU Ping Vice Director of the Department of Art of the Ministry of Culture
Members:
YU Zhenjie Director-General of the Culture Bureau of Xiamen
ZHU Yonghe Vice Director of the Office of Xiamen Municipal Party Committee
LUO Caifu Deputy Director of the Publicity Bureau of Xiamen Municipal Party Committee
WU Zhimin Assistant Inspector of the Office of Xiamen Municipal Government, Section Chief
GUO Hengming Secretary of Party Committee of Gulangyu District
CHEN Yudong Vice Director of the Office of Foreign Affairs of Xiamen
LI Xiaobin Vice Director General of the Bureau of Public Security of Xiamen
ZENG Bixin Director General of the Bureau of Broadcasting and Television of Xiamen
MAO Zhenya Chairman of the Association of Culture of Xiamen
CHEN Qing’er Vice Director of the Civil Engineering Administration Bureau of Xiamen
WU Chengrong Vice Director of the Tourist Agency of Xiamen
SHANGGUAN Jun Director the Propaganda Office of Foreign Affaires of Xiamen Municipal Party Committee
YAN Zhiqiang Vice Editor in Chief of Xiamen Daily
GAO Haoming Former Chief of the Teaching Section of the Education Dept of the Ministry of Culture
LI Tongzhi Director General of Xiamen Power Bureau
ZHENG Xiaoying Director of Xiamen Philharmonic Orchestra, Renowned Conductor
YANG Ming Professor and Dean of the Department of Piano of Central Conservatory of Music
YUAN Rongchang Chairman of the Association of Music of Xiamen
Secretary General
LUO Caifu Deputy Director of the Publicity Bureau of Xiamen Municipal Party Committee
YU Zhenjie Director General of the Culture Bureau of Xiamen
Vice Secretary General:
YE Zhihua Deputy Director of the Culture Bureau of Xiamen
CHEN Yuanlin Vice Chairman of the Association of Culture of Xiamen
LIN Ruxun Chief of the Culture Section of the Publicity Bureau of Xiamen Municipal Party Committee
HUANG Qingwei Chief of the Art Section of the Culture Bureau of Xiamen
 
LUO Caifu will act as the director of the Office of the Organizing Committee. There are four sections under the Organizing Committee in charge of the following affaires:
Secretarial Service: file drafting and management, translation
Publicity Team: news reporting, publicity affairs
Meeting Service: contacting, application issues and competition organizing
Logistic Service: guests receiving, property keeping, fundraising
 
Note: ZHAO Daxin, the General Manager of China Disc Company and QIU Zhijian, the Chief Accountant of Fujian Provincial Power Co., Ltd will be Vice Directors of the Organizing Committee upon further discussion.

 
Address: Xiamen Organizers Committee2 Gong Yuan Nan LuXiamen, Fujian Province, People’s Republic of ChinaTelephone:(0086) 592 2015785Fax: (0086) 592 2015795Postal code: 361003E-Mail:dweihong@public.xm.fj.cn



 
   
 
 
To all the young musicians from around the globe:The 4th International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians is to be held in Xiamen, China, October, 2002. Xiamen is a beautiful garden city on the southeast coast of China. The people are most hospitable. Its outstanding music traditions have earned Xiamen the title of ‘the Cradle for Musicians’. On behalf of all of the people in Xiamen and myself, I would like to extend my most sincere invitation and warmest welcome to all of the young musicians from around the globe. The Xiamen Municipal Government and the Organizing Committee of the Competition will do their utmost to provide the best facilities and service during the Competition, making it a most enjoyable experience for all the contestants.    Yayan ZHUDeputy Governor of Fujian ProvinceMayor of XiamenChairman of The Organizing Committee for the 4th International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians15th October, 2001  

 
Address: Xiamen Organizers Committee2 Gong Yuan Nan LuXiamen, Fujian Province, People’s Republic of ChinaTelephone:(0086) 592 2015785Fax: (0086) 592 2015795Postal code: 361003E-Mail:dweihong@public.xm.fj.cn



 
         
Ladies and gentlemen, officials from the Association of Tchaikovsky Competition Stars in Moscow, officials from China’s Culture Ministry, officials from Xiamen Municipal Government, music professionals, friends from the media, and other guests:Good morning!Today, on behalf of the Xiamen Municipal Government, I hereby announce with great pleasure that the 4th International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians (ITCYM) will be held in our city, from October 18th to 31st in the year 2002.This event, co-sponsored by the Association of Tchaikovsky Competition Stars (ATCS) and the Xiamen Municipal Government, follows the first three held in Moscow, Sendai and St. Petersburg, respectively. It is the first time that China will host a competition of this kind. Xiamen boasts an outstanding music tradition and achievements, as well as a beautiful environment. I wish to avail myself of this opportunity to promise, on behalf of the Xiamen Municipal Government, that Xiamen will do its utmost to be a good host to this great music event that is highly regarded worldwide. We will do our best to ensure that the competition will be an enjoyable and personally enriching experience for the young musicians from every corner of the world.Located on the southeast coast of China, Xiamen is famous for it scenic beauty, and is one of the country’s four Special Economic Zones, where opening up to the outside world was initiated. Its charming landscape and year-round spring-like climate have earned Xiamen the title of "the Garden on the Sea." It covers an area of 1,565 square kilometers, with a population of 1.31 million.In addition to its booming economy and beautiful scenery, Xiamen is rich in its music tradition and is known as "the City of Music." The southern tradition in music, which dates back to the Southern and Northern Dynasties (420 AD -- 581 AD) and is claimed as a "living music fossil" globally, is well preserved in Xiamen. Many performances of this Chinese traditional music abroad by the Xiamen Southern "Nan Yin" Music Societies and other groups have received high praise from experts in Europe, America and Southeast Asia.Western music, particularly piano music, reached Xiamen in the mid-19th century. It first became popular on Gulangyu Islet. As a result, Gulangyu has the highest ratio of pianos per person in China. Xiamen is blessed with a number of internationally renowned musicians, including LIN Jun-qin, ZHOU Shu’an , LI Jia-lu, YIN Cheng-zong, WU Tian-qiu, XU Fei-ping, XU Fei-xing, CHEN Zuo-huang, and YANG Ming. Since the founding of the People’s Republic of China, and particularly during the last two decades, western music has developed to become an indispensable part of Xiamen’s life. Piano and violin have become familiar in many homes in Xiamen, where quite a few children learn to play them, since their parents see this discipline as a means to mold their temperament and deepen their life experience. Therefore, I am able to tell young musicians from around the globe that they will certainly find many congenial friends and fans in Xiamen.Xiamen is also flourishing in its music education. It boasts a philharmonic orchestra, an opera and dance theater orchestra, the Xiamen Southern "Nan Yin" Music Societies, the Art Education College of Xiamen University, the Art Department in the Teachers College of Jimei University, and the Xiamen Music School. Staffed with highly qualified music professors, singers, and performers, these groups and institutions cultivate many brilliant music professionals who have scored remarkable achievements in competitions, either in China or abroad. The opera "Double Strategies" and the song and dance drama "Lady A Mei," produced by musicians in Xiamen, have received prestigious awards in China. The symphonic epic "Echo of (Hakka) Earth Buildings," composed by Liu Yuan and conducted by the renowned orchestra leader ZHENG Xiao-ying, won the gold medal of the first "Golden Bell Awards" for Chinese music. So far, there are two orchestras in Xiamen, the Xiamen Philharmonic Orchestra and the Xiamen Opera and Dance Theatre Orchestra. The former will be assigned the task of accompanying in the 4th Tchaikovsky Competition. These achievements have demonstrated that Xiamen is qualified to hold the international competition both practically and aesthetically. Some famous institutions like the Chinese Disc Company and the Xiamen Electrical Power Group will support the organizing committee to ensure a successful competition. The Xiamen Municipal Government is committed to doing its utmost to ensure a good living, training and competitive environment for all the contestants. Young musicians from around the globe, welcome to this warm and beautiful city to display your competence!On behalf of the Xiamen Municipal Government, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you for your presence at this conference, in the midst of pressing affairs. It is my sincere hope that through you, a warmhearted invitation from Xiamen will be sent to all the young musicians of the world. Thank you! 

 
Address: Xiamen Organizers Committee2 Gong Yuan Nan LuXiamen, Fujian Province, People’s Republic of ChinaTelephone:(0086) 592 2015785Fax: (0086) 592 2015795Postal code: 361003E-Mail:dweihong@public.xm.fj.cn

 
     

 
1. Introduction    1.1 The 4th International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians (hereinafter the           Competition) is sponsored by The Association of Tchaikovsky Competition Stars           (hereinafter the Association) and the Xiamen Association of International Cultural           Exchanges, and organized by the Xiamen Organizing Committee of the 4th Tchaikovsky           International Music Competition for Young Musicians (hereinafter the Organizing           Committee).    1.2 The Association, founded in June 1990 in Moscow, is dedicated to furthering the artistic           development of talented young musicians through competitions. Officials include:           General Director, Andrey Scherbak;President, Victor Tretyakov; Vice-Presidents, Natalia           Shakhovskaya, Vladimir krainev, Maksim Fedotov, and Natalia Elasova.    1.3 The International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians, founded by the           Association, was held for the first time in Moscow in June 1992 as a new, independent          and prestigious competition. The 2nd and 3rd competitions were held, respectively in          Sendai, Japan, and St. Petersburg, Russia.    1.4 The 4th Competition will be held in Xiamen, the People’s Republic of China, October18-           31, 2002. The Organizing Committee will do its utmost to make the Competition an           enjoyable and personally enriching experience for the young musicians involved.           Prospective contestants from around the globe are welcomed and wished the very best            of luck.     1.5 The Jury President, Vice president and the Panel will be comprised of internationally          renowned musicians, music professors and winners of previous International          Tchaikovsky Music Competitions.    1.6 The Association will recommend that the First, Second and Third Prize winners be            entitled to enter the next International Tchaikovsky Music Competition without going            through the preliminary selection process. Such contestants, however, must meet that            competition's entrance requirements, e.g.,its age limits, and apply accordingly.    1.7 The official languages for the Competition are Chinese, Russian and English, with          Chinese considered the authoritative version.2. The Competition     2.1 The Competition is comprised of three sections: piano, violin and cello.    2.2 Six (6) prizes will be selected from each section. Prizes will never be divided among           two or more persons. The First, Second and Third Prize winners will be awarded the Title          of Laureate.         The First Prize winner will be awarded a cash prize of USD 3,000, a gold medal,          a diploma, and a trophy.           The Second Prize winner will be awarded a cash prize of USD 2,000, a silver medal,           and a diploma.          The Third Prize winner will be awarded a cash prize of USD 1,000, a bronze medal,           and a diploma.          The Fourth to the Sixth Prize winners will be awarded cash prizes of USD 500, USD 300          and USD 200, respectively, with diplomas.    2.3 The Competition is open to young musicians of any nationality born after October            18, 1985.    2.4 To qualify for admission to the Competition, applicants will be weighted according to            the personal information and audio and/or videotape recordings provided.    2.5 No more than 40% of the contestants who take part in the First Round in each section           will go forward to the Second Round, and six (6) contestants from each section will go            on to the Third (Final) Round.3. The Recommended RepertoirePiano Round 1: maximum 25 minutes                1) J.S. Bach -- one (1) Prelude and Fugue from the Well-Tempered Clavier, or two                     (2) from the Two-part Inventions                 2) Two (2) concert etudes                3) One (1) sonata by F. J. Haydn, W. A. Mozart, or L. Beethoven                4) P. Tchaikovsky -- One (1) piece of the participant’s choiceRound 2: maximum 30 minutes                1) P.Tchaikovsky -- One (1) or more pieces (15 minutes, maximum)                2) A Romantic piece                3) One (1) piece by a 20th Century composer Round 3: A Concerto for piano and orchestraViolinRound 1: maximum 25 minutes                 1) J. S. Bach -- Two (2) movements, one in fast and the other in slow tempo, of one                      (1) piece from the following list:                      Partita in E Major - I, II, III movements                     Partita in d Minor - I, II, III, IV movements                     Sonata in a Minor - III, IV movements                     Sonata in C Major - III, IV movements                     Sonata in g Minor - I, II movements or III, IV movements                 2) One (1) capriccio from the 24 by N. Paganini, or from Wieniawski’s Op. 10                 3) P. Tchaikovsky -- One (1) piece from the following list:                      Serenade Melancholique                      Scherzo                      Meditation                      Valse -- ScherzoRound 2: maximum 30 minutes                1) W.A. Mozart -- One (1) of the following sonatas                    K.301                    K.302                    K.303                    K.304                    K.305               2) One (1) piece by a 20th Century composer               3) One (1) virtuoso piece (20 minutes, maximum)               4) P.Tchaikovsky -- MelodyRound 3: A Concerto for violin and orchestraCello Round 1: maximum 25 minutes                 1) Any one (1) etude from the following list:                     F.Grützmacher C Major  Op.38 No.1                      F.Grützmacher E Major  Op.38 No.9                      D. Popper F Major  Op.73 No.6                      D. Popper E flat Major  Op.73 No. 9                      D. Popper C Major  Op.73 No.17                      A. Noelck A Major  Op.32 No. 7                      A. Franchomme b Minor  Op.7 No.9                   2) One (1) lyric piece                  3) One (1) virtuoso pieceRound 2: maximum 30 minutes                 1) J. S. Bach - Prelude and Sarabande from any of the six (6) suites for solo cello                  2) One (1) sonata from the following list:                     A. Ariosti e Minor                      G. Sammartini G Major                      F. Francoeur E Major                      G.Valentini E Major                       J. B. Bréval G Major                       P. Locatelli D Major                       L. Boccherini Six (6) sonatas (any one)                  3) One (1) piece by a 20th Century composer, or one (1) nocturne by                        P.T. chaikovsky (10 minutes, maximum )Round 3: A Concerto for cello and orchestra4. ApplicationRequirements    4.1 Applications open on October 17, 2001, and end on May 17, 2002.    4.2 Application fee (non refundable): USD 60.00 (sixty US dollars) or RMB 500.00           (five hundred yuan).    4.3 Applications must include the following information:           4.3.1 A completed application form (see attached).          4.3.2 Photocopy of passport or identification document (ID) for proof of nationality and                    date of birth.          4.3.3 Three (3) glossy black and white photographs from the waist up, size 13x18 cm;                     and four (4) glossy black and white photographs from the waist up, size 3x4 cm,                     for a total of seven (7) photos. The photographs must be of sufficiently high quality                     to be reproduced in the Competition’s programme and must have been taken                     within the last year.          4.3.4 A brief biographical profile in curriculum vitae form, with supporting documents,                     programmes, brochures (if any), and at least two (2) letters of recommendation                      from teachers.     4.4 To qualify for admission to the Competition, contestants must send audio and/or           videotape recordings of the following required repertoire. In a written listing of the            repertoire, the contestant should identify the composer, complete title, key, playing             time, and edition of each piece. The required repertoire for recordingsPiano (maximum 25 minutes)           1) J.S. Bach -- One (1) Prelude and Fugue from the Well-Tempered Clavier,                or two (2) from the Two-part Inventions            2) One (1) concert etude           3) The first movement of a sonata by F. J. Haydn, W. A. Mozart or L. Beethoven           4) P.Tchaikovsky -- One (1) piece of the participant’s choice           5) A Romantic pieceViolin (maximum 25 minutes)         4) J. S. Bach - Two (2) movements, one in fast and the other in slow tempo, of one (1)             piece from the following list:              Partita in E Major - I, II, III movements             Partita in d Minor - I, II, III, IV movements             Sonata in a Minor - III, IV movements             Sonata in C Major - III, IV movements             Sonata in g Minor - I, II movements, or III, IV movements        5) One (1) capriccio from the 24 by Paganini, or from Wieniawski’s Op. 10        6) P.Tchaikovsky -- One (1) piece from the following works:           Serenade Melancholique           Scherzo           Meditation           Valse – ScherzoCello (maximum 25 minutes):      1) One (1) etude from the following list:         F.Grützmacher C Major Op.38 No.1          F.Grützmacher E Major Op.38 No.9          D. Popper F Major Op.73 No.6          D. Popper E flat Major Op.73 No.9          D. Popper C Major Op.73 No.17          A. Noelck A Major Op.32 No. 7          A.Franchomme b Minor Op.7 No.9       2) One (1) lyric piece      3) One (1) virtuoso piece5. Where to Apply?    5.1 Applicants from Russia and other European countries will apply in Moscow, Russia, to:           Address: Merzlyakovsky per., 11                           Head Committee of the International Tchaikovsky Competition                            for Young Musicians                           Moscow, Russia          Postal code:121069         Telephone:7-095-252-39-91          Fax:7-095-252-39-91         E-mail: info@tchaikovsky.org.ru         Http://www.tchaikovsky.org.ru          Bank: SABRRUMMO11         SAVINGS BANK OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION         (OPERATION DEPAPTMENT)         MOSCOW, RUSSIA         Account number (for direct deposit): 42301840400020008689    5.2 Applicants from China (including Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan) and other countries           will apply in Xiamen, the People’s Republic of China, to:          Address: Xiamen Organizers Committee  2 Gong Yuan Nan Lu                           Xiamen, Fujian Province, People’s Republic of China           Postal code: 361003           Telephone:(0086) 592 2015785            Fax: (0086) 592 2015795            E-mail: dweihong@public.xm.fj.cn            Http://www.caixm.com           Bank:BANK OF CHINA XIAMEN BRANCH GONG YUAN OFFICE           Account Number (for direct deposit): 435016136080910016. Schedule for the Competition    6.1 Notification of admission status will be sent to the applicants no later than July 1, 2002.    6.2 Contestants should arrive in Xiamen, the People’s Republic of China, on October           16-17, 2002, for registration.    6.3 The opening ceremony and opening concert will be held on October18, 2002. The order            of presentation by contestants will be determined by random drawing prior to the First           Round of competition. Each contestant will be given 15 minutes to rehearse in the           Competition hall prior to the First Round.     6.4 The Competition will be held October 19-29, 2002. In the First and Second Rounds of           the violin and cello sections, contestants will perform with piano accompaniment. In the          Third Round (Final), contestants will perform with an orchestra.    6.5 The Closing Ceremony, the Awards Ceremony and the Gala Concerts by the prize           winners will be held on October 31, 2002.7. Information for Contestants    7.1 In principle, changes to the proposed repertoire, as specified in Section 3 of these          application materials, will not be accepted. Should there be any requests for change, the          Organizing Committee should be notified before July 15, 2002.    7.2 The Organizing Committee will provide highly qualified piano accompaniment in the            violin and cello sections during the First and Second Rounds of the Competition. The          contestants are to provide musical scores for the piano accompanists.    7.3 All works with orchestra should be performed in their original key. Only if available in a          published edition will alternate keys be permitted.    7.4 No electronic transpositions are allowed.    7.5 If for any unforeseen reason the repertoire submitted by a contestant cannot be            performed with the orchestra, the contestant will be notified and requested to substitute          another work and must inform the Organizing Committee of the change immediately.     7.6 Contestants are not to make public comments with the media or any other entities. They          should also waive all claims and fees for any broadcast of their Competition          performances, whether live or recorded, or for any television appearances requested in          connection with the Competition.    7.7 The decisions of the Jury at each stage of the Competition are final and are not subject to           question, review, or appeal.    7.8 All contestants must be ready to accept any changes in their assigned time due to          objective reasons.    7.9 The Organizing Committee may designate other special prizes for the contestants.    7.10 Winners of the Competition must take part in the Gala Concerts, unconditionally.    7.11 Winners of the Competition must perform in a concert tour in China, Russia, or other             countries that will be organized by the Organizing Committee within 12 months after the             Competition.    7.12 Participation in the Competition means full agreement with the above rules and             conditions.8. Travel and accommodation    8.1 Contestants must be prepared to travel to and from the People’s Republic of China at           their own expense. The Organizing Committee will cover the following expenses:           8.1.1 Economy return flight tickets to Xiamen from Beijing, Shanghai or Guangzhou by                      Xiamen Airlines for all contestants.           8.1.2  50% of the economy return flight tickets for the journey to China will be reimbursed                      for contestants entering the Second Round.           8.1.3 Economy return flight tickets to China will be fully reimbursed for all finalists.    8.2 Domestic transportation expenses related to the Competition will be borne by the           Organizing Committee.     8.3 The Organizing Committee will provide each contestant with hotel accommodation and           breakfast from October 16/17 to the third morning after the contestant completes his/her           competition.    8.4 In the event that a contestant attends the Competition with a private piano accompanist,           parents, and/or friends, it is the contestant's responsibility to arrange lodging and           transportation for those persons. Such expenses will be fully assumed by the contestant           and/or those additional persons. Without offering any guarantees, the Organizing           Committee, upon request, will provide assistance in locating accommodations.  
 



Address: Xiamen Organizers Committee2 Gong Yuan Nan LuXiamen, Fujian Province, People’s Republic of ChinaTelephone:(0086) 592 2015785Fax: (0086) 592 2015795Postal code: 361003E-Mail:dweihong@public.xm.fj.cn

     


 
(The application form should be sent by E-mail with an attachment via Microsoft Outlook Express.  Please install the software needed before filling in it, or click here to download the form.)





Surnames or Family Names:
Second Name (s):
   
sex: Speciality:
Date of Birth: Nationality: Place of Birth:
Passport, or ID   Number: Authority/place   of issue: Date passport  was   issued:
Date passport   expires: Permanent: Currrent    Address:
Telephone: Fax: E-Mail:
Number and sex of accompanying    family or friends :
Request for lodging assistance? Yes No    
Private Piano Accompanist? Yes No    
 
   
       
□ Schools and dates attended: □ Teachers and dates of study:

 
□ Awards and dates received: □ Competition prizes:(Name of   Competition 、Date、 Venue 、   Prize)

     
□ Important concerts, broadcasting or TV appearances, albums/published recordings:




   
First Round:
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Key: Playing Time:    
   
Second Round:
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Third Round (Final):
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   At least two (2) recommendation letters are required and must be included in sealedenvelopes with this application. Please list those who will recommend you below.
 
1  Name: Contace   address:
Telephone: Fax: E-Mail:
   
2  Name: Contace   address:
Telephone: Fax: E-Mail:
   
 
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   I hearby certify that I will fully abide by the rules and regulations of the Competition and that all documents and information provided here are true and correct.    
     
   


Address: Xiamen Organizers Committee2 Gong Yuan Nan LuXiamen, Fujian Province, People’s Republic of ChinaTelephone:(0086) 592 2015785Fax: (0086) 592 2015795Postal code: 361003E-Mail:dweihong@public.xm.fj.cn  




 
     
Date: November 19, 2001For release: IMMEDIATELYContacts: Xiamen Organizing Committee2 Gong Yuan Nan LuXiamen, Fujian Province 361003People’s Republic of ChinaPhone: (86-592) 201-5795Fax: (86-592) 201-5785E-mail: dweihong@public.xm.fj.cnhttp://www.caixm.comThe 4th International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians (ITCYM) was approved by the Ministry of Culture of the People’s Republic of China and is to be held in Xiamen, China, October 18-31, 2002.The ITCYM was the brainchild of the Association of Tchaikovsky Competition Stars (ATCS), which was founded in 1990 in Moscow. As an independent and highly respected competition in its own right, and as part of the International Tchaikovsky Music Competition, one of the four most prestigious international music competitions in the world, the ITCYM is dedicated to furthering the artistic development of young talented musicians around the globe.The 1st ITCYM was held in Moscow, Russia, in June 1992, the 2nd and 3rd in Sendai, Japan, and St. Petersburg, Russia, respectively. The 4th ITCYM, sponsored by the ATCS and the Xiamen Municipal Government.Xiamen is situated on the southeast coast of China and is a popular tourist destination known as "the Garden on the Sea." The city has a pleasant climate, beautiful landscaping, numerous scenic spots and historic sites. Xiamen is also known for being one of China’s five Special Economic Zones, where opening-up to the outside world was initiated. Xiamen has become an important foreign trade port, ranking among the top ten ports in China and 52nd worldwide. It enjoys the provincial level of power in economic management and also the power of local legislation. It has an area of 1,516 square kilometers, with a population of 1.31 million. Owing to its superior geographical location, preferential investment policy and sound investment environment, Xiamen SEZ has showed healthy momentum in economic growth. The annual average GDP is growing at 18.4%, with per capita GDP reaching USD 4,500. Western music, particularly piano music, was introduced in Xiamen in the mid-19th century, where it first became popular on Gulangyu Islet. As a result, Gulangyu Islet has the highest ratio of pianos per person in China. Gulangyu is home to a number of internationally renowned musicians, including Lin Jun-qin, Zhou Shu’an, Li Jia-lu, Yin Cheng-zong, Wu Tian-qiu, Xu Fei-ping, Xu Fei-xing, Chen Zuo-huang and Yang Ming. Xiamen’s outstanding music tradition and achievements have earned Gulangyu the titles of "Music Island" and "Piano Island."Since the founding of the People’s Republic of China, and particularly during the last two decades under reform and opening up, music in Xiamen has continued to develop and progress. The Xiamen Philharmonic Orchestra, founded by the famous conductor Zheng Xiao-ying, has brought fame to Xiamen from both inside and outside Fujian Province, through its frequent public performances. Other local professional music groups and institutions include the Xiamen Opera and Dance Theater Orchestra, Xiamen Southern "Nan Yin" Music Societies, the Art Education College of Xiamen University, the Art Department in the Teachers College of Jimei University, and Xiamen Music School. These groups and institutions are staffed with highly qualified music professors, singers, and performers.Outstanding achievements have been made in local music education, with young musicians constantly being selected to go on to Beijing, Shanghai and outside of China to further their careers. Xiamen’s music tradition and accomplishments have drawn attention in music circles at home and abroad. The Xiamen Committee of the Communist Party of China and the Xiamen Municipal Government are doing all they can to develop Xiamen into a centre for art, education and science.The 4th ITCYM will include three instruments, namely the piano, violin and cello. It is open to young musicians of any nationality born after October 18, 1985. Applicants from Russia and other European countries should apply through Moscow, while those from China (including Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau) and other countries should apply through Xiamen. Applications were opened on October 17, 2001 and close on May 17, 2002.Applicants will be selected to take part in the competition on the basis of personal information and recordings, which they are required to provide either on video or audiotape. No more than 40% of the contestants who take part in the first round in each section will go forward to the second round, and six contestants from each section will then go on to the final round. ACTS will recommend that the First, Second and Third Prize winners be entitled to enter the next International Tchaikovsky Music Competition without going through the preliminary selection process.The President, Vice-President and other members of the judging panel all will be internationally renowned musicians, professors of music and winners of previous International Tchaikovsky Music Competitions. President of the panel for the 4th ITCYM will be the renowned Chinese pianist Yin Cheng-zong.The Xiamen Municipal Government attaches great importance to this 4th ITCYM. Preparations are in full swing, and the Organizing Committee is doing its utmost to ensure that the competition will be an enjoyable and personally enriching experience for the young musicians involved. The Organizing Committee looks forward to hearing from prospective contestants from around the globe and wishes them all the very best of luck.    

 
Address: Xiamen Organizers Committee2 Gong Yuan Nan LuXiamen, Fujian Province, People’s Republic of ChinaTelephone:(0086) 592 2015785Fax: (0086) 592 2015795Postal code: 361003E-Mail:dweihong@public.xm.fj.cn



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