Golden Peony International Music Competition

 

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The Golden Peony International Music Competition is a celebration of entwining Chinese and American culture that seeks to promote Chinese traditional art forms and find the most talented performers of Chinese and western classical music.

The Music Competition is co-hosted by the Chinese-American Family Coalition, a local non-profit organization, and the Beijing Municipal Ethnic Education Society. The Competition also receive support from the Central Conservatory of Music of China.

The individual categories of this competition include solo, trio, and ensemble acts and will feature players of both Chinese and western instruments, with a focus on traditional Chinese instruments. This innovative mixing of Western and Chinese music styles provides a perfect opportunity for performers of all ages to compete, perform, and communicate while revealing their talents to the world.

The Competition is an internationally significant event that will feature many well-known music industry experts and judges. Throughout the Competition, performers will have access to international experts, teachers, and reviewers who will guide and improve the player’s professional artistic standards and playing ability.

Organizer    Chinese-American Family Coalition (CAFC),

Beijing Municipal Ethnic Education Society

The competition also receives tremendous support from the Central Conservatory of Music of China.

Honorary Chairman of the Competition:  Hongmei Yu 于红梅

Professor and Director of Folk Music Department in Central Conservatory of Music, Famous Chinese instrument Erhu performer, Educator

Chairman of the competition Jury:  Meng Li 李萌

Professor of the Central Conservatory of Music, Famous Chinese instrument Guzheng performer, Educator

Vice Chairman of the competition Jury:  Ke Xue 薛克 Shan Zhang 张珊

Ke Xue, Professor of the Central Conservatory of Music, Famous Chinese instrument Guzheng performer, Educator

Shan Zhang, Professor of the Central Conservatory of Music, Famous Chinese instrument Guzheng performer, Educator

Judges

Many prestigious music theorists, composers and artists of Chinese music have formed the artistic committee and will be directing the competition for its jury selection and standards and other tasks.

From China

  • Wei Ji 吉炜

中国著名古筝演奏家,中央音乐学院古筝专业副教授,研究生导师。

Renowned Chinese Guzheng musician, Professor and postgraduate tutor of music at the Chinese Central Conservatory of Music (CCOM).

  • Mingming Qu 曲明明

古筝专业讲师,陕西省民族管弦乐协会理事,陕西省音乐家协会理事。西安音乐学院秦筝艺术团声部指导。

Guzheng lecturer, member from Shanxi Province Orchestral Association & Musician Association, Xi’an Conservatory of Music Troupe tutor.

  • Peng Xie 谢鹏

青年作曲家,中央音乐学院教师。

Composer, lecturer from Central Conservatory of Music (CCOM).

  • Meng Li 李萌

著名演奏家,中央音乐学院教授,《中国古筝艺术》刊物编委。

Well known Guzheng virtuoso, Professor of Central Conservatory of Music (CCOM), member of Chinese musicians Association, member of “Chinese Guzheng Art” journal editorial board.

  • Jing Lu 陆晶

青年古筝演奏家,四川音乐学院民乐系古筝专业讲师,中国民族管弦乐学会古筝专业委员会会员,四川省音乐家协会会员。

Youth Guzheng virtuoso, folk music department lecturer from Sichuan Conservatory of Music, member of Expert Committee in China National Orchestra Society and Sichuan Province Musician Association.

  • Yang Yang 杨阳

青年男高音歌唱家,西安音乐学院声乐教师,贵州师范大学音乐学院特聘教授。

China Central Opera House tenor, lecturer from Xi’an Conservatory of Music, distinguished professor from Guizhou Normal University Music College.

  • Ke Xue 薛克

二胡演奏家,中央音乐学院教授、硕士生导师、中国音乐家协会会员、中国音协二胡学会常务理事。

Erhu virtuoso, professor of Central Conservatory of Music, member of Chinese musicians Association, and the executive director of Chinese Erhu Music Association.

From USA

  • Beatrice Long

Pianist (www.beatricelong.net), Beatrice Long has gained a reputation as one of the leading performers of her generation. For more than two decades, her recitals and concerts have received international acclaim.

  • Tao Li

PhD, Music Composition and Music Theory. American-Chinese pianist, piano educationist, composer, music theorist and music critics graduated from Shanghai Conservatory of Music and The Juilliard School. Li Tao’s music talent was recognized by the major media in the United States and awarded with the honor of “outstanding talents with extraordinary capabilities”.

  • Jin Ho Hwang

Tenor, Mr. Hwang completed his Master’s Degree from the Manhattan School of Music in 2006. While in the Opera Studio he performed in the American premiere of Martinu’s Mirandolina, creating the role of the Fabrizio. Mr. Hwang has received the Lindley Incentive Award, Joseph McCrindle scholarship Award, the Manhattan school of music Merit Scholarship, and Yonsei University Alumni Association Scholarship. Additional He won William C. Byrd Young Artist Competition, Sun Valley Opera Competition, Second Prize in the Annapolis Opera Vocal Competition, Bel Canto Foundation Voice Competition and SOS Vera Scammon International Vocal Competition.

Date of Competition

  • August 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 2015

 

Application Procedure

  • A copy of valid ID
  • Registration form (Log on to www.cafc-us.org to down load the application form)
  • Registration fee: $125 for each participant. Payment can be made by cash or check:
  • Please make check payable to: CAFC
  • Send payment and form to:

Chinese American Family Coalition

120 Van Nostrand Ave Suite 202,

Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632

* No refund of fees if withdrawing from the competition due to personal reasons.

  • Application deadline: Wednesday, July 20, 2015.

 

Entrant Eligibility

  • 7 yrs old or above as of August 1st, 2015.

 

 

Competition Categories

 

  • Chinese traditional instruments

–       Plucked instruments

–       String instruments

–       Wind instruments

  • Western instruments

–       Piano

–       Violin

–       Vocal

–       Wind Instruments

 

 

Competition Groups

  • Group A: Professional Chinese traditional instrument (Maximum performance time: 6 minutes)
  • Junior (Aged 7-11), Youth (Aged 12-17), Adult (Aged 18 or above)
  • Group B: Professional western instrument (Maximum performance time: 6 minutes)
  • Junior (Aged 7-11), Youth (Aged 12-17), Adult (Aged 18 or above)
  • Group C: Non-professional Chinese traditional instrument (Maximum performance time: 5 minutes)
  • Junior (Aged 7-11), Youth (Aged 12-17), Adult (Aged 18 or above)
  • Group D: Non-professional western instrument (Maximum performance time: 5 minutes)
  • Junior (Aged 7-11), Youth (Aged 12-17), Adult (Aged 18 or above)

 

Awards

  • Golden Peony Gold Award * 1
  • Golden Peony Silver Award * 1
  • Golden Peony Bronze Award * 1
  • Golden Peony Merit and Special Award
  • Each participant will receive a certificate issued by the organizer.

 

* The competition organizing committee reserves all right to change the terms without prior notice

 

 

 

 

 

 

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