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    In this very first edition of our GML International Piano and Strings Competition 2022 we are looking forward to welcoming participants from all over the world. Our aim is to provide a platform for young performers and performers to showcase their musical talents. Our panel of professional adjudicators are here to encourage and give advice to performers who want to take their playing to the next level. The adjudicators will be looking for performers that not only perform and communicate their music well, but also show individuality and creativity in both their performance and choice of repertoire. Details of the competition are below. Please read the rules carefully before applying.

     

     1. Categories

    The competition will be divided into 5 main categories for each instrument group:

     

    A.  Pre-Junior: Age 5-12

        A1. Piano
        A2. Violin
        A3. Viola
        A4. Cello

      • Performers aged 5-12 on 15th August 2022


    B.  Junior (Amateur): Age 13-17

        B1. Piano
        B2. Violin
        B3. Viola
        B4. Cello

      • Performers aged 13-17 on 15th August 2022
      • Performers must NOT be enrolled full-time at a specialist music school 


    C.  Senior (Amateur): Age 18+

    C1. Piano
    C2. Violin
    C3. Viola
    C4. Cello

      • Performers aged 18 and above on 15th August 2022
      • Performers must NOT be studying at a higher education music course or are earning their main income through music


    D.  Junior (Professional): Age 13-17

    D1. Piano
    D2. Violin
    D3. Viola
    D4. Cello

      • Performers aged 13-17 on 15th August 2022
      • Performers must be enrolled at a specialist music school (e.g. Junior Conservatoire)


    E. 
    Senior (Professional): Age 18+

    E1. Piano
    E2. Violin
    E3. Viola
    E4. Cello

      • Performers aged 18 and above on 15th August 2022
      • Performers are either studying at a higher education music course or are earning their main income through music.

     

     2. Requirements

    • Preliminary Round

    A.  Pre-Junior: Up to 5 minutes of selected movement(s)/work(s) from the Final Round.
    B.  Junior (Amateur): Up to 5 minutes of selected movement(s)/work(s) from the Final Round.
    C.  Senior (Amateur): Up to
    10 minutes of selected movement(s)/work(s) from the Final Round.
    D.  Junior (Professional): Up to
    7 minutes of selected movement(s)/work(s) from the Final Round.
    E.  Senior (Professional):
    Up to 12 minutes
    of selected movement(s)/work(s) from the Final Round.

    • Final Round

    A.  Pre-Junior: Up to 8 minutes of selected work(s) of candidate’s choice.
    B.  Junior (Amateur): Up to 10 minutes of selected work(s) of candidate’s choice.
    C.  Senior (Amateur): Up to
    20 minutes of selected work(s) of candidate’s choice.
    D.  Junior (Professional):
    15-20 minutes programme that consist of at least two contrasting movements/pieces. Entire works are encouraged.
    E.  Senior (Professional):
    25-30 minutes programme that consist of at least two contrasting movements/pieces. Entire works are encouraged.

     

     3. Rules

    Please download and read the GML-IPSC-Rules-2022 carefully.

     

     4. Cost & Payment

    Entry fees:

    A.  Pre-Junior: £40
    B.  Junior (Amateur):
    £40

    C.  Senior (Amateur): £50
    D.  Junior (Professional): £60
    E.  Senior (Professional): £80

    All competitors are required to pay the corresponding entry fee, and the fee must be paid when submitting the entry form below.

     

     5. Prizes & Awards

    A./ B./ C.  Pre-Junior /Junior / Senior (Amateur):

      • Trophies will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prize winners
      • All finalists will be awarded a certificate
      • All finalists are invited to a virtual group masterclass session given by the adjudicator of the corresponding instrumental group

    D. Junior (Professional):

      • 1st prize – cash prize of £200
      • 2nd prize – cash prize of £100
      • 3rd prize – cash prize of £50
      • Trophies will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prize winners
      • All finalists will be awarded a certificate
      • All finalists are invited to a virtual group masterclass session given by the adjudicator of the corresponding instrumental group

    E. Senior (Professional):

      • 1st prize – cash prize of £300
      • 2nd prize – cash prize of £150
      • 3rd prize – cash prize of £75
      • Trophies will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prize winners
      • All finalists will be awarded a certificate
      • All finalists are invited to a virtual group masterclass session given by the adjudicator of the corresponding instrumental group.

    Special Prizes

      • British Music Prize (BMP)* will be adjudicated by competition Chair Julian Lloyd Webber. A maximum of 2 competitors will be selected from each category across all instrumental groups to receive the BMP.
      • Audience Prize will be awarded to one competitor from each category in each instrumental group with the highest number of votes during the voting session

    *If you wish to be considered for the British Music Prize, at least one piece or movement by a British composer must be included in your performance video. Please indicate your intention of being considered for the BMP in the details/information section in your video submission. Please download GML-IPSC-BMP-Info for full details of the BMP.

     

     6. Virtual Group Masterclass

    After the competition, each judge will give a group masterclass to their corresponding category, providing detailed feedback for each finalist and give appropriate demonstration in the class. Details and dates of the masterclass will be announced later. 

     

     7. Key Dates

      • 28th July 2022: Application deadline and preliminary round video submission for all categories
      • 1st August 2022: Preliminary round announcement
      • 7th August 2022: Final round video submission
      • 15th August 2022: Final round videos release for public on YouTube and Tencent Video
      • 16th August 2022: Final round announcement
      • August/September 2022: Online Group Masterclass, date TBC

     

     8. Adjudicators

    1.  Piano: Daniel Browell
    2.  Violin: Oliver Wille
    3.  Viola: Louise Lansdown
    4.  Cello: Jiaxin Lloyd Webber
    5.  Cello: Jiwu Li
    6.  Chairperson: Julian Lloyd Webber