The 3rd Singapore Guqin Arts Festival cum The 1st Singapore International Guqin Invitational Tournament
The 3rd Singapore Guqin Arts Festival cum The 1st Singapore International Guqin Invitational Tournament
31 May 2021
The 3rd Singapore Guqin Arts Festival
The Singapore Guqin Arts Festival, which was founded in 2017, has been successfully held twice in 2017 and 2019 respectively. The Festival has successively cooperated with the China Nationalities Orchestra Society and the Shanghai Musician Association, and has invited many contemporary Guqin maestro, scholars, academic and researchers such as Zhao Jiazhen, Dai Xiaolian, Zeng Chengwei, Li Fengyun, Wang Jianxin, Zhu Xi, Zhang Huaying, Huang Mei and Ni Shiyun, together with Zhang Jun, the “Prince of Kunqu Opera”, and Gao Bowen, the President of Shangihai Pingtan Troupe, to Singapore (the Lion City) to jointly present the Guqin music concerts, seminars and talks. So far, the festival was remarkably successful and has received enormous social attention. Also, the 2nd Singapore Guqin Arts Festival was incorporated as part of the 2019 1st Singapore Chinese Music Festival, known as “festival within festival”.
Building on the success of the 1st and 2nd Singapore Guqin Arts Festival, and our effort in developing and promoting the traditional Chinese culture, the 3rd Singapore Guqin Arts Festival will be held this year. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage around the world, this 3rd Singapore Guqin Arts Festival will be changed to an online event. In addition to inviting Professor Dai Xiaolian, the Vice President of the Guqin Professional Committee of the China Nationalities Orchestra Society, and Professor of Shanghai Conservatory of Music, we have also invited the International Chinese Musicians Coalition for the first time. Guqin professional such as Qiao Shan, the Vice Chairman of the International Chinese Musicians Coalition and President of Guqin Society; Yang Qing, the Vice President cum Secretary of the Guqin Professional Committee of the China Nationalities Orchestra Society; and Wang Peng, the founder of juntianfang; and many others, to jointly participate in this grand event with magnificent performance and Master forum via the virtual cloud network. In this forthcoming arts festival, along with the professional, junior, and ensemble categories, this Tournament also includes traditional and non-traditional open categories. The purpose is to not only inherit the traditional art of Guqin, and also at the same time, combine different eras of Guqin cultures so as to stimulate the creativity and vitality of the recent cultural era of Guqin art. Thus, closely interwoven with the Chinese culture and world values in this modern era. The prizes and awards are also enormously bountiful, including professional performance level Guqin and professional Guqin strings. The setup of the “Singapore Guqin Award” is in the hope that more outstanding local Guqin talents will be discovered through this competition and be able to display their magnificent talents to the public through the festival. I believe it will be one of the highlights of this arts festival.—— Founder of the Festival,
President of the Guqin Association of Singapore,
1.Singapore International Guqin Invitational Tournament (online)
2.Award-winning performances and Masters Concert (cloud recording)
3.Master class (online)
Things to Note: For more details, please refer to the follow-up notice
Entry Requirement线上参赛章程Orchestration OrganizersHosted by:
Singapore Chinese Music Federation,
Singapore China Cultural Centre,
and Guqin Association of SingaporeOrganized by: Singapore He Yue Zhai Pte Ltd and Jīn rì gǔqín (今⽇古琴) Co-organized by:
International Chinese Musicians Coalition Guqin Society,
Beijing Juntianfang Guqin Culture Arts Communication Co., Ltd,
Yuè shèng qín xián (乐圣琴弦),
and Yī jiǔ qín shè (⼀九琴社)Official Cooperative Social Media: Netease News (Singapore) and www.Huain.comPanel of Adjudicators
Chairman: Dr. Tay Teow Kiat (Singapore): President of the Singapore Chinese Music Federation
Vice Chairman: Dai Xiaolian (China): Professor of Shanghai Conservatory of Music, Vice President of Guqin Professional Committee of the China Nationalities Orchestra Society Qiao Shan (Canada): President of the Guqin instrument section of the International Chinese Musicians Coalition Yang Qing (China): Vice President cum Secretary of the Guqin Professional Committee of the China Nationalities Orchestra Society Wang Peng (China): Founder of juntianfang, Representative inheritor of the national intangible cultural heritage project of Guqin Art, Ng Teck Hing (Malaysia): Consultant of Malacca Guqin Art Association in Malaysia, Honorary President of Shantou Guqin Society Wu Xiaodan (Singapore): Vice President of Guqin Association of Singapore
Adjudicators (Names listed alphabetically in accordance with Surname): Cai Qunhui: National First-Class Performer, Representative inheritor of the Hangzhou intangible cultural heritage project of Zhejiang Guqin Art. Chen Yiwai: Council member of the Guqin Professional Committee of the China Nationalities Orchestra Society，Vice president of the Wuhan Guqin Research Association Gu Yongxiang: Standing director of the Guqin Professional Committee of the China Nationalities Orchestra Society, Representative provincial inheritor of the intangible cultural heritage project of Guqin Art in Liaoning province Guan Xiangping: Standing director of the Guqin Research Association of China Musical Instrument Association, President of Guqin Culture Research Association in Jilin City, Guan Heming: President of Yī jiǔ qín shè (⼀九琴社), President of Qin Cultural Center Hoh Chung Shih: Contemporary Guqin musician in Singapore，Chairman of Composers Society of Singapore Paul Cheong: Consultant of Guqin Association of Singapore, Founder of Singapore Yǎng xīn táng (养心堂) Jiang Yan: Representative inheritor of the Zhucheng School, President of Zhucheng Guqin Association Li Xuemei: Associate Professor of Sichuan Conservatory of Music, President of Chengdu Qingyang district Musicians Association Li Chen: Council member of Guqin Professional Committee of the China Nationalities Orchestra Society, Visiting Professor of Southwest University (School of Music) Lin Li: Standing director of Fujian Province Musicians Association, President of Guqin Art Professional Committee Lu Xiaozi: Guqin Teacher of Shanghai Conservatory of Music (Guqin professional), Council member of the Guqin Professional Committee of the China Nationalities Orchestra Society Luo Suli: President of the Guqin Research Association at Henan Province, President of Guqin Professional Committee of the Henan Provincial Nationalities Orchestral Society Liu Lu: President of Singapore Guqin Society, President of the Yanhuang Culture Researching Association (Singapore) Liu Yanzhong: Council member of the Guqin Professional Committee of the China Nationalities Orchestra Society, Vice president of the Yunnan Province Nationalities Orchestra Society Liang Yuzi: Standing director of the Guqin instrument section of the International Chinese Musicians Coalition Sun Zhi: Guqin Teacher of the Anhui Vocational College of Art, Council member of the Guqin Professional Committee of the China Nationalities Orchestra Society Sun Qian: Council member of the Guqin Professional Committee of Heilongjiang Music Association, President of the Mudanjiang Guqin Research Association Wu Ye：Associate Researcher of Central Conservatory of Music, Council member of the Chinese Kun Opera and Guqin Research Association Wei Wei: Associate Professor and Master Supervisor of the College of Music, Nanjing Arts Association, Council member of the Guqin Professional Committee of the China Nationalities Orchestra Society Wang Binqi: Council member of the Guqin instrument section of the International Chinese Musicians Coalition, Council member of the Guqin Professional Committee of the China Nationalities Orchestra Society Xu Bi: Young Guqin musician, Teacher of Shanghai Conservatory of Music, Assistant Researcher Yao Liang: Council member of the Guqin Professional Committee of the China Nationalities Orchestra Society, President of Shenzhen Chunfeng Guqin ClubEntry Requirement
Things to note：
Candidates can apply for both traditional and non-traditional groups or participate in the combined group competitions.
The repertoire for the final cannot be the same as the preliminary piece.
Registered members of the Guqin Association of Singapore are exempt from the registration fee for any group of the preliminary round.
Prizes and Awards
Things to note：
1. All prizes can be left vacant or adjusted, and the organizing committee reserves the right to revoke all awards and prizes of candidates who breach the rules and regulations of the competition. The Organiser also reserves the right to disqualify any candidates if any of the rules are not adhered to.
2. Outstanding award winners will have the opportunity to be invited to perform in the recording session of the 3rd Singapore Guqin Arts festival performance with the Adjudicators and Professionals at the Singapore China Cultural Centre in Singapore or Beijing Juntianfang (the organizing committee will bear the cost of accommodation. Award winners are responsible for their own transportation)
3. The postage of the prizes will be paid by the award winners
4. All the finalists will receive an award certificate.
5. The instructors of the “Gold with Excellence”, “Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards” and “Singapore Grand Awards” in each category will be awarded with the title of “Excellent Instructor” and certificates.
6. Evaluation will be based on a 100-point scale and the final score will be rounded up to 2 decimal points.
Rules and Regulation1. Candidate is to choose a self-recorded performance video and upload it to the designated platform within the specified date. The recording requires no editing or synthesizing throughout the entire recording process, and the pixels must be higher than 1080P. 2. The complete face, hands, and Guqin of the candidate must be captured in the video clearly. The recording environment must be quiet, with no noise interruption. The sound quality must be clear. 3. The requirements for the combined group are the same as in Sno 1. All performers must be on the scene at the same time, and no editing or splicing is allowed. 4. The standard for evaluation is divided into three parts: Timbre and Skills/Mastery, 40 points. Intonation and Rhythm/Tempo, 40 points. Expressiveness and Artistry, 20 points, totaling 100 points.5. Participants in each group can advance to the final if their average score exceeds 60 points. 6. The final scores of the finals are converted from the preliminary and final rounds at a percentage ratio of 3:7, and each group is ranked from the highest to the lowest. Things to Note：1. After registration, each candidate will get a corresponding serial number. When recording the video, at the start of the performance, candidates must show clearly and recite the serial number, category and repertoire.
2. Candidates must face the camera and perform the piece without pausing the video recording. Candidates are required to recite the piece title before the start of every piece, if applicable. Should there be a need to tune or change the instrument in between the pieces, candidates must not pause the recording.
3. If there is a need to tune the instrument or to change to another instrument, it must be done while the video is being recorded. The other instrument should be visible within the video while on stand-by.
4. Before the submission of video, candidates are to check their video before uploading to ensure that the file is not corrupted and the image and sound have been properly recorded. Candidates are to upload the video file in .Mov or .Mp4 format with the file name of “entry number”. For example: X-123. Candidates should only upload one video file, and are only allowed to upload the file once.
5. Candidates must not exceed the stated time limit (according to the category applied for). The Adjudicators have the right to stop viewing the part of the video that exceeds the allowable length of time. The timeout will not be used as a basis for grading evaluation.
6. Online voting is not involved and is not used as a basis for grading evaluation.
7. Candidates can decide whether to participate or not in the ” Best Popularity Awards ” due to the publication of the competition video Event TimingRegistration and preliminary recording: 1st June 2021 to 31st July 2021Preliminary Judging: The finalists will be announced in mid-AugustFinal recording: late AugustFinal Judging: Winners will be announced at the beginning of SeptemberThe recording session of “The 3rd Singapore Guqin Arts Festival Award-winning performances and Masters concerts”: 5th September at the Singapore China Cultural Centre in Singapore, 6th September at the Juntianfang in Beijing (北京“钧天坊”古琴基地).Online broadcast time: mid-SeptemberInstructions for RegistrationItems required
1. Registration procedure: fill in the electronic registration form in the registration link and pay the corresponding registration fee. Thereafter, candidates will receive the corresponding entry serial number via email. Candidates are to submit, before 31st July, the screenshots of the electronic registration form (participants under the age of 18 must provide guardianship information), electronic ID photo (pixels above 300dpi), scanned personal ID (passport, IC or ID card, etc., must fully display the candidate’s details like name, date of birth, nationality, etc.), together with the entry serial number and the video of repertoire piece to: email@example.com
2.The registration fee is non-refundable or non-transferable
Registration and Payment
Contact details of the festival and competition organizing committee:
The registration and payment website addresses are as follows: Fill in the registration form via the link below and make the payment online in RMB, or transfer SGD to the following account and email a screenshot of the payment to firstname.lastname@example.org Registration Form link: https://appemdnlayu6749.h5.xiaoeknow.com/mp/eyJpZCI6MTgzODMyOH0?entry=2&entry_type=2001 QR code for Registration Form▼▼▼Payment Method：He Yue Zhai Bank Transfer: DBS Current account: 072-010528-1Paynow to: UEN 201909466D
All participants are deemed to have agreed to these rules and regulations after registration, and the organizing committee has the final interpretation and decision rights of this competition. These decisions are final and not subject to reviews or appeals.