GASCA Japan Tokyo International Music Competition - Preliminary round
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Please pay the entry fee first, registration form will be sent to the registered email after payment is completed:

piano groupString groupWoodwind Section
$ 550.00

Preliminary Awards:

Champion, first runner-up and second runner-up (one for each group): Winners will receive an e-certificate and eligible to apply for a trophy.
Honorable Mention (85 points or above): Contestants who have achieved outstanding performance will receive a certificate and eligible to apply for a medal.
Merit Award (70 points or above):Contestants who have achieved outstanding performance will receive a certificate and eligible to apply for a medal.
Outstanding Teacher Award, Tokyo International Music Competition, Japan - Mentors of the top three winners in each group will be awarded a certificate and a trophy.
Japan Tokyo International Music Competition-Cultivation Excellence Silver Award: HK$250 cash prize, awarded to tutors who invite five or more students.
Japan Tokyo International Music Competition - Cultivation Excellence Gold Award: HK$500 cash prize, awarded to mentors who invite ten or more students.
Japan Tokyo International Music Competition - Education Award: The school/education center invites ten or more students to participate in each group of competitions, and they will receive a certificate and a trophy
Participation Award: All contestants will be issued an e-participation certificate.

*If the judges think that the participants in this group have not reached the award-winning level, no award ranking and prizes for this ranking will be awarded.

Final Prize:

Grand Prize (one) - HK$7800 ( HK$2300 Cash Prize and HK$5500 GASCA Video Masterclass 2023 Scholarship )

1th Prize(one)- HK$4600 ( HK$1600 Cash Prize and HK$3000 GASCA Video Masterclass 2023 Scholarship )

2nd Prize(one)- HK$2300 ( HK$780 Cash Prize and HK$1500 GASCA Video Masterclass 2023 Scholarship )

*All prizes are calculated in US dollars, the above exchange rate of Hong Kong dollars is for reference only, the exchange rate is 1 US dollar: 7.8 Hong Kong dollars 

Preliminary competition schedule:

第一輪初賽報名截止時間:2023年2月13日(星期一)23:59
第一輪初賽視頻上載截止時間:2023年2月14日(星期日)18:00
第一輪入圍決賽資格公佈:2023年2月23日(星期四)18:00
Final Venue: Shinjuku Cultural Center (Small Hall), Tokyo, Japan:2023年4月5日 (星期三) 09:00
* Participants are not limited to nationalities, and the cost of traveling to Tokyo, Japan must be borne by the participants themselves, please note*

Competition registration steps:

Entry fee:

Preliminary round: HK$550
Final: HK$1290

GASCA International Panel of Jury Member:

Rules & Regulations:

Photos from past games:

Other details of the competition:

Preliminary/final theme song

Feel free to choose any song.

You are free to apply for the same song or different songs during the preliminary and final rounds.

Instrument category

Piano Category: Piano
String instrument categories: violin, viola, cello, double bass, harp, classical guitar, erhu, etc.
Woodwind category: piccolo, flute, recorder, pan flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon
Competition category

GroupCategory

Date of Birth

Performance

Time

Time Limit

Early Childhood Group Aset

Kindergarten -

Group A

born in 2018

1st Jan - 31st Dec 2018

Within 1 minutes

1 min

Early Childhood Group Bset

Kindergarten- 

Group B

born in 2017

1st Jan - 31st Dec 2017

Within 1 minutes

1 min

Early Childhood Group Cset

Kindergarten-

Group C

born in 2016

1st Jan - 31st Dec 2016

Within 2 minutes

2 min

early groupDset

Junior-

Group D

Born in 2014-2015

1st Jan 2014 - 31st Dec 2015

Within 2 minutes

2 min

middle group- ANDset

Junior-

Group E

Born in 2012-2013

1st Jan 2012 - 31st Dec 2013

Within 3 minutes

3 min

high group Fset

Junior-

Group F

Born in 2010-2011

1st Jan 2010 - 31st Dec 2011

Within 3 minutes

3 min

Junior high school groupGset

Intermediate-

Group G

Born in 2007-2009

1st Jan 2007 - 31st Dec 2009

Within 4 minutes

4 min

high school groupHset

Intermediate-

Group H

Born in 2004-2006

1st Jan 2004 - 31st Dec 2006

Within 4 minutes

4 min

open groupJset

open-

Group J

Born in 2003 or before

Date of Birth Before : 31st Dec 2003

Within 5 minutes

5 min

Preliminary Rules

  • Entrants may use their own videos or work from other competitions, but the videos must have been shot after January 2022, 1.
  • Entrants are encouraged but not required to memorize their work.
  • Editing, special effects, or computer-edited productions are not permitted during recording.
  • Competitors must clearly record their entire performance and hand movements.If the judges cannot confirm whether the performance is performed directly by the contestant, the organizer reserves the right to require the contestant to resubmit the video or disqualify the contestant.
  • Competitors must not use inappropriate language or engage in obscene or indecent behavior during the competition.
  • Keep the camera still and don't shake or move it.
  • Competitors' clothing, hats, cosmetics, etc. will not be judged, but please participate in appropriate attire and grooming.
  • Contestants are strictly prohibited from declaring their age falsely.If an entrant's registration qualification is found to be inconsistent with the actual age, the entrant will be disqualified from the competition and the registration fee will not be refunded.

Final Rules

  • There is no dress code.
  • Feel free to choose any classical song.You can freely apply for the same song or different songs in the preliminary and final rounds.
  • The use of copied sheet music is prohibited. (Copies of originals are acceptable.)
  • Multiple songs can be played over a period of time.
  • Since there is only one piano on the playing field, a piano duet is not possible.
  • If you play an accompaniment piece in the finals, be sure to bring piano accompaniment.Contestants must arrange their own accompaniment and piano page turner.Ensembles with piano will also be judged.
  • For performances with piano accompaniment only the accompanist is late, and performances without piano accompaniment will also be accepted.
  • Participants must have all instruments ready.However, event organizers will provide a concert grand piano.
  • Please bring your own accessories (tuners, replacement strings, etc.).
  • If the set performance time is exceeded, a bell will ring to indicate the end of the performance.
  • Stop playback at that time.
  • After the show, please exit the wing of the stage and leave the building.We kindly ask for your cooperation and do not stay in the lobby.
  • Due to the impact of the novel coronavirus infection, the planned lobby may not be available.In this case, it will be held at another location designated by the company.Additionally, we may instruct you to use a video screening format if the event cannot be held at the venue (including other venues).See the music competition website for the latest information.
  • All rights relating to the recording, distribution and sale of performances, reviews, workshop recordings, recordings, etc., performed in the GASCA International Music Competition belong to the organizers.
  • Videos of performances, reviews and workshops of the GASCA International Music Competition may be posted online without prior notice.
  • Filming or recording during competitions is prohibited.
  • The date and time of the judging will be determined by the sponsor.
  • Additional reservations and cancellations will be posted on the organizer's website if required.
  • There is no parking lot.Please come by public transport.
  • Preschool children are not allowed in the halls.Also, if it is determined that a contestant will be disturbed by crying, etc., we may ask them to leave the room.
  • All travel and accommodation expenses are borne by the participants themselves.
  • No refunds will be given after application for any reason.

Scoring criteria:

Judges will assign scores based on the following criteria:
Technology (25%)
Technical Requirements for Completing the Track
Effective control of musical instruments
Music sense (25%)
Adequate sense of rhythm, appropriate and stable rhythm
Awareness and mastery of the layered and holistic sense of music
Achieve effective blending, contrast and balance
Personal style (25%)
Personal style, rich performance
unique, different
Clearly and vividly reflect the character and style of the performer
Acting Charm (25%)
Full performance and emotional engagement from start to finish
The music is persuasive and highlights the emotions of the performer
Stage performance awareness and control
Emotional expression in the performance, moving the audience through the overall performance
Competition Awards:

Each group: Champion, XNUMXst Runner-up and XNUMXrd Runner-up (one each): Contestants with corresponding points will be awarded a certificate and a trophy.

Honorable Mention (85 points or above): Awarded to the contestants who have achieved outstanding performance, with a certificate of award and a medal.

Merit Award (70 points or above): Awarded to the contestants who have achieved outstanding performance, and can receive a certificate and a medal.

Outstanding Teacher Award at the Tokyo Music Competition in Japan - The tutors of the top three winners in each group will receive an award certificate and a trophy.

Tokyo Music Competition in Japan - Silver Award for Educational Talents: Invite five or more students to receive a HK$250 bonus and a certificate.

Tokyo Music Competition in Japan - Gold Award for Educational Talents: If you invite ten or more students, you will receive a HK$500 bonus and a certificate.

Tokyo Music Competition - Education Award: Schools/education centers invite ten or more students to participate in each group of competitions, and they will receive a certificate and a trophy

Participation Award: All participants will receive an electronic participation certificate

If the judges believe that the contestants in this group have not reached the award-winning level, no award ranking and prizes for that ranking will be awarded.


Final Prize:

Grand Prize (one person) - HK$7800 (HK$2300 cash prize and HK$5500 GASCA Video Masterclass 2023 Scholarship )

1st Prize (one) - HK$4600 ( HK$1600 cash prize and HK$3000 GASCA video masterclass 2023 scholarship )

2nd Prize (one) - HK$2300 ( HK$780 cash prize and HK$1500 GASCA video master class 2023 scholarship )


Winners will receive a free electronic certificate with the participant's name printed on it.If you want to get a certificate/medal/trophy, an additional fee of HK$120 will be charged, and the mailed certificate, medal and trophy will not have the participant's name printed on it.Applicants are also required to pay the freight on delivery by SF Express.If you want to print the certificates, medals and trophies with the names of the contestants, you need to pay a handling fee of HK$300, and the production time will take 2-3 months.If you cannot wait, we do not recommend applying for an exclusive certificate/medal/trophy.

** Participants must fill in the name, email and phone number of the tutor/institution/school or education center for confirmation when registering; the name of the tutor/institution/school or education center will not be added after the results are announced

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Basic Policy

The Association (hereinafter referred to as "GASCA") recognizes the importance of personal information in business operations and attaches great importance to its protection.In order to thoroughly protect personal information, we will properly handle it in accordance with the GASCA Personal Information Protection Regulations (hereinafter referred to as "Personal Information Protection Regulations").

Content of personal information

Personal information is information about an individual, specifically information that can identify a specific individual, such as name, address, phone number, email address, etc.

Appropriate Information Collection

GASCA properly collects personal information.When collecting personal information, we will clarify the purpose of use and collect only necessary items.

Use of Personal Information

The personal information collected will be used only for the purpose specified in advance.Without my consent, we will not provide or disclose information to third parties beyond the scope of the purpose, except in cases based on laws and regulations and other situations stipulated by the personal information protection regulations.

Personal Information Management

The collected personal information will be strictly managed to prevent leakage, loss and tampering.In addition, personal information that is no longer required will be promptly discarded and deleted.

employee supervision

We will appropriately supervise our employees to ensure the secure management of personal information.

Disclosure of personal information, etc.

We will respond promptly to requests for disclosure of the purpose of use or disclosure of personal data held by that person.

All copyrights belong to GASCA.Unauthorized reproduction of articles and photos is prohibited.

Insurance:

It is the entrant's responsibility to purchase insurance to participate in the competition.This applies to health and injury insurance in the event of an accident, fire or theft while travelling and loss or damage to musical instruments or luggage.

Judges:

The competition will be judged by the judges commissioned by the competition organizer according to the scoring criteria.

The judges' decision is final and cannot be appealed.

The event organizer reserves the final right to interpret the general rules and regulations of the competition.

If there is any dispute over this event, the organizer reserves the right of final decision and no one shall object.

In the event of any conflict in the meaning of any translated version, the English version shall prevail.

Final venue:

Shinjuku Bunka Center (Small Hall) 

6 Chome-14-1 Shinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 160-0022, JAPAN