GASCA Japan Tokyo International Music Competition - Preliminary round
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Qualifications for finals:

Participants who score 80 points or more in the preliminary round will be qualified to enter the final round, and represent your region to Japan for the grand finale in August 2024!


Preliminary schedule:

The preliminary round will be conducted via video, and contestants are required to upload their entry videos, and the judges will evaluate their qualifications for the finals within three working days.

There are only two award levels for this preliminary round: 1. Advancement Honor Award (80 points or above) and 2. Merit Award (79 points or below). 
Participants who score 80 points or above will qualify for the finals, while those who score below 79 points will not advance to the finals.

The promotion results will be notified to the contestants via email three working days after they are uploaded. Contestants who qualify for the finals must complete the finals registration process and pay the finals entry fee before November 11.
Contestants who advance to the finals must go to the competition venue - Ushigome Tanori Concert Hall, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan, on December 2024-12, 24.
* Participants are not limited to nationalities, and the cost of traveling to Tokyo, Japan must be borne by the participants themselves, please note*


Preliminary prizes:

Advancement Honorable Mention (80 points or above): Participants who qualify for the finals will receive a certificate and a trophy.

Merit Award (79 points or below): Participants who fail to qualify for the finals will also receive a certificate and a trophy.
GASCA International Music Competition-Cultivating Talents Cash Award (Gold Award): A cash prize of HK$500 will be awarded to tutors who invite ten or more students.
GASCA International Music Competition-Cultivating Talents Cash Award (Silver Award):A cash prize of HK$250 will be awarded to tutors who invite five or more students.

*The winner will receive a free electronic certificate with the participant’s name printed on it. The entry fee does not include the trophy fee, please note*

Final Prize:

The overall winner (one person) will receive a cash prize of HK$2300 

The overall runner-up (one person) will receive a cash prize of HK$1600

The overall third runner-up (one person) will receive a cash prize of HK$780

*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 

*The bonus will be distributed in the form of VISA/MASTER global PREPAID GIFT CARD*

Preliminary competition schedule:

Preliminary Round 1 - Deadline for registration: 2024:7 on October 15, 23
Preliminary Round 1 - Deadline for uploading: October 2024, 7 16:23
Final venue: Ushigome Tanori Concert Hall, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan: December 2024-12, 24
* Participants are not limited to nationalities, and the cost of traveling to Tokyo, Japan must be borne by the participants themselves, please note*

Final venue:

Ushigome Tanori Concert Hall, Shinjuku-ku, Japan

 〒162-0833 15 Tansu-cho, Shinjuku-ku
15 Tansumachi, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 162-0833, Japan

Friends, mentors and family members of the contestants must purchase tickets if they want to watch the competition.Tickets for the competition are HK$150 and will be on sale on the official website in mid-July.Participants do not need to purchase tickets.There are 11 seats in the venue, there is no allocation of seats, and sales are on a first-come, first-served basis.

Competition registration steps:

Entry fee:

Preliminary round: HK$580
Final: HK$1980 (Early bird discount: HK$1584)

Early bird discount for the finals: Register for the finals before July 7 and enjoy a 31% discount! 
*Early bird discount does not apply to preliminary rounds, please note*

GASCA International Panel of Jury Member:

GASCA judges will make a comprehensive score based on the contestants' performance skills, interpretation style, musical sense and stage appeal.Each contestant will receive a score in each category, an overall score and the judges' comments.I hope that the contestants will be encouraged and have a better understanding of their own performance characteristics and skills.  

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.
Wind instrument categories: piccolo, flute, recorder, panpipe, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon, French horn
Competition category

GroupCategory出生 日期
Date of Birth
Performance time
Time Limit
Kindergarten Group C
Early Child-
Group C
Born in 2018-2020
1st Jan 2018- 31st Dec 2020
Within 2 minutes
2 min
Junior Group D
Junior-
Group D
Born in 2016-2017
1st Jan 2016- 31st Dec 2017
Within 3 minutes
3min
Medium Group – Group E
Junior-
Group E
Born in 2014-2015
1st Jan 2014- 31st Dec 2015
Within 3 minutes
3 min
High Group Group F
Junior-
Group F
Born in 2012-2013
1st Jan 2012- 31st Dec 2013
Within 4 minutes
4 min
Junior high school group G
Intermediate-
Group G
Born in 2009-2011
1st Jan 2009 - 31st Dec 2011
Within 4 minutes
4 min
High School Group H
Intermediate-
Group H
Born in 2006-2008
1st Jan 2006 - 31st Dec 2008
Within 5 minutes
5 min
Open Group J
open-
Group J
Born in 2005 or before
Date of Birth Before : 31st Dec 2005
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 2024, 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 song.You are free to apply for the same song or different songs in the preliminary round and the final round.
  • 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
Preliminary Awards:

There are only two award levels for this preliminary round: 1. Advancement Honor Award (80 points or above) and 2. Merit Award (79 points or below).

Participants who score 80 points or above will qualify for the finals, while those who score below 79 points will not advance to the finals.


Advancement Honorable Mention (80 points or above): Participants who qualify for the finals will receive a certificate and a trophy.

Merit Award (79 points or below): Participants who fail to qualify for the finals will also receive a 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.


Winners will receive a free electronic certificate with the contestant’s name printed on it.If you want to obtain a certificate/medal/trophy, an additional fee of HK$120 is required, and the mailed medal/trophy will not be printed with the participant's name.If you want to print the medal/trophy with the participant's name, you need to pay a handling fee of HK$300.Applicants are also required to pay the SF Express freight on their own.The production time takes 2-3 months.If you can’t wait, the association does not recommend applying for exclusive certificates/medals/trophies.

** 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

Final Awards:

each group: champion (one), awarded to the contestant with the corresponding highest score, will be awarded a certificate and a trophy.

runner up (one), awarded to the corresponding contestant with the second highest score, will receive a certificate and a pennant.

Second runner-up (one): Awarded to the corresponding contestant with the third highest score, one certificate and one pennant will be awarded.

Honor Award: The top XNUMX% of the contestants - will receive a certificate and a pennant.

Merit Award:The next XNUMX% of the participants - will receive a certificate and a pennant.

Outstanding Teacher Award, Tokyo Music Competition - Mentors of the top three winners in each group will be awarded a certificate and a trophy.

Japan Tokyo Music Competition-Cultivation Excellence Silver Award: If you invite five or more students, you will receive a bonus of HK$250 and a certificate.

Japan Tokyo Music Competition - Cultivation Excellence Gold Award: If you invite ten or more students, you will receive a bonus of HK$500 and a certificate.

Japan Tokyo Music Competition - Education Award: The school/education center invites ten or more students to participate in each group of competitions, and can get 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.


The award ceremony will be held after the competition, and the champion will receive a certificate and trophy. The runner-up, third runner-up, honor and merit awards will receive certificates and banners. The final registration fee includes certificates, trophies/banners. Please note that the trophies and banners received at the award ceremony are notwill notThe name of the winner is printed.


The Association provides an exclusive trophy upgrade service. If winners want to apply for a trophy with their own name printed on it, they can go to the official website to apply for the upgrade service after the competition.Please note that customized trophies are additional services, and the upgrade fee for customized trophies andNot includedIn the registration fee, the shipping fee will also be charged separately according to the local postal fee.

It takes 2-3 months to make cup upgrade service.If you can't wait, the association does not recommend applying for exclusive trophies.

** 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

Privacy Policy:

Privacy Policy:

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.