1st China-UK International Music Festival (2018) Student Package

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The Octagon at Queen Mary University of London

327 Mile End Road


E1 4NS

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Ⅰ. Introduction

In order to actively respond to the national spirit of “One Belt and One Road", Music at Queen Mary University of London and its Confucius Institute is delighted to support the Chinese Classical Instruments Studio (UK) to bring to life the first China-UK International Music Festival. The Festival will host concerts and music workshops to promote cultural cooperation and build stronger Sino-British cultural connections. The music festival includes music competitions, master lectures, concert and party. The juries and guests are all of high international reputation.

Ⅱ. Contents of the Music Festival

Date / Content / Venue

3rd Feb. 2018 Music competition The Octagon, QMUL

4th Feb. 2018 Concert The Octagon, QMUL

5th Feb. 2018 Chinese and western cultural exchange lectures, and party The Octagon, QMUL

Ⅲ. Competition Contents

a. Competition Categories

1、Vocal: Folk song, Bel Canto

2、Western Music: Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello, bass, flute, accordion, percussion and so on.

3、Chinese instrument music: Guqin, zither, pipa, erhu, dulcimer, Hulusi, flute, three-string fiddle, Ruan and percussion, etc.

b. Competition Groups

1. Professional groups (Conservatory of music and art schools)

1) Song Dynasty - Group A (under 14 years old)

2) Tang Dynasty - Group B (aged 15-18)

3) Han Dynasty - Group C (over 19 years old)

4) Qin Dynasty – Ensemble

2. Non-professional groups

1) Romantic - Group A (under 14 years old)

2) Classic - Group B (aged 15-18)

3) Renaissance - Group C (over 19 years old)

4) Medieval - Ensemble

c. Information for Participants

1、This competition is a free chosen song (5 minutes).

2、The judges and staff reserve the right to halt a performance if it exceeds time limits or fails to meet the competition's requirements, without affecting the performance of the competition.

3、All contestants must play from memory during the competition.

4、All contestants should wear a formal suit or costume during the competition.

5、The organising committee can provide instruments such as zither, dulcimer, bass, percussion, etc on request. A fee will be charged to the performer accordingly.

6、The organising committee may provide a piano accompanist for the players. A fee will be charged to the performer accordingly.

d. Competition Awards

1、Gold, silver, bronze, excellence award of the competition, expert guidance.

2、The excellent players would be recommend to a higher level international arts festival.

3、Teacher Award: Outstanding instructors will be awarded "International Outstanding Tutor Award" and their personal profile will be displayed on the official website of the festival, and the organisers will publish an exclusive interview.

IV. Concert & Awards Ceremony

The organizing committee will select among the winners and invite them to perform at the concert. The awards ceremony will take place in the concert.

Ⅴ. Master Lectures & Party

Opening lecture on the integration of Chinese and Western musical culture presented by Chinese and British musicians (completion's jury). Refreshments and drinks will be served.

VI. Juries & Guests

Professor Paul Max Edlin (Executive Chairman of CUIMF, Director of Music at QMUL, Artistic Director of Deal Music & Arts)

Nigel Clayton (Piano professor, Royal College of Music)

Michael Foyle (Violin professor, Royal Academy of Music)

Beibei Wang (Percussion virtuoso, Royal Academy of Music)

Xiaoxia Zhao (Guqin virtuoso, Central Conservatory of Music)

Chang Su (Guzheng virtuoso, Central Conservatory of Music)

Xinxin Song (Guzheng virtuoso, China Conservatory of Music)

Zhaorong Chen (Flute professor, China Conservatory of Music)

Dacan Chen (Erhu virtuoso, Shanghai Conservatory of Music)

Xiaolei Shi (Pipa virtuoso, Shanghai National Orchestra)

Haibo Qiao (Dizi virtuoso, Shanghai National Orchestra)

Shijie Rong (Vice professor, the Attached Middle School of China Conservatory of Music)

VII. Registration Method

Step 1: Finish the eventbrite registration

Step 2: Click on the website and fill in the form: http://cuimfapplicationform.mikecrm.com/x1JGNxO

Step 3: Send the following full set of information to the organizer's email: info@ccis-uk.com

1) Biography

2) One two-inch document photo and one photo in daily life

Notes: Alternatively, you can buy tickets of competition, concert&awards ceremony and lectures&party seperately. Following links below:

1. Competition


2. Concert & Awards Ceremony


3. Lectures & party


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